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Mother Pizzeria is a neighborhood restaurant from Kevin O’Donnell, Lauren Schaefer and Kyle Stamps located at the Shops at Long Wharf in downtown Newport. Named after the starter or "Mother" used in sourdough baking, the restaurant is a place to gather with family and friends and enjoy warm hospitality, food and drink in a casual and convivial atmosphere. At the heart of our menu is the pizza which is made from naturally fermented dough using local stone ground flour and baked in a Marra Forni Neapolitan-style pizza oven. 

The bar program at Mother features low intervention wines, craft beers, and Italian-centric cocktails. Sourcing both locally and small production whenever possible, the aim of the program is to offer familiarity with a bit of adventure. On the wine list, Pinot Grigio can be found in the form of a frizzante skin-contact wine and on the cocktail list, a spritz replaces Aperol with a red bitter made in Verona by a female sommelier. While the wines lean mostly Italian, the selection features producers from around the world, all by the glass, carafe and bottle. The beer list is seasonal and includes both local and imported styles in bottles, cans and draught.

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    partner & executive chef

    Kyle grew up in North Kingstown, RI. His family is from Newport so he spent a lot of time there growing up. His first job was at a local restaurant called Junction Pizzeria working under Chef Walter Slater. While there, Kyle decided to attend Johnson & Wales University and eventually took over …

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    partner & general manager

    Lauren grew up on Long Island and was fortunate enough to spend summers in Newport with family. Lauren moved to NYC to pursue a degree in photography from FIT along with a minor in shopping. She is a 21 year NYC veteran with a career spanning multiple industries. Her professional life started as a …

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    Born and raised in Rhode Island, Kevin got his feet wet in hospitality at a young age working in a variety of mom and pop spots throughout high school, gaining experience from dishwasher to pizza cook. It wasn’t until he graduated that he truly stepped into the restaurant industry. Under the …

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    head baker

    Emely grew up in New York, and her passion for baking began in grade school. Making treats for her classes and seeing the happiness it brought pushed her to continue. At 16, she began working in a Conti’s Bakery in the Bronx. There, she worked alongside many people who taught her what it take…

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    sous chef

    Rene is Haitian American from Long Island, New York. As a child, he loved being a helping hand in the kitchen with his family. He considered himself a strange kid growing up because he would always be watching the Food Network for pure enjoyment while his friends were watching typical kids shows. T…

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    service manager

    Born and raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Cailin first caught the restaurant bug when she was 4 years old and her parents opened a French-style bistro named Caylily’s in Wakefield. She spent most of her time after preschool sitting in the kitchen admiring her dad as he prepped for the night…

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    beverage director

    Born in Boston, Nate has spent most of his life in either Quincy or Dorchester, MA. After graduating from Northeastern in 2007 with a degree he had no interest in using, he took his first restaurant job at the age of 22 and for better or for worse quickly caught the hospitality bug. At the Beehive …


View Mother Pizzeria at 49 Long Wharf Mall,
Newport, RI 02840 on Google Maps

Call Mother Pizzeria by phone at 401-324-5500

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Dining Room

Monday - Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm


Monday - Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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Mother is located at The Shops at Long Wharf Mall. Parking is available and free for the first hour. Reservations are available through Resy and we hold a section of tables and the bar for walk-ins each day. Patio tables are weather dependent.


Mother can accommodate up to 20 guests in our dining room for a regular reservation. For groups of 21 or more, a full buyout of the restaurant is required. Please fill out the form below for availability and pricing.


Enjoy Mother Pizzeria outside of the restaurant. Large format pizzas, grinders, specialty salads and build your own sundaes! Click here to see our catering menu

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