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La Mona Lisa

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| Vale Centeanes, Carvoeiro, Portugal
13:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant three times in our two week stay in the Algarve - and loved the pizzas cooked in the proper pizza oven - the chicken Mona Lisa was also delicious ... the owners were friendly and attentive ..... won't hesitate to go back again when we are next in the area

Thank sunshinedivergirl
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Selected as we wanted a local meal close to The Pestana Palm Gardens Hotel and day at the beach. As it happened Wed night had live music and the only thing not to write home about! Food was great, lovely pizza and spaghetti bolognese for our boys while we chose cannelloni and calzone which were really nice. Food was well... More 

Thank Mark F
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went here twice to grab a quick takeaway after a long day walking along the cliff tops. Lovely pizza, authentic thin crust in a stone oven. The pasta dishes were also nice. Friendly owner and staff.

1 Thank Wazna
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Mona Lisa is on the way to Centeanes beach. It is run by a very friend Italian guy. This is not a pretentious restaurant but does great pizzas and pasta. They have a wood fired pizza oven and serve traditional thin pizzas. The garlic prawns to start with are divine. It is very reasonably priced and was probably the... More 

Thank linda077
Burnley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Visited as a couple for dinner and made a booking to ensure we had a table as we traveled 45 mins by car from Lagos. Restaurant was not busy. We last visited 2 years ago when we were last in this area of Portugal. Starter of bruschetta "crispy pizza base with tomato" was as memorable as every. Very disappointed to... More 

Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Been here many times now and have never been disappointed. Great authentic Italy pizza's, and pasta dishes. Will remain my 1st choice

Thank Kevyn G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Basic pizzas.. nice enough. But nothing to get excited about. Seemed expensive for what they were. Won't be rushing back.

Thank tonyjohnharris
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed close by so saved a taxi into Carvoerio but such a lovely place. So friendly compared to other Portuguese run restaurants - that's because Italian owned/ children brought up in IOM and they understand friendly service but bonus that food excellent and reasonably priced. House wine excellent - go for bottle - best value at €11. Tried both... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely food, great service, lovely family run restaurant. Reasonably priced menu and lots of choice for the freshly made pizzas Highly recommend the green lipped mussels as a starter. Wine list is fantastic. Thank you for a lovely evening

1 Thank jackieberry
ReviewWritter, Owner at La Mona Lisa, responded to this review

Thank you! we are so glad you had a lovely night with us! hopefully see you again! More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 5 in seek of a cozy place to have a wood-fired pizza. As we walked in, an Italian pizzaolo greeted us in the most warming manner, and this was just the start of our spectacular pizza tossing show! My aunt was the only one who did not have a pizza and had a wood-fired aubergine... More 

1 Thank gusocorredor
ReviewWritter, Owner at La Mona Lisa, responded to this review

oh thank you so much! what an amazing review! it really makes everything worth it when we read such lovely words from our customers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Vale Centeanes, Carvoeiro, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro

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