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La Mona Lisa

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| Vale Centeanes, Carvoeiro, Portugal
13:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian food made by an Italian family. Love the family run restaurant. I've had pasta and pizza both amazing :)

Thank Amy R
Portimao, Portugal
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this restaurant by mistake on a Saturday evening, having got lost in our directions. Welcomed at the door by the Italian door man and waiter and the Italian Chef. There was no one else in the restaurant and we thought perhaps we should leave. But we're glad we didnt. We ordered Pizza and Fillet, both of which... More 

Thank trudy G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a friendly family owned place with pizza to die for. It makes you want to come back again and again. Always a friendly greeting and a warm atmosphere. Great place to go if you have kids as they will be well taken care of, the spaghetti is yum (according to my daughter)! Ask for extra ruccola, Antonio grows it... More 

Thank veronica r
Birchington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family run Restaurant, Owner is Italian and makes the fresh Pizzas to order, spent 10 years in Isle of Man where one of his daughters was born. Menu is a reasonable price as are the drinks, staff friendly and cheerful and enjoy a joke as does the owner. Recommended.

Thank gerryoflynngo
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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 17 helpful votes
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
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
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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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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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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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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