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Mona Lisa's Gelato & Cafe

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305 W Oakland Ave Ste 110, Behind the Mellow Mushroom, Johnson City, TN 37604-1650
+1 423-262-8357
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a Saturday run my friend and I stopped in here for lunch. The Thai noodle soup bowl with chicken was fantastic! And my friend loved the crab chowder. Then we had gelato which was amazing! I highly recommend the custard flavor.

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Thank southernsweetie2016
Elkins, West Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We get gelato every time that we are in the area. Very clean. Many different choices of gelato. Makes it hard to pick just one. As good as gelato that I had in Italy.

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Thank Carol M
Johnson City, Tennessee
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have recently relocated to North Eastern Tennessee and we love the area, but miss great Italian food. We have shared this sentiment with many we know and have found their feelings to be similar. Last weekend our waiter at another restaurant asked us if we would like dessert, and I asked for spumoni. He wanted to know what it... More 

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Thank Robert C
Asheville, North Carolina
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268 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hungry for ice cream in JC? Skip the local chain ice cream stores and head over to Mona Lisa's for outstanding housemade Italian gelato! They have a variety of different flavors to choose from. My Cherry Garcia gelato was better than Ben and Jerry's, with real sour cherries to accent the creamy gelato and dark chocolate bits.

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Thank Frank E
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Wow . Everything here is so good. Made in house and very fresh. The pimiento cheese on homeade ciabatta rolls are amazing. Spumoni Saturdays are my favorite. If your not familiar with spumoni stop in and get educated on the best tasting dessert around. You will never look at ice cream the same. Staff is super friendly. My wife had... More 

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Thank BRENDAN H
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I drive from Bristol for the sweet and delicious gelato, which I prefer over ice cream. Every flavor I have tried is delicious.

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Thank Chad B
tennessee
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Really enjoy the lunch menu - home made soups, great bread, and delicious sandwiches. It's very casual, order at the counter; and while waiting in line you can be tempted by the gelato - all made in house. The flavors change frequently and all I've tried are delicious. Regular patrons are rewarded with a free lunch after 10 visits. It's... More 

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Thank jannielb
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The ice cream flavors were tasteless. Sorry but we would rather eat dairy queens ice cream than yours. We did not finish the scoops that we picked.

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Thank jack_et_jill
Johnson City, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Delicious authentic gelato, homemade. Also serve small selection of good quality sandwiches, soups, salads. Friendly atmosphere.

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Thank kdtop2
Johnson City, Tennessee
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and I had lunch here for the first time, and I have to say the food was excellent! I had the Cuban panini, my husband had the brisket panini, and the beef barley soup. The soup came with a large piece of homemade bread. Everything was tasty and served hot and fresh. If I had any criticism it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Oakland Ave Ste 110, Behind the Mellow Mushroom, Johnson City, TN 37604-1650
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-262-8357
Description
Located in north Johnson City on W. Oakland Ave. (beside the Mellow Mushroom), Mona Lisa's Gelato is known for pleasing your sweet tooth as well as offering up a great selection of healthy and delicious food. Mona Lisa's Gelato & Cafe' is a little different. The first thing you'll notice when you walk in is the heavenly smells. Freshly baked Bread, Homemade Soups, Panini Sandwiches on the Grill and Gelato are immediately perceptible. When you visit Mona Lisa's, you will see a blackboard listing our soups, sandwiches and Specials of the Day. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, or stopping in with the family for some gelato, you will find the healthiest food you can eat when you are away from home!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?