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Mona Lisa

353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-989-4917
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (80 reviews)
“antipasti” (26 reviews)
“caprese” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last night in San Francisco and we decided to venture to The Italian area for dinner. Walked past few restaurants and Mona Lisa looked busy (always good sign) and the menu suited us all, no persuasion from staff required! Yes agree it took a while...More

Thank astv76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service was poor to say the least. Manager was out on sidewalk hawking for business and say what a great place it was. They did have a large menu, but food was tasteless and disappointing. We watched him argue with another customer about an appetizer...More

Thank TravlerMary
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a Chinatown-North Beach walking tour. Pizza and wine at The Mona Lisa was included in the price of our tour. When we arrived, the place was very busy so we weren't surprised to wait 15 or 20 minutes to be seated....More

1  Thank joannepenny2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did research on Tripadvisor, and decided to stop here for lunch. Thought it might be a bit overrated as it appeared to be a very touristy restaurant. The staff were very friendly with exceptional service, we ordered pepperoni pizza and this vegetable soup, everything was...More

1  Thank Zenayz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat boisterous, elaborately decorated interior. Large menu, if you cant find something you want to eat here you must not like food. Had the veal marsala with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach. Seemed authentic, very satisfactory. Entree, one glass of wine, tax, and tip came...More

1  Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for the week in business, and headed here based on a recommendation of friend who had been years prior. I was staying at a hotel on Sutter, and decided to get my evening walk in and head over to try it...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another one of our North Beach favorites. Lots of old world charm on the inside with a very friendly staff. The owner is always there and checks to make sure everyone is happy. The raviolis are house made as, I think, are some of the...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy pizza in a most interesting restaurant that is a feast for the eyes. While waiting for your order, you won't be bored looking around at all the pictures, sculptures, and general hustle & bustle at this busy place. We shared a cheese pizza that...More

1  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were first here in 2001, and finally made it back to San Francisco and Mona Lisa this week. It's still good! The pesto was very bright and fresh, and the suppli were like ones we had in Rome. Luca was our waiter and he...More

1  Thank travelingdubfam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by with a friend on a weekend: We had an antipasti mix (Cold cuts, cheese, caprese, fried calamari) simply perfect. The calamari were tendere and perfectly cooked, not a given most of the times. We completed with a home made pasta Al Pescatore, with...More

1  Thank pgtestita
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-4917
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