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Mona Lisa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant & the staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the banter with the host & all of the food. Small quaint shop that turned out to be the best value for our $ in all of the Quarter.

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Thank SuavJules
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good thing we didn't have anything planned the evening we stopped by because the food took close to 45 mins to be served from the time we ordered. The food was good but not the greatest. The best thing about this restaurant was the decor; as you can surmise by the name, all the decor was Mona Lisa!

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Thank Nellie P
BUTTE MT
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177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service was great. The starter salad was terrific, very fresh and the bread was warm. I ordered Eggplant parmesan, one piece of the eggplant was perfect, but the other pieces had no parmesan and the marinara sauce was sorely lacking seasoning. My partner ordered veal, it was good, but again, the sauce was just so bland. Oversized... More 

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Thank NSGALBUTTEMT
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit here. This is a quiet, casual place you can have a conversation and a great meal. The portions were generous and our waitress was excellent. The Mardi. Gras Pasta was delicious. The prices were reasonable, especially for the area.

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Thank cathy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta orders come with salad and pizza bread!! delicious and satisfying food. They give you crayons to colour on paper table cloth

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Thank Patricia R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient to everywhere in the French Quarter, we tried Mona Lisa's because we wanted a place with vegetarian options. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Wine by the bottle and the glass at reasonable prices too. We had the vegetarian pizza. While it's hard to go wrong with melty cheese, the crust was quite good too, which really set it apart... More 

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Thank KellyOKane
Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had pizza again at this his store. The pizza was a 12 out of 10. Have had a little issue back a few visits ago. Almost always consistent, with very good staff!! A must do for the Quarter.

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Thank Shawn M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this gem! Folks are very kind qnd welcoming! We ordered a pizza and it was delicious! We will be back for sure!!

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Thank JJ E
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cute VERY small restaurant. There is no place to wait for a table except to stand outside. We were a party of five and had to split up in order to eat. We were perfectly willing to squeeze together at a table and the waiter was fine with it. But as we were getting settled the owner... More 

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Thank Steuby
Youngstown, Ohio
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing little secret in the French quarter. They have amazing Italian food and being Italian that says a lot. The garlic bread is out of this world. They are very family friendly and it's fun to draw on the table cloth and look at all the different Mona Lisa's.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6746

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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