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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (61 reviews)
“garlic bread” (30 reviews)
“salad” (66 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a three day visit to New Orleans and somehow managed to find this authentic and excellent Italian restaurant. Just off the main popular area which made it all the better. Extremely relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Food superb and so very reasonably priced too. Staff...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem. Great menu and great food in a lovely setting. The menu provided a good choice the quality of the food was excellent and the service second to none. Definitely return next time we’re in town.

Thank PhilB2951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Listen folks, if you want some great Italian food, wine, and conversation, this is your spot! A little off the beaten path, but easy to find, Mona Lisa at 1212 Royal, was what we needed. A 15-20 minute wait was all it took. Our waitress,...More

Thank Roderic C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely wee authentic Italian place just slightly off the beaten track - popular but with quick turnover so we only had a reasonable wait of maybe 15minutes. We really enjoyed our meal and the staff were all really accommodating and friendly. A...More

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a fun atmosphere, lots of food for the price. It is where the locals eat. The service was excellent!! I would eat there again!

Thank Sarahforferrets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were asked for reservations We had none but he could take us in 15 mimutes. We had to wait outside in the poring rain. When I complained, he said, "do I look like i can control the weather?" I was angry but we stayed...More

Thank cynthia f
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Tiny establishment in the French Quarter. We picked the place bc it had good reviews. We walked in around 6:20. The gentleman at the door totally ignored us and continued talking to a lady he knew. When he finally acknowledged us, he explained there would...More

Thank Misha703
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little Italian restaurant the French quarter. The menu is quite small but perfectly formed with an variety of authentic dishes. Great range of drinks and competitively priced.

Thank awj
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I live nearby and Mona Lisa is a regular stop for me. I usually go for pizza take out, but I have enjoyed their lasagna and a glass of wine on a cool night around Mardi Gras. Service is friendly, although frequently busy on weekends....More

Thank Pallama
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Affordable, convenient, friendly and good food. Good for couples and or families. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Danijo999
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2018|
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Response from mick1952 | Reviewed this property |
They serve alcohol but don't have a separate bar area !
Kathie C
7 June 2015|
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Response from smsdes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do, but if you go to Yelp and check the posts and scroll down there is a copy of the menu! You can check it. Its not a fancy spot, but the food was made with love. I will go back on any trip to NOLA!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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