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Mona Lisa Gourmet Cafe

733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
(719) 685-0277
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Manitou Ave / Canon Ave
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English first
Hays, Kansas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We've been enticed by a fondue place before..."let's get the four course meal so we can try a little of everything!" We always end up regretting it and wishing we just went for chocolate. The entrees you grill yourself on a grill at your table; although this seems like a fun, novel idea, you only have one shot to make... More

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We always make a stop in the Mona whenever we travel to Colorado Springs. They have the biggest selection of wines I've experience and their fondues are delicious. If you go for dinner, upstairs is comfortable and semi-private rooms. We always get a cheese fondue (at least a half dozen choices of different cheeses) and a chocolate fondue (another splurge... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had made reservations for a special dinner at this spot. We had also secured a baby sitter for my 5 month old grandson. As happens in this part of the country, the mud slides had closed the road our sitter needed to travel. So we called the restaurant and asked about bringing the baby. They graciously told us to... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The whole experience at the Mona Lisa is so fun! The fondue, cooking your own food, and the wine pairings are to die for. Our server was very knowledgeable about wine pairings, and I discovered some new favorites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I visited for the first time July 2014, absolutely loved everything about the Mona Lisa. Great food, service, and atmosphere. A little pricy, but a great experience!

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Colorado Springs, CO
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Mona Lisa is a Fondue restaurant. The upstairs, or full restaurant, is large, with several floors to accommodate many guests. Their staff is friendly and the food is good. Not a big fan of the grill this restaurant uses for the main fondue course. Personally, I prefer the dipping pots with wine and seasoning and such. The cheese and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wandered into Mona Lisa on our first night of our Colorado vacation. They seated us on their balcony. Lovely view of the mountains and main street. Food was excellent. Server explained everything very well. Would go back next time we're out here.

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Houston, Texas
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95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The fondues were good. We did not have the 4 course meal, but opting for Greek fondue and chocolate fondue, and we split both. Our waiter, Bryan, was excellent in his wine choices for the fondues. The restaurant is divided into different rooms so the noise level was minimal.

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Dallas Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Mona Lisa was highly recommended by some people that we met but IMO, the layout is awful and the food was just OK. The place is chopped into a bunch of small rooms and gives the impression that you are just in a small room with a few other people. Bring down some walls and open the place up, as... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited the Mona Lisa on Saturday night for a girls night out, and we were quite impressed with the Wine Cellar portion of this establishment. We had no issues finding seats right at the wine bar, and were treated very well by the staff, who were all very educated on wine choices and made helpful recommendations for our fondue.... More

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