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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped in the downstairs part of Mona Lisa's on a Sunday evening and were pleasantly surprised. The fondues were served already hot (both the cheese and chocolate) and there was very little waiting. The house wines were acceptable, and the serving sizes were more than enough for the two of us. The setting was quiet and... More

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Colorado Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Not a good experience. In no way worth the money. Portion size is really 1 inch x 1 inch cut pieces of meat (3) pieces; and you have to do the cooking. We were there over 4 hours. My bill for two was over $100. + The menus are very deceptive and the waitresses doesn't clearly explain what you will... More

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Monument, Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was on a mission to use our groupon., well, strange inside., deco dusty., and old., building well, not., wait service, poor., fondue good., but, the surrounding were not good at all., inspite of the food being good., we were the only one's in the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon., don't you think that is a little bit strange. With the... More

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Hays, Kansas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
49 helpful votes 49 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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