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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
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Manitou Ave / Canon Ave
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Worst experience for new years!!! If you want to pay 120$ for 4 shrimp and a small lobster tail and a couple of pieces of fish BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE then please throw your money away. Food is mediocre at best and they ripped off the fontina fondue recipe from La Baguette. The staff was very rude and lied about the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First time at Mona Lisa's yesterday evening for New Years Eve. What a disappointing experience. I would like to mention our waiter was a delight. He was very nice, had a lot of energy and seemed to know what he was doing. The kitchen however, was another story. The first course was a Cesar salad that was server warm with... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Our waiter, Sam, was outstanding. Very informative, explained the process and menu and wine menu very well. We were there with a couple from out of town for a special meal. I would say the value for the meat is ok; we each got the Fondu for 2 which is 5 courses (I think) and we shared however I walked... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

First I want to say we are big fans of the Mona Lisa restaurant. We've always enjoyed our meal and the old world environment in Manitou Springs Co. One of the best aspects of the experienced is you are not rushed. A typical dinner can be 2 hrs and very relaxing with a unique venue and good service. However, a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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80 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We just had a cheese fondue- what's not to like about melted cheese? We are light eaters so one order was enough for both. Descent wine by the glass and a very cosy setting with a cluster of small rooms lit very nicely, and I'm a lighting snob. Very enjoyable. I'd return.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Mona Lisa Gourmet Cafe

Address: 733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
Phone Number: (719) 685-0277
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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