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Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

4989 Ringwood Mdws, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
(941) 377-6562
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Ranked #68 of 844 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wonderful overall experience. I highly recommend sitting lakeside if the weather's nice. Marisa, who owns the restaurant with her husband is just a delight to speak with. She was our hostess and server for the evening. She was a wealth of info about the menu. I had one of the veal dishes and it was amazing! Everyone's dinner had really... More

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Sarasota, fl
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Whether you dine inside or out, the folks here are gracious. (We dined indoors, followed by cigars outdoors) ... perfect!! Limited seating .. book ahead!!

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great Italian food. The owners are friendly. He is the chef, she does everything else. The food is always very good. It is hidden in the Meadows and my GPS always misses it, and takes me back into residential areas. It is well worth the search. They take reservations which is a real plus. If you are there at the... More

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Bradenton, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I have visited Mona Lisa a few times in the past couple of months and the meals have been great. The restaurant was recommended by my wife's friend and co-worker. My wife claimed that the eggplant parmesean she had at Mona Lisa was the best she has ever had. It's not heavily battered and soaked in breadcrumbs.... More

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Clermont, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic Italian and seafood food . Like being back in NYC. My wife and I ate there last night WHAT a TREAT. We tried the Mozzarella and tomato Caprese appetizer, Fresh mozzarella with sliced roma tomatoes YUM YUM !! We decided to try the specials. My wife had the Chicken Roma ( Two chicken cutlets topped with Fried eggplant ,... More

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Friendswood, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a definite stopping place if you're in the area! It was such a wonderful dining experience: the staff (and owner!), the entrées, the dessert! Even though we were from out of state, we came back the second night! The staff was friendly and attentive, the food delicious (pasta with italian sausage and seafood pasta were what we tried),... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent restaurant in the Meadows Village. Great menu, soft ambiance, and terrific food! From appetizer to entrée to desert the choices couldn't be better. The large portions of food were delicious with an authentic Italian taste. Wine menu was extensive, served by the glass, liter or bottle. The also serve beer. You can't go wrong if you like Italian food.... More

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sarasota, Fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our neighbor recommended this restaurant to us a while ago so my husband and I decided to try it out for our anniversary. Our daughter was not feeling well so we decided to order in rather than leave her with a sitter. We ordered the gnocchi with meat sauce, veal italiano, and shrimp portofino that came with these homeade pasta... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Appetizer of wrapped cheese on bed of lettuce was excellent. Loved the gnocchi but Surprised the pasta was not fresh made---out of the box !!! The veal was superb !!!!!!! the nondescriped mixed salad of ice berg lettuce with thick overpowering dressing. the bread was terrible--what happen to crisp crunchy Italian bread?? the service was poor--had to ask for the... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have just dined for the umpteenth time at one of our favourite restaurants in Sarasota. Turned up on spec, no booking and Marissa, the Owner with her husband Don, seated us at a table for four. The restaurant, on a Wednesday, was heaving at about 7.45pm, and whilst we were there anguest 8 guests turned up, all without bookings... More

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Additional Information about Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

Address: 4989 Ringwood Mdws, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
Phone Number: (941) 377-6562
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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