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Mona Lisa

785 N. Church St., Hendersonville, NC
828-696-7858
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Ranked #51 of 151 restaurants in Hendersonville
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Aiken, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant is in a little bit of an off beat location but is worth the hunt. The food was very good. It seemed to be filled with many locals which is always a good sign. Our daughter had recommended this place and it lived up to its reputation. The servings are very large. The people across from us had... More

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Tryon, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

About 6 weeks ago I responded to ad for a weekend hostess job here and Franko, owner and chef hired me to help out on fri and sat. I was so pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food is and there are so many regular customers that come in every week. So much so. That they know all the staff... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The service was terrible. We waited and waited for everything. The waitress could not cope and I don't think she had that many tables she may just be in the wrong job. We waited forever for everything and people coming after us were served before us so I do think it was the waitress. She was busy whining about how... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were taking my granddaughter to Camp and went to the Mona Lisa Restaurant the night before. The service could not have been better, and the food was exceptional. They serve real Italian food and we each had a dish that we loved. It's a happy and homey place and I would recommend it to every age.

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Flat rock, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I went to Mona Lisa yesterday for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Ravioli and it was more than I could eat. If you want Italian this is the place to go. Their food is much better than the typical chain restaurants, which I try to avoid. I look forward to visiting again.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I were in Hendersonville shopping, he has a taste for Italian, we look up Italian Restaurants in the area and that is how we found this GREAT Restaurant. Food is of top quality and fairly priced. Noodles, Sauces, Bread etc... all homemade at their Restaurant. We have returned twice and look forward to returning with friends. Staff... More

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orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

thank-you Judy-Terry, and I like to add that is becoming increasingly hard to find quality product, maybe because so many restaurant avoid them to keep prices down. We are still doing good because we are a two persons band: I run the kitchen and my girlfriend the dinning area. we both work 12 hours day. Comments like yours make worth... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

there are better options in hendersonville. prices are pretty high. some strange options on the menu. pizza is pretty good though.

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orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

Sure there are better options in Hendersonville, after all we are #35 or something like way after hot dog world but strange things on the menu?!? Did you actually tasted something beside chicken or pizza? and expensive?!? sure I can sell you a cheaper pizza, but there will be a different cheese brand and not the Grande we use. Sure... More

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I found this by chance when my companion was out of town. The location and buiding are something for "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." Over the past six weeks we have eaten here on the average of once a week. Chef and owner Franco is pleasant and competent. Server Tina is attentive and a delight. She is friendly but not overly... More

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orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

Grazie. You made my day. I pass to you my fortune cookies message from last night Chinese carry out : you will have a long and happy life. see you soon, ciao. More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Every time I have eaten there I go to my "happy place". I bet you all get that meaning!! While I have been to that place in many countries including Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Australia and more and nobody has anything on this quaint little secret in Hendersonville. Yummy!

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orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

What a nice and poetic writing. My happy place; My humble location is suddenly in higher ground in a dream inspired place. thank you. whish you a long and interesting life. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The chef/ proprietor is Abruzzi, as is my grandmother. Some great Italian cooks hail from this region as well as some nice wine. We visit Mona Lisa regularly. Great pasta, home made gnocchi, and pizza and a really great staff. Sandy always takes great care of us, my four year old daughters pizza hits the oven when we walk in... More

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orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

Thanks guys, I value your comment and you taking the time to write. Sandy and I always try our best and is nice to know some people appreciate enough to let us know. see you soon, ciao. More

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