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Mona Lisa's Restaurant

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428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
+1 715-839-8969
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and service!

My sister and I ate here for my birthday in the spur of the moment on a Thursday night and were seated right away. We ordered three appetizers and one entree. The food choices included: one order of their bread, one Olive platter, one date plate and potato gnocchii. We both enjoyed the bread and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
seewisconsin
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WI
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I ate here for my birthday in the spur of the moment on a Thursday night and were seated right away. We ordered three appetizers and one entree. The food choices included: one order of their bread, one Olive platter, one date plate and potato gnocchii. We both enjoyed the bread and the gnocchi, however the olives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Took my wife here for a pre-trip dinner. We started with a variety of olives plus baked feta cheese; the former offered a range of flavors and the latter was made more tasty by the crunchy bread. We split an unremarkable spring salad. She had the braised lamb which was a whole shank cooked to the fallling-off-the-bone state; tasty too... More 

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your choice in us for dinner and your review. Your patronage and feedback are greatly appreciated! I apologize for the sand that was present in your Fettuccine Rockefeller. We have discussed this matter with our Executive Chef. We do not offer decaffeinated Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, etc... we do not have decaffeinated Espresso beans and/or grounds, even though... More 

Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food is perfect and I love the atmosphere. Check out Stella Blues and The Livery too. They are connected but different experiences. All are fantastic!

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for your review. Hope to serve you soon! Join us all summer long for our "Tuesday Tastings". Every Tuesday from 6-8pm taste and sample great wines. 10-12 new wines added each week. Salud! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When it comes to a great night out this should make the top of your list. A truly great place to eat. This is not your typical burger, wings, and kids meal menu. Truly Chef inspired dishes, full of local flavors, and great wine list to compliment each choice. The bar is busy but kept separate for a great experience... More 

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for your review. We hope to serve you soon. Join us all summer long for our "Tuesday Tastings". Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm, taste and sample great wines. 10-12 new wines added each week. Salud! More 

Chippewa Falls
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband surprised me for our anniversary by taking us here, and I just have to say that it was the most delicious and authentic tasting Italian meal I have ever had in Wisconsin! The ambiance was intimate without being stuffy, and our waitress was very nice and accommodating. We really treated ourselves, enjoying everything from appetizers to dessert and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been going to Mona Lisa's for years, but last night was unbelievable in a bad way. Now granted they were busy, but our waiter Jovanni must have been part waiter and part cook, that would at least explain how slow he was. We were seated right away which was great and we had PLENTY of time to decide... More 

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

We apologize for your speed of service that you received from your waiter the evening you dined. Other than your waiter being slow, it seems, at least from your review that everything else about your experience was to your expectations? The owner was actually in Italy the night you visited the restaurant. This situation is a training issue. We have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We didn't anticipate this gem of a restaurant in a city the size of Eau Claire. Casual ambience but definitely upscale cuisine! Interesting combinations and variety to please any palate. Nice wine list (though a bit pricey on the wines). Will definitely revisit when we are back in this area.

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your choice in us for dinner. It would be a privilege to have you as our guest again. Come and visit soon. More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mona Lisa's is where we enjoy dining because the food is always fresh and of good quality. You can depend on good service. Lisa will greet you on most evenings and that indicates her desire for you to have an enjoyable dining experience. We enjoy taking visitors to Eau Claire to Mona Lisa's. They come away amazed about the food,... More 

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

"Best Italian Restaurant" well, we sure like to think so. Lol Thank you for your review. We are so honored to be able to serve you and your guests. We appreciate your feedback. We will look forward to the next time that we have you as our guest. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great restaurant for dates! The fireplace adds charm and warmth. The bourbon sea scallops and gnocchi dish are fantastic! The owner has great taste in wine and is always willing to recommend a wine to fit your style:) I have yet to be disappointed!

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Millbrook, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went on recommendations of locals despite the reviews here. I should have followed the reviews. The food was good, but not outstanding. For the price, the portions were a bit small. The salmon tasted like it had been frozen. This was in marked contrast to the salmon I had in a different restaurant in the area. The noise level... More 

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Charles W, Manager at Mona Lisa's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wayne, I'm sorry to hear that your experience was just, "Okay". Our Salmon is not frozen, it comes to us as fresh as we can possibly get considering we are land locked in Wisconsin. The salmon comes from the Faroe Islands near Norway. The salmon is farmed using the most sustainable and humane methods that are used in the industry... More 

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Additional Information about Mona Lisa's Restaurant

Address: 428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
Phone Number: +1 715-839-8969
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 715-839-8969

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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