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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Mona Lisa's

Mona Lisa's may be the best restaurant in Eau Claire. It has been awhile since I dined there, but the food selection and preparation was excellent. Unfortunately, parking is not that convenient (you have to pay to park in the lot across the street). The servers all seemed to be of college age (part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Patrice F
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I am never disappointed by the service or quality of food at Mona Lisa's. Don't let the fact that it is on Water St. deter you from stopping. While the location is known for drunk college kids, Mona Lisa's is a classy and relaxing departure from the college scene in the area. The patio out back is so lovely and... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We appreciate it. We look forward to serving you again. I invite you to check out our Tuesday Tastings. Taste and sample various wines and varietals from 6-8 pm. 10-12 NEW wines added each week. More 

Altoona
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mona Lisa's may be the best restaurant in Eau Claire. It has been awhile since I dined there, but the food selection and preparation was excellent. Unfortunately, parking is not that convenient (you have to pay to park in the lot across the street). The servers all seemed to be of college age (part time job/summer job) but they are... More 

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

Thank you for your review and patronage. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Wisconsin
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I derive great deal of enjoyment on all my visits to Mona Lisa's on Water Street in Eau Claire. Truly a breath of fresh air, from the menu, to the people and the back patio dining. A garden like space to enjoy on a dry summer evening with just enough shade to cool off the setting sun.... My party of... More 

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

Thank you for your review and patronage. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again. More 

WI
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
12 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 

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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: Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?