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Mona Lisa's Restaurant

428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
715-839-8969
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Ranked #1 of 199 restaurants in Eau Claire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been coming year for years and I've never been disappointed. There have been one or two times when I have ordered something and it wasn't necessarily my favorite taste, but it was still amazing quality. Seafood is delicious here, the steaks are delicious, and even the pizza is pretty darn good. I definitely recommend coming here!

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Andover, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

At at this restaurant at the suggestion of the young man at our hotel front desk., It was an awesome choice and I wish I lived closer to go back and try all the other items on the menu that also peaked my interest. Nice, cosy, romantic restaurant.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We used to live in Eau Claire so were very familiar with the atmosphere and quality of food. Of the many restaurants on Water Street, it's menu is head and shoulders the most imaginative of them all and the wine cellar is so extensive, there's an annual wine sale to clear out the cellars with all manner of vendors in... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant is located on a street famous for drunken college parties (at least that's what I recall from the early 80's!), so I was surprised to experience such a nice menu, staff and atmosphere. I really like a good pork chop but almost never order one at a restaurant because invariably they are so over cooked you can barely... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is by far the best food in town. Excellent wine selection and delicious food. The Calamari is a given every time I go....it's the best I've had anywhere. Great ambiance in an old building on Water Street. Go early and sip some wine on the couch with friends while waiting for your seat. No reservations, so it's usually a... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I thought I'd try Mona Lisa based on the great reviews but I was hugely disappointed. I was in the mood for either gnocchi or risotto but they only had one kind of each and both were chicken dishes, which is not what I want with either of those dishes. I went ahead and had the gnocchi and really disliked... More

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Copper Country, MI
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178 reviews 178 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

NIce atmosphere. Good wine list. Interesting appetizers. Pizza was not the best I've had, but I'd definitely go back and give some other entree a shot.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After an hour and a half wait to get seated on my birthday, a was treated to another hour long wait to get a very skimpy entree. Server had too many tables and barely stopped by. It was almost impossible to get my drink refilled. Not a great time

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

In the last couple years I have had the privilege to eat at some best Italian restaurants in Chicago,Los Angeles, San Francisco,Los Vegas,etc... So far I have never encountered a meal that even compares to Mona's tortellini Rockefeller! Hands down this single dish has made Mona's the standard in Italian cuisine! The staff is always friendly,professional,and always well groomed...The setting... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent Italian and Mediterranean dishes, nice size portions and a great relaxing artistic atmosphere.

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