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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Best in EC

Still the best restaurant in eau claire. Has gotten a bit pricier which is why i dropped it to 4 stars. I was there on a tuesday and it was packed. Had the scallops which were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stuffed fresh figs were fabulous...as good as you would get anywhere. The Balsamic drizzled around the figs had to be at least 12 years old and was extremely sweet and tasty. Potted smoked salmon is smoked and brined in house(I asked), was served served with picked vegetables and was refreshingly excellent. I wanted to keep ordering from the appetizer menu... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Still the best restaurant in eau claire. Has gotten a bit pricier which is why i dropped it to 4 stars. I was there on a tuesday and it was packed. Had the scallops which were very good.

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

Thank you for your review. We look forward to the next time we are able to serve you. We will save you the best seat in town out in our garden patio. Enjoy wine tasting/sampling during our Tuesday Tastings. More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been here four times in the past six months. Each time is amazing. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed the bread appetizer. We have gotten the meat lovers pizza twice, and enjoy it. The 428 burger is pretty good. The mignon is amazing, though expensive. Staff is always very nice, place is clean, definitely will be back soon!

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

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate your review and patronage. Glad to hear that you enjoy our Meat Pizza and 428 Burger. They are favorites of mine as well. More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited tonight for the first time. We shared two small plates to start: the calamari dish and the roasted beet salad. The salad was a perfect blend of earthy beets, tart vinaigrette, creamy yogurt and rich sunflower seeds. The calamari was a little rich for my taste but my dining companion really liked it. For entrees, we had the red... More 

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

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

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Mona's is always a good place to go. Ate in the patio area which was a nice addition. There is a good beer selection and the waiter was beer knowledgeable. The Fettuccine Rockefeller was very good with the scallops. Not overly generous with the scallops though. The Caesar Salad pizza was OK. Would have been great but it was very... More 

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

WI
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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 

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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?