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Mona Lisa Restaurant

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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-6746
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must try when visiting the French Quater

We had a late lunch at the Mona Lisa on Sunday 9th August 2015. It's a lovely sanctuary just a few blocks from the very vibrant Bourbon Street (8 minute walk) located on Royal Street between Govenor Nicholls St and Barracks St. The food was lovely, keeping to the true Italian approach of good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Tara F
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a late lunch at the Mona Lisa on Sunday 9th August 2015. It's a lovely sanctuary just a few blocks from the very vibrant Bourbon Street (8 minute walk) located on Royal Street between Govenor Nicholls St and Barracks St. The food was lovely, keeping to the true Italian approach of good food not messed about with. We... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our hotel recommended Mona Lisa and we couldn't have been happier with the food, service and general friendly nature of the fellow diners. Paper tablecloths and crayons encourage everyone to create their own rendition of the Mona Lisa, some even make it to their walls. Reasonable prices and no wait on a Saturday night. This one is a great secret!

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chicago, illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a small restaurant with a fun, quirky atmosphere with the walls covered in diverse renderings of the famous portrait. A selection of guest doodles made on the white paper table covering also is on exhibit. The service is friendly and welcoming. The food is very good. We had the vegetarian lasagne and meat lasagna. Both were delicious and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Its a tiny place, but they accommodated a large party (11) for lunch with no compliant. I had the Meatball Sub which was a very large sandwich and was very good. Most of our party was very pleased with their food. the Pizza looked pretty good too.

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HARLINGEN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent little restaurant with great food a little out of the beaten path (Which was a good thing) with great service and right priced.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We passed this small eatery daily en route to shopping and walking in the Quarter. Like another reviewer, a dog walking neighbor highly recommended the place when she saw me perusing the menu. Prices were reasonable and food was excellent. Small, but I loved the atmosphere. Walls covered in Mona Lisas contributed by patrons. Our waitress was lovely and accommodating,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stayed in the French Quarter and needed a quick dinner before heading down to Bourbon. This place is down the way a bit and was an easy walk. Nice and quiet inside, it's decorated with various Mona Lisa paintings, which was fun. We got a spicy shrimp pasta dish (name escapes me) and chicken paneen(?). Both were delicious. We'll... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited this restaurant last week and the garlic bread was excellent .We ordered the pizza which was a huge disappointment.The taste was good but it was not very authentic.Overall average and nothing to be missed.

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Richmond, Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The one man in there took care of everyone and had the best sarcastic and humorous attitude! We never felt rushed or ignored even though he had several other tables. The food was delicious and huge!! Cute little Italian place worth the visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family felt like Italian and we saw good reviews. We were looking at the menu in the shop's window and a lady walked by and said : I live two blocks away and eat here at least once a week. You'll like it". She was right. Huge portions. My wife has the largest Veal Parmesian and my daughter had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 522-6746

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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