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Mona Lisa Restaurant

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

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Not too shabby

The ambiance was eclectic. Various renditions/recreations of the Mona Lisa masterpiece all over. The food was good, not superb. The wine selection could have been better. But, there was no wait, the manager stopped by for a pleasant conversation. It was a comfortable experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Katherine S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The ambiance was eclectic. Various renditions/recreations of the Mona Lisa masterpiece all over. The food was good, not superb. The wine selection could have been better. But, there was no wait, the manager stopped by for a pleasant conversation. It was a comfortable experience.

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Rochester, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch on a whim and had a terrific time eating and talking to the staff. Generous portions of Italian fare prepared on-site and to your taste. Will definitely return!

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Mona Lisa on a Thursday evening. It is located on Royal street quite a few blocks away from the rest of the main activities. However, it is definitely worth the trip. It's a small location with a great atmosphere. We had salad, pizza and garlic bread. All were great as was the service. Great off-the-beaten path choice.

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Kamloops, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

First time in Nola, my friend and I checked this place out after craving Italian food and it was AWESOME!! Huge servings (enough for 2 meals/leftovers), great service and relaxed environment. Had the look and feel of a cute little authentic Italian place. Highly recommended if ever wanting Italian in New Orleans! The price is right and not expensive either!

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Highland, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I eat here every time I'm in NOLA. Some of the locals don't know about it, and here comes an out-of-towner and takes them there. Two friends turned me on to it about 4 years ago. They love the lasagna; I like everything! The place makes me smile...and laugh. A stoner Mona, a Lucy (Charlie Brown) Mona, a Jamaican Mona,... More 

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Aiken
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Group of us visiting NO for b'day and a second line parade that started right in front of the restaurant. They were so great about getting our food out in time and everything tasted great. It's known for pizza but none of us had pizza. The pasta dishes, and veal parmasean were wonderful.

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Kinder, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Their pizza and calzone have always been good when we go! We've been many times and always like it! Can't wait to go back...

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very good authentic Italian food. First time here, would definitely recommend it. Calzone = AWESOME !!! Spaghetti & Meatballs = AWESOME !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First time for us to eat at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Great food and portions to fill anyone. We left with to-go boxes, which were packed up for us by our server, Cassie. We got in late and they never made us rush in order to close. Love that you can draw a "Mona Lisa" yourself and... More 

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lafayette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The obniance is great. I'm a local and their pizza is very inconsistent. Sometimes the pizza crust is not done. The garlic bread is like a wiped noodle. I showed the waiter snd he picked up a piece and held it over his head while it was limp took a bit and informed me that is just the way it... More 

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Additional Information about Mona Lisa Restaurant

Address: 1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: (504) 522-6746
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD $12
Cuisine: Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean

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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: Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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