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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 522-6746
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Ranked #147 of 1,612 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A place to start your evening without breaking the bank plus you don't need to dress up for it. Very basic Italian fare, pasta and pizzas in a funky, artsy atmosphere. A comfortable place to dine solo. The wine selection is very basic but I smile every time I think about this place and I keep going back.

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Durham, North Carolina
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wish I could get a “redo” on my lunch here … but not for the reason you may think. It was a rainy afternoon in the FQ and my husband was ready for lunch. I wasn’t quite as ready, but it certainly was about the traditional time for lunch … so we wandered in to the Mona Lisa. I... More

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Greenville
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I only ordered take out but the atmosphere of the restaurant seemed very positive. I was offered water while I waited. The lasagna was out of this world! It had to be a piece 5" x 5" and layered with cheese and sauce and meat. I make good lasagna, but this was excellent. They included a small slice of pizza... More

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Pleasant Hope
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is great authentic Italian cuisine. We ate there twice for dinner. It was absolutely delicious!!!!! Sauces for every order is made from scratch per order. It is never made in advance. As we were told, if you leave there hungry, its your own fault. Prices are completely reasonably for anyone.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this little restaurant as we walked around New Orleans. Great service, fabulous atmosphere and delicious food. I would definitely go back.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed not to far from this restuarant at a B&B and walked over for dinner one night. Very cute atmosphere and suprised our friend with an inprop dirty 30 dinner. The waiter went along with us and made it so eventful and fun! The food was great! We couldn't get enough of it! She loved the dinner and ever... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nice little restaurant with its own little vibe, Mona Lisa had some delicious pizza for the four of us. We were so full, we took desserts to go, which we enjoyed as much as the pizza. Our server was friendly and attentive, and all of the staff made us feel very welcome. I'll return to Mona Lisa next time we... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a hotel employee, and we were very pleased with it - so much so that we went there twice for dinner in a 6-night trip! Great service, great prices, and tasty food! Such a relief after having some unsatisfying meals!

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Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This little bistro didn't show up in my research in advance of arrival in NOLA, but more than one local recommended it to us and we were not disappointed. Italian fare - classic dishes, nothing fancy, but good quality - real butter and real lemon used in white sauces etc. If you are mainly eating local flavours (creole), this is... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A quiet little restaurant in a less hectic part of the French Quarter - excellent food, excellent service and very reasonable prices. Family friendly too. I had shrimp fra diavlo, and my wife had the spinach lasagna... bother were excellent. Even with wine and an appetizer, the entire meal, with tip, was under $75. Highly recommend you go here.

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