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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 522-6746
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Ranked #157 of 1,603 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed eating at the Mona Lisa! Great local place, delicious food, and fantastic service! My lasagna was super tasty and my partner really enjoyed his seafood pasta.

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We had our fill of the traditional NOLA fare and was looking forward to a nice, quiet pizza parlour. Mona Lisa fit the bill . . . the pizza and wine and window seat was the perfect combo as the sun set on this part of the city. Job well done and will visit again when we get the chance.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful lil hidden gem! The Chicken Alfredo was sooooo good I ate my leftovers for breakfast!!! Their Pizza is also great! Service and Atmosphere A++. We were a little tired of Creole this and that and turned to Trip Advisor for restaurant advice, so glad we checked it out.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were passing this and it is an unassuming little place, although was quite busy. Ordered pizza , pasta and their garlic bread. It was lovely. The GB was fantastic, good lasagne and pizza and a nice salad. Authentically Italian, with a twist. The waitress who served us was lovely too. All in all a great night.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I came here alone at 2pm on a Friday to wait until check in time for the place I was staying in a few blocks away. I loved it so much I came back with a friend that next Sunday evening. Both times I was seated immediately in front of the window. The first visit I ordered a small pizza,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Pasta was great, and I am super picky about my Italian food. We had fun looking at all the Mona Lisa drawings, and coloring our own. It was a nice place to go since 2 people in our group were not big Creole, and Cajun fans.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay and on both occasions were met with a friendly and efficient service with good tasty food. The portion sizes we found quite large and added to that a salad came as part of the entree. Right in the heart of the French quarter and highly recommended.

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Columbia, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We couldn't leave our hotel room (long story) and Mona Lisa came to our rescue! We had been in NOLA for a few days and we were tired of Cajun spices we wanted Italian! I ordered the lasagna and it was everything I wanted and more. I loved the pasta layer tasted so fresh! The lasagna was saucy and the... More

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Palm Springs, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We only had pizza, but they were delicious. Nice bottle of DaVinci chianti for only $19. Gracious hosts, good waiter, good time. We'd like to return for pasta, as I hear from locals it is very good. Fun to color the table covering with crayons while waiting for your food.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Owner does not represent the normal French Quarter superb hospitality at all. We have never experienced such unwelcoming and chastising place to eat. The food is not worth trying. There are a hundred other restaurants in the area.

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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 0 - 12
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

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