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Mona Lisa Restaurant

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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-6746
Today
11:00 am - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Mardi Gras Dinner

Finished off Mardi Gras with a huge meal. Had to wait awhile for a table, but that was to be expected being Mardi Gras. The portions were large and the food was very good. I'm certain I left my camera on the table but no one turned it in to management.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Darren B
,
Slidell, Louisiana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Slidell, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Finished off Mardi Gras with a huge meal. Had to wait awhile for a table, but that was to be expected being Mardi Gras. The portions were large and the food was very good. I'm certain I left my camera on the table but no one turned it in to management.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I just came back from my very first trip to NOLA one that will be followed by many subsequent visits. The first night I arrived I had to meet up with my friend whom is the reason I ended up travelling down to NOLA. As I am an adventurous traveler I don't shy away from hitting the pavement with my... More 

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Temecula, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After all the fine dining and drink all over the Quarter during mardi Gras, we just wanted some comfort food and simple dining. We stayed on Royal street and realized we didnt make a reservation on Valentines day for the evening ( we had a fab lunch earlier), since we were heading to the Endymion parade. So after being invited... More 

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Southernmost Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went out to dinner with a small group while in NOLA on a business trip! One of the members of our group recommended Mona Lisa's since it would provide a taste of something different. Small, quaint little cafe, nothing fancy, but the food was excellent! Plus, al of the unique drawings of Mona Lisa make for interesting conversation while you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Everytime we go to New Orleans we have to go to Mona Lisa restaurant. The food is always great and service is friendly. We have had the pizza, several pasta dishes. It's all very good. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The drawings of Mona Lisa by the restaurant patrons was interesting. The ranged from kids’ crayon sketches to various styles of adult renditions. The pizza was okay, but not remarkable. If you have kids that like to draw, take them there and let them try their skill.

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Houston, TX
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was a great surprise. We needed a quick bite to eat on this side of the quarter and found it on Yelp. The food was priced very affordable, service was excellent, and the food tasted fresh and delicious. I had the cheese pizza with artichoke added (very good). My buddy ordered the Mona Lisa sandwich which came with a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visiting New Orleans we found this little place off the beaten path. We liked it so much we at the twice in four days for dinner. The pizza was great. Nice thin crust, good sauce and every topping you can imagine. The spaghetti and the eggplant Parmesan were even better than the pizza. Very nice atmosphere with interesting painting and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

No waiting, walk in table service, Excellent simple Italian fare and pizza. Good service. Unpretentious, very casual. No waiters with aprons.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Friends who have been going here for years took us for a nice dinner. I can see why they return. Our waitress was one of the friendliest we had in New Orleans (and we had a lot of friendly wait staff), and the food was great. They offered a nice variety of Italian dishes. I had a great salad, and... 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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?