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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 152
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Great find.

Great food at unbelievable prices! Plus The portions were massive. The service was incredibly friendly and they have us great advice not only about the food options, but also on what to check out in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
rjmac1983
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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313 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great food at unbelievable prices! Plus The portions were massive. The service was incredibly friendly and they have us great advice not only about the food options, but also on what to check out in the area.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a more local place but getting more tourists lately. The kids love all the Mona Lisa drawings from around the world. Great Italian food with very nice service. It's a bit small so be prepared to wait on a busy night or go early-no reservations.

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Dallas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You can find a lot of Mona Lisa's on the wall......very cool to look at! Food is wonderful! Salads, pizza or any dish, you can't go wrong. They don't take reservations, so try to miss the prime times. Great, friendly service!

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uk
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not fancy, but reasonably priced and very friendly (if SLOW) service. Wine in particular was a good price which was just as well as we had drunk quite a lot before they actually served any food (I think there was a problem on that evening - not sure this would be typical). Would certainly visit again. We went to quite... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mona lisa is a really nice quiet place not far from the craziness of Bourbon Street. The pizza was really good and the prices are not too bad either. The staff didn't seem very friendly but the service was good. We would definitely try it again.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I loved the atmosphere. Very tiny and cute! Waitress was great, as was the garlic bread! Wine selection was pretty good. The entree wasnt overwhelming, but we ordered vegetarian, which can muddle the picture. We did love the garlic bread, wine, salad, and the Tiramisu was the BEST we have ever eaten! We would totally return. We had the vegetable... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice quiet little Italian Resturant on Monday evening great food very filling and plenty to leave you extra food for leftovers. Nicely priced for amount of food.

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Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband, 15 year old daughter & myself decided we wanted something other than the normal New Orleans fare of food, we wanted Italian. Mona Lisa was an off the beaten path type of restaurant. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is quiet but you can bring children. Definitely enjoyed by our family. I highly recommend... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Always consistent!! We have dined here many times. The food is great, the staff go out of there way for you. If they have a wait, they send you to a funky corner bar and call you when your table is ready. We will be back for Jazz Fest!!

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Crete
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191 reviews 191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a super dinner in this characterful and cheerful Italian restaurant. The service was absolutely excellent and the food wonderful. The sauce on my dish of penne with Italian sausage and Cajun sauce was rich and complex, really really good. The menu is extremely good value for money and this also applies to the sensibly priced wine list. I... 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?