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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, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 165
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 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
Really Good Food!

We stayed in the French Quarter and needed a quick dinner before heading down to Bourbon. This place is down the way a bit and was an easy walk. Nice and quiet inside, it's decorated with various Mona Lisa paintings, which was fun. We got a spicy shrimp pasta dish (name escapes me) and chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stayed in the French Quarter and needed a quick dinner before heading down to Bourbon. This place is down the way a bit and was an easy walk. Nice and quiet inside, it's decorated with various Mona Lisa paintings, which was fun. We got a spicy shrimp pasta dish (name escapes me) and chicken paneen(?). Both were delicious. We'll... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited this restaurant last week and the garlic bread was excellent .We ordered the pizza which was a huge disappointment.The taste was good but it was not very authentic.Overall average and nothing to be missed.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The one man in there took care of everyone and had the best sarcastic and humorous attitude! We never felt rushed or ignored even though he had several other tables. The food was delicious and huge!! Cute little Italian place worth the visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family felt like Italian and we saw good reviews. We were looking at the menu in the shop's window and a lady walked by and said : I live two blocks away and eat here at least once a week. You'll like it". She was right. Huge portions. My wife has the largest Veal Parmesian and my daughter had... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We just happened to come upon this little restaurant on our last day in New Orleans. You have to look for the picture of Mona Lisa hanging over the door in order to notice that there is a small restaurant here. It's Italian and the linguine and meatballs were fantastic! Best I have had in a very long time. The... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to NOLA for our 10th anniversary and someone I chatted it up with had recommended Mona Lisa's. We had a lovely dinner there. Our waiter could have been a bit more friendly, but the food was still good! All of the busy-ness on the wall will definitely keep you interested until your food comes! I had lasagna and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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