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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 522-6746
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Ranked #150 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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238 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the best pizzas I've ever had. I had the carnivore pizza. It was so good and filling. Also had some of my sisters bread, that was delicious too. My sister got the mardi gras pasta. She said it was good, but I think she liked the pizza much more. I thought their pizza was the highlight of our... More

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Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a docent at the Beauregard-Keyes house as a local favorite. Boy was he right!!!! It is off the beaten path, more in the residential area of the French Quarter. It was nice and quiet and there was no wait. The service was outstanding for our large group. There were some yummy choices, so... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

When recently in New Orleans, we were asking locals about some of the lesser known places to dine. Almost everyone we asked told us about Mona Lisa, so we decided to try it. It was really good! This is a great little Italian restaurant in the French Quarter, that if you weren't looking for it, you may just walk right... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are lots of restaurants in the Quarter. Only a few stand out and this little gem is one of them. Good food at a fair price with super service. When you are tired of the non-sense on Bourbon and you want some nice Italian style food at a reasonable price with great service, THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Ft Worth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had the veal parm. It was soooo good! I can't wait to go back again! The waitress was very friendly and very attentive. The wine was amazing! Dessert was awesome too. Nice quiet place too. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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