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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 522-6746
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Ranked #159 of 1,602 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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115 reviews 115 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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lafayette
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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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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stumbled upon this restaurant whilst out looking for somewhere to eat one night, and am glad we found it. We didn't want anything fancy, and this little Italian was just what we were looking for. Staff were very friendly and food was good - it just serves pizza and pasta really, but food was all nice, and they even managed... More

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Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I just spent our 10th Anniversary in New Orleans. A local recommended this place to us and it was just perfect and so cute inside. I loved the Mona Lisa drawings that people had colored with the crayons they give you when you sit down. I ordered the fettuccine alfredo and my husband got the lasagna. So... More

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

LOVED this place! I had one of the artisan pizzas (the Spinach pizza), which was probably the best I've ever eaten. My fiance had the Baked Ziti and it was equally delicious. Service was fast and we loved the ambiance of the place - made for a nice romantic dinner!

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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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