We are an American couple who live in Italy.
We reviewed this restaurant a few years ago, but thought it deserved an update. When we came to Italy, we thought it was all great. As the years pass we have become more discriminating in our taste and expectations. Although it is our favorite restaurant in town, it is also our favorite in Italy.
We are fortunate enough to do some traveling around Italy and the rest of Europe. Our goal in finding a restaurant in another town, is to have it compare favorably to Monna Lisa. We go to Rome and Florence often and have yet to find a restaurant that we find equal. We have certainly paid more and have often been disappointed. We have never had a bad dish at this restaurant. Every time we go, it seems better than the last. When we have visiting guests, a night at Monna Lisa's is a must. It is always a hit!
Weather permitting, sit outside in the old piazza. Watch the town go by and enjoy some of the best food you will find anywhere. Try the mussels or any of the anti pasta plates. They are generous and delicious. They use only the finest and freshest ingredients. I know that some restaurants will use some products from other countries that will be less expensive. Monna Lisa has a reputation of only using fresh local products. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to observe their deliveries and come to know members of the staff. We have only positive things to report.
This restaurant is a family business. They have a lot of pride in what they make and how it is served. The restaurant is always very clean and have never had the slightest reason to question their standards.
These are not only good restauranteurs, these are among the finest people you will have the opportunity to meet. They know a great deal about the history of Italian dishes in this area. I also trust his opinions on wines. His choice for your food will be the right choice for your food and will not be chosen for its price, I promise. This restaurant is a way of life for them. Not just a business. We are fortunate to know this restaurant for its quality of food, but also for the quality of the owners and staff.
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