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Mona Lisa Cucina

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9017 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646-3401
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Oxnard, California
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for the first time. It is very small and in a strip mall. We actually had to wait for a table that's how popular it is. We shared a Caesar salad (very good), and the Leonardo Di Vinci pizza also very good. Can't wait to go back and try some pasta for dinner.

Thank Karenfar93035
Park City, Utah
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

After several local referrals we settled on this spot. Tight and cramped and full of patrons was a good indication the food was worth the accommodations. All the staff was great . She recommended a white sauce and actually brought out a cup to sample it " let me have you give it a taste". The food was 9/10. everybody... More 

Thank Thorson H
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I went with a small group to celebrate a friends birthday.Seating is limited but worth a wait. We ordered a wood fired pizza for a starter to split among us.and it was outstanding! The entrees were equally great too. A little pricey but it's authentic and we were not dissapointed.

Thank Pamela M
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited my brother and his wife in Huntington Beach and they took us to Mona Lisa for dinner which is not too far from their home. It is a small cozy Italian Diner. It was interesting that we could see the chef cooking through the glass while we we were waiting for seating outside. The salad and the huge... More 

Thank nhatdang2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We heard about this spot and decided to break out of our normal circuit of restaurants which turned out to be a great move. A small, intimate little spot that doesn't take reservations but is often packed. An open kitchen, fresh, flavorful food, a terrific menu and consistent good service. The calamari was one of the best I've had. (so... More 

Thank MikefVegas
Chandler, Arizona
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

If you like pasta, you won't go wrong here. Everyone who ordered pasta was happy and the pizza looked good as well. Some other dishes were good but I would put the pasta and pizza above that from a personal tastebud point of view. Can't go wrong with the tiramisu so save a little room for dessert. Great staff!

Thank Joanne I
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I feel so bad saying this, but I would never come back. The food tasted so bad and plain and the service was horrific. We were one of the only people their and we still got bad service. Please trust me on this and go to Roman Cucina or Capone's if you want good Italian food. I'm so sad I... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I am visiting Fountain Valley and was getting my nails done when the gal next to me recommended Mona Lisa. I am not the type to take a random recommendation seeing as u am very difficult and hard to please, having said that the platinum fox (you remember him from my other reviews) said "let's try it". Well I am... More 

Thank SSJL3355
Huntington Beach
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Mona Lisa Restaurant, Huntington Beach is a small delightful place to eat. The food has such depth and flavor that you can't stop eat. Everything I've eaten has been delicious. My personal favorite is the Chicken Marsela with angel hair pasta. The staff are nice and friendly.

Thank Vivian Z
Long Beach, California
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502 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Debbie was our great server. She has a good sense of humor and is really fast. Mona Lisa only has about 8 tables and a very long bar. If you are going for dinner go early or late. We like to have lunch here because it isn't crowded. This time we ordered the pizza Margareta and it is crispy thin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9017 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646-3401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?