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Mona Lisa's Restaurant

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428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
+1 715-839-8969
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I used to dine at this Water Street restaurant over 20 years ago back in the days when we were in college. Living in NYC the place has now become a fixture in our summer vacation when visiting family. The service is very friendly, you might even spot the owner mingling in with the staff and clear... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Mona's a number of times. Mona Lisa is one of the nicer restaurants in Eau Claire. On Water St. by the University. Establishment looks pleasing and inviting from the outside. If you did not know you were in EC, looking at the establishment from the street, you could be in NY, Chicago, wherever. They have a large... More 

3 Thank czechmate1000
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great find in hipsterized Eau Claire's Water Street District. Cool jazz plays against exposed brick interior at this upwardly relaxed place. A great Wine list with Many choices one doesn't normally see, and mostly reasonably priced for a restaurant. A humorous menu includes homage to Rhonda, the house-butchered swine pasta dish topping several other great options. Lots of other... More 

Thank mrdogpatch
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places in EC. Delicious food and a nice assortment of local food options. My only complaint Is that for a business with "support local" on their uniform shirts they have a stunningly limited selection of local beer. Lots of wine. But this IS Wisconsin.

Thank Ray L
Grand Forks, ND
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through Wisconsin we stopped for the night and asked the folks at the front desk where they would eat. Mona Lisa's was the response, which corresponded with the restaurant's top rating on Travel Advisor. The food and service was excellent, featuring local foods, craft beers and some local distilled spirits. Not sure they will have this on the menu... More 

Thank AzureFlow
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having only been to Mona's once in the 7 years I've lived here, I thought it deserved a second chance. Big mistake. It is even more over-priced and under-whelming than my first experience in 2009. Starting with the wine list...not a single Wine Spectator choice in the 90's and the priciest Cabernet was so moldy and overpowered in oak it... More 

1 Thank Airchef
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant really stands out from the other places in downtown Eau Claire. The overall experience and quality of food is much better than the places around it which seemed geared towards the college crowd. I had a salmon pasta dish that was excellent. Definitely more expensive than surrounding places, but still reasonable and a great place to take a... More 

1 Thank J h
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Always enjoy getting away to Mona's for a nice dinner with the husband or friends. A nice wine menu, appetizers, and great pasta. The unique offerings will make you hungry to come back for more. The atmosphere is great too. It's not loud or busy feeling.

1 Thank Yankee_Doodle_Do
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Bridge out but worth finding. Food excellent we had pasta and picked a Spanish wine that happened to be sampling while we were there.

1 Thank nobakie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

And so is the service!! I like the fact they use locally sourced ingredients and that the menu changes. Everything, from the appetizer to the dessert, is awesome! It is my favorite restaurant in the Eau Claire / Chippewa Falls area!

1 Thank Paula L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 715-839-8969

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?