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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (64 reviews)
“garlic bread” (29 reviews)
“salad” (67 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were craving food from a small locally owned place that was not just cajun or creole. We stopped and asked a local who was on the side of the road where he would recommend to eat given that description.....he told us Mona Lisa.....and he...More

Thank KristinalynRN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I lived in New Orleans I’d come here at least once a week so naturally I had to stop at my favorite pizza spot !

Thank Eaglesgypsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something that wasn’t New Orleans specific. Mona Lisa serves good Italian fare. We had the spaghetti & meatballs and the veal cutlet parmesan. Both came with a side salad and the side salads included a small slice of cheese pizza that was excellent....More

Thank Konadream
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the food in New Orleans and could eat Po Boys day and night, but sometimes, just sometimes you need a change. Mona Lisa offers that change. Good pasta and pizza, nice ambience, friendly wait staff, like a taste of Florence in the heart...More

Thank Lornbert
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Bruschetta was not fresh but still very good. Their house salad dressing is excellent. Prices on par with local prices. We will return.

Thank Joel S
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Although I enjoy me some cajun classics, we found ourselves with a craving for Italian. This place did not disappoint. Small little joint. Various paintings of Mona Lisa are found throughout the restaurant and even patron drawings create the menu - cute idea. We started...More

1  Thank ghosttourgal
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Had the Ziti while there. Others had the Veal Parmesan. All dishes were great. We were told a 30 minute wait, but we had a table in about 20 minutes. Fun server Kaya was very fun to work with. Go there is you are looking...More

Thank Malkavian99
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We came here on Saturday night because our favorite Italian/Creole restaurant was closed for vacation. We did have to wait outside for about 45 minutes to get a table but that's not unusual for a Saturday night in NOLA! We loved the atmosphere and the...More

Thank LawsonShannon E
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This place is great! Its not full of tourists (yet), they have decent food (only had the pizza so far and its very good), and the employees are friendly and not pretentious. Just get there before 6 or you will be waiting for a table;...More

Thank jenblue70
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is way down Royal Street. I kept thinking that we must have missed it, but eventually we got there. It is a small, intimate restaurant that smells heavenly as soon as you walk in. We had lasagna to die for! It is a laid...More

1  Thank Cheryl4831
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Questions & Answers
May 21, 2018|
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Response from mick1952 | Reviewed this property |
They serve alcohol but don't have a separate bar area !
Kathie C
June 6, 2015|
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Response from smsdes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do, but if you go to Yelp and check the posts and scroll down there is a copy of the menu! You can check it. Its not a fancy spot, but the food was made with love. I will go back on any trip to NOLA!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6746
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