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Mona Lisa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
(504) 522-6746
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant after a recommendation from a waiter in Jackson Square. Best Italian food I've ever had...no joke! My husband had the Spaghetti Bolognese and I had the Paneed Veal and we just couldn't believe how good it was. Definitely a must on our next visit in April. Oh, I've read a few reviews about a snarky waiter. If... More 

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Kinder, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their pizza is the best! Their calzone is the best! I don't go to New Orleans without going to Mona Lisa!

Thank sav3367
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mona Lisa is a quaint restaurant at the far end of Royal street (New Orleans French Quarter) that offers reasonable priced Italian food. Its main standout feature is the various Mona Lisa paintings that adorn the walls of the restaurant - some of them provided by previous diners. Each table is presented with a (quite large) piece of drawing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cute little restaraunt off the beaten path. Perfect if you want a break from the traditional New Orleans cuisine. Pizza was tasty, a hefty crust and lots of toppings. The Alfredo pasta was delicious. Our daughter enjoyed drawing a Mona Lisa on the butcher paper table top. Very family friendly, attentive servers.

Thank Susan P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unpretentious little Italian. Food was excellent and portions large. Service excellent - even provided 2 band aids when requested (don't ask!). I think the crayons that were provided to draw on the tablecloths were for the children - but we all enjoyed our varying success at creating our own unique take on the Mona Lisa. a fab unpretentious restaurant... More 

Thank Ray W
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply AWESOME!! Stumbled upon this cozy little hidden gem in the Frenchman area. I had the meatball and pasta dish. Friends had scampi and the spicy pasta dish. All portions were VERY generous! We could have split dishes, but since we had a fridge in our room we took leftovers with us! The garlic bread is divine! House wine only... More 

Thank schwettina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location , close to B&B , Wonderful food and staff very efficient and pleasant. Good place to stop for lunch when not that busy, in the evening it get more crowded but the staff will always do their best to get you seats.

Thank peter s
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Pizza ...my favorite in the city! delicious pastas and caesar salad..great local place always a full house

Thank Jay D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this little gem while walking to find some good eats. The aroma of garlic, cheese and savory spices filled out the door and drew us in! The Mona Lisa pizza is amazing and everything was fresh and homemade! The staff is incredibly kind and attentive!

Thank Lauren T
Hannibal, Missouri
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The little Italian joint was a few blocks from our hotel. We went for a late evening dinner and it was EXCEPTIONAL. Our waiter made us feel like we were his only table in the place. He was friendly without being invasive. Just over all FANTASTIC!

Thank jennypabst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 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: (504) 522-6746

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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.