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Mona Lisa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had Mardi Gras Pasta, which was great. Service and price were excellent. Other food looked really good. We will be back.

Thank mark f
Berwick, ME
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had pizza and my friend had shrimp and sausage pasta. We both liked our meals and had much leftover (which reheated well the next day). Our waitress was excellent; engaging, attentive and efficient. We enjoyed our dining experience.

Thank CLNBerwick_ME
Bossier City, Louisiana
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice and quiet dining experience. There are Mona Lisa drawings and paintings over all the walls. Patrons are encouraged to drawn a Mona Lisa to be hung on the walls. The food was delicious as well as the service.

Thank Dixie2418
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by this restaurant a few times over the course of our stay and there was usually a crowd out front. We're both really bad at having to wait once we decide to eat--planning ahead so that we're not starving by the time we decide to eat would help this. I know. However on the last night of our... More 

Thank Nick H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

BOOM! Excellent service, ambience, Mona Lisa décor, and delicious food! Such a fun and cozy spot when in New Orleans...Watch out people because the portions are HUGE! I love looking at all the interpretations of Mona Lisa on the walls. We loved this little gem so much that we dined here two nights in a row!! The sweet owner came... More 

Thank Monalisassmile
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to go to Mona Lisa's in college in the mid-late 1980s-- value is not in the chessy decor (40-50 pictures of Mona Lisa--most of them bad renditions) but in the delicious Italian food at a low price-- it in the 80s entrees were $8-- I had their Italian sausage spagetti for $13 Dec 2016 -- The Lasauna is... More 

Thank RandallH
Taunton, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were stuck inside due to the heavy rain but these guys came as a blessing. Food was perfect and warm. Enjoyed. Recommended.

Thank Kalyanfortius
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly little Italian place in the quarter. A bit out of the way but that makes it intimate. Fantastic garlic bread and lasagna. Everything we had was good. Prices are very reasonable for the quarter. A local gem.

Thank BlacksheepJD
Magnolia Tx
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

A small little cosy italian restaurant that is warm and quiet. Staff are very knowledgeable and the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Wine selections are great and very affordable. Their mediterranean salad is superb!

Thank lin22014
Vancouver, Washington
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

As a Vegetrain i knew i was going to have a problem finding food in New Orleans but i didnt realize it'd be as hard as it was!! On our walk back to the Hotel we saw Mona Lisa's and thought 'i bet i could eat here!' Sure enough i could!! They had a great choice of pizzas and pastas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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
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: +1 504-522-6746

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