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Italian, Pizza
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French Quarter
0.4 miles from French Quarter
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Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

Awesome!! Cheesy bread and Spinach Dip for appetizers. Excellent veal piccata and lasagna! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

I love this restaurant. It is very small and so close to the hotel I was in. The food is spectacular. I had the lemon caper chicken and it is divine!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

It may look like your average neighborhood pizza joint, but Mona Lisa Pizza is anything but! I stumbled in with my drunk friends on a Sunday night, and was immediately greeted by a mouthy staff member and incredible aroma of baking pizza. The restaurant was...filling up quickly, but we managed to snag a table. If there is a wait it will be worth it. During these COVID times please follow the rules of our city and request of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020

Old-school Italian done right in a small place with a welcoming vibe. I haven't been here in a while, but have been a fan since I moved to New Orleans over 25 years ago. I was moved to leave a review by a picture I...saw of the one-star review by the idiot who "won't be tracked or tested for this rona hoax" and their response. Now I love them even more. Any restaurant that isn't afraid to publicly shame idiots gets my love and my business. I'll be going back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 11, 2020

Best Italian in Town!! Everytime we're in the Quarters we stop in. Looking Forward to another visit NEAR FUTURE

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

The customer ruined our dining experience. Asked for his number and home location for tracking as required by law, he refused and called Coronavirus a hoax. WOW. Then he complained that they were out of spinach lasagna and about the pizza crust. Apparently that’s how...they roll in Pittsburgh.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Looking for mouthwatering Italian food with a nice old fashioned vibe complete with a million Mona Lisa pictures?! This is your place. This is our go to for Italian fare in New Orleans with portions so large we usually share an entree as well as...an appetizer. Every single bite is heaven! Usually always packed so you may have to wait for a spot. If you catch them on a super busy evening, you go across the street to the Golden Lantern for a quick drink and they’ll call you when they have a table for you! The ambience is everything and the owner is usually on deck to greet you. A million different Mona Lisa’s adorn the walls of the Mona Lisa. A very cool spot indeed. You will always leave with a smile.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 10, 2020

I've been going here since the 90s and the food is consistently great. There can be a bit of a wait when it's busy, but that's what happens when the food is this good. I REALLY appreciate them doing virus tracking by getting contact information...for customers. I want to know if I've been even marginally exposed, and they do that graciously and with a smile. Please Note: The one star review from people who wanted to ignore the 'rona hoax' only makes me love them more. Providing a community health service to the delusional can't be easy, but they try. Thanks, Mona Lisa!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2020

Excellent pizzas and salads in this small French Quarter restaurant. They had many other dishes that looked wonderful but we were with our young grandson and he needed pizza! The walls are quite entertaining and covered with all versions of the Mona Lisa. I will...definitely go back here - hope you will reopen. Your restaurant was a highlight of our trip!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 31, 2020

really good food. One of my local friends took me there so you must know its good if that is were the locals go

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Date of visit: February 2020
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March 6, 2019|
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Response from mightyoregon | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. It opens @ 5:00 PM and a line starts forming around 4:30 but it's worth waiting in line.
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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