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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Affordable, convenient, friendly and good food. Good for couples and or families. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Danijo999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mona Lisa is just at the edge of the French Quarter, no reservations and small seating areas but big on taste. We had the tomato and onion salad that was a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella and olive salad (we held the onions)- fresh, crisp...More

Thank anna z
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a great, comfortable, relaxing restaurant. House wines were great. We recommend the eggplant Parmesan and the seafood linguine with clams. We had great service and enjoyed the decor.

Thank heidimarhan
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

They serve standard Italian fare, but love the theme. Many renditions on the famous Mona Lisa painting adorn the walls. Menus have children’s drawings of the famous picture on it. Food was good & ingredients were fresh. Two appetizers, four large entrees, beer & two...More

Thank cajungirl562018
Reviewed July 23, 2018

What a quaint little restaurant with amazing food and ambiance. Fun to check out all the different versions of the Mona Lisa

Reviewed July 20, 2018

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 July 9, 2018 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 July 1, 2018 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 June 23, 2018 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 June 18, 2018 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
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Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, 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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