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“Best Italian in Luton! Period!”
Review of Monna Lisa

Monna Lisa
Ranked #3 of 320 Restaurants in Luton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is by far one of the best Italian in and around Luton. It does help that the chef is actually Italian and knows how to prepare Italian cuisine. The restaurant has a small family run feel about it which makes it a very personal atmosphere. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and always go that extra mile to make you feel welcome. The food is on par with some of the best Italian food I've had in Rome, Tuscany and Venice. It's freshly prepared produce and the chef really takes pride in his food and it shows with what is served. I've celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and have on occasion called in advanced for special items that are not listed in the menu such as Lobster which the chef uses to make a delicious Linguini and mash potato dish. The menu is extremely varied and caters for many palettes. The fact that the dishes are freshly prepared means that if there's a dish you would like but don't like one of the items on the dish the chef and staff are happy to accommodate to your taste. This is real customer service. My wife is very fussy eater and doesn't eat meat. Every time she's ordered any kind of fish dish at the restaurant the fish is perfectly filleted and beautifully cooked. I have to also say that the steaks at this restaurant are of the best quality I've eaten. The meat melts in the mouth. Considering the price some other places charge for steak you really do get superb value for money at this place. I always recommend Monna Lisa to friends and co-workers and each of them that have visited the restaurant have really enjoyed the experience. Keep up the good work and we shall visit again soon.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

i have celebrated various family anniversaries in this fabulous restaurant, the staff are friendly the food is lovely especially the lobster dish, this is served with pasta and seafood in a lush sauce, but does need to be pre ordered but well worth every penny and going back for .. which i often do .. the only let down is with a big party it is a long time between courses, but then what do you expect with cooked to order foods.. so have plenty of time to relax and take in the flavours of each course, the homemeade minestrone soup again is a delight, no faults here go and excite your taste buds

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been visiting this restaurant for years and without exception it is the best Italian and perhaps restaurant overall in Luton. We have visited as a couple, larger groups , with elderly family and they always make an effort to be happy, smiling and unfailing polite. Excellent service , interaction with the staff, varied menu - always cooked fresh- and very happy to to oblige with items or dishes not listed if possible , or to help with specifics id required for health/medical reasons . They always go the extra mile ,really remember you and seem to genuinely appreciate your custom.

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1  Thank SUCOLuton
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is the best Italian I've ever been to. A true little gem in the heart of luton that shouldn't be missed.

The Restaurant is quite small but the food is freshly cooked and lovely. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Even my 'fussy' husband loves it here.

If you want a pizza then give this place a miss but for authentic Italian cuisine it's definitely worth trying.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile
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