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“Yay Fondue”

Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Manitou Ave / Canon Ave
Description: Award-winning romantic fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Manitou Springs. Voted "Best Wait Staff" (Gold) and "Best Fine Dining" (Bronze) and "Best Place for a Celebration," The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is locally owned by the same hosts for 22 years and is considered one of the charter members of Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant offers a rare, intimate dining experience where guests are invited to relax, linger, savor, and enjoy unrushed time together. Our signature 4-Course Fondue Dinner includes salad, cheese fondue, entree platter, and chocolate fondue. Unlike fondue in hot oil or broth, our entree platters feature table-top raclette grilling of delicious cuts of meat, seafood, sausages, and vegetables along with locally baked bread and fresh vegetables. We offer an extensive wine and beer menu including wine flight experiences in the dining room and happy hour in Mona's Cellar downstairs. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is listed among the most romantic restaurants in the Pikes Peak Region's and has also made the list of America's most romantic restaurants.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yay Fondue”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We went there for dinner on our wedding night and go back every year on our anniversary. It is expensive, but it is a wonderful setting for a romantic meal for two or an adult group of friends. Will continue to visit once a year.

  • Visited July 2012
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Colorado
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“good but expensive”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We decided to try Mona Lisa for our anniversary. I had a $15 coupon for the 4 course dinner that was about 80 total. Add in couple glasses wine , and upgrade an item at dinner and you are well over 100 even with the coupon. The cheese fondue was great to start out. When we went to the next course I read it was grilled at the table but I did not realize you do you own grilling. So for the price having to grill dinner was not a lot of fun. Our waiter was excellent checking on us and our drinks regularly. The dessert foundue was good.
The place is romantic and quiet for couples. The lighting is low . It is an experience but not sure if we will go back. For couples it is a nice place . I am not sure kids would enjoy it . They do have an age limit on children.

  • Visited September 2012
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Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love it but too much food!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

LOVED the meal but way too much food. Next time we'll go alacarte! One negative - I had to trade seats with my boyfriend as the light in the room was directly in my eyes whenever I looked across the table at him and was giving me a headache.

Visited August 2012
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Colorado City, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fondue Restaurant”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The restaurant was expensive and did not have much ambience. There was an air of days gone by because of the Victorian decor.

Visited February 2012
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Riverton, Wyoming
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242 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice experience- probably wouln't go back”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have never been to a fondue restaurant before so when our B& B host recommended it, I knew that we wanted to try it out. We didn't have a reservation, but they got us right in. Clean and friendly staff. Our waiter explained how each item was served and helped us with our selections to order. All the food was excellent. Having to cook our own meat was a little strange, but overall was an amazing experience. I would probably go back over and over again for the desert fondue, but would probably not go back for an entire meal. We had the oreo chocolate for our dessert, chosen by the 10 yr old, and it was SO GOOD!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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