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“Very enjoyable meal”
Review of Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
Ranked #198 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Reviewed August 24, 2013

There are many Italian restaurants to choose from in North Beach, but we were glad we picked this one. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the ceasar salad was also delicious.

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Thank ohanawine
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Was visiting San Fran from Miami and decided to go for an Italian lunch.
Went to north beach as I knew it was the Italian area, the restaurant is Italian owned.

Ordered a pasta dish which was below average and it tasted like it had the cheapest ground beef you could cook with.

My friend ordered pizza which was soaking wet in the middle, I was amazed as I watched him cover it with salt and pepper as he said it was dreadful. He ate around a quarter of it and couldn't tolerate anymore. The waiter didn't even ask us was the meal ok until we asked for the check, after we said no he laughed and asked if we wanted dessert. Obviously we said No.

Then as we were the leaving the owner asked was the food good, I replied NO. He said maybe next time then.

There certainly won't be a next time, I've had better food from fast food places.
The best part of the meal was the sparkling water.

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Thank deeproc
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our second visit in a year.

Great, fresh pasta. The sauce is wonderful. Service is superb, served by real Italianos.

Don't be afraid to split an order between you. We did that with our salad. The pasta serving we're gigundo.

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

take the big seafood plate for 41 dollars, enough for two!
and very good tasting.
The tables outside a little noisy... but normal a the Columbus av

Thank Egle V
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We purposely took the family to the Mona Lisa after eating there several years ago. As was the case the first time, the waiters went out of there way to make it an enjoyable evening. We were seated quickly and had two waiters at our table immediately. While the decor is not fancy, the restaurant makes you feel like you are sitting in the middle of Rome at a small family restaurant. The food was fabulous as always but the experience was the best part. We had three kids with us and the waiters went out of there way to make them feel welcome. We don't get to SF real often but the Mona Lisa is always a priority. There are many fancier restaurants but none better in making a family feel welcome. For SF, the prices are very reasonable. There is a bakery across the street called Stella's that has incredible Italian pastries. The waiter told us about that as well.

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Thank fritz f
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