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Mona Lisa

#253 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2061 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-1721
+1 619-234-4893
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, Maryland
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant had been recommended to us by a local resident, we decided to try it, and boy we were pleasantly surprised, by the service, food and ambience. The Pizza was to die for, one of best I have had anywhere. The salad was also first rate along with the service. Prices very reasonable, when I return to SD and... More 

Thank Gaia0948
Pueblo, Colorado
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433 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Saturday market and ended up walking all through little Italy and wandered into this restaurant. We ended up going through there lunch express line. My husband had Alfredo pasta lunch. The lunch included a heaping plate of pasta, salad and bread. I had the Italian salami sandwich. Both of our meals were awesome. I would certainly... More 

Thank Kenmarsam
Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. There was no wait to be seated and my dinner came out quickly. As an added bonus, garlic bread was served with my meal and it was delicious! Very affordable.

Thank Melanie C
Springfield, OR
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I can't speak to the "authenticity" of the food's "Italian-ness", but I can tell you that it was tasty, portions were generous, the lady that served us was gracious, friendly and efficient. Then, after dinner, it was fun to go through the little "grocery store/meat market" next door...what a delightful assortment of products, many that we'd never seen/heard of before.... More 

Thank kennuf
Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I visited the market and took home their lasagna for dinner.It was great :tasty and huge enough for 2 meals. They have a good selection of wines also if you do not want to eat out. Apparently, they have a restaurant next door but I only went to the market.

Thank bonne306
Bethesda, Maryland
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The pasta and gluten free pizza were good, not great. The gluten free pizza was larger than I expected. If you are looking for Italian food you can probably do better but Mona Lisa did a decent lunch.

Thank jg1502
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with family from San Diego! Service watery god with the waiter being quite attentive. Cheese Ravioli was good and the sauce was fine, not sweet!!! Portion was excellent and the accompanying garlic bread was very tasty!!! Overall, a very good experience!! I would go back as I'd like to try the pizza!!

Thank Dennis C
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today with some co-workers and was pleasantly surprised. We all did the lunch express which meant we got to choose from 3 hot already prepared dishes, choice of soup or salad and a roll. All in all I had my food and sat down to eat in 3 minutes as there was no line. Two of us got... More 

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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Mona Lisa has every thing in Italian foods you could want, along with a great deli counter and sandwiches, home made take out like lasagna, cheeses, focaccia, olives. Man my mouth is watering. Staff, especially the deli guys are great. Nice wines, fresh veggies in small quantities. We combine shopping here with the Saturday morning Market

Thank DBKuper
St. Petersburg, Florida
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The food was about the best Italian food that I have ever enjoyed. It was just as good as I have had at the best Italian restaurants in Little Italy in Baltimore where I grew up. It was apparent that the pasta sauce was homemade: not at all bitter, but naturally sweet from cooking for long hours and not using... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2061 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-1721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-4893

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?