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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really neat place. Mona Lisa paintings prints photos smiling at you. But the food! Awesome. Real Italian. Perfect pasta. Yummy pepperoni jalapeño pizza. Southern staff is sassy and very attractive. Order the moscato wine and it's cat on a hot tin roof. .with pizza. 4...More

Thank Perry Robbie K
Reviewed yesterday

This place has all the versions of a Mona Lisa you can imagine. In all kinds of mediums from paint to sculpture. Lovely lighting that anyone can look good in. The food was so good. The staff super friendly. You need to see this place...More

Thank ManyBones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a charming and quaint little place. Found this pizza place as a last minute decision for dinner and were absolutely glad we did. Set in a quiet area of Royal St., this restaurant doesn’t open until 5 in the evening, but it was worth...More

Thank justmybit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mona Lisa, one of Farrell’s past wives is one of the greatest hidden heels in the quarter. You must go there everything on the menu is fantastic. You will love the spaghetti with The chefs big balls on it. Thus is where the locals go!

Thank 921clinth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant place, small and cozy, can be good for a solo dinner, a date, or a small group. Definitely worth the visit and service is good too.

Thank Ehab A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here on Saturday, March 3. They do not accept reservations, so get there early, there will be a line. Prices were suprisingly low and the food was good! Fast service!

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not able to find just a local pasta place with no major pretensions or basic food at less than $20+/plate. The closest we could was the Mona Lisa in the French Quarter. The linguine bolognese was tasty but not great. My wife found...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place a few blocks off of Bourbon Street. It is a pretty small place with interesting décor. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and good service but found the food to be very average.

Thank mick1952
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Tasty food and lots of ambience. Was sort of crowded when we went so got the feeling from the owner he was a bit stressed. After we were seated he seemed to warm up to our group and let us hang around until well after...More

Thank copejenney
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Most of the restaurants in the French Quarter seen to go in for spicy and more spicy. This a pleasant change from burn my palate food. The food is good and the portions ample. Try the garlic bread. It's just a short walk from our...More

Thank 551melm
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Kathie C
7 June 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
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6746
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