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Mona Lisa Restaurant

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French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Steilcaoom, WA
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small space but the food smells fill it up beautifully. Chicken parm and chicken fettuccini Alfredo were delicious. The wait was long. Stay on the host/ess. Tables go unclaimed, people are,not rushed out of their seats. Great food worth the wait just be aware.

Thank mhh_hlstr
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice out of the way little restaurant at the end of Royal Street in a quiet neighborhood. Friendly service and tasty food. We tried the spaghetti and lasagna with salads and garlic bread. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy. Great place for a couples meal.

Thank Road T
Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the heart of the Quarter on Royal, in a very quiet neighborhood, is Mona Lisa. This store front is a very quaint local restaurant with good food frequented by locals. I usually get the pizza, and it is the bomb. I have never had a bad experience there. I have also had fetuccine alfredo with chicken, and it was... More 

Thank Shawn M
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cute as a button, old-time cozy restaurant. Ate here twice during our recent vacation and it pains me to say that neither meal was memorable (neither pizza nor sub). Both used the same dough and it seemed very sweet to me.... The meatball sub would have rocked on NOLA French bread!!! Should have had pasta!

Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Friday night....Easter weekend. It was packed so we waited outside with a few other couples for a table. Took about 15 minutes. Sure, the wait was a little longer for our food and drinks than the first time but the poor waitress was doing her very best to keep up with a very packed restaurant. Food... More 

Thank katiebugggggggg
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a small pizza and was told it would take 20 minutes. 35 minutes later, it still had not arrived. No apology. Sorry, list my business.

Thank Joseph B
State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect to find good Italian but we did. The garlic bread is delicious. My husband had the veal parm but beware that the marinara sauce is a bit spicy. The seafood pasta was tasty but a bit greasy.

Thank Jaclyn O
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been several times and never had a bad meal. The pizza is the best, but even more I love the desserts. The atmosphere is really nice with soft lighting, and the staff has always been pleasant and attentive. I would definitely recommend it. It will get you off the beaten path (in a safe way), and is a good... More 

Thank jevette
Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the alfredo pasta and was a little surprised to find pepper seeds in my dish, the menu didn't list anything about it being spicy. My fiancé got the spicy creole pasta and said it made his face burn, but he said it was excellent. The décor is entertaining to say the least and if you're looking for some... More 

Thank Nicole6510
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I wanted some eggplant parm so we decided to check out Mona Lisa. There are Mona Lisa portraits all over the place which I greatly enjoyed! We decided to split the parm and good thing because the portion was HUGE! Side of bread sticks too and we were in good shape.

Thank kwthurst

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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