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Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian
4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
+1 941-377-6562
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

When you order a special of the day which in this case was ciopino, you would expect the shellfish to be open. My friends order arrived and contained three unopened mussels which means they were dead before they were cooked. When the owner, Marisa, was...More

3  Thank cologio
Reviewed 2 April 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find this quaint romantic Italian restaurant in the back of a small shopping plaza. This place was not easy to find, but after a mis-location by our GPS and walking down between two buildings, we found this lovely restaurant facing...More

2  Thank Leah C
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is a great little place - very inviting, warm & friendly. Everything was tasty! The house wines were good. The only drawback was that 2 people ordered the veal piccata, and the portions were VERY skimpy. As it was the only thing on the...More

2  Thank LWRFL
Reviewed 28 February 2015

First time to visit. Nice menu and friendly atmosphere. Food was good although not gourmet. I would go there again.

1  Thank littlewhitedog
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This place is HARD TO FIND. But once you know where it's at, you're sure to want to go back. I went there on the urgings of a friend and I was enchanted. The people are genuine and they CARE about you enjoying your evening....More

1  Thank WizardofSarasota
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We dined with another couple that had heard that Mona Lisa had wonderful Italian food. My husband and I both thought it was pretty mediocre. The service was a tad slow, although they apologized that they were busier than had expected to be this evening....More

2  Thank Pat E
Reviewed 4 February 2015

first went to Mona Lisa Back in 2012 when we lived in the Meadows and celebrated our 4 year anniversary it was wonderful. we had to move but ended up moving back and Marissa remembered us and took care of us again as always. The...More

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Family owned, these people go all out to please. This is a small restaurant with a great menu. All the fish are fresh (I know because they get it from the same market as do I). The pastas are made in house and they are...More

1  Thank BillS2011
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Wonderful Italian food, always consistent . We owned a restaurant in NY for 21 years & we dine out 5 nights a week now. This is by far our favorite place in Sarasota. Quaint setting , comfortable seating. Do yourself a favor and go and...More

Thank Mick W
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We have been to this site many times and the food is very special. The servers last nght need some more training as that part was a mess. The server forget the wine and the bus person may have been on drugs.

1  Thank phil B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-377-6562
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We are a 3rd generation family run establishment. Our cuisine is northern italian & some southern also. Our popular menu entrees features homemade pastas, fresh seafood, tender veal dishes and homemade desserts.
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