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Mona Lisa

353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-989-4917
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (93 reviews)
“antipasti” (25 reviews)
“caprese” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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1 - 10 of 553 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to eat if you are walking along Columbus and want some Italian food. The menu is huge - go with the servers recommendation. My food could have been less done, I️ had the chicken Parmesan and my wife had lasagne. Lots of...More

Thank gillyd123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop by Mona Lisa when we are in San Francisco. This time around I had the Chicken San Francisco. Excellent! Chicken breast in white wine sauce with olives and artichoke hearts with roasted potatoes and spinach. Of all the meals that I've had...More

Thank Carla J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a pizza to Little Italy and randomly selected this place. First impression was the staff that acted as if they were very stressed and there was a huge waiting line while the restaurant in fact was almost empty. The food was not...More

Thank Maarten V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant and its decor is interesting. The service was very good (Luca). Unfortuately the food is just average and very salty. Not very busy and one of the few restaurants you really don't need a reservation for (that should have been a clue).

Thank MikeLana2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Great family atmosphere. Mona Lisa is a family business with staff that treats you like you are part of their family. Excellent service, reasonable prices. I would recommend a visit when in San Francisco.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Mona Lisa, including the ambiance, our friendly waitress, the great food and wine, the complimentary appetizer plate she brought to our table, the reasonable price, and, did I mention, the great food. We would definitely return for another...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking to go for a Chinese meal at lunch and then we noticed this restaurant with a few people sitting near the front so decided to give it a go. I have to say that both my husband and myself were not disappointed....More

Thank Orient-fan-101
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised to read a few of the reviews on here. My Mrs and I came here and loved it. Mussels & clams as a starter is a MUST. Check it;-)

Thank Rdrusty1977
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I must say it's clear that the pasta is homemade. It was outstanding. However the sauce was bland and I expected more, though my husband loved his spaghetti. The server was an angry, aggressive brute of a man who had no sense of customer service....More

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went here as it was recommended by someone. Well it would appear you only get service if you speak Italian. The waiter did not converse with us at all, took 45 minutes to bring a glass of wine, but served the table next to us...More

1  Thank Debandcraighogan
Nearby
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-4917
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