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Mona's Italian Restaurant

5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
+1 619-286-2242
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I called in to order a large pie for pick up..... I was put on hold, after 5 minutes I Hung up and went to Mona Lisa on India St. They were great.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times when it was call Mona Lisa. The same staff is here after the previous owners retired. Service and food are still great, and you will enjoy everything. There were 9 of us here last night. Everyone enjoyed their me....More

Thank zip98221
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Centrally located in Little Italy, this place can highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Their sandwich and soup combination is great value and tastes phenomenal. So go right ahead and try it for lunch.

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My wife, adult son and I ordered take-away. We had pizza, pasta with meatballs, calamari salad and Ceasar salad. The pizza was very good, the pasta was OK, the calamari salad was unpleasant and the Caesar was just OK. On picking up our food at...More

Thank murraygray69
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Food good and plentiful, friendly place to eat ,also seemed to be busy. staff great. Plenty of choice,not expenses to eat or drink.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Good lunch variety with decent prices, but average food. The chicken Parmigian sandwich was bland as was the chicken on the chicken cesar salad. The minestrone soup was good flavor. Recommend if on limited time in the area.

Thank Uandi23
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The pizza was loaded with tons of fresh toppings. The atmosphere and market are old school and enjoyable. It’s a nice break from the fady and clicky overpriced new places. Service was good, and we look forward to coming back!

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 28 November 2017

As a native to San Diego my go to place for all "Authentic Italian Food" is Little Italy and one of the best is "Mona Lisa" This is a family run business forever. Place does look a little dated but I do not go there...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Enjoyed our appetizers here. We were eating our way through Little Italy and this was our first stop. Great food, authentic Italian, great service and very helpful.

Thank travelblonde8412
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I would have given a 5, but our service was average at best... The food was flavorful and big portions. The market has some great Italian foods, wine, and deli. These kinds of places are what defines Little Italy, they could just brush up on...More

Thank ExploringViking96
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18 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-286-2242
  • E-mail
Located in the Allied Gardens neighborhood of San Diego, our authentic home style Italian food and restaurant is well known, elegant and delicious. Our dining room offers the perfect atmosphere for private parties while accommodating the more intimate dining experiences. Our menu is flexible and offers savory Italian favorites. At Mona's Italian Restaurant, we have everything from a la carte options to the very best in authentic home style Italian catering for large groups. Our low priced catering services offer a wide variety of foods and services for homes, offices, weddings and banquets. If you don't have time to dine in, we also have a takeout menu available with the same exquisite taste.
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