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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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5156 Waring Rd, At Zion in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA 92120-2706
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

had a baby shower and ordered a 9 foot Italian sub, it was a big hit! Freshly made just the way we like it,we got the pasta salad too. This place is terrific!!!!

Thank winnie d
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Mona Lisa is a restaurant on one side and market/deli on the other. The market is terrific, love buying Italian supplies for great meals. They have great Hoagies to choose from. I like #8. Yummy

Thank DMF1058
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Fun place to pick up items to make dinner. We got pasta, fresh parmesean, bread, olive oil. You can also order items from restaurant for take out. Restaurant is in the back of the store.

Thank lew w
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

So so with fair food, adaquate service and modestly priced. Emphasis is on the phone in orders. Better choices within 3 miles but ok.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I cannot figure out the exact relation between Mona Lisa and cheese. Or pasta. Or canned tomatoes. But it is what it is: a somewhat Italian deli, crowded and stuffed with cold cuts made in San Francisco, Progresso soup made in the Heartland, overpriced pasta,...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant and a must visit each time we are in San Diego! The veal parmigiana is perfect; wish I could make it that good at home. We enjoy the deli as well and like to get sandwiches here before going to...More

Thank nlb714
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I work nearby and always get excellent food and fast service. I like the hot sandwiches and the pasta. You get super big portions and its all delicious.

Thank Mica723
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Mona Lisa, a family-owned restaurant on India Street in San Diego's Little Italy area. First time here. Was refereed by the Hotel Vyvant. Portions are large. Service was great and it was reasonable priced. We ate there twice while visiting San Diego.

Thank bmholderman
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Love the pizza here. Sub special is killer. Most of the wait staff is very friendly. Eat the lasagna always. Large portions.

Thank Bradley H
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Found this place by accident, but it is great. A little local hang-out with the feeling of a welcoming Italian family. Great pizza and affordable (and tasty) house wine. Very comfortable and great service. If I lived here, I would make dining here a weekly...More

Thank Darlene C
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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