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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (64 reviews)
“garlic bread” (29 reviews)
“salad” (66 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was great. Bruschetta was not fresh but still very good. Their house salad dressing is excellent. Prices on par with local prices. We will return.

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I enjoy me some cajun classics, we found ourselves with a craving for Italian. This place did not disappoint. Small little joint. Various paintings of Mona Lisa are found throughout the restaurant and even patron drawings create the menu - cute idea. We started...More

1  Thank ghosttourgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Ziti while there. Others had the Veal Parmesan. All dishes were great. We were told a 30 minute wait, but we had a table in about 20 minutes. Fun server Kaya was very fun to work with. Go there is you are looking...More

Thank Malkavian99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on Saturday night because our favorite Italian/Creole restaurant was closed for vacation. We did have to wait outside for about 45 minutes to get a table but that's not unusual for a Saturday night in NOLA! We loved the atmosphere and the...More

Thank LawsonShannon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! Its not full of tourists (yet), they have decent food (only had the pizza so far and its very good), and the employees are friendly and not pretentious. Just get there before 6 or you will be waiting for a table;...More

Thank jenblue70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is way down Royal Street. I kept thinking that we must have missed it, but eventually we got there. It is a small, intimate restaurant that smells heavenly as soon as you walk in. We had lasagna to die for! It is a laid...More

1  Thank Cheryl4831
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Food was ok, decor was the best part. The "cheesy bread" is actually just thin slices of cheese pizza. Waitress was highly unenthusiastic. The decor is all pictures of the Mona Lisa with different takes on the classic portrait. Every table has paper and crayons...More

Thank Kacey75
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I ordered the lasagna and a Caesar salad.It was $13.95 for both.That and 2 beers was just under $23.00 with tax.Great price for the FQ.It was not the best ever but it was good.Better than Irene's.

1  Thank diceman13
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had such a great dinner. I had fettuccini alfredo with chicken which was very good. It is decorated with tons of different Mona Lisa pictures and there are customer drawing of Mona Lisa posted around the wall. I would definitely go back on a...More

Thank TripleCat
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere is quaint, with unusual versions of the Mona Lisa painting on the walls. We were seated within minutes, and had our drinks orders in shortly after. With a request to never have our glasses empty, we ordered our meals. The meals were fantastic and...More

1  Thank Megan J
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21 May 2018|
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Response from mick1952 | Reviewed this property |
They serve alcohol but don't have a separate bar area !
Kathie C
7 June 2015|
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Response from smsdes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do, but if you go to Yelp and check the posts and scroll down there is a copy of the menu! You can check it. Its not a fancy spot, but the food was made with love. I will go back on any trip to NOLA!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 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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