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Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
+1 719-685-0277
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese fondue” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
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17:00 - 21:00All hours
Swiss, Wine Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We arrived about 30 minutes early for our reservation. Thought there would be an issue but we were brought right to a table. It was hot in there, it's an old building and it was hot outside so that may have effected the temperature inside...More

Thank Izzabella123
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience at Mona Lisa. We didn't have reservations, we went to the restaurant at 5 pm on a Tuesday evening. No issue, we were the only people in the restaurant for the first 2 courses. We did the wine pairings,...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious and our server was so professional and helpful. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!!

Thank sanderson79
Reviewed 24 May 2017

4 course meal set in a beautiful small town. Did not expect such service and great food. The wine parings were spot on. It was a bit pricey for my taste but you got to try new things.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I guess I don't get why fondue is so popular. My experience has been that fondue restaurants are overpriced and the food is so-so. Mona Lisa proved to fit the bill. This was a couple's meal, so I was willing to spend a little more,...More

1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

we visited on a quiet Monday evening with my parents to celebrate my son's graduation from high school. We were assigned to a nice semi-private room, which was good because it didn't make us feel like we were all alone in an empty restaurant. (it...More

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had wine & cheese fondue in their downstairs wine bar after taking the cog train to Pikes Peak. We were there during their happy hour, which offered discounted prices on both wine & fondue (downstairs only). It was a very romantic setting & we...More

Thank David10159
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Initially I was less than excited about fondue (visions of Velveeta fest) but it was hubby's birthday choice. I am a happy convert after visiting Mona Lisa! We opted for 4 course dinner: salad, cheese fondue, entree to grill at table, and dessert. Delicious food...More

1  Thank Robin S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's not quite as good as the Melting Pot, but very enjoyable. The cheese and chocolate were not quite as smooth, but still delicious! Our server, Cal, was awesome!!

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We weren't really hungry enough for dinner but since we were in the area we had to stop in since the TA reviews rave on this in Manitou. In all of our visits we hadn't had Mona Lisa's. It was great! We have had Melting...More

1  Thank adventurerstogether
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Matthew K
25 May 2017|
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Response from David10159 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so. I didn't see any in the downstairs wine bar I was in, but feel sure they are.
Kimberly G
10 May 2017|
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Response from CORINNE G | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code, it's very informal
16 October 2016|
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Response from Montyd72 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could navigate around his allergies if you inform the waitress. Obviously the severity of his allergies dictates how preventative you need to be. However, since it's not a sandwich place, I'd think it should be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
    (Manitou Ave / Canon Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-0277
  • E-mail
Award-winning romantic fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Manitou Springs. Voted "Best Wait Staff" (Gold) and "Best Fine Dining" (Bronze) and "Best Place for a Celebration," The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is locally owned by the same hosts for 22 years and is considered one of the charter members of Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant offers a rare, intimate dining experience where guests are invited to relax, linger, savor, and enjoy unrushed time together. Our signature 4-Course Fondue Dinner includes salad, cheese fondue, entree platter, and chocolate fondue. Unlike fondue in hot oil or broth, our entree platters feature table-top raclette grilling of delicious cuts of meat, seafood, sausages, and vegetables along with locally baked bread and fresh vegetables. We offer an extensive wine and beer menu including wine flight experiences in the dining room and happy hour in Mona's Cellar downstairs. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is listed among the most romantic restaurants in the Pikes Peak Region's and has also made the list of America's most romantic restaurants.
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