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Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
+1 719-685-0277
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese fondue” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Swiss, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
1. Romantic place to celebrate
"added that amazing touch for our anniversary dinner"
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2. Fine dining in unique setting
" The four course meal with wine pairing was extraordinary."
Dennis W
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3. Award-winning wait staff
"Professional wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive"
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11 - 20 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 11 January 2018

My husband and I always look forward to the chance to dine at Mona Lisa! It is a special place with a great staff, romantic atmosphere, and scrumptious food! We always order a bottle of wine, sip, catch up, and enjoy our meal! Don't forget...More

Thank heardcrew
Jeff K, Owner at Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi HeardCrew, Thank you so much for those nice words. I'm glad you have made us your special place and we look forward to your next occasion. See you soon! Jeff

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Rude staff, small portions, inferior cuts of meat, bland seasoning, cramped tables, extension cords for the tabletop pots and grills running everywhere for guests to trip over. I don't recommend it and won't be going back, too many better options for a nice dinner available.

Thank J S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had a girls night with my daughter as she loves fondue. I have eaten here in the past, so I knew what to expect. Our server was very friendly and helped us with our menu choices. We shared the Swiss and Cheddar cheese fondue as...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We went there to have a fondue experience, since I am Swiss and grew up with fondue....but what a failure! The cheese fondue was nothing to write home about, and very little of it. We then were brought the next "fondue", but actually it was...More

1  Thank cbcos
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My wife stopped by Mona Lisa's for some Old World Fondue and a couple of glassesof wine. Excellent pairing of red wine and hot cheese! This a must do event with your sweetheart and don't forget the Chocolate!

Thank DanfromColorado
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Let me just start with..the meal was really delicious. The classic cheese fondue was amazing. For the entrée I got the traditional and my husband did the wild game. This was my first experience in a fondue restaurant and it really wasn't what I was...More

Thank jessicasd23
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Highly recommended for couples! The pre-fix meal and quality was excellent. Checkout the downstairs wine bar also!

Thank HuleHule
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We went there to celebrate my birthday and my aunt and uncle's anniversary. Our waiter treated us as though we were the only people in the restaurant without hovering annoyingly. A couple of tips: this is all about the experience. Plan several hours and linger....More

Thank Melody D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Boy you sure don't get much for what you pay. I ordered the wind game plate and probably ended up with maybe 4 oz of meat and a few assorted vegetables. The meat wasn't seasoned either. I guess the best part of the 43 dollars...More

Thank Seige J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went and spent $110 without tip. 4 fondues, no meat. After reading reviews here and other sites, I knew to order my own fondue since they said there was hardly any cheese. They were right. We each got a cheese fondue FOR TWO. I...More

Thank Sienna M
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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