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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” (35 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"
See reviews that mention special occasion
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"
See reviews that mention small rooms
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11 - 20 of 199 reviews

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
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I love fondue. But we had never heard of a fondue restaurant before so we were pretty excited to try out this one. Boy oh boy did they deliver! Yes the food is a bit on the pricey side but well worth...More

Thank Amber T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

First time fondue diner and I was skeptical. Remember this name- Calvin Carter! His level of service coupled with fresh, delicious, well prepared cuisine and suggested pairings of wine gave levels of satisfaction that remain unmeasured! Salad was Fresh! Brie cheese course on the mark!...More

Thank thomas m
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Located on the main drag in the heart of Manitou Springs is an historic three-story building that you could easily walk on past without the special knowledge that up the wooden stairs and inside is a hidden gem of a restaurant for very special occasions...More

Thank JohnHGregory
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal and our server Ian was great. Really unique menu and excellent service. Dessert was awesome and they even accepted our coupon for half off the second meal form our entrainment book. My fiance was so excited...

Thank dman8888
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

After two weeks on the road and eating at countless steakhouses, pizzerias, burger joints, hotels and fast food places, we were really getting tired of the same ol' same ol'. Boy are we glad we came across the Mona Lisa. My husband and our two...More

Thank mominmiami
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My son loves fondue restaurants, and we typically dine at the melting pot in our home town. While visiting Colorado Springs, we made a reservation for dinner at Mona Lisa. While different that the type of fondue we are accustomed to, we found Mona Lisa...More

Thank nataliems3
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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