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Mona Lisa

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785 N Church St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-3616
+1 828-696-7858
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dine at Mona Lisa's Restaurant when I dine out. I (and others) regard me as a fine chef, and can appreciate a fine chef's repertoire and little individual "touches" to usual Italian fare. Being a native New Yorker, I've been spoiled by the finest restaurants imaginable, and having good friends who themselves are gourmet chefs there and New Jersey... More 

Thank Shirley G
columbia sc
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry to write that Mona Lisa, our favorite restaurant in Hendersonville, is headed in a bad direction. The last few times we have been there, the service has gotten increasingly poor. Most recently, both the service and the food left much to be desired. My entree, the timballo, was not nearly up to par, and maybe worst of all,... More 

2 Thank Patricia G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The owners are the chef and wait staff. Very friendly and welcoming when we have been there. Tight fit but worth it. The food has always been good for us. Never had their pizza. We live here so date means little.

Thank SSMolly
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I recently dined at this restaurant having had numerous friends recommend it as fabulous. It was not. Service was poor and the meatballs that I ordered with my pasta were no better than eating sawdust. I don't know if the restaurant was understaffed on the evening of my visit, contributing to our poor service, or if the chef had made... More 

3 Thank maura s
orlanocuocopazzo, Owner at Mona Lisa, responded to this review

Hello Maura, a couple points to ponder before we part: no, we are not understaffed. The cru that served that day is serving every day, no more people will be added to our staff. second, your "sawdust" is made of certified black angus 91/ 19, and NO, I didn't make any mistakes in seasoning them. So, now that your curiosity... More 

Bradford, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Traveling as a couple, we stopped and ordered the lobster/ shrimp ravioli in a vodka sauce-delicious! We will definitely frequent this restaurant whenever on the area.

Thank Lin17K
The Woodlands
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I did not expect or want a fancy restaurant, just a nice cozy, comfortable neighborhood restaurant with good service and great food for a reasonable price. That's what you get at Mona Lisa. Chef Franco met us at the door, showed us our table, and made sure what was on our plate was special. Atmosphere, nice, not fancy. Our server... More 

Thank George T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Best Italian Food I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Great spot to have a Great meal. From the red wine to the tasty Alfredo sauce, Franco and his staff are the best around. It was a treat to have walked in the door.

Thank Jaymoney3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I love a true Italian restaurant. Mona Lisa is great! I had the Veal Mona Lisa with the included side if pasta, and a Caesar salad. My wife had the timballo(lasagna). The sauce was fantastic, the capers in my sauce were very fresh! My wife said the timballo was very good also, with a lighter sauce. Our waitress was average,... More 

2 Thank Josh B
Ft. Lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up in an Italian restaurant so I'm very jaded when it comes to Italian cuisine. Mona Lisa rivals my godfathers restaurant. Marco, the owner, sources great veal. The Parmesan is wonderful. It's the best Italian for 200 miles.

1 Thank Dean D
Clemson, South Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Checked out Mona Lisa because it was recommended on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! The service was so friendly and attentive. We had the special of the night, lobster ravioli. My goodness, it was a taste of heaven! I would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to travel back to Hendersonville just to eat at Mona Lisa again.

Thank D S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 785 N Church St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-3616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-696-7858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?