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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” (60 reviews)
“garlic bread” (29 reviews)
“salad” (65 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Cheryl4831
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank diceman13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We arrived pretty early, around 6:00pm on a Friday night. We were lucky enough to get one of the last vacant tables. Service was great, food was awesome! I had the Pasta Bolognese and my wife had the Lasagna, each entree came with a side...More

Thank boarderbill2
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had a couple pizzas delivered to our location in the French Quarter. Pizza was just ok nothing really special about it.

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Read the rave reviews so decided to try it. Arrived. Busy. Got told 20 minute wait. Not a problem. Found the guy slightly sharp in manner but gave him benefit of the doubt. Watched him interact with other people who arrived and thought he was...More

2  Thank Simon V
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Really neat place. Mona Lisa paintings prints photos smiling at you. But the food! Awesome. Real Italian. Perfect pasta. Yummy pepperoni jalapeño pizza. Southern staff is sassy and very attractive. Order the moscato wine and it's cat on a hot tin roof. .with pizza. 4...More

Thank Perry Robbie K
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This place has all the versions of a Mona Lisa you can imagine. In all kinds of mediums from paint to sculpture. Lovely lighting that anyone can look good in. The food was so good. The staff super friendly. You need to see this place...More

Thank ManyBones
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22 May 2018|
Response from BigBooshy | Reviewed this property |
I don’t have anything. Not my restaurant.
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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