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Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
+1 941-377-6562
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town visiting and wanted a nice Italian restaurant to bring the family to for a special dinner. We found it! Tucked away in a small shopping center it would have been easy to miss but so glad we didn't. The restaurant is...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten there once before and it was OK. We went back and they had the regular menu and a Savor Sarasota menu. Many of the same items on both menus. I ask for a beer and they said they are out of beer...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wait staff was rude and didn't provide even average service. Meals weren't served together. Chatted with other customers while our meals were half served. Stingy with bread. Salads were very mediocre. Waitress passed plates over one guys shoulder to other side of table. When we...More

1  Thank tbs15
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well, I don't know that it's the "best" in town because I haven't tried them all. What I do know is that there are almost as many veal dishes on the menu as there are tables ( it's a small ristorante). Seven delightfully inventive veal...More

Thank dcb1Florida
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came in few days ago after I read good reviews. I walked into the restaurant, when the hostess approached me and ask if I have a reservation. I told her I didn't, and I was told I can't have a table without it. The inside...More

1  Thank Dasi B
donniechef, Owner at Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

My wife and I are so sorry that we had to turn you away a few days ago. Our seating is very limited inside and outside. Those empty tables you saw were reserved well in advance. Each party of 2 to 4 persons usually take...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and I chose this restaurant for our Valentine Dinner... Living in The Meadows, Sarasota ... it's a real heirloom, a cosy, friendly and authentic Italian restaurant. The owners are such nice people and we were been served by their son who has this...More

Thank GatineauMarie
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to Mona Lisa's three times and have always had excellent meals. This time my wife had the Eggplant Special and loved it. I had the Lasagna and found it to be boring. Perhaps my fault for not ordering my typical Veal Saltimboca, which...More

1  Thank Waterlefe1
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Loved, loved, loved the antipasti, the pasta, the service, the quaintness and oh my the dessert! My husband and I had the meat sauce and it was wonderful! You could taste the boldness of the wine, the depth the bone marrow infused into the lush...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We've eaten here twice and were happy both times. Food is definitely authentic Italian and delicious. The restaurant is tucked away in a condo development behind the community pub and could be hard to find. Service is very timed; not too fast and not too...More

Thank NCactuary
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Everything was perfect, the seafood specials were outstanding. the Italian cheesecake for dessert was wonderful.

Thank Anita K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4989 Ringwood Mdw, Sarasota, FL 34235-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-377-6562
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We are a 3rd generation family run establishment. Our cuisine is northern italian & some southern also. Our popular menu entrees features homemade pastas, fresh seafood, tender veal dishes and homemade desserts.
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