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Mona Lisa

353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-989-4917
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 15 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not sure where to start with this review. I have walked by this place for years. At the moment I’m thinking, what took you so long to go on chef? We came through the door on a night that I was sure we...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant in the italian quarter because we wanted to share a good moment in a typical restaurant. It seemed pretty good and people seemed great... at least at the beginning. They offered us a little starter (that was kind, we did appreciate...More

Thank Antoine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint and cozy restaurant, amazing food and service. We would highly recommend stopping here. About a 20 minute walk from Fishermen’s Wharf.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within walking distance of the Hilton Financial, Mona Lisa offers outdoor seating as well as seating where the entire window slides back to give you the feeling of sitting outdoors. The service is spot on, very nice wine selection. They brought bread and dipping...More

Thank Carylgb2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read some reviews and decided to stop in for a late lunch. We had a party of 8 including 2 toddlers and the waitstaff were very friendly and accommodating. Pizza was amazing, the crust was best ever. Try the Caesar Salad, it was...More

Thank Cometrod
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It might take you awhile to figure out what you want here, they have a very extensive menu. We decided on the cioppino and the chicken parm. Both were excellent choices. It is pretty expensive though, so just be aware. They are a pretty busy...More

Thank Kelsey F
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Cosy atmosphere, good service and extensive menu selection. The food was delicious and well presented.

Thank stat_inevitability
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

After checking out several Italian spots on Columbus in San Francisco, we decided on Mona Lisa. Must say that the owner, who very graciously greets all who walk by, is a very good cheerleader for his place! Ambiance is great, very quaint and inviting. We...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ate here on our last night in San Francisco. What a treat. Everything was outstanding. This restaurant is family owned and has a hands on approach--from the owner to every one who works there. The food was to die for. My wife had Chicken...More

Thank MikeyOrlando075
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended to us by a tour guide. He told us it was his favorite Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Although I can’t guarantee that (I’m not from San Francisco), I would have to say it was pretty darn good with a great...More

Thank Zach C
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-4917
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