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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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“pasta” (99 reviews)
“antipasti” (26 reviews)
“caprese” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. Great family atmosphere. Mona Lisa is a family business with staff that treats you like you are part of their family. Excellent service, reasonable prices. I would recommend a visit when in San Francisco.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Mona Lisa, including the ambiance, our friendly waitress, the great food and wine, the complimentary appetizer plate she brought to our table, the reasonable price, and, did I mention, the great food. We would definitely return for another...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to go for a Chinese meal at lunch and then we noticed this restaurant with a few people sitting near the front so decided to give it a go. I have to say that both my husband and myself were not disappointed....More

Thank Orient-fan-101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm surprised to read a few of the reviews on here. My Mrs and I came here and loved it. Mussels & clams as a starter is a MUST. Check it;-)

Thank Rdrusty1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must say it's clear that the pasta is homemade. It was outstanding. However the sauce was bland and I expected more, though my husband loved his spaghetti. The server was an angry, aggressive brute of a man who had no sense of customer service....More

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here as it was recommended by someone. Well it would appear you only get service if you speak Italian. The waiter did not converse with us at all, took 45 minutes to bring a glass of wine, but served the table next to us...More

1  Thank Debandcraighogan
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a very busy labour day weekend and the place was packed. There were even a coupl e eating in the open top fiat 500 on the road outside. Good mix of pasta dishes and pizza. It came quickly and was well cooked and...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Spur of the moment stop for an early dinner and enjoyed a good meal with great service. Our waiter introduced us to the perfect wine to go with our meal. I liked the interesting decor, and the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Vermonter201
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Very good Italian food, but you're going to pay for the fantastic food. There's a wide variety of vegetarian food, and seafood for us pescatarians.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Mona Lisa is located in North Beach, SF and it's quite convenient to walk to for tourists too. For vegetarians to find this kind of variety is quite rare. They have some 25 vegetarian pastas to offer which is amazing. I dined in with my...More

Thank Kushika
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

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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