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Mona Lisa Italian Foods Allied Gardens

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5156 Waring Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
+1 619-286-2242
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Rockford, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Nice curb appeal - looks 'authentic' Italian (and is, I suppose), or maybe 'traditional' is a better adjective. Interior decor is a bit dated, but again, that kind of adds to the 'traditional' feel. I guess the menu is a bit dated too. I was expecting something more 'fresh' and with some zing, but I was off-target for what Mona... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The lunch menu is pretty simple - just pasta, pizza, and sandwiches, but the sauces are superb. Everything is obviously prepared fresh. We can't wait to go back for dinner. The waitress told us the restaurant had just celebrated its 50th year at that location, and she was celebrating her 30th, having started there... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's as fresh as it gets. They cut the meat right in front of you . I ordered 2 to go and they were both fantastic. Busy place so parking may be a challenge but it's worth it. If you like Italian this is a stop to do.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Now I understand why they have been around so long: probably the best pizza in San Diego. Great salad. We've only done take-out, so can't really comment on ambience, but take-out service was perfect.

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Thank Richard P
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My husband loves the pizza. I'm not a pizza lover so I go for the pasta. It's tasty! The salads are great! Really good Italian food. It's a go to spot for birthdays and lil parties. Great family restaurant!!

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Thank Christy P
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you are around India street in downtown San Diego -Little Italy-, and you are hungry and want good food, quick and family priced go to Mona Lisa. It was great! I had the minestrone and then lasagna, both excellent!

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Thank Daniela P
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Order the pizza. Though a little pricey it's very good. They also have a great torpedo sandwich lunch special. It even comes with a drink.

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Thank 687joannea
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Mona Lisa in Allied Gardens, not to be confused by another pizzeria with the same name in Little Italy, is the best for a classic Italian pizza. This time we tried the White Pizza and it was incredible. There is a cute dining area, but I think most of their business is for pizza takeout.

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Thank Alfredo J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

had a baby shower and ordered a 9 foot Italian sub, it was a big hit! Freshly made just the way we like it,we got the pasta salad too. This place is terrific!!!!

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San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Mona Lisa is a restaurant on one side and market/deli on the other. The market is terrific, love buying Italian supplies for great meals. They have great Hoagies to choose from. I like #8. Yummy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5156 Waring Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-286-2242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?