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Mona Lisa Restaurant

1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (53 reviews)
“garlic bread” (25 reviews)
“salad” (40 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mona Lisa is located in the residential portion of the French Quarter in the 1300 block of Royal Street near the Esplanade. It is not known to the average NO tourist. I guess it is a local place. The meals are all individually prepared, so...More

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A quiet little Italian restaurant with the traditional checked table cloths. Just minutes away from the buzz of Burbon Street, and just right for those who want somewhere quiet to retreat too. The menu was traditional fare. For just $8.50 I ordered a Mediterranean salad...More

Thank Alistair G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family wanted to eat pasta one night during our stay in the French Quarter and we chose Mona Lisa and we were not disappointed at all. The pasta and pizza were excellent and the restaurant gave you that Italian atmosphere. Service was great.

Thank jdggcross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here while on a recent vacation to the French Quarter. The Mona Lisa restaurant is quaint place decorated with various Mona Lisa art prints on the walls. It has a traditional neighborhood Italian restaurant feel. We went on a Sunday night and had...More

Thank gutman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this quaint eatery in 2016 while on vacation with our young children. We enjoyed the lasagna and calzones and there wasn't a long wait for dinner so we decided to return again this year. We shared the chicken alfredo, garlic bread and...More

Thank Kim J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon we arrived NOLA, we went to Royal street looking for Mona Lisa rest. Being allergic to shellfish I searched online the menus knowing most of the restaurants in the city mostly serves crawfish and oyster. We were deceived that Tuesday when we noticed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We ate Creole/Cajun food nonstop because we did not know when we would be able to savor such delicious dishes again or schedule a return trip to NO. However, our last night we wanted something a little different. Our concierge recommened the Mona Lisa. It...More

Thank QueenTiff
Reviewed 7 May 2017

After five days of eating Cajun/Creole style food, we felt we needed a break and looked for an Italian restaurant. Mona Lisa came up and it was a nice leisurely stroll from all the chaos that is on Bourbon. It's location is great! Nice and...More

Thank heuster3
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely and quaint Italian restaurant on Royal Street in the French Quarter. We enjoyed the pizza and salad with garlic bread.

Thank singers5252
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stopped at Mona Lisa Restaurant for pizza and salad. The pizza was delicious but we had to wait quite a long time for our order. The restaurant itself is small, but very quaint and cute. This restaurant is well worth it if you are...More

Thank Victoria_E_2
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Kathie C
Do you have gluten free options for pasta and/or pizza?
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, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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