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About Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
For an intimate dining experience in one of the most romantic establishments in Manitou Springs, visit Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant. The main dining area consists of several smaller dining sections that are all arranged to provide privacy. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant focuses on creating an upscale dining experience with a 4-course fondue dinner in a uniquely decorated and arranged space.
The first course consists of seasonal, garden or Caesar salad followed by a second course of cheese fondue served with artisanal bread and fresh fruits and vegetables. The third course contains various entrŽe platters such as seafood, wild game, vegetarian or traditional. The final course at Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is a dessert course with options like a flavored liqueur, flaming turtle, cookies and cream, salted caramel and more.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Manitou Ave / Canon Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday and Saturday nights we have Jazz/Acoustic Guitar. There is nothing like it in town!
Free Downtown Street Parking and a Public Lot less than 1 block away.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I decided to come here for a romantic dinner, as it was our first night out since our daughter was born. We thought the building was beautiful and loved the ambience. The food was good, but I do feel like it was too expensive for what you got. The table was very small, and there was barely enough room for the fondue and our plates. I guess the price is mostly for the "experience", but I would rather go to a different restaurant and pay 1/3 the price and not have to cook my own food. It was a nice dinner that I think was worth it to experience once, but probably not something we would do again.
Absolutely delicious! Especially enjoyed the "Swiss" style of cooking the meat on a grill instead of in hot oil or broth. Paid a little extra for brie cheese fondue and flaming turtle chocolate fondue, but it was well worth it! Liked that each diner can choose his/her own salad and meat assortment - only have to agree on the cheese and dessert choices! :) Portions were generous, fresh, and offered a varied assortment of dipping items and sauces. Can't wait to go back!
We loved the evening except for one thing. The seating chairs were the stackable conference/convention chairs? Ugly and uncomfortable. We looked around if the entire restuarant had these and saw about a dozen wooden slat chairs with no cushioning that looked more uncomfortable than the cheap cushioned ones we sat in all night. Otherwise, we had a wonderful dining experience.
We go to the Mona Lisa every year for our anniversary and this year was particularly great. We were seated at a table in a section called "love d's lane", it was so quiet and private. We also had Christine for a server and she was by far the most excellent and attentive server we have experienced at any restaurant. The Mona Lisa is our favorite special occasion spot and we recommend it to all of our friends and family!
As usual, the Mona Lisa made our anniversary special for the fourth time. We made the unfortunate mistake of trying the Melting Pot for one of our anniversaries, but they didn't hold a candle to the unique, romantic dining experience of the Mona Lisa. There isn't a bad choice to be made, so far be it for me to make any specific recommendations. I've heard people complain that fondue isn't filling - pish tosh! That said, we ordered the seafood main course for the first time this year, and I was surprised to see a single lobster tail for the two of us, especially for the premium price. I wonder if I'd get a half-tail were I dining alone? This is THE place to get fondue in Colorado.
We have been to other fondue restaurants found them loud and missing the romantic ambiance. The separate rooms in Mona Lisa ensure quiet intimate dining. Our server was wonderful she was bubbly and fun. She explained the options we had and thru out the dinner explained what she was doing and serving. The food was delicious and filling.
If we had favorites our server would bring extra. You are totally spoiled when you go here. They even accomodated us when we came early for our reservation.
Pricey but you get a lot for your $$. We had a super server, Kate, who went out of her way to make our evening enjoyable. Food was plentiful, came out in a timely fashion. Fondue is high-maintenance but Kate explained everything very patiently so we understood the options and how it all worked. Great for groups for sharing. Food kind of basic but very fresh and adequate portions. Sort of old-school ambiance. A good pick for a splurge out in Manitou Spgs (where not too many great restaurant options).
Mona Lisa is just what my husband and I needed after a long work week. Great view from the balcony, very comfortable, superb and fun service, excellent food (as always), and great wine. We appreciate the romantic atmosphere and not being bothered by little ones.
My husband and I were celebrating our 8th anniversary and wanted to do something we havent tried before so I looked online at the mona lisa fondue. The web site was helpful and looked romantic so I booked us a reservation. We showed up and were seated right away. The atmosphere was romantic. The waitress was very nice and helpful. The food was sooooo good. I did the wine pairing with the food. Each wine was paired with each course of the meal. We were very satisfied with the meal and service. At the end of the meal the waitress brought us a candle to blow out for our anniversary. We thought it was a nice thought.
While we enjoyed or meal and had good service we found our meal to be less than anticipated. Our salads were mediocre, and our entree a little lacking in flavor. Our cooking grill was smoking by the time it was removed from our table. Our potatoes were well seasoned but completely cold by the time our cheese was melted. Our dessert course was wonderful as was our wine pairing choices during the meal. Overall a good experience but not sure we will return.
My first time there and I was expecting outstanding ambiance and food based upon reviews and the website but was disappointed with what I found. I made a reservation so expected a nicer table but was seated at a tiny table that could barely fit the food, fondue pot, and drinks. Sitting across a tiny table that was overloaded with everything did not foster a romantic atmosphere between me and my date. I know it's winter in Colorado but having a space heater next to the table was tacky-didn't heat anything either. The salad wasn't that great, the appetizer course was great, the main course wasn't that tasty, and the dessert was average. Nothing stood out in a positive way-I'd recommend this place to nobody for the price I paid.
My wife and I have always enjoyed Mona Lisa, and were happy to encourage friends to join us, promising that their evening would be memorable. We were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent, and the server did everything necessary to keep us comfortable.
This was our second time going to The Mona Lisa, and, just like the first time, it was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating a late Valentine's Day and I had requested a secluded table, so we were seated in "Lovers' Lane", a dimly lit, romantic alcove. We ordered the Four Course Fondue-for-two with the New World cheese, the Traditional entree, and the Flaming Turtle. We had the Old World Cheese last time and we found that we prefer that one, but the New World was still wonderful. When the entree came, our waiter, Roy, explained how long to cook each selection and what the flavors of dipping sauces were. He also suggested grilling the dill pickle spears, and we did just that. Dinner was amazing!
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