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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.

733 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Manitou Ave / Canon Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 685-0277

Website:
http://www.monalisafondue.com/

Entertainment:
Friday and Saturday nights we have Jazz/Acoustic Guitar. There is nothing like it in town!

Parking Details:
Free Downtown Street Parking and a Public Lot less than 1 block away.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.5

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4.3

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2013

The food, the service, and the ambience were just amazing! There were four of us and the hardest part was choosing our cheese and chocolate options. We wanted them all!!! The ones we picked were awesome. Definitely, we will go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Staff was excellent. Food just OK. A bit pricey for what you get. Dessert was the best course without question. Neat place and something you should try. Would probably go back but not for a while.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2013

This is one of my favorite places to go for a romantic night out with my husband. It's different for the normal life we live with 5 kids and it's so nice to go here and talk while we grill our food. I always enjoy myself and the food is to die for!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 11, 2013

My husband and I went to celebrate our 13th anniversary. We had never been here before. It was a wonderful night and the food and staff were very good. I will definately be looking to go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2013

Our favorite for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2013

The dinner was awesome. Molly was very attending and provided great service for our special evening. The wine list was good and the Fondue for two rounded out a great day.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2013

We visited MonaLisa with some friends and had a very nice time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2013

What a wonderful experience! Just perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Food was good - a bit noisy and not as "romantic" and I thought it might be. Melting Pot would be a better choice for ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2013

One of my new favorite places to eat. The experience was excellent in every aspect. I would highly recommend this eating establishment. Keep up the awesome work, Mona Lisa!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 26, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2013

We very much enjoyed the romantic ambiance and the Hope Shiraz was heavenly!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2013

This was my second experience at Mona Lisa. I've enjoyed everything about my visits except one thing; I get extremely bloated after eating. I am not sure what it is (possibly the cheese?) that causes this but it happens to my wife as well.

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on April 21, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2013

The food was plentiful! Maybe even a little too much! We struggled getting through the chocolate fondue, which was a shame, because it was so delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 7, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 6, 2013

Have been eating here for years. Outstanding, again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2013

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2013

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Would definitely dine at Mona Lisa Fondue again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2013

This was our first time at Mona Lisa. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. It is a very quaint, romantic place.
It is a bit pricey but I would recommend it for that special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2013

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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Especially liked the food portions. Did not get stuffed even after a 4 course dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 16, 2013

We always enjoy Mona Lisa and brought friends whe had never been there.....the next morning they called and thanked us for a wonderful meal and said they were revisiting all of hte wonderful food over morning coffee!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2013

We took a party of 7 for a birthday celebration, had a private room and great service. We will be going back again! So many selections but with a larger group you can get it all! Fabulous desserts!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2013

Food and service were wonderful and a great place for a romantic evening for that special someone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2013

Good and atmosphere was great. Service was lacking. Waitress couldn't answer any questions that deviated from the menu and she took 20 mins to bring the check back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 13, 2013

Love Mina Lisa! Have been coming here for 8 years and it never gets old!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2013

The salmon and shrimp were delicious, but the dark and milk chocolate fondues were simply outstanding. We had great service by Leo and truly had a great evening with our friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Always a great meal and a good time. Have been going to this location for years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2013

Unique experience, variety of food items, wonderful taste, historic antique atmosphere, great service, and a prime location in Manitou Springs. I'm a regular now.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

I took my daughter here for a special night out. We had an amazing experience and really enjoyed our time there. The food was delicious and it was a fun atmosphere. The server was amazing and really made our visit great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 21, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2013

I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy, perfect for a romantic evening. I definitely would return to try more fondue. Service was well-timed professional well informed and friendly. Nice selection of wines.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 16, 2013

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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