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.
While rather expensive, the Mona Lisa is worth every penny. Located in a renovated house, the Mona Lisa offers a variety of small rooms decorated with twinkle lights. My husband and I were seated in the room titled "Lover's Lane," which felt like a private dining room, as we shared it with only one other couple. The staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent, including local wines, sparkling cider, and breads. Between the fondue-style foods and the romantic atmosphere, it is the perfect location for lingering.
Fabulous food and fun fondue experience. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion. I took my girlfriend for her birthday and we enjoyed it immensely!
We had a wonderful time - the ambiance was quiet and relaxing, and the fondue was fantastic. We got the cheese fondue (we chose the Greek Isles cheese) with wine flight and added a salad, the combination of which turned out to be quite filling. The server we had was also excellent. If you're looking for a low-key night out of conversation with a friend or a spouse, this is perfect.
This is my third time going to Mona Lisa. I have never been disappointed. If you are not using a coupon, the prices are a little steep, but the experience / quality makes it worth a bit higher price. With a coupon (ex: Living Social), its excellent.
I absolutely love this restaurant! It is so quaint and romantic. My husband and I really enjoyed getting away from the kids and having a quiet and romantic dinner. We were the only ones left in a room that could seat three couples so it was fantastic.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner here. We had a very romantic and lovely time. The food was fabulous and the service was great. We truly enjoyed our dining experience and will return.
My boyfriend and I have been receiving $15 off coupons for Mona Lisa in the mail for a few months and we decided that we would finally use one this month to celebrate his new job. I was a little nervous because I was afraid it would be a snobby place that would turn their noses up at those of us who are not used to high class. However, it turned out to be the BEST dining experience I have ever had. The hosts were kind and helpful, our server Kaitlin was so friendly and, when we shared our fears of being out of place in such a fancy venue, assured us it was a no judgement zone. The food was superb; for 1.5 hours we were in heaven! We will definitely be going back and we will definitely tell everyone about our experience.
Great evening out without having to leave town or get too fancy. Enjoyed our "private" room, seeing as they aim to seat each group in a different room. GREAT service! From server, host, and owner.
We have been to Mona Lisa on many occasions. This experience was better than ever. When we arrived the staff was prepared. The meal was phenomenal as was the wine. The flaming turtle was the choice to finish off the great night. We will be back for sure.
Fondue is not something I eat more than a few times a year. The Mona Lisa does a nice job. And has great wines to accompany the meal.
We had a new server who didn't seem comfortable and wasn't completely familiar with the menu although she was nice and upbeat.
We will go back again. We like to go during the week but will have to make a weekend trip to check out the wine bar located downstairs.
The portions were so small, the fondue bowl was not even 1/4 filled, between my husband and I we each had two or three pieces of bread in it before it was gone. All of the portions were so small, one shrimp, one scallop, a piece of sausage no bigger then my pinkie finger
My wife and I went there for her birthday and it was awesome. Great food. Knowledgeable waitress and the romantic atmosphere was great.
We really enjoy Mona Lisa and would recommend it as a great time with a special someone or a different experience with friends! The food is always wonderful and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The ambiance is romantic and fun! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience!
Mona Lisa was wonderful, as always!
We had a wonderful date at Mona Lisa. My parents had told me about it since I was young they would get me a gift card when I got married. I finally made it and everything was as good as I had always known it would be. We had a great waiter(Nate) who did not rush us and made everything flow smoothly with the Fondu. Overall we really loved it!
We have eaten at the Mona Lisa for years. It is our favorite place to go as a couple and also to take good friends and family who appreciate good food and ambience. We have always had great service and have never been disappointed with the food and beverage. This place is a must!!
The food and atmosphere is the best! The service is outstanding, and the attentiveness of all the staff made for one of the most pleasant evenings we've had in quite a while. For a quiet evening or special romantic occasion, this is THE place to come. It is not for small children, nor should it be.
Fantastic environment, stellar service, wonderful food, and I also appreciate someone besides the server checking on how our experience was.
We went to Mona Lisa Fondue to celebrate our 24th anniversary. The ambiance was perfectly inviting for a romantic dinner without the children. The service was great as our server was very attentive and paced the meal out nicely. She explained all facets of the fondue meal and my gluten free husband was surprised at the amount of selections he had to choose from.
I would recommend the Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant to anyone wanting a quiet, romantic and relaxing meal in beautiful Manitou Springs.
We have been going here for years and hope to continue to go for many more to come. It is a great experience! Everyone should go and see why it is the best Fondue in town.