Monalisia

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$30 and under
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Italian
We hope you like what you see here, because we are quite confident you will love us once you dine at our restaurant. Our goal is to convey the same spirit of dedication to excellence in hospitality and service that we show our patrons every day when they walk through our doors! This is a BYOB restaurant.
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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant; food is always good. Complimentary bruschetta is delicious.

g
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal and our waitress, Debbie, was super nice and attentive.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go there again. It was outstanding

VA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!! Food is made to order and tasty!

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great!

m
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here before and it’s one of our favorite local BYOBs. You can never get a bad meal. Our top recommendations are any of the seafood dishes (pay attention to the daily specials! Yum!!) and their mussels are amazing!!!!!!

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding restaurant and it is a BYOB!

We would all definitely go back again!

FD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario was wonderful!! The food is great!!

BM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would go back again as this is a hidden gem. Food was very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monalisia is my favorite restaurant. I go each year for my birthday and whenever I get a chance to go out to eat. Alam is one of the best people that I know. No matter how busy he always makes time to say hello. The food is outstanding! Couldn’t ask for a better restaurant.

PS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the quality of both the food and the service we received! Lisa, our server, was wonderfully attentive and the rest of the staff was helpful and polite. We will definitely be back and likely often.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We invited out-if-town relatives to meet us at Mona Lisia for a catch-up dinner. The meal was great, but the service was a bit off. We didn’t mind the extremely slow pace of the service because we were enjoying our conversation and knew we’d be there a long time chatting anyway. However, we all agreed we wouldn’t have been happy in different circumstances. Thus wouldn’t have been as strange if they seemed short-staffed; they weren’t. Throughout the evening, there were many times when three or four busboys walked by our table, seemingly tripping over each other looking for something to do, and never removed piling-up dirty dishes. As I said earlier, it wasn’t a problem for us on that night, but it’s probably something the restaurant should address and patrons should know about ahead of time.

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

3rd time there and hasn’t disappointed

SJ
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was an unexpected gem in a strip mall. We were seated right away, and after speaking with the hostess, we were told that reservations are almost always needed. I picked this restaurant because of the many reviews, and I am glad we did. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca and my wife, the Chicken and Shrimp. We both enjoyed our meals and the the Antipasto appetizer. For dessert, my wife had the cake and I had the tiramisu. I will say that the tiramisu could have been bigger, but it was good.

We enjoyed our meal, and will be back.

KV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is untouchable. Its our favorite restaurant around

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently good! Love this place!

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We will be back!!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the $21.99 weekday special. My husband had the veal and o had the shrimp. Both were outstanding. This was a great value. We also had the mussel appetizer which was also very good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my moms birthday, it was our first time trying it here. We LOVED it!!! The service was great but the food was even better!!!!! From the appetizers, we had the flatbread (amazing) and then their house salad dressing!!! Omg so good! And everyone’s dinner was to die for. 100% would recommend anyone to go here! Our new favorite place 😍

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was very good, service was very good, always an enjoyable experience..

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drove there and they were not open on the 3rd. ☹️ Have eaten there many times and it is always a wonderful experience. Wonderful service and excellent food!

WW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything the other people say is true. Job well done.

JV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently great, and from the owner to the bus boy, service outstanding......

DB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not sure how this restaurant got five stars. Seated promptly with reservation. Food was good but just average. Veal had unexpected large chunk of gristle. Had to give up chewing... Server was poor. Had to ask for bread for table. Had to ask for our salads almost 25 minutes after soup bowls removed. Entrees arrived 5 minutes after salads. Guessing we would not gotten salads if not asked (reminded?).
Entrees we're good less the veal matter. Limited dessert menu. Dessert order delivered omitting a tea order and no sugar for coffee or tea until told.
Enough better options to this establishment to expect to return.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good value

MB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, friendly staff.
Menu choices are good. Husband enjoys mussels (appetizer).

M
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monalisia is a hidden gem!!! As soon as we walked in we were hit with mouth-watering smells and the food more than lived up to our expectations. We will definitely be back and often!

OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome. Everything was perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day with my family. Thanks to the chef and the rest of the staff in providing great service and a meal that was expertly prepared.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner

R
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was wonderful everybody was great that was fantastic waitress bea experience was wonderful everybody was great that was fantastic waitress Great courteous knowledgeable

TM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST! I eat out 5 days a week and Monalisia is by far the BEST! Food, Service is just awesome! If you do not try this place, you are truly missing out!

JB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!
Hidden gem!

Owner is nice, too.

NK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mona Lisia is a favorite! The food is delicious, the service is impeccable and most of all, the space is so relaxing. Each time I’ve been, we’ve been able to relax and enjoy our company! It’s well worth the 30 minute drive!! I look forward to my next visit!

DF
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this Place. The food is awesome and delicious.

Our server Kristin was awesome.

DW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fresh made to order and delicious! The service was attentive but not intrusive. The prices are reasonable especially for the quality of the food. I like the fact that it is a BYOB. The only drawback is I feel the tables are a bit small to accommodate 4 people, we were always juggling our dishes to have enough room. But overall a wonderful dining experience.

D
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always have the most amazing specials!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place

I
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Monalisia several times. It is definitely a favorite of mine!! Going out to dinner isn't only about quality and delicious food, of which this restaurant offers. It's the entire package and Monalisia has it all. Delicious food, generous portions, very clean and warm and welcoming staff! From when you first enter, the hostesss, Christine, always greets you with a smile and makes you feel welcomed. This is extremely important, as this sets the tone for the evening. The waiters and waitresses are the friendliest that I have ever encountered in a restaurant. Alam, the chef, is the best, as he always tries to come out to visit his customers, making sure everything is met to their satisfaction. I have never ever been disappointed!!!