MonAlyssa

4.5
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mon Alyssa Restaurant and Pizzeria has been owned and operated by the Alvarez family for four years. Chef/Owner Santos Alvarez, the patriarch of the Alvarez family, has been cooking professionally for more than thirty years. Born and raised in Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico, Santos’ first instructor in the culinary arts was his father who at one time was a sous chef in Chicago. The restaurant, which offers nightly dinner specials that are served in a casual atmosphere, is known for Chef Santos’ white Pasta E Faggioli. Pizzas, subs, and wraps are available as well as pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak, and lamb. Every entrée is cooked to order and dietary restrictions are catered to. On and off premises catering is also available as well as take out and free local delivery. Patrons enjoy the live music offered on the weekends. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, offering exceptional food at moderate prices and giving impeccable service.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 264 people are saying
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4.7
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4.1
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuvNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We’ll be back! Extensive menu, definitely a place for foodies. Very friendly staff. BYOB. Plenty of leftovers for your next day lunch or dinner. Dinner is prepared with a variety of different sauces. They have an extensive menu for teas. They have takeout and catering services. Indoor and outdoor dining.

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RestaurantReview
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced. We were never asked for a drink order after being there a half hour; finally we asked. After waiting about an hour and a half for our main course, pizza was not cooked (raw dough), and other dinners were just average at best. No apology by any staff. Also, back/outside seating area is a cramped space where we saw a leaking air conditioner unit and someone dumping trash in the next lot. I’m surprised at many positive reviews.

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is excellent, but service is slow. Good for a night out if you are not in any rush and do not have children with you.

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JParla
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful. We were there for a graduation dinner with 10 guests and every dinner and appetizer was deliciously prepared. Service was above excellent.

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MATT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food pleasant and attentive service. Another great meal and night out

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vipSallyH
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious- I especially liked the wedge salad!

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vipdiana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been going to MonAlyssa for many years and it is like being with family the food is always cooked fresh and is excellent

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vipKarenP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We love this restaurant but for the first

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Bob01
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy our night out at Mon Alyssa! The food is very good and the service is friendly and prompt.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy a good meal at MonAlyssa. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere with renovated dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was an awful experience and will never come back.

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THAH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I expected much better from this place. My first time there and I wasn’t impressed. First off the air conditioning was non existing. They put a small tent out front and don’t like to keep the door closed to the inside so they can run in and out. The place was probably 80 degrees inside. Second because they leave the door open there were flies inside flying all around my table. Ridiculous how this place was run. Only one person waiting on tables and a hostess. Again service was non existing. The worst clams casino I ever had. Tasted like they were frozen with a ton of bread crumbs. The bread was good and salad. We had to ask for ice five times because it was so hot in there that it melted in your glass right away. Main course was ok.Honestly it’s a little hole in the wall that I won’t ever be back to. Definitely a one and done.

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Madeline
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've been to Mon Alyssa so many times. This is the first time we've been back since CoVid. We decided to inside. We were happy to see the renovation some things were not as positive. Our server was great. All four of us thought that the menu was good but almost too extensive. I had the eggplant parm, my husband had the veal, our friends each had a chicken dish. We were surprised we couldn't order a pizza as an appetizer. The food was good, just not as great as it once was. Personally, my eggplant parm was a little disappointing, and I've had it there before. Even the sauce for it didn't taste the same. We will try it again, but not rushing back at the moment. Hoping they're trying to improve with the changes as things become more normal. The Caeser salad was very good! The next question is hard. I'd recommend it normally but not until we go back one more time to see if things might have improved a bit because we normally love Mon Alyssa and always recommended it in the past.

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vipLanceO
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Great, inexpensive BYOB little Hide-a-Way. Seemed like mostly locals & was able to get a reservation that afternoon. as opposed to every other restaurant in the greater Point Pleasant area

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE ARE WEEKLY REGULARS -SUNDAYS AT THIS RESTAURANT - LOVE THE ARTICHOKE APP -LAST TIME I HAD THE SCALLOPS ( NO SAND AT ALL ) MY HUSBAND HAD A VEAL DISH - BYOB - OUR SERVER TYLER IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL AND SPACES OUR COURSES PERFECTLY !! THIS IS OUR FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT !!

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vipdiana
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEEN GOING THER FOR YEARS EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS GREAT IT IS LIKE BEING WITH FAMILY

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DeborahL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good with many gluten free options
Nice size portions
Service was excellent

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MichaelD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed my birthday meal with my husband. We both enjoyed our dinners and dessert.
Very nice and attentive waitress and staff.

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PaulC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler our waiter is Amazing 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Best service

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Beachresident
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious!! The service was great also. The restaurant could definitely use a good cleaning though.

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vipMagilla
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as is always the case.

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vipdiana
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was as usual just GREAT !!! so was everything else especially loved the linen table cloths and flowers on the table ..you can't beat the prices either !!! it was just amazing !!!!

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAVE BEEN DINING HERE EVERY SUNDAY LATELY ENJOYING OUR BYOB 2 BOTTLES ALONG WITH APP - ARTICHOKE MON ALYSSA (A REQUEST ) AND ENTREES POLLO ROLLATINE AND LAST TIME FOR MY HUSBAND THE LASAGNA - ALSO SALADS IN BETWEEN (FRESH) - SERVED BY THE ONE AND ONLY TYLER (TERRIFIC ) BOTH MANAGER AND OUR SERVER -COMING HERE FOR EASTER -OFFERING A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ENTREES AS WELL AS APPS - WE CAN'T RESIST AND I BELIEVE YOU WILL TOO !!

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JoeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our "go-to" places for good food and friendly staff. I had the scallop and shrimp carbonera, which was excellent. I had not seen this on the menu before as it was a special.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANOTHER SUNDAY SPENT AT THIS GREAT RESTAURANT WITH BYOB -APP WAS AGAIN ARTICHOKE ALYSSA MADE TO ORDER (OUR FAV) FOLLOWED BY A SALAD AND MY HUSBAND HAD THE VEAL ROMANO AND I HAD THE SCALLOP MED ( NO SAND AND VERY FRESH ) - ALL WONDERFULLY SERVED BY TERRIFIC TYLER
AKA -MANAGER AS WELL !! ANY REQUEST OUT OF THE ORDINARY MENU CAN USUALLY BE ACCOMADATED - OUR NEXT "DATE NIGHT" THERE WILL BE MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY - NEXT MONTH - LOOKING FORWARD ! VERY EXTENSIVE MENU OF CHOICES AS WELL !

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Myreview
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan options! Great for families and couples with different dietary needs.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LATELY WE HAVE BEEN DINING HERE EVERY SUNDAY - I TRIED THEIR SEAFOOD SCALLOPS WHICH WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD -NO SAND AT ALL AND IN AN ARTICHOKE SAUCE -MY HUSBAND HAD THEIR VEAL ROMANO ALSO IN AN ARTICHOKE SAUCE - OUR FAVORITE APP IS THE ARTICHOKE MON ALYSSA (I SENSE A PATTERN FOR THIS EVENING ) OUR SERVER WAS TERRIFIC TYLER -ALSO BYOB - WE ARE DUE BACK IN ABOUT IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS FOR MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY !! LOOKING FORWARD !

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vipMagilla
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is ALWAYS the case, an outstanding dinner. Great service and I can’t wait to return to my favorite restaurant.

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Kipper
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent even though they were short staffed

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found on Open Table for last minute night out. Beyond expectations.

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CourtneyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! What a fantastic little gem sitting on the corner! I suggest Shrimp, Scallop & Pineapple special. The sauce is made by angels.. absolutely delicious. Great service, great value.. you will not go home hungry. BYOB!

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BACK AGAIN FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL DINING EVENING SERVED BY ALISHA . BEGINNING WITH OUR FAVORITE APP - ARTICHOKES ALYSSA FOLLOWED BY OUR SALADS -MY CHOICE WAS THE POLLO ROLLATINE -MY HUSBAND THE VEAL WITH ARTICHOKES - BOTH GREAT CHOICES . BYOB . LOOKS LIKE WE ARE WEEKLY REGULARS !! CAN'T RESIST !

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAVE BEEN COMING ALMOST WEEKLY (USUALLY ON A SUNDAY) TO THIS WONDERFUL BYOB . THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL ESPECIALLY TYLER (MANAGER AND WAITER) . THE MENU IS EXTENSIVE AND THE COOKS CAN ALWAYS ACCOMODATE A REQUEST . I LOVE THEIR POLO ROLLATINE AND MY HUSBAND LAST HAD THEIR HOMEMADE LASAGNE - WE HAVE A FAVORITE APP -ARTICHOKE ALYSSA WHICH WE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE ORDERING . AMPLE TIME TO SIT AND ENJOY OUR COURSES - ALWAYS A TREAT TO VISIT !! SOMETIMES ON THE WAY OUT WE PURCHASE A PIZZA TO GO !

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JeniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!! The food, the service... and we had enough food for dinner the next night! Thanks!

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MG21
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went for valentines day. Food was average mid level restaurant grade. For the prices they were charging we would have hoped for a better experience. Overall a good place to go for dinner but if you are paying over $50.00 ahead I would have hoped for a little more. Maybe best to do there not on a holiday when rates are always increased.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Our server was excellent. Attentive but nit pushy

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try a new place since there’s not much we haven’t tried in our area that’s not a “chain” restaurant . Our group has an array of dofferent tastes we like and MonAlyssa pleased all our palates . Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend!

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vipjoelk
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food COVID-19 killed capacity but didn’t diminish quality of food/service.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAVE BEEN GOING PRETTY MUCH EVERY SUNDAY WHERE WE CAN SIT AND ENJOY OUR WINE BYOB AND ENTREES AND GREAT ,SPACED SERVICE BY TYLER . WE LOVE THEIR APP ARTICHOKE MON ALYSSA (WHICH WE CAN ORDER THOUGH NOT ON MENU ALL THE TIME ) THE RESTAURANT CAN CREATE REQUESTS - I LOVE THE CHICKEN ROLLATINE WITH SIDE PASTA (DIFFERENT SAUCE )MY HUSBAND HAD THE VEAL WITH BROCOLLI RABE WHICH HE LOVED !! THEIR MENU AND SPECIALS ARE EXTENSIVE SO A LOT TO CHOOSE FROM !! GIVE THE RESTAURANT A TRY -

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MonAlyssa using the Order Online button. MonAlyssa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 899-1999 ext. 2.

MonAlyssa is rated 4.5 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.