MonAlyssa

4.7
374 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.

Experiences

  • Four Course Menu

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us for Valentine's Day we will be having our four Course menu available. check out our website or Facebook to see our valentine's day Menus. Pricing starts at $37 PP.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 374 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food appeared to be prepared from frozen. Mozzarella sticks from a box. Gravies looked bad and had a grainy texture with little consideration for presentation. We chose the specials which were anything but.
Servers had a lovely attitude and were really nice. Perhaps a little too anxious to clear but still fine. Could have just been a bad night given their historical rating but we won’t return.

MonAlyssa
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Steven Melamed, We Are Sorry that you had a horrible experience on your Visit with us on 1/22/22. We wish you have told our server so they could have taken the meals off your check. We Thank you for the Feed back and will be letting our Kitchen Know. Were Sorry to lose you as a customer and wish you all the Best. MonAlyssa Famiglia.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE REGULARS AT THIS RESTAURANT - THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF SPECIALS AS APPS AND DINNER OPTIONS -THEY OFFER BYOB - THEIR STAFF IS WONDERFUL SO I STRONGLY SUGGEST A VISIT WE WERE THERE ON A FRIDAY AND NICELY SURPRISED WITH A GUITAR PLAYER - A NICE TOUCH TO A PERFECT EVENING !! !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service at Mon Alyssa!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing!! Amazing food and service. And get so much food for your buck. We love mon Alyssa!

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JosephH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I always order the flounder francaise because it is so awesome. Two nice size fillets with an incredible sauce. My wife orders something different every time and is never disappointed. We shared aa order of mussels as an appetizer. Thoroughly enjoyable. We were treated to guitar player, John Bogan. Very skilled. Service is always excellent. A lot of nice people work there.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Our first time here but won’t be our last!

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vipPaulC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first New Years Eve with Monaylessa. Everything was fantastic!! Tables socially distant. Food was out of this world!!! Service was first class! Our waiter Tyler was great and very accommodating!!! I highly recommend Monaylessa to anyone who is looking for an out of this world meal. You guys knocked it out of the park last night!! Wonderful job to everyone at Monaylessa

JM
vipJackM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Christmas Eve menu and service. Thanks

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KevinL
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always. From the service to the food, outstanding.

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GoBeachGo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at this restaurant for years and it continues to get better and better. Wonderful staff and excellent food.

PC
vipPaulC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!! Christmas decorations was a nice touch! Food was delicious as always and our waiter Tyler was amazing!!! Great job to everyone at Monaylessa

MJ
vipMJH628
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and the service was very efficient and gracious.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT AT THIS RESTAURANT SERVED BY TYLER (OWNER/MANAGER) FIRST COURSE APP SELECTED WAS 2 STUFFED MUSHROOM S, THEN A SALAD , OUR MAIN COURSES WERE PARMS - VEAL WITH PASTA SIDES - WE PAIRED OUR NIGHT WITH OUR FAVORITE WINE !! SO GIVE THIS RESTAURANT A TRY !!

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LindaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BYOB, food is great, never had bad meal, srvice is outstanding.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Alyssa’s food and service never disappoints. Great price point for delicious food! Our favorite date night place.

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norskee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a superb restaurant - great menu selections - well prepared - superb service.

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JoeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go to places. Excellent food, friendly and welcoming staff. Always a pleasure.

KL
KevinL
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. A small establishment, so be sure to make reservations.

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Bob01
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as usual. We’ve never been disappointed with any level of eating at Mon Alyssa. Looking forward to the next time we go!

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Emilio
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience4

lobster tails are excellent , the veal matricana is very good

we have been there several times now and the food has always been good and consistent

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CherylP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good was great as usually and service was amazing as well.. artichoke hearts francaise, portabella appetizer were amazing and Osso Bucco in special and shrimp fra diavalo were perfect. Two of my kids devoured chicken mona Lisa. I rarely have anything bad to say about this place… it was a great family dinner!

JM
vipJackM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service from Alicia. We’ll be back. Thank you

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smallbutfeisty
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This looks like a pizza place but has a pretty nice restaurant in the back. We had a lot of food and dessert and I really enjoyed my meal. Service was good (notable hits include the availability of contact free payment), the space was full but acoustics were good enough to hear. Also great that it's BYOB.

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vipPaulC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!!! Tyler is an amazing waiter! We always request Tyler and he never disappoints!! Great everything

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

USUALLY COME AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH IF NOT TWICE TO ENJOY GREAT ITALIAN MEALS - LAST TIME I HAD THEIR CHICKEN PARM /MY HUSBAND HAD THE MANICOTTI . WE STARTED WITH A GREAT APP WHICH WAS BRUSSELS SPROUTS (one of their specialities) -GOT A SALAD ALSO BYOB SERVED BY TYLER - WE ALSO LOVE THEIR OTHER STAFF -ALYSHA AND SAMANTHA - SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ITALIAN FAMILY RESTAURANT !!

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vipjoelk
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was great as well as the food she served us. Never a bad meal.

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LindaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent! Great service & great people!

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vipjoelk
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent (as usual) Tyler’s service was GREAT !!!!! Well worth the money

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ecooper05
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting… but not the last! Everything was delicious! The leftovers were just as good… we’ll definitely be back!

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy dinner here....Great food with great service. Friendly staff with varied menu items.

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TheresaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good and the prices are fair, even with the recent price increases. +

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Emilio
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AS USUAL, SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AS USUAL

GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

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Karen
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love MonAlyssa! Food is delicious and service is always attentive. It’s one of favorites. It’s bring your own. Highly recommend. Great friendly staff.

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RicheyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, great value and great service

PC
vipPaulC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world!!! Fantastic!! Tyler our waiter is the best!!!!

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE WERE BACK YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH SAM (FEMALE ) AS OUR SERVER . WE HAD THE ARTICHOKE APP /ALONE WITH A NICE SALAD -I HAD THE SHRIMP ENTREE WITH A PASTA SIDE -MY HUSBAND HAD THE SHRIMP/SCALLOP/GARLIC SAUSAGE COMBO WITH PENNE -BOTH WERE EXCELLENT - SAM WAS WONDERFUL IN SPACING THE COURSES AS USUAL - WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS -BYOB A PLUS - GOING BACK THIS SATURDAY AGAIN - SO GET THIS RESTAURANT A TRY - STAFF IS WONDERFUL !!

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vipJimS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the food was excellent, from artichoke appetizer, to shrimp & steak dinners to the peanut butter & pumpkin cheesecake desserts. We ate outside with a guitar singer playing classic rock tunes. Had a great evening!

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vipdiana
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about how good the food is ..also nothing that you want to change with your food is a problem...we have been eating here for a very long time and it feels like family !!!

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SusanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was delicious as always. Their new vegan options is a great added feature to an already excellent menu. The service is always fantastic as well

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vipGmanandfriendsfromtexas
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was just ok. We have had much better chicken Parm at other places. The waitress was very nice but service was a little slow for a night when it was not that busy. We sat outside and it was pretty loud out there. Beat part was the pumpkin tartufo dessert. Would maybe go back to try a seafood dish

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 4.7 stars by 374 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.