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MonAlyssa, Point Pleasant, NJ

MonAlyssa

4.6
4.6
485 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 899-1999 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Santos & Jonathan

  • Catering

    We do Full Service Catering in any size from Family Gathering to Community Dinner & Weddings our Catering crew is able to make your next event a one to remember. Email us for more Info: MonAlyssaRestaurant@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Have us Host your Next Event we do Luncheon and can do an event from 15 people up to 50. We Have Packages or we can also create custom packages. Email us for More Info: MonAlyssaRestaurant@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Cross street

    Bridge Avenue

  • Parking details

    Front & Side Parking Lot. As well as Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bay Head Train Station

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls vacation
  2. d

    diana

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is my favorite place to go eat the food is always freshly made and so delicious I can not say enough about the people there they are the most helpful and friendly you truly feel like family
  3. JM

    JoeMass

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Exceptional food and service. Sat under the tent outside with my wife, ambiance outside was perfect,well put together. Service was on point. Waitress was experienced and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was perfect and reasonably priced. Food was better than homemade. Went inside to use the restroom and saw the main dining room, I would have been disappointed if we sat inside. Very dirty as well as the restroom. I suggested that my wife should wait till we got back to the hotel for her to go.
  4. j

    joelk

    New York Area

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated for our reseat 6pm even though there was a wedding rehearsal diner for 31 people regardless of how far the staff was stretched the service and food was rated 10 ⭐️
  5. DL

    DarcieL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very quaint took our 2 daughters food was ok. Seems like a very older crowd the earlier you go.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six of us went here for our friend’s 60th birthday. Food and service was great. Will definitely be back.
  7. TH

    THOMASM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Too many diners and too few wait staff made for a lengthy dinner. Our party of 4 spent over 2.5 hours at the restaurant. Our waitress was doing the best that she could under the circumstances and I do not blame her. I've dined here before and have had great food and service and I will return.
  8. JS

    JimS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good especially the waitress and the food
  9. EM

    EllissaM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. Everything was made to order and they were happy to accommodate special requests. Excellent food and service!
  10. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great local gem. We went for the first time this evening and had a fabulous meal. My girlfriend is gluten-free and they were able to accommodate her with so many choices. Our waiter Tyler was excellent in recommending dishes for us. He was assisted by another young lady named Adelade who was extremely attentive and also helped us out. The food was very very good at a reasonable price. We will definitely be visiting again
  11. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We highly recommend MonAyssa. We are frequent diners here. The food is delicious and the service very good. It’s a byob. We love this restaurant. All our dishes are prepared to perfection. The house salad also very good. Try it you will not be disappointed.
  12. e

    elizabetha

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    not what i expected, food was ok. Wouldn't recommend
  13. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is not fancy but the food is very good and the staff works very hard to keep things moving. It’s a very nice local Italian restaurant. The menu is great - something for everyone.
  14. c

    cos97

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Our food was hit or miss - My veal dish was perfect, but my Husband's shellfish dish was overcooked and the red sauce it was in was bland.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at restaurant. Food was fantastic. There was a guitar player with music which was great background ambiance. Majority of dishes can be gluten free for those that need it that way
  16. PC

    PaulC

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant rocks!!!! Food is to die for and our waiter Tyler is awesome!!!!
  17. CT

    CTValdez

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Nice place nice staff but food and service took long we are patient but it was excessive for the amount of tables there(3). When food arrived I felt it was at a level of a pizzeria with a very nice storefront. It was not astronomical but not worth going out I'm sorry I hope you do improve .
  18. s

    stevenc

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Sat outside which was nicely decorated. Ordered veal, which was good, but sauce not so good.
  19. j

    jerrym

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    just average service was poor. although waitress was nice long time for food to come out. two tables seated 10-15 after us dinner came out and were done before ours was served. probable understaffed. when wife and i arrived maybe 3 or 4 other tables with dinners. progressively got busier. there was a indoor and outdoor seating. with 2 waiters you would think each takes a section instead they each had tables in both sections. our server would go inside and you wouldn't see her for 20-30 mins. paying check was another problem the server brings out a handheld credit terminal. tells me to follow promts on screen. and walks away. the screen when handed to me shows a printer error screen. i never even entered any inputs. wait for her to return 5-10 mins later i tell busgirl. she says let me get the server, then busgirl returns and tells me were all good it went through i said i never put any info in machine. the sever returns to table tells me the ch total. and were good to go. i never inputted a tip. now shes willing to help. then ask if i wanted a receipt and told me she had to go inside to get it Again i feel the issues were do to understaffing. it just made a simple evening dinning out somewhat not enjoyable
  20. JS

    JimS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food is always excellent. Had requested a table under the tent but instead they had outdoor table next to the door. We choose to eat inside...
  21. RH

    RolandH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Had table of 6 everybody loved their meals.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Only complaint is where you sit the waiters/waitresses go outside right by you and a little disturbing because the door is constantly opening/closing. And we had a lot of bugs/flies around us
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was very good. Waiting for it was way too long. Air conditioning could use some adjustments. It was blowing right on us.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Perfect family spot
  25. AG

    AnthonyG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with attentive service and an awesome playlist of live music perfect for the background of a wonderful dinner
  26. B

    danutaB

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THIS NIGHT HAD A GUITAR PLAYER/SINGER WHO WAS GREAT WHILE WE WERE OUTSIDE UNDER THEIR TENT - WE HAD THE EGGPLANT APP - HAD SALADS ( CESAR ) WHICH IS INCLUDED . MY ENTREE WAS THE SCALLOPS IN A CHAMPAGNE SAUCE -MY HUSBAND HAD THE BAKED ZITI - WHICH WAS monster portion - byob a plus - a great night -
  27. CD

    CharlesD

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Neighborhood gem.
  28. CL

    ChristineL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Food is great. Service is horrendous.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friendly staff and the best gluten free food around. Love it.
  30. J

    Jupitan

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the staff. There is always great service. The menu is accommodating to many dietary restrictions. The food is delicious. Priced well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    A bit understaffed. The food was excellent. The outdoor seating was not super comfortable but the music was really nice.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal gluten free food... seriously, the best I have had!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The appetizer Kalamari in balsamic and honey sauce was very good and a generous portion. The entree soft shelled crabs on a bed of spinach was very good, not great, pricey and only appetizer size. My husband enjoyed the Bolonese which he said was excellent. The wait staff was very professional and friendly with quick service. We were happy to have outdoor seating but the music was too loud for our taste.
  34. PC

    PaulC

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their outdoor seating area is beautiful!!! Great food and service!! If your in Point, it’s definitely worth the visit!! The staff is amazing!!!! Flounder francaise was delicious!!!
  35. 1

    1oldsrfr

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are summertime visitors and our dinner last night was our family’s first in 2022. Great food, even better service brings us back like the rockfish that run north up the NJ coast from the Chesapeake Bay. Not to be missed!
  36. j

    joelk

    New York Area

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alisa was excellent as well as the food she served.
  37. JM

    JackM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding soft shell crab! Thank you
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! Food, service were amazing! Looks like we found our new family favorite restaurant!
  39. S

    Susanmcg

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We made a reservation but There was no table for us for about another half hour. We ended up eating outside which is not our preference.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great! Food was very good. It gets loud with everyone talking at their tables but that’s just because everyone was enjoying themselves. Definitely will return.

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

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 4.6 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

MonAlyssa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for MonAlyssa

1635 Bay Ave, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bridge Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Front & Side Parking Lot. As well as Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bay Head Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Santos & Jonathan

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (732) 899-1999 ext. 2

  • Catering

    We do Full Service Catering in any size from Family Gathering to Community Dinner & Weddings our Catering crew is able to make your next event a one to remember. Email us for more Info: MonAlyssaRestaurant@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Have us Host your Next Event we do Luncheon and can do an event from 15 people up to 50. We Have Packages or we can also create custom packages. Email us for More Info: MonAlyssaRestaurant@gmail.com

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