Monalisia

4.8
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214 reviews
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Promptly seated upon arrival and excellent service from all staff members. Will be returning very soon food was amazing.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there because we had a gift card and the Food was Amazing, a little on the pricey side BUT.. you get Quality and the portions are large. Nice atmosphere and NOT Loud nothing bothers me more! Actually said to my husband, what do you think Sunday dinners here. Even though we live 14 miles away we Will be returning and Without a gift card. Our Compliments!!

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vipLoriK
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mona Lisia. Service was great, Debbie was our waitress and couldn't have been nicer. The Shanghai Calamari is highly recommended . Salad was very good. We had Veal Parm and Chicken Milanese both were very good. We can't wait to come back.

JM
JoeM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great evening specials
Professional staff and quiet environment

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viprenee
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Lunch portions were perfect for us I love the cloth tablecloths!

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notoopicky8
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious. Service was EXCELLENT!!! I highly recommend. I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very extensive Menu selection, food quality, preparation and presentation were excellent! we went on a Friday evening and the place was packed so food took a while... we recommended this spot to our friends and we'll return with them... overall excellent find and value... there were several items we'd like to try on the menu... Excellent work on the part of the staff!!!!

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CMR609
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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vipgreatnightout
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would definitely go there again. It was outstanding

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VALENCIAN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Shan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was great!

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millerdes
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 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
JanetB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding restaurant and it is a BYOB!

We would all definitely go back again!

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vipFathersDayDinner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mario was wonderful!! The food is great!!

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BobM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 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.

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 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.

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cc2538
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

3rd time there and hasn’t disappointed

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SoJersey71
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 28 August 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.

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KelliV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always consistently good! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 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 😍

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andi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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Mimi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 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!

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WildWillie
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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JeanV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DawnB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 June 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, good value

MB
MartinB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

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vipJaneB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Mikesgirl
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 11 May 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for dinner

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Ralph
1 review
Dined on 9 May 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