Monalisia

4.6
191 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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good! Love this place!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! We will be back!!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

JV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good value

MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner

R
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!
Hidden gem!

Owner is nice, too.

NK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this Place. The food is awesome and delicious.

Our server Kristin was awesome.

DW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always have the most amazing specials!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place

I
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

AU
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a cozy semi-formal atmosphere. Service is friendly and good. Food is excellent! This is not budget dining, but you get what you pay for. Fresh, delicious, in season ingredients. Also, byob.

BS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the employees all friendly and accommodating. However.....our reservations were made through Open Table and when we arrived the restaurant had no record of our reservation.

FF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved table was ready, staff was friendly and efficient, food was excellent as always.

L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have had a good meal!!! The weekly special 4 course dinner is a good deal too!

I
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. AS ALWAYS!!! Can't say enough good things about it.

M
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

SZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The place was way too small and extremely loud. We were rushed out of the place, so that they could accommodate large groups.

MZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at your restaurant and I enjoyed it very much! The food was so delicious and our waiter was wonderful! I can’t wait to come back again!

b
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous. However, very crowded and noisy.

t
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had a reservation yet people were being seated before me. When I addressed the hostess she talked to a waitress and I was sat next to the bathroom. I asked the hostess if I was being punished she told me people request that table because its in the corner.. although it was right in front of the bathroom. People were in and out and it did disrupt my dinner.

I
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous all around! Food, cleanliness. ambiance and friendly, pleasant staff, makes for a great night out.

k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here
it was fabulous
staff was friendly and hard working
the food was hot and delicious
the atmosphere was very quaint and comfortable
will definitely go back for more

D
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I called to advise them I was running 10 min behind for my reservation, the lady told me no problem at all. When I arrived, the place was packed but still got my seat right away! Staff is very friendly, service is great, and the food is exceptional! Will definitely visit again as well as recommend it to friends!

EJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and consistent. Chef is personable and so is staff. Love it!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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