In mybookFood Collection (edit)
Added to your food collection.
Removed From mybook!

We took this business out of your food collection.

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

Add to mybook

This listing has been
added to mybook.

This listing has been
removed from mybook.

Business Details

32

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

Payment method:
master card, visa, all major credit cards
Location:
Allied Gardens West
Neighborhoods:
Allied Gardens, Eastern San Diego
AKA:

Mona Lisa Italian Foods

Mona Lisa Italian Resturant

Mona Lisa Italian Foods Allied Gardens

Categories:
Italian Restaurants, Pizza, Sandwich Shops, Mediterranean Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Sandwiches, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

More »

Less »

Reviews

Hi there!
Rate this business!
First-classBetter than mostAbout what I expectedNot the worst...Disappointing
Click to Rate
Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!

10/08/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fantastic Italian Food

I lived in the Allied Gardens area for many years before moving to North County. This little restaurant on Waring Road was the only sadness of moving away. The Mona Lisa restaurants are both family owned but the recipes are completely different between the Allied Gardens and Downtown locations. The Mona Lisa on Waring Road specifically, has by far the best pizza in the county. Forget Chicago or New York. When I have guests in from the Midwest, this is the first place everyone asks to go. Everyone unanimously agrees, it's the best pizza anywhere. I know big statement but hey, it's the truth. Their crust recipe is unique. It has a distinctive and pleasing flavor that I've yet to find anywhere else. It makes the pie. Their sauce and toppings are always fresh, high quality and cooked perfectly. Oh and their sandwiches? It's always a tossup between which we'll order, pizza or torpedo. The sandwich begins on a toasted torpedo roll that is always fresh, crispy and again with a wonderful flavor that makes the meal. We may have moved but my wife and I often drive from La Costa to treat ourselves to a great meal. Once you've had their pizza or torpedoes, everything else falls short. Give it a try. For a preview, go to monalisaitalianfoods dot com You won't be disappointed

12/07/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Worst Food , minimal service

We went to Mona Lisa (on the recommendation of an aquaintence) to celebrate my 58th birthday.
We ordered Lasagnia, Eggplant Parmesian and Spaghetti. The eggplant tasted (and appeared) to have been sliced, placed on a plate, covered with mozzarella cheese and then microwaved. It had no Parmesian, was bitter and the sauce on all 3 dishes tasted as though someone had dumped a 25 pound bag of sugar in it.
After receiving the food, the waitress never returned to the table again (there were 3 on duty and fewer customers). We had to ask several times for the check.
If you want real Italian food, go elsewhere or make it yourself. It couldn't be worse than what was served at Mona Lisa. (Canned food would have been better quality).

Map & Directions
People Also Viewed
Send to Phone
Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

5156 Waring RdSan DiegoCA 92120

(619) 286-2242

Send this business listing as a text message to a mobile phone.

Cancel

Your text message was sent.

To opt out at anytime, send the word STOP to YP411.

To get a help message, send the word HELP to YP411.

There was an error sending your text.

Please try again.

Terms: The recipient of this text message may incur charges depending on their wireless carrier. Not all carriers are currently supported.

E-Mail
Message Business

What would you like to know?

Cancel

Sorry!

We were unable to send your message. Please try again later.

Add a New Collection
Oops! There was a problem saving the new custom collection.
Please try again.
Collection Name cannot be empty
Upload a Photo
(optional)

Remaining Characters: 100

Remaining Characters: 500

Cancel
Save
We just redesigned yp.com! Do you like it?
× Not a Fan

× Thank You!

Feedback