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Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurant and Deli$$$$
Little Italy, San Diego
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    Renato S.
    "Best deli sandwiches in SD!"(4 Tips)
    Leeanne
    "Great Italian market with an awesome deli."(2 Tips)
    Tammy T.
    "try the Deluxe Sub :)"(2 Tips)
    Rachel C.
    "Have awesome canollis and amazing lasagna!"(4 Tips)
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  • Mick M.
    Mick McCoyOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sandwiches in little Italy, the market place is great for anyone looking for a good quality selection of what you would find in a Italian market. The restaurant connected is also very good.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Top two spots in little Italy and very very reasonable prices. Such a fabulous setting to enjoy the Mona Lisa without the price tag of a flight to France.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BJuly 25, 2017
    Mona Lisa had delicious lunch specials. I ordered the half salad, half lasagna. The restaurant makes you feel as if you are sitting in your grandmothers dining room. Friendly staff too!
  • Johnny P.heart icon on user image
    Johnny PappasJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place in San Diego for a Greek Boy to get his kalamata olives. Also try the deli sandwiches, octopus and artichoke salads and fresh breads.
  • Josh H.heart icon on user image
    Josh HoustonJuly 19, 2023
    I got an egg plant sandwich and there was so much sandwich that I saved half for the next day's breakfast! Super tasty!
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FishellMay 19, 2022
    Been here 10+ times
    We moved from San Diego to Arizona. We always stop by here to pickup what we need plus a couple sandwiches before heading back.
  • Jase W.
    Jase WDecember 19, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    The deli sandwiches are gigantic and inexpensive. If you know what you want, call your order ahead instead of waiting in an insane line.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyMarch 5, 2017
    There's an amazing Italian delicatessen / grocery with imported treats here.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BarronFebruary 16, 2011
    Fresh home made pasta sauces available in the deli fridge. Healthier and tastier than any mass processed sauce you would buy at a supermarket.
  • Arthur M.heart icon on user image
    Arthur MitchellMay 10, 2019
    Old style restaurant with all of the old favorites of 1960-70's Italian American cusine. Filling and flavorful.
  • Paul S.heart icon on user image
    Paul SmithMay 25, 2015
    Great Italian imports and sandwiches are amazing! You're going to pay more for stuff but it's authentic
  • Perriann H.heart icon on user image
    Perriann HodgesNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the sandwiches!! Great to come for lunch to grab a sub and a special coke from the back! Great deli!!
  • Bill G.heart icon on user image
    Bill GiangrandeOctober 15, 2016
    Unpretentious, authentic, delicious Italian food like my Grandma used to make.
  • Colleen A.heart icon on user image
    Colleen AlarconNovember 29, 2015
    Pizza and sandwiches are really tasty. The little grocery attached has wonderful Italian food products.
  • Laura C.heart icon on user image
    Laura CappellettiJuly 25, 2013
    Best sandwiches ever! I love everything there, nice to shop there before cooking a homemade Italian food!! Yummyyyyyyyy
  • Ayan K.heart icon on user image
    Ayan KarDecember 28, 2017
    The wines are pretty good.
  • Joe E.heart icon on user image
    Joe ErleJune 23, 2013
    Any Torpedo sando is great, but you can also get it on Ciabatta or Focaccia. I like the Ciabatta.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley Batrouny TasseAugust 25, 2019
    Great Italian joint with excellent food and a side market! Sooooo good!!
  • Kaylee B.heart icon on user image
    Kaylee BelkFebruary 20, 2018
    Loved the cheese ravioli with marinara! The garlic bread was also delicious!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CaroJune 22, 2011
    The pizza is wonderful here. So much cheesy goodness and the staff is really nice. I live in Little Italy and I highly recommend this place!
  • Kara M.heart icon on user image
    Kara MelMay 23, 2014
    Order this if you're a BOSS. Half n Half. Those are cheese ravs under that luscious marinara
  • Arthur P.heart icon on user image
    Arthur PiccoloMarch 19, 2023
    Best ever mortadella sandwich in USA 🇺🇸 🇮🇹
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GavinOctober 28, 2014
    Get the Genoa Salami sandwich (#3) from the Deli. SOOO good.
  • Leeanne
    LeeanneNovember 26, 2011
    Great Italian market with an awesome deli. Don't be surprised if you end up buying more than a sandwich!
  • Deborrah R.heart icon on user image
    Deborrah RayOctober 14, 2016
    All of the pasta and I love the chicken marsala 😎
  • Sean D.
    Sean DavisMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great lunch spot for affordable, and filling sandwiches on-the-go! Prego!
  • Laura D.heart icon on user image
    Laura DolanApril 2, 2017
    Meatball sub and tiramisu ❤️
  • Rachel C.heart icon on user image
    Rachel CascioppoMarch 2, 2015
    Have awesome canollis and amazing lasagna!
  • Evan D.
    Evan DrakeSeptember 12, 2015
    Best tiramisu I have ever tasted!!
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'NeilAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Deluxe Sub from the deli, everything with lite lettuce. Best deli sandwich in SD
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GallawayOctober 13, 2012
    Loved the cheesy garlic bread & the pepperoni sausage pizza! So fresh!
  • Em A.
    Em AldrichDecember 31, 2012
    Make sure the first thing you do when you enter the deli is to grab a number.
  • Briana R.heart icon on user image
    Briana RSeptember 2, 2015
    Hands down best sandwich. Go to the Deli!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CoxOctober 23, 2011
    #11 Is BOMB and perfect for any vegetarians out there !!!! Try it. :)
  • Careen M.heart icon on user image
    Careen MelsDecember 9, 2016
    Awesome subs!!!
  • Vince D.
    Vince DePalmaApril 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Number 8, add pepperoni, just do it! You won't be disappointed
  • Perriann H.heart icon on user image
    Perriann HodgesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Its all about the number 6 at the deli! :-)
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LozaJuly 17, 2013
    Turkey sandwich ....yum they have all the san pellegrino's.
  • Atheer S.heart icon on user image
    Atheer SaadOctober 9, 2018
    Every thing
  • Claudia G.heart icon on user image
    Claudia GorskiOctober 21, 2016
    There food is awsome having for dinner!
  • Sebastian F.
    Sebastian FactorOctober 29, 2014
    The lasagna is really good
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheese and aged meats for days!
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AxupSeptember 12, 2011
    Try the spumoni pie slice for dessert. Enough for several people!
  • Joyce L.
    Joyce LeavittMay 12, 2012
    Went to deli store not adjoining restaurant. Had #9 add roasted red peppers, artichokes, side of pepperocini. Restaurant food looked meh!
  • Kevin S.heart icon on user image
    Kevin SchoonoverNovember 28, 2021
    Great Italian Sandwich
  • Yvonne H.
    Yvonne HoyosApril 29, 2013
    Best Italian eatery in downtown SD.
  • Mothsquatch
    MothsquatchMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the salad and pizza... Awesome spaghetti with meat sauce too!
  • Fermin C.heart icon on user image
    Fermin C.October 16, 2011
    Treat yourself to a Caprese Sandwich and some of the Calamari Salad.
  • Kenn B.
    Kenn BashawDecember 14, 2010
    Best sandwiches in Little Italy hands down. Try a #8!
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LernerApril 21, 2011
    I also agree with Joe below - it is all about the bread and fresh inner...
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