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1476 86TH St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1122840.611518 -74.009973
Monday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Bath Beach
The big difference between good pizza and great pizza is all in the ingredients. Monalisa definitely knows how to keep things fresh and great.
My favorite cafe in Brooklyn!
We stop by Mona Lisa cafe for pizza and dessert at least once a week. Our favorite appetizers are the fried calamari and. For dinner I usually get a personal Margrita pizza, then I have to get a cannoli. Honestly, I think Mona Lisa has the best Pizza in Brooklyn. it's totally worth the wait for 15 minutes because its made fresh, make sure you try cannolis too its amazing!
very good stuff – very great-tasting desserts here, very consistent quality, friendly staff, good atmosphere
A rare & wonderful experience for Brkln – The six of us wet there for our 25th HS reunion. We had a wonderful time. I'll start about the ice-cream, althoug we had it at the end. Smooth & creamy with what seemed like a natural flavor. It's heaven...and the selection is overwelming. Hot sandwiches were tasty, gourmet, modest on meat, thoug. You can taste that the pizza crust is something else with that brick-oven-baked flavor. Deserts are a heaven for your eyes with all different colors from fruit topped to chocolate, tiramisu, cheese cake...and then some... for your taste buds. They (surprisingly) have a full bar so we each tried a different drink. The live music provided by a well-seasoned singer was the reason we stayed there for so long. He sung such variety to touch almost everyone, while backing himself up by playing a keyboard that produces so many rich sounds. The guy did Sinatra, Elvis, Tom Jones, Engelbert etc, while also singing in Italian (Italian favorites), in Spanish and playing a few Russian tunes. His smooth entertaining did not overpower our chatting & laughing but made us feel very cozy. He occasionaly made friendly comments, introducing songs which made us feel that we were a part of a live performance and not just listening to some boring, background music from a house CD player. The youthful staff seem to really try to please us. Their smiles were friendly while running to cater to everyone. All in all, we highly recomend it. It's a rare, beautiful experience for Brooklyn and the rest...
I LOOOVE this place! – My girlfriend and I literally eat at this restaurant at least twice a week. The food is excellent! The servers are always pritty nice The varity of food options makes me want to go there every time I want to eat out, from pizza to veal and chicken dishes not to mention the gelato and deserts it is the best in brooklyn, I always make sure to go there at least one of the nights that they have the live music, it is normally every Friday, Sat, and Sun. The outside cafe is amazing when you set there you see all the people driving by slow down to look at this place, I always recommend this place to ALL my friends they all thank me when they go there. This is my favorite restaurant!
A taste of New York while living down south – Living in Charlotte, NC makes me long for the cakes and cookies from Mona Lisa. I ordered cakes and cookies for Easter from Mona Lisa and was amazed at the packing and how every thing arrived in one piece. Every thing tasted like I was at the cafe in Brooklyn. It was so good I ordered another cake 2 days after easter.
If your in Brooklyn you must stop by. If you live any where in the USA, order on line. You will be happy with what ever you order.
Italy in Brooklyn – If you want to go to Italy without spending tons of money, you should go to Mona Lisa Cafe on 86th St. The decor is beautiful and it makes you feel like you are in Italy.
My wife and I were visiting a friend in Brooklyn that recommends the place for us. We went there and we ordered Large Pizza with Sausage and one of their Panini sandwiches. The portion of the food was large and the taste of the food was out of this world.
Then we ordered 2 Cappuccinos, and desert. I ordered the Lobster tail with French cream and my wife ordered Fruit tart.
They served the Cappuccino in a mug so big that looks like a bowl not a mug, you definitely got your moneys worth.
I will just say that the French cream was the best cream I have ever tasted in my life; I had to order 4 to take home with me.
The service was excellent, pleasant, and very fast. I will defiantly go there not only when I am in Brooklyn but I will make the trip just to eat there again. I wish there is a place like this in NJ.
UNBELIEVABLE WEDDING CAKE!!!! – Unbelievable Wedding cake!
I got married last September and my guests are still talking about my wedding cake! First of all let me start by saying that it was an incredibly easy experience, the pastry chef went out of his way to make sure that my wedding cake came out exactly how I always imaged it would. I got the chance to try all of the different fillings, and when I couldn?t make a decision because they were all equally delicious he created a cake for me with multiple layers consisting of different fillings. You often hear of cakes that are beautiful but unfortunately don?t have any taste, well let me tell you this was not the case!!! MY CAKE WAS NOT ONLY INCREADIBLY BEAUTIFUL BUT IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DELICIOUS CAKES THAT I HAVE EVER EATEN. Further more I have also had the pleasure of eating at Mona Lisa and found that the food was great and it was accompanied by nice and relaxing atmosphere. I think it?s a great place to not only get your pastries from but to enjoy your evening out at.
The Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes – My wedding was a few months ago and i went to Mona Lisa to get my cake. The cakes on display in the store and in the photographs were absolutely gorgeous. they were elegant and had just the right touch. The pastry chef himself was wonderful and guided me through the process of choosing a cake that was beautiful on the outside and delicious on the inside. He provided me with various pictures, each with different color schemes and decorations, form fresh roses to pearls and chocolate. My wedding cake was simply magical and everyone ranted and raved over it. My sister recently went back for her daughter's 1st birthday cake, a pink and purple decorated cake with a picture of my niece on it, it was simply enchanted. My cousin loved the cakes at our parties so much that she went back for her son's communion cake. They made the cake into a bible with the color schemes of gold and beige finished with the a sparkling touch. I have never seen such beautiful and elegant cakes!
awesome pasteries! – I go to Mona Lisa at least twice a weak just to buy cheese cones and canolis. I have never tasted such great cheese cones: a caramelized shell filled with a creamy cheesecake mixture. And the canolis are always fresh and appetizing. the place is spotless, i have never seen it dirty. the servers are always pleasant. The bread is also delicious. There are so many different kinds, even whole wheat.
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