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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
MacGruff's Reviews
 
Located in the heart of North Beach, Mona Lisa has been a family-run business for over 20 years. The Florese family provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere and and serves authentic Italian cuisine from all over Italy, boasting the largest menu in North Beach. The menu includes steak, seafood, veal, pasta, pizza, risotto, salads, gluten-free pizza and pasta, and many mouthwatering authentic desserts. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients, homemade sauces and a touch of the Mediterranean. The wine list includes a large selection of wines from all over Italy including older vintages and franciacorta; Italian beer as well. If you are celebrating a special occasion and want to dine alfresco in the vintage Fiat coupe parked out front, just let us know in advance. It's an unforgettable experience, a reason that many visitors leave their hearts at Mona Lisa!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2006
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As the new executive chef at Charlie Palmer’s Burritt Room and one of the Zagat's 30 under 30, Knox was brought in to completely overhaul the tavern’s menu. Armed with first-hand experience of agriculture (growing up near his uncle’s farm in Nebraska) and 10 years working in fine-dining restaurants like Bouchon and Aureole in Las Vegas, the Thomas Keller/Charlie Palmer protégé knows his way around fresh ingredients and how to enhance their flavors with minimal manipulation. “My dishes integrate Charlie’s Progressive American style," he says, "while also incorporating my passion for clean, simple plates with strong flavors and a sense of San Francisco style.” He recently turned his attention to the Burritt Room, where he’s raised the bar on the menu offerings, introducing items that go beyond your standard fare such as fried pork shank with American Ale reduction and asparagus and crispy artichoke salad.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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