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Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

££££, , American
733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
+1 719-685-0277
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese fondue” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Swiss, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
1. Romantic place to celebrate
"added that amazing touch for our anniversary dinner"
See reviews that mention special occasion
2. Fine dining in unique setting
" The four course meal with wine pairing was extraordinary."
Dennis W
See reviews that mention four courses
3. Award-winning wait staff
"Professional wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive"
See reviews that mention small rooms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family of 8 for dinner. Food was good so was the service except that the size of the fondue bowls was small, skimpy portions. I don’t mind paying the posted price but the size of the serving should be reasonable, not small....More

Thank ckaspia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun Fondue! Thanks for the special night out for our large group. They were very well taken care of. The servers were wonderful. Ashley, Brian and Jeff were all fabulous to work with in setting up this event. We appreciate the hospitality, and look forward...More

Thank CRSCColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though Fondue may not be our thing everything about this place is great. Our server Brianna was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. She even found a wine for my fiancé. The food quality and taste was better than great. We are just not fans...More

Thank CWTag3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish this evening was everything we expected and more, and we highly recommend it for a romantic celebration of any kind. The service was excellent, the wine pairings were spot on, and the food was delicious. Even though it is kind of...More

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing since the building is close to 150 years old. We did the four course menu, which was amazing. I was not a huge fan of the entree course, since you have to cook it yourself at the table,...More

Thank Gingilla6
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary recently with a truly memorable and delicious meal at this restaurant. The atmosphere is very tranquil, and the service was fantastic (ask for Michelle). The meal was very good, but the service and the ambiance is what warrants...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My wife, four children and I drove most of the day to get to Manitou Springs - our first visit - and we hit the jackpot with Mona Lisa. We were drawn in by the look and location, but that was only the beginning. Everyone...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We loved this, it was romantic, perfect way to celebrate anniversary. Staff was awesome and we will definitely come back!

Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Service was great, the food was just ok. The cheese we had tasted mostly like the beer in it, and I don’t like beer, the meats were pretty good but I was hoping it was more like Melting pot but it was cooked on a...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is MORE than FONDUE. The caesar salad is crazy good. And they will have you lovnig it as the first course is the traditional cheese fondue; then comes the meat - on a wonderful grill format. I had the vegetarian entree and grilled everything...More

Thank wendy c
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Matthew K
24 May 2017|
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Response from David10159 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so. I didn't see any in the downstairs wine bar I was in, but feel sure they are.
Kimberly G
9 May 2017|
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Response from CORINNE G | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code, it's very informal
16 October 2016|
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Response from Montyd72 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could navigate around his allergies if you inform the waitress. Obviously the severity of his allergies dictates how preventative you need to be. However, since it's not a sandwich place, I'd think it should be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 733 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809
    (Manitou Ave / Canon Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-0277
  • E-mail
Award-winning romantic fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Manitou Springs. Voted "Best Wait Staff" (Gold) and "Best Fine Dining" (Bronze) and "Best Place for a Celebration," The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is locally owned by the same hosts for 22 years and is considered one of the charter members of Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant offers a rare, intimate dining experience where guests are invited to relax, linger, savor, and enjoy unrushed time together. Our signature 4-Course Fondue Dinner includes salad, cheese fondue, entree platter, and chocolate fondue. Unlike fondue in hot oil or broth, our entree platters feature table-top raclette grilling of delicious cuts of meat, seafood, sausages, and vegetables along with locally baked bread and fresh vegetables. We offer an extensive wine and beer menu including wine flight experiences in the dining room and happy hour in Mona's Cellar downstairs. The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is listed among the most romantic restaurants in the Pikes Peak Region's and has also made the list of America's most romantic restaurants.
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