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“The coolest hole in the wall!”
Review of Monna Lisa Caffe

Monna Lisa Caffe
Ranked #1 of 221 Restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$11
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2014

After wandering around the town looking for a quiet, comfortable place to have a small bite and a glass of wine, we found this Oasis. It used to be a family's private olive oil press, so it is literally carved out of the walls of a century old home. There was soft jazz playing in the background of this cozy, cool, environment. Soft light reflecting off the stone cave walls, small tables and lounge chairs made us feel so relaxed. The owner was so friendly. Loved the whole experience!

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1  Thank meghan s
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The two owners are a young, newly married couple - Leonardo and Valentina - who made us feel extremely welcome. We only went there as it had a review that there was free wifi and it was a nice place to have a coffee (20 seconds off the main square in Ostuni by the church up the hill from the statue in the middle of the road).
Leonardo is an artist with his cocktails! He has entered competitions with his newly devised cocktails (try his ruby dissarono sour!) - his attention to detail, such as the orange slices with caramelised sugar and herbs - Wonderful!
Valentina is the wizard at making the little "antipasti" type snacks that accompany the cocktails wonderfully.
They are working so hard and with their warm welcome and wonderful food and drink (even just a coffee and croissant), just try Monna Lisa and support them, you wont be disappointed!

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

My favourite bar in Ostuni! The owners, Leonardo and Valentina, are great hosts; welcoming and helpful. There’s a well stocked bar and Leonardo has infinite expertise in creating world class cocktails. Artisan beers made locally are a real find and there are delicious home-made cookies, courtesy of Valentina, to accompany excellent coffee or to take home. Its a lovely place to chill out.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is the bar I go to in Ostuni whenever I feel like having an expertly concocted cocktails. The location is great, just two steps from the main piazza, inside an ancient olive-press which has been renovated with taste by the owners, Leonardo and Valentina.
Leonardo the bartender-owner is passionate about mixology, and it shows. He makes some of the ingredients himself, and not afraid of trying new things - which luckily always came out good!
Beyond the quality, you also would be hard-pressed finding more hospitable hosts. You can linger as long as you want, and never feel like you're being rushed to empty the space.
And if you stop by in the morning, Valentina makes a killer cappuccino!
Lastly, they offer free WIFI. Very handy when you don't want to end up with costly roaming fees.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Mona Lisa is a very cozy little bar which was great to frequent to get away from hussle and bussle and the big plus is they have Wi-Fi (free) .

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