Welcome to Mona Lisa Ristorante, a classy Italian dining restaurant in the South. I can’t help but stare at the beautiful artworks on the ceiling and walls inside Mona Lisa Ristorante. It will take you to a quick trip to Italy by offering some of their authentic Italian dishes.
Don’t worry if you’re in doubt on what to eat, their waiters are well-versed when it comes to their menu. They will even gladly assist you to your seat. Once seated, they will serve you with their freshly baked complimentary breads with whipped butter, tomato puree and pesto.
Mona Lisa Ristorante is the place to be if you want some cozy lunch or dinner with your family or even friends. I imagine how romantic this restaurant can be for a date night.
Take a peek below for some Italian feasts.
Italian Antipasto Salad (P385)
We were served with two kinds of Salad. Among the two, my personal pick is the Italian Antipasto Salad (P385) made up of romaine and iceberg lettuce, garbanzo beans, red beans, cubed salami, , plum tomato in Italian Vinaigrette dressing. The slices of provolone cheese added a smoky taste to the salad.
Sicilian Caesar Salad (P385)
If you want the classic caesar dressing for a salad, the Sicilian Caesar Salad (P385) is for you. Combination of romaine lettuce, grapes, ripe mango, pine nuts and with some shavings of parmeggiano cheese .
Fettuccine Pescatore (P550)
You can’t go wrong with an ocean fresh seafood medley in a fresh tomato sauce for a pasta. I have no problem with its sauce but I think the pasta needs more time in the kitchen to make it al dente.
Spaghetti alla Vongole (P 450)
The briny juices from the clams gave a wonderful flavor to the perfectly cooked spaghetti. My favorite among the three pastas that I have tried at Mona Lisa.
Pollo Pizzimente (P535)
This pasta is a little bit different, the noodles are soaked in a creamy sauce made from porcini mushrooms drizzled with black truffle oil. It has chicken thighs and breast too, with some broccoli and asparagus. A healthy plate indeed!
By the way you have different choices of Pasta: Spaghettini, Fettuccine, Linguine, Angel Hair, Rigatoni, Spiral, Pappardelle, Penne or add P100 if you want it Gluten Free & Wolewheat Pasta: Spaghetti, Penne.
Barbeque Panizze Pollo (P430)
Of course, a trip to any Italian restaurant is incomplete with having some pizza. We had the usual barbecue pizza made from chicken fillet, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Monalisa Speciale (P360/half;P720/full)
If you’re tired of the round shaped pizza go for Mona Lisa’s Panizze served with bowl of aragula and alfalfa. Monalisa Speciale is a combination of cream tomato sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese with saute garlic buttered shrimp and herbs on topped of a soft crust.
Miguelli Calabrese (P415/half;P830/full)
The next one is topped with italian sausage with porcini mushrooms and herbs. I loved the combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese in this panizze.
The best way to enjoy each panizze slice is to toss some few strands of arugula and alfalfa, seasoned it with some chili flakes then hand-rolled it.
Italian Cheesecake (P310)
Italian’s version of cheesecake is lighter, airy and fluffier than the american. This one has the right sweetness to end up a meal.
A crunchy, cone-like pastry stuffed with cream cheese and sweet mascarpone sprinkled with bits of pistachio on both ends. A must-try if you’re up for a traditional Italian treat.
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Mona Lisa Ristorante
2nd floor, Commercenter, 1780 Commerce Corner Filinvest Avenue,
Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
11:00 AM-3:00 PM/6:00 PM-10:00 PM