For me, food isn’t just food. It’s art!
We bring you the most creative cuisine from Italy directly to your table, with flavours that come from fresh ingredients and years of experience.
We make all our sauces, dressings and pastas fresh everyday. Our hearty Italian dishes are inspired by tradition and innovation. Your food is prepared fresh when you order it.
So order a glass of wine and pair it with a dish that will make your mouth water. We do food the only way we know how—with love and the Italian zest for life.
Giuseppe (Joe) Grande
LA CANTINA DI MONA LISA
WINES BY THE GLASS
SELF-SERVE ENOWINE SYSTEM, RELAXED AND INFORMAL
THE PERFECT PLACE TO ENTERTAIN COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
EVENTS AND CATERING
THAT FIT YOUR STYLE AND BUDGET
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY
FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE
BENVENUTI A MONA LISA
THIRTY YEARS COOKING WITH PASSION, FRESH EVERY SINGLE DAY
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FOOD & FUN
DISCOVER ALL OUR GREAT ACTIVITIES AND SPECIALS
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MONA LISA RISTORANTE ITALIANO
Address 1697 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0K4
Phone 204• 488•3687
Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Friday- Saturday: 11:30 am–12:00 am
Sunday: 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
“Our hearty Italian dishes are inspired by tradition and innovation”
TASTY DISHES PREPARED WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS
“We do food the only way we know how—with love and the Italian zest for life”
“Food is terrific, the service is really good and the atmosphere is very friendly and cozy. One of the best Italian restaurants in Winnipeg.”
“I was pleasantly surprised by the renovations and also really impressed with the service. ”
“Lovely hour spent with good food and an enjoyable ambiance.”
CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS AND SPECIALS AND SAVE THE DATE
pane fritto $13.
fluffy pillows of seasoned homemade dough, lightly fried, and accompanied with tomato sauce
frittura di calamari $15.
tender rings of calamari, lightly breaded and served with fresh lemon, add lemon basil aioli for $2.50
frittura di funghi $15.
crimini, button, & portobello mushrooms dipped in moretti beer batter, sprinkled with romano cheese
salsiccia calabrese $15.
in-house spicy calabrese sausage, sautéed with potato and bell peppers
mona lisa porchetta e fagioli $14.
grilled pork belly served with a medley of fresh beans
fresh atlantic mussels served in your choice of sauce: plum tomato or vodka saffron
large tiger prawns sautéed in your choice of:
serrano peppers, garlic, white onions, and extra virgin olive oil
or lemon, butter, and fresh herbs
misto italiano $18.
assortment of italian deli meats, imported cheese, olives, and marinated vegetables
caterina’s crostini $18.
goat cheese croquettes, sautéed button mushrooms, fine diced tomatoes, rapini and grilled portuguese water bread.
veal carpaccio $19.
thinly sliced montreal milk fed veal tenderloin marinated with extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon, garnished with green peppercorns and curled parmigiano reggiano
fresh manilla clams in white wine $8.
jumbo prawns sautéed in extra virgin olive and garlic $9.
jumbo scallops with garlic butter $10.
atlantic salmon seasoned with black pepper and garlic $11.
4 oz of chicken $6.
calabrese sausage made in house $7.
seasonal vegetables freshly grilled $7.
pane formaggio long italian bread toasted with mozzarella, provolone and ricotta cheese $11.
alio arrostito long italian bread with whole roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil $8.
meat sauce from milk fed veal $7.
homemade meatballs $7
rapini nutty and bitter southern italian vegetable $7.
asparagus seasoned and grilled $7.
button mushrooms in tomato sauce or olive oil $7.
serrano peppers & romano cheese manitoba grown serrano peppers with imported romano cheese $3.50
feta cheese $3.50
side of fagioli $5.50
spaghetti pomodoro $8.
linguine aglio e olio $9.
fettucini alfredo $10.
latte e caffé $4.50
coffee and refills $2.75
tea, loose leaf $3.00
bottled coca cola $3.25
aranciata rossa, limonata, and pompelmo juices $3.00
soft drink, per glass $2.75
ice tea, per glass $2.75
juice; apple, orange $2.75
mona lisa h20 $2.75
san pellegrino, 500 ml $4.00
san pellegrino, 750 ml $6.00
fiuggi water $6.00
assorted cheese cakes $9.00
gluten free chocolate sin $9.00
l’italiana $13. side $7.
mixed greens topped with roma tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, and our homemade dressing
giulio cesare $13. side $7.
romaine lettuce tossed in our creamy ceaser dressing and freshly toasted garlic croutons
farro salad $15.
tossed with bell peppers, red onion, feta, black olives, tomato, extra virgin olive oil
mixed greens topped with roma tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, and generous amounts of romano, mozzarella, provolone, asiago, and feta cheese, dressed in our very own italian dressing
bocconcini e pomodoro $15.
layers of fresh bocconcini cheese, roma tomatoes, red onion, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, oregano, fresh garlic and basil
insalate di mare grande $24.
fresh atlantic salmon, tiger prawns, scallops and calamari, tossed with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, dressed with our freshly made lemon and olive oil vinaigrette
italian flavours married with the traditional japanese art of sushi
arcobaleno (rainbow) roll $14.
fresh tuna and salmon, tobiko, razor clams, and avocado
il paisano $14.
thin slices of mortadella, and calabrese salami, gorgonzola, and roasted pine nuts
bruschetta roll $14.
provolone, scallops, eggplant, zucchini, tuna, and fine diced tomato
giardino roll $14.
grilled red pepper, avocado, zucchini, roasted eggplant
pine nuts, avocado, razor clams, shrimp, tobiko, and spicy roasted red pepper sauce
fresh manilla clams, atlantic mussels, calamari, shrimp, scallops, in a marinara sauce, served over fresh linguine pasta
lasagne al forno $27.
homemade pasta with layers of beef, veal, romano and mozzarella cheese
fussili tre colori $27.
tender slices of chicken breast, diced tomato, red onion, spinach, sundried tomato, simmered in a white wine cream sauce and served on a bed of fusilli
cannelloni di carne $26.
manicotti pasta stuffed with montreal milk fed veal, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and topped with tomato sauce
rigatoni calabrese $26.
rigatoni, made freshly in-house, served with our very own calabrese sausage tossed with garlic, olive oil, romano, and parmiggiano reggiano cheese
penne al pollo rosso $26.
slices of tender chicken breast, diced tomato, red onion, sundried tomato, tossed in a garlic pesto sauce
ravioli fatti a mano $26.
our signature ravioli stuffed with montréal milk fed veal, ricotta cheese, served with plum tomato sauce
reginette primavera $26.
in-house made, wild mushroom infused pasta, with asparagus, diced tomato, fresh herbs, crimini, button, and portobello mushrooms
conchiglie con spinaci $26.
sea shell pasta filled with spinach, ricotta, romano and mozzarella cheese
melenzane parmigianno $26.
slices of grilled eggplant topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, romano cheese, and served with homemade fresh pasta.
fettucini alfredo $24.
alfredo sauce made with romano and parmiggiano reggiano cheese and cream tossed with fresh fettucini pasta
spaghetti al pomodoro $18.
with fresh tomato sauce or butter
gluten free pasta add $3.75
corn flour or rice flour available
whole wheat pasta add $3.75
pollo alla carrozza $30.
chicken breast stuffed with pancetta, sundried tomato, goat cheese, under a roasted garlic cream sauce and served with fresh homemade pasta in a roasted red pepper sauce.
pollo bocconcino $28.
grilled chicken breast topped with bocconcini & romano cheese served with pasta alio e oilo
pollo all parmigiana $27.
chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, and served with pasta al pomodoro
limone e pepe con rosamarino $27.
grilled chicken breast seasoned with cracked black pepper, rosemary, lemon, served with grilled vegetables and creamer potato
catch of the day; market price
risotto di mare $31.
arborio risotto cooked with manilla clams, prawns, scallops, langostino lobster, calamari, and pickerel in marinara sauce
fresh atlantic salmon pan-seared to a medium rare, served with lemon, roasted rosemary creamer potato, and fresh vegetables
piccata pickerel $29.
piccata style, in a caper lemon butter sauce with grilled vegetables & rosemary creamer potato
gamberi al limone $27.
tiger prawns simmered in a velvety white wine lemon sauce with a side of our capellini made in house and sautéed vegetables
montreal milk fed veal
linguine aglio e olio served as a first course
vitello capriola grande $37.
veal scalloppini served under a goat cheese reduction sauce, with roasted rosemary potato, rapini and portobello mushrooms
vitello dolce $37.
tender veal simmered in a frangelico cream sauce with mushrooms, onions, garlic, hazelnuts
vitello alla parmigiana $33.
veal cotoletta topped with our signature tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano
…then choose your favourite toppings…
small $2. medium $3. large $4.
our classic pizza
small $15. medium $19. large $24.
create your own
first start off with our zesty pizza sauce and premium mozzarella cheese…
small $12. medium $14. large $18.
jumbo shrimp $6.
manitoba grown serrano peppers, jarred in-house
with our fresh grated imported romano cheese $3.
our very own multi-grain whole wheat
pizza dough $3.50 (personal size only)
gluten free pizza shell $3.50
(personal size only)
mushrooms, banana peppers, spinach, feta cheese on a thin crust
mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, black olives
pepperoni, bacon, salami, capicollo, ham, beef, homemade calabrese sausage
fresh pineapple slices, rosemary prosciutto, coconut, roasted almonds
mushrooms, artichokes, home-made calabrese sausage, oregano, romano cheese
pepperoni, mushroom, back bacon, tomato, green pepper, onions
olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, basil on a thin crust
prosciutto, curls of parmigiano, tomato, arugula, extra virgin olive oil
mushrooms, pork belly, onions, maple syrup
mushrooms, calabrese salami, spicy eggplant, spinach, feta on a thin crust
pepperoni, mushrooms, salami, capicollo, calabrese sausage, romano cheese on a thin crust
ZUPPA & ANTIPASTI
DESSERTS & BEVANDE
INSALATE & MEZZO MEZZO
PASTA & VEGETARIAN
Mona caters your special events. Our new Dining Room, La Cantina or our private Corporate Dining Room are all available for parties of 12 or more. We can also create a special Menu just for you!
Pizza, as only Mona Lisa can make it!
Our pizzas have been called “a work of art” because we focus on the basics; real cheese, real vegetables, real meat, and crusts made in-house from scratch with the best ingredients possible.
Pick Up, Delivery, Dine In
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Try one of our our healthy, multi-grain, whole wheat, thin-crust pizzas. Choose from our Classics; Angelino, Jennith and Mona Lisa or create your own. See menu for more Classics.
Mushrooms, Calabrese salami, spicy eggplant, spinach, feta on a thin crust
Mushrooms, banana peppers, spinach, feta cheese on a thin crust
Pepperoni, mushroom, back bacon, tomato, green pepper and onions on a thick crust
Wine Whiskey Wednesdays
30% Off Wine 50% Off Whiskey
Whether you celebrate Woden, the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god and leader of the Wild Hunt, worship Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, travel, thievery, eloquence and science or believe in Hermes, the Greek god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft, Wednesday is the day to kick back at Mona’s and enjoy featured wines and whiskeys at 30% to 50% off.
Pianist, electric bassist, and composer, Ron Paley formed the Ron Paley Big Band in 1976 after playing with the big bands of Buddy Rich and Woody Herman, with whom he recorded two CDs and played on a Frank Sinatra album. He has recorded two big band albums, one trio album, and is completing work on a big band musical.
Nadia infuses the fiery styling’s of such artists as Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and more, to create a dynamic musical treat of upbeat Jazz and American Standards, with heavy influences by Louis Jordan, Count Basie, and Cole Porter. Nadia has performed at many venues in Winnipeg, including Leo Mol, The Palm Lounge in the Fort Garry Hotel, Mona Lisa Ristorante and the winnipeg jazz festival .
Breeze is an internationally sought after musician, producer and songwriter with several career highlights to his name. Constantly seeking to redefine what he does has inspired a unique musical project; introducing Breeze Trio...a musical combo comprised of piano, acoustic (stand up) bass fronted by Breeze as vocalist/electronic hand drum. They're a regular favorite of ours and we know they'll be one of yours too!
*events&catering* We’ve got this!
• Choose from your place, our new Dining Room, La Cantina or our private Corporate Dining Room.
• Special Catering Menu for parties of 12 or more. We can also create a special Menu just for you!
• Complete services include linens, décor, live music, custom printed menus, flowers and more.
A Burger, as only Mona Lisa can make it!
Mona's Special Veal Burger with your choice of Italian or Caesar salad.
Join us for a tantalizing
Food & Wine Event
featuring wines from
Tolaini Estate Winery!
All four internationally acclaimed Red wines of Tolaini will be tasted. Your evening begins with a complimentary glass of Giusti Prosecco.
WEEKLY PIZZA SPECIALS
WINE WHISKY WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
VEAL BURGER FRIDAY
WINE TASTING EVENT