MonAlyssa

4.6
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150 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Mon Alyssa Restaurant and Pizzeria has been owned and operated by the Alvarez family for four years. Chef/Owner Santos Alvarez, the patriarch of the Alvarez family, has been cooking professionally for more than thirty years. Born and raised in Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico, Santos’ first instructor in the culinary arts was his father who at one time was a sous chef in Chicago. The restaurant, which offers nightly dinner specials that are served in a casual atmosphere, is known for Chef Santos’ white Pasta E Faggioli. Pizzas, subs, and wraps are available as well as pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak, and lamb. Every entrée is cooked to order and dietary restrictions are catered to. On and off premises catering is also available as well as take out and free local delivery. Patrons enjoy the live music offered on the weekends. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, offering exceptional food at moderate prices and giving impeccable service.

Special Offers

Date Night Specials

Date Night Deals include: 1 Appetizer, 2 Salads, 2 Entrees, & 1 Dessert, Includes Coffee, Tea, Cappuccinos, or Espresso. 2 Menus available for $48 a Couple or $55 a Couple. Off Select Menus visit our website for more Info. Available Sunday-Thursday 4pm- Close

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 4 February 2020

Ends: 30 April 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 16:00-22:00

2 Entree's for $34

2- Soups, 2- Salads & 2 Entrees for $34. Off Select Menu

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 September 2019

Ends: 29 September 2118

Availability: Mon 16:00-17:30
Wed 16:00-17:30

Early Bird Specials

4 Course Early Bird Menu. Starting at $13 & up Off Select menu. Includes Soup, Salad, Entree & Ice Cream. Please See Early Bird Menu for more details. Visit our Website for more info. Does not include Tax or Gratuity.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 27 March 2019

Ends: 27 March 2118

Availability: Sun 16:00-17:30
Tue 16:00-17:30
Thu 16:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 11:30PM

What 150 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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SolN
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

this is our to go place when it comes to italian foods,the best ever

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vipMagilla
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undoubtably my favorite spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent. The service for a group of seven was very well managed throughout the evening. Everyone in the group commented on the quality of the food and the overall positive dining experience.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food & great people! Go there a lot & have sent many people there!

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ChartwellH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to eat and have a great time!!!

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AbrahamZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Restaurant needs to have a separate entrance. You feel like your going to eat in a pizzeria until you’re brought in. Waiting area is pretty unattractive. They only had 2 servers working the whole dining room. Helpers were just walking around not knowing what to do. It took a long time for the waiter to come to our table. Helpers couldn’t even answer a question about which menu was available that evening. Helpers seemed bothered when we asked for more bread. Staff needs to be better trained. The service after that was good. The food is always good.

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TerenceH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

FOUR US OUT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER. THEY HAD A GREAT SELECTION OF 4 COURSE DINNERS. EVERYONE LOVED THEIR MEALS. WE WILL ALL BE BACK BERY SOON.

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vipmeg916
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had to wait almost 30 minutes after our reservation time before being seated. Granted it was Valentines Day, but they definitely didn't seem prepared for the rush. We also had to ask twice for bread, and the portion size of the appetizers was ridiculous - I ordered the cream cheese stuffed strawberries and got just 2 on the plate, and my partner received a single 3 inch wide crab cake when the menu said "crabcakes". Lame.

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Highly recommend giving this place a shot.

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Bob01
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. We’ve been to Mon Alyssa many times for different occasions and have always been totally satisfied with everything. The service,food and ambiance are always fantastic! We will continue to frequent the restaurant in the future. Thank you for the great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. From the ambience to the food. Perfection!

JG
JayGee1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at MonAlyssa. The food was very good . I had the Filet Mignon which was on special that night. It came out perfectly med rare. My wife had the salmon special which was also a delight.
The service was attentive and unobtrusive. Perfect.
We will be visiting again.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a good meal. A varied menu and friendly staff. Enjoy specials during week and reward points for free dinners. Highly recommend!

CF
CarolannF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the good and the customer service I. Excellent price range

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EilernS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday food was excellent so was the service

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dalfonse52
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expanded menus offers many choices! You are treated like family when you are their for meals. Highly recommended!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The night started out badly. We had reservations for New Year's Eve and when we got there they were backed up 45-60 minutes. There is no bar, so the waiting area is the take-out pizza part of the restaurant. There was some grumbling by patrons, but generally people were in good spirits., which helped immensely. When we finally got seated, the waitstaff could not have been nicer. They knew people had been waiting and they did everything possible to make up for it.

The food was terrific, and what was, I thought, going to be a limited holiday menu was really quite extensive. You could basically have anything - pasta, chicken, veal, steak or fish. The food came out promptly but we weren't rushed. My wife had a veal dish and I had a pasta dish and both were very good.

We had a real surprise when we received the bill. The restaurant took 25% off as a courtesy for the delays and the remaining bill was unbelievably cheap. I told my wife if we were in NYC our entries would have cost more than the entire bill (before sides!). The team did a very good job of converting what could have been a bad night for a bunch of guests into a very enjoyable experience. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. I love Mon Alyssa and have never been disappointed. I always make it a point to dine there whenever I'm back up from Florida.

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AndreaE
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here about 15 yrs ago! Food was fabulous & STILL IS! Our server was TYLER & he was amazing! We thought the prices for a 4 course dinner on Christmas Eve cannot be beat! EXCELLENT! There was a cute TYPO on the specials menu that my son caught! We all had a good laugh with Tyler! The plus of the evening was having SANTA sitting at the table next to us!

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vipjoelk
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in point accumulation for their dinning club good last meal as the intention is not too return.

MonAlyssa
Responded on 29 December 2019

Hi Joel, Were Sorry That your feel Disappointed in our Loyalty System all the Info is on our site at:https://monalyssarestaurant.c o m /loyalty-rewards/ When you do pay with a Credit card the tablets our servers use do ask if your a Loyalty member and then as for your email. we Do Apologize if this has caused any confusion. The System also send an email so your link your CC to your Loyalty so you don't have to place your email every time. Were Sorry to loose you as a Valued Customer.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Monalyssa many times & their menu has gotten more upscale. Nice combinations. Different specials as well as their great traditional menu. Enjoy their weekday specials s well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, nice atmosphere.

AO
AirstreamersOnTheMove
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We often go to MonAlyssa for their Wednesday night special. The food here is delicious.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place, Monalyssa's is like a comfortable dining room in my home.
I definitely will return to try more all their food.
Service was great as always and friendly.
Brian always makes sure you have a great visit each and every time.
I love the Holiday season and on Sundays the live Holiday music that plays while you dine cant be beat.

KP
vipKarenP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiter was awesome. Food was great.

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ChristineC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Service impeccable. Best linguine with clams I’ve ever had. Only challenge is the noise level, but it is worth putting up with that for the experience.

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vipMaryD
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a Veal dish that was prepared and cooked perfectly.

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Annemarie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were there on a Thursday eve. Tables right next to us we’re seated right after us, maybe if we were spread out the noise should have been more tolerate??????

No privacy

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food
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Event though the restaurant was crowded, the food and the service were excellent! I highly recommend dining here.

JW
JoanneW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food is solid. Furniture and decor need to be updated. Wobbly table, ripped seat on chair, chipped wood on tables. Just needs an overhual to match the food and the moderate pricing.

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vipjoelk
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food excellent service.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are frequent patrons of this restaurant and always find the food and service excellent. We were there for restaurant week and again enjoyed the special menu!

KM
KathleenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant itself needs some re-painting and modernization but the food and service is great!
It is a small dining place and from the outside, one would not think there is a dining room adjacent to the pizza area, but once inside, it is a warm, friendly atmosphere and the service and food are certainly worth coming for.

KH
KathyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there, went for Restaurant Week! It is a good idea so people find it, go and love it! That is what we did!!! Will definitely go back and have already told others.

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Barbie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food. Noisy pizza parlor atmosphere.

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vipAuDMom2
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food.
Champagne sauce outstanding

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vipDonnaV
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent!! Highly recommend for a real Italian meal!

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vipMagilla
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fantastic was happy it was crowded tonight but sad too it’s just too good the cats out of the bag

KM
KathyM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great meal every time! The prices are fair and the service is friendly.

TB
vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
193 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not worth the price, food bland, decor needs update.