MonAlyssa

4.4
231 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 231 People Are Saying
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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAVE BEEN COMING ALMOST WEEKLY (USUALLY ON A SUNDAY) TO THIS WONDERFUL BYOB . THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL ESPECIALLY TYLER (MANAGER AND WAITER) . THE MENU IS EXTENSIVE AND THE COOKS CAN ALWAYS ACCOMODATE A REQUEST . I LOVE THEIR POLO ROLLATINE AND MY HUSBAND LAST HAD THEIR HOMEMADE LASAGNE - WE HAVE A FAVORITE APP -ARTICHOKE ALYSSA WHICH WE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE ORDERING . AMPLE TIME TO SIT AND ENJOY OUR COURSES - ALWAYS A TREAT TO VISIT !! SOMETIMES ON THE WAY OUT WE PURCHASE A PIZZA TO GO !

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JeniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!! The food, the service... and we had enough food for dinner the next night! Thanks!

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MG21
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went for valentines day. Food was average mid level restaurant grade. For the prices they were charging we would have hoped for a better experience. Overall a good place to go for dinner but if you are paying over $50.00 ahead I would have hoped for a little more. Maybe best to do there not on a holiday when rates are always increased.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Our server was excellent. Attentive but nit pushy

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try a new place since there’s not much we haven’t tried in our area that’s not a “chain” restaurant . Our group has an array of dofferent tastes we like and MonAlyssa pleased all our palates . Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend!

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vipjoelk
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food COVID-19 killed capacity but didn’t diminish quality of food/service.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAVE BEEN GOING PRETTY MUCH EVERY SUNDAY WHERE WE CAN SIT AND ENJOY OUR WINE BYOB AND ENTREES AND GREAT ,SPACED SERVICE BY TYLER . WE LOVE THEIR APP ARTICHOKE MON ALYSSA (WHICH WE CAN ORDER THOUGH NOT ON MENU ALL THE TIME ) THE RESTAURANT CAN CREATE REQUESTS - I LOVE THE CHICKEN ROLLATINE WITH SIDE PASTA (DIFFERENT SAUCE )MY HUSBAND HAD THE VEAL WITH BROCOLLI RABE WHICH HE LOVED !! THEIR MENU AND SPECIALS ARE EXTENSIVE SO A LOT TO CHOOSE FROM !! GIVE THE RESTAURANT A TRY -

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LindaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MonAlyssa is a great place, food is exceptional, service is very good & Brian & Tyler are great!

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal! Difficult choices to make with the great variety of meals. Service is very good. Very accommodating and friendly staff.

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service but since we ate very early the restaurant was almost empty. I also love the music selection. Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé. We always have leftovers for the next day. Still delicious!

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vipdiana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food at this restaurant is always out of this world it is freshly cooked the portions are large the servers are great we have been eating here for years and we feel like family the prices are very reasonable I can't say enough good thins about this restaurant

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vipNJTony
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flounder and veal francaise dishes were fantastic. We also took home an order of the garlic bread caprese for lunch the next day. Delicious.

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE ARE REPEAT CUSTOMERS SO WE"LOVE " THIS PLACE -WE HAVE A FAVORITE APP WHICH IS ARTICHOKE ALYSSA WHICH CAN BE REQUESTED AT ANYTIME -WE DISCOVERED IT AS A SPECIAL -THE RESTAURANT IS EXCELLENT WITH SPECIAL REQUESTS. MY HUSBAND'S ENTREE WAS A CHICKEN ROLLATINE -MINE WAS VEAL ALYSSA (TOPPED WITH EGGPLANT ) BOTH WERE VERY DELICIOUS !! BYOB ! OUR SERVICE -TYLER KNOWS OUR STYLE AND PACE FOR A MOST ENJOYABLE EVENING !! CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK !!

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vipMagilla
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!!

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isellexus
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food wonderful!!..Lighting needs to be a little lower to create a nicer atmosphere.

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ArleneL
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed returning after all this troubling times. Food & service was excellent as always in the past. Renovations looking good. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have eaten here at least twice a month - our servicer was "sam" who knows our style as being slow to enjoy every course complimented by our wine - they are a byob we started with sharing their artichoke alyssa app - i had the veal parm with their twist of eggplant on top -my husband had their manicotti with a side meatball - as always an enjoyable evening (wednesday) no dessert but was tempting -

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vipdiana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is great prices are good we have been going here many years and will not go anywhere else !!!

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been here before - this was for my birthday (november) our app was a special - artichoke with pesto -out of this world (told we could order at any time -great ! } our entrees were veal parm with eggplant on top - very enjoyable !! our serve tyler knows our paced style of eating so we had a great night !! byob yeh !!

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MikeD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service was great

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vipdanutaB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we dined during restaurant week but we ate there before - we had four courses - app was eggplant/ salad /veal dish/ red velvet cake for dessert - everything was wonderful and i like the idea you can ask for substitutions on maybe a side dish and you can be accomodated on this request -our waiter that night was tyler (wonderful server ) also byob a plus !!

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jazzy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service inpeccable. They aim to please in every aspect! Outside seating was well done. Will definitely go again!

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vipKarenP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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Lulukc
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outside setup. Great food & service.

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Shaz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food every single time especially the specials in the menu

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JennK
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. Food was excellent

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MK24
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

MonAlyssa was nothing extraordinary. Since we were a table of two they wanted to put us on the side of restaurant in an area that looks like it is a service alley and has no coverage from sun or weather. . Tables were unstable and rocking. Asked for another table so then they put us up front under the tent which was much better, but they seemed to be annoyed that we asked for another table. Food was OK. Service was inattentive in a non busy restaurant.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Mom is a tough critic and said gluten free pasta was a little overcooked. My soft shell crabs were great though! Overall good experience, given the outdoor limitations. We sat in the left side of the building in what was an alley. It got pretty windy and wish we could have moved to the front or back. But, given our current circumstances in NJ, the restaurant is doing what it can. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is a review I didn’t want to write. We were here in August and they hit it out of the park. Tonight, not so much. First, they brought out an incorrect appetizer. The server seemed harried so we let it go. When they brought out main courses, they “forgot”( servers word) to prepare one of the entrees. It came 15 minutes later. I ordered veal with shrimp, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms and crabmeat, the menu said it was served with tortellini. Well, it came out without the crab, without the onion, and served over angel hair,no explanation given. Another entree was supposed to come out with a side of spaghetti, it too came out with angel hair. The servers were running all over, it was clear they were understaffed and that the kitchen was busy making pizzas. This place needs to decide if it’s a pizza joint or a fine dining establishment. The potential for the latter is there. But with kitchen mixups and short staffing it seems like it is leaning towards the former. That’s unfortunate.

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DavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food options. Will definitely be back.

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vipMagilla
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always, Excellent!

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vipTitiK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and service. Will definitely go back again. Really big portion sizes!

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vipWilliamN
Tampa
90 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was our first time dining at Mon Alyssa. In general, the food was average and the service was excellent. Their clams casino recipe was all wrong- no diced bell peppers , no bacon. I asked the server to confirm that it was clams casino and she said yes. My wife got the veal saltimbocca which was too soupy and not very flavorful. I got the shrimp fra diavlo which wasn’t all that spicy although the pasta was cooked perfectly. Our server, Alicia, was very attentive and friendly but couldn’t overcome the shortcomings in the food. Now I know why we were able to get a table on short notice.

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Bluehen81
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very charming dining on the patio. My husband’s birthday so it was made special by the quaintness. Quiet and serene but service was slow. Food was excellent as was the ambience. Would definately go back.

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KimV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MonAlyssa never disappoints. Food is always delicious and nicely presented. Their wait staff are very friendly and attentive. Our party of four enjoyed our dinners. We sat in the outdoor tented area which was nice. MonAlyssa is one of our go-to restaurants. Have been coming here since they first opened.

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LouisB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was excellent, food was outstanding, ambiance was fantastic!!!

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Nansim
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out favorite place to celebrate life events and to just have a good quiet dinner

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ralpha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for my mother and my mother-in-laws birthday. The whole evening went great. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Lulukc
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They set up outside dining in the parking lot with plants, etc. It's a nice atmosphere.
Service & food is always good.

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MaryB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Alyssa has adapted very nicely to dining in the Covid era. Eating outside was the only cause of the moderate noise level.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MonAlyssa using the Order Online button. MonAlyssa also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 899-1999 ext. 2.

MonAlyssa is rated 4.4 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.