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Mona Lisa's Gelato & Cafe

305 W Oakland Ave Ste 110, Oakland Square behind Mellow Mushroom, Johnson City, TN 37604-1650
+1 423-262-8357
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“gelato” (33 reviews)
“spumoni” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
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Italian, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
305 W Oakland Ave Ste 110, Oakland Square behind Mellow Mushroom, Johnson City, TN 37604-1650
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My friend and I stopped in for gelato and it was excellent. Very creamy and flavorful. I will be going back the next time I am in Johnson City.

Thank Lynne718
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Have been in "Gelato Shock" since Rita's closed recently. Decided to try Mona Lisa's. Almost didn't go inside once I saw the dirty windows/door. Terrible for any business. Anyway, didn't have Mango, which is the reason I'd gone, AND the trays that ice cream was...More

Thank 1937Ashley
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited the cafe right at lunch time with two adults and three young kids. Service was great and the gelato ice cream was a home run! Good variety of flavors as well as what I would consider lighter lunch items. The facility is adequate, nothing...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a great place to stop in for lunch and a little dessert! I love their Paninis. The gelato is out of this world. I try a new one each time I visit.

Thank Jules C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After a Saturday run my friend and I stopped in here for lunch. The Thai noodle soup bowl with chicken was fantastic! And my friend loved the crab chowder. Then we had gelato which was amazing! I highly recommend the custard flavor.

Thank southernsweetie2016
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We get gelato every time that we are in the area. Very clean. Many different choices of gelato. Makes it hard to pick just one. As good as gelato that I had in Italy.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have recently relocated to North Eastern Tennessee and we love the area, but miss great Italian food. We have shared this sentiment with many we know and have found their feelings to be similar. Last weekend our waiter at another restaurant asked us if...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Hungry for ice cream in JC? Skip the local chain ice cream stores and head over to Mona Lisa's for outstanding housemade Italian gelato! They have a variety of different flavors to choose from. My Cherry Garcia gelato was better than Ben and Jerry's, with...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Wow . Everything here is so good. Made in house and very fresh. The pimiento cheese on homeade ciabatta rolls are amazing. Spumoni Saturdays are my favorite. If your not familiar with spumoni stop in and get educated on the best tasting dessert around. You...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I drive from Bristol for the sweet and delicious gelato, which I prefer over ice cream. Every flavor I have tried is delicious.

Thank Chad B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Oakland Ave Ste 110, Oakland Square behind Mellow Mushroom, Johnson City, TN 37604-1650
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-262-8357
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Located in north Johnson City on W. Oakland Ave. (beside the Mellow Mushroom), Mona Lisa’s Gelato is known for pleasing your sweet tooth as well as offering up a great selection of healthy and delicious food. Mona Lisa’s Gelato & Cafe’ is a little different. The first thing you’ll notice when you walk in is the heavenly smells. Freshly baked Bread, Homemade Soups, Panini Sandwiches on the Grill and Gelato are immediately perceptible. When you visit Mona Lisa’s, you will see a blackboard listing our soups, sandwiches and Specials of the Day. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, or stopping in with the family for some gelato, you will find the healthiest food you can eat when you are away from home!
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