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Meet Abbas: The Heart and Soul of Mona Lisa!

Welcome to Mona Lisa Ristorante, your go-to destination for delicious comfort food and mouthwatering pizzas in the heart of Thomaston, CT! Our restaurant is named after the iconic Mona Lisa painting, and like her mysterious smile, our food will leave you delighted and satisfied.

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About Abbas

Abbas, the driving force behind Mona Lisa's, has a story that's as inspiring as it is unique. Born in Iran, he set out on a journey to America as a teenager, carving his path to success through sheer determination. His first job in the United States was as a dishwasher in a restaurant. Little did he know that this humble beginning would spark a lifelong passion for the culinary world. He taught himself how to read, write, and speak English, allowing him to navigate this new chapter in his life. 

In 2007, Abbas realized his dream by opening Mona Lisa Ristorante, an Italian-style restaurant that has been a part of the community for 16 years. His dedication to the art of Italian-style cuisine has made Mona Lisa's a local favorite, where traditional flavors and innovative touches come together on every plate.

Beyond his culinary talents, Abbas is known for his humility and generosity. He firmly believes in giving back to the community, and Mona Lisa's actively participates in various charitable activities. His philosophy is simple: good food can bring people together, and he's committed to creating memorable moments for all through his love of cooking.

Abbas's passion for food and dedication to his community make Mona Lisa a special place where patrons can enjoy excellent cuisine in a welcoming environment. Join us to experience Abbas's culinary expertise and the inviting ambiance he has created. Mona Lisa is more than just a restaurant; it's an invitation to savor delicious dishes shaped by Abbas's remarkable journey.

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