My father, Gaspare Apparito, settled in San Diego from his birthplace in Aspra, Sicily in 1950. After a few years in the fishing industry, he decided to try his hand in the restaurant business with family recipes handed down over generations.
Here at Mona Lisa, we use only the finest and freshest ingredients in everything from our famous pizzas to our delicioius entrees. Our handmade dough and sauces add to the exquisite flavor and authenticity of our food.
Bon Appetito! Mike Apparito, Owner
Over the next twenty years, he successfully co-owned and managed multiple restaurants throughout San Diego county.
Since taking over the family business many years ago, it has always been my goal to continue in the family tradition, serving authentic Italian dishes as my father always had.