A Great Christmas Eve Dinner at Monna Lisa’s Pizza

A Great Christmas Eve Dinner at Monna Lisa’s Pizza

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We asked Levi where he wanted to have his Christmas Eve dinner. He said, “Monna Lisa Pizza!” They have a play scape there, so good idea on his part. They also have the friendliest owners and staff in Granada. We’ve had the same waiter every time we’ve gone and he always knows exactly what we want and is a very friendly guy. This trip was no different. But in some ways, it was.

At one point Levi found one of the bandannas the staff wear tucked away in the shelf where they store menus and salt & pepper shakers. Instead of someone telling him he couldn’t play with that, they instead brought out an apron and dressed him up as one of the staff and proceeded to play with him and take pictures. Including the owner.

Shortly after all the fun we asked for the  check. The total was about C$650 tip NOT included. As a thanks for a) their always excellent service, and b) their playfulness with Levi this Christmas Eve, I paid C$900 and said, “Keep it. Thanks!”

Two waiters came out a few minutes later and said that they would like to buy us a round of drinks on the house! Roberta and I both had two shots of amaretto. On the way out our regular waiter stopped us and gave us big hugs.

It was a GREAT Christmas Eve dinner!

About the author

I lived in Granada, Nicaragua for a while with my wife and kid. Now I don't. But we like to get back there whenever we can, unless we go somewhere else.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Big Guy. Enjoy your postings more than I should.

    1. Thanks! Merry Christmas to your family as well! I enjoy your comments more than I should, that’s for sure 😉

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