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The owners of the Mona Lisa bakery and restaurant at Broadway and Kolb Road shut down their Mona Lisa bakery in April 2006 and created a restaurant/bakery combo on the southwest corner Tanque Verde Road and Grant, opened in 2007, and named it the Mona Lisa Corleone Sicilian restaurant.

 

It was said that the restaurant resembled a Mafia front, but of course this was only a rumor. The dining room was lined with red leather booths maroon walls with mirrors all over, red carpets, and a stage with a disco ball overhead. There used to be a Sinatra impersonator singing on that stage on the weekend. It was like a 1950’s time capsule. But it somehow managed to look classy, the wait staff wore traditional Sicilian dress, and the food was good.

Reference: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/italian-you-cant-refuse/Content?oid=1089315

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