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.