I really like Monjuni's and have been eating there since I was in high school in the 90s. Usually I just get spaghetti and meatballs and they're always consistantly very good as is the shrimp and pasta dish with cheese (even though the thought of seafood and dairy grosses me out, I love that dish).
My only complaint is that the menu says you can order a side salad with any dish for $2.99. Went there for lunch, tried to order a quarter muffaletta with a side of curried chicken salad, and the waitress argued that because it has meat in it, I could not get that as a side salad. I really just wanted to try the salad without shoveling out $12.00 for it, it would suck to order the salad and then realize I hated it. If I loved it, I would probably be back to order it as an entree. At any rate, I just got the muffaletta but felt burned because the policy contradicted the menu.
So - I guess the only bad thing I can really say about Monjuni's is that they really need new menus. Their prices are high, but the food is so good that it's worth it. Maybe not $12.00 salad worth it, but I won't know until I find someone that'll split that salad with me.
The original location near Line Avenue is the only place I recommend of the four in Shreveport. The food is plentiful, the ambiance great! Some say the sauce is too sweet, but that is a matter of taste. My late husband LOVED it! Salads are good too, the muffaletta excellent, and you can purchase the sauce and other goodies to take home.
I loved working at Monjunis! I never saw bugs or pest of any kind in the kitchen or anywhere else.I was very suprised when I started working there last summer how clean we HAVE to keep everything. At the closing we cleaned and we were checked over by Richard or the manager Todd and if they found something half done we all stayed and got checked again. THe owner, manager, and staff are always great!
I've been a customer of this restaurant since it opened and I personally know the owner. On the Anonymous rater - come on, I know for a fact that our Health Department has to answer any complaints made. It sounds to me like this was done by an employee that maybe was fired?
Monjunis of Portico located at 7601 Youree Drive, does not and has not had a bug or pest problem. We have had the same service for years and actually we have not seen a bug in years. Our staff washes their hands frequently and we have hand sanitizer stations in the kitchen and service areas.This is written in regards to a posting by an anonymous writer. Anyone can hide behind anonymous.Feel free to call us at any time 797.9999 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.orgRichard Taylor, owner
Wonderful lasagna. Sweet sauce can be addictive. Bottled olive spread is wonderful on pasta and breads at home. Atmosphere, who cares? Lots of food. Big sandwiches. Take home for later. What else can you expect away from Italy? Pay no attention to cranks on the (1) bad review. You will love it. We have come to La. for years to eat at Monjuni's original cafe. Don't waste time with the franchise types.
Pros: All Delicious and different Italian with lots to take home
Cons: Parking/so go early.