I went here because I heard it was so authentic. Well they were wrong and clearly have never been to Italy. It's way over priced and the portions are teeny tiny. They don't serve bread. Instead they give you some puffed up pizza dough. Very unsatisfying. The flavors are one dimensional.
They really push the alcohol and if you don't order liquor, you are virtually ignored. I'm all for ambience but it was so dark we couldn't even see the menu. The only thing we did like was the dessert. The desserts seem inspired unlike the rest of the menu. You will leave this restaurant disappointed and hungry.
My favorite. If you want tons of space and giant portions, go to a bigbox chain like macaroni grill. This is fresh, seasonal, handmade dishes of perfect proportions. It's well worth taking the time to plan ahead and make a reservation. I love the Italian wines and ever changing menu. I'm also under 30 and find the clientelle to be varied depending on time and day.
Keep searching, better places in driving range. Sorry, not for me. Small portions, menu and chef not flexible and service not bad...terrible. Many other Italian restaurants better, friendlier, and cheaper.
Will make you miss Italy. This is without question the best Italian food you can find in Dallas. For all the people saying "no no no" - I feel sorry for you because you clearly do not know what wonderful Italian food should taste like. The handmade pastas which are perfectly sauced will have you coming back for more. I have made it a habit to visit this place every week - my favorite indulgence :)
Great neighborhood place!!!!.
love, love, love Nonna.
Yes, it is small. Yes, it is not the most extravagant restaurant in Dallas...but, when it comes to good solid food, friendly service and value, Nonna is great. I highly recommend it!!!! I try to go at least once a month, be ready for a wait, since it only seats around 50 people.
NO NO NO. Quaint??!! How about OverPriced-OverCooked-OverHyped-So Many Old Folks they should change the name to 'God's Little Waiting Room'
Nonna or NoNo?!. Since when are 'quaint & intimate' good news? How about way too small, cramped or uncomfortable?! So small the grey hairs & blue hairs from Highland Park queue up at 5:30 pm and take up all the tables. No privacy. Pizza fair & pasta missing that 'just made, homemade, fresh' touch. If you want to try it & can't get in, go south on Lemmon Avenue one-half mile and try the CiCi's Pizza 'All You Can Eat $4.95 Special', it is better and the management does not have an 'Attitude"!! They should change the name from Nonna to NoNo!!
VERY intimate, fresh food, innovative menu. The atmosphere is extremely close, you can hear everyone's conversation. In my opion the best tables are the high table tops in the bar area. Make reservations for sure, as it's a very long wait if you show up last minute. The menu is small, so if you're looking for many choices this is not your place. But the options are very innovative and interesting. For an appetizer we had the calamari which was over salted and had a strong fishy flavor. My mother and I both had pasta, lobster ravioli and a clam pasta dish. Both were prepared in a light broth, with very little flavor, and slightly disappointing. Based on these 3 dishes alone I would not return. I'm willing to give it another try, as the pasta itself was incrediably fresh and had a wonderful texture. By the looks of the tables around us, the pizza looked appetizing, but aren't we all looking for an Italian restaurant with great pasta dishes to write home about?
A quaint Italian restaurant tucked away in Highland Park spotlights a rotating menu of arresting innovations and perfected favorites..
Highland Parkies and eccentric foodies sip Italian wines in an intimate bar as they wait to be seated. Modern art peppers the restaurant walls and dark lighting grants privacy at the scrunched tables. The excitement over the chef's know-how and culinary creativity ignites the atmosphere; evolving options include pizza, imported pasta and antipasti, as well as wood oven entrees. The Polpettone and polenta and pizzas seem to gratify the masses and the panna cotta dessert doesn't disappoint.
Hit: Wood oven pizzas are impeccably prepared and some are complemented by local cheese maker Paula Lambert's homemade mozzarella
Miss: Although the tarajin pasta imported from Italy's Piedmont region is delectable, it is not always available.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!