Nonna - Dallas

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494 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A neighborhood restaurant for people to meet and enjoy authentically made regional Italian food.

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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent definitely recommend the pasta

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BC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My first time I visited was a much better experience than the second time around. Our waiter didn't seem very interested in attending to my sister and I. We might not have had a big enough table, or appeared to be good tippers. Whatever the case, I would say the service we received impacted the entire experience. If you are going to eat at Nonna, sit at the counter, the service is excellent at the counter! The food was just "okay" this visit. I'd go back to The Charles any day before coming back to Nonna for a third try! It hit the spot for our birthday dinner, but Nonna won't come top of mind for recommendations when I am asked.

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M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna has amazing food (smaller portions so you don’t feel like a pig...plus save room for dessert)! Small, cozy restaurant with excellent service. The brioche crostini was amazing, lobster ravioli was very good (broth based so almost like dumplings in soup). I understand now why reservations are tough to get. Great place!

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CW
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Nonna. Service is impeccable and the salads/pastas/bread are all delicious!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service was attentive, great Italian wine list.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The gnocchetti with shiitake mushrooms was SO sumptuous. I would have happily eaten a double serving. Juan, our server was most helpful. Another tasty meal.

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Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond exceptional. Always is. Was late for our reservation and they always make it feel like home. The very best Dallas has to offer. Wine list is superb. Never misses a beat. If Dallas had Michelin, this would be on the list.

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and food in the dining room and bar! Only downside was the hostess when we arrived. We made a reservation for the dining room, and she said that we hadn’t, and that next time we can sit in dining- she would make a note in our account. I then told her we did make a reservation this time in dining, and wanted to sit there if possible. She said there was no availability. Then I stated we would wait for a table in the dining room. About 20-30 minutes after our original reservation time, we were able to get a table. Just felt that the first impression walking into the restaurant wasn’t welcoming or accommodating. We only stayed because we have dined at Nonna before and loved the food.

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JO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST IN DALLAS!!! Love eating at bar with Phil....

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VL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for any occasion. Love that the menu changes almost daily. My wife and I couldn't decide on what we wanted and was delighted to hear about the pasta sampler option. It was just plate after plate of amazingly prepared food.

Will definitely be a regular here for many occasions to come.

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B
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have recommended this to many colleagues. I travel to Dallas for work often and recently heard of Nonna. Have eaten several meals there at the bar. Incredibly good food. Great service. Nice neighborhood atmosphere. Barman (David) is awesome. Think Philip is regular bartender and he’s supposed to be great guy too. This will be a regular stop for me for future visits.

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CK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Dallas. Reasonable portions, obviously house made pasta, imaginative and DELICIOUS. Nice selection of wine, attentive service- perfect

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, there’s always something new to try. George was extremely helpful. He’s knowledgeable about the menu, gives helpful recommendations and very service oriented.

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good pizza and pasta. Authentic Italian food. Huge selection of wines

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j
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always and our server David is fabulous as well! We just love everything about Nonna’s ♥️

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G
Dallas
251 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Although very small and really no place to wait at the bar area the over all evening was very good. The food is creative and fresh and very tasty and the service was adequate. The wine list was very reasonably priced with many choices of different Italian varieties. It’s worth coming back again

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F
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Remains excellent over a decade and I hope to return often.

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TP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent, on the plate, in the glass & the service that provides it.

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F
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I was thrilled to be able to get a weeknight table at the last minute to Nonna which is usually booked way in advance. Hmm. The menu is mostly pastas and pizzas, but I ordered the hanger steak for $50 which was overcooked. The shaved spring vegetables were fantastic. My partner had the gnocchi, which was tasty, but the waiter could not add chicken to the dish as requested. Overall, a disappointment. Waiter was a bit distracted and dismissive, as if he had more important work elsewhere. This is a better place, I think, if you want all carbs for dinner.

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L
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always. Juan was a very knowledgeable and attentive server. Our friends loved their food. We always love our dishes at Nonna! It was wonderful to see the amazing David!!! Keep up the great work.

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SJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We split a series of courses, and would recommend this as the way to go. We tried the avocado and Kale crostini, The speck and pea pizza, the Spelt spaghetti, the steak and the chocolate cake for dessert. All were enjoyable, but the pasta and steak really stood out. Service was great, with our waiter giving us several suggestions the paid off. We actually couldn't decide between the cake and the semifreddo, and he suggest we subsitutded the semifreddo for the caramel ice cream that came with it. Great idea. We asked for the steak to be cooked a hair above medium rare, and it came out perfectly. Excellent wine selection, and prices weren't bad for the quality. All in all, a superb meal.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not child friendly. Food is delicious and atmosphere great, but they have no high chairs or boosters which makes dinner with a toddler a nightmare. A bit shocking at this price point that they aren't more accomodating. Nice environment but stay away if you have small children, they are not welcome there.

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MS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

It was surprisingly busy for a Monday night. I wasn’t sure if our server was hard of hearing as she never acknowledged when we asked for something. She eventually would fulfill the requests but we weren’t sure each time if she heard us. The food was very good albeit a few dollars more on each item than I thought competitive for equivalent ambiance and food quality. Especially enjoyed the sformato and the chocolate dessert.

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CR
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pasta in Dallas. If they ever have the Sformato on the menu, get it

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OT
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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PO
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Dallas.

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c
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nonna is one of our favorite special date night spots. The food is always perfectly prepared and interesting. They use fresh, in season ingredients, so the menu varies. The wood fired oven makes the best bread (poofy, crusty, hot from the oven!) We like to ask for grated Parm and EVOO to dip our bread in.
We thought that the selections were slightly under seasoned this time. We ordered the FArro salad- delicious!, the squid antipasto (a little tough), the shiitake mushroom pizza (wow!) (thin crust, not too cheesy) and the Tortelini with meyer lemon cream sauce. The tortellini was heavy on the cream, not very flavorful. The handmade Tortellini pasta itself was heavenly! If you ever see the tortellini with speck on the menu- GET IT! The service is always attentive and perfectly paced. Nonna has excellent Italian wines and are they very helpful in navigating the (for us) lesser known Italian varieties.

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Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It could not have been better. It was perfect. It is a foodies restaurant

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B
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was abysmal. It took 30 minutes to get our salad & an hour to receive our main course. The waitress was sweet, but forgot to put or order “in.” She was very patient, I will say, as we tried four different wines in an attempt to find one we liked.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were both amazing! The lobster ravioli is a must have! Love Nonna!

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J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent! Food, service, and the restaurant overall.

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RB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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JS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food
Great service
Will definitely return
Amazing ricotta tortilini
Chopped salad the best

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JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our second visit to Nonna in the past 5 years. The first time we went was for a chef's special 5 course menu where we did not know exactly what was going to be on the menu. I remembered being blown away with almost every single dish. The stand out dish that left a permanent imprint on our senses was the bacon fat ravioli that just melted in your mouth. With that said, we were expecting A LOT when we went back on our second visit. We decided to order 3 pasta dishes just to have different tastes, but to our surprise none of the pasta dishes blew us away. Don't get me wrong, they were good but I believe the first visit may have place too high of an expectation on Nonna. However, if you have not been here I would definitely recommend. Something of note is that our waiter mentioned that they turn their menu about 65% every day, which was suprising and maybe something that will bring us back.

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R
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was as usual pretty delicious. Service was slow. It was so noisy that conversation was really difficult, even for two people with normal hearing!

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Z
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Less noisy than I expected given the concrete floor. Food and service are great

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CT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a friend visiting from California and took her there for dinner- as always, it was wonderful. David took good care of us and the rest of the staff were attentive and welcoming as always.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Food was good, but not stellar. The crostini app and penne bolognese were excellent and hearty, but the spelt spaghetti with brussel sprouts and speck ham was dull and tasteless.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh pasta, great service! We will be back!

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