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Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano
Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano

Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nonnarosaswinebar.com/
  • Phone: (763) 537-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday -Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-Midnight, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Suglia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire about our catering offerings, we will customize the right option for you! Our gelato cart is also available for off site events, please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Nonna Rosa's would love to host your next private event or special occasion. We are family owned and operated, and owners Chef Francesco & Tina Suglia will strive to make experience excellent. We have several dining options available to recommend, or we can customize to your preferences.
  • Private Party Contact: Tina Suglia (877) 625-6072
  • Entertainment: Check out website for the schedule of musicians, patio performance when weather allows.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monthly wine tastings, live music on occassion, dinner & a show, special holiday events and annual bocce ball tournament in July!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in the rear avaialable with rear entrance.
A word from Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano
Nonna Rosa's is a charming neighborhood Italian restaurant owned and operated by married couple Chef Francesco & Tina Suglia. Their cuisine features Italian specialties such as risotto, gnocchi, pasta, fresh seafood, veal and steak. Nonna Rosa’s is chef driven and inspired by the time spent by the owners growing up in their grandmother's houses. The ambiance is warm and cozy with an open kitchen and a full bar. They also feature a banquet room with muraled scenes of Venice and a spacious European style patio. Nonna Rosas is located in the heart of Robbinsdale's historic business district. Open daily for lunch and dinner.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I hate to stand waiting forever to get seated. The food was just so-so and I was not given my open table points."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "No air conditioning inside, so we sat on the nice patio in the shade. Our first set of drinks took forever and were delivered separately. The place was understaffed and they don't have a bar tender on Sundays and Mondays so the service was very slow. Didn't get my wine until after I had finished my dinner. Our first order of bread was dry. We asked for a new basket which was much better, but why did we have to? A couple of other tables were nasty to the waitstaff because of their slow service. We were patient. The food was also just blah. No Happy Anniversary, my love!flavor in the lasagna. Frozen appetizers, etc. Judging by the food and staffing choices by management, this place could be on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible someday."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Air conditioner on the fritz. Thunderstorm caused patio folks to bombard the restaurant. Got seated right after two parties of 12 each. Service was agonizingly slow, temperature continued to climb, and by the time we got our food an hour later, it was too hot to eat it. Good leftovers though. Normally this place is good - tonight not even close."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a very cute smaller restaurant. Perfect to go to if you want to be able to hear each other talk. The wine list is extensive and the food was amazing. We will definitely be returning to enjoy this restaurant again. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food, great wine and wanting to avoid the huge corporate chain restaurants."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Found Nonna Rosa's on the Open Table site. Had a high rating and decided to try it out. It is off the beaten path, but well worth it. I found it to be quaint and a special find. The food was all cooked to order and came out hot and tasty. They had a great wine selection and the painted frescos on the walls were really special. The service was great and we did not feel rushed during our meal. I would definitely go back here again on another trip to Minneapolis. This ones a keeper."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've been all over Minneapolis looking for great Italian food and I found Nonna Rosa's right in my backyard. The food was outstanding and we happened on Happy Hour with great bar drinks and a $10 bottle of wine. We spent Father's Day there and My husband was thrilled. You really need to check it out, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a very nice lunch. Really like the pasta bar with choice of pasta, sauce, and other ingredients."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is one of our "go to" restaurants. The food and service is always delightful. We are always happy with their seafood and veal dishes. This family run "old world" Italian restaurant is a winner in our book. Loved the white Sangria I tried tonight with my veal. I turned in my "Happy Birthday" coupon and really enjoyed the home made gellato. A lovely evening to celebrate life on their outdoor patio. I do wish they would have traditional crusty Italian bread. Then it would be perfect."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for a date night dinner. Our waitress was fabulous. I discovered the best wine I've ever tasted here. She brought out the bottle so I could snap a picture and told me where I could buy it locally. The food was also very delicious. I would recommend for a date night and would like to come back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always have outstanding service here. They were very acommadating to out group."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We dined at the restaurant while a relatively large party was going on so perhaps quality slipped due to that? We did not receive our salads or bread. The food we did receive was pretty bland. Experience was pretty forgettable."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Have visited 4-5 times now; every thime the food has been excellent. Service is casual but knowledgable, outsidepatio is great. Consistently a good evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love pasta and Nona Rosas has authentic Italian dishes it's very good and I recommend this restaurant to my friends. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. My husband and I have been going to Nona Rosas for a long time and we always have a great experience when we are there."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My 2nd time to Nonna Rosa's. My niece enjoyed her meal and the restaurant as did I. We were celebrating her birthday/college graduation and I noted that when making the reservation. Our waitress wished her H BDay and acknowledged her graduation. My 2nd trip to Nonna Rosa's and planning to go back in the fall with my golf friends (14) when we celebrate our fall birthdays. I know others who live in the area and they go their frequently. Love the smell of Italian cooking when walking into this fine Italian Restaurant."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food is always great but the service this time was a bit slow."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Super menu. Hard to choose. My third time back and everyone enjoyed their food too. My friend order the same cioppino dish and it didnt disappoint. As good as she remembered. Wonderful experience start to finish and prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food is adequate - nothing special. Service was the real issue. There were about 4 tables occupied and two servers and service was so slow, we did not even get approached for 10 mins after sitting down. Each time the server came to our table, we knew we would not see her again for another 15 or 20 mins if we needed anything. This place isn't special enough to have such slow service. I'll never go back. In a town where there are so many restaurants, no one needs to waste time at a bad one!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Love the ambiance at Nonna Rosa. Service is great and the food is fresh. The staff is great and willing to give suggestions."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "As always the food was hot and very good. I love their red sauce but always argue with myself over whether to get lasagna or risotto! This time the creme brûlée was to die for too. Also, every time we bring someone new it's a hit, which is fun and a relief!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very nice experience. I drive by Nonna Rosa's almost everyday but did not have an occasion to try it out until Mother's Day. I figured Mother's Day was a low risk opportunity to see if it was kid friendly. There are off menu kid's options. My 8 year old chose chicken fingers and fries. I was able to squeeze my baby's car seat into the booth. I would take my family again for an early dinner. I would go here with my husband again for a date night. We both ordered hearty seafood dishes that were chock full of mussels, scallops, salmon and calamari. There was a nice fine dining atmosphere: Slightly dim lighting (in a nice way), closely spaced tables, and an open kitchen. I think a little low music would be a nice addition."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the worst Italian restaurant I have been to. Even though we had a reservation we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged and then another ten to be seated. It took an hour for our entrees to come. The food was worse then bad diner food. The chicken with pasta was gloppy. Most of the food was tasteless and heavy and overcooked. The cappuccino was cold. The Cannoli was all shell - a saw dusty shell that was clearly purchased and then filled with a minuscule amount of cannoli cream at the restaurant. We were pressured into paying our bill before we had desert as the waitresses shift was over. She said we could pay now or later but she would have to wait to go until we paid. Avoid this restaurant as the food is horrible."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been here twice and each time the food is great but the service is lacking. The waitresses tend to forget to bring out plates for apps and silverware. The wait time for food is longer than average but is worth it. The overall experience is good, especially if you're having a lunch or dinner to catch up with family and friends. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always A GREAT Place for a GREAT authentic Italian Dinner"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I live in Crystal and have been to Nonna Rosa's before with my husband and really enjoyed it. This week I had business partners fly in from out of state and I was tired of the Minneapolis restaurant scene so I chose to go to Nonna Rosa's instead- and I'm glad I did. I had a group of 6. The restaurant has a great ambiance for romance or for business. Our waitress was knowledgeable and respectful and the food was AMAZING. I can recommend the asparagus risotto- always just very well done. The prices are fair, the portions are generous, the wine recommendation went well for everyone at the table, and we all really enjoyed ourselves. The house made gelato at the end was a perfect way to end the evening. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was really good and not overpriced for the portions. On the other hand, the bar really needs an overhaul. I know it just seats six but, they have way too many specialty drinks that take way too long to make and they are not set up to for them. They have too many cordials that just collect dust and take up space. We waited almost 30 minutes for drinks and we were sitting at the bar. I would go back for the food but, the service was just ok. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We continue to be impresses with the food and service here. We highly recommend it to anyone"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I had the sea bass special which was just excellent. We always enjoy eating here for the service, ambience and of course, the food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This time we went with the kids to celebrate a birthday. There isn't a kids menu but they well make a smaller portion of some of the meals. As usual, the food was amazing! We took home left overs and they were gobbled up the next day; normally, my family doesn't eat left overs. Nona Rosa's has the best Italian food! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, bit it's a ways from home. So, when they were on the list for the dining out for aids event, we made a reservation. I had a crab stuffed salmon, and my husband had the grilled salmon. Both were excellent! The Cesar salad was excellent and the wine perfect. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Love having a place like NonaRosa in the neighborhood. Pleasant, family run, great service. Upscale Italian but still family friendly and not a budget buster. Nice atmosphere. Someday it will warm up enough for them to open the patio back up! Nice to have free parking in the back and the back door to scoot right in."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We moved to Minneapolis about a year and a half ago and this has become one of our favorite restaurants. We often bring our out-of-town guests there for a great meal that is not too expensive. The owners are very friendly and make you feel right at home!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed here. The food is good, the staff is friendly and very customer service oriented. It is about an hour from my house but always worth the drive. I always tell people about it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The meatballs were fantastic and the asparagus risotto with salmon was wonderful! We will be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Nice dinner. Classic Italian menu with a few unique twists. Good but not great wine list. Outstanding, friendly service. Try the pesto Artichoke dip appetizer! Nice, neighborhood place."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have only been to this restaurant 2 times. We enjoyed the first time better because we were in the main dining room and it was quiet and easy to talk to each other. The last time we were in another room that was very noisy. It was a very busy evening. We waited a bit for the server, but after that the service was very good. I have enjoyed the entrees that I have ordered. I look forward to going to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service was great, the ambience was warm and inviting.. The pollo gorgonzola was perfect, as were the steak and mushrooms. Our friends felt like they were on a vacation trip because the restaurant was so good and different from the usual fare. We would all return in a heartbeat. George and Pauline Johnson"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was slow. We were offered more bread with our meal but waitress never returned with it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Group of 8 for a late lunch (1:30) enjoyed a good table set up, good service, and good food. I would take a group there again. Pasta bar is a good bargain."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Amazing service and energy both the servers and bartenders were on the ball good job"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All 4 of us got the pasta bar. Two of us did not get what we requested. Server corrected one. Appeared the server was not interested to correct the other pasta. No bread came to the table till we requested twice. The bread was cold and stale. We needed to request parm cheese instead of having cheese offered. Three of us got the tiramisu, though I was told it was good, one of us got a very small piece. When she mentioned this to the server, the server paid no attention to her. Overall they were very disorganized and this staff needs much more training."
    Dined on 3/10/2014