We've been coming to Santa Rosa for 4 years for Levi's Gran Fondo bike event. His event originally sponsored meals here and it was sooooo good that we have always come back. Usually for both nights we're in town. The family is wonderful... we have developed a relationship and they sit with us and we catch up on life! They're a "Cheers" of sorts that is truly Italian and homey.
9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Place
The food here is very good. As was the service. However, we were the lone diners in the restaurant during a quiet weeknight. This colored our experience somewhat......
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian food. I grew
Best Italian food. I grew up eating gnocchi made by my Swiss-Italian grandmother. It's hard to get it just right. Nonni's makes it perfect.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pls lower the music./awesome food
Really uncomfortable with the extreme high volume. Music is nice, but as a background. I would like to converse with eating companions. This will prevent my possible return. Turn it down to 1/4 the volume. Even when not attempting to shout over it, that loud decibel was far to much.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nonni's; surprisingly wonderful
We chose to return to this wonderful restaurant for our anniversary. The food is reliably very good. I've had better, but then the price was as additional $50 per person. We look for smaller local restaurants whose staff is committed to going out of their way to make a dining difference. Nonni's is the perfect combination of ambiance, service, and flavor; no pretense here! My wife ordered gnocchi bolognese (not on the menu) and it was great! We have learned to judge Italian restaurants on their bruschetta (easy to make good, challenging to make great). If it isn't really good, we won't go back. Nonni's is on our "A" list of recommendations for our family and friends.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Family recipes for home style
Family recipes for home style fare, Nonni's style. We appreciated the server's attention to us - we were the first couple seated for the evening- and we're not disappointed by the food. Classic Italian fare like Grammy made. Cost reasonable too.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing. Someone
The food was amazing. Someone in our group said the food was better than North Beach in the city .
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful selection of Italian
Wonderful selection of Italian food, deserts especially the Italian bread pudding were great. Wine selection very good.
Service by staff was very attentive.
If we are staying in the Sonoma/Santa Rosa area, Nonni's is one of our favorite restaurants.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here after spending the day in Sonoma and were very hungry. The food was INCREDIBLE. The service was extremely professional and they were able to modify my meal so that I could try two dishes. I will definitely visit again when we go back to Sonoma!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinning in Santa Rosa
Our multi-generation family enjoyed a great dining experience at Nonni's. The service was spectacular. The waiter knew his food and his wine. There was something for everyone. The salmon piccata special was superb. The salmon was cooked just right and the flavors were well combined.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate outdoors on the front patio. Downtown Pleasanton is a quaint, family oriented downtown. At Nonnie's you can eat inside, a window table that opens to the patio or along the sidewalk on the patio. I had a steak salad and my guest had a salmon and vegetable dish, both were delicious.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh salads, wonderful pastas,
Fresh salads, wonderful pastas, great veal marsala and oh those cannoli (the best ever). Everything was delicious. And the service was Outstanding. We arrived early (6 of us) and they were ready. They went out of their way to entertain the two children. Next time we are in the area we will definitely make reservations. This must be my new most favorite Italian restaurant.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were greeted promptly and immediately seated and asked if we would like water. Our server is one of the owners and is always very gracious. This was the third year in a row that we have celebrate out anniversary at this restaurant but our server was not aware of that. The menu offers a nice selection of Italian dishes and I recommend the Veal. While the wine list is somewhat limited it does have choices to meet the needs of most people. Our appetizer (house special calamari) was delicious. We were given plenty of time to enjoy each course of our dinner and our server checked back frequently, but not excessive.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be going back to 'work
Will be going back to 'work our way' thru the menu!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Water a little ikky.
Great food for this family owned and run restaurant. Of all things to go wrong, the table water tasted and smelled bad. Lessened what was otherwise a good experience.
We loved the Italian singer too.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A family affair
Solid neighborhood restaurant fare. A bit heavy on the garlic for my taste but food is good. What is outstanding is the warm family feeling and the fantastic accordian player that was there.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food and Ambiance
Our family party of 14 had a great time eating and reminiscing about our family at Nonni's. In the 1960's our Aunt Minnie opened an Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles. The food and the ambiance at Nonni's reminded us all of Aunt Minnie's restaurant. Her son felt that the food Nonni's was a touch better than his mother's. Quite a compliment.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
great place for some very nice food and music.....
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first visit to
It was our first visit to Nonni's. It provided an enjoyable local Italian dining experience. We look forward to returning often in the future.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Restaurant in a Nice Town
Noni's was quite a pleasant experience. The "Calamari Stephano" was excellent and the chicken Marsala superb. My wife had spaghetti with clams and the pasta was cooked to perfection with a super sauce. If in Paso Robles, don't miss it!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Trip to Italy
The bruschetta and brie were great accompaniments to the Bellini's and Chardonnay. Salmon was outstanding. Bread pudding and chocolate cake were exquisite. The table was split on the tiramisu 4 liked, 1 ok. We enjoyed the fact that we were allowed to visit even though we took our time deciding on our choices. Highly recommend to friends and family.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, Friendly, Delicious
Came here on a trip to Sonoma. Selected it based on nearness to hotel and Open Table reviews. Food was delicious. We were the only diners in the restaurant, probably due to the time of year and the hour we arrived. The food was so good, we were pleasantly surprised.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Nonni's
We always enjoy eating at Nonni's. The food is reliably delicious, and the service very friendly. You feel very taken care of there.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to gather the family
We're an Italian family and enjoy Nonni's for their affordable menu, casual atmosphere and good food. You can count on a good home cooked meal from Nonni's with a price that will allow you to pick up the entire family tab!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was trouble in the kitchen the night we were there and the wait between courses was unusually long. Our waitress was honest about the waits and did her best to make up for it. When the food arrived it was excellent. Great Cesar Salad. Chicken breats served on polenta with a cheese sauce over all was outstanding. Good wine. Tiramisu topped of a great dinner. We will return soon.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really yummy homemade pasta, nice ambiance, friendly family run staff -and very affordable to boot!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM