Nonna Cucina Rustica

4.6
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Nonna provides a unique ambience blooming with history where you can savor Italian classics dishes abundant with fresh vegetables, assorted cheeses, extra virgin olive oil and “live” homemade pasta.

The menu includes a selection of dishes ranging from antipasti, soups and pasta with a variety of meats and seafood. The pizzas are made with carefully selected ingredients including Caputo flour from Naples, Italy, extra virgin olive oil unfiltered and fresh mozzarella.

"La Nonna” was the precursor of this Italian cuisine where they used the best ingredients while preparing everything from scratch. It is a throwback to the traditional and rustic cuisine. We try to respect these methods and recipes from the past while integrating cutting-edge techniques.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(787) 998-6555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Loiza Street
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Special events & promotions
Saturday & Sunday Bellini Brunch 10am-3pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

always great...

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OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Maravilloso siempre. ¡Gracias Sofía!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Loved, loved, loved the food!!!! Authentic italian!!! Yummm!!!

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J
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Nunca me equivoco cuando voy a Nonna a cenar o almorzar. Me encanta!

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TR
1.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The worst experience of all PR Restaurant Week and one of my worst experience ever. We made reservations for a Wednesday night at 9 pm and arrived early. During the first hour of our dinner (we spend 2:15 hours in total, and not by choice), we were only served 1 bread per person and our appetizer. After that, each plate took around 25 minutes to be served. Finally, after the restaurant was completely empty and they were cleaning up the kitchen, we were finally served the dessert. The waiter was somewhat attentive as to keep our wine glasses full (with the wine we brought), but that was it. Not 1 time did he gave us an update as to the status of our food or asked us if we liked it. The sad part is that the food was very dissapointing, including the desserts, which I usually love. The gnochi were hard, with no pumpkin flavor, the fish was bland, the beef was overcooked, the cauliflower puree had whole chunks of cauliflower, and the fois gras sauce was nowhere to be found. This is not the first time that we had a bad experience here, but this will definitively be the last.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Had a family reunion on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was packed which is a good sign!

Took a little bit to get our order but we were having conversations and was easily overlooked.

We ordered and then waited a long time for our order.

My fish was tasty but dry. All the others in my party gave the food rave reviews so, if you’re not in a hurry, this is a good place to have good time and it’s pretty reasonable.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The best Italian experience I’ve had so far in a restaurant in PR. Best pasta (and sauce) I’ve had in a while and the service is amazing and the hearth is extraordinary. Definitely recommend it!

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MR
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This is my second time dining at Nonna Cucina Rustica and it was such a wonderful experience. The food is super on point, the wait staff is attentive and the entire ambience is nice and romantic looking. Perfect for dates, special occasions or if your just looking for a yummy Italian meal. Prices were also beyond reasonable for the quality of the food.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great spot for Italian food. The only problem was the restaurant was just too chilly and hence the food got too cold almost as quickly as it arrived. Great service and fantastic vibe. They've got some good options for vegetarians too.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Best Italian food in Puerto Rico. Great food at good prices.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent! Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great environment, food and service. Will definitely return. Must try the lasagna.

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ML
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Un espacio maravilloso donde disfrutar una buena comida y el servicio es de primera.
Volveremos!!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

¡Excelente comida! Nos impresionó particularmente el aperitivo de mejillones. Precios razonables. Volvería pronto.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was amazing!! Some of the menu items were not available however our food was delicious.

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S
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We loved Nonna, the service was super fast & attentive (not overly attentive). My husband & I both ordered the arugula salad. We both had pastas, both delicious. Not many vegetarian options, so they made me one of the pastas without meat.
Will def go back!

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RJ
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food is outstanding. The menu is a little lighter than listed here on open table, but I don't think there isba wrong choice. The bread is delicious. My wife's goat cheese ravioli was the best she had ever had (it is kind of her go too at Italian restaurants). I had the beef cheeks pasta that was very good. One of my kids had the spaghetti and the other a pizza and both were great. Neither complained about anything, which is a miracle in itself. Our server was very professional and super nice. We have had our fill of Mofongo at this point and it was great to have a legit Italian meal in Puerto Rico.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a party of four and everyone loved it. Great service and atmosphere.

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DV
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding local find while on vacation

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SV
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Blown Away!

What a gem! Food was perfect and the service phenomenal.

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NS
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service. Food was great. Enjoyed the place. The wine was very good.

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P
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Still one of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico. With the crisis it has shortened the menu. But the quality is outstanding. And relatively speaking a bargain.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome food & great service!!

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O
5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wonderful food expertly prepared and served! Can’t wait to return.

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J
5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Nonna is one of our “go to” restaurants when in San Juan. Service is excellent and the food top notch!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was amazing, best meal we’ve had here!! Staff was very friendly and prices were great! The noise level was high but an overall great experience.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice place, good service. But I ordered a pizza with three toppings and it came without tomato sauce. Never knew that was a topping! Appetizers and bread were very good.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall nice experience with a group of 6 coming from the US before a cruise. Our server was very attentive and personable. Our second time in the restaurant and would highly recommend.

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BL
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Absolute gem in San Juan. Please come down to this island. Many wonderful places to eat including Nonna Cucina. They need your business to help recover from last year's hurricane.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great athomsphere, great service (our server made me her signature pineapple bellini!!!) and home-made pistachio gelato to die for...

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We were vacationing in Puerto Rico and our Concierge recommended Nonno's. What a treat. The food is authentic, prepared and presented beautifully, service is outstanding. We ate there 3 times in 3 weeks. Highly recommend if you are looking for real Italian food. Not a large menu, but more than adequate and the prices can't be beat.

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OT
3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food as always, but to our surprise the menu was very limited comparing to previous visits. Charging for bottle water is unacceptable, give the customer to have tap water instead

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OT
5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome service and people

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P
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything about Nonno is wonderful. It was our second time in 4 days will always return when in San Juan.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

What a find! A fairly limited menu exquisitely prepared with friendly knowledgeable service. Prices are more than reasonable for quality and quantity of meals. Understand that it's packed on the weekend so go on an early weekday evening for a real treat.

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P
5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

My new favorite Italian in San Juan.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Nonna is a good choice for any day dining, casual, friendly atmosphere with many good choices of pastas , pizzas or many other choices.
The waiters seem quite knowledgeable about the menu , also even though the wine list is not big the choices are good

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OT
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Best dinner I’ve had on vacation in Puerto Rico. Or anywhere else in the last 6 months.

DO NOT let the location keep you away from this jewel of an Italian bistro. Great service, plentiful wine menu and just delicious tasting food to enjoy by a very creative kitchen

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Super tasty and extremely reasonable Italian w/ homemade pasta, quality meats & fish and yummy desserts. Duck ravioli & wild mushroom risotto were standouts. Chocolate panecotte ruined my New Years resolution. Combine with friendly service and reasonable wine list = a winner

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Really Good Pasta! Great for groups, and the service is outstanding.

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