Nonna Cucina Rustica

4.7
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246 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The food was otherworldly, we had the squid pasta and mushroom risotto, a bottle of red and a tomato sorbet + ricotta.

It was a quiet afternoon (we went early about 4:30pm). The chef was incredibly passionate about his work, the service was excellent, and I just can't recommend this enough. I have been to Italy years ago, and the food at this place is as authentic as what you would get at any proper Italian place. Must try!

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful local restaurant. Staff is delightful, we go here frequently.

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect simple local restaurant. Very good reliable food. Very attentive service. Really good choice.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was top notch!

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely delicious local restaurant.

f
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a FANTASTIC experience!!! We were thrilled to be there! Everything about it was amazing and I felt we were there with all locals!!! I hate to give it away but want them to get t he e business!!! Go here people 🙏

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening with good food and attentive service

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Must go for the bread alone !!

OT
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for a couple romantic dinner!

ZZ
Las Vegas
79 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The food was out of this world and the staff was excellent and friendly. So happy we found this GEM of a restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian on the island. And the best service too.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was very good. The arancini was delicious. For dinner we had pizza and risotto and everyone was very happy with them. It’s a little bit pricey. The only disappointment was with the service. We had to call the waiter twice to order and when they came it was in a hurry. We order the main course almost an hour after getting to the table. There seemed to be a lot of staff but was clearly disorganized.

RR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food! Looking forward to returning soon. 👌🏻😋👍🏼

RR
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Enjoy celebrating my 60th birthday Sunday night there! Will be back for Sunday Brunch. 👌🏻

D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Mussels appetizer (and then repeated for the main) and ravioli. Best in Puerto Rico.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just Simply Amazing! Too bad we didnt discover it earlier or we would have eaten there more than once!

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there during our last night in San Juan and we thoroughly enjoyed this place. Everything was very nice! We look forward to visiting this place again on our next trip to the island.

P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was expecting so much more. My lobster risotto was more like a big bowl of risotto with some kind of fried fish maybe lobster on top of it but I could barely find it. No one else liked their food either. The service was very nice. I would not ever eat here again.

XB
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy inside! For starters, they serve bread with garlic/olive oil and the bread is ADDICTIVE!! For appetizer I recommend the Aranchini and as a Main Course I ordered the Goat cheese Ravioli which has a sweet and salty flavor with the NY steak! Both plates were really good! The service was spectacular, our waitress was very attentive and all of her recommendations were on point! Will recommend and definitely will visit again.

LB
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, but won't be the last....great food and adult beverages.... Service was very good and will definitely be back !!!!

RT
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always delicious. Not too quiet during busy hours but friendly service and quality of food worth it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine, ambiance, and service in a classic itallian rustic environment!

I
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Italian find in the Condado section of Puerto Rico, Nonna Cucina offers authentic Italian cooking that is made to order with fresh ingredients from the garden. The burrata was outstanding topped with a combination of fresh herbs. The risotto was also quite good with fresh veggies and in the case of the lobster risotto, ample lobster meat. I only wish that the menu were a bit more extensive. But definitely go. You won't be disappointed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Service. Fresh made to order food.

M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service superb. Easy access and valet parking

M
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

To my surprise, the lasagna my wife ordered was a bit lack-luster and salty.

My spaghetti with squid ink and seafood was also salty

OT
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent italian experience for a couple or family. Food was amazing!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, amazing staff...highly recommended! We will be back :)

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the restaurant. They were experiencing power issues the night we visited and called ahead so I would be aware! We totally appreciated the heads up. The food was as good as I remembered! Will visit again next time I’m on the island!

V
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Restaurant is in a tourist area. The service was good and the value acceptable. Love the food, was amazing. It is a cozy area small the tables are a little too close for my taste but overall it was great. Strongly recommended for a date.

RK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner

IO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was delicious as always, the dessert (chocolate cake) was not really that good and was kind of disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food!

HH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great little find in San Juan. The drink selections were great, and everything that touched the table was eaten. Would recommend if you are looking for a quite, reasonably priced dinner.

JR
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, nice ambiance, excellent service and reasonable prices.

J
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great creative Italian inspired cuisine. Great wine list and friendly service. One is the best I. San Juan.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Jan was great as our server and she made some fantastic recommendations. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed a variety of authentic dishes

M
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente! Me encantó la comida y el servicio excepcional.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nonna. Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Out of the way place. A good find.