Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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TB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd you want great service and wonderful food at a reasonable cost, Nonna Rosa's is the place for your. Seriously the best service in the biz.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner for Valentine’s Day. The food was delicious. The place was packed and the staff was really hustling. Our server, Josephine was efficient and gave great recommendations.

AS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonna Rosa's is a very friendly, family-run place. The service is always good, as is the food. It is especially charming in the summer, when the outdoor patio is open. Highly recommended.

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was Valentines Day supper time so we were not made about wait even with our reservation, since the Hostess was really nice & seemed slight stressed but trying to not show her stress much.

All the food was Really Good and was brought to our table in normal amount of time. Except the clam chowder soup which was not the best but I have had worse clam chowder soup other places before. Plus the waitress could have brought drink refills more often, but have had worse service at different restaurant.

Both my husband & I Really enjoyed the FUNGHI RIPIENI (cheese & sausage stuffed mushrooms) good and Really cheesy!

MD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, service was great, they were quite overbooked for valentines evening dinner so there was quite a wait even with reservations. They handled it well and was worth the wait!

DP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience3

My reservation was at 8 stood for an hour and 5 minutes before I got seated the service was great the food is awesome what's the standing for over an hour and 5 minutes is unacceptable

BR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have eaten there in the past and the food was Great. However for Valentines, we had Reservations for 7:45 p.m. and got there at 7:30. There was a long line so checked in and went to the bar area for a drink. Around 8:00 pm the hostess came back and asked if anyone from the 6:30 reservation group were left. Thinking we would not get in until 9:30 or later we left. Some of the people who were also waiting said they overbooked last year also and had to wait a very long time. The purpose of a reservation is the get in somewhere near your assigned time. They need to plan better.

P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came for Valentines day, had a reservation at 6:30, but was not seated until 7:30. (very understandable as it is a smaller restaurant and a busy holiday) The only downside is the waiting area is very small, so people were packed close together. After being seated though, the service was fantastic and quick. All around the food was phenomenal from the salad to the dessert. We will back again, just not on such a busy occasion. :-)

MT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, came for Valentine's day. Was very busy as expected, but after we ate there, can see why. Smaller, cozy restaurant. Food was good, service was excellent, made for a great night.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, as always. Service was outstanding considering it was Valentine’s Day and they had a full house. Parking was and always has been a problem which is the only reason we don’t dine there more often.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quite surprised to get to Nona Rosa's a bit earlier than our 5pm dinner reservation, and found that most of the seats were already taken, but Tina got us to our table promptly. We were a bit apprehensive that our food and drinks would be served quickly, given the amount of diners, but we were pleased that everything arrived very promptly, and that there was no rush of the part of the staff to move us along to get more people seated. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality!

Steve and Nan Brown Robbinsdale

s
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and service in robbinsdale. Classic Italian restaurant with big portions done right

KH
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A bit hectic when we got in, waited a while for somebody to greet us at the door and sit us. But after that service was great and we both loved all of our dishes. Great selection, great food, great wine

KS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Nice atmosphere.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little Smokey and cold near the door but otherwise great!!

Loved the food and service was wonderful

RT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

LOVE the food at Nona Rosa’s. We have been regulars since they opened and have been treated like family. But, the service is extremely slow. Noticed this the last several times but this time was the worst. Glad they have grown into a very solid restaurant. But there is a need for more wait and kitchen staff.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a very pleasant evening. Food was excellent and service was timely and friendly. Thank you Nonna Rosa you do it well!

M
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was very average. The service was good though.

OT
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2nd time. Much better than the first! Really enjoyed the experience.

RL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sauce was not very flavorful on the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and it wasn't spicy despite the description. On the other had, the cioppino was spicy but is just tasted like lots of cayenne pepper without other flavors. Caesar salad dressing was very bland. Lots of better choices for Italian in the twin cites. Give this one a pass.

A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The eggplant parmigiana was bland. It needed more salt and pepper

R
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Definitely a family feel. Finally good italian food.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicuous food, very nice waite staff!! Will definitely return!

JH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a new years eve 2019 dinner at 5:45pm. We had reservations and were 15 minutes early and got seated in about 5 minutes. I'm not sure that I saw on their website that day the limited and special (price too) menu. I was able to get a pork tenderloin dinner that I usually order and why wife had shrimp scampi. The pork in my meal was a little thick in cuts but not a problem. The sampler appetizers were good accept for the caprese salad that had Kalamata olives with pits in them. My first bite into the salad had me chomping on an olive with pit. I'm lucky a crown didn't break. I mentioned it to the waitress and she said they were hand pitted by the vendor and they didn't check all of them. She also said there is a warning on the olive package about this possibility. No warning for the customer though. No smashing the olives with a fork before putting them in the salad. I had 3 pits in my salad. Hardly a rare occurrence. There wasn't much balsamic dressing either. The salad was the only failure. I spent $105 in total for two. I wouldn't expect any major flaws.

J
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For a busy Christmas Eve dinner ....the waitstaff and kitchen handled it all well.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience as usual! Lovely family owned restaurant!

AM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great and staff were friendly. The bread was flavorless and the texture felt stale. I had the chicken bruschetta and it was delicious! Chicken was moist and the flavor was great. They were short staffed so service was quite slow.

b
Minneapolis
198 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good traditional Italian food very busy place use reservation

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great waitress. A very enjoyable evening.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing just such a sweet place will be back again

m
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place if you want to share a nice meal with friends. Relaxing atmosphere where people can hear the conversation and enjoy the company. Wait staff was so nice and attentive and the food is wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a real treasure, very good food and get atmosphere.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will be coming back in the future!

GF
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb swordfish and shrimp diablo. Friendly service with a menu a notch or two (or three) above most Italian neighborhood restaurants. Yum.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited 20 minutes after my reservation time to be seated when I arrived 5 minutes early. Food was rather bland and service was not great.

SN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Like going grandmas. The menu had so many choices it was difficult to decide. I will have to go back to try some other dish. The veal melted in my mouth. Just delicious.

JS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! I will definitely be back for a meal!!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, experience and service was top notch!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Appetizers were cold. Rest of the meal was excellent. Server took awhile to return but believe it was because she was over worked and not just inattentive. Will definitely return.

JR
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My biggest issue with this place is that the day after they confirmed I was there and I got my open table points they “cancelled” my reservation and my points were taken away. Also, my daughter ordered a lasagna which was HUGE but my husbands dish was small and left him hungry. They took my nieces soup away before she was finished. I ordered a glass of wine before our food came out but everyone was done eating by the time my wine came. The only reason I wasn’t was because I refused to start eating until my wine arrived. I love the story behind this restaurant and the owners I just wish it was actually a good place to go.

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