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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for your last meal of the decade! We will be offering a special holiday menu, a prixe fixe coursed out meal with traditional Italian antipasti, your choice of entree and bread, along with dessert features, seasonal cocktails and our savory wines! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 811 People Are Saying
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. Our server was helpful and thought of everything. Thanks.

W
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, prompt service, delicious cocktails and fresh food.

DW
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nonna's Happy Hour is the best I have ever seen. You can eat a whole meal, with wine for under $20. It's fabulous!

SA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our "go to" restaurant. We love it, and appreciate the personalized service we receive each and every time we go.

JW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice family owned small Italian restaurant. Excellent food, large menu, good wine, excellent service. definitely going back.

g
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Food was soo great, fresh , hot!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great place to eat!

D
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value and the servers are the best, love Josephine! Always my go to for lunch and dinner.

LH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thanks again

JC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina and Francesco have provided us our favorite eating place for years. We love bringing friends, celebrating special days, or just coming in for an early dinner mid-afternoon. The wait-staff is always courteous, friendly and competent. The food is the best available anywhere. We love Italian cuisine; we love Nonna Rosa's.

GV
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat on the patio, it was lovely. We had the bolognes bruschetta (wish it came with 4 pieces of cheese bread not 3). Always love their fish special, this time it was pesto crusted walleye, served over noodles but I had mine over veggies, love their flexibility. And Sunday and Monday and 1/2 price bottle of wines. You cannot go wrong here.

AH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The service was not great, there was no bartender so the waitresses were serving food and making drinks, we had empty drinks and water and she never came back to ask if we wanted another drink or even more eater, we got one of the “specials” that was recommended and the gchnooi (however you spell it) was so terrible, I’ve had better at Olive Garden, and way to pricey, all in all it wasn’t terrible but we won’t be going back for a while.

J
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait person. Food was delicious. For me it was enough for a second meal

SF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were told there was an offsite event that took several staff away from the restaurant. Now I didn’t mind the extra wait for our table, I totally get it that those left in the restaurant were left in the weeds and understaffed as soon as the doors opened. We were handed our nebula and pointed to and empty booth. No plates or silverware. Waited 22 minutes until we were greeted by a server. After describing the specials she proceeded to take our entire order. Drinks, wine, apps and entrees all at once. Appetizer showed up before any silverware. Salads showed up shortly after. Water glasses sat empty most of the meal. The couple at the table next to us got up and refilled their own water glasses. Entrees arrived and our table had to be bussed before anything could be set down to eat. Two outta 3 ain’t bad...my entree was NOT what I ordered. And I had to wait 16 minutes after entrees were delivered before our server came back to our table. The food we did eat was really good! I wish I would have received what I ordered...was really looking forward to it.

We discussed desert options with our 13 yo son and decided on Cannoli and Tiramisu to go since we had already been in the restaurant 2 hours and 5 minutes. 15 minutes later we went and found our server and asked her to run the check so we could leave.

I feel for the staff that was left in the restaurant so short staffed and having to cover for an external offsite event. Priorities seem to need some work. If you pull staff away l, you should staff up to cover the restaurant.

I’ll give it one more try on another night before I cross this place off the list for good.

CW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Out of town visitor on business with a colleague. Neighborhood place with typical menu. Food was acceptable. Wine not great. Service was so-so.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Kansas City, Missouri. I was in Minneapolis over the weekend of Labor Day. I went to Nonna Rosa’s and I was so happy I did. The food was delicious. And our server was extraordinary. Thank you Josephine for your kindness and superb service. Your knowledge of Italian food paired with your personality help create a friendly inviting atmosphere. I hope to visit again soon. A++

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and atmosphere!

CR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Their lemoncello margaritas were very refreshing. I will go back the next time I'm in Minneapolis!

BO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waited at our table at least 10 minutes before anyone came over. Silverware was wrapped up in a dirty napkin. I would doubt that they rolled it up that way but someone used it previously and they never bothered to check.

D
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Stevie our server was great, always love seeingJosephine! We will be back very soon!

BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good quality for the price, everything was good, it's solid Italian comfort food fare. I think they were understaffed the night we dined, service was a little slow.

ML
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like everything there. Awesome food, great service, good atmosphere.

P
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've already recommended this place to friends. We hadn't been there for a couple of years and decided to give a try. Very happy with everything. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and Stevie was great. She went out of her way to make us comfortable and helped us with some requests. It was also a beautiful evening and sitting outside was wonderful.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a work associate of mine at Nonna Rosa's and I simply was not prepared for how delicious and savory the food would be.

The chef is exceptional and exacting with his craft and it shows in the presentation and flavor of the food.

And the prices are very reasonable as well!

DM
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fresh ingredients. We sat outside this time but I do love the aromas inside the restaurants and will get my fill this winter.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Will definitely go back.

L
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love that it’s a family owned restaurant. We sat outside at the patio. Service was great and friendly. The food was a bit bland and underwhelming. The lava cake and gelato was delicious!!!!

SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. I have had three of the best meals this year here. The service is very friendly. Two areas that needed improvement. We had a lot of dishes that needed clearing and needed clean silverware after finishing our appetizers. I also didn't care for the paper tablecloths- not very elegant. The food is amazing and we will be back!

MS
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love Nonna Rosas but they are understaffed and the servers are working hard but can’t keep up. Our group had plenty of time so it was not a big deal for this get together.

AB
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My book club meets here. We are always treated so well. The noise level is moderate so we are always able
to discuss our book selection. We never feel rushed to leave.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food lacked seasoning and much of any flavor. The service was good but the food was overpriced and either undercooked or overcooked. Their special risotto was undercooked, not al dente, just hard and unevenly cooked.

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