Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano

4.4
932 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nonna Rosa's is a charming neighborhood Italian restaurant founded 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 spacious European style patio. Nonna Rosas is located in the heart of Robbinsdale's historic business district. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 932 people are saying
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MikeH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

With the re-opening of resturants, my wife & I enjoyed a date night outing. Food was excellant.

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BridgetS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and it won't be our last! Great food, wonderful service!

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jstupp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food came out quickly, hot, and flavorful. Serving size was PERFECT, enough to leave me satisfied. Will be back!

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JohnH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family-owned (husband & wife) Italian food and ambience. Moderate-to-higher pricing, but well worth the cost.

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Toots
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quaint place

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KathyP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit since the new ownership. The service was impeccable, food was wonderful. Very extensive wine list. I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Veal - very tough

Seafood pasta - very fishy tasting. Shrimp, scallops and calamari were very tiny which means cheap ingredients and guessing cheap ingredients lead to the very fishy tasting dish.

Would try one more time but never getting veal or seafood dishes from this place again. Would stick to pasta.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, enjoyed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting Nonna - it was our anniversary. Great food, great venue, great night!

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vipTraceyF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The new owners are definitely putting the effort into keeping the staples of Nona Rosa intact. The service is still a bit slow. That’s not a new issue though. Menu’s and initial attention given to the customer are betteR than before.

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JennieRN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, especially the risotto. Service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.

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MikeCz
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After being sold, there are new cooks and lots of servers, but although they use the same recipes, the taste is not as rich as before, but the service is generally quick.

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JudyK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Long wait for drinks, food and final bill. Didn’t appreciate FOX news on at bar. Lost it’s warmth with new owner and staff. New owner was there but completely ignored us.

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vipSandraH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wanted a family dinner with good food and drink DONE!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Seating was 20 minutes late with a reservation. Outdoor reservations were the only scheduling option, but clearly they were seating in side also.
Not enough staff. Waited another half hour for 2 bottles of wine and 2 martinis. Only opened one of the bottles of wine. Had to wait again for someone to open the other bottle. Ordered more bread, never came. Asked for more water. Never happened. All food was cold except one dish. Not sure we’ll be back. Our check never came, my husband had to go inside and track down a bartender to get our bill. He paid and we left. 2 1/2 hours later!

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loonfern
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the ambience at Nonna Rosa's. Appetizers were fair to good.

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vipStan
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We had a hankering for some Italian food and decided to try this restaurant, to which we had never been. It was just OK. We got a the antipasto plate as a starter, and all the meats and cheeses and artichoke hearts were room temperature so it was obvious that it had been sitting out for a while, which was sort of gross. I got spaghetti carbonara and although the pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauce was too soupy and the there was lots of fat from the pancetta. My wife got the lasagna which was overcooked. Again, the food wasn’t terrible - probably a C-. The restaurant was very busy, especially the patio, which was great to see. We may give it another try.

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jcknvx
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just wish the cooks had kept their masks up over their noses. They were breathing all over the food.

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TCSteveB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here to eat on the patio 3 times this year. Each time has been relaxing with great food and service. Nice variety of Italian dishes.

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vipBigmama
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is sublime.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but the service had issues. Not sure why because there seemed to be enough staff but it was very slow. We weren’t asked things like - did we want something to drink. Noticed the table near us having to ask for things several times before they got it.

In time of heightened sanitation needs I noticed a couple things that bothered me. One server took unused silverware/napkin wrap from the people at a table and put them in the new silverware bin rather than the used bin. My first thought was - who knows what germs are now getting on all the silverware and napkins in the bin. Dishes were served with bare hands rather than gloves.

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AnnB
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual.
Thank you

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great outdoor seating. Had a most enjoyable lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious at Nonna Rosa! We’re never ever disappointed.

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vipJiggy99
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was a little disappointed by several things.
First, there is a mandate that everyone should be wearing masks. None of the cooks/chefs were wearing mask, nor was the owner when she came to seat us. I was extremely disappointed at this and almost left.
We hadn't been here in many years because since moving it's a bit out of the way for us. However, we recognized our waitress as someone that has been there for quite some time and we've had before. She's lovely and very nice, but extremely inattentive and slow. Inexcusibly so. She's been this way everytime we've been there. It ruins the experience.
The food was not as good as it was in the past. I used to recommend this restaurant to everyone I knew. I don't think I could do this any longer. Everyone in my group was rather disappointed with our meal and dessert which is strange since I always felt they were second to none for authentic Italian food in the TC.

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JimM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The staff really need to get their act together. The entire experience was more than two hours for dinner, and they took forever in all they were doing.

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vipmargomcummins
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Lasagna was mediocre. Carbonara was bad. Service was worse.

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vipBigmama
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve moved from Eden Prairie to Blaine and we’re looking for a new Italian place up north. I read about you online and so we stopped. It was the best. Fabulous. Perfect. The outdoor seating was great. Our waitress was great. The food was great. I hardly ate my dinner because I knew my husband was eyeing mine too. Well be back this weekend.

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AmandaW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was super slow. Order was served wrong. Servers were nice and No harm done just not that great.

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CharlotteR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. We were there 20 minutes before we got a menu. An hour to get our food.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good & moderately priced. Server was excellent - knowledgeable & friendly. A pleasure to eat al fresco on a pleasant afternoon.

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JeanC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was really really bland and our waitress was very nice but she was incredibly overwhelmed so the service she provided us was not great.

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vipJeffreyF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their food is great, reminded me of the Italy food from my trip to Italy! The patio is fantastic, especially during these times!

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely patio and we felt comfortable and safe. Shade was welcome on a very sunny day. Only complaint.....a large wasp flew into my friends moscato after she had the first sip. Tony was very gracious and replaced it. Enjoyed everything!

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Fine
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Entree was great, but we didn’t receive our soup or salad. Appetizer came out cold, but by the time we saw are server again, it had been 20 min and our meal was coming out. That was also cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the caprese w/prosciutto app; gnocchi w/shrimp and asparagus; pasta with shrimp. First two were very good and would order again. The pasta dish was good, but we both liked the gnocchi dish better. Tiramisu was very good. Reasonable wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend's 75th Birthday. Great food and excellent service! Our number one choice!!

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Patty
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our experience was great. We sat outside on patio and it was windy. But we still enjoyed our meals and conversation. Max was a great server. Met all of our needs with a smile. Even though we couldn't see his smile (due to the mask) we knew he was smiling because of his eyes. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had a wonderful time.

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vipilovefood
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gnocchi! Excellent service.

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AndrewS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonna Rosa's really is a charming place. The Twin Cities are short of family-run Italian restaurants, such as they have in the Hill neighborhood in St. Louis, and Nonna Rosa's helps fill this void. We've always enjoyed the food and the friendly service. Love their outdoor patio, especially during these days. Would highly recommend Nonna Rosa's to anyone.

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You can order delivery directly from Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano using the Order Online button. Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (763) 537-3700.

Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.4 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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