Nonna's Citi Cucina

4.5
386 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
An innovative concept of moderately priced individual and family style Italian dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 536-9050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
George Fusco
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Nonna's Citi Cucina can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Joe Mosco: (732) 995-9562
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Catering
Private party rooms available for any event, any size and any occasion. Nonna"s takes great pride in planning that special occasion with its dedicated staff, providing great service great food and a memorable party to remember.

Full service off site catering also available with unlimited options. Buffet, tray pass and sit down service is just many of the options available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North of Union Hill/South of Route 520
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Entertainment
Mondays: Industry Night with DJ from 9pm to 1:00am

Fridays: After Work Party with DJ from 6pm - 1am
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 386 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food, great menu, execution of the food is excellent, I would not recommend to order Blood Orange Mojito, luck of mint taste and no blood orange .

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our waitress kelly was very attentive. The food came out in a timely manner. It was very good from apps to entree. Glad we tried it

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Had the special dinner for 4. Enough food for 6-7 people. Everything was really good except for the Caesar salad. Stuffed mushrooms and meatball sliders appetizers were excellent. Great pomodoro sauce on rigatoni. Chicken parm excellent. That’s just half of what we got. Plus dessert. Will definitely return, but ala carte.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Our server, Melissa, was excellent. We ordered family style & came home with lunch for 2 days

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very happy with the food and the service!! Will be back!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I was installed as Eucharistic minister at my church today and came here for lunch...it was delicious thanks

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Service was excellent! Melissa and Elana were very attentive. The food was delicious and the ambiance was everything you would hope for in an Italian restaurant!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Chef accommodated my request for entree not on current menu. Arrived piping hot and exactly as I remembered! Perfect! Friends also enjoyed their meals. Servers were friendly and attentive. Visit regularly.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

food was good. for lunch though they handed us the regular menu, had to ask for the lunch menu and it took awhile to get. service at first was a little slow for lunch but it was busy that day because of graduations. The lunch menu was a good value, enough food and got salad with it. everyone enjoyed their food.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was a FANTASTIC experience. All the family style food and choices were incredible!!!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Dinner on Saturday night a little later past the rush time about 9:00pm ~ Nonna's is a Very Pretty Place for Dining. The Bread on the table was excellent as the was the dish offering 4 assorted toppings. Ordered Iced tea, wished it was fresh brewed, it was not, instead was fountain iced tea :(. I had my server bring me a hot tea and glass of ice which was fine. My dining companions enjoyed their meals. I had to send my entree CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO back as it was inedibly overpowered with red pepper flakes. They did this vey quickly and I was able to eat with everyone else, However again I did not enjoy as it as was overcooked very thin pounded chicken breast instead of the bone-in thighs served without the sausage or peppers as described in the menu. Tasted my friends tortellini FIOCCHETTI WITH PEARS & CHEESE that he added chicken to, it was fantastic! Another person ordered CHICKEN LEMONE which was also very good but the asparagus it came with was not very fresh. I did not like the brown paper on top of the white table cloths - looked and felt cheap. Server was not very attentive and needed to be asked about the specials and flagged down several times. I have had better there in the past, I hope that is was just an off night. 5 stars for the Great Ambiance, 3 Stars for the food and service.

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2018

After many years of going to Nonna’s I have to say I was very disappointed. The children’s meals were fine but the adult meals all were bland. No flavor at all. I ordered the same meal I had previously ordered, the shrimp risotto. As soon as it was placed in front of me I could tell it wasn’t the same. It looked dry. The taste was just bland. No flavor. We had two orders of the shrimp risotto at our table and both were the same. Just bland. The chicken parmigiana had no taste at all. We celebrated a 16th birthday and although the service and ambience was nice, the food was a disappointment. We didn’t really eat and didn’t take home the leftovers. We didn’t complain because we weren’t looking to get anything for free. I am writing this review because I want Nonna’s to know.

The desserts were good.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Our waiter came may be 2 times n we were a party of 14. She was still tipped well since I love going to Nonna’s. Overall it was an ok experience.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

They forgot about us. Took forever to get our food and drinks. Service was awful. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Service was great. Food was also very good.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They seated us 25 minutes late with not one apology. Made our dinner run so late. Food was so mediocre, bill was enormous while food wasnt very impressive... because everything started late the whole night got delayed and we were just uncomfortable because the place closed at 9pm when we were seated at 8! Although the service was so great and they were so patient.. we just felt so guilty we couldn't enjoy our selves. We ordered chicken francese and veal marsala. Both were mediocre not great. The spaghetti alfredo was spaghetti butter. It was so heavy. The fried mozza was weird tasting.. the calamari was the best thing there. I should have ordered that as my dinner. This was for mothers day and the moms didn't enjoy the wait nor how long the night ran. The place is beautiful and the service is great when we sat down but ish the quality of the food did not match

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was great and food was wonderful as always, one of our favorite places.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The restaurant is amazing! Food was great, the special of short rib ravioli was so good. Love it. This is a go to restaurant for me and my husband, we have enjoyed all our meals there.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

As always, a good place for a good meal and in a nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was great.Celebrated our 28th Anniversary. Service was slow due to servers taking care of a party in private room.Always nice to dine there

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service and food were great. Went there with my family to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. The server Elana and Molly were great. They helped with our food selections and was catered to every need.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband & I just moved here from Long Island. It’s been hard finding places that are comparable to what we are used to going to as far a good food. We were recommended Nonna’s so we tried it out a few weeks ago & we were very pleased with it. It was the best tasting food we have eaten since moving here, so we decided we would go back for our birthday dinner. This time it was a huge disappointment. We made a reservation & my mother in law called the restaurant earlier in the day requesting that we surprise my husband with a little birthday cake/dessert large enough for 3 people & they said ok. We had 2 waitresses working with us & I don’t know if they don’t work well together or if they just don’t care about their customers but they were horrible & they pretty much ruined my husbands birthday dinner.
First off we ordered the calamari appetizer as soon as the waitress came to our table to ask for our drink order. I ordered a glass of wine. It took them forever to bring my glass of wine & fill our glasses up with water. So we sat there with bread (which was hard as a rock) and had nothing to drink for about 10 minutes. We ordered our meal & we realized they were taking a long time to bring our appetizer & then out comes out dinner. They completely forgot to bring out our appetizer. The waitress blamed each other for that mistake. My mother in law had a side dish of pasta in a garlic wine sauce that was completely dry. After all the mistakes they made I decided to go up to the hostess to double check they didn’t forget about the dessert we called & requested & they assured me it would be taken care of. In the meantime the waitress (both of them) were never in sight, we didn’t get asked if everything was ok & we never got a refill of water. Then they finally came & asked us if we wanted dessert so we again mentioned the dessert we requested earlier. She looked confused but just yes’s us & then returns with the check. FORGETTING THE DESSERT!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I visiting this place for many years. Something is not right now with service ( old stuff been much better), and with menu - is getting down on quality and list of choices.
Why pear pizza was removed ? Where is imported bottles beer, it was great together?

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love Nonna's for celebrating a birthday or when we can get together with a few friends. Both the family style menu and the specials are always outstanding (the short rib ravioli special was phenomenal), as was the Sunday Sauce. Our waiter (Dan) was knowledgeable and efficient. Nine of us had a great evening.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Experience:
Live and dead bugs in salad.
Can't manage food allergies.
Executive chef lied about food preparation.
Managers didn't care about the above issues.


For details read attached photo.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great restaurant for a group. Not so much for a couple on a date unless you sit in the bar area.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was very good. Two servers were assigned for table. Very attentive. Food was excellent. Noise level was a bit loud but not overbearing. Highly recommend. Suggest reservations on weekends.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Four of us had dinner, we've been there before.....2 had fantastic meals, 2 had mediocre...the mediocre meals were the same, the special ravioli w/ marscapone cheese....tasted like jarred sauce and almost no cheese....$27 for ravioli....stay away from that choice. Everything else, great.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went out with my fiancé because I received a gift card for our engagement. We have both been to the restaurant before and we’re glad that we got to go back. The food was good as always and the servers were good, but didn’t talk to each other. Overall a good experience and we will definitely be back in the future.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Eggplant was like leather skin. Service was poor.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We like this restaurant very much. The food and atmosphere are very good. We have been here a number of times and even had our daughters bridal shower here

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I sat underneath a track light that made it feel like I was under interrogation. I asked the wait person if anything could be done. Nothing was done.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food wasn’t great this time around and service was horrible

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. We were seated by the fireplace and had the entire side of the resturant to ourselves.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very enjoyable as always!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had the family all together to celebrate my husbands birthday and the food and service were wonderful. Can’t wait to visit again

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Haven’t been to this place in years. Always seems crowded as I drive past and figured I would give it another try. Reminds me of Olive Garden. I expected a lot more from private restaurant. Needless to say I won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time trying the family-style option. Food was plentiful and delicious and the pace was perfect - not rushed. Looking forward to returning to try other menu options.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, great service and great ambiance, but should play Italian music. Tables can be bigger especially when having family style dinners. Just love this restaurant

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent dinner for a family night out celebrating my sons birthday.

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