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Nonna's - West Chester

3.9
743 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Nonna’s is a Westchester hotspot that serves homemade Italian fare with a contemporary twist in its welcoming and vibrant eatery. For an ideal start to your meal, enjoy the veal, beef and pork baby meatballs with marinara and the mussels white topped with gorgonzola and pancetta. Popular macaroni dishes at Nonna’s include the goat cheese ravioli with asparagus and roasted red pepper sauce and the baked cheese manicotti with smoked mozzarella, artichokes and parmesan in tomato sauce. Some of Nonna’s other popular entrées include the red wine-braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes, the grilled salmon with eggplant caponata and the vegetarian-friendly baked veggie parm with eggplant, cauliflower, zucchini and cheeses.

Nonna's is open daily for dinner. The restaurant also serves a tantalizing 6-course chef’s dinner, composed of the chef's chosen options, Tuesday through Saturday.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 9:00
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Phone number
(610) 430-0203
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please call for different options on private dinning.
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Private party contact
Laszlo: (610) 430-0203
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Walnut & Matlack
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Entertainment
We have live music some Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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QueenB (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

The food was terrible and the service sad worse. I was hoping for any part of Avalon to show up- be it a course or an accommodating waitperson. Wouldn't go back.

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vipFrank (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2014

Fun night with great food and Dining Miles. Need to extend those to Friday's Please.

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vipFillyFoodie (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 17, 2014

It was the last week before becoming Avalon. I will try again when its officially Avalon. Server was a bit annoying and over eager. Entrees were inconsistent in quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2014

Food, drinks, wine, all were excellent. This new location for Avalon has all the great food you expected at the High Street location in better surroundings. We had the Chef's Table, and all the selections were great. With lots nearby, parking is much less of a problem. Wish JBL the best of luck here and , as always , look forward to coming back.

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vipFrank (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2014

Liking the new changes and menu. Hope for more menu additions. The fish specials are just that, special.

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vipFrank (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

This was our first dine since the change in ownership. We enjoyed our meals and the great service we get from Megan and Neal in the bar. We are looking forward to more possitive changes in the future.

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vipmary (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

Went with the family expecting good home style italian food. due to the ownership change much of the menu was drastically changed from when we were there previously. What remained, gnocchi, cioppino, fish special was all flavorless. Waitress was friendly although she forgot to serve a side dish. We don't expect to return in the near future.

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vippezz77 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2014

We made a last minute reservation to check out Nonna's new menu (under new ownership) on Saturday. The food and service were outstanding and the new menu style is fantastic. We had the fried mozzarella and baked calamari for appetizers and we both had seafood pasta dishes that were cooked wonderfully. Also tried two different cocktails (a vodka lemonata and a dirty martini) that we mixed very well. Overall loved the changes that are being made and the food! Will be visiting for their happy hour bar and appetizers menu, which sound like a great time!

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gsiter (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on March 21, 2014

Baked manicottti and Mango/coconut martini were great, service was also very good, drink came out wrong due a change in servers? but they fixed it right away. noise level however was almost to loud to have a conversation at our own table.

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Christoella (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2014

Everything was great. Place was ok until the Avalon took over...now its just awesome. ...everything about it.

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BKS167 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

My wife and I were at Nonna's a few months ago and had a TREMENDOUS experience...we raved about it to our friends. Unfortunately, when we dined there this past Friday, we realized that it was under new ownership (the prior owner and his wife were sitting next to us). The prior owner even said to the new owner "it's different..." When we sat down, we received a booklet and two pieces of paper. We were under the impression (based on our prior experience) that the sheet of paper was the specials and the book was the menu...not the case. We were so excited to dine here...our food was descent, but such a small portion. Really wish the old owner was back in the business...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

We've been quite a few times before & decided this was exactly what we fancied. Having checked a couple of recent reviews criticizing the menu, I looked at the menu on-line & decided it looked just fine. We got to the table to be handed a single sheet of paper that was apparently the menu. Nothing shown on the web-site was shown on the paper & frankly neither of us fancied anything on offer. We relayed this to the server who acknowledged that the menu was supposed to be taken down from the web-site. She then asked what it was we were after, and we stated simple pasta dishes, thinking she may offer for them to make them up, but she didn't. We got charged of the bottle of water we ordered prior to leaving the place.

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Pasoccermom (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

My husband and I ate at Nonnas last Saturday. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and the expertise of our waitress! We shared the best calamari fritti I have ever had! Light yet crisp batter with extremely tender rings! I had the chicken piccata with polenta and fresh spinach! I ate the plate clean! My husband had the crab ravioli which was also excellent! All Topped off by a bottle of super Tuscan wine! The meal and service were beyond excellent! We will definitely be back! One of my new faves in WC!

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Pat55 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

Service and food were excellent. Our seating was near a vent that was blowing cold air on us. We complained numerous times but the problem wasn't fixed. They should have compensated us for the unpleasant conditions.

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BobbyG (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

So this place was just bought by Avalon of West Chester, and you can already tell a difference. Menu is smaller, the food was better, and the servers were definitely on their game. I'm definitely excited for the change.

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goodfoodourquest (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

We were looking foward to a nice night out and found a restaurant where the servers were not great....an example is the dessert menu given to us without anything described and what we ordered was not available. Menu offerings much smaller than previous visits.....save money and try another restaurant.

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vipmurphquake (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

My wife and I went back to Nonna's to see if it was as good as we remembered it the first time, and to our enjoyment it was…the bar had a very talented piano player so while we waited we listened to a wonderful set of songs, even when we went to our table it seemed to be the ambiance in the background of our meal…Dinner was great, true Italian, fresh pastas, and a great time…our waitress was also very good and attentive...

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

We felt the menu was limited. Our selections were very good though.

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Khop25 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

The food was good, but it seemed to be a limited menu...unlike a previous visit.
The service was mediocre.
Dessert we ordered from the menu, but the waitress came back and said they were out...what else would we like?

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Unhappy (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Food was bad. The dish we ordered did not come with the same ingredients on the menu and sauce tasted like chief boy ardee

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