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  1. Distance: 0.19mi
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  2. Distance: 0.47mi
  3. Distance: 0.60mi
  4. Distance: 0.93mi

About Nonna's - West Chester

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.

116 E Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 9:00

Cross Street:
Between Walnut & Matlack

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 430-0203

Website:
http://www.nonnaswc.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music some Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for different options on private dinning.

Private Party Contact:
Laszlo: (610) 430-0203

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nonna's - West Chester Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (269)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (98)
Kid-friendly (63)
Late-night Find (45)
Great for Lunch (43)
Scenic View (23)
Great for Brunch (8)
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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2014

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·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...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Baltimore)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·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?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

My wife and I just visited for Valentine's Day. The ambiance was romantic and the food (even though there was a selective menu) was great. Service was so-so.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Went to dinner fairly early, many tables were empty. They had a special menu for the night. I'm assuming that since they were preparing for a busy night ahead of them, our waitress felt the need to rush us out of there. We finished our dinner in 50 minutes (we also had an appetizer). That to me is just a very short dinner for a romantic night. The food was okay, nothing I'm going to take away from but I don't have any complaints.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 8, 2014

We made reservations this past Saturday for what was supposed to be a birthday celebration. We have always enjoyed the location. We frequently dined at the previous restaurant (Albertos). Once Nonna's took over, we occasionally dined there and enjoyed the meal. This Saturday turned out to be a disappointment. After making the reservation, I went on line and perused the menu. A number of items jumped out at me. Looked to be a great night. Upon arrival, we were seated on time. We were handed a single sheet of paper (which I thought were the specials). Unfortunatly, it was "the menu". Upon inquiring, I was told that is the menu and they are under new management. The selection was very basic and bland. We decided to go elsewhere.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2014

The food was pretty good. We were in back room area, so live music was enjoyable without being too loud. Our waitress was nice, but our orders took forever to come out and she failed to provide an explanation as to why. A couple that sat down while we were getting our apps got served before us, so I'm not exaggerating in the wait. I just thought it strange for her not to give an apology or at least an explanation. Overall, it is pretty good Italian food. Wine is overpriced, but they do offer byo on certain nights. Service was lacking a bit, but we enjoyed it and would probably go back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Food was great. Table tight but manageable. The live music was quality, but much too loud for the small space. Conversation was difficult.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2014

We had a small family get-together with a party of six. Our server, Phyllis, was excellent in every way. Great food, great conversation, great experience. Nonna's continues to be one of our favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2014

One year ago we came and it was quiet and empty! We still loved it! In one year this place was hopping! I think it might be the new hot spot! Love the ambiance! We got a great deal- $100 off! Great drinks, homemade dessert! Very nice evening out. Thank you Nonna's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2014

had a great time on Friday night! Band was playing bar was hopping! Food was amazing from the appitizer to the wine to the dinner! cant wait to go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2014

Went for birthday celebration. Quiet table in the back for the 5 of us. Service was excellent. Never felt rushed. Lots to choose from both drinks and food. Food was outstanding. Large portions. We all took home our "doggie" bag and meal was just as good when re-heated. Will return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2014

LOVE Nonna's! Kalin our waitress was outstanding - very nice, attentive..dinner was excellent! I strongly suggest the Cream of Asparagus w/chicken soup.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2014

Nonna's was a great surprise, we have wanted to try it for a while and never had a chance but so happy we did finally find it. The food is like it came directly from an Italian grandmother and the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful with suggesting wines and food. THIS PLACE IS A DON'T MISS!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2014

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and finally did this past weekend. It's a little pricey for italian food but overall was a good meal. It was very quiet the nighh we were there and we had very good service. Food was decent but I'm not the best that I've ever had. And although I'm sure I would go back I'm not in a hurry to

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2014

There were five in our party. Everyone was pleased with the presentation, taste, and amount of food of each dish. We all enough for lunch the next day. Desserts are a bit pricey $7 each, but again, large portions and delicious. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. We look forward to our next visit there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Nonna's has become our New Year's Eve dinner spot. Place was packed with nice people. Service was spotty, but it was New Year's Eve. There were plenty of servers and they were all running marathons. My pork osso bucco was incredible.

Crowd at the bar was a lot of fun. Band was a lot of fun. Overall we enjoyed ourselves a lot. The longer wait for our meal was actually welcome because we wanted to linger on this special night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We went to Nonna's for a New Year's Eve dinner and had a wonderful time. As always, the food is great and has that good home-cooked taste and feel. The chocolate chip bread pudding was perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2013

Waitress slow, forgot food, had an attitude and the food was bad. Just bad! It's Italian - can't be that difficult! Shame they can't get it right.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2013

We went to Nonna's to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Were seated right away and waited on in a timely manner. My husband ordered rack of lamb and was very undercooked but the server was very apologetic and had it taken back to the kitchen to correct. Had to wait a bit and for this, she offered us complimentary desserts which was a nice touch. Food was good once we got it back cooked correctly.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Good service. Good menu selection. All 4 entrees were good. Wedge salad special was tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2013

The food was very good. Lobster ravoli was delicious. The lemon cake dessert was yummy. There was a large party in the restaurant while we were dining, the noise level was VERY high. I read in some of the reviews that service was slow at this restaurant, my experience definitely confirmed what everyone was talking about. Our reservation was for 6:30, we were seated promptly and other than the large group the restaurant was essentially empty. After we ordered our dinner it took 45 minutes to arrive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2013

Very disappointed in our meal this visit. The calamari was tough and rubbery and saltimbocca was flavorless. Grilled salmon was okay but nothing special. We were seated in a small room off of the mail dinning room. We shared this small space with a party of 12 or 14. Consequently, the noise level was excruciating and the patrons at that table kept shouting out liquor orders to the waiter. He ran around like a chicken without a head trying to keep them fueled so he didn't have much time for us.
We definitely will not be returning.

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