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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.
West Chester, PA 19380
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 9:00
Between Walnut & Matlack
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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