Nonni's Bistro

4.5
963 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Come join us at Nonni's where you are part of the family. Our food is always made from scratch and is always from the heart.
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DrNJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are you kidding???? Nonnie's Bistro was OHHH EMMM GEEE Good! Chef Jon must have fallen from heaven. This man should have his own tv show. I'll be back over, and over, and over, and over...

Downtown Pleasanton is the best kept secret in the Bay. Music everywhere. People were happy and the vibe is wonderful.

Can't wait to go back.

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DanaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice portions. Their warm, rosemary rolls are amazing! Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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JedW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host and server were most gracious
.Maple glazed duck breast was phenomenal! Patio was a shade loud as it was legitimately in the street. Not Nonis fault. Made a special night for my son spectacular. Not enough stars.

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vipFoodfan
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good Spot with a cozy and interesting menu along with Wine choices.

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MargaretT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated outside in the sun without being asked if the table was acceptable; the table was unsteady. We moved ourselves to a different table. After being served drinks and waiting, it appeared no one was aware our food order had not been taken. The music began, which could have been a nice touch, but it was too loud and very much in the foreground rather than in the background. The food was acceptable but have had better lunches.

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RogerC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, but we hadn't been there since the pandemic started. Great to see that some good things don't change!

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Huy1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful ambiance, attentive staff, a variety of great dishes to choose from.

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GeorgeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice experience there. Service can be a bit slow, but if you are there to enjoy, relax and watch people walking by then it is more European dining in its pace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Nonni’s was delicious. I met a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while and we both loved the experience. I wanted a healthy bowl of grains and veggies, something not on the menu, but they accommodated me!! A bowl of barley with steamed veggies was perfect. Thanks Jon and staff!! I’ll be back soon!

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LincO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, great food great table great service, and they brought out a complimentary dessert for my fiance's birthday. Great job!

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BlakeB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was hilarious and on top of it with topping off our bottomless mimosas. We’ll definitely be coming back soon.

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vipFoodfan
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food well prepared and the Wines list is small but on point. A favorite on Main St.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The seating outside was nice and enjoyed it.

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vipElaine
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonni’s is my favorite go-to restaurant in Pleasanton! The food is always awesome, the service attentive, the ambiance is pleasant. I’m so grateful that we can now have outdoor dining, and this is a delightful place in which to enjoy downtown Pleasanton. I will be back - often!

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Laugho
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

They forgot about us! But I love the server when she finally came.

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TracyF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food on the patio. My whole family will return just for the wild mushroom ravioli and the Thor platter!

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JohnS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience1

Bistro just opened under the new COVID-19 rules. Our table was less than 6' from the sidewalk and less than 6' from the walkway to the restaurant. Too many people without masks (including the owner of the Bistro) were walking around without masks. Made us very uncomfortable. We will not be back until people follow the rules or the pandemic is over.
Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food that everyone enjoyed. Presentation is just as good as the food tastes. Workers are polite, owner is friendly. Just a cute little restaurant. We especially enjoy going on the weekends for their bottomless!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled eggplant sandwich was so delish. My lunch companion thoroughly enjoyed the risotto dish. Good options for vegan lovers.

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Linz09
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipnapester
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is usually just ok here. Nothing special especially for a vegan diner. Tables are too close together. Felt like I was dining with the couple next to us. Cannot have a conversation because it feels as though others are listening. Uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, fair prices and excellent service

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vips2springer
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for lunch at Nonni's. We sat near and open window. It was the perfect with fresh air, but not all the street noise. Service was perfect, attentive, but not too intrusive. Favorite were the mussels and the fish stew. Wish we had saved room for dessert. They looked delicious.

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Foodluvr
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was outstanding! Wonderful dinner!

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vipMichaelR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was our first visit at Nonni's and we had very high expectations after reviewing the menu online prior to our arrival.

Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. The food was just not good - plain and simple - no depth of flavors - no sign that anyone in the kitchen tasted what was actually served. We started with the french onion soup. The base of the soup tasted like it came out of a can - thin and flavorless - the melted cheese cover was more burned than melted - it felt like the kitchen rushed the cheese melting under way too high heat just to get the food out quickly.

The main courses were not much better. The filet beef bourguignon was a mess. What I expected was a deeply flavorful and rich stew but what was served instead was an actual filet of beef on top of some hastily charred vegetables that were swimming in a thin brown broth that had no resemblance at all with what this dish was supposed to taste like. Just plain bad.

The rack of lamb that my friend had ordered was equally terrible - undercooked, poorly tasting meat thrown over a mix of vegetables and salad with a broth that didn't taste good either. His words: "This was the worst rack of lamb I have ever eaten."

While the restaurant itself is lively and service was polite and efficient, we cannot recommend this restaurant because of the poorly tasting and executed food.

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vipBill
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We went for an early dinner on a Saturday night. While the prices are white table cloth, there aren't any. Servers were various and came to the table asking who ordered this? A half hour after arriving a group of 25 showed up and the noise level became intolerable. My onion soup was bland, and the "sea bass" was mediocre. The last time we ate there was summer and had a table outside; I think that's the ticket.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back!

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, a bit pricey but the quality is worth it. We had the Salmon and Filet Mignon, both were cooked perfectly and as requested. We have come here several times and have always been impressed with the overall quality, it's a great atmosphere (if you're not sitting TOO close to the people next to you....) and the food is amazing.

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vipEastBayFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always ...

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vipATP1234
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A casual neighborhood restaurant that serves delicious upscale food.

JJ
vipJanJan
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, and we love the personable service from the staff and chef!

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vipCindyR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was so fresh and home made soup divine. Every time enjoy fresh ingredients and cucumber water too.

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vipJane
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third lunch at Nonni’s Bistro, and it lived up to my good expectations from the previous two visits. I split the club sandwich with Caesar salad with my friend; both were delicious! The portion was certainly large enough to split! Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The restaurant is a fun, comfortable spot, and I am already looking forward to returning!

JM
JuliaMurtagh
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always fabulous

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DelightedDiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming to Nonni’s. The food is excellent, fresh and flavorful and the staff is friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is cheerful and charming. Nonni’s is always a favorite dining experience!

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CheesemongerMom
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wines, impressive service, quality ingredients presented well. We’ll be back!

CM
CammieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, not amazing. Service was excellent. It was cold which made it a bit uncomfortable.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and staff were outstanding! My new favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service! Busy Friday lunch good thing we had reservations. Small place. Great place for a girls lunch. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

Nonni's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 600-0411.

Nonni's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 963 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.