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Nonni's Bistro

4.4
698 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 600-0411
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Magnusson
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Private party facilities
Nonni's Bistro is available for private functions. Please contact us to make a reservation or request more information. We'd be delighted to host your next event!
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Private party contact
Jon Magnusson: (925) 600-0411
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Angela Street
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Entertainment
Thank you for choosing Nonni"s Bistro. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 698 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great crepe starter. Overall good dining experience. Class place.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very nice varied menu which should have something for everybody. I had the Curry Chicken salad and it was very good. The curry was not at all overwhelming but nice and creamy. The French Onion soup was one of the best I've had. Staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is very quaint as it appears to be a converted home from early Pleasenton. Would definitely repeat!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great atmosphere and fabulous food

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Just very bad and slow service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nonni’s is the best kitchen on Main Street. Don’t miss it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent menu choices and service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food, outstanding service!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Disappointed with food, service. Had noted in my reservation it was for a special birthday but no acknowledgement at all. Will not go there again.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Quaint restaurant with quality food and service. Owner is very friendly and adds to the dining enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nonni's is an has been for years. Whether it's for business or pleasure, the food is great, the service is efficient, and friendly. For lunch, I recommend the Cobb salad or, if you're hungry, the burger.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fabulous birthday lunch. Mussels were excellent! Salmon salad was tasty, salmon thin and just a bit overdone. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Nortic focused menu, excellent presentation, friendly staff, on busy main street of Pleasanton.
Obviously popular with locals and seems to attract guests for casual meal up to celebrations.
Excellent business dining for small groups as noise level is not overwhelming. MUST MAKE
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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We had dinner when Nonni’s just opened and never came back now I understand why we didn’t return. Our meal was not so good. I had the club sandwich the bread was hard not edible the onion soup watery and the cappuccino didn’t even taste like coffee. The service was good but the food needs improvement. My friend had a Cobb Salad which was just OK. Don’t think I will go back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Exceptional experience. A bit loud inside on Sunday morning but usually not that loud. We always recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The cook blew the basics. S/he served our steak and fish entrees on cold plates, which sucked the heat out of them. And then, I presume, the waiter took his time delivering them. He also took his time asking how they tasted. Nice food, nice atmosphere, nice presentation, but a negative experience because nobody is minding the farm. Then, after the below average service, we get a bill with suggested tips of 20%, 21%, and 22%. Pretty bold to assume outstanding service and provide sub-par service.
I wish someone from management had stopped by our table, so I could have noted these issues directly, rather than hoping to reach them via a public platform.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Early dinner with friends. Salmon special was delicious as was the onion soup appetizer. My first dinner at Nonni’s did not disappoint. Service was very attentive and not rushed.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great special lunch. Cobb salad is amazing. Dessert was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We are never disappointed at Nonni's. My husband and I had dinner before an event at the performing arts theatre which is in close proximity. Wonderful sea bass for me with crabmeat on top surrounded by fingerlings and chard in a cream sauce. It was a dance of flavors. My husband had the mussels. They were plump and fresh in a delicious broth. The chef was making his rounds and checking in with the guests. My Pinot Grigio was perfect and his Manhattan was terrific.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food in an intimate setting. There is really nothing like this Icelandic cuisine in the area. Unbelievably delicious chicken soup special, salmon was perfect, wild mushroom ravioli was savory, and the goat cheese crepe salad is an excellent choice. Good wine selection and about the only restaurant selling Einstok beer from Iceland. Romantic. Expect to see the chef and proprietor checking on guests. It's a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had the best time a Nonni's. The owner and chef, Jon Magnussen, came by as he always does, and we had a great discussion. He found out that one of our guests was gluten free and assured her that they would accommodate by adjusting the plate she was ordering.

The meals here are always tasty. Love the mussels and bouillabaisse. We sat in the front of the restaurant which has a full window that was propped open due to the good weather which makes our small town have a European vibe to it.

If you want to feel like you are getting the personal touch, I recommend Nonni's!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

What a terrific find for drinks, tasty beef carpaccio and smokes salmon platter! The bread served at the table along with the fresh spreadable butter was fantastic. Oh, did I happen to mention the noteworthy French onion soup? It was in the top five on my culinary list all time. Arrived at the table very hot and was not salty at all!!! I was delightfully surprised. I think you will be too....

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We always enjoy going to Nonni’s. The food and service is great and it is in the heart of downtown Pleasanton.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We came here for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a prefixe menu for $85 a person. We were seated by the window which was nice. The service through the first course to the entrée was very good. After that it went downhill. We were supposed to get a second champagne cocktail and we asked for it twice but never received it. We timed how long it took from our entrée to get our dessert and it was 45 minutes before the waiter came again. We saw customers come and be seated and get through their entrée before we got served dessert. I’m guessing they ran out of dessert cups and had to make them again but it would have been nice to be informed of that.
Now in regards to the food, the first entrée was a seafood tartlet. It was made of flaky pastry and was quite good but was the size of a 2.5 inch square. Next came the salad with onion soup. The cup the onion soup came in was so small that my husband thought it was the salad dressing. It was about the size of a small tea cup that your child will use to the play tea. It was different in that it was thicker and sweeter than normal French onion soup. My husband and daughter had the scallops with crab risotto and I had the lamb. They forgot to ask me how I wanted my lamb but luckily I like it medium rare which was the way it was served.Both my daughter and husband liked the scallops but the crab risotto was OK. Desert was white and dark chocolate cups with hazelnut ice cream inside which was also quite good. All in all, I would have given a better score if the wait between the entrée and dessert wasn’t almost an hour long or at least if the waiter would’ve came and checked on us. Second, asking for a drink twice and not getting it is not good. Third, other than the entrée and dessert were quite good, I do not believe the meal was worth $85 a person.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Nonni’s is my absolute favorite in the East Bay Area. The food is amazing, service is always great, and Nonni makes sure you feel welcome. The outside seating is also great downtown Pleasanton.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We’ve been there twice for lunch and twice for dinner and have loved it each time. Very nice blend of flavors with every dish!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

All dishes were perfect. Great food.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food and nice atmosphere. Loved the Salmon Salad!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely place to eat

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

First time here, table for 2. Samuel was an amazing server, matched only by the Caesar salads to start followed by moules and frites and special, swordfish. Wow! Expert preparation on every level. And oh, the dinner rolls are unique and worth having more than one. Great evening!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I really like this restaurant and the food, especially for lunch. The main drawback for me is the very loud noise level. It makes carrying on a conversation more difficult.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good food and service

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this place! Never had a bad moment always on the ball.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nonnies is one of my go to places- love love love this restaurant ❤️

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Unique and yummy cocktails. Prawn appetizer was quite good - I'm glad we had bread to mop up every last drop!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Esteban was highly attentive and accommodating to my food allergy

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely lunch
Very noisy and active.
Good variety of food choices.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

If possible, put couples (2) next to more quiet tables. We were put between two parties that were so loud that we could hardly here each other talk. However, we know that may not be possible. We will be coming again soon.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

I always enjoy dining at Nonni's and enjoy taking people new to Pleasanton there as well as out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

I love this place. My friend and I come every year for each of our birthdays. The quality is great and they always make you feel welcome. The waiter was awesome and remembered which is our favorite tea...the personal touch is nice.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Popped in for dinner; not crowded. Owner was present, very friendly and welcoming, and took our order. The help staff was also extremely attentive and friendly. Food was delicious; European/fancy without being pretentious. Cozy and quiet enough to be able converse easily.

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