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About Nonni's Bistro

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.

425 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Californian

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

Cross Street:
W Angela Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 600-0411

Website:
http://www.nonnisbistro.net/

Entertainment:
Thank you for choosing Nonni"s Bistro. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.

Executive Chef:
Jon Magnusson

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!

Private Party Contact:
Jon Magnusson: (925) 600-0411

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nonni's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We (group of 6) absolutely loved the food. Service was great, and management was very friendly. We would definitely recommend this restaurant . Definitely plan to visit again. *

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for dinner last night. The food was just ok, a little on the pricey side, but what made our dining experience from good to worse was the service. The waiter that came to take our order was not enthused about his job or what he was doing at all at this restaurant. He didn’t ask us if we had any questions about the menu, just took our orders and left. The whole time while we were there, he did not once come back to check on us, to see if we needed more bread or water. I would expect more for the price we paid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

An all around wonderful experience. Cannot wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful rack of lamb, perfect wine choices and friendly owner and staff. Must try their Sunday brunch as it’s the best in town! Make a reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was extra special. We never wanted for anything. The rolls were scrumptious and the food was divine. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is our favorite spot for special nights out. The food is fresh, seasonal soups, seafood and specialties. The service is friendly and attentive. Can be a bit noisy but that means it’s a popular place! Enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The wild mushrooms ravioli and the mussels dish were way over my expectations. Duck breast was great. Love the food there! We had a lovely meal. Definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The restaurant is pretty basic, however the prices are pretty high. There are nicer, cheaper restaurants nearby.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner before a show at the Firehouse Theater. The specials were excellent, namely the creamy sweet potato/root vegetable soup and the rock fish with roasted Brussels sprouts. My usual Barramundi is always delicious and filling. Windy Oaks Pinot Noir paired nicely with everything. 🍷

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice, quant, family oriented restaurant that was perfect for my business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food at Ninni's is very good and interesting it is not your normal restaurant. The service is as good as I fave seen and they are very easy to talk to and welling to do whatever the client want. Although the restaurant is cozy it could be somewhat bigger. The bar is excellent and the bartender knows how to make a drink. I would definitely suggest going to Nonni's for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Semi formal place for dinner, more casual for brunch. Food was pretty bamb!! Would definitely come back :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. The owner is so genuine and friendly and always manages to say hello. The food is of great quality, and there is always delicious and unique soups. The brunch is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, inventive menu, and good service....
Nice decor

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place for lunch, would definitely go back for Dinner, its local to me and does not have the "factory produced" feel that others have.

Looked at the wine list as recon for the future, a good selection

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a good find. Right at the front door we were well received. The hostess was friendly, cheerful and professional. The menu was a mixture of flavors and the portions were ample.
Caesar salad would very easily feed two and was a Caesar salad ---not tricked up with bacon or other "improvements". And it was delicious. Wild mushroom ravioli was very tasty and the sole special was very well prepared and enough to share. The service was attentive, friendly and yet relaxed and professional. The chef visited all the tables. We sat outside and, as can be the habit, were not forgotten. The menu was well priced. We would return and would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Enjoyed the soup if the day, roasted yellow beet with coconut milk. Salad with salmon had a tangy caper dressing. We also enjoyed the homemade rosemary potato rolls.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service. Good food. Worth going back. The best downtown Pleasanton restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nonni's Bistro feels like dining in Europe. Our dinners where spot on. I loved the Steak Frittes.
The large front windows were opened so the outside was brought into the restaurant. Come visit Pleasanton's Main Street and Nonni's!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another memorable meal. Always well done and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Unhurried, efficient, and attentive service. Food tastefully presented and yummy. Great cocktails. The octopus salad was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I wanted to try Nonni’s as it had great reviews. The ambience and service were very good. Our server was attentive and staff very friendly. I would rate food 3.5/5 . My husband, friend and I all felt there was way too much butter on our main dishes for dinner and all were lacking in flavor. Dessert was great though.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Enjoyed catching up with a friend over lunch at Nonni's. Sat outside, and it was very pleasant and laid back. Ordered the steak salad and it was one of the best renditions of this dish I've ever had. Fresh greens & vegs, perfectly cooked and good quality beef, grilled onions, and a terrific basil vineigrette. Indulged with dessert, and the chocolate pot de creme was delicious and a perfect finish to my meal. My friend ordered curry chicken salad sandwich and raved about it. Decent by the glass selection of wine, too. Will be back for lunch, and dinner!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

You can feel the love put into their food - lunch or dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lovely setting in the heart of old Pleasanton with seating indoors and outside on the patio. Very attentive service. Appreciated the more quiet atmosphere...made conversation with my dinner companion relaxed and easy. Menu had a range of options-- including paleo, GF, vegetarian-friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Yum, the lamb burger salad was amazing. A bit too much dressing on the salad, but that was my fault. Next time I will order the dressing on the side. The fresh ground seasoned lamb was so scrumptious. I really hesitate with lamb as it tends to be gamey...but Nonni's know how to do it right. For an extra treat order it medium rare! Oh my gawd!
Also, the French Pinot Blanc paired beautiful. I ordered By the glass and it was delightful!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service good but my steak was undercooked. The duck seemed to be okay and the lava cake was very good and sweet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I've never had a bad meal at Nonni's. The food choices are excellent and tasty. We always enjoy our time there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

It was a perfect evening to sit outside. As others have said, the tables are small but quaint. The service was excellent. We were not rushed but given just enough attention. Food was very good with a pleasing presentation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always great! Fresh ingredients, attentive service, personable and efficient!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 7, 2017

A little expensive. I wish there was more classic French choices. Creme is outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Enjoyed the food very much. Everyones choices were delicious. My only complaint was that our server was very quiet spoken and not very well informed about ingredients or the menu in general. Additionally , the food runner " auctioned " the food off at the table and we were not pre-set with silverware nor had dirty dishes been cleared. This type of service should be expected in a restaurant operating at this price point and quality. Not trying to be snobby but service should be polished up a bit ,just a thought .

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I always dine at Nonni's for special occasions. It reminds us of the quaint eateries in Europe. As usual we had the Thor appetizer which was surprisingly filling. Having just returned from Budapest where we loved the duck dishes, I ordered the duck with barley. The entree was delicious, but the sauced barley was too salty for my liking. My husband had the barramundi which is always excellent. We love the ambiance and will always return. 🍷

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We were a group of seven and the waiter was very accommodating. We each enjoyed great food, service, and the friendly atmosphere. We were not pressured to leave in spite of our extended stay.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always an amazing meal here. Friendly vibe. They smoke their own salmon, which is incredibly delisciuos.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Knowledgeable server recommended an outstanding wine to complement my entree. Dessert was a chocoholics dream. We'll be back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Really like this place for brunch but dinner was awful. May have had something to do with being seated in the side alley where they forgot about us. But hey...at least we had a great view of trash cans. SMH.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

My husband and I were here recently on the spur of the moment. We were seated indoors at a two-person table. The table was very small and not enough room for everything (the condiments and jars with silverware really got in the way. The table was really not big enough.

The food was very good. My husband had the steak frites and declared it delicious. I, also, thoroughly enjoyed the duck breast. The skin was just the right level of crispiness and the duck was cooked exactly as I liked it.

We have been here for brunch before and thoroughly enjoyed the brunch menu, which I would highly recommend (and maybe a little larger table outside.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoyed window seating with excellent food presentation and taste!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Nonnis is our Pleasanton's downtown gem. The food is perfectly conceived and prepared. The chef smokes his salmon and offers his own touch to some bistro classics. Great spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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