Great special lunch. Cobb salad is amazing. Dessert was fabulous.
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.
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.
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!
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....
We always enjoy going to Nonni’s. The food and service is great and it is in the heart of downtown Pleasanton.
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.
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.
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!
All dishes were perfect. Great food.
Good food and nice atmosphere. Loved the Salmon Salad!
Lovely place to eat
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!
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.
Very good food and service