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Nonni's Bistro

4.5
681 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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 681 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrannieC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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NorcalNomad (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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vipNuke (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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vipFoodlover (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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vipfoodiewannabe (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

All dishes were perfect. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food and nice atmosphere. Loved the Salmon Salad!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely place to eat

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vipChipster (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipmomster (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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JoeXXFra (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Esteban was highly attentive and accommodating to my food allergy

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Thomas (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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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ncfieg (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 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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vipVeritas (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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RAVINDRA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Relaxed feel , comfortable dining room... I definitely would return to try more dishes. Everyone liked the food. Service was well-timed and friendly...thanks !...

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vipDane (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Been there many times and love the food. But this time around services was off. Sloppy delivery of the food, missed orders and basically felt like they were understaffed to provide quality service at the level you would expect for a restaurant that charge like they do. Will think twice before we go back.

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vipSunola (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Very disappointed in my dinner the other night. Have been here several times, and ordered the mussels. Always good in the past. This time, the mussels’ texture was mushy and unappetizing. Should have sent them back, but didn’t. The table next to us also ordered mussels, and barely touched them. May return to the restaurant sometime, but will definitely change up my order!

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carol4180 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

We took my son and daughter-in-law to Nonni's just before they left for home after the holidays. They kids had the fresh salmon plate and a ceasar salad. The salmon looked delicious, and they enjoyed sharing both dishes. My husband had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and I had my usual, the Chiccone chicken salad. The sandwiches are large and freshly prepared, served warm with fries or salad. We ended up taking half of our sandwiches home for another lunch. We live in Pleasanton, and if we're going out to lunch, Nonni's is the place. We've been there for dinner with friends, too. You can't beat it for a delicious meal.

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vipNorthernCADiner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We walked in and were taken back...wasn’t sure we were in the Bistro so highly rated. No table cloth etc. place looked pretty casual.

Wow were we blown away. The wine list was great. Had an amazing NZ saugvignon blanc. The food. Yummo. Scallops w crab risotto. Amazing. Wish we lived closer

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was one of the worst experience I've had in a restaurant. There were 3 of us and we arrived early on New Year's Eve for our reservation and was seated immediately. However, we were then presented with a single fixed price menu. Neither Open Table nor the restaurant ever indicated that they would only have a fixed price menu, and it was expensive. Since it was 7:30pm on New Year's Eve, I didn't think we would find a table in another restaurant so I grudgingly took the table. The food was average with my son's steak being way undercooked. When I received the bill, I was shocked. My son, who is not of legal drinking age, did not take the sparkling wine as part of the fixed price menu. Instead he asked for a Sprite as a replacement. Guess what? The restaurant charged us $2.95 for this Sprite, which was a replacement for the sparkling wine. I guess when it comes down to it, technically they can charge us for it, but to me that's just money grabbing. We saved them money by not taking the sparkling wine and the Sprite probably cost them $0.25. In addition, they tagged on 20% gratuity for a party of 3. I can understand adding gratuity for a large party as that's pretty much standard practice but not for a party of 3. What ever happened to gratuity being a reflection of the service that you receive? Again, to me, this was just money grabbing. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but in this case, I felt like money was taken from me.

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vipcoop (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy Nonni's and usually go for breakfast or lunch. We did not realize when we booked the table that it was going to be a special menu for New Years Eve and a fixed price. I would have preferred to order off the regular menu but the food was very good and we enjoyed our night out.

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