Nona's Italian Grill

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$30 and under
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Italian
Now Open! Come join us to experience the freshest and most authentic homemade Italian cuisine in the Woodlands area. Recently voted best new Italian Restaurant by the community!

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What 83 People Are Saying
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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nona's is one of the best Italian restaurants in The Woodlands area. The food is outstanding and the prices are reasonable. The owner, Juan, and his son Fernando are very friendly and pay special attention to their guests. Give Nona's a try - you'll be glad you did!

SC
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All menu items well prepared. Osso Bucco was really good with a creamy savory mushroom sauce. Will be back.

JS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Will go back again.

w
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience at Nona’s as we have come to expect from Chef Juan.

TS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & service. Nice bar. Good neighborhood restaurant.

AA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at Nona’s. Next time I have to save room for the Bananas Foster!

RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really wonderful. The workers was really nice and came to check to see if everything was ok. It didn't take long for the food to come out. Love the piano man. Eating and lovely music playing at the same time with a candle light dinner, it was more than amazing. We will be going back. Our waiter John, he was more than perfect, he was always coming by every so often to make sure we was ok. Now that's perfect

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love locally owned restaurants, and I especially love Nona's. Everything from the ambiance to the food is top drawer, and the piano player is an added bonus.

HB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were there to celebrate a birthday and our guest of honor found a wire in her salad. Luckily she saw the wire before ingesting or it could have turned into a real tradegy.

I also had to ask the waiter for ice tea a second time before getting it.

I prefer to not go back to this restaurant!

o
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us ate Dinner last weekend. The service was very prompt and available for requested items and drinks. My chicken with the crab sauce topping was very tasty, The chicken could have been more tender though. My wifes seafood linguine was very good. Our friends said their salmon was very good. The calamari appetizer was not very tender so it was in the mediocre range. The spinich/seafood dip was excellent. The reviews seem to be getting better and I am sure as they work out a few, in my amatuer opinion, minor food quality issues that they can be one of our favorite Conroe/The woodlands area restaurants.

NH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We tried Nona's for the first time last week and really enjoyed it. Perfect for a date night, but also comfortable for families or friends night out. Nice ambience, great food and great service. The only thing we didn't really like was their cheesecake. We will definitely be back.

RN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable cost. Ambiance is good even though restaurant is in a strip center.

SC
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great veal dishes. Flavorful sauce. Will be back.

z
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food is very good. Restaurant could use a little bit of a makeover. Sully, Fernando are great waiters. The owner, Juan is very welcoming. Please give them a try!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved the food, and the prices were great! Staff were attentive to keeping glasses topped off and bringing more bread and olive oil, but our waiter was not particularly friendly, and took a long time to take orders and to bring the check. There was a pianist, which was very enjoyable, but the sound level made it challenging to have conversation. Overall great dinner!

LL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice ambience. Excellent, attentive service. Food was very good, especially the veal. Will be returning!

MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great

S
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Maybe we will give it a shot and it was an unlucky night for Nona's BUT the service was slow and, in my opinion, rude. Half of the food was delicious the other half was season like nobody's business.
The ambiance, although it's trying to be dark and romantic turns out to be no so flattering and EXTREMELY loud. For anyone looking for the perfect place every time this does not appear to be it... but like I said I may give it another chance.

SF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 people looking for a good option for supper. With different ages and preferences, Nona's stood out as a well liked, flexible option. We were all pleased with the food, the service...the whole experience.
Fernando (our waiter) is talented; the right level of input and attention, without ever hovering. Our glasses were never empty...just right.
I ordered a customized Pesce de Mare and it was perfect - exactly as I requested, every component added to the complexity of the dish and it was delicious...proof that great Italian food doesn't actually require pasta.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was mediocre, run of the mill. Too much sauces covering true flavor

W
Houston
134 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Every part of Italy has its cuisine and every family their style and favorite dishes. This is the quest and dilemma for Italian restaurants. The atmosphere is lovely, inviting, and when we arrived very quiet. The pianist played soft music. Our waiter was engaging, helpful and generous. This is Italian food with owner Garcia’s flair. The fettuccine Alfredo was light and creamy — served in a separate dish — the fresh pasta elevated the dish to be the best we had. Nona’s Favorite chicken cutlets with artichokes is a classic Italian dish but tasted a bit briney and the cutlet could have been more tender. The penne was good, lots of peppers and onions, solid food in generous proportions. The cannoli were fantastic! We enjoyed our time here.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Order anything with red sauce.
Oh wow!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

C
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the piano music still able to carry on conversations. Great ambiance. Food is always tasty and served hot not lukewarm. Great waiters and fast service.

RF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance with limited seating, great food and reasonable prices. Fairly quiet atmosphere without being "stuffy" and nice live piano in the background. Table spacing was perfect allowing privacy and avoiding the feeling of being "elbow to elbow". I did not feel like I was being rushed out the door in an effort to "turn" the tables quickly. Very relaxed atmosphere. Good food, good service, reasonable pricing plus they accept reservations! Check it out!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely family-owned restaurant. Very nice decor. We had a big group for Mother’s Day. The pasta dishes were made fresh and delicious. The sauces for the chicken dishes were made fresh and delicious. Unfortunately the chicken was tough. I’ve become so spoiled with the Sous Vide method of cooking chicken (tender, moist and always cooked to perfection) that chicken cooked in a skillet just doesn’t cut it anymore. Overall our experience was good and we will be back for the pasta dishes.

J
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th time to visit Nona's Italian Grill. The food is absolutely wonderful, the staff extremely accommodating and attentive. We have never been disappointed. No need to travel to Houston for an incredible Italian meal when Nona's is so close and so very good.

f
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with this evening’s choice for dinner. Good food, great service, loved the piano music and all at great value. Forget the strip center exterior. The inside is fine.

GN
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had the veal parmigiana. I would highly recommend using higher quality veal and sliced much thinner. Veal was a bit tough. Would prefer to see higher quality veal and raise the price if necessary. The other two meals were wonderful according to the other 2 diners

AV
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and variety of choices. For the price I paid for a meal, the food was meh and servings were small.

b
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My daughter had spaghetty with meat balls and didn’t eat the meatball as she said they didn’t have any taste.

WH
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great experience. I read good reviews and made a reservation for five at 6:00 PM. My wife, son, mother-in-law and her boyfriend. We were seated at a round table which was great for conversation. We all ordered different items on the menu and were very happy with the food and service. There was a live piano player who was good. The overall noise level was a little high. It was a Friday night and good crowd but not completely full. The food came out very quickly. We go to The Woodlands all the time and never knew about Nona's and will return.

PP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't be put off by the plain strip-mall front. This is a classy, cozy place. Everybody liked their food, they had a wine list with lots of quality and variety at reasonable prices, and they had a gentleman playing soft piano in the background all night. Great ambiance. Good service. Our waiter brought us free dessert since we ordered some nice wine. I would definitely go back.

DB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good experience

Celerino was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went here on a date. It was perfect! I’m pretty sure our waiter was actually Italian:) amazing food!

JS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming Italian restaurant. Family owned with homemade pasta. Food was delicious and the service was great! We love supporting family owned places and hope more people go to Nona's!! You will not regret it!

BP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great new addition to The Woodlands area. The subtle piano player was a nice touch

VW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Nona's. The food and the atmosphere are so pleasant. We love the food and definitely recommend it!

PM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was ok - not great. Still looking for a really good authentic Italian restaurant in this area