Nonna Beppa

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$30 and under
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Italian
Nonna Beppa is Chef Wendy’s second Regional Italian restaurant in the US.
The majority of the ingredients at Nonna Beppa are imported from Italy, cured meats, cheese, and many other specialties such as Aceto Balsamico di Modena, are only a few of the products that the Emilia Romagna region is known for.
Nonna Beppa is more than just a restaurant, it's the fusion between passion and love for food, allowing you to take part of a unique culinary experience, in a convivial atmosphere.
Our "Sfoglina" makes homemade pasta every day, and upon request she can personalize the stuffing of your Ravioli or any pasta you'd like to try. Moreover Chef Wendy Cacciatori gives you the possibility to have Nonna Beppa at your own house or event, offering catering and private chef services.

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very few places in the USA actually make real gnocco fritto. It's obscure and specific to a small region of Emilia-Romagna. Nonna Beppa tries but they don't get the dough quite right. Or the person making the dough that day doesn't understand what the end result should be. It was too dense, not airy enough, pieces were too small and seemed under cooked in the middle. Close but no close enough. Other than that, it's a great restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The interior was very inviting, exposed brick covered with intriguing artwork. But then this Italian restaurant was out of Sangiovese by the glass at $14, with the next offering at $22 being a less than stellar red. My beef tartare was less than appetizing in large chunks. My wife’s pasta dish arrived cold while my wild boar tagliatelle was not the wild boar with polenta I had ordered. I attribute this to our servers being in a rush and talking over me in a phony accent as I ordered. They did apologize and bought us an extra, unneeded, desert, which turned out to be as bland as the tiramisu we had ordered and were charged for. We went to this place for my birthday based on many good reviews we had read. I wish we had read deeper.

ME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. Would definitely go again

TK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very cozy and charming place. The food was great and the ambiance just as good

E
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great meal. Not the everyday things that you find in an Italian restaurant. The pace was a little off and a dish got lost, which would usually result in a much worse review. But we'd ordered too much and the restaurant made up for it in other areas of service, so it worked out in the end. Everything from the amazingly crisp grilled artichokes to the chocolate salami was well thought out and delicious. We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The tables are crammed together so tightly that when my partner and I (we are really fit people but neither of us could fit through a 2-inch gap between the tables) went to pull the table out a bit so that he could step in to the other side of the table, the wine glass on my side of the table moved and broke. And the fact that the tables are crammed so tightly together means that no conversation is private and you can’t really hear one another. Food was average, at best.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was really good and the portion was plenty. Unfortunately, the service was hardly there. Never asked if we needed more wine, no water refills, took a really long time to take the order and even longer to get the check. We got a free dessert drink, perhaps for waiting so long for the check or perhaps because the manager is nice and was in a good mood. The tables are so close together that I can comment on the neighbors conversation (it felt like a Portlandia skit). Great food but there's a lot of that in nyc that also gives better service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We loved our dining experience as far as being able to share a few things at our own pace. The waiter was very patient and nice! The portions and wine pour could have been a bit more generous.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great business venue.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a fair price! Welcoming environment and lovely staff. The tortellini ate my absolute favorite.

DJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best pasta I’ve had in New York City period.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal! The service was terrific too, what a great find!!

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had Saturday brunch here. We first ordered grilled calamari. After 30 min we were encouraged by the same waiter NOT to take the calamari because not fresh. We ordered grilled octopus which came with a side of potatoes: the amount of octopus seemed to be the side and the potatoes the main course! The amount was so small and mediocre

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific food and knowledgeable service. Enjoyable atmosphere (we sat outside) and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience. Especially good value for the $$. Highly recommend.

t
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a Restaurant Week lunch for $26 but instead had their daily lunch special, 2 courses for $15! Excellent pasta items; this is definitely a winner!

BL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I liked the atmosphere and would go back for a glass of wine and appetizer, maybe, if in the area. Both of our main courses were very bland and not memorable. I'm not sure how this restaurant has such good reviews. I was disappointed, as was my friend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff - everything was just great! Can’t wait to go back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 5th year wedding anniversary there. We traveled to Bologna, Italy as part of our honeymoon and this year we wanted to have food from that region. Well we struck gold. Just as our experience in Bologna was memorable so was Nonna Beppa!!! Wow, amazing food, great service, fabulous wine and Valentina (like my daughters name) was an amazing host. Family owned place, with deep roots in Bologna! I couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time going to this restaurant. If you want authentic Italian cuisine THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO. Love their wine selection. The service is always great. Third time going and we went around 630/640 and there wasn’t a lot of people so we got GREAT service. Food came out fresh and at a timely manner. Staff was on top of needs. Just a lovely time.

CR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, delicious and the service was impecable.

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely the best Italian food we’ve had ever in NYC.
Closest thing to a 4 star restaurant in Bologna. Unbelievable!

ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great find with incredible food and awesome service.

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Loved it and will go again.
Amazing food. Amazing service.

j
Sydney / NSW
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality charcuterie, some lovely Italian wines, and the pastelli pasta I had never had before was different but tasty

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food

S
New York Area
434 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great little spot - if I lived near here, it would become my neighborhood go-to. Wide variety of dishes (pastas and meats) available at great prices. Mozzarella starter was tasty and generous portion. Chicken with artichoke was fine - a bit salty; probably would not order again next time. Nice twist on tiramisu with less lady finger. Sparkling extra brut rose was excellent.

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I, fans of the owners’ Emilia 9 in our home town Miami Beach, invited old friends to join us at the chef’s newer New York restaurant. We knew which favorites to recommend, but it was also fun to share items on the menu that our friends thought they would enjoy. As appetizers, we shared the delicious grilled langoustines, 2 each, which are not on the menu but often available. Our friend ordered the pumpkin mushroom soup, and we shared an order of eggplant Parmesan. We thought our three choices wonderful. For our second course, I ordered my favorite tortellini in brodo, perfect for a rainy, chilly night. My friend did the same. Her husband ordered the braised beef cheeks served over mashed potatoes. He was very pleased. My husband had tagliatelle with prosciutto which he enjoyed. For dessert, we each had an afogato, a favorite. The ice cream was high quality, and the espresso properly intense.

Service was excellent, and we were pleased to once again see our Miami Beach hostess Valentina handling the front.

We shared a bottle of a nice Italian red wine.

VP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at many Italian restaurants in NYC and Nonna Beppa is one of the best. Fresh, authentic and a great atmosphere.

OT
Zurich
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sehr gutes Essen, die Trüffelpasta-Portion dürfte etwas grösser sein :-P

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RL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful service and quiet. You really can’t ask for anything more in a local restaurant. We will be back. They have seafood and pasta that is the real deal. Loved it

RO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was indescribably delicious and really hit on all cylinders. Although there are many choices from all over the map of Italy there was particular concentration on the food I’ll be in the Emilia Romans region centered around Bologna.

This is very serious Italian cooking at not very serious prices.

As that old Levi’s Jewish rye bread advertisement said: “try it, you’ll like it!”

W
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had lunch at Nonna Beppa, a wonderful value. Meatballs were marvelous!

F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic Italian food in a typical Italian atmosphere . Great experience from the Appetizer to the Desserts. Excellent

GD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot to enjoy family and friend s and they always make you feel welcomed.
This is as close as it gets to getting a taste of true Italian food without getting on a plane!
Ciao!!
Giorgio

EB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La vera cucina emiliana con pasta fatta veramente in casa, ogni piatto semplice ma buonissimo.
I ragazzi che hanno intrapreso questa avventura sono simpatici e disponibili
Assolutamente consigliato da non perdere !!!!

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JM
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant may be short on atmosphere, but the food is fabulous.

TM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food! Best home made pasta in a while! Congrats

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful little place with delicious authentic Italian food. The gnocchi bolognese were superb!

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed my restaurant week dinner at Nonna Beppa. The staff was lovely and the food was generous and delicious. The menu was oddly truffle heavy but my friend and I shared appetizers of burrata & cherry tomatoes and a charcuterie board and main coursed of pumpkin cappellacci in butter and sage and tagliata di anzo alle erbe (sliced steak with truffle slivers). Wines start at a pretty high price range/per bottle (for me). I have already told several people about the restaurant and will go back for a special occasion.

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week -a good value. Very good service, food was great, ambiance very charming, friendly staff, the only thing I would say is that it’s pretty cold due to their landlord that supposedly is working with them to fix the issue. So they have space heaters which don’t really do that much. The chairs are metal and they were very cold so the one thing I would suggest are seat cushions, the chairs were not that comfortable but for a couple hours I could deal.
The other thing i would say is the wine list is nice but very expensive no moderate bottles. They start at $60 which in my opinion is a bit much. So wound up getting a glass each of wine..ranging from 11 to 14.
Would def recommend and will return.