Nonna Beppa

4.5
67 reviews
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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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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
110 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, delicious and the service was impecable.

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great find with incredible food and awesome service.

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

j
Sydney / NSW
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food

S
New York Area
433 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

F
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
37 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

TM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was wonderful, the wait staff could not have been more welcoming. The food was spotty. The artichoke salad was good, the carved meat and cheese appetizer the best part of the meal. The pumpkin and mushroom soup was somewhat tasteless, not hot enough and a bit overly salted. The chicken and artichoke main course was just okay. The tiramisu was good. Nothing wowed us except the meat and cheese appetizer. Hmmm. The wine was very good. Not sure if it was just an off night. Might try again.

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like being in Italy - food is authentic- not for those that want the Americanized version of Italian food !

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint with my experience was the ambiance. The steel chairs weren't particularly comfortable and, frankly, as cold as the air outside in NYC-a mere 32 degrees. We each commented on how uncomfortable and freezing the table seats were for both of us, a 5'1 and 6'2 couple.

RB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good ambiance and service. Food jn the traditional Emilia Romangnola school. Arugula/fig salad outstanding. Chicken dish well prepared. Good wine selection. Would highly recommend. Have heard good things about sister restaurant in Miami.

d
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had a delicious meal. The wine recommendation was excellent and the food delicious. The manager, waitress, EVERYONE was attentive and very nice. We WILL be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Overpriced wine list that no one could assist us with telling us which wine is closest to a Cabernet since they did not have a Cabernet. They had a wine “expert” that was useless and the worst part was he was rude.
The food was dull and missing taste. Very disappointed since this place had such good reviews

w
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We really wanted to like this restaurant as we are often in the area and are trying to expand our list of "go to" restaurants. When we entered, the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was quiet and nice. We started with a delicious arugula and fig salad. Unfortunately, one of the main dishes (roasted pork special) was extremely salty, thereby ruining what started out so nicely. Our other main dish, lasagna, was ok, but also salty. We are sorry now that we didn't let the servers know. In their defense, they did ask how everything was but it felt too late to do anything about it. This is a problem we are finding way too common in restaurants and we now will add Nonna Beppa to that sad list. Perhaps they will read this review and take it into account. Portion sizes were adequate, though it is highly unlikely that you will have leftovers. Prices seemed average for this area, though a bit more on the plate would have been welcome. The bread was good, though serving it warm would have made it excellent. Not sure why the bread was served in a bag instead of a basket. Are they going for quirky and hip as opposed to traditional? The wines by the glass were nice. We might try this restaurant again if we see a response which seriously considers the salt issue. We did notice that our review is not the only one that mentions this problem. We will see what happens and possibly revisit.......

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was awful...

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant EVER!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It started off great with our apps but we waited an hour an a half for our mains which were fine but nothing super special (one of which we had to send back because it tasted off). Then we waited for our bills for quite awhile too. Our server was nice and the staff were very pleasant but it just took way too long for the entire experience. We nicely let our server know and weren’t compensated in any way. We never complain but this was just an odd experience...

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing food experience, would not go back. Dry, overcooked and too salty....

AN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately was overpriced. Felt forced into a bottle of wine that was a bit more expensive. The gentleman who appeared to be running the place waa more interested in drinking a glass of wine than being attentive to us and we were the only group in there. The rest of the place was empty. The lobster special came with quality pasta but the lobster itself was quite dry and overdone.

This place has a chance to be great because of its location and the fact that it serves a generally less available type of Italian cuisine but they just don’t seem to care about execution.

I’ll be very surprised if they’re still around in a year.

CB
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Every bit is perfect. Authentic and unfussy. Highest quality and great service.

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