Nonna Lucia

4.4
89 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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The only BYOB in Bluffton! Bring what you like to drink and join the staff at Nonna Lucia for a wonderful meal. Diners can enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night. $3 cover charge per person. Customers love the relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, weekly entertainment and BYOB. Between 2019 and 2020 they have taken 25 awards for HIlton Head Reader's Choice awards, Best of Bluffton and Sun Select Today for Best All Around Restaurant, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best New Restaurant, Best Chef and more. They have been awarded Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2019 and 2020. Come see why the locals choose Nonna Lucia as their favorite restaurant!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant came highly recommended to me and it didn’t disappoint me at all. The staff were warm, courteous, attentive and efficient.
I loved that we could bring our own wine. The corkage fee was only $5.00! The 2 piece band added a delightful ambiance to the experience.
I and my date, loved the food and the cannolis were the perfect end to a fantastic dining experience. I will definitely be back. I understand why so many people make it their regular dining place. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

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FaithB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Did not know ahead of time they do not serve liquor.

Nonna Lucia
Responded 4 days ago

So let me understand this.....You give us a 3 star review because you don't read? It says on open table that we are a BYOB restaurant. It says on your confirmation email that we are a BYOB restaurant. That's twice before you set foot in our restaurant. Shame on you for even posting this. We shouldn't suffer for your ignorance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything! Finally, an Italian restaurant that knows what they are doing! I HATE seafood and LOVED their crab and shrimp ravioli my girlfriend made me try. I had the veal marsala, just amazing.

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vipBookem
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal and excellent service for our Valentine's Day dinner. Steven was an excellent server and helped us select great wines. We'll definitely be back again to try other dishes as they all looked wonderful (as we saw them served to nearby tables).

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MikeL
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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Foodie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good but the entertainment, Rob Ryder, was entirely too loud. Very hard to have a conversation with your dinner guests. Was there several weeks ago where the entertainment was perfect to enjoy dinner with.

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vipElaineF
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience with Chef Julio once again providing excellent food. The music provided by Bobby Ryder added another fun element to the evening. Sorry to see you Colin retire but wish him a happy retirement!

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DanL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal!

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vipArt34
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy good!!!

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TonyB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience here. Saturdays are hectic and several of the menu options were no longer available. Otherwise, we are looking forward to returning.

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Eatouts
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there - food was excellent ! Loved the live music , too. BYOB. Owner visited the tables.
Would definitely return !

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Jeff56
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Second visit there, everything was as good as the first. Eggplant rollitini is excellent as was the veal Marsala. Wife had the pear salad and clams with gluten free pasta and was equally pleased. Entertainment and BYOB a definite plus. Service was outstanding both visits.

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JayM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for reasonable prices; no liquor license but can BYOB for only $5.00 corkage fee; plus 10% discount if pay cash

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BarbaraW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!

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LindaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value. The food was very good and good quality. The service was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was bland and that’s the best I can say about it. It was Christmas Eve and forget a tablecloth we didn’t even have a paper placemat. We had one little single ply napkins and silverware that you could probably bend with your mind it was so thin and light. We “donated“ seven dollars for a glass of wine that was so small. They had a singer who was singing anything but Christmas carols. She did sing twinkle little star. I will not be going to this restaurant ever again.

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vipAubrey
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent Christmas Eve here and the food was amazing.. The service was excellent and so were the prices.. It is BYOB with a small $5.00 corking fee. Which is nothing compared to most places that charge $20.00. Will we return?? You bet we will...

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Janet
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Our dining companions felt their food was not warm enough

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Marie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised to see an entertainment charge as well as the corking fee which I was told would not be added

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vipChuck7
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service in a pleasant atmosphere

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vipDrP7
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Have been there many times and always enjoy. Service on this occasion was very slow, but food was great as usual.

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JayV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for the service was excellent service wax very attentive the thid restaurant cant wait to go back

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CeciliaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The pasta dishes were phenomenal! Nothing tastes better than homemade pasta which they do.

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Lee111111111111111111111
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again wonderful food and excellent service.
Can’t beat this place and byob for $5!

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vipRowlandrainbow
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We apparently went on a crazy night! They were having server issues as a server called in last minute so they were short staffed.
The wait time for water and drinks being brought to our table was a wait but as for the appetizers and dinner being served, it wasn’t as bad:) The quality of the food made it worth the wait! Delicious! The owners were wonderful and the music was a great touch!
We will definitely be back:)

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jill
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The hostess worked very hard to cover for a server who did not show up for work. We really appreciated it and I received a complimentary glass of wine. Will be going back to give them another try.

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vipCDDining
Charleston
157 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This BYOB restaurant ($5.00 corkage fee which is fine) has really great food and service is solid. There is live entertainment on Friday and Saturday with a small ($3) cover fee, Cheryl was very good and well worth the cover. Food is well seasoned, served hot, with an appropriate size. It does not have the best ambience, but we are more concerned with food and service. Definitely recommend as good value.

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jamesp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

So So standard Italian food quite overpriced even before they tack on the $2 per person music charge and $5 per bottle service charges. This place won't be around much longer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

No bar service. You must bring your own wine. The food was okay, but very salty. They did have gluten-free pasta available. The decor was old and tired. Almost run down. We have no desire to go back anytime soon.

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TomC
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, our dinner was excellent. Our waiter, Colin was very attentive and helpful. We were so happy to see them very busy given the pandemic, as it's one of our favorite restaurants. Kudos!

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DianeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good as was the service. It was nice having live music while we ate!

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vipTheresaB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was good .
BYOB which is great as well!

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nink
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit but we’ll definitely go back. The food was excellent; the portion unbelievable and the service was very good!

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vipDanC
Oklahoma City
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recently visiting Bluffton and happened onto Nonna Lucia. Especially in today’s times, it’s nice to feel a sense of gratitude from restaurant staff. Our host Colin was superb and made a point to let us know how much he appreciated us visiting. He even gave our daughter (who is now working in the area) several dining suggestions all over the HHI area. And oh by the way the food was excellent.

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JayM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service; wonderful surprise!
Also love the BYOB policy.

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PatL
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food in Bluffton. Great service as well.

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vipCRose
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, wonderful fresh made pasta, not sure why it has taken so long for us to try this restaurant. We will be back...

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vipArt34
Raleigh
63 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW!!! Two servers and one cook/chef. All tables were filled and they kicked it!!! Service and food.
Yes, it took a little longer for the food to come out, but it was delicious and hot!!!
The cook/chef was throwing down table after table and putting out food by himself.
Seriously I have never seen this done before. It was amazing

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LandisC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The decor was a little odd and it looks like an older building but the food was great! Authentic Italian! It’s BYOB so remember to bring your favorite wine!

FAQs

Nonna Lucia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 707-4281.

Nonna Lucia is rated 4.4 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.