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Nonna Osteria

4.8
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691 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
As San Antonio’s food scene continues to evolve, a new culinary hub is beginning to take shape downtown, where some might argue it all began. With signs of life stirring and anticipation building, the lights are officially back on in the historic Fairmount Hotel’s corner eatery. SILO Restaurants and Food Network Star runner-up and Executive Chef Luca Della Casa announce the opening of NONNA Osteria, offering artisan Northern Italian cuisine, honoring the regional traditions and heritage of Chef Della Casa’s homeland.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 691 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Faith was fantastic! She made great food recommendations and was a big reason why we had such a great night.

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CarolinaU
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Already planning my next trip. The menu has so many options. Cocktails are amazing!!! Love the vibe and small feel. Great service.

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vipSwajsa1
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. The outdoor space is small but very very nice and well spaced due to COVID...felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of San Antonio. We were here for a medical conference, and boy am I happy I chose this restaurant. Our server was Faith, who was amazing! I had the sea bass, and by boss had the crab ravioli. I haven't had this good a meal in a long time. Rivals anything in San Francisco, New York and Italy. It's even worth the drive from Austin to come for dinner!!!! Must try!!!!

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vipJesusR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was lacking and often had to wait for water and our courses.
The steak was burned on the outside but rare on the inside. Perhaps that's how it was intended but I got the sense that they realized the meat was undercooked and they placed the entire plate back in the burner as the rest of the vegetables on the plate were burned as well.

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wannabefoodie
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud for our taste - but incredibly attentive service from our server. Tables could be spaced out about more under current COVID situation but otherwise, we felt safe. Great tasting food - but the dessert options seem a little less adventurous.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Our server Jason was very knowledgeable about the menu. Recommendations were spot on! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Great ambience, however food was cold. It was our first time and we had higher expectations.

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vipCaRefiner
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a contemporary atmosphere. Attentive but not overbearing srrvice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe!

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MCDeM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and ambiance as always! Love this place.

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DominiqueV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation and got seated about 30-40 minutes later. The specialty drink menu was short but good selection of wines. The boar was delicious but the pastas were okay, wouldn’t come back for that and not worth the price. We were very disappointed with the risotto, all we could taste is overpowering garlic ( and we like garlic) and both of us did not want to eat it. I have had better Italian food and would not spend the money to dine there again unfortunately.

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Rebecca
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. Will be going back soon.

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vipCristinaW
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, & extraordinary Wine selection!

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PaulE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was attractively plated and delicious. Mary, our server was friendly, knowledgeable about the food and an excellent server. She was there when we needed her, but did not hoover.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Nonna Osteria was absolutely fabulous. I was a little disappointed that we had to sit outside, but as the evening went on it began to cool off to a more comfortable climate.
I liken this experience, being outside and the outstanding food to a trattoria in Italy. The food was fabulous, and not the same old Italian dishes. My date and I had the most fabulous evening.

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vipMindisw
San Antonio
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Loved our food. Server was inattentive. Had to ask for bread, had to ask for more water × 2! I put we were celebrating a birthday on the reservation, no one said anything!

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vipSusanG
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the night! Excellent service!

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vipMoshi
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating in a restaurant since the start of the pandemic. Everything was spot on! We felt very comfortable with the distancing and cleanliness.
The food and service were impeccable as always. We had brunch and they easily accommodated dietary needs. We were so happy to go back to our favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! We loved everything we had, especially the lobster eggs for brunch! Will definitely be back for their dinner menu!

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Edielav
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The drinks were wonderful and the food was excellent. The service was fantastic. My only feedback was that we arrived early and were invited to go to the rooftop for drinks. We waited for the elevator and arrived upstairs only to be told that because we didn’t have a reservation upstairs that we could not order drinks. We then had to wait in line to take the elevator down and wait and the entry bar for a drink. This could’ve been avoided through proper communication between bar and reception and then to us so that we weren’t wasting our time. Otherwise, the evening was splendid

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nonna chef Luca Della Casa creates incredible meals that will not disappoint!! Wine list needs some additional Economical options, we enjoyed a Sangiovese blend from Basilica Italy. Definitely Nonna Osteria is highly recommended in SA; this coming from an Italian born & raised in Brooklyn, NY.

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BradO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service exceptional, as always.

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vipDonf
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nonna was great as always. I dont want to advise that we arrived early to have a cocktail at the rooftop bar at the Hotel, it has recently been converted to a Oyster Bar, the servers were very rude, service was very slow and i wanted to advise you so you could notify the hotel staff.

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vipluv2dine
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Soup was great and the salad was delicious!

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WillardT
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding. It was a good evening out for the first time since COVID.

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doogie
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent preparation and service. The menu is kind of one dimensional so you pretty much got to want pasta but they do prepare it as well as anyone.

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DebbieV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it's evident that Nonna Osteria caters to their locals and families ... as out-of-towners, we are always treated as family. The food is both exquisitely delicious and beautiful to the eye. Many servers are long-timers with the restaurant, and it shows. We've celebrated both our 33rd and 35th wedding anniversaries with the Nonna folks and have enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Nonna Osteria is one of our 5 most favorite restaurants in the U.S. We're taking our son and fiancee there soon! Thanks for spoiling us so wonderfully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sommelier was amazing! Great recommendation! Server was struggling with speaking with the mask, bc there is a lot to say and just all.that hot air- felt bad for her. She kept losing her train of thought but I applaud her effort and how she remained professional and safe! Lobster ravioli was disappointing but the Tomini al Verde & Granchio & Tartufo were amazing. Goat cheese with Parey sauce was creamy and tasty- different and amazing. The pasta was phenomenal along with presentation in the big cheese bowl. Had high expectations on the pasta but did not disappoint. Rooftop deck was also really nice to visit afterward. Pricing was on the high side, and would have no problem with it if Ravioli was good.

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FoodieRon1940
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a great dinner at Nonno. Everything, I repeat, everything was super. We really enjoyed ourselves. Had a nightcap up at the roof top bar with views of San Antonio skyline. Recommend the restaurant.

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Mika
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was lovely. Perfect for a date night. We ordered the Burrata appetizer, which was the best thing we had! Foccacia, all the grilled veggies with a home-made pesto sauce. The entrees were way too salty, unfortunately. We had the steak and the bolognese pasta.

Would go back but mostly for drinks and apps!

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vipBill
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our experience at Nonna from a food and service aspect was great. Our sever was excellent and the food was very good. The reason I did not rate the experience higher is due to the wine selection and pricing. Wine selection is limited and very expensive. Our server recommended an Italian wine that was $67 bottle - compared to the rest of the list, very moderately priced. We like it so I searched online and fond out it retails for $19 a bottle - ok wow, I know wines pricing in a restaurant is about double retail, but really tripling it and charging $67 for a $19 bottle (and you probably get it cheaper) is a bit ridiculous. I wouldn't hesitate to come back and enjoy your food, but I I'll be drinking water and not wine!

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Jeremy
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday for my wife! Second year in a row.

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KelleyF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view from the rooftop too! Highly recommend

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RobertM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here, and we've been thoroughly satisfied each time. This time around, they were running a promo, so our second entree was discounted. We got the signature truffle pasta dish (Granchio & Tartufo) and the pan-seared ribeye (Costata al Basilico). Previously, we had gotten the Papardelle al Cinghiale. All of these dishes were full of unique flavor combinations that we enjoyed. The atmosphere is very pleasant, and the wait staff are helpful and courteous. We ended each meal with coffee and tiramisu (probably the best in the city).

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vipMinchuM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service! We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Christa (hope I spelled right) was excellent. Excellent.

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vipLyndon
San Antonio
169 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian using the freshest ingredients. Always a great time at Osteria.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lobster ravioli was amazing as well as the burrata antipasti.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The pasta was too salty

FAQs

Nonna Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 224-8800.

Nonna Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 691 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.