Nonna Osteria

4.6
269 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.
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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great food and service. Smaller restaurant with wonderful ambiance.

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PM
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Love the shrimp risotto and lobster ravioli.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Noise level high but bring in a booth always helps. Wine list is superb and wait staff was excellent

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DM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite restaurant in San Antonio. Well managed and great setting

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BD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 20th anniversary. I am so glad we have picked this restaurant to have dinner in. The food was delicious. From the egg plant Parmesan appetizer to my Pappardelle pasta over wild boar. The wine list is also very accommodating. I'd return here without question.

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AW
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Food is so fresh and delicious. Great service! After dinner go up to the rooftop bar for drinks and great views.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and atmosphere. Loved the decor, service was great. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with a last minute reservation. Device was great and good was great. This was a nice find in a great location. Fills up fast so reserve!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend is retiring

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice surprise! Like the curtain idea but would be nice to be able to look outside when sitting in the inner part of the dining room. Also, when we drove up to the restaurant we thought it was closed because curtain were drawn. Portions are small but tasty.

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Minneapolis
71 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food was good; however, excessive oil was used which detracted from an otherwise nice experience.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrea was an incredible server; so hospitable and accommodating! She made our simple lunch meeting one to remember! And the food was absolutely delicious!!!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little spot for a low key date night.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We’ve eaten at Nonna multiple times, so we know what to expect. The food and service are great. This visit was no different. The only downside is if the restaurant is full, it is very loud.

Another positive in this visit, they have opened a roof top bar. The view is great, especially in the warmer evenings. The service was ok as the two male bartenders tended to not shown an appropriate level of professionalism to match the expectations of Nonna and/or Silo.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Roof top bar was way worth the price for dinner. A must see.

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TS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff, nice location.

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LG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extraordinary food, fabulous service, delightful wine choices! Absolutely recommended for any occasion.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch. Loved the citrus plate that was offered for our water - everyone should do that! The appetizers and mains were all fantastic. Do not miss out!

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B
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience at Nonna. The food was excellent, the services was outstanding and the drinks were great! Thank you for helping make our anniversary dinner a great experience.

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KF
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and now my favorite Italian place in San Antonio

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KL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious pasta. The complimentary warm focaccia bread with olive tapenade was the best! I loved the flavor of the butternut squash ravioli and the wild boar pasta but did think the pasta was overcooked, neither dish was al dente. Overall, would return again!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Exquisite food thoughtfully served with great attention to detail!

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l
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We've had 2 great meals here ! We will definitely return next time we are in town.

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FP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Jason, our waiter was fantastic. He helped us with selections throughout the evening - and everything from drinks, to appetizers to entrees were excellent. Due to our celebrating a birthday that evening- Jason coordinated for us to see their new roof top bar area, which had already closed, but provided us a beautiful view of the city. Thanks to all - we will definitely return!!!

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San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna was authentic, vibrant and lively. Service was efficient and very friendly. Great experience!

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive servrers. The food and presentation was excellent. We really enjoyed the polipo e patate and the mellanzane alla parmigiana. These were appetizers and with a salad, they make a great meal.

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TR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant experience at Nonna this past weekend for my wife's birthday. Dinner and service were fantastic and we enjoyed drinks on the rooftop of the Fairmount before dinner.

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TJ
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today was our first visit to Nonna Osteria, and we were blown away. The dining room is simple, elegant & beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

We started with the Arancini which are risotto balls filled with melted leeks. These are little fried nuggets of heaven. They are perfectly crispy on the outside and creamy gooey goodness on the inside. There is no "fried food" taste - just pops of flavor which are enhanced by the rich sauce they are served on.

My wife had the Risotto Ai Gamberetti, a shrimp and scallop risotto with butternut squash and a balsamic reduction. This was the best risotto I've had anywhere, ever. Seriously. Better than anything we've had even when touring Italy. It's that good. Perhaps the perfect risotto dish. I truly hope this stays on the menu because we will absolutely have this on a regular basis. Just. Wow!

I had the Cinghiale, a dish of pappardelle pasta in a rich, creamy sauce with just the perfect amount of cheese to hold it together. The pasta is served on a bed of shredded wild boar. The boar was perfectly seasoned, not at all greasy and had been cooked to tender perfection. The portion was ample as well - I ended up running out of pasta before I ran out of meat.

I'd love to report on the deserts, but quite frankly the two dishes were large enough that when combined with the risotto ball appetizer, we were stuffed. This was a fantastic meal, and we will be back often.

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ES
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Somewhat disappointing time going this go round as opposed to others. Service was extremely off; had to reiterate multiple times my wife's allergies to ensure the items provided didn't cause a reaction. Lamb Shank wasn't as tender as could be; just there. Overall disappointing and hoping it was an off-night thing as it's been phenomenal on all other occasions we've been.

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BS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a ral gem and so above the run of the mill steakhouses and other restaurants associated with the River Walk. The homemade pasta was excellent and the service was superior.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food in a lovely atmosphere. Excellent appetizers, pastas and risotto.

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WL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service just a very loud place

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Nonna Osteria for an outstanding dining experience. We were very fortunate to be seated in a booth , because at times, there is a lot of ambient noise. The food and service were excellent. I recommend a bottle of Lambrusco, it will go with almost any Italian food. I strongly recommend making reservations for evening dining. My wife and I both really enjoyed our dining experience. One suggestion would be to lower the height of wall between the kitchen and prep area and diners. So that diners could be more immersed in the experience. But to sum it up in one statement. It was very close to the best Italian dining we have ever experienced.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burrata appetizer was delicious and all the pastas my group ordered was tasty.

Only downside was my group was asked if we could wrap it up by 7:00 pm bc the table was reserved for another group.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our second time at Nonna! We came back because we loved it. We loved it! Everything about it!

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a bit pricey for what you get, but the food is very good and the ambiance is awesome! Overall experience is a 10.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not disappointed. The courses came to us in a reasonable time. One entree far exceeded the other but the weaker dish was still excellent. The only note that could have made this experience better is finding it sooner.

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San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines Night

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first meal was a prix fixe Valentines Dinner. We were so pleased with the experience that we made reservations for the following evening - even though it was for a late time.

Special mention goes to the Arancini, Burrata, Branzino and the Tiramisu. We also loved the Sea Bass on the Valentines Menu. Most at our table also enjoyed the Granchio E Tartufo - tagliatelle with truffles and crab meat, prepared table side in a wheel of parmesan.

Don't forget to arrive early to enjoy the beautiful views from the rooftop bar.

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KW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not what I thought it would be. Food adequate. Felt rushed by the wait staff to finish dinner.

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