Nonna Osteria

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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are ringing in the New Year with a chef created prefixed menu. Call 210-224-8800 for more details!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already recommended Nonna Osteria for multiple people. We had an amazing dinner there that was perfect for great conversation! Every single piece of food was delicious.

MT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was quite noisy due to table of very noisy people, and acoustics were bad. Food very good, service good, we were late as it was difficult to find using GPS, and they were understanding,

S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I'm a foodie and very picky. I love to cook and eat. The fish I had was cooked to perfection. I loved the cauliflower. The grapefruit sauce was excellent. Our olive oil cake for dessert was amazing!!!! It is pricey but you do get the quality and experience in cooking that shows. If I had to critic anything it would be the bread in the beginning. I would have just like a nice crusty loaf or a wonderful soft buttery roll.

S
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious. The pasta cinghale is absolutely delicious as was the eggplant parm appetizer (not like any I’ve ever had) and the potato and octopus. And the bread with that tapenade. Delicious.

SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

excellent food and flavor, may be the best italian food I have had outside of Italy, quality northern italian food is hard to find in US. Only issue was the noise level, which took away from the feel of being in an elegant restaurant.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food, great ambiance, great wine but the service was absolutely awful. The server was clearly too busy counting her tips with another larger table and completely forgot about us several times.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Delicious food. Will visit again.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues and I where in San Antonio for a conference and I saw on Yelp Nonna was near by and received good reviews. Nonna did not disappoint as the food was excellent and Faith, our server was outstanding! We were so impressed that we wound up going back the following night! Further, we were lucky enough to have Faith as our server again, which she promptly recognized us upon arrival and we were treated once again with amazing service.

This is a must stop for anyone visiting San Antonio!

DR
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, and the food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy buena relación calidad precio

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!! The Granchio & Tartufo is a MUST!!!

S
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is our second time dining here and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The ambiance of the restaurant was casual and comfortable, and our service was good. We started our meal with the caprese salad and arincini for appetizers and they were delicious. Our main entries were pasta bolognese and shell pasta with king crab meat with grilled artichoke hearts and jalapeños in a pepperanato sauce. I would definitely recommend either entree. To finish our meal, we shared a delicious tiramasu dessert.

AR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service, delicious food, this is going to be our go to Italian restaurant in San Antonio

JD
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Better than average Italian fare at reasonable prices with a great atmosphere.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went twice during a 1 week stay in San Antonio. First trip was spur of the moment dining. Excellent food quality on both occasions. Cocktails were just ok both times. Service was acceptable for the establishment but could have been friendlier and genuinely more attentive both times. Budino dessert and coffee were excellent. Food quality alone is sufficient for me to return despite my slight grievances on quality of service, cocktails, and slightly too noisy characteristics.

C
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s graduation from BMT! We are foodies and were not disappointed. The food was amazing! The linguini with truffle and crab was to die! Worth every penny! Great wine! Great waiter! Ooh Rah Marine! Thank you for everything! I highly recommend this small intimate venue.

JN
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance were all great! Best Italian restaurant I’ve eaten at in a very long time. Would go back every week if I lived in the area!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The building itself is nice. Good vine selection. Staff was very friendly.

The menu looks good, but unfortunately, nothing we ordered really had much flavor - very bland.
This is interesting as you look at the ingredient list and wonder how that is possible.
Very pricey for what is it. Many, many better places. Many, many, many places are better for the dollar.

b
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fino, diferente al tradicional restaurante americano de comida italiana.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic fare, prepared with great attention to detail. Went back 3 times for lunch and dinner during my brief stay and hosted a company dinner as well. Great attention to detail from wait staff. Dont miss the roof top bar for after dinner drinks.

LB
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Brad our server was fantastic. The portions are small for the price. The bartender (I don’t know her name because she never spoke to us) with pig tails was really rude. Lied about whether they offered wine by the glass. She said, “we only offer bottles” Then we asked for a drink menu and it had many by-the-glass options. We always get wine by the glass because my wife likes white, and I like red.
Stay away from the bar, ask for Brad.

JG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but if you are trying to visit and have conversation the restaurant is very loud.
Staff is friendly and helpful in explaining food items.
Northern Italian is a great addition to San Antonio.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service. Highly recommend!

CS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite we had was delicious! We had the risotto and the sea bass; both were amazing!

L
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly remarkable. Everything was fresh and delicious. We had the sea bass and it was perfect. We also had the olive oil and blueberry cake-wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday celebration! Just lovely.

GZ
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is excellent, sufficiently off the main Riverwalk area. The food is excellent in it's preparation, quality and presentation. And, the service is excellent in their professionalism, poise, descriptions and ability to accommodate some food allergies.

I'm from San Francisco, a foodie heaven. I feel Nonna can stand up against some pretty heavy-hitters in S.F. and would do quite well.

The menu is nicely varied. The quality of the ingredients is first-rate, painstakingly prepared, and artfully served.

We had the cured meats for an appetizer and it came with very lightly friend pizza dough. It was delicious.

For entrees we had, lobster ravioli, pasta with wild boar, and branzino. All of them well exceeded our expectations. The ravioli was flavorful. The wild boar had excellent pasta and a great ratio of pasta to wild boar. I was afraid they might skimp on the boar, but the portion was perfect. The branzino was amazing in that it was perfectly crispy on the outside but very moist on the inside. I want to know how they did it!

Our waitperson, Faith, was amazing. It turns out her dad is a sous-chef at a sister restaurant, and she clearly grew up in the kitchen. She's young, probably in her early 20's, and was poised, knowledgable, well-versed in the menu and had a wonderful personality. I can see her managing the restaurant or owning her own someday!

The desserts were excellent too. I had a chocolate budino and my friends shared a delightful lemon sorbet. The budino was first-rate. The sorbet was not a typical icy version but creamier, nearly like ice cream but it was definitely non-dairy. It was delicious.

All in all the quality and value of this meal was outstanding for all the reasons I've mentioned. I look forward to visiting San Antonio again, and when I do, eating at Nonna Osteria.

I highly recommend it.

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

u
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! We had a bottle of Montelpuciano Abruzzi, very smooth. The limoncello had a hint of lavender. We had salads and risotto! Great, great place!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good. Young child screaming most of evening didn’t help but food awesome as usual.

JB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Every dish was perfection. A few pleasant surprises for our anniversary celebration. Our table of four couldn’t stop talking about the experience... and we are foodies from New Orleans. Book, eat, enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our night! The views from the rooftop bar were amazing. The service and food was impeccable!! Looking forward to coming back.

OT
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very well done!

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it.
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S
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Hard to find a good combination of food, wine and service in San Antonio, but Nonna delivers on all three.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was amazing, the food, out of this world, recommend this restaurant to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Wait staff awesome!!

T
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local foodie and this restaurant never disappoints me. The Chef keeps the menu interesting and varied, the staff are attentive and food service is prompt. They just added a roof top bar that is amazing. The food is some of the best in San Antonio hands down. My favorite dish currently is the Burrata with grilled vegetable, it is a appetizer but it is so good I sometime order it as my dinner.

g
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests were blown away by the food. They liked the ambiance. Both of them said they would return to Nonna!

l
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My husband and I were looking forward to a great Anniversary dinner. The wine was good, the eggplant appetizer was ok, the pasta with wild boar was good, but the risotto with shrimp and asparagus was awful. For dessert the olive cake was decent, but the tiramisu was on the thick and dry side. Our server completely forgot it was our Anniversary- no writing on our dessert plates and no free bubbly as was mentioned at the start. The best part of that dinner was the free focaccia with olive tapenade.