Nonna Osteria

4.7
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Spoil your loved ones with a chef created prefixed menu. Call 210-224-8800 for more details.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 538 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the parmesan wheel. Perfect to share!

LG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch during restaurant week. The food was amazing (although small portions on the pasta), service was excellent and atmosphere is beautiful!

M
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not as great as usual

Food was lacking -

Service was pleasant and timely

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A *five star* experience all the way around. Food, service, and atmosphere were impeccable. Wine selection is top notch. Thank you for a beautiful meal!

ME
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantasy experience. Great food.

KT
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date night with another couple. Wonderful atmosphere and the food was fantastic. ESPECIALLY the pasta fettuccine with crab that they prepare at table in Parmesan wheel. We got it without truffles/ not a fan of truffle flavor.
Will go back

L
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Two of the dinners were excellent two were just very plain. Waiter had to run our card 3 times because we were charged drinks for another table

K
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was so disappointed in our evening at Nonna’s. We ordered the burrata and It was tasteless. My entrée was Bronzino and unfortunately it was very salty. The noise level increase throughout the evening to the point where conversation became impossible.I will not be returning even though it is a neighborhood restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went for our 5 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. They welcomed us with congratulations and we received the best service. Food was quick and delicious! I highly recommend for an evening out.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for daughters 16th birthday and everything was great. Food very very well executed and service was great!!! Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning experience from beginning to end. Our server made us feel welcome and timed everything beautifully. The food here is NO JOKE. Some of the best Italian you will find anywhere. The risotto is perfection -these people know what they are doing. Our server recommended visiting the rooftop bar, and the view was gorgeous. Will return every chance I get!!!

AN
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. the food & service is excellent. My only comment is that it's a little pricey for lunch. Maybe that explains why it's never too crowded when I go there. The price point keeps me from going there more often.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding culinary experience and service.

GS
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience at Nonna's. A small but robust menu, easy to select something for every taste.

M
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places and it did not disappoint! Food was exceptional, service spot on and the wine exquisite. Highly recommend for a date, special occasion or just a bite. Recommend the arancini, burrata and the truffled pasta prepared table side. The atmosphere is so pleasant and service makes you feel like royalty. Thank you to everyone at Nonna for making this experience as fabulous as ever.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went while we were on our honeymoon! Everyone was so attentive and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Particularly enjoyed the goat cheese appetizer, the fried bread appetizer, and the caprese salad. Bradley, our server, was fantastic!

JG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took a girl out on a first date here (her favorite restaurant) great night! Awesome food, even better service, and the valet was exceptional. Highly recommend stopping here before you head out into the downtown scene

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible, cold when served, I specifically asked no onions or chives in my food since I’m allergic, first meal came with onion even though I had specifically asked if it had any and was told no. They changes the plate and told me that they would make a new one with no onion for me, again on the first bite even more onion than before. Ruined my night. Our drinks took 50 min to arrive, never got our water refilled. Terrible terrible service and food.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Made a Rez for NYE. Didn’t know it was a fixed menu. Checked in 15 min early for reservation. Sat about 20 min after our reservation time.

BF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was absolutely amazing. It was super loud in there to where conversation was difficult. Our server was very nice but also forgetful.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a graduation. Service was great and the food was delicious. It was a perfect evening!

T
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was practically empty and we were seated at a table very close to the wait staff prep area where the wait staff was rushing around us taking care of business. Getting plates, silverware etc. Not conducive to a relaxing experience. The wait staff moved tables directly behind us three different times in a short period of time. They moved two tables together and set them for service and then a few minutes later they separated the tables and put them back in their original location and then they proceeded to move other tables together closer to the windows. It was quite the loud production moving table and chairs around multiple times and no one was seated at these rearranged tables while we were there. Made it very hard to enjoy our dining experience.

We have dined at Nonna’s three times in the last 6 months. Nonna’s is not inexpensive. First time very good, second time was okay but one entree was way too salty, this time the appetizers and salad we ordered were good but the entree was way too salty due to the garnish. We had the Branzino which was cooked very nicely but the wet salty garnish of olives etc ruined the dish. The polenta served with the Branzino was a purplish gray color and was not appetizing to look at and it did not taste good. We decided to cut our loses and not eat dessert. Not a good dining experience☹️

DR
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience here! We had 5:00 dinner reservations since we had after dinner plans. The dining room was not super busy and fairly quiet but that changed over the next 30 minutes. This is not a place for a quiet romantic dinner but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun if it were quiet. The wait staff was courteous and helpful. Food was really good. Three of us had pasta and one had pizza - all very good. And then we had dessert - tiramisu Really yummy and moist. Maybe the best I've ever had. We'll be back! And don't forget to visit the fabulous rooftop bar Views are unexpected and fabulous!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place

k
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food . Crabmeat pasta was delicious but 75 dollars as very overpriced. Overall excellent dining experience and the service was outstanding.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spectacular and so was the food. Extremely well priced for the quality of the food and the attention to the preparation. Only minus wasn't the restaurant or the food, it was the hotel. We went for a quick walk after dinner to settle our tums. We weren't gone more than 15 minutes. When we returned, the Hotel concierge rather nastily informed us that because we had left the property, valet parking was no longer considered complimentary, and that if we did that again, we'd have to pay full valet parking price.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, flavors were fantastic all around. Enough variety to fit different tastes and quality/freshness was excellent!! Brooke and rest of staff were attentive and friendly. Brooke offered great descriptions and suggestions! Value for the quality is amazing! Will be back soon and if it holds the line it will probably be our new go to!! Great atmosphere along with being close to the kitchen so you get all the wonderful smells throughout the dining area. If there is one downside, it could be too noisy for certain situations or for the hard of hearing, otherwise we were extremely happy with everything and can’t wait to go back!!

JS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Fresh ingredients and awesome flavor. Get the wild boar and butternut squash soup. Excited to come again for date night.

M
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Italian in SATX

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PM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Experience has been better. For some reason this time was different. Restaurant was too bright and service was ok.

C
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Fresh pasta, great combinations and unique flavors all prepared perfectly. I'm not sure they could have done more to please us.Great Birthday dinner for my wife. Will be back soon.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out to celebrate several things: a birthday, an anniversary and seeing the Christmas lights on the Riverwalk. Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. Love the ambience! Service was beyond amazing, Kalie was our server. She helped us choose the perfect wine, an Amarone. We couldn’t resist splurging on the truffled parmesan pasta that is prepped table-side in a giant wheel of parmesan. The restaurant is gorgeous. Even the staff’s leather aprons are chic. We felt like we could be dining out in a European city like London.

JM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner. Host and waitstaff were very kind and hospitable—made sure to bring Prosecco to us after we sat down, as I asked in my reservation. Food and service were perfect. Every little detail covered. Really made us feel comfortable and at ease in our special night!

KH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service by our waitress who also made fantastic and appropriate wine recommendations that were not overpriced. Food was great and will definitely return,

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I did reservation my table was ready 1 hr after my arrival, chef apologized (good point) but I was there for my wife’s birthday the experience was very disappointed. Even they gave us free birthday cake for the time we waisted to have the table I didn’t feel happy with the experience.

JV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, excellent food and service. The Truffle Passat was outstanding.

AV
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, although pretty pricey. Service was mostly good - but trended a bit towards the "we felt rushed" mode. Noise level was a problem - our party of 3 had sore throats the next morning from screaming at each other to be heard.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wonderful Service! Food and wine were great. Very noisy though

DB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!