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Party Size
For 2
Sat, 2/17
10:00 PM
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Booked 44 times today


26 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (10)
  • Casual (9)
  • Authentic (9)
Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Nonna. The rustic décor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrées show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 234-1735
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We have an outdoor patio that can seat up to 50 people.
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Private party contact
Lexi Pallozzi: (619) 234-1735
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Cross street
Date St.
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Gift Card
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jonnythebull (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, excellent service! The staff was very attentive. Just what I expected from a Busalacchi restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Birthday dinner with a small group. It was wonderful. The noise was a little overwhelming, so we will sit outside next time.

vipELENA (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service always great. Best choices of entrees and wine.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was wonderful. Our waiter was lively and entertaining. His Italian accent, although charming, was at times difficult to understand. One of the three meals did not arrive with the others, it was lost somehow, which tarnished our dining together experience. Other than that it was a very pleasant meal...

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Nonna. It was a lovely restaurant and wonderful food.

SteveTX (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We ate here Saturday night and loved it so much we came back tonight. The lobster ravioli was the best we have ever had, rich with flavor and not a bit “fishy” tasting. The sauce was like lobster bisque soup. We also had mussels (cheerfully made off the menu upon request) as well as lasagna. The excellent selection of fresh pastries and desserts was reasonably priced and very high quality. The service was also impeccable and I sensed this is the type of restaurant the staff would welcome you as friends and family after a few visits!

TNfromPB (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Our meal definitely lived up to our expectations for comfort food. My daughter ordered the pasta with bolognese sauce and enjoyed it very much. I had the short ribs, which were delicious. Service was on the slow side, but we had good food and good wine, so we didn’t mind too much.

Big250d (Corpus Christi)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Placed a reservation via Open Table and placed and noted that we were attending for our anniversary, don't bother, they never acknowledge it. In fact they told us we had to wait 30-40 for our reservation... So what's the point of reserving!? The food was very good but plan on waiting for everything. Took about fifteen minutes just to order a bottle of wine, which was uncalled for a not so busy Wednesday night, then took over thirty minutes to be served between our appatizers and main course, it doesn't take thirty to forty minutes to make pasta and a salad. The reason I mention the exact time is because it took so long we actually took notice to the time. Mind you, the tables next to us we're served faster. Also, if you plan on having a salad, you better not have an appetite, you'll only get about five or six bites, smallest salad EVER! The desserts we're great! But they definitely can improve on their service. My wife and I will be going elsewhere next time for dinner, which is unfortunate given its recent review on San Diego Insider.

diner27 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I'm pleased that this restaurant is very similar to its predecessor, Trattoria Fantastica. The menu was a little smaller, but food and service was still top-notch. And Zucchero still has amazing desserts. We always love being able to walk over to the Zucchero display case to visually select what we want for dessert and then simply tell our waiter which dessert we want.

Billsmirn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Nonna’s is a great find in Little Italy. Great wine list. A great array of pasta dishes prepared in a homemade style. Don’t forget the cannolis.

MattH (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Good, happy with service and food