Great Food, Great Service
Nonna’s Cucina is like a mini complex, featuring a wine bar, a full-service restaurant, and a bakery/cafe. As implied in the title of this review, the service is great; discrete, fast and pleasant. As for food, the pizzas are fantastic, but there’s so much more. Every day of the week has a feature. My favorite is half-priced wines on Wednesday!
The pizzas seem to be their own creations as they are neither Roman nor Napolitano; more something in between. The pie is firm, yet very thin and is not at all soggy in the middle. The toppings options are for every taste.
The staff is very accommodating: just ask and they will find a way to satisfy the most discerning of palates. What I truly like about this place is that they didn’t try to wow us with molecular cuisine and some other avant-garde concept. Instead, they called the restaurant “Nonna’s Cucina”, Grandma’s kitchen in Italian, signifying that tradition and down to earth cooking, like real home cooking is available here. It is made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, the portions are generous and the atmosphere pleasant and enjoyable.
A word on the pasta and sauces: great. However, I can’t conclude without talking about the hot sauce that they make on-site. It’s called “Nonna’s”! It’s not for the faint-hearted as it is very spicy but tasty.
Although located in a suburban setting, commercial plaza type, once inside, Nonna’s Cucina feels like a comfortable and familiar neighbourhood restaurant. Avail yourself of their specials every day of the week and when live music is on. Definitely worth a visit anytime.
Avail yourself of their specials every day of the week and when live music is on. Definitely worth a visit anytime.
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