About Nonna Cucina Rustica
Nonna provides a unique ambience blooming with history where you can savor Italian classics dishes abundant with fresh vegetables, assorted cheeses, extra virgin olive oil and “live” homemade pasta.
The menu includes a selection of dishes ranging from antipasti, soups and pasta with a variety of meats and seafood. The pizzas are made with carefully selected ingredients including Caputo flour from Naples, Italy, extra virgin olive oil unfiltered and fresh mozzarella.
"La Nonna” was the precursor of this Italian cuisine where they used the best ingredients while preparing everything from scratch. It is a throwback to the traditional and rustic cuisine. We try to respect these methods and recipes from the past while integrating cutting-edge techniques.
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Saturday & Sunday Bellini Brunch 10am-3pm
Nonna Cucina Rustica Ratings and Reviews
Myhusband and I received recommendation ...
Myhusband and I received recommendation from hotel concierge,
it was our last night on the island.......we were very pleased with choice.
Wine list,friendly service,fresh madepasta.........fish was very well baked& goat cheese ravioli
delicious.........very unique desserts.
This is our favorite Italian restaurant ...
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Condado area. We especially like the candied tomatoes and mozzarella salad. Then we always take the recommendation for a pasta and accompanying wine. Great food in small intimate restaurant.
This was my second time visiting Nonna t ...
This was my second time visiting Nonna the squid ink pasta with seafood was excellent! The hazelnut chocolate cake with toffee ice cream was fantastic
I Iove this place
Service was fantastic and the prices are very fair
our server was not happy that night and ...
our server was not happy that night and not very enthusiastic with us. He took our wine order and came told us that they out of that wine and we order another wine after 15 minutes he came with first order he told they didn't have. My entrée was fantastic but not all felt the same of their order. Comfortable place but not my favorite.
Amazing italian restaurant near Calle Loíza. They make their own pasta so you get a very fresh flavor when your food is served. They also have a variety of plates in their menu, including a couple of risottos (the lobster & champagne one is my all time favorite). Try the arancini and the meatballs (polpette) as appetizers. Their ricotta gnocchi are so good and flavorful. They have a very small space and it gets packed, particularly during the weekend so I recommend you make reservations beforehand. They also serve pizzas; I've never tried them but some of my friends have and they love them. There's no parking but they have valet service, which has never been a problem for me. Service & the food in general are great so give it a try!!!
Delicious from start to finish
While visiting PR my friend and I ate at 4 different restaurants for dinner. This restaurant was excellent. Not the best out of the four, but it had some pretty stiff competition including Cucina Albierta which is owned by the same people. Good Italian food!
Duck ravioli appetizer was excellent. ...
Duck ravioli appetizer was excellent. Entrees came before salad, but was corrected. Arugula salad was very good. Both entrees were fabulous - Paccheri with ragu and farfalle with Tuscan sausage. Chocolate cake was outstanding - nice and dense with chocolate frosting and hazelnuts served with hazelnut ice cream. Will definitely be back next time in San Juan.
An amazing surprise in San Jaun, found just by chance but returning again before we leave Puerto Rico. From the start the service was always present but never intrusive. The apps, drinks, and dinner all came at a leisurely pace yet never a wait and always prepared perfectly. Our server made great suggestions and helped to customize a dish for one in our party. He treated our 10 year-old like a young lady and all of his service was given with a personal touch. Desert was amazing too. Many locals as well as tourists that night. A nice sound level for quit conversation and lots of space between the tables. Noona's would fit perfectly in Boston's North End.
10/10 for pasta!
What I appreciated the most about my dining experience was the craftsmanship of the pasta. It was very fresh and well-cooked. Depending on the plate, the level of consistency was different according to the dish and it was always spot on. Next time, I will place an order for the uncooked pasta to take home.
This is our second visit to Nonna Cucina ...
This is our second visit to Nonna Cucina and once again the food and the service were outstanding. Located off the beaten track but just a short cab ride from the Condado or Isla Verde hotel area.
Not your run of the mill Italian. You won't find chicken franchaise or veal parm on the menu. Instead you will find dishes like lobster risotto with capers and fennel cooked in champagne broth or delicioys homemade pastas such as pasta dumplings stuffed with braised short ribs and sausage in pancetta, sage, and butter.
All of this in a small, rustic, cozy, welcoming environment.
Definitely worth the trip away from the hotel strip
Great of the beaten path find!
My friend & 2 kids tries Nonna after reading the reviews on open table, we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, old school Italian pasta & risottos, good kids menu(2 little ones could share) so could the adults. The lobster risotto was amazing & love the cippola pizza. Its off the beaten path so the crowd is a nice mix of locals, tourists & families. Will definitely return next time in San Juan!
GREAT ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN CONDADO
There are a few Italian restaurants in Condado, but definitely this is one of the best.
Great food, decent wine list and moderately priced. I tried to make reservations
by phone but got no answer, the online reservation worked fine.
Nonna is the best Italian restaurant in San Juan!
I visit Puerto Rico several times a year and love eating at Nonna Cucina Rustica which rivals any Italian restaurant in New York City with its original menu and atmosphere. Don't look for the common fare as all of the dishes on the menu are unique. Try the duck & pear ravioli (my favorite dish on their menu) and you won't be disappointed. The Branzino cooked in a paper bag is fabulous also.
Also they have great thin crust pizzas!
Great food, lacking service!
Food was great and our server was very helpfull in explainning everything. However, I found a piece of plastic inside one of my raviolis and didn't event get an apology! They tried to brush it off as a piece of onion, which it was obviously not and my dish didn't even had onions as one of the ingredients. An apology as well or at least a coffee or dessert on the house would have been nice. Totally dissapointed.
Nonnas is an excellent restaurant with great food choices and very nice ambience. Try the duck raviolis or the ribs. Or the rissoto. Mama mia! And the service is excellent. Coming back with my family for a second time around. Looking forward to it.
I used to recommend Nonna for brunch to ...
I used to recommend Nonna for brunch to everyone, they had the best french toasts and eggs bennedict I've had in San Juan. The quality of the food has decreased greately. The panettone french toasts used to be memorable because of the perfect consistence not the dried up mess I've tasted on the last brunches I've gone to. The mascarpone honey glaze wasn't appealing at all giving them a sort of coffeecake afteraste that ruined the experience. The eggs nonna benedicta used to melt in your mouth, when I had them the last time the black truffle fondata had a very grainy-sandy consistency and you couldn't even sense the black truffle, the bread was unsavory, flavorless unlike the dish I used to recommend to all my friends. The steak was a bit dry.
Aside from the food, the service was good, the waiter was very accomodating and responsive.
But, for those particular items, I don't think I'll be recommending it again.
Decent food - Too Loud - Too cramped
Was on vacation and decided to try this place. It is very small and the tables are right on top of each other. It is also VERY loud to the point I could not even have a conversation without speaking louder than that. Food was decent - nothing great.
Loved the bartender (Robert) and the Tapas
We went here after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. We read that we should sit at the bar, which we did on both occasions (we went twice, we liked it so much)
We had Robert for a bartender. We let him suggest food choices and drinks, and we were not disappointed. Everything we had from the Tapas menu was very tasty. I would go back again in a heartbeat if we return to San Juan
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