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.
San Juan, PR 00911
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 Dining, 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
One of the best meals we have had! Took our family of four (including our extremely picky 10 year old American twins) and all of us gave our food a perfect "10"! Their version of a Caprese salad was perfection. My husband had the lamb lasagna, I enjoyed the goat cheese ravioli and the kids had spaghetti with meatballs and a dish very similar to chicken Parmesan in the United States. Everything was EXCELLENT! Great atmosphere, friendly service and easy street parting add to the reasons we will be back to this delightful spot.
My wife and I were looking for a local spot, outside the touristy Ashford Ave area. Hit a home run here. Our server, Jan, was great! Suggested the Carpaccio, Risotto and Raviolis. Add a few glasses of Montelpuciano and we could have been in Rome! This cozy place is a must!
We chose the restaurant based on other reviews, but was a little skeptical when we got there as the place was not busy. All that changed once we got our food. Everything was delicious from the carpaccio and fritto misto apps to the lamb shank, lasagne, mushroom risotto, farfalle mains and finally the hazelnut cake for dessert. The cake was accompanied by a praline gelato that was incredible. Absolutely scrumptious food!!!
I went to Nonna Rustica's Ocean Park location and as usual they did not disappoint. The appetizers were delish and my friend and I were already stuffed before the main course arrived...but we made room! Luis the server was extremely attentive and made great meal recommendations.
I wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend it to other friends or colleagues:)
Great service and great food. Nice ambiance like we were sitting in Nonna's house. Highlight of the evening- ravioli with goat cheese, ricotta, pine nuts , dates and prosciutto . Homemade pasta with an amazing sauce. We are from Boston and eat in the North End often. We both agreed these were the best ravioli we have ever tasted! Literally melt in your mouth.-
Never again-the food was good but way too overpriced for the type and quantity of food. Smaller portions and the online menu advertises differently than actual menu. They were out of our wine choices, the service was nonexistent, we waited forever for our food, cheque, and change. I heard such good things, but I would never go here again.
Cute italian place off the beaten path with friendly and attentive service. Great flavors on the beef carpaccio. Other items seemed to be frozen or prepared in advanced and were not fully warm like the Arancini, tomato sauce, sausage pasta. Branzino was simple and good. There were a lot of big parties when we were there so perhaps bad timing but will not be going back.
We had a group of 8. 4 locals and 4 from out of town. We ordered multiple dishes and passed around. The gnocchi was the stand out dish that was enjoyed by all. The butternut squash soup and the squid ink pasta were awful and were not finished. Soup was bland and thick the pasta was tough and the shell fish was "fishy". Everything was salted with a heavy hand. I would pass on my next invite.
This was a very good choice for us on our last night on our last visit to Puerto Rico. After a week or so of wonderful Puerto Rican food, I can never forget Italian. I got the casoncelli which was great. My wife got the Branzino (sea bass cooked in parchment). She LOVED IT! It was by far her favorite meal in Puerto Rico! Fish comes with the head, tail, the whole cannoli... (Caution - watch the fish bones, they're small and while stealing a bite, I almost choked on mine). Service was exceptional.
One thing about this place, however, is they do sit the table next to you very close, which some don't like.
Worth a visit!
This was our first visit to this restaurant on our vacation to Puerto Rico. They make their own pasta so they were creative and delicious. Their prices are fair and their service is very welcoming. They seem to have a great following. We returned another night for a salad and their pizza. Their ingredients are fresh and good quality. Jan is very attentive and makes sure you are happy and satisfied.
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