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
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.
I am one of the many rave reviews of Nonna Cucina Rustica on Open Table. This place is more than amazing; it’s incredible. They take great pride in providing freshly prepared dishes that make you want to come back every meal. We made reservations on our second visit to San Juan for Saturday brunch. And again it was one of the best meals that we had. You must try the Tiramisu pancakes. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are exceptionally good. This visit, I had the steak and eggs. I have never been a great fan of steak and eggs, until now. There is no comparison to the any that I have had in the past. These were by far the best prepared of any. You must go here if you are in San Juan. You will not be disappointed, trust me.
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.
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!!!
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. 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.
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