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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Saturday & Sunday Bellini Brunch 10am-3pm
Nonna Cucina Rustica Ratings and Reviews
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.
Excellent food & service
The food was a huge surprise... all of the appetizers to entrees were delicious. Service staff attentive, knowledgeable. Great Experience
Excellent food and service, definitely o ...
Excellent food and service, definitely one of my favs.
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.
Food was exquisite! Definitely coming ba ...
Food was exquisite! Definitely coming back:)
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.
Our group allowed the server to chose th ...
Our group allowed the server to chose the entire dining experience for us. It was an a fun and flavorful evening!
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!
best meal this vacation...
we had a terrific meal here with great service. probably our best meal in PR
At 4.5 stars, I was expecting wonderful. ...
At 4.5 stars, I was expecting wonderful. Nonna more than delivered that. It was fantastic, especially the lamb bolognese lasagna.
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!
Our favorite restaurant.
Our favorite restaurant while vacationing in Puerto Rico. What a gem. No one heard of it, but it's a real find
Great Pasta,Great Service
Our server was very attentive and explained the Menu very well. He help us choose our plates and drinks. The pastas were fresh and delicious. The service was very fast. Definitely will go again.
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.
Everything on the menu is amazing. So ha ...
Everything on the menu is amazing. So hard to choose. Will be back again next time we are in PR.
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.
The food was fantastic and Jen our serve ...
The food was fantastic and Jen our server was spot on for recommendations as well as attentive. Joey mixed the best drinks
Creative version of classic Italian dishes. Excellent service (without overdoing it!) and over the top cocktails.
The service was excellent and very accom ...
The service was excellent and very accomodating, even with 2 toddlers!!
Not a fan coming from ny Sugar and salt ...
Not a fan coming from ny Sugar and salt added to most. Lester risotto receive and apps just ok. Will not be returning
The risotto was outstanding and deliciou ...
The risotto was outstanding and delicious.
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
The risotto is their best plate. The piz ...
The risotto is their best plate. The pizza there is also amazing, The only negative thing is they should have a better selection of wine. Overall is a great place to dine which you don't have to spend so much.
Great local restaurant
Service and Food were excellent went back a second time
Outstanding Service. Creative/great food.
Rustic, yet very cozy-like ambience...feel like home kind of setting. Food was superb, service was amazing (Angel made us feel very welcome). Dedicated time to explain menu, recommendations, etc. This place is a hidden gem! Will definitely return and recommend.
Excellent creative italian food & drinks
This restaurant is great for brunches. Must try their different mimosas. Forget about the diet! If you go for regular menu, risottos are great as well as any pasta, which are freshly made by them. I have tried various dishes and all have been great!
This is the second time we have dinner a ...
This is the second time we have dinner at Nonna. Simply one of the best pasta places in Puerto Rico. The service is excellent and the prices are good.
Perfect dining experience. Great food, f ...
Perfect dining experience. Great food, fresh pasta. Awesome service. Perfect for a romantic occasion.
Best Food So Far, in PR
It's small, nondescript exterior, and humble decor belies its oh so impressive cuisine! Innovative? No. Trendy? No. Just simple, well-prepared, Italian food that could have come out of the best-grandma-yet-to-be-imagined's kitchen. (What was your first hint? The name of the restaurant is Nonna's Cucina Rustica, after all!) We go to Nonna's every time we go to Puerto Rico. We recommend it to all of our posh friends who stay on the hotel strip. They scoff. They think they know better. And, then they go . . . and I cannot wipe the look of smug satisfaction off of my face.
We have been going to Nonna every time we go to PR. Always excellent Italian food
Biggest mistake for Mother's Day!
Worst experience ever. Reservation was for 12:00PM and the table was not ready, we waited for 30 minutes to be seated, our table was occupied. They call themselves an Italian restaurant, but in reality is a want to be Italian restaurant. They do not accommodate any changes in their menu. My parents wanted Spaguettis with red sauce and Meatballs. That was a totally impossible existence in the Chefs recipes. There was no way they could cook that. The spoon taste is the worst I have ever had in any called Italian restaurant. They are to disorganized, lack management and of course the 30 minute wait standing up at the entrance was the beginning of a lousy lunch. They need to review their recipes, menu and management skills. The description of the restaurant is far away from the truth.
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