About Nonna's at The Homestead
Simple. Unpretentious. Good.
Situated in The Village at The Homestead, Nonna's, features an Italian inspired contemporary menu while highlighting the seasonal bounty of Northern Michigan by Chef John Piombo. Accompanied by full bar service and boutique wines. Served in a three level, timber-framed structure with natural stone fireplaces, a chef's table, two intimate dining areas and a warm and welcoming loft.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday-Monday 5pm-9pm (Closed Tuesdays)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Resort Village Parking is available.
BATA Bus loop with stop at the reception center
John M. Piombo
Private Party Facilities:
Upstairs Private Loft Dining.
Private Party Contact:
John Piombo: (231) 334-5222
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nonna's at The Homestead Ratings and Reviews
Nonna's is a great spot for an intimate dinner. It's off the beaten path in Leelanau County in the Homestead Resort. It's quiet and cozy and the service is outstanding. Our server on our most recent visit, Lindsey, was personable and attentive but not overbearing. The food is a little high in price, but well prepared. We both had aged steak, which was cooked perfectly medium rare but otherwise not remarkable. The roasted vegetables, though, were flavorful and not overcooked. The chef typically provides a free appetizer which is always different and unique. We also received a free dessert as it was my wife's birthday. Ultimately, it's the atmosphere and service which win us back over the food. Even so, a night at Nonna's is a special treat.
Have been to Nonna's twice. Both times in winter with very few customers as Glen Arbor is more vibrant in the summer. Neither meal was disappointing and I would certainly go back. I will have to try Nonna's in the summer when it is busier to evaluate the service.
Nonna's at the Homestead Resort was excellent! I had never heard of many of the menu choices, but the server explained each one very well...and they rocked! The flavors mixed together were a creative experience to be enjoyed. We had great service and really enjoyed our anniversary dinner, including the light and flavorful tiramisu Nonna's provided.
Very nice evening. Food was excellent. During the week at this time of year the resort is not too busy so our server was also the bartender and hostess. One additional person working at the time of our visit would have been beneficial. Regardless, great food and service.
The service was great but they were out of some dishes already at 7.30pm. The eggplant Parmesan was excellent - not breaded but shin slices layered with sauce and just enough mozzarella, then baked in its own dish until melted together and piping delicious. Best I've had in northern Michigan.
First time dining at Noona's Tavern. Went there on a whim, but didn't realize it was up scale (Tavern?) Was seated outside as we were in too casual of attire. Atmosphere outside was very nery nice and picturesque. I had the Salmon but felt it was over seadoned worh herbs and too much sauce for my taste. My husband had the Lobster snd Shrimp pasta in a red sauce. Likes his more but the lobster was tough. Overall a nice experience but wouldn't probably dine there again.
This was our third visit to Nonna's. On previous visits, though the food has always been good, the service has been poor and the bartender couldn't make a martini; this time we were pleased to find that the service was wonderful and the martinis excellent. The chef even sent out a complimentary white fish pate, which was delicious. Will certainly return.
We made reservations and this was our one nice dinner out. My son really wanted to eat there. We arrived for our reservation and were put into a booth so tight that we could barely fit and had to move. Couldn't find anyone to talk to so we just moved ourselves. I found most of the restaurants at The Homestrad (except for the breakfast place, where everyone was very friendly) to act put out that we wanted to eat. Vety strange to me for a tourist town in a resort community at The Homestead. The food was decent, but I would probably not go back for all of the reasons mentioned above.
Service was excellent! Appetizer and wine was the beginning of what we would hope was a great dinner but main entrée of eggplant parmesan was a total let down. Skin was left on and became very bitter and eggplant was very mushy. We were given a special desert for my daughters 25th birthday but that turned out also horrible. Tiramisu desert that was what a 12year could have done!
Limited menu. Wine we had selected was not available. Dessert menu did not include an ice cream dish which was disappointing. Service was fair but, in defense
of our server, restaurant was very understaffed. Servers had to bus there own table as well as get their drinks, take orders, serve food and clear tables. No support staff available. The reason we went to Nonna's was because we were staying at The Homestead and did not want to leave
the property. If we were to return to The Homestead, may return to Nonna's. I would not go out of my way however, to eat here again.
We dined at Nonna's a couple of years ago and enjoyed the restaurant then and it didn't disappoint this time, either! We like eating inside due to the ambience. Outside is nice but mainly families eat outside. We had their salad which was arugula, radicchio, and endive with a nice vinaigrette. For the main course we had the raviolis with spinach and cheese. The best part was the sauce over the raviolis which made this dish delicious. Their wine list was quite varied and large!
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