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.
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: 2313345222x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nonna's at The Homestead Ratings and Reviews
Limited menu. Wine we had selected was ...
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 ag ...
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!
Food was OK for price,very convenient if ...
Food was OK for price,very convenient if staying at The Homestead.Always seemed to have light bulbs burned out.Over table and bathroom.No music. Hostess was also waitress.Whole experience was OK but wouldn't make special trip to it if not staying here.
My reservation was for Friday night, and ...
My reservation was for Friday night, and we enjoyed some risotto, lamb and Flowers pinot. The guitarist was good but it interfered with conversation. Our server was very good in a party of 9, changed from my reservation at 7:30
Excellent family friendly authentic Ital ...
Excellent family friendly authentic Italian at Homestead Resort. Best Lamb Chops in ages! Good salads, creamy burrata, fresh bread with good evoo, enjoyed all entrees, good wine list, full bar, friendly service. Dined there twice during our stay. Only miss was a pasta special that was very undercooked (and we like al dente). Otherwise very good. Desserts were awesome!
Food was very good, service was not. It ...
Food was very good, service was not. It took over 10 minutes to even be addressed after we were seated. We ordered drinks, and it took another 10-15 minutes, we were seated 5 feet from the bar... The waitress seemed upset and was not very polite when our group inquired about the food. The waitress was also quick to tell us, "No we don't have that." or "No, we can't do that." rather than offer substitutions or other options. That being said, I thought the food was very good, I ordered the porterhouse, others in my group ordered the fillet and lobster and everyone was happy with their choices. The desserts were also good.
We both ordered the lamb but then our se ...
We both ordered the lamb but then our server said there was only one available, so my husband changed to the linguine with Caribbean lobster and shrimp.We both enjoyed our entrees. The lamb was seasoned and cooked perfectly....extremely tender & juicy. It was accompanied with asparagus & potatoes, also perfectly prepared. We shared a salad and mussels as a starter & bought a $100 bottle of wine. We would definitely come back when we are vacationing in the area again. My only complaint would be that our table was a little too close to the couple next to us....felt like they could join in on our conversation and vise versa. We were there on a Monday night.
The best lamb chops I've ever had...done ...
The best lamb chops I've ever had...done perfectly and quite large. Soup was also excellent.
The server was very pleasant, but lacked abit of table class...forgot our utensils put them on the table in the same spot so we had to pick them up for ourselves.
Otherwise, the meal was just great.
We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary at Nonna's. We had dinner on a Sunday night in June and the restaurant was almost empty. However, when we were seated we walked past MANY empty tables and were seated right next to another couple. My husband asked to be seated at another table and we were. Three feet away. The other couple let soon after but another couple arrived and were seated right next to us. We were so close that if I had extended my arm I would have touched them. Keep in mind, the restaurant was almost completely empty. It ruined the meal for us and we left quickly. If the restaurant has been full the noise would have made it possible to still speak somewhat privately, however, since it was dead quiet and simply awkward to be seated that close.
Eaten here twice before on getaway weekends and the food was excellent. This time it was disappointing. My steak was "well" salted and cooked beyond the medium I asked for. The White fish my wife ordered was also over done. Nothing was uneatable or anything to complain about, just not up to what our past experience had us salivating for. Perhaps its being here early in the season, they are just getting going and are not running a full tilt. The 2 other times were in September, when things were winding down.
Dinner for 6 during Restaurant Week
Frankly we were all a bit disappointed with the meal, not the standard we expect at Nonna's.
The entrees were small, dried-out chicken (strips--not like chicken breast should be) but the 1st courses and desserts were delicious. One friend who ordered off the menu was not able to get a simple green salad, nor did they have soup to substitute, nor did they have a dessert to offer him, not even ice cream! He didn't make a big deal of it, but said the food was just okay.
Our server wasn't exactly too attentive either . . . I had trouble getting my water glass re-filled.
Altogether it wasn't the special meal that we thought we'd have at Nonna's, for sure.
Nonna's has received mixed reviews. Visited on a snowy night when most sensible people would have stayed home. I was the only customer. Took the advice for the arugula salad and the frutti de mar, both of which were very ample and very good. Becky was the hostess, bartender, and server. I appreciated her recommendations. I will certainly return.
We enjoyed a weekend of skiing and relaxing at the Homestead Resort in February. We splurged on dinner at Nonna's Saturday night. The service was excellent as there were very few diners that night. My husband and I ordered the Whitefish and Beef Filet. The main entrees were tasty but not exceptional and not worth the price. The meal and dining experience was ok but not something we would repeat.
I didn't have any expectations going in, but boy was I wildly surprised. Every option I tasted was an option I'd recommend! Try the steak, the pastas, the salads. Clearly, the chef knows his stuff! The wine was exceptional, the food off the charts. 10/10.
Good start, slow finish
Nonna's was a very nice experience. Wellington was very attentive and displayed outstanding service. The meal was excellent, but when we were ready to go, nobody was to be found. I had to get up and track down somebody to pay the bill.
Amuse Bouche or antipasto ?
Pleasant dining room. Good service; Marsha was a very nice server. Oddest amuse Bouche ever: pimento cheese and salami! Sounds like an antipasto to me. Deconstructed or not yet come stricter salad of an avocado next to two wedges of lettuce. Carpaccio was pounded almost too thin. Steak very good. Sides good as well. Spaghetti in tomato sauce with lobster and shrimp on it was interesting but a bit odd; somehow the sauce and the seafood seemed like two different tastes rather than a great combination. Nice wine selections as usual.
Amazing food...amazing restaurant
This is our third time at Nonna's. The staff is always welcoming, the chef is amazing...AMAZING! I ordered the filet minon and my husband order the lamb. He was drooling and said it was the best lamb that has ever graced his lips. I felt the same way about my filet. Simply delicious and we will definitely return. You get a good amount of food for the price you pay, but the restaurant is pricey and I definitely don't recommend bringing children under the age of 16.
It was like they didn't know diners were coming
Something was going on in the management of the food services at the Homestead. Our maitre'd was poorly trained and rude. The restaurant did not open on time. Despite an empty restaurant below, our party of 5 adults and a baby were put in an attic with the extra chairs and linens. The arugula salad tasted terrible. The pork cheek in the rigatoni was gristly. Our server left the appetizers on the table through dessert, which he had to be prompted to bring. One of the appetizers was smelt that was so overcooked that little of it was eaten. There are far better options for Italian fare than Nonna's.
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