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: Thursday-Saturday 5pm-9pm
$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
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. George
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.
Everyone enjoyed their entree except me. ...
Everyone enjoyed their entree except me...the black squid was not tasty, nor was the chopped salad... Very bitter tasting.
Authentic Italian Fine Dining, great prices
We dined here two nights and had two great experiences! It was very authentic and very reasonable prices!
Nice place for couples to have dinner at ...
Nice place for couples to have dinner at, but to pricey for family's.
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.
We had a wonderful time and a great wait ...
We had a wonderful time and a great waitress. Food was good and we loved the value of Restaurant Week.
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 chef & staff are amazing
This gem is in the homestead resort but open to the public. Even the amuse is wonderful, coconut crusted shrimp!!! We are never disappointed with food or service here.
we had a great time....went there in what was considered the off season but the food was fantastic, menu really good and the wine list was very diverse....can't wait to go back
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.
Dinner with friends
We enjoyed a very nice dinner with friends. Good food, outstanding service and a quiet atmosphere; we could actually hear each other without needing to shout.
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.
Very impressed with food and service. Definitely coming back.
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.
Caleb is fantastic, great food
Caleb is fantastic, great food
food is consistently GREAT!! service tops! thank you!! A+
Small Italian Eatery
Excellent food and conveniently located in The Village for Homestead guests.
Great food and service
We had a wonderful dinner. I had the spinach stuffed pasta and my husband had steak. Both were very good. Excellent wine choices and I think prices were fair. Our waiter was wonderful. Overall a very nice evening.
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.
Great Food and superb service!! Our waitress was exceptional and the food was just as good. Very nice wine list as well. Very nice setting as well. We will be back!
definite do again
We dined on a Thursday night post Labor Day. It was not busy. All four of us enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent. The duck and salmon were especially good. The Caprese Salad was fresh and generously portioned.
Better than average
Small but charming. Food was ok in a very nice setting.
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.
Pleasant experience but could be better
Waiter was friendly but lacked basic skills such as asking for drink order and offering dessert. Bread, salad and entrée-I had duck- were quite good. Wondered why no native fish on menu.
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.
The service is great we had an awesome t ...
The service is great we had an awesome time on our anniversary
A Charming Environment with Impressive Food
We were in town from NYC and just loved this spot - thought it competed with any restaurant we eat at in New York! The food was delicious. The servers were very accommodating - a few kinks to iron out but nothing that would prevent us from returning. There was wonderful live music - a Spanish guitar - how can you top that? We were preparing for the M22 Challenge the following morning so we did not order any wine (sadly), but the wine list was impressive & well-priced. However, the next day we found ourselves sitting outside by the fire and the hostess at Nona's was considerate enough to send us down with a bottle and some glasses. The bottle knocked it out of the park.
Review of Nonna's
Nonna's is our favorite restaurant, and we routinely dine there. The food is consistently superb, the service is always outstanding, and the setting is lovely.
The food was OK but it was a slow night ...
The food was OK but it was a slow night and the waiter seemed to be on automatic pilot.
The restaurant was not busy so we enjoye ...
The restaurant was not busy so we enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The menu was a bit eclectic for our tastes and we had trouble making a selection. My steak was cooked perfectly, well, half of it was. The other half was well done. How do you do that? We loved the Homestead and if traveling in Michigan will stay there again.
Our group of 7 was seated in the foyer which was perfectly private for us although the music with lyrics was a bit loud for conversation. Our waiter spoke with unusual sylabification and I was a bit insulted when he read the entire menu to us instead of simply highlighting a few items that the menu had fallen short of enticing. Our meals came at all different times and the waiter had to ask each person instead of remembering or checking his notes who ordered what. Aside from the waiter's unpolished skills, the food was completely fabulous and we all were delighted to have the area to ourselves. Both the host and waiter were engaging but careful not to interrupt various conversations. How does a restaurant "run out" of hot water for tea?
AC NOT WORKING
We dined previously at Nonna and enjoyed our meal, so we decided to bring our guests. Unfortunately this experience was not up to par. The AC was not operational, and in addition to being stuffy in the restaurant, we were told the ceiling fans did not work.
Made reservation for our 25th wedding an ...
Made reservation for our 25th wedding anniversary on Open Table and when we arrived at Nonna's they had no record of a reservation for us and were booked up! Fortunately I had my I phone with a copy of the confirmation # so they found a table for us but was a stressful situation that shouldn't happen. Dinner was OK but not what I was expecting from the "high end" description from the Homestead people. Atmosphere was loud with many children(some well behaved some not so much). For the money( some entrees $39) you are better off taking a short drive to Glen Arbor, Leland or Traverse City.
We have been going to Nonna's for years, but this year when we visited GA, I think it was the BEST! Delicious salads, first course small plates and main course entrees. We loved it! They even go all out with grass fed beef, which is still rare these days in most restaurants even though it is soooo great and so much healthier for you.
Pleasant atmosphere. Quality food, especially the soup & salads. Good service. Good offering of local Michigan wine. Limited, but best local wines. Pastas failed to excite.
A big hit at the Homestead
Nonnna's is a delightful restaurant within the Homestead complex. Easy location just a few miles from downtown glen arbor. Their cocktail and wine selections are well matched with a tailored and sophisticated menu. We enjoyed calamari and grilled meatballs for appetizers accompanied by delicious complimentary bread with olives and garlic in oil. Pasta and entree selections were strong. Seafood stew and tagliatelle with rabbit confit. Service was friendly and helpful albeit a bit undereducated on menu details. Overall a great evening!
Food was ok. Very limited menu. Seemed a ...
Food was ok. Very limited menu. Seemed a bit pricey. Wine was very good. We were seated outside next to a playground. Host never asked our preference for inside or out. We then asked to be moved inside. A waiter for the table next to us was explaining the entree choices to a couple and discouraged them from getting the meatballs, which we had just ordered. Very tacky! We were disappointed in the restaurant, especially since we went for my husband's special birthday celebration.
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