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, 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
Very nice evening. Food was excellent. D ...
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 restaurant is very small. You must ...
The restaurant is very small. You must have a reservation.
A gentleman playing guitar was a nice touch for background music. The seafood stew was delicious as was the salmon.
Service was perfect. A nice evening while staying at the Homestead.
We enjoyed ourselves and the cusine was ...
We enjoyed ourselves and the cusine was very good. Creative tastes. Would it be possible to receive the receipe for the poached salmon. I really enjoyed that, as I am very fond of salmon and had not prepared this sauce before. Thank you email@example.com
The service was great but they were out ...
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.
We had a lovely dinner. We sat outside s ...
We had a lovely dinner. We sat outside since it was such a nice area and the weather was pleasant. The food was delicious, even better than the last time (Baka salmon and the twin beef filet) sauces were amazingly flavorful.
First time dining at Noona's Tavern. We ...
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 ...
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 on ...
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.
This restaurant, one of the very few in ...
This restaurant, one of the very few in the Homestead resort, needs some updating. The atmosphere was stuffy on a hot summer night without AC. The interior could use a face lift. The quality of the food was decent.
Service was excellent! Appetizer and win ...
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 ...
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.
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