Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria

G/F Solenad 3, Nuvali, Tagaytay Rd. cor. Nuvali Blvd., Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna

Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria
4.7
4.5 Stars

33 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 22
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 37 Reviews
  • 185 Recommend
  • 33 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639498898959

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Valet, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Foodcrawl P.
4.0 Stars
7

If you happen to be in Sta. Rosa looking for a unique place to eat that you can't find elsewhere, Nonna's Nuvali is a good choice. This easily became an addition to the few notable establishments that serves decent pizza and pasta.

It is located alongside the al fresco dining hubs in Solenad 3. The outdoor seating area is surrounded by garden plants and beautiful string lights at night. The interiors is an appealing sight of modern industrial design. Ideal for intimate family dinners and date nights.

I often select the classic dishes on my first visit. Tried the Margherita (P295), Truffle Pasta (P295), and Mushroom Chicharon (P160). The latter is the only thing I dislike. The Chicharon appears to be oily and mushy. Wished I ordered the mozarela sticks instead.

I must commend the efficient service. Food is served fast and also observed that each guest is attended with grace. Strongly recommends Nonna's for south dwellers, shoppers, and visitors of Nuvali Magical Field of Lights. It is worth a try 127829

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Pachie S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
10

Last year, I won as a random winner in |ooloo’s giveaway and one of my winnings is PHP 2,000 worth of gift certificates from Nonna’s. Since I was based in Cebu until the first half of this year, whenever I am in Manila, I didn’t have the time to visit Nuvali. Long story short, my GCs expired without me noticing. 128575

I took a chance in writing to them on FB and lo and behold, they agreed to extend my GC validity until the end of July! Thankfully, I already officially moved back that time. Literally on the last weekend of July, I finally got to visit Nonna’s, and it was actually one of the best Sunday brunch dining experiences I have had in a long time. 128571

Nonna’s is a sister company of Mama Lou’s and since I enjoyed my dining experience there, I was really looking forward to trying this out too. It was just difficult to travel all the way to the South just for a meal, especially that I’ve been a North dweller for as long as I can remember. Hehehe 128569

Before I talk about the food, let me just put it out there how AMAZING THEIR STAFF IS! 10084️ Mind you, when we came, there was fairly still a number of guests dining. We got stuck in traffic and arrived around 1PM already, so we were really pumped up for a late lunch. Still, they were very accommodating and gave nothing but excellent service. Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed that they had all these awards from review sites here and there. I must say, this manifests on how they treat their guests. When they saw I was trying to taking food shots, without me even asking, they cleaned up a vacated table so I can use it just for photos. 128571 One waiter particularly volunteered to assist me should I wish to have food shots with hands on the frame, which was really something I wanted on a number of my photos. They advised accurate timing on food, made suggestions on what to order, mentioned new items that were not yet on the menu and served with correct service standards. I can go on and on about how they really helped us, but long story short, service in this place is nothing short of EXCELLENT! 128568

Now on to the food, everything we had were OMG level AWESOME! Simple yet complex in flavor, everything was absolutely delicious! 128571

1.) Mushroom Chicharon - PHP 160
We were starving when we got there so without even looking at the menu yet, I went ahead and ordered this and our drinks. It arrived in an instant, thankfully. It was absolutely delicious! Perfectly crispy on the outside but soft and tender on the inside, these mushroom fritters were the absolute best starter of the meal. It wasn’t too heavy, and it really does ready your appetite to more good food! It truly served its purpose as an appetizer. We wiped out this plate in minutes, and we loved it so much that we ordered another plate. This is also because we were so hungry that I wasn’t even able to take a photo of it. Hahaha 128569 Of course the second plate came swiftly as well, it was consistent as to what we had earlier too. Plus this appetizer was on each table in that restaurant, so even as it flies from their kitchen, you know that quality is never compromised.

2.) Parmesan Asparagus Sticks - PHP 220
Ordered this as an addition to our appetizers. I liked that even as the fritter was totally coated with parmesan cheese and breading, the star of the dish remained to be the asparagus. It was crispy and fresh and the flavor was not at all overwhelming. I really liked this starter. 128568

3.) Spinach & Goat’s Cheese Pizza - PHP 365
You can choose up to two flavors of pizza, but you will pay the higher valued one. We chose to have half of this and half the all meat. This pizza was delicious! It was the right kind of cheesy and not too cloying. the crust was beautifully made and baked and the toppings were very well thought of. I really liked this vegetarian pizza! 128568

4.) All Meat Pizza - PHP 450
Since we went for a no-meat pizza for the first half, it was a fitting other half to go for all meat. This was the suggestion of our very reliable wait service staff too. This was delicious! I found the red sauce to be one of the best pizza sauces I have had in my life. It was light, and tangy from the tomatoes, balanced well with a tinge of sweetness. The proteins on that pizza was very generous. And again, it was obvious that the people who came up with their recipes really studied to create such great flavors. I particularly loved the homemade Italian sausage, very flavorful but not too overpowering! Plus the bacon and salami made it extra awesome. I’m salivating just thinking about it now. 128571

5.) Uni Caviar Pasta - PHP 350
OMG, this was magical! Not only was it such a stunning dish, but it was absolutely delicious! Omeged, I cannot! (E yung napapa-OMG lang ako, I had to say it thrice…) The pasta was perfectly al dente, the sauce was divine! The pieces of uni were very generous and even the caviar on top was not at all scrimped. It was enough to coat the pasta once it is mixed. And I could not get over the price! Such affordability for an incredibly rich dish! If you are a fan of sea urchin, then this is the absolute best dish for you! FRIENDS GRABE PO! What sorcery is this?! 10084

6.) Squid Ink Seafood Pasta - PHP 350
This was not on the menu, and honestly I could not remember how much we paid for this, but it was definitely around that mark. This was a recommendation of our waiter, as he mentioned that it was still being tried out, but lately they have received praises for the recipe. I must say, he’s absolutely right! The pasta was delicious! It was a tomato-based sauce and it was very well made. They did not scrimp on the seafood at all, as you can see! They were very generous on that! I really loved this! 128571

7.) Creme Brûlée - PHP 160
This was recommended again by our waiter, and boy was I blown away! It was such a humble looking dessert, but it was absolutely delicious! The caramel was perfect, light and crispy. The cream had a wonderful texture and the sweetness was spot on. Hidden inside that jar of creamy goodness is a dollop of something sweet and amazing. I’m not gonna say what it is exactly so you can try for yourself, but yes. It was such a sweet surprise! I finished the whole serving on my own, but OMG, I felt no guilt at all. It was that delicious! w

8.) Botomless Iced Tea - PHP 85
I had to commend on their drinks too because they were delicious! I particularly loved my iced tea, very refreshing and it was even a home brewed tea type even as mine’s refillable. I downed like two glasses upon sitting down cause as I mentioned, I was starving when we got there because we got stuck in traffic, and took us about an hour just to find parking in bloody Nuvali. This was definitely a pick-me-up after all the stress. 128569

We enjoyed our meal so much! I thank the gods of randomness that I was finally blessed by them, and I thank |ooloo for the generous prizes! 128571 I sincerely want to thank Nonna’s for extending my GC, understanding my challenge in visiting back when I still resided in Cebu. They were such an empathizing team, and I loved that.

Service here is absolutely excellent! Highly recommended, this Italian restaurant is definitely a gem in the South! I cannot wait to come back! 10084

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Wyanet Y.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
2

It's rare for me to go to Nuvali area even if I go home to Laguna every weekend. So when we had a meeting scheduled in the area, I took it as an opportunity to get my teammates to have late lunch here. And they agreed, yay!

We arrived at around 1:45 so we had the place almost to ourselves. Because of that, everything got served within 20 mins or thereabouts.

We had the following:

127838 Complimentary toast and marinara dip - a group of four would need at least a couple of servings 128514
127812 Mushroom Chicharon - their bestseller. It's good but I feel it's overpriced.
128032 Fresh Salmon Carpaccio - except they have no supply of salmon and gave us Mahi Mahi instead. Kinda disappointing, but the dish was good on its own regardless. The fish was really fresh and the slices perfectly thin.
127829 Margherita and Tutti Formaggi Pizzas - I thought having two pizzas won't be enough for three guys and a girl, but these went a long way. They're what you'll expect them to be, and I didn't feel shortchanged by the toppings. The chili honey is especially good with the cheese pizza particularly with the blue cheese.

It was great to come in past lunch time because service was fast and focused.

The wash room seems a bit run down compared to the rest of the restaurant, so I don't like it much. There's definitely room for improvement.

It's great to finally get back here after my loooong day on Tagaytay food crawl with the kaladkarins last year. And good to know the food is as good as I remembered.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
9

I've been hearing great things about this pizzeria in the South that I couldn't help myself from wanting to visit it ASAP. However, the place isn't exactly near. In fact, it isn't even in Metro Manila. But when I won some gift certificates from that restaurant, I finally have a good reason to drive all the way to Nuvali for lunch. And I finally did a few weeks ago.

Hello, Nonna's!

This restaurant, which is also a brainchild of the brilliant minds behind the successful Mama Lou's, was quite packed on a Sunday morning. Thankfully, we were early enough to secure a table for five.

Our orders were pretty much patterned after the raved about dishes of the reviews I've read and we went with Mushroom Chicharon (PHP160), Mozzarella Sticks (PHP180) and Grandma's Meatballs (PHP195) for appetizers, Spinach and Goat's Cheese (PHP365) and Prosciutto Arugula (PHP450) for pizza, Fettuccine Carbonara (PHP245), Nonna's Truffle (PHP295) and Salmon Caviar (PHP350) for pasta. For drinks, we went with a pitcher of Iced Tea (PHP150).

Service was fast as our pitcher of iced tea was served in 5 minutes and our appetizers soon followed.

I still remember all the capital letters and excessive use of vowels to describe this mushroom chicharon. And true enough, it was stellar. I love how Nonna's made mushrooms into this scrumptious addicting snack. The dark dipping sauce reminded me of the one used for crispy pata giving the dish more flavor and slight tanginess.

The Mozzarella Sticks were pretty good too. The golden brown breading was crunchy while the melted mozzarella paired with pomodoro sauce was divine!

Though I prefer the mozzarella to have a stronger taste, this dish is great for those who are not too fond of tangy dishes.

Grandma's Meatballs which had pomodoro, pesto and alfredo sauce was like a pasta dish without the pasta.

Great for those avoiding carbs but those sinful sauces are just so good that you'd want one order all to yourself.

Our pasta dishes were served next and I liked Fetuccine Carbonara best. It was creamy and absolutely flavorful. It didn't veer away from the classic carbonara which I prefer.

I was expecting to like the Nonna's Truffle Pasta more than the carbonara but it didn't have that pronounced truffle taste that I like. It was actually a bit blander than expected. Or maybe it was because I indulged in other dishes with stronger tastes prior to this one.

I wasn't able try the Salmon Caviar Pasta but based on how fast R's dad and uncle were able to finish their split portions, it must be good.

For the pizzas, we all liked the Prosciutto Arugula more than the Spinach with Goat's Cheese.

I might be a bit biased here as I am a fan of those thin slices of cured ham. I just love the contrast of flavors among the salty prosciotto, slightly bitter taste of arugula and the tangy taste of tomato sauce which are all balanced by the delightful crust.

R's dad was not too crazy with the Spinach with Goat's Cheese as he's not fond of goat and its byproducts. And this particular pizza has a very strong taste of goat's cheese. However, those who are not into pizza toppings might like this one.

Overall, it was a very pleasant lunch. Servers were very friendly and even assisted me in my flatlays and lifted a pizza slice for me. Nonna's is a place of good food and good vibes. I can't wait for my next visit and I do hope that they open a branch nearer home.

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Meanne F.
4.0 Stars

I love their Napoli Pizza 128156 So for those who love anchovies, this is for you. It's Bricked Oven cooked so that's a plus for me. As for the pasta, the Amatriciana was very good except that I found it too oily and even though I love bacon I would have enjoyed it without it.

The service was excellent, we didn't complain that the pizza was served late but they were very proactive, apologetic and even gave us a free desert 128522 Good job on this!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
3

Nonna's has been in my Reco list since it opened and I only got to visit last week.

🔹Mushroom Chicharon. MUST TRY. Despite being hesitant, I ordered this because of my trusted foodies. Thankfully, it was super good!128523

🔹Pizza. They allow 2 flavors in one order.
127829Margherita
127829All Meat
Flavors were good and made better by the honey sauce but the dough and meat of the all-meat were a little tough.

🔹Aglio Olio Pasta. Great flavor and noodles were cooked perfectly. Serving amount was little though.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
8

One Saturday, my northern officemates visited South. And since we have a car, Ony and I decided to bring them to NONNA's. 128155 I've been telling them (for the longest time already) how good the pizza is here. I love love their pizza, it's one of the best. So happy that they'll be able to try it now for real!! 128077🏼

FOOD 127860

MUSHROOM CHICHARON. A must try when eating here at Nonna's. Really good and addicting! They all loved this! 128076🏼

TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE. Our favorite!!! Truffle and cheese heaven! It had the right level of cheesiness and truffle goodness. Nothing too overpowering! Only comment is the serving size is kind of smaller here when compared to Mama Lou's. 128546

SPAGHETTI ARRABIATA. This was also good. Not too spicy, a bit sour (which is usual?). The pasta was cooked al dente.

They all loved both the pasta but the mac & cheese was the winner, it was their favorite! 128155

For our pizza, we tried 2 flavors. It's really nice that they allow 2 flavors in one pizza. Very practical! You get to try more flavors without spending and eating too much. 128521

TUTTI FORMAGGI PIZZA. One of the best tasting cheese pizza for me. I love the crust, it's soft and chewy but still w a little bit of crunch and with just the right amount of cheese! What makes this even better (for me) is the honey sauce + a sprinkle of their really hot chili flakes. Sweet, salty, and spicy! Sarap! 128525128525

HAWAIIAN. This was just okay. Instead of the usual ham + pineapples, they used a different type of meat, prosciutto? (not sure but it starts w letter P 128518128517) and added jalapeños. I love hawaiian pizza (Yes, pizza w pineapple is NOT weird! It's good and possibly one of the best combination ever created!! 128540). This was good, they liked this. But since I like the usual version, for me, it would be better if they just used ham and added a lot of pineapples. 128513

ICED TEA. House blended iced tea. This was good, not too sweet and was very refreshing. Perfect for the hot weather! 9728

Btw, they are open as early as 7am since they now offer breakfast options. Yayyy!! 128155

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars
4

I've been reading such awesome reviews about Nonna's and today, I finally got to go to Nuvali to try it! I had high expectations coming in and I'm very happy to say that I wasn't disappointed!

We had buffet breakfast earlier in the day so we just ordered food to snack on while cooling down since it was pretty hot outside.

We ordered the famous Mushroom Chicharon. It's as addicting as everyone says it is!

For our first pizza, we had it split into half-Margherita and half-Spinach and Goat's Cheese. The Spinach and Goat's Cheese was an instant winner so we got another half and paired it with the Tutti Formaggi. Make use of the chili honey for maximum deliciousness!!!

Really great food and equally great service! Will definitely be back!

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Jinky U.
5.0 Stars
5

I've loved this place ever since the Looloo rendezvous here. So for our wedding anniversary, I couldn't think of any other place I'd love to bring my hubby and son but at Nonna's! My boys happen to like pizza and pasta so this place is perfect!
Food is excellent as always!
My boys enjoyed the Mushroom Chicharon, Mozzarella Sticks, 5 Cheese Pizza, Spaghetti with Meatballs and Carbonara.
Service is awesome. Such welcoming and accommodating staff.
Total bill *with a pitcher of iced tea -- P1,550. 128077
Nonna's is 100841008410084

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NardongPutik N.
4.0 Stars
3

Kaya kami napadpad dito sa restaurant na ito kasi naghahanap kami ng may komportableng upuan. Yung mga restaurants na nasa hanay niya eh lahat matitigas ang salungwetpaks. Nakita namin na may couch dito so tiningnan namin ang menu. Nakita ko kaagad yung cheese pizza! So ayun na.

Mabait naman yung server at inexplain pa sa akin yung spicy honey nila or honey with chili ba yun. Anyway...

So nagorder ako ng tutti formaggi. Masarap talaga ang halo-halong cheese sa bunganga ko. Kaso lang sana medyo crispy or crunchy ang dough. Ang lembot lembot kasi eh. So naglagay ako ng chili honey nila. Medyo weird lang ang lasa kasi naging matamis ang pizza ko. Ayaw ko nun haha!

Binudburan ko na lang ng aking peborit chili flakes yung pizza kaso ang anghang!! Meron akong chili flakes sa aking bahay pero di ganun ka-anghang haha! Baka may ibang halong sili yung flakes nila. Pero nagenjoy ako sa pag-nguya with matching babad ng aking tongue sa water. Ang anghang kaya!

Yung kasama ko nagorder ng longganisa pasta. Masarap din naman kaso lang hindi al dente ang noodles. Hindi ako sure kung home-made yung noodles nila ha kasi ba naman para siyang kapareho ng instant noodles. Oo ganun ang hitsura pero mas firm. Generous din ang serving ng longganisa. Nagreklamo yung kasama ko kasi kulang daw sa noodles haha!

Babalik ako dito para ma-try ang ibang pagkain nila pero dadalhin ko siguro yung chili flakes ko sa bahay 128541

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
9

To be able to use the GC's Bernisse C won from the previous looloo giveaway, we drove all the way to Laguna to Solenad 3 to eat at Nonna's. It was tough to use up PHP 2,000 worth of GC's for a small group! 128514 But we were quite hungry since some of us had an early breakfast and some skipped it completely. 128584

MUSHROOM CHICHARON • PHP 160
This was really interesting. It was crispy and went well with the vinegar. The crispy mushrooms mimicked the chicharon bulaklak but less sinful 128514 It was quite oily though but I half expected it to be because it is a deep fried dish.

TUTTI FORMAGGI • PHP 350
A pizza with 5 types of cheese for all the cheese lovers out there!!

PIZZA BIANCO • PHP 450
A pizza topped with bacon, mushrooms and egg - very runny egg! It's pretty good but it lacks a bit on the flavor. Adding spicy honey to it makes it better. (Reminded me of another pizza place with the same condiment 128521)

TOMATO MOZZARELLA • PHP 215
I LOVE THIS PASTA!! 10084️ It's so simple and clean! It's an oil based pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella. It's really great in between the flavorful pizzas and pastas 128077🏼

UNI CAVIAR PASTA • PHP 350
This was really great too!! Their pasta was homemade pasta, I think. Cooked al dente. 128076🏼 They were quite generous with the sea urchin. It tasted like seafood but it wasn't too fishy.

TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE • PHP 285
Best truffle mac & cheese ever! 128525 The macaroni inside had truffle mushroom sauce and the cheese on top was baked just right. It was a little crispy on the top, which I really really liked. 128076🏼

After the meal, we were all so bloated!! Too much food – actually, too much CARBS! In one meal!! 128565 But it was worth it!

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Jackie M.
5.0 Stars
8

(Inspired to do |oo|oo reviews again the past weeks128074🏼128521)
Now on with the review..

Upon arrival at Nuvali, It has been four years since the last time I've stepped here of course many things has been built I got a bit lost in finding Solenad 3, thank God my instincts were correct, I followed the lighted tunnel and then cross and walk and cross and look around and walk and at last I found big blue green colored letters --NONNA'S.

Nonna's, italian word for grandmother, is a new restaurant concept of the owner of Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen. And I'm excited!
Btw, the staffs were overall friendly, and courteous, and assisted me right away though my friends hadn't arrived yet.

128073🏼Really, this was the best meal starter Mushroom Chicharon 128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼 fried oyster mushroom served with vinaigrette --tastes similarly like crispy chicken skin. I swear when I return I will order this again! A must must must try!

128073🏼A dirnk called Nonna's Lemonade was a basil infused lemonade which was a great palette cleanser in between dishes.

Pastas served were made fresh on a daily basis who wouldn't want that?

128073🏼Salmon Caviar Pasta with alfredo sauce, fresh smoked salmon, chives and topped with caviar. This was a new pasta experience for me since I was used to the traditional pasta recipes.

128073🏼The pasta star was the Vesuvio named after a volcano in Italy. Presentation wise, really looked like a volcano in a creamy and yummy eruption on an assembly of rigatoni stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, peas, italian meatball and egg. Definitely a volcanic party in my mouth!

128073🏼All-Meat Pizza ladies and gents, Nonna's version with their homemade italian sausage, along with bacon, salami, pomodoro and mozzarella. MEATY indeed.

128073🏼Kimchi Pizza is a new twist from italian pizza to korean. If you're into spicy or loves korean food give this a try.

128073🏼Of course the Tutti Formaggi everyone! Neither three, nor four, but five cheese goodness in this FIVE-CHEESE-OOOEY-GOOOEY-CHEESY PIZZAAA capslock for emphasis. This is what I like!

Tip: For further enjoyment of the flavor, you may want to try the chilli honey on the pizza instead of hot sauce, yes honey because it is said to release the flavor of the pizza well.

128073🏼Pizzaokie is super moist freshly baked cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and mallows. I am craving it right now! Better to eat it when served but just be cautious to its hotness.
And the Creme Brulee fresh and creamy with that nice crackling sound upon breaking the top.128076🏼128076🏼

When life gets better128521

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
9

My sisters and I decided to drive all the way to Nuvali last Saturday just to have lunch at Nonna's. Thank you too | looloo and Nonna's for being generous with their prizes and GCs! 128149

As we entered, we were greeted by welcoming staff, wooden tables and glass windows. I loved the rustic + modern vibe of the place. It's quite adorable how one part of the room is surrounded with wooden rustic feels while the other half was filled with white brick walls and ceramic tables. Who knew such combination could bring life to the place?

We rushed to order as we were famished after the long drive. For appetizer, we went for the MUSHROOM CHICHARON | [P160] 1108811088110881108811088️ which is made of crispy fresh oyster mushrooms served with vinaigrette. At first glance, you'd doubt they were mushrooms. Even after my first bite, I still couldn't believe they were mushrooms. It's really soft but crispy at the same time. A little less sinful than your regular chicharon. I must say, I couldn't stop munching on it. After barely five minutes, the plate was clean and I was restraining myself to order another serving.

For our main dishes, we decided to go for carbs and carbs and carbs!

TUTTI FORMAGGI | [P350] 11088110881108811088
Mozarella • gouda • honeygoat cheese • parmesan • blue cheese
A must for cheese lovers 128525 Add a drizzle of their spicy honey to seal everything in. Or maybe more than a drizzle for my sweet tooth.

PIZZA BIANCO [P450] 1108811088
Alfredo • bacon • mushrooms • cracked black pepper • parmesan cheese • whole egg
I had high expectations for this since I always see people raving about Gino's version and I read a few reviews that Nonna's wasn't bad either. Wasn't really thrilled about the whole egg thing on a pizza. Tasted a bit too raw for my liking.
 
TOMATO MOZZARELLA [P215] 11088110881108811088
Fresh tomatoes • mozzarella • olive oil • Italian parsley
All pastas are homemade. Definitely feeling the love and attention for food from that 128149 This is something I consider a simple dish executed well. It's light and refreshing yet fulfilling.

UNI CAVIAR PASTA [P350] 11088110881108811088
Alfredo sauce • fresh sea urchin • chives • caviar
Despite my sister's claim that this tasted "fishy", I beg to disagree. I had my expectations and it didn't disappoint!

TRUFFLE MAC AND CHEESE | [P285] 1108811088110881108811088
An all-time Mama Lou’s favorite with truffle cream
Their truffle mac and cheese was on top of my list for today's visit. Truffle flavor was quite evident and the cheese tasted like the good kind of cheese. Recommended!

Staff were nothing short of professional. Despite our loud group, they were still smiling ear to ear at us 128517 Service was quite fast too. But then again, there were only a few tables occupied at that time.

Dedicating my 100th review to Nonna's! Thank you | for the GCs and Nonna's for the experience. Great first visit!

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April H.
4.0 Stars
3

We were not supposed to have dinner at Nonna's.

We were set to have a fancy schmancy dinner at Antonio's. I actually dreamt of my favorite dish there. Alas, it was not meant to be.

I was still very jetlagged and I was not too concerned about the time. We were supposed to meet at the Ortigas area, but the situation played out differently. He drove from Ortigas to QC to pick me up... Then we headed to Tagaytay. About 2 hours later than expected and like 20kms further than initially planned. Ooopsie!

The traffic did not cooperate. By the time we were at the Sta Rosa area, it was already past 7pm. And I was hungry and demanding to eat already. So, we ended up at Nuvali. I had no idea it was that hard to find a parking space there! Yowza!

Anyway, I went ahead to secure seats at Nonna's while he parked. We finally snagged a table outside as soon as it was vacated. We started with the mushroom chicharon that was positively addicting! These fried oyster mushrooms are a must when you visit.

The All Meat pizza would not have been my choice, but it was his request so what can you do. I found it kinda heavy with too much meat. The crust was great though. The Tutto Formaggi is more my speed; so, maybe next time. We tried the Nonna's Truffle pasta, my choice this time. I found it just okay. I really felt something was missing. The truffle cream felt heavy by itself, even if I kept putting a lot of parmesan cheese on top. Iced tea was good actually.

The place is a great casual date place and also very family friendly. It wasn't the uber romantic, intimate dinner he had planned, but we had a nice time overall. I don't know if we should have ordered something else, but I think a 5 star rating is pretty high for this joint. But it's a solid restaurant from the same group that gave us Mama Lou's.

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
6

Tagaytay Food Crawl

12th Stop - Nonna's Pasta and Pizzeria

After buying pasalubong at Buffy's Milk, we went to Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna for dinner. The crowded mall didn't stop us to try Nonna's Pasta and Pizzeria. We reserved a table for 8 pax and we've waited for 10 minutes before the accommodating staff provided us our table.

Nonna's Pasta and Pizzeria is under the team behind Mama Lou's pizza. Actually they almost have the same menu, the difference between the two is the dough they used in their pizza. Nonna's Pizza is a hand-tossed pizza while Mama Lou's Pizza is a thin crust pizza.

We started our dinner with its Mushroom Chicharon followed by 2 kinds of Pasta and Pizza.

Mushroom Chicharon for Php160.00 (Crispy fresh oyster mushroom served with vinaigrette) - 1108811088110881108811088️5/5
"Warning: super addictive. I am looking forward to try it again..."

2 kinds of Pizza for Php375.00
Tutti Formaggi (mozarella, gouda, honey goat cheese, parmesan, bleu cheese) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Cheese pizza will always be my favorite. Mama Lou's Pizza never fails to satisfy us."

Funghi Trifolati (pomodoro, mozzarella, mixed mushrooms, ricotta cheese and rose mary) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The mushroom pizza of Nonna's was so good... iba ang pagka-light ng pizza. Masarap!"

Truffle Mac and Cheese - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Mama Lou's version of Mac and Cheese will always be one of my favorite and I'm glad it's included in Nonna's menu."

Aglio Olio (olive oil, sliced garlic, parsley and parmesan cheese) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"They made their own pasta. This version of Aglio Olio was so simple and yet too flavorful."

The staff provided good service during our visits at Nonna's Pasta and Pizzeria.

Nonna's is located at Solenad 3, Nuvali, Don Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
5

This was an unforgettable Italian night. The 12th stop and our one and only dinner since all of us are nit that hungry. Holiday here at solenad 3 means parking would be a little difficult and would require patience.

It was full inside when we went there and were waitlisted. We were sitting outside and their service started to soar high. The friendly servers assisted us and got us some water and in no time, they led us inside. True that the turn over is fast.

128204 mushroom chicharon @160php
Crispy mushrooms similar of a chicharon's crunchiness. I was not that a fan, but good for alcoholic beverage.

128204128525 aglio olio @195php
I love this garlicky pasta. The consistency of the dish is not that aldente however panalo sa taste.

128204128525 truffle mac and cheese @285php
Another recommended dish is this cheesy pasta. The truffle was neither weak or strong, eat this fast like we did so the cheese would not cement over.

128204128525 fungi trifolati with five cheese pizza @375php
You can actually order pizzas with two flavors like we did. For me, the most satisfying taste that day was the spicy honey over the five cheese pizza. It's really good that unlike salvatorre, you still have to ask refills (the fact that it's not spicy), while at nonna's, the honey condimemt is placed at the reach of your hands, enjoy it all you want.

Honestly, even if my stomach was full that night, i craved for more. It's too bad that we have to 'budget' that night. Haha, but i hope nonna's will be nearer our civilization here in manila.

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars

Excited to go back here to try their other food, so far I only tried:

Mushroom chicharon127812- not oily and super good128523
Vesuvio(photo above)127837 - huge serving so it's good for sharing, yum!
Pizza- forgot what kind but it was also delish. 128523

Place was quite small but since there are a lot of restaurants, it's hardly full. 128522

Servers were really nice 128522

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
6

We saw a teaser video for the Magical Field of Lights in Nuvali, so we decided to go for a drive and watch the lights display. The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of Nuvali? Nonna's. I've read a lot about this place and I never got the chance to try it since we don't really go to this area. But since we're here, Nonna's, here we come!

We arrived the restaurant at around 1:45pm and the place wasn't really full that we still got to choose where to sit. I thought maybe it's because it's way past lunch time, but just after we sat down, families started coming in.

I came from a food tasting for our Christmas Party, so I wasn't really that hungry, so we just ordered their Mushroom Chicharon and Prosciutto Arugula.

127808Mushroom Chicharon P160
It's not what I expected, but in s good way. I wouldn't have guessed that this was made of mushrooms. It was soft, but not chewy, and had a little crisp on the outside. I was able to appreciate the dish better when dipped in their vinaigrette. This was a good starter.

127829 Prosciutto Arugula P450
Brick oven pizza with pomodoro, prosciutto, some parmesan cheese and arugula. We were told to use their special honey chili sauce and it was divine! I loved how I was able to taste a lot of elements in this dish. The saltiness coming from the prosciutto, the bitterness from the arugula, and both the sweetness and a hint of spice from their honey sauce.

Serving size is quite okay. There were two of us who shared the food and it was really heavy. Pricing is a bit cheaper than other Italian places. It's reasonable.

The place has a simple yet positive vibe, perhaps because it feels like home. Service is outstanding, kudos to the staff.

I'd love to try more of Nonna's dishes, starting with their pastas. I'm also looking forward to visiting their sister restaurant Mama Lou's 128513

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