This is my first time as a reviewer, and sadly, I am doing so because of the disappointment in the service that I was given.
I called La Nonna at 150pm today asking what time would lunch be served till. I was told 215pm would be the last order. I arrived at 209pm (as shown on my cellphone) and I was told by the captain that the kitchen was closed and that I could only order a take-away.
To my horror, their clock read 214pm, and what was worse, there were at least three tables with plenty of food remaining. It was ironic that the kitchen was closed but I could still order a takeaway and there were still customers chatting away with their food almost left untouched.
My complains aside, La Nonna is still one of the better Italian restaurants around due to its quality and affordability.
We love the Prosciutto e Rucola (parma ham and rocket salad pizza) and have been to many Italian joints trying the same pizza. La Nonna keeps the pizza base free of oil, which means - 1. it isnt sagging as you hold the pizza 2. it is crispy as it enters your mouth 3. you can taste the flavours of the pizza better. The preserved parma ham is not too salty and it forms a mouth watering combination when consumed with the fresh rocket salad and cheese slices.
The Rigatoni is now a wild boar ragout, which used to be a oxtail ragout. Difference in meat aside, the stew has maintained its standard over the years, full of flavour yet not too salty. The portion of meat is generous as well, a must-have for a meat lover!
The other dishes are pretty much the usual Italian fare, value for money with a good level of quality. But it must be mentioned that the quality has been on the decline over the years, and it is tragic that the service is now missing as well.
When are you coming home, Grandma?
I spent $13 per person.
Must tries: Parma ham pizza, Rigatoni, Caprese
- I also recommend this place for:
- After Work, Anniversary, Brunch, Night Out
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