Brought my friend here for her birthday treat as we both wanted Italian. It's not my first time, but since my last visit about 3 months ago, they have changed their menu. Some new items, but about 85% same, some revisions in prices upwards. Most pastas and pizzas are at $19.
On the way over, I made a reservation which was good as the restaurant was 90% full by the time we left around 9'ish, considering it was mid week.
Started with the calamari, thin strips of squid tossed in a light batter and deep fried. Good, nothing to complain about.
Shared the Papadelle with Oxtail Ragout (asked for it to be spicy) and the thin crust pizza with Ham and Pineapple. The pizza arrived first followed by the pasta after a long break of about 20 minutes. Pizza was good, baked in their modernised woodfired oven, crust was very crispy and toppings fresh. The Papadelle stood out for me, although the portion was kinda small and prob would not satisfy a guy or gal with an appetite, the sauce with shreds of oxtail was rich and went very well with the al dente papadelle. The chilli padis in the sauce which we asked for gave it some kick - definitely ask for that if you like your food spicy.
Overall a pleasant evening. Service was good but I suspect they forgot some things like my glass of wine until 20 mins after we ordered it. Also a plate of papadelle initially got plonked on our table and then promptly whisked away to another table when the waiter realised it wasn't ours (although we arrived and ordered before the other table??)
Anyway, do make reservations to be assured of a table especially on friday nights and the weekend as the restaurant is small. But if you are looking for cosy atmosphere with decent food that won't break the bank, and without pretentious staff or patrons, La Nonna is it.
Oh, they currently have a great lunch deal on - 50% off anything on the ala carte menu (Mon-Fri)!