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Address: 76 Namly Place, 267226
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10 Mar 2015
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Excellent service and food

My most recent trip to La Nonna at Holland Village left me very impressed with both the service and the food. The waiters were extremely hospitable and quick to attend to us throughout our meals. We had 2 pizzas and 2 pastas to share among the 4 of us and it was nothing short of satisfactory meal. All the dishes were exquisite and my friends and I cannot wait to be back for more!
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pizza, pastas
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$20 for 1 pax
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Good italian food, very good service

This is the place to go for a quiet meal with friends - wholesome italian food at a good price and very good service. The menu changes so you always have something new to order. Don't miss their cafe latte because it is milky heavan. If there is something on the menu that doesn't suit you, they are willing to adapt it to suit you to the best of their abilities. The wait staff are very experienced and friendly, and it is a lovely establishment. The food and service is better at Namly than at Holland Village.
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Value for money Italian

I have been to several Italian rest, this is by far the most value for money, if you drive. Taking bus there is possible, there's a bus stop just right outside of Namly garden rd along Six Ave. We went there for our anniversary together with our little one.

Visited their website, so both my wife and I already have an idea what to order:

I had the Angello, Lamb shank. It's the best I have tasted, even my wife who hated lamb meat smell said it's superb. I rate this 10 in terms of taste but for a guy the portion it's a bit too little. Consider this only cost $28, man, I can't complain.

My wife had the Merluzzo, roast cod fish. It's another great dish for only $26. The Cod was fresh and my wife enjoy it very much for it's texture due to it's large cut. To me I think it's a bit overcook but for my wife it perfect cos she is pregnent so better be on safe side. We kept comparing this dish to what we have in Holland V which cost almost double.

For dessert, of course the popular torta della nonna, lemon cream tart. It just nice in terms of sourness, and the tart is so crunchy.

Also the warm bread basket was very nice as well. My 2 yr old daughter like the crunchy version while we like the warm soft bread.

I was thinking of trying starter Caprese, buffalo cheese and tomato but we worried it's too much for us. In the end, we regret didn't tried it. We pack a pizza Lanonna for our supper which you can't get in usual pizza house, yammy yammy.

All in all, we spend $97 but that's include the pizza to take away.
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cozy atmosphere, unique pasta and pizza, good service, far from city but will come back!

For sat lunch the place was cozy & relaxed, there were only 2 tables filled (2 of us, & a family of 4). The brick oven visible just behind the bar gave an authentic feel. Bread basket had 2 types of bread, both fantastic with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Oxtail Rigatoni ($18) was perfectly cooked, the meat was so soft and the fat was all melted away into the rich sauce - EXCELLENT! MUST-TRY! La Nonna pizza ($18) was unique with the egg (yolk half-cooked) in the middle and jumbo asparagus, this was a thin-crusted one and the combination of the above w/ black truffle, tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmesan was quite nice but I will probably try their other flavors next time. Food was quick. Waitress very attentive. Set lunch ($22) from Mon-Sat is value-for-money and includes starter, pasta, dessert, & coffee. Wanted to try the widely photographed pannacotta but it was not available, this really spoiled it for me! Location not convenient by public transport but I'll still come back.
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Italian family favourites

I'm ethnically half Italian from my mother's side -- her family immigrated to New York from the Campagna region of southern Italy around 1905 -- so I've been brought up with a taste for Italian cuisine. While by no means the best I've ever had, or even the best in Singapore, La Nonna provides good value family favorites - pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes with a decent wine list and regularly updated specials. Their desserts and coffee are also good. I must confess that I am more of a purist when it comes to Italian food -- I don't like my pizzas with fried eggs, pineapple, or various other bizarre toppings that I sometimes see in other Italian food establishments. La Nonna mostly sticks to traditional, regional styles. The service is efficent and friendly -- the waitstaff usually consists of local Indians and Chinese, but this restaurant is owned by Italian expats. I especially like the pizza nero -- squid ink/seafood pizza, especially when they load it with garlic. While situated in Holland Village amongst many other restaurants and bars, la Nonna is quiet, reserved and unpretentious even with a crowd (that is - quiet INSIDE the restaurant, not if you are dining al fresco, as the street is very busy with pedestrian traffic!). The decor is very basic -- a wood fired pizza oven, wine bottles on shelves and some basic wall art.
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good food

went with my husband for a weekday dinner.. we ordered squid ink linguine, Spaghetti with mixed seafood in tomato sauce and Torta della Nonna as dessert... We enjoyed the food and most importantly, we loved the warm nice bread as well...

As for service, it was really just normal... There is one minus point that i wanted to comment is that the music apparently was too loud... to a certain extent, we couldn't really hear what the waiter was talking....