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16 Apr 2013 • 20 reviews • 1 follower
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Italian. One of our absolute favourite cuisines. Possibly THE favourite if we were to do a poll. So at the risk of sparking a very lively and we’re sure opinionated debate, we’re going to put it out there that this is ‘one of’ our all time favourite Italian haunts. We won’t say ‘the’ favourite, because there are so many (and so many variations within the cuisine) that it’s near impossible to have but one, but it’s certainly way, way, way up there.
Trattoria Nonna Lina in funky Duxton Hill.
Trattoria Nonna Lina is a truly family driven restaurant. This restaurant plugs that their food is right from mama’s kitchen, and right they are in every sense of the word. This is authentic, nostalgic, mighty fine Italian food. You can taste the history, the sheer joy and, frankly, the expert craft of cooking in each and every bite.
What we love most is this place is not flashy fancy pants. It’s very understated. The service is efficient and friendly and well, stating the obvious, you’re smothered with the warmth of a family. ”The family” are at your tables and in the kitchen.
We love an experience where there’s an amazing menu, but every time you dine there always seems to be a gamut of new specials to try from ingredients that happen to be good that day or just sourced. We love that sometimes we ask for something that’s not on the menu and ‘the family’ come back with the most amazing suggestions. Last time it was fresh burrata cheese that had arrived just that very day.
When you dine here you truly feel like you’re dining in ‘the family’s’ kitchen. You will be made to feel like a guest at a home, not a restaurant. This is a very, very hard thing to achieve without a true generosity of spirit and honest love for what you’re doing. This family has it in bucket-loads.
If you’re looking for funked up food in snazzy surroundings, this place is not for you. But if you’re looking for food that when you close your eyes you feel like you could be in a little villa in Tuscany, surrounded by a loving, noisy family of 25, sitting on a wooden stool with cutlery that doesn’t match (don’t worry the cutlery is lovely and the chairs are comfy, white tablecloths too), then this place is just the right fit.