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Trattoria Nonna Lina

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Trattoria Nonna Lina has a rustic and comfortable dining atmosphere created for food lovers.

$46 based on 15 submissions
Celine Asril

New location, still as homely

In case you didn't know, Trattoria Nonna Lina has a new home on Cantonment Road. But it is still run by chef Simone Vespasiani and family, uses quality ingredients, and -wherever possible - makes the ingredients in-house. The atmosphere is As homely as before, if not more. We love the handmade medium-thick pappardelle (made by the chef's mother, affectionately known as 'Mamma') in the very creamy Pappardelle della Vigna (with Italian sausage and creamy Gorgonzola sauce, $28), though be warned - this dish can become overwhelming quickly. dessert should be Bonet Argentarino ($16), a chocolate and rum pudding made from a family recipe.

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Beef carpaccio
12 Dec 2014 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

New location, still as homely

In case you didn't know, Trattoria Nonna Lina has a new home on Cantonment Road. But it is still run by chef Simone Vespasiani and family, uses quality ingredients, and -wherever possible - makes the ingredients in-house. The atmosphere is As homely as before, if not more. We love the handmade medium-thick pappardelle (made by the chef's mother, affectionately known as 'Mamma') in the very creamy Pappardelle della Vigna (with Italian sausage and creamy Gorgonzola sauce, $28), though be warned - this dish can become overwhelming quickly. dessert should be Bonet Argentarino ($16), a chocolate and rum pudding made from a family recipe.
14 Nov 2014 • 172 reviews • 2 followers

Good Italian Find on Cantonment Road

This Italian restaurant was previously on Craig Road and shifted to their new premises 3 months ago. 

They are now located directly oppositely Police Cantonment Complex and easily accessible by MRT if you are travelling by public transport.

The restuarant is able to seat about 42 pax, has a high ceiling with warm lighting and is cosy.

I came by this restaurant for lunch and had their Prawn and Clam Pasta with Italian Mullet Fish Roe.  It was served in a unique herring-bone shaped plate.  The noodles were al dente and has a good bite. The cut prawns and clams gave a natural sweetness and natural flavour to the pasta dish. The sauce was also unique. Overall, the dish was delicious. 

In the front of the restaurant is a plaque that is issued by the Italian embassy that certifies that produce used in the restuarant is 100% Italian. A mark of confidence.

After dining here, I can say that the food quallity is there and I will be back here soon enough.

Recommended!
18 Sep 2014 • 15 reviews • 0 follower

good little Italian restaurant

I think it's a nice little family run place. Food is good and the dessert is excellent. Perhaps a little less salt will be better!
10 Dec 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lousy Service

They took more than an hour to serve the food. It's the 2nd time in the restaurant the serving was so late
16 Apr 2013 • 20 reviews • 1 follower

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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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.