Nonna Maria’s Place Restaurant – food reviews
Nestled away on Phillip Street in Parramatta is a homely and tasty Italian restaurant Nonna Maria’s Place. New owners took over a few months ago and have turned this restaurant into a must try!
If you’re looking for famous home-made family recipes deliciously prepared the traditional Italian way, then you will not be disappointed. The menu is simple and yet it offers something for everyone. Why not try the smooth Penne Napolitana, or if Spaghetti Bolognese is more your style then jump on board, you is guaranteed to lick your plate clean. If you feel like something more meaty, then the mouth watering Chicken Schnitzel served with fresh lemon may be the way to go or for a hearty meal. I recommend the scrumptious Osso Buco. The sides are enticing whether it’s the Minestrone Soup, Italian salad, or Garlic bread to accompany the meal.
The restaurant itself is warm and cosy. Dom, who isn’t short of a yarn, makes you feel welcome. The decor is authentic and reminds me of a little restaurant tucked away in the country side of north Italy. The prices are unbelievable, mains under $12.00. That’s right, no misprint here – not only is the food great, the environment friendly, but the prices are “cheaper than chips”. To top it off, each customer receives complimentary fresh bread and a jug of homemade lemonade, made the old fashion way!
So what are you waiting for? Whether you want to dine in or take away, you will not be disappointed when you try this food the way your Mum would make it! (if she was Italian)
This is absolutely an amazing place. We went there three times a week. The food is fantastic. We have tried almost everything on the menu and love all of them. I love the pasta dishes best and the Bolognese just blowed me away. The service is very good and they serve free homemade lemonade and bread as well. We will definitely go back more and more often.
Tried this place out based on the previous two reviews. I agree the food is authentic Italian and fantastic! The service was great also. The place is decked out in the way that Italian restaurants were in the 70's and 80's, giving it the casual authentic feel. The portions were a good size and our hunger was definitely satisfied.
There were 3 x pastas, 2 x meat dishes, one soup, one salad and garlic bread on the menu so not alot of choice. They served complimentary bread and homemade lemonade. There were no desserts but they were happy for us to bring a cake in and were prepared to get something in for us if we wanted them to. However, they could do with couple more choices on the menu and even as much as gelato for a dessert option.
The food is all made fresh on site from recipes handed down in the family. They are trying to keep the prices down and the value was exceptional. For five of us it cost $64. This is a newly open restaurant and they don't have card facilities set up as yet so make sure you take enough cash with you.
Overall, we will definitely go back there. It is very hard to find authentic Italian food in this area.
We absolutely loved it. The ambiance was nice, with traditional red and white table cloths, and candle on wine bottles. The food came out really fast. We ordered everything on the menu (there were 6 of us). We loved every dish. The portions were large, and we got free bread and lemonade with our meal. The only thing that was bad about the place was there's no dessert. Two thumbs up! :D
Nonna Maria’s Place
56 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
02 9689 1112