Now spread across two outlets (the other in Holland Village), the success story of The Senso Group’s La Nonna is founded upon this Italian restaurant’s commitment to authenticity. The La Nonna restaurant along Bukit Timah’s Namly Place is where it all began, with suitably rustic premises reflecting the style of traditional Italian trattoria, in which discerning diners can enjoy authentic Italian dishes, prepared just the way nonna (grandmother) would. La Nonna’s signature dishes have become popular with Singapore’s fans of Italian cuisine, including the popular, luxuriant La Nonna pizza and their feted sea bass.
La Nonna’s Namly Place restaurant is the originator of The Senso Group’s successful twinned restaurants. Its here in Bukit Timah that La Nonna’s expert Italian chefs perfected the La Nonna pizza, a signature dish that takes a traditional thin-crust base and give it a gourmet topping of tomato, mozzarella, parmesan, asparagus, egg, and black truffle for a pungent, savoury finish. Other popular items among Singapore diners on the look out for Italian are La Nonna’s simple standard of fresh tomatoes topped with Italian mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil and garnished with basil, and the delicious sea bass with grilled mixed vegetables. As with all true Italian cuisine, the simplicity of the dishes belies their depth and complexity of flavour and texture.
La Nonna’s location down the quiet, residential length of Namly Place has made it incredibly popular with Bukit Timah residents. Yet, people are coming from all over Singapore to bask in La Nonna’s inviting, trattoria-style ambience. All earth-tones, basketed Chianti bottles, brick and wood finishing, this Italian restaurant houses a mandatory wood-fired pizza oven, for turning out the authentic pies for which La Nonna has become famous. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate evening, or for families to dine in peaceful surrounds.
Very nice food, excellent place for couple. Value for money.
Family friendly ambience. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good - we ordered a number of appetisers and mains to share, and all were good. Crabmeat pasta was made extra spicy, as requested.
Great service and very good Italian food. Had the Mother's Day set menu to share among the 4 of us, which included calamari (best I've had in a long while), their signature pizza, linguine, rib eye steak and tiramisu (all good). Will be back...
Excellent Italian food. Lunch deals are value for money. Quiet restaurant with nice ambience. Both pastas and pizzas are good choices. Will come back again
Pizzas were pretty good as usual thin and crispy with a bit of chew, especially our favourite La Nonna (with truffle oil) but the slices were not properly cut all the way to the centre so it was rather a pain to take slices. The crab meat pizza was not as nice, too much onion and not enough crab. I preferred the squid ink pizza we had last time at the Holland Village branch. The duck confit Parpadelle was a disappointment. The meat was dry, stringy and tough not like duck confit, tasted more like overroasted at high temperature duck. Seabass was a little dry too but the roasted egg plants that came with it saved the dish, full of smoky flavour and really yummy. Service was very good attentive but not intrusive. We went on Sunday night and the restaurant was not full. Much quieter than the HV branch where you sometimes can't hear yourself talking.
A cosy restaurant tucked away in the exclusive Namly residential area. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The menu selection was sufficient without being overly elaborate. A must-try is the La Nona special pizza. Best of all, you get good value for money. Have been a regular customer over the last four years. And will always remember this little cosy restaurant whenever I want spend special time with the special someone (someones).
Great flavorful Italian food! Got the lobster ravioli and nera pizza! Could taste the lobster in the ravioli (sometimes it just tastes like mystery meat when not done well). Pizza was really generous with toppings! Could not finish everything in the end haha. For some reason the air-conditioning wasn't working very well and it was hot and stuffy inside. But still tolerable. Will be back again! Worth it with 1 for 1 entertainer app!
Spent $60+ for the 3 of us after the 40% discount. I have to say the La Nonna pizza, which is their speciality, was disappointing as there was hardly any taste to it. They can afford to be more generous with the toppings and the bull's eye egg was also overcooked. My crab pasta in pink sauce was also on the salty side, not sure if they were trying to make up for the lack of crab meat. Pretty good value with the discount but not, otherwise.
The Holland Village outlet has a lovely ambience with the warm colours and decor, in a quiet neighbourhood backstreet - it felt like a little touch of Europe in Singapore!. The weekday set lunch was good with a nice bottle of wine . Service was passable - the waiter bring our mains when one of us was still eating entree, despite us being in full view of the kitchen and we were the only table. I'll got back to try dinner as the a la carte menu looked tempting and just hope the service issue was a one off.
Love the lobster ravioli and crab linguine! The breads that were served pre-meal were really good as well as they warmed them up nicely. Good portions too. The only downside is it might be considered pricey if it weren't for the Entertainer