Choose from Four Options
- $12 for $20 worth of lunch
- $20 for $40 worth of lunch for four or more
- $18 for $30 worth of dinner
- $33 for $60 worth of dinner for four or more
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Nonna Francesca-Paola Annaloro sought la dolce vita through her love of cooking, a trait that inspired her tight-knit family to name a restaurant for her: Nonna's Trattoria. Inside, tuscan yellow walls and faux shuttered windows that open up to an imagined (or remembered) Italian countryside recall the old country. Even its location on historic Aviles Street—not to mention an occasional passing horse carriage—adds to the romantic, throwback atmosphere.
But really, it's the food that evokes nostalgia, with hearty Sicilian sauces made in house and meatballs crafted by hand according to Nonna's own recipe. Here's a sampling of what you'll find on this menu.
Appetizer: For the eggplant parmiaggiana, the hearty veg is smothered in three cheeses—mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan—and topped with marinara and ricotta.
Pasta: The red sauce for the Sicilian-style fettucini is also tossed with cauliflower, raisins, pine nuts, and a distinct hint of saffron.
Entree: Chicken picatta brightens meals with a sauté in butter, capers, and lemon juice.
Dessert: Close out the meal with a classic Italian sweet: limoncello cake.