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Nonna

4115 Lomo Alto Dr.
Dallas, TX 75219-1536
214-521-1800
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  • Mon-Tue 5:30pm-9pm, Wed-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Family Style, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Required, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 29: Along with Lucia and Macellaio, Nonna is one of the three best Italian restaurants in Dallas. The menu shifts constantly with the seasons, accommodating fresh produce, new cuts of meat or seafood and the culinary team’s latest pasta inspirations. Some of the pastas, made in-house, are unique to Dallas (no, cavateddhi is not a typo; it’s a smaller cavatelli from Calabria). A wood-fired oven is responsible for some of the biggest hits here, including roasted lamb, veal, quail or gulf snapper, and the iconic white clam pizza. That pizza is one of just two menu items that never change, along with justly famous lobster ravioli served in a bowl of broth.

Top pick: Waiters actively discourage taking the $7 upcharge to make a perfectly proportioned pasta bowl into a main course, and they’re right, because as good as the pasta is, you’ll want to at least share one of the meaty main courses coming from the oven.

The downside: This Highland Park restaurant is oddly hard to find, with no sign on the front door and windows tinted to conceal the interior. The interior is almost aggressively dark, and can get quite loud if too many socialites are enjoying too many negronis. And even some of Nonna’s biggest industry fans suspect that dessert is meant to be skipped.

Fun fact: Nonna opens for lunch on just one day of the week, Friday, and that lunch is a good time to spot restaurant industry bigwigs enjoying a meal away from their own kitchens.

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