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Ain't Nonna's, Wollongong, NSW

Ain't Nonna's

4.4
4.4
45 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
WE AIN'T NONNA'S! It's a simple as that. We love and appreciate all the Nonna's out there and the beautiful food they create. We don't want to compete with your Nonna's cooking, so we won't.

This is our take on home style Italian cooking.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0420 309 735

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Wollongong

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • FEED ME

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    This is a taste of what we do. A selection of shared dishes to start, followed by pasta, main, sides and dessert. The whole package!
  • Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Limited menu available at Lunch. Sweet and savoury baked goods available from the cabinet plus a small selection of daily specials. Please note- full Ain't Nonna's dinner offering unavailable at this time.

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • New South Wales

    Group Bookings

  • Illawarra

    Most Booked

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  1. BT

    BellaT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine as usual, simply delicious and service is perfect xx
  2. RN

    RayN

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This cafe style establishment was well patronised when we arrived. The service was great, the food was well presented and delicious. Well recommend.
  3. m

    maddy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, with great service that was informative and friendly.
  4. J

    Jthirroul

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Starters were great but the mains were small and the pork ragu pasta was lacking in sauce - and in meat. Which is a big fail. A shame as we were expecting big things but the hunt for a good Italian continues in the Illawarra.
  5. NG

    NicoleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was a highlight for sure. The Burrata, Gnocchi and Tiramisu were delicious!
  6. MT

    MareeT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were a group of 4 and selected the feed me option for $60 pp. There was a great variety of starters, 2 pastas and 2 mains with 2 sides and a dessert. We enjoyed all the courses and left feeling well fed. Will definitely return and soon.
  7. M

    Matt

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Man these guys know how to come amazing food! I was also very impressed at the fact that although the restaurant was full of people, the staff were all super cool, calm and in control. Very professional.
  8. JT

    JohannahT

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lov love LOVE Ain’t Nonna’s. So damn tasty and great value every time.
  9. OK

    OkKelsea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epically yummy, really great vibes from all staff and the atmosphere was really great. We had the Feed Me set menu and have no regrets! Got an amazing selection of very high quality Italian meals, perfect temperatures and excellent timing between courses. Couldn’t recommend more! Will be back
  10. A

    Alpal

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Amazing food, great service and I love that I can see the chefs preparing everything
  11. AR

    AngelaR

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious Amazing service, the menu was explained so well and we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful! Can’t wait to come back with friends and try different dishes Thank you x
  12. MP

    MarinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another beautiful meal at Ain't Nonna's. All our group was very happy with the food they ordered.
  13. K

    Katrinag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful fresh food and delicious coffee! Thoroughly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The kitchen Ain't Nonna's is right on show, so there's no hiding. The menu isn't huge but we ended up ordering more than half the items on it and they were all great. We sat right next to the kitchen and it was awesome watching the chefs work and also seeing how well they had organised all their prep so they could get dishes done really quickly.
  15. T

    Toto

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    -Could have been better if there was a table for two people in outdoor. We had to share one table with other group of strangers and they were so loud. -We loved entree but didn’t like main food and dessert as much. Arrabbiata pasta sauce was a bit salty. Rainbow troud with leek was just average. The main food and affogato were not impressive for the price. -if the menu has english translation, my husband and i wouldn’t spend too much time to google translate.
  16. C

    Chopsy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was fairly nice. Gnocchi good, Beef Ragu not so good. Loved the fries, ocean Trout and Bread. Staff pleasant enough. Would go back. They don’t sell any spirits. Strange. Would go back.
  17. J

    Jote

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and wine. Feed Me option great way to try lots off the menu. Look forward to going back
  18. MC

    MaiganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot! Such lovely staff, yummy food and a relaxed environment. Will definitely be back!
  19. s

    stellag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended this restaurant Amazing high quality Italian food and great service
  20. TK

    TeganK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great time and food was delish! Thank you
  21. CA

    ChristineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the staff attentive. Couldn’t fault it and will definitely be back
  22. E

    Emma

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food We were seated right near the kitchen and it was great to watch the food being played up Would definitely visit again
  23. D

    Danica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine, service & ambiance. The coffee is always great as well! Can’t wait to be back.
  24. FC

    FoodCritic1

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Had high expectations but food was average at best. Also very cold sitting inside.
  25. RP

    RachaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Honestly just really great food! We had 3 courses and took our servers suggestions and everything was delicious! We ate all three deserts and they did not disapoint. We'll definitely be back.
  26. O

    Olly

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and vibe. The food tasted amazing, especially the pasta dishes and the cabbage salad.
  27. L

    Lori

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great fusion Italian cuisine. Very flavoursome and fresh. Wine was lovely as was the coffee and dessert. Lovely fit out. The only niggle was that some of our feet got a bit cold when sitting by the entrance. Well done Matt and Cassandra and team.
  28. E

    Evie1

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated outside . It was cold and rainy . Menu choice was ridiculous - only 5 mains to choose from Pasta was not cooked enough . Concept of “share plates” doe not work with the serving sizes provided. The egg plant pasta was inedible. There was not enough salt in the pork or other pasta. Fresh cheese and starters were good with nice fresh produce. However,’would not go there again or recommend to anyone
  29. MD

    MelaD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another delicious meal by the Aint Nonnas team. Relaxed, fun dining. A great night out.
  30. DJ

    DJDJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and Fairly priced. Only Complaint would be staff didnt have a sound knowledge of some of the menu items when asking about taste/pairing etc.
  31. Z

    Zara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great vibe and awesome food! Staff may need more knowledge of the menu, was very loud!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Dinner before show
  33. NC

    NadineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and amazing food! Seasonal and delicious menu with lots of goodies to share.
  34. D

    Diva

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere but a little disappointed .. had a 7.30 booking and they had already run out of items on the menu .. I was really looking forward to dining there, the food was nice but I wouldn’t rush back
  35. BP

    BronwynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Ain’t Nonna’s! Will definitely go back.
  36. TC

    ThomasC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at Ain’t Nonnas. Have been waiting for them to open since the Throsby pop up. Worth the wait!!!! Will be going back very often.
  37. S

    Shellyg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our server was very hard to hear and understand. We had to ask several times for the menu to be explained. We resorted to google to work it out for ourselves. The choices of food were very limited, expensive buying it by the piece (entree) and not overly appetising. The wine and drinks were way overpriced. The server tried to remove 2 plates of food that were still being eaten from. We were again reminded that we must leave by 8pm even though it was only 7.30pm at the time and had not yet been offered desert or coffee. It was an unpleasant reminder. After spending over $350 I feel we did not get value for money. I was very disappointed as it was recommended by friends and I had high expectations based on the recommendation.
  38. BN

    BrynN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience , would definitely go again and recommend to others
  39. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Would definitely recommend
  40. OR

    OriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meals, best pasta dishes, great service, friendly staff. Love it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ain't Nonna's is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ain't Nonna's

., Wollongong, NSW 2500

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Wollongong

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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