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Nonna Mia Cafe and Pizzeria

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3125 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
+1 504-948-1717
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Orleans
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Such a lovely setting with a great courtyard- so sought after in New Orleans! But the food at Nonna Mia tastes like a strip mall chain Italian restaurant. Pasta was overcooked, pizza dough was chewy and bland.

Thank Arwen S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was quite a surprise. We found a groupon for Nonna Mia Cafe and decided to try it. Not only was the service and food excellent, It was also a wonderful quiet distraction from the craziness of the quarter.

Thank Eva T
Melbourne, Australia
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354 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was one of several restaurants within walking distance of La Belle Esplanade B&B and we ended up visiting twice during our 4-day stay. We ate a range of pizza and pasta dishes and all were good, except be warned, the portion sizes were huge by Aussie standards. However the wait staff were very helpful and happy to split dishes... More 

Thank Robert C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The portabella Appetizer was very good and large, could have been a meal by itself, food was good, atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Thank s k
Lovelock, Nevada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was my very first meal in NOLA! We drove around looking for a place to eat, and found this one. Very cute and we got to sit out on the patio. They were getting ready to close, but still were very nice and told us to eat and enjoy ourselves. I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was excellent.... More 

Thank didums30
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

After getting saturated with rich food, we stopped here for a relaxing late afternoon pizza and salad. The pizza was excellent and we ate outside on the porch overlooking the patio. The service was very good and we were not hurried. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon respite on the way to City Park.

1 Thank Joe V
New Orleans, Louisiana
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was part of a large group that had reservations, & the service was extremely slow. Some people had finished eating dinner while others were still waiting for their meal. The food was below average & the restaurant has no atmosphere or appeal. The staff, while overwhelmed, were very pleasant & helpful.

Thank SadieEN
Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We had the marinated olives for an appetizer and I had the penne pasta with vodka sauce. So tasty. Nom Nom

Thank Jeni S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I had been here on several visits but never offered a review, better late than never. Love this spot for several reason beyond the great food. The friendly atmosphere, a staff that really cares about you. Parking can at times be a little hard to find but I always sooner or later find a spot within walking distance. Just think... More 

Thank bajamed75
Kenner, Louisiana
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113 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Wife and I visited here. We shared and order of beet salad, lasagna and egg plant parmesan. Seating outside is very New Orleans with surrounding trees and umbrella tables. The food was a good 4 stars and the atmosphere 5 plus. The staff are all friendly and prompt.

Thank Jerry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3125 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighbourhood: Fairgrounds
  • Phone Number: +1 504-948-1717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?