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“rehearsal dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nonna Cosentino's Trattoria

Nonna Cosentino's Trattoria
1 Railroad Place, Geneva, NY 14456
315-789-1638
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Ranked #26 of 70 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Afton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“rehearsal dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Called in April from 200 miles away to schedule a September rehearsal dinner for our son and fiancee. Paid the requested $200 deposit, picked and provided the entrees for the meal and promptly never heard from Lou, the owner until I contacted him two weeks before the wedding to assure everything was on. No contract, which wasn't so unusual to a small country girl ,but he kept sending our requests to the wrong email or not responding at all to set up final details. Erin finally took over, and all in all the night did go well. The meals were reasonably priced and the choices of eggplant, chicken, pork chops, and rigatoni were fine but did not have any exceptional flavor. The room provided the privacy we wanted and everyone was relaxed with the service. In retrospect, I know Erin did the best she could with what she had to work with,she worked with me accommodating my final plan. Lou had my nerves a little frazzled in the process. Our children liked the informal atmosphere of the restaurant and it is across the street from the Hampton where we were staying which was very convenient.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
United States
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Excellent food - friendly staff - recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Not many restaurants are open on Mondays (apparently) so we went to Nonna. And we are glad we did we left quite satisfied - the "greens and beans" starter is fantastic (large enough for two)... and the garlic knots are amazing! The chicken Marsala was authentic and made with fresh mushrooms AND artichokes (nice touch). The past was perfectly cooked - the only non-perfect item was the gnocchi - it was hard and chewy. The sauce was terrific! All the staff is helpful and friendly - our water glass was constantly attended to.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fatigued?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The restaurant was full with a 30 minute wait when we arrived but this didn't disappoint as we hadn't booked. The bar area was buzzy so enjoyed drinks while waiting but then matters deteriorated as, once at the table, food eventually arrived cold [steaks had to be returned], nearby tables had breadfights or complained about the bills. One had the feeling it had been a long day for the staff although they were polite and evidently trying hard.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, conveniently located next to Hampton Inn.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We found that Nonna's was within a short walk from the Hampton in Geneva. It is an attractive restaurant. We shared a pizza and each had salads which we found to be most enjoyable. It appeared to be quite busy at the evening meal so showed that is was a favorite for the local people. The wait staff were pleasant and we were more than pleased with our meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta Ga
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“fair food BAD service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food was good but service VERY BAD.
We arrived @ 5:20 PM with reservations, were seated immediatly, (13 in our party) were served our ordered food @ 7:08 pm. During the waiting time I had to request a 2nd drink and only I got one, she did not give the rest of the party a chance to order.
We did not get any more bread. Our soup which several had ordered never came until the meal was delivered(which we cancelled).
There were 4 small children and we ordered a 2nd Shirly Temple" for which was delivered after the meals were done and kids outside.
We cancelled plans to go back.

All in all a very bad experience

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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