We have coming to this place one or two times a year for decades- first as Campo dei Fiori and for the last five years as La Nonna. The food has always been good and authentic Italian. This visit was no different, the gnocchi, tagliatelle...al cinghiale, linguine and starters were all delicious. We really love the Italian centric wine list.
I have two issues that caused me to change my opinion of the restaurant and will likely make this our last visit.
The first is the reservation process. I was aware from past experience that reservations are only accepted by phone starting at 3 pm MST thirty days out. I called at exactly 3 pm MST thirty days out and for 15 minutes received a busy signal. When I finally managed to get through at 3:15 pm, I requested a 7 pm reservation, but was only able to secure a 5:15 pm reservation. I find it impossible to believe that a restaurant with many tables as La Nonna filled the entire restaurant in 15 minutes. Clearly there is a “back door” process to reserve tables at this restaurant.
My second issue was how we felt rushed. A few minutes after we ordered cocktails, our server stopped by to take our food orders and told us the restaurant management requires that appetizers and entrees must be ordered at the same time. Our appetizers arrived the same time as our cocktails. Our wine was served before our we had finished our cocktails or the appetizers. Our entrees arrived a short time later. We had not been in the restaurant 30 minutes and all our food and beverages had been served. So much for a relaxing dining experience.
It’s sad - becauseMore