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“Excellent food and service... plus a great view !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nonna Fina

Nonna Fina
Ranked #25 of 38 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mirabel, Qc
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366 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service... plus a great view !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had dinner sunday night at Nonna Fina and really enjoyed our experience.
We have been here once before and wanted to come back bringing some friends with us, which we did.
Everyone loved their meals (4 different choices of plates (all pasta)).
The quality of the food as much as the quantity in the plates were perfect.
The prices are very reasonnable for what you get. The wine list prices are also correct.
We had excellent service, very friendly, polite and helping. Being french canadians, our young waitress was even able to speak to us in french (which we didn't need, but really appreciated) because she had learned it and was glad to practice it. It was fun to switch from english to french with her in the conversations we had.
We were sitting on the outdoor deck, facing the Saranac Lake which offered and awesome view, especially at this time of the day when the sun is setting.
In conclusion, our second experience at Nonna Fina was as good as our first and we will be back here again soon for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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london
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“great steaks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

very good service -- very friendly, fast and supportive. plus great steaks. Despite being very busy, they found us a table outside, served us fast and were very pleasant

Visited August 2013
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Thank familyofnw3
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Potsdam, New York
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, but service needs attention”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I was a mid-weeks summertime walk-in, and was seated promptly. A wine-by-the-glass list was delivered immediately, and my order (Mondavi cabernet sauvignon) was brought fairly quickly. For 10 minutes nothing else happened. The very pleasant waiter had someone bring lemon water and took my salad order and entree order. Nothing happened for 10 minutes. Eventually, when I caught the waiter's eye, the salad arrived, but without any dressing. The waiter sent someone else to get the dressing, and the wrong dressing arrived (it was actually better than what ordered). The chicken marsala over cappelini was excellent and plentiful, and the salad was among the best I have had in any restaurant: crisp romaine with thinly-sliced sweet onion. All in all, an excellent meal. Service was friendly but unpredictable. Ambience was pleasant: a mixture of locals and summer folk, from the appearance and conversation. Prices were reasonable, though the wine seemed a trifle pricy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mornseer
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lake placid
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Some service issues need addressing.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The food remains very good and the portions are plentiful and a good value costwise. However, service has fallen a little. While our reservation for a particular area of the restaurant was gladly taken
over the phone, we were not seated there. Instead we were seated in an adjoining side room (not good...as part of the attraction is the atmosphere of the main dining room) Also we had to get more chairs and place settings as there were not enough for our party. The owner promised to serve personally, which he did. However, he was over worked with our party of 11 plus other tables too...help in the form of other staff should have been directed to pitch in. Still good food...but value and other things suffer when service fails. Visit overall closer to just average rating.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pcfoodlp
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Clarence Center, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We ate at Nonna Fina's for dinner on August 6, 2013. I had the veal parmigiana and my son had BBQ pork and brisket. Everything from salad, rolls, dinner, and drinks (we were too full for dessert) was wonderful! Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Their prices were very reasonable. We'd definitely eat there again!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gordon D
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