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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

La Nonna

La Nonna which also means "Grandma" in Italian is a modern trattoria located in the heart of Holland village. The environment is unpretentious and the dishes are cooked as though Grandma would have cooked them. La Nonna is also known to serve hearty and good Italian food.

La Nonna 

We were not familiar with Italian dishes and though the menu was relatively straightforward with no picture illustration, we tried to figure out the dishes' names with the elaborations on the menu. 


As usual, we were greeted by complimentary bread from a typical Italian eating place with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil to pair along while waiting for our food to be served.

Complimentary Bread

My first try of Arancini. These deep-fried Risotto Balls were filled with Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese. The 3 balls were served creatively in a wooden board. 

Arancini - $16

Take a look at the creamy melty Cheese within the balls. Dip these Bar Nibbles in Pomodoro Sauce to enjoy. The texture on the outside was a bit crunchy and it was served pipping hot. You will get the cheese-pulling effect as you pull these balls apart. 

What's inside these deep-fried Risotto Balls?

Wow. I have been looking for a decent Pappardelle from many cafés and this had hit on the right spot. This handmade pasta is a splitting image of the Asian's Biang Biang Noodles which were being rolled into flat and wide strips.

Pappardelle Coda Di Bue - $28

These Homemade Pappardelle pasta with Oxtail ragout and rosemary totally made my day.  The portion was generous with an adequate amount of sauce. The meat was shredded and cooked to soften with a good consistency to coat the amount of pasta in the bowl. 

Do you want a spoonful too?

The Pan-Grilled Pork Chop was served with Broccoli, mashed potatoes, olives, and cherry tomatoes. Pork Chop came with charred edges which tasted perfectly well with its juicy meat. 

Maiale - $32

While having Italian cuisine, it's hard not to hit on their signature dessert like the tiramisu. It is a traditional Venetian Tiramisu, the texture was soft and layers alternated with Mascarpone cheese and lady fingers. It does not contain alcohol and a pet peeve is that the strongness of the cocoa powder may be way overpowering for my favourite dessert which leads to some bitterness. 

Tiramisu - $12

The wobbly eggless vanilla custard cream was served with fresh berries and coulis. I'm so satisfied with this classic.

Pannacotta - $12

The homeliness of the cuisine was felt through the dish. Though the price may be considered pricey, their portion made justice to what we were paying for. It is hardly that we come across a good authentic Italian place like this. I don't mind looking into other items in the menu if I'm back here again.

Rating: 4 / 5

La Nonna
 26/26B Lor Mambong, Singapore 277685
Nearest Station: Holland Village (CC21)

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