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Nonna Lina (Sea Point)

2 Reviews
Coffee, Italian, Pizzas
Phone Number 0606123520 Opening Hours

Monday 10am to 10pm; Tuesday to Friday 8am to 10.15pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 10.30pm

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Menu

Menu - Nonna Lina - Food Menu - Updated February 2018

Details

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Food
Coffee, Italian, Pizzas
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Annelize Visser

Food

Nonna Lina in Gardens, the Italian eatery that chef Antonello Scamuzzi launched over 15 years ago to honour his late grandmother Lina, has become a local foodie landmark, so to no one’s surprise he branched out with Nonna Lina-branded outlets at the V&A Waterfront and along the restaurant strip on Sea Point Main Road.

Duplicating your successful business at a second or third location is famously risky, particularly if your success is strongly linked to your presence, which is a familiar dilemma for the chef-patron. And unfortunately, in the smaller Sea Point-based Nonna Lina, chef Antonello seems to have taken his eye off the ball.

A meal here starts pleasantly enough with bruschetta topped with tomato salsa, and the menu, which is shorter than at the Gardens original, plays it safe with pizza, pasta and salads. Nonna Lina’s fondly regarded vitello limone is sadly absent.

The prosciutto e funghi pizza has a crisp enough crust, but a watery liquid spoiled the topping. The ‘fire and ice’ pasta dish (hot linguini with cold tomato salsa) comes with an abundance of rocket.

The dessert menu offers Italian standards such as tiramisu and affogato, along with a walnut choc brownie attributed to the chef’s Nonna Lina.

Drinks

The wine list is elegantly assembled and well-priced. By-the-glass options include Italian varietals sangiovese and pinot grigio, both courtesy of Fairview.

Service

Perfunctory.

Ambience

The compact space features modern design, good lighting and comfortable seating.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

2 Reviews
    What a great find on Sea Point main road! Finding a restaurant in the area to choose from can be a little daunting with all the options, but my oh my! Treat yourself to some authentic Sardinian Italian food here at Nonna Lina, you won't be disappointed! Firstly, Celina’s Aubergine - 10 out of 5. So good! We shared the Gorgonzola pizza and the Sugo alla crema di gamberi pasta (tomato, prawn and chilli) and it was so divine, I'd eat here every day if I could. The service was great, staff is super friendly and the quality of food is high, the venue is cosy and intimate. I'll be back soon!

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