La Nonna: The best restaurant for Saturday lunch

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By Ashley Medina  ’20

La Nonna is one of the best restaurants to have a relaxing lunch with friends and family. It has one of the friendliest employees, best food, and amazing decor. La Nonna has an outstanding set of employees. The simple smell of food that fills up the restaurant will make your mouth water. The amazing decor will make you want to stay forever.

As soon as you walk into La Nonna, you receive a warm welcome. After an employee has spotted you, he or she will get the exact number of members in your party. Once a table that sits everyone who you are with is available, the employees clean it, and you are able to take a seat. Throughout your whole visit the employees make sure that everything you need is available. Once you have ordered, it takes about 10-15 minutes for your food to arrive.

I ordered a chicken sandwich. The bread on the sandwich was perfectly buttered. The chicken was also well cooked. It was well seasoned, and it went perfectly with the special sauce that the sandwich had. The chicken sandwich also came with a side of fries. I started eating the fries first. The fries were perfectly heated and crispy. They had the perfect flavor. The seasoning that they had was extremely good. In every bite, you could feel the inside of the fries dissolve in your mouth.

To drink I ordered an iced caramel coffee. The coffee was perfect. It wasn’t too sweet or bitter. The caramel really added the perfect pump of sweetness to the coffee. In every sip, you could taste the caramel. The temperature of the coffee was also perfect. The temperature was nice and cold.

As I ate my meal, I couldn’t help but appreciate the amazing decor. The centerpiece was a container that had coffee beans inside. Mostly every piece of decor is made out of wood. There was also a tree branch on the side of our table. The tree branch really added that nature look to the restaurant.

Although I thought the service was fast, others who have reviewed La Nonna think otherwise. A customer claimed,It gets a little busy and service can be a little slow but it is a wonderful place to spend part of your morning.” I would have to disagree. When I went to La Nonna the service was never slow. The employees managed to take care of every customer. I will definitely go back and recommend La Nonna to my friends and family.

  • Address: 3400 Lawndale Ave.
  • Hours: Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday closed, Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Phone Number:773-253-4741
  • Rate: 4.9 out of 5