Nonna's Citi Cucina
An Englishtown/Marlboro, NJ Dining Review

Nonna's Citi Cucina
Englishtown/Marlboro, NJ
Nonna's Citi Cucina
448 Rte 9 N
Marlboro/Englishtown, NJ

Nonna's Citi Cucina: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Traditional Italian

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: A notch above the area’s traditional Italian restaurants

Service: Friendly, attentive, without being intrusive.

Ambiance/Decor: Attractive, upscale setting with modern Italian farmhouse vibe.

Noise Level: Moderate to High

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Note: Four-star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional Italian at a reasonable price and bar service.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more fine dining amenities with an eclectic menu.

Recommended dishes: When available, The "Not Your Every Day Sunday Sauce" with Italian sausage, beef short rib meatballs, Bolognese sauce & Spaghetti; "Nonna's Eggplant Rollatini" with pan fried eggplant, ricotta parmesan, & mozzarella marinara: and The Veal Chop On the Bone Parmigiana.

Liquor: Full bar service with broad selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails.

Restaurant Review

Moved to this new renovated venue (formerly the home of Brioso's) in the summer of 2022, Nonna's is a popular Italian restaurant offering a large variety of traditional Italian food at a reasonable price. It's a popular choice for budget conscious diners looking for good food without breaking the bank, especially when dining with large parties of families and friends.

The decor at Nonna's is attractive, with a modern Italian farmhouse vibe. The dining rooms are separated by large attractive stone walls, and a large modern wine rack. The stone walls and hardwood flooring offer little noise abatement and during busy periods, the noise level can get exceedingly high.

The main dining room has seating of 2-4 people at tables with booths for larger groups located around the perimeter of the outside walls.

The bar area is vibrant, and attractive, with several large display TV's and a good selection of reasonable priced beers and wines.

The food at Nonna's can also be enjoyed as family style sharing portions. The family style menu for four or more people is a good value and includes a choice of a salad, a pasta, a chicken or veal entree, and a selection from the oven.

While the menu is barely a notch above other area traditional Italian restaurants, their bread, served warm in a large basket, and their desserts, are excellent, and set the tone for the beginning and ending of the meal.

They are kid and family friendly and are especially attentive in accommodating large groups.

The service at Nonna's is friendly and attentive.

(Updated August 2022)

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