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Florham Park, NJ 07932
- Cost: $$
- Credit Cards: All Major
- Alcohol: BYO
- Parking: Public Lot
- Take Out: Yes
October 14, 2012
More than a few notches above your typical pizza/pasta joint in a strip mall, Nonna’s is worth a visit for its well-made Italian-American specialties.
The place was packed with a 25 minute wait for table on a recent Friday night. Nonna’s features a pizza counter that does a brisk take out business, and a large dining room. Service is friendly – we were glad we waited.
The menu includes all the standards – pastas, chicken, veal and seafood dishes. The homemade meatballs – large, flavorful and served with a dollop of ricotta cheese as an appetizer – could easily be a main course. The meat lasagna is a satisfying plate of layer upon layer of creamy cheese and tender pasta. A tangy red tomato sauce covers everything. The only pizza we tried was a small cheese personal pie – a decent version of the standard New Jersey-style pizza. Our son declared Nonna’s calzone, however, the best he’s ever had. We couldn’t resist taking a few deep fried zeppole – warm and covered in powdered sugar – home for dessert.
If your veins run red with tomato sauce, Nonna’s food will leave you happy.