5000 Bath Pike, Bethlehem
The Shrimp Scampi is delicious, a wonderful mix of shrimp, garlic, and lemon. The pasta was cooked to perfection. My party enjoyed all 4 entrees, and the grilled octopus appetizer was amazing. The service and staff were great. Our food did not take long to come out of the kitchen, however I do recommend a reservation as the place was packed on a Sunday night. Byob. A++ An awesome dining experience. I will be back to try other dishes.
I took several days to think about our first time at Nonna Sulina's, because I really don't like leaving good people bad reviews; but I digress.We had reservations for a party of 8, were seated early and no issues there. We knew it was BYOB but couldn't find online if that was all beverages including the kids. They do, in fact, have sodas, cappuccino, espresso etc.Our server was great, very friendly and efficient. The restrooms were fine, single room and stocked well. Nothing to write home about. First issue: I ordered a San Pellegrino water and was handed a glass with an unopened bottle (perfect) with a large moth crawling on the bottle. I politely said something and she replaced it quickly. But ew. Our server forgot to put in an entire order for one in our party so he had to wait another 20 minutes for his.My father in law got a dish with a side of sausage (note, he had been here the week before & got the same) but they served him 2 literal Johnsonville breakfast sausages. Not kidding. Server said, I don't know it's all we've ever served.My plate of braciole was fantastic, definitely not worth an entree price for only 4 pieces and no side dish, however. I could do without the raisins in it.My husband got the Giacomo's pasta and it was way too sweet. The house red sauce was plain; the sauce on the rolls before the meal was good in an interesting way. My kids thought it was spicy though.My penne was undercooked and not in an al dente way. My oldest got the special "Polette di Filettio" and it was Insta worthy - I can say that about almost everything here, they know good marketing is serving Instagram quality food. Behind the pretty pictures is sub-par taste.After our meals came (about 25 minutes) we were waiting a very long time for refills, our missing order, napkins etc. We waited about another 20-30 just for our check. And we'd been there well over 90 minutes.We got a few desserts and again, just not that great. They LOOK great, but the taste was off. Sfogliatelle was rock hard and had waaayy too much extract. Peanut butter thing was dry and not worth it at that point of our meal.We were here for my father in laws retirement dinner and he left very disappointed. My husband was almost angry at this place and everyone left feeling let down. This place is just too overpriced for what you get. The food is mostly okay but they're trying to 'look' like a fine dining place with pretty plating when they should be working on better service and quality food.Kid-friendliness: Mostly kid friendly. They have dinner options but not kid friendly cups.Parking: Large parking lot
If you like Chicken Marslala, wow, this is the place! Pasta doesn't keep me going, though I can recommend their clam sauce. Over the summer, I've tried the chicken marsala in three other local restaurants.None came even close to this savory and satisfying meal. It was a busy Friday, but the long wait was so well worth it! I felt that the chef had slaved over this beautiful dish which contained abundant mushrooms, onions and gravy, tasty chucks of chicken and the rice was not the quick kind. We also love the friendly staff. .
My bf and I went here for our 6 year anniversary dinner last weekend. The food was excellent! I had one of the specials which was an angel hair pasta with a blush sauce and crab/shrimp/scallops. Also got clams casino and my boyfriend got traditional spaghetti&meatballs and we enjoyed it all. Super genuine sicilian food and love that it is BYOB. The workers seemed stressed and one of the servers dropped an entire dish of pasta on the floor between everyones tables and I felt so bad but they cleaned it very quickly. Everyone was kind. I found it a little funny and maybe a tad unprofessional that the owner was going over to someone's table (must have been someone he knows) and sipping from a wine glass and occasionally sitting down with her to drink it as his employees struggled a bit to keep everyone satisfied, but whatever he owns the place I suppose lol. It's very loud because it's a small place, so wouldn't recommend if you're looking for a quiet dinner but we didn't mind. The place itself is cute and the outside tables are nice! Someone at the table next to us had to get a new wine glass because there was a full on lipstick mouth print on the rim which is a bit gross considering COVID and such.. but mistakes happen. Another plus was the complimentary bread that came with garlic and a sauce, delicious. wish it had some more sauce on the side! Parking is slim. We will be back regardless of the small errors
Such a cute little Italian restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner here. The bread they brought out was fantastic and we started with the bruschetta appetizer special which was INCREDIBLE! I ordered the Brandy Blush and wasn’t crazy about the smokiness of the sauce, but that was just a personal preference. Our server Britanni was very sweet and helpful. Thankfully we came when they opened, but The tables are very close to each other so I don’t think I would come for the dinner rush due to lack of a private conversation. No room for dessert this time, but next time for sure!
The best Italian food I've ever had. Our waitress was AWESOME (thank you, Brittany). Do yourself a favor and go today. Highly recommend Nonna's Ragu. The best meatballs. The braciole was insane.Pictures: Chicken Parmesan, "Brandy Blush", Nonna's Ragu, Pistachio Cannoli, Peanut Butter Explosion.
We happened to stumbled onto Nonna last month heading north out of Bethlehem with no reservation, amazing find!Our son wanted to bring his grandparents back for his birthday dinner a month later. The meal was once again amazing. We brought a cake and our awesome waiter took care of the whole experience.Make reservations, BYOB
First its fantastic, we have gone three times at this point twice with just the two of us and once we brought another couple with us. All three times we had different waiters servicing us and all three times there service was excellent. The appetizer's are amazing the specials always blow us away. Every time we have went we got something different off the menu and each time it was absolutely delicious. The wait for your food may be longer than a usual restaurant but they are perfectly spaced out so that you can enjoy each course of the meal to its fullest while not getting full before your entre comes out. Every time we have gone it was just as good as the last the food always cooked to perfection, would highly recommend.
I live trying new restaurants and this place missed the mark in all categories. Service was slow and inconsistent and food was subpar. Atmosphere was lacking and very loud. We tried to address our concerns with who we believe was an owner but he simply shrugged his shoulders said “Eh” and walked away. I guess the only feedback he was interested in was ‘positive’ and we had nothing in that category. The place wasn’t worth the gas it cost to drive there. Two apps, two ice teas and two entrees were $100…what a waste! We will advise anyone we know to stay away and try the many other fantastic restaurants In the valley!
If I could give it ten stars I totally would. Authentic Italian food that exceeded our expectations - which were already high because we heard nothing but positive things! Atmosphere was ‘old school Italian’ with pictures of the family and beautiful bowls. Our waitress, Beth was incredible! She knew the ins and outs of the items, was so attentive, and extremely kind! We started off with an order of mussels and the rice balls. For our entrees, I had the giacamos pasta w/ chicken & my mom got the chef special with squid ink noodles & seafood. OMG - you can tell it was handmade & made with love! It was so hard to chose what we wanted because the menu had awesome options. Can’t forget the complimentary garlic bread with sauce. Cannot wait to go back!
This little restaurant puts out great meals with a fabulous menu. It was my first time eating here and it will Not be my last. Reservations are a must, like I said it is small but mighty tasty! I had the Parmesan wheel, what a fun time watching the Chef make our meal. Absolutely friendly staff. Remember it's BYOB.
Visited for dinner tonight and it was DELICIOUS!! Started with the bread which was so good in a red pepper sauce. Then ordered the Arancini for an appetizer. So crispy and fresh! The pasta and meatballs I had for were also so good. All homemade and super authentic. Topped it off with some tiramisu for dessert which was a crowd favorite!! Must go to visit!!!
First time dining at Nonna Sulina's. Will definitely not be our last. We decided to go there after seeing recent Yelp reviews. Our go to place had been Aca Mia. Following 2 horrible experiences we decided it was time to move on. Family owned atmosphere. Dinner at leisure pace. Not rushed. The food at Nonna Sulina's was fantastic . With such non every restaurant items on the menu it was a hard decision to make as to what to try. I opted for the octopus caponata. An item I had in Italy in the past but never at any local restaurants. Excellent. Octopus was nice and tender. Other party member selected Pescatore opting for Stozzapreti pasta. Excellent choice. The hot food was hot! Just as it should be. Not warm from sitting under a warming light waiting for the server to deliver. Looking forward to returning there in about 3 weeks.
An absolute must go. The service was outstanding. Youll definitely want to miss the rush. The owner made one of our dishes in front of us. Amazing. I mean look at these pictures. Are you kidding me? I destroyed my diet today, but when I looked back it was mostly healthy fresh stuff so. Kudos to these guys, the staff was a delight and seemed to actually want to be there. If youre cheap, go to McDonald's, if you like good food go here.
After reading mostly good reviews we decided to try this nearby restaurant. First off we were greeted by a sign which stated 3% would be charged to those customers paying with credit card, good luck with that. Next we were seated near the kitchen and proceeded to sweat throughout the meal, is this place air conditioned? To begin we were given rolls which were very doughy and covered in a strange orange sauce, not very appetizing. I had a chicken dish with angel hair pasta. After eating the very limited amount of pasta all that was left were chunks of dry, underseasoned chicken. Why skimp on pasta?. My wife had the eggplant rollitini. Again very limited amount of eggplant, mostly cheese and sauce. Btw, nothing accompanied these dishes, house salad would be nice. Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes, nevertheless won't be back.
5000 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017