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My tennis partner YP is back from Sydney for good (at least that’s what I think) so we arranged to catch up over dinner. Since all of us stay in the West, Holland Village was naturally our best choice all in the name of convenience :P YP suggested going for Italian. I have read pretty decent reviews about La Nonna and proceeded to make reservations the night before.
In case you haven’t already know, La Nonna is launched under Senso Holdings, together with Spizza. Antique lamps and old wine bottles deck the shelves and clay bricks form the traditional oven. La Nonna actually translates to mean “The Grandmother” in Italian. And it is indeed a very cosy and quiet place to chill out with your friends.
The happy three friends shared everything that night. First on the list was the mysterious Gnocchi ($16) which did not appear to be so mysterious after all. Both YP and PR suggested that the Gnocchi bears an uncanny resemblance to the Abacus Beads, a type of Hakka dish also known as Suan Pan Zi. Soft and slightly chewy, it felt as though we were eating baby food. Thank goodness we shared this dish because it actually filled us up after a few mouthfuls! It was not surprising considering that the homemade dumplings are made of potato with cheese sauce and sprinkled with parsley.
YP wanted the Prosciutto e Rucola pizza ($19) and the three of us were debating whether we the Rucola salad should stay or go. Lol. In the end, I managed to convince them that the greens would make the pizza look better in the photographs :P La Nonna’s wood-fired pizzas with crisp, browned crust are not to be missed! Our pizza had plenty of Parma ham and rocket leaves lavished on top. Every bite tasted oh-so-good!
We all agreed that the Tiramisu ($12) was a tad disappointing. There seemed to be too much of Mascarpone cream cheese and somehow it did not feel right.
On the overall, my impression of La Nonna is pretty good. I think I might drop by another time during lunch! :)
Mon to Sun
12pm – 2.30pm
6pm – 10.30pm