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Trattoria Della Nonna

***** (3 stars, based on 18 reviews)
160 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339.5432 Find location!

Trattoria Della Nonna is an Italian restaurant in Mansfield, MA, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Trattoria Della Nonna.

Sample items on the menu at Trattoria Della Nonna include scallops with black truffle butter, pappardele chicken mushroom and broccolini, and stuffed veal rib chop .

Cuisine: Italian
Cost: expensive
Location: south of Boston
One Reason to Go: high-end Italian outside of Boston

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*****tmo from Mansfield, MA, says:
I love this restaurant. It is my favorite. My husband and I both enjoy the whole dining experience. The food is delicious and we enjoy a leisurely dinner. My family was originally from Calabria too. Every visit is wonderful.
(Posted on 8/25/13)

*****Monique Rose from Abington, MA, says:
Seriously one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in a long time. The food and service was exceptional. Can't wait to return.
(Posted on 8/20/13)

*****Monique Rose from Abington, MA, says:
Seriously one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in a long time. The food and service was exceptional. Can't wait to return.
(Posted on 8/20/13)

*****DKF from Wrentham, MA, says:
The food was incredible! But, the night we were there it was very busy, people were waiting to be seated. I am not one to keep a table for too long when I see this but when we finished our meal we were handed the check and asked to leave our table because people were waiting, they didn't even offer to have us go to the bar and have a drink on them, very rude! There are to may good restaurants out there to put up with that. It's too bad because it was quite good.
(Posted on 3/24/13)

*****LD from Foxboro, MA, says:
First of all it was freezing. it just is not comfortable fine dining with cold hands and your coat on. We had the veal chop which was very good but not worth almost $40!And while it was good, for the price there was not a lot of meat on it. The bolognese was the best I ever had but not much meat in the meal that was a disappointment for the price as well. it was mostly sauce with little bit of meat in it. A mistake was made with our bill and with much discussions and looks our way, it was corrected. No apology! The hostess has (noticed more than once) an attitude with people that is not attractive to someone paying big bucks in this economy to eat out.
(Posted on 11/4/12)

*****F.O.S from West Hartford, CT, says:
I find it ironic that 1) people are surprised to be paying $36 for a stuffed veal chop, and 2) to do nothing but complain that it was "fatty and full of gristle". The veal chop is a white one, means the baby cow was milk-fed... and cooked to perfection, there just isn't any possibility for an excess of fat.. maybe you were confused.
Sometimes, the service is slow, and not very knowledgeable about the menu, since the menu is changing frequently, to adapt to available fresh ingredients and the seasons.
This IS a traditional calabrian restaurant, not a bertucci's or olive garden. There is a lot of preparation put into the concept of cooking the food to order, as opposed to a SYSCO truck showing up 3 times a week. Salt is not put on the tables, because the kitchen staff knows enough about seasoning food that when the food arrives in front of you, it will and has been prepared perfectly.
I have only eaten here twice, and both times the food was exquisite! I love salt and enjoy any food with my bowl of salt. Here, they know something that no one else is aware order for you to taste the minimalist ingredients, you need to add salt to bring out those flavors.... accept it.
The service of the waitstaff could make room to know a little more about the food that is being served along with the exceptional wine list, but the head chef is always there to clarify those discrepancies.
I always enjoy my time at Trattoria della Nonna, and wish that they were open for more than 5 days a week.
(Posted on 11/23/11)

*****Carolyn from Mansfield, MA, says:
I am starting to think I was at a different restaurant then some of these reviews. My husband and I first went there when they opened and it was NOT a good experience. The service was incredible slowwwwww. The restaurant was literally freezing. We waited so long for the food that we order another glass of wine which to my shock the waitress topped off my existing glass and then charged me for another full glass of wine. It has been several years since we tried this restaurant again and I wish we had gone somewhere else. Needless to say they did not work out the kinks. The restaurant is still very cold so dress accordingly. Ordered the appetizer special of stuffed artichokes and was sadly disappointed the artichoke was very tough and I am still wondering what it was stuffed with other then the tiny two shrimp. My husband ordered the duck which to the restaurants credit was very good. I ordered the special of veal chop which was extremely disappointing very fatty and not a lot of meat the spinach was salty, so come to find out the cost of $36 was basically for mashed potatoes. I have eaten in Boston's North End and Providence's Federal Hill. Have gone to Italy and have never every paid so much for a horrible meal. Prices are outrageous and the service is mediocre. Next time I have the urge for Italian food I will take the 25 minutes and go to Providence. P.S. What Italian restaurant charges you $3 for bread. You have got to be kidding.
(Posted on 4/16/11)

*****HAT from Mansfield, MA, says:
I read the reviews and think I went to a different place. We have been there twice and both time have been dissatisfied. The first time the wait staff was rude and slow. The second time the wait staff was good but the food was overpriced and portions were small. My wife got the veal special that was priced at $36.00 and it was full of fat and gristle. For the money I wish we had gone to Federal hill or Boston. Will not go there again.
(Posted on 4/16/11)

*****geo from Taunton, MA, says:
My wife and I have been lucky enough to have dined at some of the finest Italian restaurants in the world. This one had very good food but the prices were the highest I have ever encountered for Italian food anywhere. And the service was subpar. The bartender did not know how to make a decent $12 martini. We will not return.
(Posted on 6/29/10)

*****jt from Sharon, MA, says:
First visit-sat at bar for appetizer dinner-bruschetta, veal, zucchini and 2 desserts and 2 cocktails-asked for bread-served but not told about $3.00 charge-found out when bill came-who would think there would be a fee for bread, never in Boston. Poor service at bar-bartender too busy talking to service us. Not a good value for $$. Will not go back.
(Posted on 4/16/10)

*****CK from Foxborough, MA, says:
I wish that I could have given more than 5 stars tonight for the overall experience that we were privileged to enjoy.
NO, this is not your run-of-the-mill Red Sauce joint that may appeal to many. This is Italian food at prices that are worthy of its QUALITY.
We found the dining room warmer tonight (temperature-wise), but this will never dissuade us from patronizing this fine establishment.
If you don't like what you see on the menu (an accomplishment), then inform your server of your preferences, and more often than not, you will be satisfied.
As stated in my prior review, quality cuisine, excellent wine selection, knowledgeable staff, AND; expect to be treated like family.
(Posted on 3/28/10)

*****CK from Foxborough, MA, says:
We have been frequenting this establishment since its inception, and we have yet to be disappointed. All food is fresh and made to order. The wine list is impeccable and the staff, knowledgeable and attentive.
However, as a previous reviewer has commented, one should be prepared to dress in layers, as, unless it is June thru August, you WILL be cold and somewhat uncomfortable.
(Posted on 3/11/10)

*****John Read from Brockton, MA, says:
Fresh ingredients, but portions woefully small for the price!
(Posted on 2/26/10)

*****Judith from Foxboro/Boston, MA, says:
I have the benefit of eating at many wonderful restaurants from Boston, Providence, New York, Florida, and abroad. Kenny Defazio has a distinctive style of cooking. He has the ability to take 3-4 ingredients to make a 5 star meal. Yvonne as his partner and wife who runs the front of the house ensures that you are her most welcomed guest. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff is friendly and professional. If you are a regular they remember what you like to drink or eat. They are knowledgeable about what wines compliments the dish of your choice. Kenny takes great care if someone has food allergies. Everything is fresh, and made to order. The juices for the Martini bar are squeezed fresh daily. Della Nonna's is truly a hidden treasure. We eat there at least 1-2 times a week. I love it. They are the best, restaurants from town cannot beat the quality of what Kenny produces in his kitchen everything is seasoned to perfection. You can taste the passion in every bite.
(Posted on 1/2/10)

*****A.D. from Franklin, MA, says:
Food was wonderful, however it was so cold it was uncomfortable. The lady behind us had her coat on WITH THE HOOD!! When we left my wife said, my feet are frozen, the couple behind us said "You should have been seating where we were, inside the door, the food cooled off before we could eat it." How sad to have that a turnoff to a wonderful food experience. Will not go back until they fix the heating system.
(Posted on 12/12/09)

*****G. Smith from Harwinton, CT, says:
Found this restaurant via a web search. What a pleasant surprise. Waited about 45 minutes on Saturday night but the appetizers in the bar were great. The tossed salad was large and one could be shared by two. The wait staff was very pleasant and our meals were amazing. My wife eats out quite often and has tried many fine restaurants but commented that this was the best she had ever experienced.
(Posted on 9/14/09)

*****BMR from Norton, MA, says:
This place is a piece of heaven. Chef DeFazio even makes his own mozzarella cheese. Their veal chop is fantastic in all its versions. The cuisine is traditional but with a creative twist. Consistently delicious food, attentive waitstaff and great wine list. The Wine Bar is a welcome addition too.
(Posted on 5/1/09)

*****kpc from Mansfield, MA, says:
The food is good but there is little atmosphere. The bar is not a destination nor a comfortable place to wait for dinner.
It is too expensive for an adequate dining experience.
(Posted on 5/1/09)

*****Andrea from Natick, MA, says:
Trattoria Della Nonna is one of the best restaurants to eat at locally. Whether you want to enjoy tapas and a great glass of wine in the martini bar or relaxing dinner in the dining room, there is much to say about this establishment and the quality of product presented. I have dined here many a time and never once have I experienced a bad meal. The wine list is spectacular and the cocktails are delicious. Yes, you will pay a pretty penny if you want to really enjoy yourself, but you can also get away without breaking the bank. Kenny DeFazio is a truly talented individual who puts his heart and soul into his cooking. Anyone who has not experienced this restaurant should see for themselves before turning their noses. This is NOT just an average Italian restaurant, this truly is an ultimate sensory experience to Italy. Take my word for it! You'll be very glad you did!
(Posted on 8/31/08)

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