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Italian, Wine Bar
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Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

Although a little slow on the service, the staff was very friendly, the food interesting and delicious (especially the brussel sprouts which usually I won't even eat) and the ambience was relaxing. Loved it! Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Located in the heart of Westgarth’s entertainment precinct, this charming local looks great. However value is not quite there. AU$5 each for the smallest arancini balls we have ever had, is not cool!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

I can only assume there are new owners because this is not the same restaurant I have been to many times before. The service was poor from the beginning as we had to ask for our drinks a couple of times only to be told...they don’t make cocktails and we were told they cant make martini’s. We have had them here before? The food was pleasant but not the generous serves of the past. Then to be told they don’t make coffee. Wtf! I’m so sad to think that one of our favourite restaurants is now one of the worst I’ve been to in a while! So disappointed!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019

We ate here before a movie at nearby Westgarth Cinema and had a few tasty savoury dishes with wine by the glass. Service was speedy and professional.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Very cute small bar restaurant, with fine wine and Excellant food . Staff friendly and informative . Good atmosphere . Prices moderate ....

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Went to dinner to celebrate a family birthday thinking that the comfort and traditions of Italian cooking would be part of our experience. Instead Bar Nonno proved to lack character and warmth. While food was tasty, servings lacked generosity. Our waiter saw that we were...a large group, yet did not advise us on serving suggestions or accommodate and rethink serving sizes for us. Out Charcuterie board was stingy barely enough for 2 people. Menu was limited in choice and looked cold and incomplete on the plate without sides. Ok...so lets get sides....tasty, but once again small and did not cater for larger groups. Wine super expensive for the quality provided and lastly coffee served cold. Service was careless and inconsistent. Surely a restaurant that aspires to fine dining should provide exemplary service? Overall very disappointed. In Melbourne we are spoiled for choice in relation to eating out....I will spend my money on venues that try to make their customers welcome and satisfied. Bar Nonno did neither.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have been to Bar Nonno many times over the years, always with friends for an easy relaxed dinner with some lovely wine. Last night, the Thursday evening before Xmas 2017, we booked a table for 3 at 7pm. When we arrived we were seated...right down the back, through the alley, next to bar serving areas, as were the other two tables. It was only when we left, 3.5 hours later did we notice that all of the other tables were not used, so I'm not sure why they crammed us into the same area. Perhaps easier for the waiter to ignore us. Drinks were very expensive - French Chardonnay $16.5 per glass, and while nice there are probably less expensive wines they could have put on the menu, As we were driving we didn't want a bottle, which other reviewers have indicated are over $70. The menu is the biggest disappointment and the change from what it used to be is a very bad decision. When we questioned the waiter about the changes, he said it was the Chef's idea and he was happy with it. We commented that as long as the Chef was happy, that was more important than the customers. So no pizza for us. There was only one pasta dish, seafood, which I am allergic to so that ruled that out. I decided to have Gnocchi, which wasn't really what I felt like, but it was the best choice from the very limited selection on the menu. One of my friends is a Celiac so needed gluten free pasta with the pasta dish. It took forever to come, perhaps 45-60min wait and the waiter informed us that they were making it fresh. When it came it looked like the Coles gluten free pasta, so I think they went to buy it. The serving sizes were quite small, and while tasty, it didn't fill any of us so that we felt satisfied. The bill was $270 for the 3 of us, which was excessive for a casual catch up with friends. The restaurant was pretty much empty for the entire evening, again very surprising for the Thursday night before Xmas. We wont be back Bar Nonno, so good luck.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Bar Nonno is one of the many modern bars come restaurants to be found in the Northcote and Westgarth areas. From the street the view into the establishment is deceiving. Behind the small bar and wine shop at the front is a restaurant in what...is a restored shop and residence which dates back many decades. The menu provided a range of selections that will cover the needs of most people. The home-made gnocchi was excellent – often it can be druggy. There is an extensive range of wines from Australia and overseas that provides many options. As the crowd built the noise level in the dining area grew, especially when a large group arrived. I found the computer-generated headbanging background music annoying after an hour, but I guess that says more about my age than anything else.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went on a sat night and offered a menu that did not include pizza which is what you are after after a film at the westgarth. Wine really overpriced and food small portion sizes. More like entree size.The food was delicious however. I have been...here twice before and really enjoyed it so something has changed. Cant get a bottle of wine under $70. Not very accessible costwise all round of most people. I booked a table for 9pm and there were plenty of tables available yet they put the 4 of us in the drafty lane right opposite the kitchen window where the chef rings the bell every meal. They moved us when we asked to a nicer area. Music booming so hard to have a conversation. Small candles on the table would have been a nice touch.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We had excellent gnocchi which sounds unlikely I know. Beef cheek and John Dory also good. Superb wines. Lovely service.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Bar Nonno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5