La Nonna behaves with adherence to its name, nothing short of that respected female figurehead's traits. Soft warm ambience, earthy wood interiors, well-mannered service, heartwarming fare... just like how grandma would conduct it.
And also locate it. deep within the Namly suburbs.
Drive/ have a driver ir you're not a Sixth Avenue frequent.
The kickstart didn't hold back.
A bread basket living off the oven's warmth already pushed my expectations high. Neither one of that fresh white roll or pizza-crust triangles disappointed.
The next wave grabbed my approval by storm. Spaghetti Pasta with Mixed Seafood in Tomato Sauce ($18) captured to aldente-perfection, beautifully dressed up in a thick, untainted red tomato coat. Plus a bunch of seafood freshies, of course.
I couldn't stop twirling and twirling and savouring its goodness.
No complaints about the Linguine Pasta served with Clams in Squid Ink Sauce ($16) as well. Black Vongole. Nothing could screw up with trusty squid ink and La Nonna's team of chefs.
Truly satisfied with the mains, desserts ripped half my smile away.
No, it wasn't the traditional venetian-styled Tiramisu, or the fact that my preferred choice of Panna Cotta ran out for the night. It was how the Mele grappled with my self-reluctance to declare the meal's bad ending.
Mele- warm apple tart with vanilla icecream ($10)
Dry, droning and (the centre pastry custard) honestly unbearable. The Apple Tart was not sleep-inducing, it triggered me into active protest and feedback. Thank goodness the scoop of lemon-jazzed vanilla icecream was present to comfort my disappointment. A teeny-weeny bit.
They've passed two years in business. To think i was clueless about this Senso-owned italian gem before a magazine article revelated its existence.
Now i know!
And i present my new find with pride and joy (:
76 Namly Place