Pacifica >Food & Dining > Nona's Kitchen
5450 Cabrillo Hwy, Pacifica, CA | Directions 9404437.595180 -122.504633
Neighborhoods: Linda Mar
Best kept secret in Pacifica – Nona's is small restaurant right off the one, and from looking at it you wouldn't think the food and service would be so great. Its small and has no atmosphere. But you never have to wait for a seat and they have the nicest people working there. They always have interesting specials so you'll never be bored with the menu and there are always new things to try. I try and go once every couple weeks to try whats new and I always leave with a new favorite. I reccomend the pull pork sliders, their meatloaf and the ribs....
Should be called NoNo, not Nona – Would not recommend Nona's for one reason, and one reason only, the totally erratic behavior of the chef/owner. Beware! He will not hesitate to belittle you, the patron, or his very young and sweet staff for the slightest reason. If he is there, be sure not to ask for your food to be cooked differently in any way, he will charge up to your table and confront you rudely and in a loud voice.
Do not be fooled by other reviews.
Hidden Coastal Treasure – This is one of the very best Restaurants on the Coast and the best part it is not very well known. You could call it a coastal secret that is kept away from all the visitors and is thought of as a community eating place. Food is excellent, prices very reasonable, servings huge and great service. Go ahead ask the waitress the specials for the day and she will actually have the list memorized! The wine list is full and well stocked and there is nothing more romantic than eating in this little hole the wall and then taking a long walk on the beach and watching the sun set.
I highly recommend but please keep it quiet! I like going there and never having to wait for a table!
One of my favorites, coastside – When your heading south on Hiway 1 this is in the little mall off to the right before getting to Devils slide entrance. So make sure if you want to go that you turn right at the Linda Mar Blvd intersection. I hope some of you out of towners make it down here for it will be worth your trip.
I've eaten at Nona's Kitchen about 20 times because it 's close to home and quite a variety of foods. There's a changing array of specials on the blackboard. They make fresh lemonade daily and I'm sure to have some from the bottomless glass. Service is fine, and sometimes chef Joreth will check on your table to make sure everything is ok
For Salads they make a nice kitchen sink or Bibb salad. Ribs are a fine value and the Pasta Bolognese is quite spicy. I like the meat loaf too but then again, I've tried almost everything and was never disappointed. The prices are reasonable but not cheap, I'd say. Usually we spend about $38 for two, no alcohol for me, but we always take home leftovers enough for another meal. ANd hey, fill yourself up on the fresh baked bisquits with honey butter.
Lunch is a supreme value, so check it out
Great Food Outside of the City – Nona's offers great comfort food in huge portions at a great price. Every dish is a solid value, and the chef definitely holds his own with some of my San Fran favorites. Prices are very reasonable, and there are always new specials on the chalkboard. And, the waitstaff is always smiling and friendly.
The only minor drawback is the location in an old strip mall and an interior decor that looks like an old yellow diner but has modern photos of flowers and random knick-knacks on the walls.
Great Californian experience – This is a great little place that has sort of a historic Californian feel to it (note old fasioned stainless steel milk containers in back). Good wine list and really creative menu. It has that fresh, organic, uniqueness to it. We once had a problem with the servece (they totally forgot our order and we sta there for over half an hour before sayign anything) but the owner made it right.
Eat Here – I've been to Nona's perhaps 15 times, for both lunch/brunch and dinner. Lunch/brunch is best, as many of the menu items are less than 7 bucks. Service always good. Try the meatloaf s'wich - to die for. Wide variety of daily specials, using only fresh (locally grown, if possible) ingredients. Has ok wine list, but hasn't charged corkage fee.
Little gem – Undiscovered gem, even among Pacificans. Located in a little strip mall, Nona's has an ever-changing menu filled with seasonal specialties. Awesome breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great value for the money. The garlic fries are killer! Try the red wine braised brisket.
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