Welcome!

…Italian food is;
the air, the earth, the sea.

Nonna has a passion for pure ingredients only grown and nurtured within Italia. She knows Italian food is; the air, the earth, the sea. With a strong and organic history that cherishes a certain breed of cow to a beloved strain of grape, Nonna understands Italy’s love affair with food. It takes time. It takes heart. And Nonna is here to share her love of beautiful food with beautiful people like you!

Nonna's Italian-American Cafe has been operating since the mid 90’s!

Here are just some of the items that we import directly from Italy to give our food the best authenticity around:

cured meats (proscuitto, lardo, pancetta & capicola)

cheeses - mozzarella and Parmagiano-Reggiano (parmesan cheese) from the Parma & Reggio Emilia region
*this is THE ONLY true parmesan throughout the world*

olive oil

tomatoes

pasta

we make infused grappa
(an Italian style of moonshine made from the seeds and stems of grapes; leftovers from making wine)
& homemade limoncello!!!

and an excellent collection of old and new world wines for a variety of the palette

Both of our locations have a culinary and artistic influence which is inspired by Nonna’s rich history with Italy.

At our Downtown location, we have Chef D.J. Ball
Brandon Reynolds is at our South Side location

417 Magazine has named us Best Italian 10 years and counting

Each of our locations has two separate party rooms: both of which hold around 50 people

Nonna's South Side hosts a private entrance on the main floor

Nonna's Downtown is on the upper level which overlooks South St

If you need catering, Nonna's has you covered! We will cater any of your events - weddings, bar mitzvahs, graduation, birthdays, holidays…
from family style buffets to private, plated events both on and off site

Nonna's had prepared take out boxes for large parties (popular with the staff at Mercy and Cox)

Fully staffed catering available as well as simple delivery

LUNCH MENU

SOUPS

Pasta e Fagioli

Italian white bean, tomato, vegetable, pancetta & pasta soup with Parmesan

Soup of the Day

Call for details on today's soup

SANDWICHES

Grilled Chicken Club

Chicken breast, bacon, provolone, pesto mayo, lettuce and tomato

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Bread crumb and Parmesan encrusted chicken breast topped with mozzarella and marinara on ciabatta.

Meatloaf Melt

Homemade meatloaf with provolone on honey-white toast with mayo

Italian Sub

Genoa salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, pepperoncini & house vinaigrette dressing

B.L.T.

Thick, hickory-smoked bacon on toasted honey white bread

Meatball Sub

Homemade meatballs, marinara sauce and melted provolone on Italian Sub Roll

Chicken Salad

Chicken breast, celery and red onion in a sour cream and mayo dressing on honey white toast

Italian Cheese Melt

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Tuna Salad

Albacore tuna, diced pickles, red onion, cucumber and tomato on toasted honey white bread

Italian Roast Beef

Served hot. Sliced roast beef, peppers and grilled onions topped with mozzarella on ciabatta

PASTA
Includes your choice of: Green Salad or Cup of Soup

Spaghetti Marinara

Spaghetti and our marinara with Parmesan
add meatballs or Italian sausage for 1.99

Lasagna

Layers of pasta with ricotta and mozzarella cheese topped with marinara and Parmesan
add meatballs or Italian sausage for 1.99

Fettuccine Alfredo

Homemade Alfredo sauce tossed with fettuccine
add steamed broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes or mushrooms for 1.59
add chicken breast for 3.59
add shrimp for 3.99

Pesto Linguini

Fresh basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts served over linguine
add steamed broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes or mushrooms for 1.59
add chicken breast for 3.59
add shrimp for 3.99

Seafood Lasagna

Lasagna in our signature white clam, crab and spinach sauce with shrimp and mussels

Ratatouille

Squash, peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, garlic, herbs and white wine in pasta with mozzarella

Cioppino

Seafood stew with mussels, fish, shrimp, clams, tomatoes, white wine and garlic served over pasta

Linguine & Clams

Chopped clams, olive oil, parsley and garlic with linguine

ENTREES

Chicken Parmesan

Bread crumb and Parmesan encrusted chicken breast with mozzarella and marinara. Served with a side of fettuccine

Spanakopita

Warm, flaky Greek pastry layered with feta, spinach and onion, served with orzo pasta salad with roasted red bell pepper, diced cucumber, red onion and feta

Grilled Chicken & Polenta

Chicken breast grilled and served with steamed vegetables and grilled polenta

Meatloaf Plate

Served with steamed vegetables and our homemade mashed potatoes and gravy

Artisan Salads
Add chicken for 3.59 or shrimp for 3.99 to any salad

Balsamic Berry Salad

Fresh baby spinach, blueberries, strawberries, almonds and goat cheese topped with house-prepared balsamic vinaigrette

The Mediterranean Salad

Fresh mixed greens with red onion, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, diced tomato, cucumber and lemon-herb vinaigrette

Grilled Sirloin Steak

Grilled, garlic and herb-rubbed sirloin steak, sliced and served on a bed of fresh mixed greens, with grape tomatoes, cucumbers and Gorgonzola topped with a house-prepared balsamic vinaigrette

House Salad

Green leaf lettuce, cucumber, provolone, tomato and sweet red onion with house vinaigrette;
add roast beef, Genoa salami and ham for 2.59

Spicy Chicken Caesar

Romaine lettuce, pepperoncini, Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese and cheese crostini, topped with breaded chicken in Sicilian fire sauce

Spinach Salad

Spinach, sliced mushrooms, tomato, sweet red onion and feta cheese with vinaigrette

Caprese Salad

Fresh mozzarella, tomato slices and fresh pesto garnished with extra-virgin olive oil

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine tossed with homemade Caesar dressing and served with crostini

Soup & Salad

Bowl of soup and side green or Caesar

DINNER MENU

L'Antipasto (Appetizers)

Toasted Ravioli

An Italian cheese blend ravioli, fried, and served with marinara

Bruschetta

Crostini brushed with olive oil and Parmesan topped with a fresh salsa of tomato, onion, artichoke hearts, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic

Calamari

Breaded, fried calamari served with Italian mustard and horseradish sauce

Black Mussels

A heaping bowl of fresh black mussels served in a white wine herb sauce with garlic toast points

ZUPPA E INSALATA (SOUP & SALAD)
Add chicken for 3.59 or shrimp for 3.99 to any salad

Pasta e Fagiole

White bean, tomato, vegetable, pancetta, and orzo pasta soup topped with Parmesan cheese.

Soup of the Day

Call for details on today's soup

House Salad

Fresh, green leaf lettuce, cucumber, tomato, sweet red onion, fresh grated italian parmesan, and our house red wine vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

Chopped romaine with our homemade Caesar dressing, fresh grated Italian parmesan, and crostini

Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach, sliced mushrooms, tomato, sweet red onion and feta cheese with our house vinaigrette dressing

PIATTO PRINCIPALE (ENTRÉES)

Gnocchi al Ragú

Traditional ricotta dumplings in a rich, savory ragú, made with pancetta, Italian sausage and beef, long-braised in Nonna's traditional tomato sauce

Beef Tenderloin Tips

Seared tenderloin tips with demi-glace, homemade mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus

Marsala Risotto

Seared beef tenderloin tips served with a Marsala mushroom risotto and steamed fresh broccoli

Chicken Marsala

Sautéed chicken breast, mushrooms, and Marsala wine sauce with a side of fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Parmesan

Parmesan and bread crumb-encrusted chicken breast, mozzarella, and marinara sauce with a side of fettuccine Alfredo

Eggplant Parmesan

Parmesan and bread crumb-encrusted eggplant over a bed of sautéed mushrooms and spinach topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara. Served with a side of fettuccine Alfredo

Sausage & Polenta

Grilled Italian sausage from ‘The Hill' in St. Louis with sautéed peppers and onions. Served with grilled polenta

Homemade Meatloaf

Nonna's famous meatloaf served with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy with steamed vegetables

Grilled Chicken & Polenta

Marinated chicken breast with herb butter and a side of grilled polenta and steamed vegetables

ESCA (SEAFOOD)

Pacific Sockeye Salmon

A fresh filet of wild caught salmon topped with herb butter, served with grilled polenta and steamed vegetables

Nonna's Cioppino

Shrimp, scallops, crab, mussels, and clam with linguine in a light seafood tomato broth

Black Mussel “Big Bowl”

Fresh black mussels (2lbs) served in a white wine herb sauce with crostini

Shrimp Linguine

Shrimp sautéed with garlic, green onion, and parsley over linguine

Classic Seafood Risotto

Italian Arborio rice, slow-cooked in a seafood stock with fresh shrimp and crab, finished with a touch of cream and cheeses. Simple elegance.

PASTA
Add chicken for 3.59 or shrimp for 3.99 to any pasta

Lasagna Bolognese

Layers of pasta, ricotta, and mozzarella, topped with a hearty meat sauce of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper and a touch of cream.
add meatballs or sausage for 2.99
* choose our signature homemade marinara for a lighter selection

Lasagna Arrabbiata

Nonna's famous lasagna topped with a lightly-spiced tomato cream and vodka sauce.
add meatballs or sausage for 2.99

Deep-Fried Lasagna

Parmesan and bread crumb-encrusted lasagna stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Bolognese sauce and herbs. Served with marinara and Alfredo sauce
add pesto, meatballs or sausage for 2.99

Spaghetti Ragú

Rich, savory ragú from Northern Italy made with pancetta, Italian sausage and beef, long-braised in Nonna's traditional tomato sauce, served over spaghetti
* choose our signature homemade marinara for a lighter selection

Pesto Linguine

Fresh basil, olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and Parmesan with linguine
add broccoli, mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes for 1.99

Fettuccine Alfredo

Made-to-order Alfredo tossed with fettuccine
add broccoli, mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes for 1.99
add pesto for 2.99
add grilled chicken breast for 3.59
add shrimp for 3.99

Portobello Mushroom Ravioli

Ravioli filled with portobello mushroom, caramelized onion, and cheese with a roasted-garlic cream sauce

Tri-Colored Tortellini

Cheese-filled tortellini in roasted red bell pepper cream sauce
add grilled chicken breast for 3.59

Penne al Arrabbiata

A lightly-spiced tomato, cream and vodka sauce tossed with penne pasta
add grilled chicken breast for 3.59

Greek Pasta

Grilled chicken, feta, Kalamata olives, spinach, red onion, fresh tomatoes and basil, tossed with fettuccine

DOLCE (DESSERT)
All of our desserts are made in house. From the crust to the coulis, each dessert is handcrafted by our pastry chefs in Nonna's kitchen.
Add ice cream to any dessert for 1.99

Tiramisu

Decadent layers of ladyfingers, coffee, Kahlua, Marsala and mascarpone cream

Nonna's Infamous Cheesecake

Nonna prides herself in her whimsical, boundless cheesecake creations. One bite and you will understand why this creamy treat has a loyal following

Crème Brûlée

Rich custard topped with a crisp caramel shell