Located in Gorham, NH; Nonna's Kitchen offers authentic made from scratch Italian cuisine in a cozy comfortable setting
Chef owned and Operated
Nonna's Kitchen opened in April 2017 and is located in what was once a barber shop on historic Exchange Street in Gorham. Named in honor of the families grandmother, they offer fresh authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy comfortable setting.
The interior with its' tin walls and ceiling is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious Italian meal, in an atmosphere reminiscent of Nonna's house at Sunday dinner.
19 Exchange Street
Gorham NH 03581
Wed-Sun 4pm - 9pm
Wed - Sa 4pm-8:30pm
April and November
The type of experience this woman had is what continues to feed our passion for the business.
I'm Italian. And old. I stepped through the door, into the restaurant, into a time warp. The small room, tables and chairs ...the whole ambience of the room ....it looked like my childhood Sunday dinners with a big family. And today is Sunday. 18 people could be seated in this room....just about the same number at our family table back then. A lump formed in my throat. It grew bigger as I looked around at so many little familiar objects. Music was playing. Italian, of course. All familiar songs. But then a man's voice started to song " O Solo Mio"....sounded ,like my father's beautiful voice. As the mandolins played, I couldn't hold back the tears that quietly rolled down my cheeks. The lady who owns the restaurant, hugged me and we talked. And then i ate. Wonderful food, made properly Italian..just a little regional difference as the owner is from Abruzzi....my family from Campobasso..i had veal masala, my husband had the chicken. Portions are generous, the food delicious, and the service impeccable. Everyone who walked into that restaurant was smiling , and all were greeted like they were family. My divine ricotta pie with lemon, was no charge.....for the tears, maybe. Oh, the warm crusty bread is worth the trip alone. Food arrives hot. Waitresses are very attentive and accommodating. The chef made modifications, willingly, to accommodate my husband's tastes. If you're Italian, you'll feel ,like you came home, here. If you're not Italian, and you come here, you'll feel like you had a deprived childhood. Cannot recommend Nonna's Kitchen emphatically enough. Prices are very reasonable for the quality and items on the menu. Credit cards accepted, of course. So go have dinner with Nonna.
Visited July 2017
On February 16th, I visited Nonna’s Kitchen with my wife for the first time. It will not be our last time. This place is terrific. I was raised in an Italian family household. My family harkens from Siracusa Sicily. There are an awful lot of restaurants that serve pasta with some sort of a red sauce, but aside from Saladino’s (now closed), Nonna’s is the first restaurant that I found in Coos County that is authentic and true to the Italian heritage.
I ordered Escarole soup, and that soup at Nonna’s brought me back to my childhood. It had a great homemade chicken broth that was chock full of greens and tiny meatballs. Exquisite! I had the Mussels in a spicy red sauce, on linguine. There was a proverbial boatload of succulent mussels in a homemade chunky red sauce that was slightly spicy. The linguine was made fresh. The meal was outstanding!
The portions were more than ample. The dining room actually felt like I was sitting in an Italian Nonna’s kitchen. The price was very reasonable for the freshly prepared top-notch food. And the waitress was terrific.
Omg food is so good! Brought back memories of my grandmothers cooking. What a great addition to a tourist town. Meatballs, sauce and fresh pasta were so delicious. Mozzarella was so creamy and fresh. Desserts were home made. I can't say enough good things. We will definitely be returning!!!
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