Nonna’s Pizza & Deli set to open it’s doors at South Bank on Thursday 29 April. The latest Italian place to go for a casual and relaxed yet slightly elegant vibe, Nonna’s boasts a rustic and homely menu carrying nostalgic dishes that everyone who has ever had their Nonna cook for them, will strongly appreciate.
With a carefully curated menu courtesy of Executive Chef Craig Wright, diners of Nonna’s can expect to enjoy classic Italian dishes with a modern twist, that Wright says beckons shared family-style dining, and ingredients that champion local growers and producers.
“The Napoli style wood fired pizzas cooked using local Queensland Blackbutt Timber and hefty servings of homemade pasta, just like Nonna makes, are just some of the delicacies I expect to be the most requested dishes,” says Wright.
Other predicted favourites include the Gnocco fritto a deep fried dough, served with cured meat originating in Amelia Romano, which is also home to Balsamic and Parmigiano Reggiano and the Piadinas, a typical Italian flat bread. Nonna’s colossal Antipasto Board will also be popular for after-work drinks and group gatherings.
Apart from a la carte lunch and dinner service, diners will be able to indulge at Nonna’s for Breakfast which will include a full breakfast menu and homemade delicacies. Available for lunch at the Deli, Italian Piadinas will be on offer until the Deli service curtain is drawn at 4pm marking the moment Bar Italia will come alive where drinks will flow and bar snacks will be served.
Signature drinks including Spritz and Negronis, refreshing contemporary cocktails and old school classics like Garibaldi Martinis top of the list. A large range of imported beers and local Queensland beers will also be available and the wine menu will feature a robust selection of Italian as well as Australian and New Zealand wines.
Nonna’s Pizza & Deli is brought to South Bank by the Ole Group, who are known for Ole Restaurant, Mucho Mexicano and Downtown Istanbul. Director Eddie Isik says it was clear Brisbane were in need of another dining experience that could help them escape.
“If this pandemic has taught us anything it’s that the little things in life need to be enjoyed. Spending quality time with family and loved ones over good food and good wine should be prioritised, and that’s the experience that Nonna’s offers,” says Isik.
“Despite things still being unsteady in 2021, it’s imperative that we do what we can to strengthen the hospitality industry again not just for local job seekers and the economy, but for people’s enjoyment as well,” says Mr Isik.