great food • perfect technique
a touch of madness
a touch of madness
• now open in old town scottsdale •
where the far west meets the love of cooking
In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale Arizona, you will find a hidden gem. Nonna urban eatery is a unique restaurant , offering an exhilarating menu of of “urban” dishes from all over the world, both in the strict tradition as well as fusion inspired. Chef and owner Gian Franco Brugaletta, has a passion for fresh seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes with a twist. From our house made pasta, to daily fresh fish offerings, nonna will pleasantly surprise each friend who visits. Nonna is open for lunch Wednesday to Saturday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Nonna will be closed for vacation from August 1st to August 30th.
We locally source most of our food to keep our menu fresh and healthy. This means our menu changes daily and with the seasons. Please contact us to find out what the specials and menu changes are for the day, or just come in and be surprised!
Below is a sample menu of some of our favorite dishes.
Minestrones alla Ligure
Chicken Mole Tamales
Yellowtail sashimi style
Nicoise Salad and Tuna Tataki
Chicken Caesar Salad
Vegetables of the day and Grilled Tofu
Burrata Caprese Salad
Genovese Home made Pasta Salad
Sauté Sea Bass and Green Salad
Home Made Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Home made fusili al Pesto Genovese
Veal Bistecca alla Milanese Roasted Potatoes and Arugula Salad
Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana, Steam Japanese Rice and Shave Carrots
Grilled Salmon, Roasted potatoes and Vegetables
Green Chicken Curry, Steam Japanese Rice and vegetables
Artisan Cheeses and Accoutrements
Seasonal Dessert Assortment
Fruit Macedonia Salad
Chef Gian Franco Brugaletta experienced the glamour of Monaco recently, as the head of the Buddha Bar Monte Carlo, where he delighted his patrons with fusion creations every day for the past six years. Ready for another challenge, he decides to move to Scottsdale, Arizona, to open nonna urban eatery in Old Town Scottsdale. Nonna’s mission is to bring back simple, nutritious food, though traditional and creative flavors.
Chef Brugaletta loves to cook. He loves to nourish the soul and the body, he loves a nice motorcycle (preferable vintage), Pink Floyd and the sound of a classic guitar. Born to a family of European immigrants in South America, Chef Brugaletta developed a taste for home made food at an early age, thanks to his amazing grandmother. His Nonna Salvatrice, taught him proper food takes time, dedication and overall a good simple ingredient.