Nauna's Bella Casa
148 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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Nauna's is a really nice local family restaurant. They have a great selection of entrees including all the usual Italian pasta and dinners, but also some really good seafood and steak selections. The grilled salmon in particular is delicious. Plus, they have a good offering for children so you can definitely take the whole family there. Their regular crust pizza is good, but the margarita is outstanding and worth a trip just for that. They also have awesome sicillian. I definitely recommend Nauna's to anyone looking for a nice meal in a relaxed setting with reasonable prices.
11/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I'm so glad Nauna's is in Montclair! Where I used to live there was also a place that it seemed everybody went to and you would always see friends at a nearby table when you were eating. Nauna's is just like that in Montclair, whenever we go we see neighbors or other parents with their kids that I recognize from my kids classes. The atmosphere is casual, the prices are really reasonable and the food is great(especially the pastas), it's a perfect balance for a family restaurant.
Another thing I like about the place is that they always seem to be doing something community-related and that is important to me as I'm one of those people that get involved in local events and fundraisers. I was there last Tuesday and the place was packed and I asked them what was going on and was told that they were donating 20% of the days receipts to a local school that needed to raise money for a new program, that's great community involvement. As long as the food and service continues to be great, Nauna's will get my business as long as I live in Montclair.
06/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The atmosphere is friendly, casual, relaxed. The staff, from the moment you walk in the door, is accommodating and friendly. THe menu is varied, and not HUGE (and this is a good thing-I hate going to places where the menu is like 8 pages).
Great for families, great to bring a date. Come down and enjoy.
Oh - I almost forgot, very easy on your wallet.
06/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I'm from South Jersey and went to Nauna's for a family members birthday party. There was about 60 of us and they took care of us like we were family! The food was delicious and plentiful and the wait staff was sooo nice I think we ended up leaving about a 40%tip! They deserved it because they took care of our every need. I just wanted to give a thumbs up for Nauna's. Anyone looking for a place to host a family gathering and live in the area should consider this place, they do a great job.
06/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Nauna's for years and it never disappoints and keeps getting better. You can stop by for a slice of incredible pizza or a sandwich or choose to have a more formal dinner in the dining room area. Regardless, you will not be disappointed - the food is just delicious. Amazing food, friendly staff, BYOB, reasonable prices, PARKING, what more can you ask for! For anyone who has not been there, you need to try it... You'll thank me later!
06/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've lived in Montclair for a few years but never tried Nauna's. I wasn't avoiding the place, I just had gotten into the habit of going to other Montclair restaurants because there are many good places. My friends wanted to go out and one of them recomended Nauna's so we had a table of 8 meet there on Wednesday. I'm soo happy I went there! The food was awesome (everyone agreed) and the prices were really resonable. We brought a couple of bottles of wine so we didn't order any drinks but $137.00 for 8 people and we all had appetizers, dinners & desserts? Awesome! It wouldn't be worth it if the food was bad, but that wasn't the case at all. I had stuffed rigatoni in vodka sauce with peas and fresh mozzarella for dinner, fried calamari for an appetizer and cheesecake for dessert and everything was wonderful. The dining room (in the back)is really well decorated and the tables aren't right on top of each other so you don't feel like the table next to you is listening to everything you say. Everthing about the night was really good, we'll be back for sure!
04/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Nauna's had the best sicillian pizza in town. They are also the only place that has whole wheat crust that actually tastes good and not like cardboard with sauce in it. I usually only get pizza there but the few times I ordered pasta it was very good also. The sauce wasn't watery and the pasta was firm and not overcooked. (Not like the pasta they sell at Enzo's next door to Nauna's, I made that mistake once!) The big parking lot is also a bonus when you want to make a quick pick up and not have to search for a parking space.
03/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been bringing the family to Nauna's for about 12 years (since they were at their previous location across the street) so I can speak with experience here. Nauna's has really good everyday food; pizza, pasta, salads, dinners etc. and they are all reasonably priced. The owner, Tommy is always gratious and seems to really care about his customers and that's important in any restaurant, but particularly in a local family-restaurant with lots of families and repeat customers like Nauna's has. So often my husband and I know half the patrons in the dining room when we get there and that's part of the atmosphere you get there, a real ""family"" feel to it. If you haven't been there you should at least give it a try, Nauna's does a really good job that's probably why they are so busy all the time.
02/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Nauna's really is a great place for the family. There are delicious dishes for adults, kids sized pasta chioces and great pizza. They really understand what a family wants in a restaurant. The wait staff is friendly and the portions are very generous (we usually take home as much as we eat) they have a wide variety of dinners from $9.00 to up to $20 for steaks & seafood entrees. Everyone I know in town eats there, Nauna's is practally a landmark in Montclair for the past 30 years.
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First off, I'd like to say that we found this wonderful restaurant online. I saw rave reviews about it & decided to give it a try...boy, we sure made the right choice that night!! When we arrived we were greeted by someone who actually cared which table she was placing us at (A lot of restaurants don't, they just say ""Follow me"") We sat in the Piazza room which was just beautiful. Nice & clean with pretty decor & all of the staff working seemed to be doing such a good job. Fast paced yet accurate....everyone was so polite as well!! We ordered two house salads which came with the most amazing Italian dressing I think I've ever had!!! Everything we ordered was amazing...From the stuffed mushrooms down to the Eggplant Parm ;) YUM. You can tell that the food is fresh and they take pride in the business they own. Even the friggin soda's taste clean & fresh (Which we all know some places they come flat sometimes) Everything & I mean everything was more than we expected that night. Raymond came over to greet us & ask how everything was and we couldn't of been happier. We came back a week later (I didn't know it would be that busy so we showed without a reservation.....OUR fault, and they still treated us great) I think we may have found a new favorite restaurant!!! ;) Thanks Naunas!
02/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Ordered a pizza from here couple of times based on great reviews. Lets just say he pizza is very lacking a quality crust and their food could be more flavorful. Great food for people with no sense of taste and want o be lulled to sleep with mediocre quality. Both times it was cold and flavor was lacking. The male who sometimes answers the phone is quite rude and needs a lesson in professionalism and manners. Hopefully heis proactive about reading his reviews, but then again, this seems like a place that might build up their own hype. If they were a bit nicer, the delivery guys would make out better for tips.
08/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nauna's is one of those places that when you go there, you see 4 or 5 other families that you know in the dining room. It's like a meeting place for local families. We go there at least once a week and love the pasta and fresh salads. The mandarin orange salad with grilled shrimp and raspberry vinegarette dressing is the best salad I have ever had anywhere! The waitresses are always freindly and do mostly a good job and the management is always responsive if is there is a problem. They have two dining rooms, one that is casual and filled with families and the back room is more formal where they only serve entrees and daily specials. Nauna's is a great example of how independant restaurants can compete with the big chains that are opening up everywhere.
08/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nauna's in Montclair is a really great place for casual Italian cuisine. They have great pizza, but we mostly order one of the many pasta dishes they have or we order off the daily specials menu. The stuffed rigatoni and the cappellini portofino are our favorite pasta dishes, and when they have the seafood lasagna on special we always order it, they should put it on the everyday menu it's so good. Besides pasta I would recommend the Hotsy Totsy Shrimp and the calamari balsamico for seafood and the chicken salminbocca is my favorite chicken entree. The service is always friendly and competent (although not top notch). Overall I find Nauna's to be above average in food, service and value. No wonder they have been in business 30 years, they do a great job there.
06/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I love Nauna's! I've been going there for about five years now and I always get great food and service. The family that runs Nauna's are all very gratious and willing to please. The pizza is very good but I really like the pasta and dinner specials, they are always delicious. From the looks outside you may think it is just a pizzeria, but their dinners are better than anything I've had at Marzulo's or Leone's. Their specials are on par with Giotto's and Fasino's, both highly acclaimed local restaurants.
02/25/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was looking for a place like this for a while since moving to Montclair. I used to go to Leone's on South Park Street but the service and food was hit or miss. Nauna's is such a great place, the people are so nice, the food is consistantly good and the atmosphere is perfect. I sit in the front room when I'm with the kids, and the back dining room when it's me and my husband on ""date nights"". The specials are as good as any I've had at Palazzo or Giotto (which are both good restaurants) but they are much less expensive at Nauna's. I've been there dozens of times and they never disappoint. Make sure you try the blackboard specials, they are always great.
09/23/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Try the Brocoli Rabe - It is superb! The food is so freshly prepared, and tastes great. Highly would recommend this restaurant to family. No alcohol is served, but you can bring your own wine. The back is for more quieter dining, and the front is for pizza and kids. I have only been there twice, but I am going to go back again.
08/21/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Nauna's is great! lots of pasta choices & a very large selection of dinners. Good service and a real ""family atmosphere"" make you fell at home there. We go there 2 or 3 times a week. The dining room in the back is much less noisy then the front, ask to be seated there for a quiet night out.