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I’ve written about Nonna’s before and we always intended to go back. After getting home late from holiday on Saturday, we had no food in the house on Sunday so decided to go out for lunch.  Everywhere was busy but Nonna’s managed to squeeze us in.

As well as it’s normal menu, Nonna’s always has a lot of daily specials – mostly whatever fish are available that day. We all chose from the special menu – Anne had sea bass, Ali had linguine with giant prawns and I had spaghetti vongole – spaghetti with small clams.

Spaghetti vongole, Nonna’s Edinburgh

This was just clean tasting with the sauce flavoured by the juice of the clams.  Just as good as the same dish which I’d had in Italy. The others were equally complimentary.

The service and helpfulness of the staff in Nonnas is superb – it is remarkable how they can remember all the specials. But beware if you are ordering specials – they are not cheap and there are no prices on the blackboard. We went for a quick, cheapish lunch and ended up paying £20+ each for a main dish, glass of wine and coffee. But we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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