Nonnis Restaurants, posted by Mal, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm
Thought we would give nonnis restaurant downtown a try for lunch today, have never been there, not crowded today, only 7 customers in the restaurant, perfect timing or so I thought. We walked in, other People ahead of us waiting to be seated also, nobody acknowledged us, somebody in the back kept looking up but never came out to greet us, too busy talking to whoever else was in the back, we waited approx. 5 minutes nothing changed, that's enough for me, all 4 of us walked out and headed for other places, quess they are doing well enough to not need our business today or any other day, will not be going back there again!
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
That's unfortunate. We've only ever been there for dinner and had no service issues. Their food is really good. The person in the back might have been the chef busy cooking. He does come out sometimes. More than a few of the downtown restaurants suffer from less-than-desirable service.
Posted by !?, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm
How "bold" of you to anonymously post your blather on this thread! It is hard enough to establish a successful business in general and a "restaurant" business in particular.
Imagine all the business plans, purchase decisions, staffing decisions and then to deal with all the (expletive deleted) local, state, and federal regulations just to OPEN a business! Then all it takes is ONE DOLT like you to fowl up one's dreams.
Give this restaurant some slack.
Or may I guess that you are part of the Obama job-wrecking machine to wipe out private businesses in this country?
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm
!? said: "How "bold" of you to anonymously post your blather on this thread! It is hard enough to establish a successful business in general and a "restaurant" business in particular....Give this restaurant some slack. Or may I guess that you are part of the Obama job-wrecking machine to wipe out private businesses in this country."
I haven't visited this restaurant yet but I've heard good things about it and you made some good points. Too bad you had to ruin it all by going off the rails with your very last sentence. A tip for the future: When you've run out of thoughtful things to say, it's time to stop.
Posted by Daneva, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:22 am
Republicans, libertarians, and tea partiers need to stop with the in-fighting. We're facing a very important election this year in the face of tsunami debt and a thin-skinned president with disasterously tyrannical policies that oppress freedom loving Americans and their children. (E.g., raised taxes on tanning salons and tobacco products.) Let's stop crucifying our best hope, because the thin-skinned one most fears having to debate Newt Gingrich. White is right and old is bold, and we need to come together if we are to defeat the socialists and communists in the FAll.
Posted by Mal, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Feb 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm
Hey, let's keep this thread for restaurants,keep at least one spot free of all the political whining! Have been a p.town resident and supporter of the downtown stores and restaurants for a long time, probably a lot Longer than the whiners! I will continue supporting our downtown just don't keep us standing at attention at the door and ignore us, have never waited anywhere more than a minute or so without being greeted or acknowledged.
Posted by Chipolte, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm
I've looked in but haven't eaten there yet. I just want an everyday
Chipolte I just drove to Dublin again yesterday to eat Chipolte, but the line was literally out the door....and I'd say that space is larger than Nonnis, Different price and style, I know...but there are 21 meals in a week to satisfy.
Posted by Julie, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm Julie is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Mal, it's too bad you had a bad experience. I'd try again as that perhaps something was wrong that day. I ate there for dinner a while back and thought the food was *delicious*. The service was fine. The chef/owner came out and made the rounds too.
Posted by Barbara, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:37 am
When you think about it, the original poster probably did Nonni's a favor by, we would hope, alerting them to a big problem with their service. It would be an even bigger waste if the business failed, after all of the effort and expense of opening the restaurant, because of lackadaisical, indifferent service. I'll bet the problem has been fixed by now, so go enjoy the food, which everyone here says is good.