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“Best Place to Celebrate a Birthday Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nonna's Woburn Sands

Nonna's Woburn Sands
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Woburn Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An exciting new opportunity to indulge in the very best of Italian and Maltese cuisine. Fronted by the Delicatessen offering freshly baked bread and produce sourced from Italy and Malta. Additionally there will be regional dishes cooked on site by our Italian and Maltese chefs. The kitchen will offer authentic wood-oven baked Pizzas for takeaway or delivery. These Pizzas will also be available on the restaurant menu with pasta and mouth-watering daily specials.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Place to Celebrate a Birthday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Having enjoyed a lovely wedding reception at Nonna's in April, my husband and I decided to invite 30 of our friends to join us to celebrate a special birthday. We were able to offer our friends a very varied choice of dishes for a three course lunch and we had an excellent wine list to choose several wines from, which everyone enjoyed. As we were blessed with the weather we were able to have a pre-lunch reception outside with aperitifs and canapés. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient and our guests all said how much they had enjoyed the lunch and the warm friendly atmosphere. Thank you Damien and your staff for making my birthday special.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gill B
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JennaGeorge, Manager at Nonna's Woburn Sands, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were glad to be part of your special occasions and we hope to see you back at Nonnas again soon
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English first
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Save, very impressive customer service ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Booked Nonna's for a Saturday evening birthday celebration. When we arrived reception could not find the reservation and this is where the brilliant customer service kicked in. "Just take a seat here for a moment while we sort this out. We won't be a minute. Would you like a drink whilst waiting?" Three minutes later and with drink in hand we were shown to our table. Every member of the team, and we spoke with quite a few, was friendly and efficient.
I've ranted on about service I know but it's an area that so many get wrong. Nonnas is a benchmark.
The menu was inviting, difficult to choose and the food was excellent.

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Thank SheepsMKtoo
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JennaGeorge, Manager at Nonna's Woburn Sands, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the evening and found our menu interesting to choose from. Our seasonal menu changes every 3-4 months so please come back and see what we have coming up. Nonnas
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MK
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Customer service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely evening celebrating my husbands birthday. Intimate, delicious, great music and service. Thank you Franscesco! x

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Thank SheepsMK
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JennaGeorge, Manager at Nonna's Woburn Sands, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Please come back again soon :) Nonnas
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Just a Taster...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We'd heard mixed views about this place and, when we were emailed a voucher (Amazon Local) to try their 'Maltese and Italian tapas' at a reduced rate, we popped in to try it, to see if we would come back for a full meal.

When booking our reservation, my wife found the guy on the phone to be brusque and short. And the waitress was a little frosty with us - perhaps because we were on a voucher. If you don't want that kind of custom, don't subscribe to the scheme - no one is forcing you!

That said, the waitress did seem to relax as time went by and became more welcoming.

The place itself is quirky and full of character. It's a late Victorian or Edwardian building with an eclectic set of decor and furniture. I found it charming - others may not like it I guess.

The food - as it was styled as tapas, we had a range of small dishes. The chicken and lemon kebabs were excellent as were the koftas and the sweet potato chips. The artichoke salad was very nice too. We also had a Maltese dip (name eludes me) which was like a cross between humous and refried beans. It was OK - but the waitress said it came with bread sticks. Actually, it came with Ritz crackers, which was a little amusing.

It was a flying visit (we had to pick up our son) but it was a good way to assess if we will visit again. I'm prepared to give the service another go, because the food and the venue itself had a lot to commend it. We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy S
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JennaGeorge, Manager at Nonna's Woburn Sands, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear your comments about the phone call and initial impression of waitress were not great. I have passed the feedback on to our staff. I can assure you that our staff are very professional and hard working and this is not the impression we want to give off. We are also very happy to welcome customers with or without vouchers and this wouldn't of effected the service in any way. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and also delighted to hear you will come back. Thank you again, Nonnas
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“ooh a mediteranian twist to an italian joint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We having lost our local favourite Italian restaurant headed off to find somewhere new. Following previous recommendation we telephoned and booked a table, last minute on a busy evening.. we were delighted to be given a table. On arrival we were greeted by very smart and very efficient ladies... we were also almost immediately greeted by the owner. we were shown to our terrace table in the warm summers evening sky and enjoyed pre dinner drinks. My wife and I shared a Mediterranean platter as a starter and it was simply mouth watering... our main meals followed on both selecting a different dish on the menu... it was not a huge menu but was full of interesting dishes. we were not disappointed and enjoyed every mouthful. now when the sweet menu appeared it was full of yummy things to eat... I had the tiramisu it was probably the finest I have ever tasted, and I have eaten many from restaurants around the world. Nonna's was a wonderful experience and the staff were all very attentive and we were treated like VIPs. I am so looking forward to my next visit which were arranged before departure. A huge thank you to everyone at Nonna's for a superb meal and a wonderful evening. (I think you will remember us... "Wazza and Gillykins")

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wazza2770
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JennaGeorge, Manager at Nonna's Woburn Sands, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thanks for your wonderful review. We hope to see you time and time again. Thanks, Nonnas
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