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Nonna Fina

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151 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2022
+1 518-891-4444
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Saranac Lake, New York
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have eaten here more times than I can count and I always find myself thinking the same thing when I get home, so I decided to finally write a review. The view of the ice palace in February is great, and they can accommodate large groups (20ppl) very well. The lake view is good, but not great since the... More 

Thank Trish W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I delayed some time in writing a review for this restaurant, but I felt compelled to do so as I recently relocated to the area. I have eaten here on three separate occasions, and unfortunately, was disappointed each time. Why come back three times? I really wanted to like this restaurant and convinced myself that perhaps the first two times... More 

Thank prexplorer
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

For upstate the Italian food was great! Server was very nice and the hostess as well. Food was excellent nice view of the lake and inside the restaurant was beautiful.

Thank Mason B
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I took my mother out to dinner this past Monday night. First, we stood in the doorway for a few minutes before the hostess appeared and chatted with the staff while we waited, which were very friendly. There were two other tables with patrons. After being seated, we sat for quite some time until the waitress appeared... More 

Thank suzan726
Theresa, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The worst Italian restaurant ever. Marinara or Meat Sauce burned, Chicken Marsala the worst ever. Alfredo no taste.Calamari was terrible no taste. Will never go there. The only good food is there wraps at lunch time.

Thank ashwood6
Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had the Chicken Florentine and was happy with it. Well cooked and seasoned. Good sized portions, you won't go home hungry. Our waiter was average, never told us about the specials, we overhead another waiter at the next table rattling them off after we ordered. We didn't have to wait too long for our food. The atmosphere was very... More 

Thank Liza M
Bayfield, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went to this restaurant on our first night in Saranac Lake and had a lovely meal and great service. We liked it so much we went back a second night. We were seated immediately and then ignored for almost half an hour - no menus, water - nothing. As we were rising to leave, a waitress noted that we... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I am usually all about the food. Service does count, but not as much as flavor. The restaurant seemed fairly busy on this evening, but not overwhelmingly so. I found the decor extremely cliched, and the food uninspired. I ordered the lasagne, usually a safe bet. It reminded me of Chef boyardee. There was nothing about this place that would... More 

Thank Joan N
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We ate here on a Saturday night. We liked it but we had a long wait for our salads and then for our entrees. They needed another server as there were too many tables for just 2 servers. The servers were pleasant and the food was good.

Thank Retiredandhappy_10
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Had been in town a few days and after driving last Nonna Fina several times I really thought it would be worth a try for dinner. Unfortunately neither the food or the service live up to its exterior appearance. I had the Veal Saltimbocca, which was average, at best. Service was on the lower side of mediocre.

Thank Pete F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-891-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?