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Nona Alba - Wallington, Near Croydon
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Member Name: Dave_London
Croydon in General
Date: 09/07/00, updated on 09/07/00 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Great food, nice friendly staff, child friendly
Disadvantages: none really
The first time we (my wife and I) went to this delightfull mid-priced restaurant we were very impressed, situated in a non-too well heeled part of Wallington (Stafford Road) and with an un-imposing frontage we found what we can only really describe as a cullinary oasis, the cusine is gormet Italian (no pizzas!), the prices are reasonable - we went again tonight with our little boy and it came to £35.50 without tip for the 3 of us.
Whilst we usually feel a bit out of place taking a 2 year old into a decent restaurant this place, apparently family run extended a really warm welcome. It's little touches like we ordered penne with cheese sauce for Zachary, the owner realised it was for a child so he made it with mild cheese and brought it to the table early so our lil guy could eat first (as anyone with kids would probably agree that is a wise move!).
Definately not a snooty waitor in sight!
The cusisine this second time was as good if not better than the first, Nicky had a delightfull Chicken with this 'hollandaise' type sauce, I went for the Knocci - both were very tasty thank you.
So all in all for £35 inc drinks for the 2 1/2 of us I really can recommend this place, the only (really slight) drawback is that it seems to attract an older croud - it's not that i am complaining but we're in our 30's and most of the other diners were in their 50's/60's - so it felt a little strange.
Nona Alba, Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey