I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of the places that I review here, someone, somewhere has driven by or tried before. I don’t know if many of you have been to this next place, which is why I’m going to really enjoy telling you about it. I’ll have to be honest though, it will be just a bit off the beaten path for many of you, but it is not as far as you think. Nonna’s is just 15 miles from city center, where as Draper is actually 20 miles. Magna has changed a lot over the years, and continues to change.
2700 S is Magna’s version of State Street. It is where all the cool kids go to hang out. One of those cool hangout spots is Nonna’s Pizzeria. Nonna’s on the inside doesn’t pretend to be glamorous. There are some pictures hanging on the wall of old Magna. The menu’s are on 8 by 11 sheets of paper. There is a soda fountain off to the side of the kitchen. It’s just one of those small town dives where you go to get awesome food.
This picture was kinda weird. It was rainy on the outside, and my lens eye might have gotten wet. The effect makes this place seem like a haunted house or something. Don’t worry, there are no ghosts or zombies here.
Alrighty then, let’s get to the pictures of the food. The menu consists of three different offerings. Pizzas, sandwiches, and pasta. I got one of each.
This was a solid pizza. Lots of cheese, thin and delicious crust, good tasting sauce. I have been on somewhat of a dry spell lately with trying new pizza places, so I was pleased to find this pizza enjoyable. My kids both liked it a lot, and had two slices each.
Next we have a huge pan of baked ziti. I loved this dish. It was filled with ricotta cheese and italian sausage mixed in with a delicious marinara sauce, and then all baked together with lots of mozzarella cheese. It was a piping hot, bubbly, bowl of bliss. I took a few bites, and before I knew it, my wife and finished half the plate. Will definitely order this again.
Finally the clear winner of the night was the meatball parmesan sandwich. This might get my blue ribbon for best meatball sandwich in the valley and I will tell you why. First of all, the meatballs are huge. If you throw them high enough in the air, they will take orbit around earth, and you could land a spaceship on one. The sauce they were in is a homemade gourmet delight. There was ample cheese throughout the sandwich. The bell peppers on top were a nice touch. But perhaps the beauty of this beast was the eatability [eat-a-bility]of it. Some meatball subs can be tough to eat because they are A) too saucy, so it gets everywhere, or B) too thick so you can’t take proper bites, or C) the bread is too thin and can’t support the weight of the sandwich. You won’t have that problem here. The bread was very hearthy and perfectly baked for this sandwich.
Did I mention that this sandwich is also only 2 FREAKING POUNDS?
I did a quick Google search to find things that also weigh 2 pounds. I found things like a pineapple, and jug of milk, a fan, a clothes iron, a Malayan flying fox, a rack of baby back ribs….
See further evidence above of the grandeur that is the Meatball Parmesan Sandwich at Nonna’s. So many beautiful colors, meats, and cheeses. Everything put together so nicely, makes me want to get down on my knees and pray.
I hope you get a chance to try Nonna’s soon. Just get on the 201 freeway and take the 8400 West exit into Magna, and then your first right. Just make sure to fuel up first for the long journey, and come hungry. You will be leaving at least 2 pounds heavier.