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La Nonna Restaurant, Adeje, Tenerife

La Nonna, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

This is a lovely ocean side restaurant with a beautiful setting with equally lovely food. It is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the area. There is a well presented, fairy-lit restaurant in front of La Nonna that wrangles all the unsuspecting tourists like a fly trap. We ate their our first night, but felt it was over priced, pretentious and didn't hold a candle to La Nonna.

Lovely Spanish Red

La Nonna does pasta but it also has tapas, and some pan asian influences. There is balcony seating that over-looks one of many plaza's with ocean views. We are staying in the Costa d'Adeje region where there are plenty of lovely bars with seating facing the ocean and settled on one for a pre dinner aperitif.  It is a lovely setting.
Tea infused Salmon Carpaccio with Tofu and Yoghurt mayo  

The 'La Nonna' Tapas - Andaluz Calamari, Greek Meatball, Iberian Ham, Salmon Tartar

I can imagine it would be quite hard to secure a booking at La Nonna in busy times, we arranged a booking earlier in the day (or it may have been the day before) and this was during a quieter time of year. So keep this in mind if you try to eat here or you may end up next door.

Lovely Balcony seating

We chose a very nice Spanish wine to go with our meal. For starters we tried the 'La Nonna' Tapas that consisted of a mix of Calamari, Iberian Ham, Salmon Tartar, Greek meatball, Spanish Omelet with King Prawn and the Salmon Carpaccio served with green tea, dill with tofu and yoghurt.

Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with King Prawn

Complimentary Breads, Fresh Linguine Vongole

The green tea with the salmon carpaccio had an interesting flavour but not over powering, it was subtle. I am in two minds about it but I thought it was a very light and clean flavoured plate, with interesting textures, plain flavours but very good calorie wise. The tapas were ample for one person and all served with individual flavours that were very good.
White Chocolate Shots, Dessert selection

For the mains we chose the freshly made pasta, a Linguine Vongole and Tagliatelle Genovese Style with King Prawn. The pasta itself was indeed fresh but the Genovese was the real stand out dish for this meal. It had a lovely nutty cream flavour with basil running all through the pasta. The clams were fresh with the linguine and both plates were superb with the Spanish wine.
La Nonna Dessert selection

The desserts were an assortment of a 'La Nonna' sweets that were once again a sizeable selection of white chocolate shots, home made ice cream, panna cotta, chocolate brownies ... it goes on. It was quite a spread. For a place where it is hard to get good fine dining food, apart from The Four Seasons Hotel and a one or two other restaurants on the Island, this is probably one of the few that could actually meet you half way to an excellent fine dining experience.


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