The best food/service/food/staff/food/atmosphere/food and value in Utah (by far), and possibly anywhere else we have ever been. (Have I mentioned ?the food? there?) My wife and I (and three children) are transplants from New York, where we lived for most of our lives (on Long Island, about an hour and a half drive from NYC, or 55 minutes on the Long Island Railroad). We moved to Utah over 13 years ago (long story, but talk about ""culture shock"").We certainly have no regrets, though, but ever since, we have longed for the great food which we enjoyed during our ""past lives"" back east, especially the Italian delicacies, since my wife is Italian (and was born in the Bronx). So much so, in fact, that over the years we have often brought food back with us after visits ?back home?, meals which were literally prepared, cooked and then frozen for us at our favorite restaurants, and then quickly packed in coolers for the flights back to Utah. As you might expect, though, this worked better for certain items - mostly the simpler ones, such as bagels, Chinese food and especially, the pizza, as well as many of the cooking oils, various cheeses and other ingredients that my wife had learned to cook with, and which seemed relatively unavailable here (at least locally) - than it did for others - such as most prepared meals and assorted pastries (especially cannolis!), etc., etc... But it was always worth a try, as far as we were concerned. \r
I now work in Logan and had previously driven past Le Nonne nearly every day for almost three years without ever giving the cozy little place a try (due mostly to foolish cynicism and ?snobbish? skepticism, fueled by previous and ongoing ?post-NY? culinary disappointments), when finally, a colleague took a client there for a meal on a whim a few months ago. Before they left for their lunch meeting, my co-worker asked me if I wanted him to bring anything back for me, I said ?Sure, surprise me...? And was I ever! When he returned to the office, he had an order of Chef Micheli?s ?Ravioli Di Granchio? (stuffed with ricotta and crabmeat, in a light crème sauce, for the uninitiated) in tow, a dish which is not even on their lunch menu, yet it was still graciously prepared at his request (because he was so sure that it would be great and that I would love it, and how right he was, of course)! It was fantastic, a veritable treat for the senses (especially the taste buds, of course)! I could not wait to tell my wife about this great (albeit extremely belated) ?discovery? of ours! \r
Needless to say, we are not only eternally grateful to my friend, but we have been ?regulars? at Pier and Stephanie?s place, where we have been treated like lifelong customers and friends by them and the entire staff ever since! And to be honest, it seems to us that everyone is treated the same way. We certainly do not ask for any kind of special treatment, but leave feeling as though we were so honored each and every time; completely satisfied in every way. They have yet to disappoint us and likely never will. Our only regret is that we (stubbornly) wasted 3 years before we sampled their impeccable menu! \r
P.S. ? And to anyone who has had a bad enough experience there to have posted a negative review of any kind: Please give them another try, we?d truly be amazed if you were again unhappy a second time. And if anyone were to somehow remain truly unsatisfied, well, then? ?...Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet...? is the Biblical quote which we would humbly offer to all at Le Nonne in response to this supposed proclaimed disappointment!
Cons: Minor: Not open for lunch on some days & closed on Sunday.