Best of Atlanta: Dining
Some say it’s hard to find good Italian in town, but Atlantans are sold on East Atlanta’s Noni’s. With a risotto of the day, Noni’s Lasagna Bolognese and Noni’s meatballs, it’s easy to understand the love. Read more.
Atlanta's Best Cheap Eats
"The Wedding Soup and Muffuletta are standouts at Noni's," Steven says. "and owner Matt Ruppert makes a mean Negroni (cocktail with gin, Campari, and vermouth)." Read more.
Adventurous Tastes, October 9, 2008
Noni's Bar and Deli is an oasis of charming decor and inexpensive Italian eats on an otherwise dingy stretch of Edgewood Ave. Noni's is a gem of a restaurant with low lighting, slate and hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. Read more.
Atlanta Intown, Tuesday, 13 April 2010
A cool little Italian joint near the downtown part of Edgewood. The interior is a combination of hipster bar and your Italian Grandma’s dining room. Noni’s is as eclectic as it is eccentric. Read more.
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Creative Loafing, February 15, 2009
Christiane also gives a shout-out to Matt Rupert's "charming neighborhood restaurant, Noni's," which she calls "a refuge of sanity in a neighborhood (Edgewood Avenue) that is in danger of being overtaken by bars." Read more.
Atlanta Business Chronical, November 7, 2008
Inspired by restaurant owner Matt Ruppert’s 87-year-old grandmother, Noni’s Bar & Deli was created with a promise to offer a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy lunch and dinner in the heart of Atlanta while making diners nostalgic for a simpler time. Read more.
Creative Loafing, October 10, 2008
The key to Noni's appeal is that it doesn't reach beyond its means. There are no braised meats or fancy reductions, and it may well end up being more of a bar than a restaurant (Ruppert called me to stress that "bar" comes before "deli" in the name). But the feel of the place, as well as the food, succeeds completely within its context. And the restaurant shows that Edgewood Avenue may indeed become a haven for cool independent restaurants, where personality wins out over artifice. Read more.
Access Atlanta, September 18, 2008
“Gastropub” may be the most overused term in Atlanta dining right now. But whatever you call them, casual bar/restaurants that tweak pub grub with fine dining flourishes are hot, hot, hot. At Noni’s Italian Deli & Bar on Edgewood Avenue, Matt Ruppert and Tobias Johansson have put a fresh spin on the trend, creating a place that manages to be both cool and comfy, with food and drink to match. Read more.
Daily Candy Atlanta, July 23, 2008
Recipe for Promising New Resto. Combine chef/owner Matt Ruppert and sous chef Chris Lyons (Paul’s, Vinocity) in an up-and-coming part of town this Friday. Mix old-timey touches (a lunchtime pickle jar, Italian drinks on ice, and quick sandwich counter) with local produce, tasting as you go. Read more.
Knife & Fork, August 2008
Noni's comfortable bar is often busier than its adorable, romantic dining room. There is a time for everything, and we recommend you try both. The all-Italian wine list, the Italian beers on tap (Moretti and Peroni), and the Campari hiding among the other top-shelf bottles confirm the feeling of quality that draws us regularly to a spot with a positive influence on the neighborhood. Read more.