Cheesesteak Review #62: Nonna Rosa of Jeffersonville
3.0 out of 5 stars
My next review is for a pizzeria and restaurant located right outside of Norristown on Main Street. This time around I am reviewing a cheesesteak with provolone and fried onion from Nonna Rosa Pizzeria and Restaurant which is located in Jeffersonville. A co-worker of mine, whose name I will not reveal, kept on bugging me to review the cheesesteak from Nonna Rosa so one day after work I gave in and decided to give them a try. I haven’t done any research into Nonna Rosa in the past so I had no idea what to expect.
Bread-The roll used was only average. I’m not 100% sure but I think it may have been a D’Ambrosio roll or else a Conshy Bakery roll. Since I ate the cheesesteak late in the day the bread wasn’t the freshest, which made it a little more chewy than it probably should be. The roll had a good doughy taste to it as well. There was a decent amount of grease from the meat absorbed by the bread, but it didn’t make the bread to soggy, which is good because I hate cheesesteaks that have a soggy roll and are dripping with grease
Cheese-The cheese was probably my favorite part of the cheesesteak. There was a ton of cheese included in the cheesesteak and it was melted throughout the entire sandwich. The provolone also had a nice distinct taste to it. I’m not too sure what brand of cheese it was, but I was thoroughly impressed with their selection of cheese.
Meat-The meat was also very average. The meat was average quality and it was cooked pretty well, but it just had a bland taste to it. It definitely needed some salt and pepper seasoning. Some pieces were also a little dry, but it wasn’t as noticeable as usual because of all of the cheese that was included in the cheesesteak. The meat was diced up in to small pieces which is also something I am looking for when rating a cheesesteak. So in all I was not impressed with the meat.
Amount-This cheesesteak was pretty large. There was a 12 inch roll used and it was filled with a ton of meat. Their menu mentions that they use ten ounces of meat. If I had to guess they may have actually included a little more than ten ounces. The cheesesteak also contained a ton of cheese, which I loved. The amount of fried onions included was pretty average. In all this was a filling cheesesteak and I was stuffed by the last bite.
Fried Onions-The fried onions were pretty good. They were grilled to a nice crispy texture and caramel color and they were mixed throughout the entire sandwich. The amount of them included was perfect as the cheesesteak didn’t have an overpowering onion taste to it.
Nonna Rosa’s cheesesteak was not that spectacular. It was average at best. I am pretty sure that you could find just as good of a cheesesteak at any pizza place you go to. If not for the large size and amount of cheese this cheesesteak would be ranked a lot lower. So if you are in Norristown or Jeffersonville, and hungry for a cheesesteak I would not recommend Nonna Rosa unless you want a plain and average cheesesteak. The menu at Nonna Rosa is huge though, so you have a ton of different options. With my cheesesteak I also had an order of wings which were pretty good so I can at least recommend them as part of this review. There is a decent amount of seating, so you can actually sit down and enjoy a meal as compared to having to get your meal to go. I’m not 100% but I think they are also a BYOB which is a plus if you are dining in.