ABOUT  Nonna Lucia

Our Story

Julio and Michelle Licona own and operate Nonna Lucia with their daughter, Michaila. They are committed to exceptional customer service and serving quality food in a warm welcoming environment.  Customers love the relaxed atmosphere, nightly specials and weekly entertainment.

Nonna Lucia is the areas only BYOB. Patrons love the concept that was adopted from the restaurants in Michelle’s hometown of Wyckoff NJ.  BYOB allows customers to bring what they like to drink and pay a small $5 bottle fee which helps offset costs associated with being a BYOB restaurant. Normally those costs are absorbed through inflated beer, wine and liquor prices. Nonna Lucia is also committed to giving back to the community.  If you donate to their selected 501©3, they

will offer you a complimentary glass of wine.   

It's Personal

We work to ensure everyone has a memorable experience. If you have special dietary needs just let us know. Sit back and relax and we will do the rest.


Our Commitment


Locally sourced produce and seafood means food that is exceptional in taste. Just one of the reasons Nonna Lucia has won 12 awards in two years and was voted Best New Chef, Best All Around Restaurant and Best Italian Restaurant! We promise to always use the freshest ingredients and care about your overall experience.  That’s why Nonna Lucia is such a wonderful place to enjoy a cozy meal.  Our waitstaff is like family and that’s fitting considering we are a family owned and operated business.  We also believe in giving back to the community that supports us. 


Nonna Lucia is the 2018 recipient for the Island Packet Readers Choice award for Best Italian Restaurant.  In 2019 they took 9 awards between the Best of Bluffton and Sun Select Today for Best All Around Restaurant, Best Italian Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Chef and more. Come see why the locals choose Nonna Lucia as their favorite restaurant!