About Nona Blue
In 2011, Davi and Bona were introduced to the 2010 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell, who had a lifelong interest in the restaurant business. Davi & Bona’s Modern Tavern idea resonated with McDowell, and he quickly jumped in to help further shape the concept into what Nona Blue is today. In fact, the restaurant was named during an interaction between Davi, Bona and McDowell during the 2012 Tavistock Cup.
On the last day of the tournament, McDowell made par on 18 to lead the Lake Nona team to victory. All the Lake Nona players rushed the green. During the celebration, McDowell saw Bona and Davi and yelled “Go Blue!”—the Lake Nona team’s color. At that moment, Bill replied back “Nona Blue!” With that said, the trio officially had a name for their Modern Tavern.
Nona Blue is a Modern Tavern serving Greater Orlando’s Lake Nona community since 2013. Founded by Pro Golfer Graeme McDowell and veteran restaurateurs Joe Davi and Bill Bona, Nona Blue offers guests a warm, comfortable tavern environment with from scratch American cuisine centered on the wood fire grill. Nona Blue prides itself on having something for every taste, from a burger and craft beer to a New York strip and premium glass of wine (and everything in between, including premium fresh fish and the popular G-Mac & Cheese). Nona Blue is open daily for lunch and dinner. Brunch is served every Sunday and features such unique items as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Chicken & Waffles, Lobster Eggs Benedict and a build-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa menu.
In 2016 Nona Blue Ponte Vedra Beach opened. Home of the PGA TOUR and stunning beaches, Ponte Vedra Beach is the ideal backdrop for Nona Blue’s second location. It features all the warmth and character of our first location with the addition of waterfront views and a heritage-rich special event room.