Little Nonna's

4.7
2500 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Little Nonna’s is an Italian-American eatery in Center City’s bustling Midtown Village. Inspired by the “red sauce” family-owned ristorantes of Italian immigrants, Chef Turney offers thoughtful interpretations of homestyle Italian-American dishes with an all-Italian wine list and handcrafted cocktails. The cozy 40-seat restaurant is evocative of an Italian grandmother’s living room, circa 1950, featuring vintage lace in the windows, hanging antique copper pots and an outdoor garden that seats an additional 40 guests.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a special tasting menu for Mothers Day brunch between 10am-3pm. It is a 4 course menu and will be $45 per person. **Please note: There is a $25 cancellation fee per person for any dinner reservation cancelled within 48 hours of May 12th.**

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Will be back!!

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AZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Little Nonna's and they certainly did not disappoint. I went for Nonna's Spaghetti and Meatballs, and it were delicious. If you come and you're hungry, definitely go for that dish. The portion is ridiculous, two massive meatballs on top of a pile of spaghetti and their homemade meat sauce.

I also forgot Little Nonna's was not BYO having I confidently walked in with a bottle of red, without realizing that might have not been the best move. No worries though, the hostess informed me that yoy can bring your own bottle, but that includes paying their corking fee, which wasn't bad at all. Overall, great experience. I highly recommend. Also, ask to sit outback on their heated patio. Great vibes, and very romantic.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Octopus appetizer among the best I've had.

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K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meatballs are a must! I also had a Linguini with clam special that was the best I ever had.

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JF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were fortunate to be seated outdoors at the last 2top. Much quieter than inside. Lovely.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Even after confirming twice for a special dessert (celebrating a b'day) the restaurant messed it up. While the food was good, the server's condescending behavior ruined the evening. Not going back

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DC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find close to Kimmel Center. Attentive service and fabulous food. One suggestion would be to offer gluten free pasta.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Avoid the patio during the day. Might be more enjoyable with lights at night

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio was charming, portions were generous, food was fabulous!

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and pretty good service. Volume of customers is high for such a Small restaurant. Good for friend and family due to high energy. Reservations a must.

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GT
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic Food was great service attentive and timely. Intimate so we got to know the folks as the table next to us.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT meal. Good size portions. Took home dinne take out as well

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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a gem of a restaurant -- great Italian food in a comfortable venue. Service is wonderful -- attentive but not intrusive. House wines are great value. Overall a wonderful experience!

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AD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Little Nonna's offers a variety of appetizers, but has a very limited entree menu--the Thursday night we were there had only three entrees on the menu. The eggplant parmesan appetizer was spectacular; it was made with thin Japanese eggplant, fried to crispy perfection, and served with dollops of tomato and pesto sauce. It was generous enough for two people to share. The pork and chicken entrees were very good. The swordfish was very moist, although it was a bit salty for my taste. We ate in the courtyard, which was bright and delightful. I don't think I would have enjoyed the very dark interior restaurant. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend Little Nonna's to a friend.

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MD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice, friendly with excellent food. Very cozy.

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food in a really cozy place! Recommended

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JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price. Good service. Look for the sign on Locust street, as the address is the same as Bud & Marilyn's

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had lunch. The service was attentive. My friend and I shared the beet salad. The presentation was beautiful and it was fresh and delicious. We did, however, feel it was overpriced for the portion at $11. We shared the meatball with broccoli rabe sandwich. The meatballs were huge and very tasty. The rabe was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Definitely going back! I got the Sunday gravy and my wife got the spaghetti and meatballs. The drinks were excellent as well.

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. We really enjoyed the Sunday sauce. The shortrib was the star of the sauce. Meatball was ok. But I am picky when it comes to meatballs. Nothing compares to my Nonna's. The arrancini were perfect. We liked sitting outside on the patio. Great atmosphere. Waitress was helpful and speedy.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time outside and was not disappointed!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'd been wanting to try Little Nonna's for a long time, and are now sorry we waited so long. The meatballs were incredible-- exactly like my nonna used to make. The ambiance is nice and the service excellent. Would highly recommend.

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FL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and excellent service; Sunday Gravy and meat balls were amazing.

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Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our second time here and the food was really good. Our waitress was not friendly and not especially helpful, which didn't detract too much because of the good food, atmosphere and company.

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RC
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was really good - inventive menu, great entrees with excellent seasonings and fresh ingredients.

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PK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Nona’s was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! Friendly staff, excellent food, great value, wonderful ambiance!

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EH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great Italian food. The leftovers were still delicious. A should go

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, love the meatballs.

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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The hostess was not pleasant... very abrupt. Our server was great, as was the Italian lemonade and pasta but the meatballs need work. They were extremely dry and very salty... I barely ate them. I’m also not a fan of the cheese in the middle.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday gravy is unforgettable especially with the addition of delicious beef short ribs. Dessert selections are SO GOOD. Great experience. We will be back.

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great. I look forward to coming back for dinner

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SC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to the restaurant several times I have always been happy we chose to go there.

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SG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. HUGE portions. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Thank you for a great food and dining experience on our first trip to Philly. The arancini’s and tiramisu are a must try!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Received a friendly greeting upon arrival and waitress was helpful in explaining some items on the menu.
Foods was very good and dessert was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restuarant to others.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants ever. Can’t wait to visit Philadelphia again. Fantastic shaved salad, burrata and incredibly delicious homemade vegetarian pasta. Simply delicious, amazing place.

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LC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff here is outstanding!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to. I live in Tucson Arizona and I’ve been to Little Nonnas five times. It’s got to be good for me to travel two thousand miles for gnocchis.

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GB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very friendly and welcoming. Food was prepared fast and was absolutely delicious!

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