Little Nonna's

4.7
2418 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting on Valentines Day and the restaurant surpassed all expectations! We sat in the heated garden the ambiance and decor was amazing! The hostess was super nice and accommodating, out server was great as well. The food was incredible I will definitely be visiting again!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being that travel all year with different destinations. All eat in a lot of places. This place had perfect setting and atmosphere. And the food to die for. I am really glad that I experienced this one place with my family that I flew in from Miami for this weekend. A must try.

Sincerely
Gus Perez

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JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must get the meatballs!!! They were fabulous!!! Nice small intimate atmosphere for a great date night and food!!!

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ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spaghetti and meatballs were out of this world!

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C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & wonderful service. Menu varied with many interesting choices. Highly recommend & definitely will be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and the food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the chef's table by the kitchen where we could watch the chef. Amazing and delicious!

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ST
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been dining here a few times and never been disappointed with the food and service!

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super Enjoyable, come hungry!!!
Beet salad was soooo refreshing and delicious ....
I loved the Italian sausage, WOW, Mama Mia!
The Sunday Italian Dinner - Oh , Oh , yummy!
Save room for the Holy Cannoli!!!

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meatballs and spaghetti, enough to feed 2 people!! Excellent apps and friendly service.

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always, best staff. Cutest interior, always perfect for a friend get together or date night ❤️

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DW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the recommendation from my hotel. Did not disappoint. I left it to my waitress to make recommendations on the menu (app, entree, and wine). She was eager to point out the “must haves” and was incredibly attentive. The desserts were also absolutely incredible. This is definitely a staple for my future Philly visits.

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IB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Nonna's will always hold a very special spot in my heart as its where we had our wedding. The food and staff are the reason. They never fail in providing amazing food that fills your belly and makes you feel like your home. Simply amazing!

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Listen, Melissa is a delight and highly trained specialist. Her knowledge of the wines and their interplay with the dishes helped take our dining experience to the next level. We essentially let her guide us from start to finish and had an outstanding time. Thanks!

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T
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing experience. Cannot understand the reviews I read. First of all, everything is ala carte which is odd for an authentic Italian restaurant and charging $2.00 for "grilled bread" which was actually burnt/charred bread with no flavor. And then we had to ask for olive oil to dip the bread into. My gnocchi dish was under cooked to the point of the gnocchi was actually mushy and I sent it back for the arancini appetizer for dinner which was tasty. My husband's spaghetti and meatballs (Nonna's) were too spicy and again not typical of Italian sauce or gravy. Even the meatballs were spicy.
Would not recommend to anyone and would not go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Very cozy and not like a lot of the other mainstream dining options in Philly. Feels like Nonna’s!

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DJ
Philadelphia
394 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic prix fixe lunch menu. Well-curated and easy to understand wine selections.

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SH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and home town feel. Small is size but great Italian food.

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LY
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just amazing. The staff at Little Noona’s were so accommodating. I will definitely be coming back. My husband and I were so pleased with everything.

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JC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fave Italian in philly! Incredible food and ambiance!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance and how cozy the restaurant was-perfect for a cold night! Each dish was delicious! We highly recommend starting with the Caesar salad and garlic bread.

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LD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Two of my colleagues and I were in Philly for a conference. This restaurant is charming and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. I highly recommend this especially as a get-away from the convention atmosphere.

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JC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time in three weeks ...food, ambience, and service are all 5 stars.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The spaghetti tasted sour. Our server was pushy and made us feel rushed

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d
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved it.. my only complaint is their charging for bread. I find that bothersome for an Italian place. Service was good!

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A
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here after a not too stellar first visit. So very happy we came back. The food was remarkable! The garlic bread was delicious, the pasta dishes perfect! One of my new favorite Italian places!

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was fantastic. A little cramped but a fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little gem is incredible!! Everything we ate was pure magic. Can't wait to go back. What an amazing place.

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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy food, great staff. Perfect place for a nice lunch.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time back... Great food and service. Will be back again..

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NP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great. However, service was not. Nice greeting but waiter disappeared and we had to ask hostess for drinks.

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CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is super cool - great for a romantic date or just a chill night.

The food is spectacular. Get the Arancini Mushroom Balls, Meatballs, and the GNOCCHI. Wow so so good!

Great wine too.

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I went for Restaurant Week and was very disappointed . The portions were the size of tapas. The ararcinni was salty, the meat smoky and the gravy tasted burnt. My chuckin was dry the Brussels undercooked and so were the potatoes . The short rib was about 1 inch & 1/2 long. I been to other restaurants for Restaurant Week. I understand the plates will be smalls but
not like one bite. Very disappointed

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance

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EW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Teeny tiny place with awesome food! You will be close to your neighbor, but it really does feel like nonnas house. Traditional Italian American food done really well.

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MW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girl,

Those meatballs are the stuff of legends. The portions were filling and the ambiance was electric. We were seated right away and the service was attentive. Overall great value!

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SL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to most restaurants in Philadelphia across the spectrum, most several times, how I had never been to Little Nonna's is beyond me, especially after just going this week. It was a dream. Cozy, fun, ambient, quaint yet bustling--a wonderful energy hybrid enveloped. Arina (and the entire staff) could NOT have been more knowledgeable, affable, energetic in the best ways, maintaining a perfect balance of professionalism and ambassadorship of goodness in vibe and company in and of journey. An epic time! Thank you!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and atmosphere were beautiful. The music caught me off guard a bit but not in a bad way. I got the Sunday's Gravy and it was everything I'd imagined it would be and more. This place will definitely be added to the list of places I need to revisit with a group of friends and family.

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went during restaurant week. Food very good and very reasonably priced . Waitress was so accommodating and went out of her way- which made the experience special.

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