Little Nonna's

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$30 and under
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little spot for an intimate dinner

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vipMB825
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The door to the patio kept opening which made the restaurant very cold. The table we were seated was along the bar so caused crowded areas as we enjoyed the meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve come to Little Nonna’s twice now, and it has never disappointed! Their food is fantastic, and the waiters give great suggestions for which wine to pair with. The best part is the cozy ambiance. Will definitely come back!

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Tommyncaesar
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Cute little spot, very festive for the holidays. We arrived early and were seated right away, hostess was very friendly. They do not have a bar, just limited house drinks; the server was dismissive and not helpful in explaining this. Food was decent, nothing too special. We got our appetizers and entrees and the server never checked on us to see how we liked everything. We were in wouldn’t go back!

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vipDennisM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here for the Army Navy weekend. My family loves Little Nonna’s. Super cozy and friendly. See you next year.

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vipMarthasPet
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting Philadelphia. Wanted a restaurant close to my hotel. Food was good but a limited menu. Would recommend.

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vipanom
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing meatballs

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DaveR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous! We enjoyed diner with great friends before seeing the philly pops Christmas show. The food was delicious—who knew spaghetti & meatballs could be so good!

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ErikS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty limited menu, but the food we had was delicious. Maybe the best meatballs I've ever had? Portions were very large. Service was incredibly fast, and very friendly. Atmosphere was nice.

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KJoy
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for a birthday dinner and the food and atmosphere were perfect! We were seated right away and food came out quickly. If anything, I'd prefer a more leisurely pace to the meal, but it was a Sunday night and they were busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the appetizers to dessert was second to none. The service was quick, and the ambiance was perfect. I’d been to Little Nonna’s once before, and forgot just how good this place was. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Italian food!

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Troyg
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and usual.

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MargaretA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent -- the food good. I was disappointed that I could not order a simple garden salad with my entree.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was my husband’s birthday and I mentioned it while booking the table. So I was expecting them to do something but they didn’t. Usually when a special occasion is mentioned, restaurants do something special and since little Nonna did not, so I was slightly upset.

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JuliaR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little gem of a restaurant. We'll be back next time we're in the area!!

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vipLovetodine
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. No wait for out table, great waitstaff and everyone was right-garlic bread to die for! Sunday gravy was yummy with a perfect bottle of wine and their desserts are just like Italy!

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vipPedroP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent experience. The italo-american style is very worth trying!

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Foodie143
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular...so delicious. The staff, as well as the fellow patrons, were so friendly. The homey-comfortable atmosphere added to the wonderful experience. I would describe the food as comfort with a unique twist. The flavors popped in your mouth. Every bite delicious! I would highly recommend Little Nonna’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Nonna’s is honestly some of the best Italian food in Philly. So quaint, impeccable service, even better food. I had a special request for a quiet table in a corner on the patio and they delivered without hesitation. Our server Tracy was very attentive but not overbearing. If you can, absolutely sit on the patio. We will definitely be back!

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Msjs325
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Little Nonna"s is an informal, warm and friendly Italian restaurant with a limited but authentic menu.
The portions are large. Wine selections are good. Overall, a good restaurant to choose if you are looking for a pleasant meal in an unassuming setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch before a show at The Academy of Music. Great proximity to the theatre. Good food and large portions. 😊

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marcelocandeo
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The cacho and pepe pasta was over peppered. The spaghetti with meatballs was too much food for an ok taste. Not too bad but i would look for another place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting old friends from out of town

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ToWa
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers, entrees and desserts were tremendous. We started with wine and then shared garlic bread and a brushetta. I had the "gravy" a generous portion of melt in your mouth short-rib, sausage and a giant meatball. The rest of my entree was pasta everything in the sauce that had obviously been cooking all day. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was quite good and the atmosphere was very quaint!

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MartinS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, the setting is eclectic and fun. We shared several small plates and a dessert, a round of drinks and coffee and were perfectly satisfied! It was a perfect meal before orchestra.

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VictoriaS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winning choice! Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great location. Awesome meeting place for family and friends. We always go back and bring people new to Little Nonna's!

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sarahp
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but backyard could have been warmer if there were cushions on the seats.

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vipKTMCV
Philadelphia
20 reviews