La Nonna

4.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
Brought to you by the same family that owned San Carlo! BYOB and CASH ONLY Pick-up available and so is catering for your next event! Restaurant on South Street overlooking historic Headhouse Square. Perfect for casual dining, bring the family!
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4.8
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Great food and service. Family-friendly.

AP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and food was ridiculously delicious!!! Will definitely be back.

DZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great! We loved the burrata and the daily special was delicious. The only complaint is that their dessert selection is poor.

m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
We'll be back.

MD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have driven past La Nonna plenty of times and never thinking to stop in.
We were going to dine at La Fourno ... our go to Italian restaurant, but they are closed
until further notice due to a fire in the restaurant.

As fate would have it, we chose La Nonna for an evening out and we were both blown away.
Upon entering the setting is very charming and the server and manager are warm and friendly.

The food is one of the best we have eaten, we ordered salad, fried rice balls, lasagna, cannelloni,
wild boar tomato gravy with wide noodles and was even offered a complimentary glass of white wine.
Also, the lemon cake dessert was delicious.

We will be stopping back again for a wonderful dining experience.

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loud food was good good for byo date or friends

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place! I almost don’t want to share bc I don’t want to have any trouble getting a table. Haha. But really they have the best food AND the best service. Absolutely love this place ❤️

EO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, it’s a great place for all those categories. The food is SO good and the staff is wonderful!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome services very cozy atmosphere! Highly recommend.

DL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Cheap place bad food no booze no desert no coffee needs Gordon Ramsey to come save it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! The food is delicious; so good every single time. Service is great, & we love the ambiance! This place is the perfect little byob!

JF
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Visited during Restaurant week. My meal at LaNonna was ok. It seems like portions of my appetizer came out of a jar. The burrata cheese was excellent but the roasted peppers were most likely out of a jar. Small thin strips. The ravioli were good, not crazy about the sauce. The chicken dish for dinner was good and dessert was good but didn't seem homemade. Service was friendly. My dining partner had Bronzino and thought it was very good.

F
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. One of our favorite restaurant.

M
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for restaurant week, and the place was busy, but the service was never hurried. Four courses for restaurant week were plentiful, but served at a perfect pace. The tomato sauces were bright and fresh, the branzino was perfectly cooked, not overwhelmed by the preparation, and the chocolate hazelnut cake was the right balance of rich dark chocolate and light hazelnut.
The decor was creative, appropriate for the neighborhood and the restaurant's name. I'm not Italian, but the light fixtures fashioned from old food grinders, reminded me of my grandmother's kitchen. My grandmother wasn't an especially good cook, but the namesake nonna must have been.

E
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during restaurant week and had a great experience!
Food was fabulous and service great...can't wait to go back!

L
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a careful reading of reviews, I chose La Nonna for dinner during Restaurant Week and I am so happy I did. This was some of the best Italian food I've had in Philadelphia and I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others. The gnocchi was so fresh and flavorful. The only negative I can say is that the restaurant is a bit noisy, but I also think that is reflective of everyone having such a good time.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to La Nonna’s for restaurant week. It was fabulous!! The gnocchi‘s were light and airy. The pork ossa came off the bone and melted in your mouth. They have their own homemade bread which is so light it doesn’t fill you up like other breads you get a restaurants. The eggplant appetizer was just the right size with just the right amount of ricottta cheese in it. The desserts were light and airy I had the chocolate cake and my friend had the lemoncello cake. I plan on going back again and bringing people I raved about the food and the ambience of the place. It’s a must go to restaurant.

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was AMAZING. Four courses for just $35 a person during restaurant week, such a great deal. Classic italian restaurant decor, very old timey. Will definitely be going back

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Wanted to share Philly and our South Philly with friends from Florida! Yummmm

LA
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been there in a long time. Don’t know why. Everything was excellent.

MS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun place

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do NOT miss this place. Must go Italian restaurant in Philly!!! Everything is home made. It beats 5 star restaurants. Will recommended to all my friends and keep going back.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Waitress was excellent but it seemed that she was the only one running the entire operation with the exception of cooking the food. Hire more help.

LS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really particularly the specials. Lamb chops were great. Service excellent. BYOB

MJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy this restaurant. I try to get here every time I'm in the area. Good is always great service is fantastic. Can't wait for my next visit.

C
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed!

MJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very cozy place. Love the Chicken Parmesan. Enjoy the BYOB. Good service friendly staff. Affordable. Actually the best chicken parm, I be ever had. Will be returning every couple of weeks.

KM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal!

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there on several occasions and it has always exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for quality authentic Italian food then this is the place!

C
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at La Nonna for the first time on a friend's recommendation. The food was great and the service excellent. I had the wild boar papperadelle and my wife had bronzino. The restaurant is small and it was quiet on Thursday. Given the location on South St in Phila I would guess it is busy on weekends and warrants a reservation. BYOB and cash only - ATM on site. Location is 215 South 2nd St. Bonus - there is a parking garage across the street

L
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Gianna our server was delightful. we enjoyed the quality and variety of the menu selections.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The service was fantastic and the food was so fresh. Small place—reservations are a must.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my college graduation here with my family. The appetizers were incredible and the place was so cute! Would reccomemd to anyone in the area

DA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Nonna is my go to restaurant. My favorite gnoccis!

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TW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great BYOB spot on South Street. Friendly service, good food. Have been twice now on visits and was not disappointed either time. Especially like the Roman specialities - carciofo (artichokes) and matriciana (pasta with spicy tomato and pancetta sauce).

AS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This restaurant was a huge disappointment. I would not recommend it.

EO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and the staff is great!

l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service are great. However, it was a Saturday evening and the noise level is unfortunately too much.