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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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! I will be back soon!

MC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to La Nonna with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day, and it was absolutely great. The 4-course, fixed menu offering not only included a wide variety of options, but was also a great value for the fixed cost ($50/person). Nothing but good things to say about the food. The lasagna was incredible and the pork dish was as well. My girlfriend loved the gnocchi as well, and they looked huge! We also both forgot that it was BYOB, which we did realize when we booked but simply did not remember after, and the waitress provided us both with a complimentary glass of wine when we laughed and told her that we weren't drinking because we forgot to bring a bottle, which was totally awesome and unexpected. Great food, great service, and really cool ambience. Probably the best Italian food I've had in the city.

CM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately. Wait staff, all of them, were attentive in every way and even went out of the way to chill a beer glass for me. Food was delish!

MB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was calming and quaint even though the dining room is small it was lovely and friendly. My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves 😊☺️👍👍

f
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in a welcoming atmosphere! Definitely recommended!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud the past few times I have been there so when it is very busy it is difficult to hear family and friends. The food is wonderful and the service is great.

OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi was THE BEST I have ever had outside of my friend’s mother’s kitchen. Pillowy light and perfectly done. Specials were all solid examples of what they were. Nothing inventive, but solid and well-portioned. Arancini, eggplant rollatini, and house-made burrata for appetizers for the table did not disappoint. Pork osso bucco special perfectly fork-tender but not falling off the bone overdone, as is often the case. Other pastas for table did not disappoint either. Cash only and BYOB so customer be aware but we really appreciated being able to bring our own wine. Great example of a cozy Italian restaurant and one we will return to try again real soon.

V
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent Restaurant Week menu. So many delicious items in a beautiful, relaxing and warm atmosphere. Involtini outstanding. Burrata- Wonderful. Gnocchi- the best around. Pork Ossobuuco (a huge portion) and Branzino were outstanding. Tiramisu- this is the real thing. A wonderful night. Our only complaint- service was very slow but on Friday night of Restaurant Week, its understandable. We’ll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant week

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This app should let folks know that it’s BYOB and cash only. Other than that, it’s a perfect restaurant. Great dining experience!

S
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The Branzino was delicious! The service could use some improvement though.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!! Gnocchi was to die for

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals I’ve had in a long time. Went for restaurant week, sat outside on the heated deck. Great deal and the food was amazing.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food, great service, and amazing ambience. I will definitely be back!

OT
North Scotland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

People, service, food and ambiance A+

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood places! Best lamb we’ve ever had! Spaghetti and meatballs and mussels are delicious. Great for pasta, chicken , veal , seafood and excellent daily specials. Price is reasonable and BYOB!

c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, food was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. The food came out in a timely fashion. The portions were huge. The service was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

s
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on a Thursday evening. It was busier than expected but quieted didn’t once a large table left. As always, the service was excellent! Food was fresh and delicious- we were both excited to have leftovers. Highly recommended- can’t wait to come back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, perfect family and friends. Awesome food and ambiance.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. The gnocchi was divine.

EB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, plenty of street parking...byob helps contain the cost...get the sausage & rabe

F
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love la Nonna We introduced restaurant to friends. They enjoyed it too.

LM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great meal!! We were three couples who thought we were going to Little Nonna’s but are so glad we ended up at La Nonna!!! Service was slow and relaxing, just perfect. Everyone loved their dishes. Salads are large and should be shared. We hard the artichoke and bursts appetizers. Main courses were chicken parm, veal chop, bronzino and more. There wasn’t a bite left.

We topped it off with the house lemoncello!!

The experience was like being in the family kitchen. Wonder experience. Highly recommend.

D
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Would definitely recommend- food was good prices reasonable.
Very nice atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Solid Italian food.

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MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome services very cozy atmosphere! Highly recommend.

DL
Philadelphia
8 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!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during restaurant week and it was amazing! Great food, friendly staff and love that it’s byo

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.