La Nonna

5
234 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brought to you by the same family that owned San Carlo. We are a BYOB and CASH ONLY (with venmo) restaurant. Pick-up is available and so is catering for your next event! Restaurant is located on South Street overlooking historic Headhouse Square. Perfect for casual dining, bring the family!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 234 people are saying
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5.0
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Gnocchi were great.Get the Tiramisu!

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GregoryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The best gnocchi I've ever had. They were light as marsh mellows and delicious.

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AmyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared some wine over a very comfortable ambiance and delicious food! Everything was impeccable!

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GabrielM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most consistently fantastic eating experience in the city. From special occasions to no occasion at all. No pretension. All warmth and delight.

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JanetB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was some of the best Italian food I have eaten in my 59 years of an Irish American resident in South Philly (2 Street) near some of the best Italian restaurants anywhere. La Nonna is right up there . I can’t believe I’ve never eaten here before .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend loved it here! Dinner was amazing, and we loved that it was BYOB!

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Nugget
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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vipAnia
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful,can’t wait to get back

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Eleanor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gnocchi that I have ever had. Servers were awesome too!

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Amanda
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic, but the restaurant was practically at 100% capacity which made my date and me a little nervous

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Nonna is a quiet and quaint restaurant with absolutely incredible food. Don’t skip out on the dessert either, you’ll definitely regret it!

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vipGabrielleB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a great small BYOB Italian restaurant!!! Our waitress was so attentive and so nice. And the food... wow. Amazing to say the least. We got the fried calamari and shrimp as an app. Great, so lightly breaded and crispy. Then had a side of gnocchi. WOW the best thing I ate!! Also chicken milanese, and veal parm. Both so flavorful!! Will be visiting again and you should too!!

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LouO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful menu and very nice staff. I would return for dinner again

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Latimer
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot on South Street, all the food came out hot and in a timely matter. Shrimp/calamari came with the best marinara!! The gnocchis were fantastic, and the meatballs will melt in your mouth. If you want authentic Italian food check this place out.

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vipJamesM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably top notch food and warm friendly service.

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vipJazz
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the second time that we had dinner at La Nonna and it was just as good as the first. Consistency matters! The server, the atmosphere (subdued due to COVID) was quiet even with other diners present, and the food was hot and flavorful. I had the salmon which was HUGE , done simply, but very enjoyable. My dining partner had the pasta special which was papardelle with a boar ragu in a red sauce. All in all, I would give the experience 4/5 stars.

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RyanD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it

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vipKaceyG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and delicious! One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We ate family style and would highly recommend it. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Giana was an incredible hostess. The Carbana is delicious. La Nonna is now one of our top South Philadelphia Italian spots. We’ll be back.

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DCDiner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this restaurant for the first time today and what a pleasure it was. The entire dining experience was excellent from the staff to the food.

I found this location on a recommendation and was so glad we tried it

The restaurant is BYOB so if you want anything stronger than soft drinks to consume you have to bring it with you.

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vipEJW7859
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! No one complained about their food ...it was all great! We will definitely come back!

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vipAlexandraC
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. The only entree worth a second visit was the gnocchi. Also very disheartening to be asked to go to the bar after only an hour and a half into our reservation to accommodate the next party especially considerations we ordered a substantial amount.

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FlorenceM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and beautiful little restaurant. thank you

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vipEdB2W
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sausage & rabe is the best in the city..been there a dozen times and it’s *always* excellent

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EDKa
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Appetizers and desserts were delicious. The main courses were good but the veal chop (all three of them) were tough and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarkC
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.

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ChrisM
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!

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MicheleB
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 😊☺️👍👍

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vipfoodie1
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in a welcoming atmosphere! Definitely recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipVito
Philadelphia
69 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant week

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JamesB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipStef
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!! Gnocchi was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
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.

FAQs

La Nonna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 928-3262.

La Nonna is rated 5 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.