Little Nonna's

Classic Italian

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Overview

Expect classic red-sauce Italian fare at Little Nonna’s, a casual eatery with twinkling lights, red leather banquettes and bric-a-brac hanging on the walls. Reminiscent of an Italian grandmother’s kitchen, expect dishes like crusty garlic bread, braised beef short rib Sunday gravy with beef-pork-veal meatballs served over macaroni or grilled swordfish a la Siciliana. Helmed by Philly restaurateurs, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, this Midtown gem features an intimate dining room with chef’s counter, garden patio and a full-bar serving Italian wines, beer and house cocktails.

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Accolades

  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Oustanding Restaurateur 2014
  • Zagat rating of 4.3

Menu for Little Nonna's

Lunch Menu

Antipasti

  • Stracciatella hand pulled burrata, italian market olives, grilled bread
    $10.00
  • Garlic Bread roasted garlic butter, sea salt, sarcone's seeded loaf
    $5.00
  • Gigi's Antipasto Plate buffalo mozzarella, soppressata, "gabagool", bresaola, marinated white beans, roasted peppers, pistachio pesto
    $15.00
  • Wild Mushroom Arancini crispy risotto balls, buffalo mozzarella, truffle aioli
    $9.00
  • B+V+P Meatballs soft polenta, san marzano gravy, fontina
    $10.00
  • Strawberry Bruschetta caramelized shallot, gorgonzola dolce, fennel rhubarb, hazelnut, aged balsamic
    $9.00

Insalate

  • Little Gem Caesar radicchio, charred broccolini, parmesan, lemon-anchovy dressing, polenta croutons
    $10.00
  • Grilled Sugar Snap Peas roasted peppers, salami, grilled red onion, whipped eggplant, hand torn croutons, herbs, zesty italian dressing
    $12.00
  • Beets & Citrus torpedo, gold & chiogga beets, blood orange, pistachio, chili, ricotta salata
    $10.00

Featured Item

  • Nonni's Spaghetti & Meatballs B+V+P fontina stuffed meatballs, braised pork marinara, parmesan, basil
    $16.00
  • Eggplant Parmigiana japanese eggplant, basil pesto, marinara, burrata, arugula-fennel salad
    $12.00
  • Grilled Herbed Chicken grilled chicken breast, charred gem lettuce, roasted red peppers, shaved vegetables, anchovy-parmesan dressing
    $15.00
  • Swordfish Spiedini white beans, local mix greens, cherry tomato, salsa verde, lemon
    $15.00

Macaroni

  • Pan Seared Potato Gnocchi mushroom, cherry tomato, corn, english peas, arugula, tarragon, truffle butter
    $16.00
  • Cassarecce local mushrooms, asparagus, favas, whipped ricotta, pesto
    $15.00
  • Bucatini Fra Diavolo spicy san marzano sauce, roasted garlic, greens, parmesan
    $15.00

Sandwiches

  • Roast Pork & Sharp herb crusted pork shoulder, sharp provolone, horseradish aioli, broccoli rabe, sarcone's seeded
    $13.00
  • Braised Shortrib balsamic onions, gorgonzola dolce, charred romaine, garlic aioli, sarcone's seeded
    $13.00
  • Nonni's Meatball Sub B+V+P fontina stuffed meatballs, sunday meat gravy, broccoli rabe
    $12.00
  • Italian Hoagie coppa, soppressata, prosciutto cotto, shaved red onion, gem lettuce, pepperoncini, provolone, calabrian chile aioli
    $13.00

Tasting Menu

First Course

  • Arancini
  • Little Gem Caesar
  • Bruschetta

Second Course

  • Meatballs with Polenta
  • Casarecce
  • Bucatini Fra Diavolo

Third Course

  • Espresso Tiramisu
  • Hazelnut Cannoli

Dessert Menu

Main

  • Mascarpone Cheesecake chianti plums, hazelnut -oat crumble, chocolate crust
    $8.00
  • Warm Pumpkin Spice Cake cinnamon stracciatella gelato, caramel, pumpkin seed praline
    $9.00
  • Apple Crostata caramel, vanilla- thyme ice cream, pecorino crust
    $9.00
  • Tiramisu espresso lady fingers, marsala zabaglione, pizzelle crumble
    $8.00
  • Water Ice blood orange and basil watermelon mixed lancaster berry
    $6.00
  • Pistachio Cannoli pistachio ricotta, dark chocolate ganache, toasted pistachios
    $9.00

Coffee & Tea

  • La Colombe corsica
    $3.00
  • La Colombe monte carlo
    $3.00
  • Harney & Sons assorted hot tea
    $3.00

Cocktails

  • Blood Orange Sgroppino blood orange sorbet, vodka, prosecco
    $10.00
  • Siciliano sweet vermouth, amaro, coffee, simple syrup
    $10.00

Dessert Wines & Amaro

  • Apianae White Muscat honeyed peach and flowers
    $10.00
  • Barolo Chinato rich red wine with herbs
    $12.00
  • Amaro
    Averna $10.00
    Fernet $12.00
  • Grappa Di Gavi strong body, orchard fruits
    $12.00
  • Limoncello Di Sorrento refreshing lemon from campania
    $8.00
  • Sambuca
    White $10.00
    Black $12.00

Dinner Menu

Antipasti

  • Stracciatella Hand pulled burrata, italian market olives, grilled bread
    $10.00
  • Gigi's Antipasto Plate Buffalo mozzarella, soppressata, "gabagool", bresaola, marinated white beans, roasted peppers, pistachio pesto
    $15.00
  • Strawberry Bruschetta Caramelized shallot, gorgonzola dolce, fennel rhubarb, hazelnut, aged balsamic
    $12.00
  • Wild Mushroom Arancini Crispy risotto balls, buffalo mozzarella, truffle aioli
    $9.00
  • Seared Octopus Fingerlings, radicchio, taggiasca olive, shaved artichoke, parsley aioli
    $15.00
  • B+V+P Meatball Fontina stuffed meatballs, soft polenta, san marzano gravy
    $11.00
  • Sardinian Style Mussels Soppresata, charred corn, calabrian chile, san marzanos, fregola, basil
    $15.00
  • Broccoli Rabe Rosemary white beans, garlic, chile, lemon
    $8.00
  • Garlic Bread Sarcone's seeded loaf, roasted garlic butter, sea salt
    $5.00
  • Side of Grilled Bread
    $2.00

Insalate E Verdure

  • Grilled Sugar Snap Peas Roasted peppers, salami, toasted almond, whipped eggplant, hand torn croutons, zesty italian dressing
    $12.00
  • Little Gem Caesar Radicchio, charred broccolini, parmesan, lemon-anchovy dressing, polenta croutons
    $10.00
  • Eggplant Parmigiana Japanese eggplant, mixed basil pesto, san marzano marinara, burrata
    $12.00
  • Beets & Citrus Torpedo, gold & chiogga beets, blood orange, pistachio, chili, ricotta salata
    $10.00
  • Zucchini "Pappardelle" Parmesan brodo, capers, lemon, pinenuts squash blossom, herb bread crumbs
    $12.00

Macaroni

  • Bucatini Fra Diavolo Spicy san marzano sauce, roasted garlic, greens, parmesan
    $16.00
  • Linguine Gamberoni Seared shrimp, garlic, capers, blistered tomatoes, lemon, mint
    $20.00
  • Cassarecce Local mushrooms, asparagus, favas, whipped ricotta, pesto
    $17.00

Pesci & Carni

  • Chicken Parmigiana Pepperoni marinara, buffalo mozzarella, basil, garlic-anchovy spaghetti
    $23.00
  • Swordfish a La Siciliana Asparagus, pickled golden raisin, orange, fregola, pistachio, crispy prosciutto
    $22.00
  • Lancaster Chicken "Al Mattone" Half chicken seared "under a brick" baby artichokes, crispy potatoes, roasted peppers, lemon
    $24.00
  • Grilled Branzino Salsa verde, grilled lemon, crispy finger lings, heirloom carrots
    $25.00

Featured Items

  • Nonni's Spaghetti & Meatballs B+V+P fontina stuffed meatballs, braised pork marinara, parmesan, basil
    $16.00
  • Pan Seared Gnocchi Wild mushroom, blistered cherry tomato, corn, english peas, arugula, tarragon, truffle butter
    $17.00
  • Sunday Gravy Till we run out. Slowly braised beef shortrib, B+V+P meatball, house-made hot fennel sausage & broccoli rabe in 4 hour san marzano marinara. We serve you the Sunday gravy over tonight's macaroni & the meats on the side, nonna style
    $24.00

1234 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Classic/Old School, Intimate, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 546-2100
  • Private Dining Room: No