1234 Locust Street
Phone: 215.546.2100; website
Status: Open today at 5:00 p.m.
Empire-builders Marcie Turney and Val Safran are finally swinging open the doors to Little Nonna's, their ode to Italian grandmother cooking at 1234 Locust Street. The restaurant has space for 37 diners inside and another 40 outside when the weather is nice. The courtyard is adorned with strings of lights and a clothesline of "nonna-esque" garments, including vintage kitchen aprons and house coats that will transport guests to the back yards of their own Italian grandmothers.
The interior decor is also very "grandma," featuring vintage lace in the windows, hanging antique copper pots, and faux flowers. The dangling meats and cheeses near the open kitchen evoke a traditional Italian market vibe, while a repurposed curio cabinet serves as a side station. And all of those vintage plates you'll be eating off of were sourced by Marcie and Val at antique shops and flea markets.
As for the food, we've got the full opening menu below, so check it out.