Well folks, we're just a few hours away from the grand opening of Little Nonna's (1234 Locust St.), Marcie Turney and Val Safran ode to everything Italian American.
Meal Ticket stopped by this afternoon and we've got to say it's looking way cozier than our grandma's living room and smells like Sunday gravy. They've done an A plus job cozying the place up with all sorts of antiques, mismatched china and glassware and comfy, worn in red leather banquettes.
We had a chance to sample the totally out of control linguine vongole with Virginia cherrystone clams, cured pork cheeks, garlic and white wine and pastry chef Sara May's milk & cookies Italiano - dark chocolate cherry thumbprints, ditti di mandrole (almond cookies), cranberry pecan biscotti, tarralli and a Manhattan Special egg cream.
There are still some tables available for tonight and plenty of walk in seating at the open kitchen bar and totally adorable (think aprons and doilies on clotheslines and lovely hanging plants) patio area. We suggest you head there immediately and don't miss the bottled cocktails or the meatballs.
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