LITTLE NONNA’S and BUD & MARILYN’S
Marie Turney and Valerie Safran’s casual restaurants in Downtown Philadelphia
Evoking the spirit of an Italian grandmother’s kitchen, Little Nonna’s is a casual Italian-American restaurant by the Gayborhood’s beloved restaurant partners (in business and in life), Marie Turney and Valerie Safran. Located on the ground level of The Independent Hotel, Little Nonna’s sources bread, pasta, and sausage from the Philadelphia Italian Market, where locals have long loved (and stood in long lines to get) Sarcone’s bread and Fiorella’s Sausage. Hand-pulled mozzarella is made fresh daily at 4 p.m.
Meals are served family style, and a large courtyard in the back allows you to enjoy your meal al fresco (seasonally). A visit to The Independent Hotel would not complete without a trip to Little Nonna’s. Expect to be charmed by the slightly kitschy decor and saying “Delizioso!” from the first bite!
Hours of Operation:
Little Nonna’s is open for dinner seven days a week and offers lunch Monday-Saturday.
Monday–Saturday: 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Bud & Marilyn’s:
Also located on the ground floor of the hotel, Bud & Marilyn’s is a classic American restaurant named after owner Marcie Turney’s grandparents, who owned a the original Bud and Marilyn’s for 40 years in Wisconsin. Classic American comfort food, such as fried chicken, meatloaf and Virginia ham, is dished in the restaurant’s hip, mid-century modern dining room
Highlights from the bar include Bud’s Best Pale Ale from local Philadelphia Yard’s Brewery and Bud’s Best Bourbon a collaboration with Pennsylvania-based craft whiskey distiller Wigle Whiskey. Bud and Marilyn’s serves lunch Monday through Friday from 12-3pm, dinner daily from 5pm and brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Bud and Marilyn’s runs Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5-7pm featuring food and drink specials. Reservations are encouraged: 215-546-2220.