Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day

Thanking the woman who gave you life with just any old meal won’t fly on Mother’s Day. Whether you’re making a reservation for a decadent brunch or an elegant dinner, show your mama you appreciate her by bringing her to one of these spots.

Dig into a family-style meal at Little Nonna’s.  Credit: Jason Varney
Dig into a family-style meal at Little Nonna’s.
Credit: Jason Varney

Head to Grandma’s kitchen

The “Sunday gravy” dish at Little Nonna’s — red sauce, pasta and meat cooked for hours — has a tendency to sell out, so here’s hoping the chefs at this warm Italian restaurant inspired by South Philly are making extra this weekend. Just don’t tell Mom you prefer Little Nonna’s beef, veal and pork meatballs to the ones she makes.
1234 Locust St., 215-546-2100, www.littlenonnas.com

Be in the know

Jason Cichonski, a “Top Chef” contestant and co-owner of the well-loved Ela in Queen Village, recently opened The Gaslight in the former Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant location. Those familiar with Ela will find similar culinary aesthetics and thoughtful cocktails. On Sunday the restaurant will have a prix fixe menu that includes chilled melon soup, indulgent French toast and, perfect for spring, fruity desserts.
120 Market St., 215-925-7691, www.thegaslightphilly.com

Keep it fresh

Simplicity is paramount at Tela’s Market — but don’t confuse that with boring. This cafe/market is a gem for the mom who appreciates locally sourced food, from fig jam to short ribs to housemade granola. Eat there, or pack a picnic basket with Tela’s goodies and head to a park.
1833 Fairmount Ave., 215-235-0170, www.telasmarket.com

 

Class it up

Fitler Dining Room may be small, but there are big things brewing in the kitchen. Impress the family with the inventive plates, like the parsnip soup with fried oysters or the gnocchi with lamb shoulder. Every dish has an elevated but approachable feel to it.
2201 Spruce St., 215-732-3331, www.fitlerdiningroom.com



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