Philadelphia, PA - Nonna Lisa's Kitchen, in Ridley Park, PA. Last Friday night in July. We are getting a little break from the heat. A long week of driving, so I swore I wasn't going to drive tonight, but I got sucked in with surge pricing. I ended up in Ridley Park.
Nonna Lisa's Kitchen PCA Review
I feel like I have been to every place along the I-95 Corridor from Wilmington DE to South Philly, so I am always looking for new restaurants to review. Pre-COVID I noticed a new spot on MacDade Boulevard.
I went there, and they were closed, so I sat in the parking lot, wondering what I was going to do next when I looked to my left.
There was a banner on the building across the street that read, 'Nonna Lisa's Kitchen Now Open.' God once again confirmed that he loves me, and I walked across the street to Nonna Lisa's Kitchen.
Walking into Nonna, Lisa's kitchen was a little bit of a shock. It is a tiny space—a table for the cash register, waiting for the area, door to bar and door to kitchen.
Nonna Lisa's Kitchen shares the building with Carmen's Italian restaurant and bar. This means you can sit at the bar and have your Nonna Lisa's cheesesteak and/or other menu items. I didn't look in the bar because I didn't want to end up there all night.
Long week, cold beer, cheesesteak, and you know the rest—a very straightforward menu. There were probably 8 to 10 cheesesteak options, but it was all one item cheesesteaks.
They had a Mushroom cheesesteak, a Pepperoni cheesesteak, and a Roasted Pepper Cheesesteak. I wound up ordering the garlic bread cheesesteak with fried onions and mushrooms.
It had the perfect garlic bread roll. Probably not my first choice for a cheesesteak roll but the ideal garlic bread roll cheesesteak.
I was concerned at first because the meat looked a little dry on top. But, a lot of my concerns were answered in the first bite.
It had the right amount of good everything. I get it was Friday night, and then they were probably busy, but I wish this cheesesteak was made a little better.
The right amount of cheese and decent cheese melt, but it was clumpy. The right amount of good meat, but the top was a bit dry, and the bottom was moist. A little more love and this is a top cheesesteak.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure at Nonna Lisa's Kitchen, 315 W MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA
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