This Old Fourth Ward spot is beloved as much for their garlic parmesan fries and meat-stacked subs as they are for their ridiculously fun and sweaty late-night dance parties.Rule of thumb: any restaurant named after a feisty, pint-sized, whiskey-drinking Italian grandmother has to be good. Such is the case with Noni's, which is known and beloved as much for their garlic-parmesan fries and meat-stacked subs as they are for their ridiculously fun and sweaty late-night dance parties. And now that the long-awaited streetcar is on Edgewood with a stop right in front of the restaurant (and free to ride for the rest of the year, we might add) it's even easier to get yourself a Noni sandwich. If you're still married to your car, don't worry- there's still plenty of free parking--and plenty of food that's worth navigating a little Sweet Auburn traffic.
Everything from the recipes, dish inspirations, decor, old-school cocktails, and the name of the place comes from owner Matt's "whippersnapper" granny, Noni herself, whose sauce, soup, and pasta recipes have made Noni's a local favorite for Italian-American dishes and mouthwatering sandwiches. And they take their food seriously: all of the sauces, dressings, and vinaigrettes are made in-house, in addition to house-made mozzarella, pickles, gelato, and Noni's signature pasta, tagliatelle. Sandwiches are a no-brainer, especially the crowd favorite Noni sandwich, stacked high with delicious meats and cheese (think Genoa salami, soppressata, mortadella di Bologna, provolone, pepperoncini—all our favorite fixins). The Patricia is an Italian favorite- featuring Noni's homemade mozzarella, homemade seasonal preserves with smoked turkey and prosciutto on Holeman & Finch focaccia. While you chow down on those, you can gaze at vintage sepia-toned portraits of Noni and other staff members' grandmas. It's all so wonderful, we might just get the dance party started about twelve hours early next time we drop in for spaghetti and meatballs at lunchtime. Won't you join us?
Noni's Fries, $6
Mushroom-Leek Bruschetta, $8
Noni Sandwich, $8.50
The Patricia Sandwich, $9
Meatball Sub, $8.50
Farfalle with Pancetta Cream, $8
Tagliatelle Bolognese, $12.50
Today's Risotto, $10
7 days a week, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Kitchen closes at 11 p.m. nightly