La Veranda - Philadelphia
La Veranda - Philadelphia

La Veranda - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://laverandapier3.com/
  • Phone: (215) 351-1898
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 private dining rooms both overlooking the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Both rooms offer access to our Veranda. Rooms will accommodate from 20-150 guests. We are here for all your banquet needs from small family gatherings and business affairs to family functions and wedding receptions. Menus offered in sit down and buffet style.
  • Private Party Contact: Anita Fabian 2153511898

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 Lunch $10 Dinner
A word from La Veranda - Philadelphia
La Veranda Restaurant- Known for its delicious Italian Food, incredible water views, and its superior service. Located on Penn’s Landing we offer reservations for romantic dinners for two, intimate gathers, business dinners, and private meeting rooms, or the perfect outdoor dining experience.

Our private rooms with there incredible water views offer the perfect back drop for all your banquet needs.

Our wood burning grill, extensive wine list, full service bar, and outstanding menu with daily specials are all sure to impress.
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La Veranda - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (35)romantic (31)special occasion (25)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • La Veranda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Loved the staff ambiance and food...Ossobuco was delicious as well as the other veal dish they made special for a picky eater..From cocktails to dessert we had a great time..We will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Hurv
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Perfect in every way. Great location if you are going to Penns Landing for an event. Would go back in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magnificent restaurant
    mickik
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Angelo and his staff took wonderful care of us during our night at la veranda. We went for a special occasion and the staff made it even better than expected. Our night was memorable and we will definitely be back soon! Thanks Angelo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    pinto1027
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I come here frequently for dinner parties with family and friends and I am more impressed every time I come in. service is great, the food is great. nothing could be better here. I recommend la veranda to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DfreedVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been to restaurant many times and the food and service are A+. Reservatiion is honored with little wait and host makes you feel welcome. The servers cater to needs prompltly and are alweays attentive. Each time we have never been disappointed by the food and the menu is very extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE VEIW
    lakeside
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    THIS SPOT IS RIGHT ON THE WATER THE FOOD IS GOOD AND YOU CAN TAKE YOUR DATE OUT TO THIS PLACE AND SHE WILL LOVE IT
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant if Lonely
    jagman8f
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Dined at 9:00 PM, mid-week, after a show at a local theatre. Greeted warmly. The view out to the river with the lights on the bridge was lovely. Service was terrific. Both of us had pasta dishes which were quite tasty and reasonably priced. Wine by the glass was and a generous pour. I felt like a guest in a private home as in this large dining room, we were the only diners. Received a cordial thanks and goodnight upon leaving. I haven't been here in years because of the isolated location but I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great location on the river. Staff was attentive and very helpful. Expect to return many times in future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    La Veranda has been a favorite of ours for years. We moved further away from Phila a few years ago and hadn't been there in years. It did not disappoint. A great experience on all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PennFacultyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Mixed review on dinners. I thought mine was excellent. My wife felt that the calamari in her dish were rubbery. Get the fish!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • taxpro
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had an outstanding time. Perfect table by the window in upper level. The service was a little slow, but ad the waiter explained, one meal took longer to cook (Bronzino fish) and he was very apologetic. Altogether it was a great time and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    Luvs2eat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Caesar salad was dry and loaded with grated parmigiana, no garnish. My grilled seafood combination was overcooked. Tuna was dry and rubberie. Grilled calamari were just as bad. When the waiter asked how everything was, I showed him the tuna. He said that the cook overcooked it. He apologized, but did nothing about it. My wife's veal and asparagus was done right. We were gonna order desserts, but we're turned off by the main course. We parked our own car on the side of the restaurant. The maître d told us to leave it there and they will repark the car. After we were done my car stayed at the same spot all the time. They charged me additional $10. for Vallet parking. We were the only people in the restaurant from 5:30 - 6:30.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Penns Landing Spot
    CrazyredVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    La Veranda is a lovely find. The ambience is lovely, food delicious and the service was amazing!!! We went on a saturday night for my husband's birthday and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MonWVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very poor service. Dirty menus. Food prices too high for quantity and quality. Server was not interested in giving quality customer service. Would NEVER recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Family Dinner
    Luvsgoodfood45
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brought my family here to celebrate my husbands birthday. I wanted someplace with atmosphere and a variety in their menu because we have some picky eaters input group. La Veranda exceeded my expectations! The ambiance, the service,and the menu variety were exceptional! The food was delicious and the portions were large. Everyone in our group was completely satisfied! I would definitely recommend La Veranda to everyone and I can't wait to go back for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    navigator
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been going for years and La Veranda is consistently good. The salads were fresh and light. Osso buco falling off the bone, delicious. Friend really liked the fish medley dish. Nice wine list, valet parking, the place is a winner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Veranda - Top Notch...
    SJSambuca
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our 4th time to La Veranda. They could not have done more for our group of 8. From the view to the food & service, Top Notch. Keep it up, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Hooper123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had a great meal for a party of 10. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    JMBTGBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great gathering place
    Sprattski
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Met up with a group of old friends. Enjoyed the conversation, wine and a great lunch. Do not miss this find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice.
    billp
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Seemed to be more on the traditional side of Italian dining which was nice. I didn't see a wine list but, the recommendations the server made were quite good. Came for the old city restaurant week $35 three course meal deal. Everything came out well executed and in a timely matter. Would recommend for a date spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible food
    PolskamodelVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This restaurant has been here for 20+ years, and it is truly a wonder that it is still in business. The location/view must carry it, and/or they get a lot of unsuspecting tourists. I was one of three tables for lunch on a summer Thursday. Although I wanted an entree from the 'specials' list, I was not willing to do the 3 courses, so they would not sell me the entree. Sigh. They gave me eggplant parm, which was 75% breading and had a faint taste of fish. The accompanying pasta was mushy and sat in a pool of water and what tasted like unseasoned tomato paste. The service was nice but clueless. A few people walked in as I was leaving, and since there was no host they wandered around the place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Restaurant
    BarbL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had high hopes for sitting in this pretty restaurant, by the water, and having a delicious Italian dinner. We had a 7:00 reservation on a Friday evening....the restaurant had only 3 other diners, should have been a clue. Caesar salad was overdressed with a dressing that was "bottled" and mayo heavy! Tuna came way overcooked and highly salted. Other dishes were just so so. I do have to say the owner was very attentive and upset that one of our meals was inedible. He offered to make something different but at that point our friend had lost his appetite. He did take the meal off the bill and gave us a delicious fresh fruit platter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just so so
    Dave
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A big difference from the previous owner, food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 138 reviews are from the La Veranda - Philadelphia reviews archive.
  • Beautiful view
    ab3314VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful inside and has a gorgeous view looking out. The food was decent and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend for a date night or an anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had such a lovely evening...wonderful veal chop and service was so very good. This restaurant is one of our Philadelphia favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful 5th of July Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I (visiting from RI) decided to make last minute plans when we heard about the 5th of July fireworks along the Delaware River. We were thankfully able to get a table, and were graciously welcomed by the manager/owner, Angelo. He, along with our server made for a wonderful evening, and they were also very accommodating to our 3 year old son. The food was great, and we are happy we found this location. We will return when we visit PA again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a disappointment
    ChefChloe
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went for a date night with my husband. Expected great things from number of stars... Not impressed. Awkward waitstaff with no personality. No interaction with us. Long wait for food. Crunchy pasta carbonara (not al dente, undercooked!!) Sent well-done filet mignon back for the medium I had ordered...husbands T-bone also sub-par. Food definitely sat under heat lamps...congealed dry sauces, stale bread... And the place was only half full. If not for the beautiful weather outside the date would have been a complete bust. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME/MONEY HERE!!! Not worth it :( Trust me...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • markb
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Calamari was nicely seasoned. Veal saltimbocca was tasty for most part although prosciutto had an odd taste
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post-graduation lunch
    Jack
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to La Veranda after my son's graduation from Drexel with a group of 7. They could not be more accommodating to us as we were held up in traffic. The food was outstanding in variety, quality and quantity. All in the party left extremely satisfied. The chef did an excellent job and the wait staff was extremely courteous. First time to visit, but it won't be the last. The set up also appears to provide an extremely romantic setting, if that is what you're looking for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Birthday Celebration
    matiferVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My wife & I booked a table here this past Sunday for her birthday. Original reservation was at 7, we moved it up to 5 with no problem. A table inside by the window with a view of the river. Large groups were leaving as their late lunch Christening and birthday celebrations were ending. We had a quiet romantic dinner together. Our waiter was very attentive, the fresh pasta with gorganzola was superb! My filet mignon was cooked to order, but no barolo sauce? My wife enjoyed her veal saltimbocca. The tiramisu was good, but not fresh. The limoncello was not served chilled. Overall the price was $150 with drinks, not bad but room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service, decent food
    Uceman
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This place was pretty good. The manager, Angelo, is amazing. We valet parked and I asked him if we could leave the car while we walked around and he told me to take as long as I want. Food was also pretty decent. Overall, great environment and amazing service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very pretty and the servers were attentive easy access ffrom the street and alot of parking
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vince & Lanette Sample
    Vinny12756
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My bride and I was totally satisfied with La Veranda Restaurant. The hospitality was outstanding, and the food was excellent. The veal stuffed with ham & mozzarella was supered and my bride had the filet mig stuffed with crab meat and bacon!! Can you say yummy!!!!!!!! The river view added a nice touch for our special dinner evening. A special shout out goes to Angeleno and his staff, who went above and beyond to make us feel right at home!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Philly for one night
    Golds
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I desired steak and my husband desired pasta. We had two apps, both had great meals, attentive service, dessert, and a nice bottle of wine. Total $147. Great views of the water and stadium across the river. Valet parking was perfect.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a veal chop!
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I was a woman dining alone; the server was so very good and the food was too. One of my Philadelphia favorites.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Veranda
    Shoebee
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Always a great meal with superior friendly service. The view is alway nice, even on the raining night we were there. I have a hearing problem they were great and let me pick out my own table so I could avoid backgroung noise. A staple in the Phila. resturant sceen not be be missed! Alway a good time with a wonderful staff and great food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet spot on the river
    Travelers
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is a nice place to have a quiet meal with a nice view across the river. The wine list is good we chose a nice Italian white that went well with the asparagus soup and lobster special. We ended the night with canaloni to go. I recommend ordering from the specials. It would be a nice spot to have coffee and order from the extensive dessert menu. We will visit again the next time we are in Philly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, traditional Italian food
    Matt
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very warm and welcoming environment. Nice view of private docks and river. Very attentive staff. A pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service!
    PatR
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    By far the best service of any restaurant in that area! Plus the food is very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.