Went for boyfriend bday. Very
Went for boyfriend bday. Very special & beautiful restaurant. Ordered pasta that was delicious!! Restaurant was pretty empty on Sunday night so we took our time and dinner was 2.5 hours long. Servers were super nice & view was lively! Definitely recommend it!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and good location
The location is nice right on the water. Valet parking as it is located on the very busy Columbus Blvd but valet parking is fairly reasonable. Great Moscato. The dish I had was good (red snapper w/tomato, onion & black olives) although I like big flavor and it didn't really have that. Went fairly early so it wasn't crowded. Service was good. Would definitely go back again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Veranda is by far one of
La Veranda is by far one of the best classic restaurants in Philadelphia. The staff and management made for a wonderful evening. The menu has something for any appetite; I had the 10oz Filet and was cooked to perfection. We will be going back again soon.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been here numerous
We have been here numerous times, and have never been disappointed. Saturday we each had a chicken dish and both were excellent - abruzzi and parmesan. Even the bruschetta here is consistently good. The bar here is right inside the entry, and Gene handles the area smoothly, and makes it a nice pre-dinner stop.
Keep up the good work.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
went with a group of 10 for
went with a group of 10 for a late lunch. Had lots of space and very good service. Food was outstanding.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great friendly service.....great
Great friendly service.....great food. Dining out card a bonus! So glad I tried it because of the card. Will def be going back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Service
Food was very good. Service was excellent. All three guests enjoyed their meals. Calamari was super. The owner was very gracious and attentive, which explained why the restaurant was so high quality.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been there before,
We have been there before, so we were not surprized that the food is great. Saturday nite, not oversold, no rush to get you out before the next seating,ample bar drinks,
accomodating waiters, valet parking. We love this place.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian must do in Philly
We had a large group, and the service was outstanding. The food is always good, and they cater to all tastes (meats, fish, pasta etc.) This is a good menu. Our team had a great time and many mentioned they would come back soon. The valet parking was safe and easy and makes this a must do while in Philly.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly, my friend and
Surprisingly, my friend and I were the sole diners in this waterfront Italian gem nestled on the Delaware River just north of Penn's Landing. The staff was friendly, attentive without an overbearing presence. The food was delightful from a delicious pasta fagiole to a light, tasty Dover sole filleted at tableside. My friend's lobster bisque was rich and creamy, her veal with crab excellent.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a table for four, and
We had a table for four, and everyone tried a different entrée. We had fish, chicken and pasta, and each was spot-on. The menu offers a wide range of choices and it is good to see that the kitchen is able to cook everything well.
The service again was excellent, with proper pacing.
Overall a very good experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the same
Dined here with girlfriends who came over from NJ and was complimented on recommending this restaurant as a mutually convenient spot to dine as it is located just over the Ben Franklin bridge. The maître d was pleasant and welcoming upon our arrival. We were seated by the windows and since it was such a nice evening, the doors were open to overlook the water. Food is still outstanding after all these years - consistently great! We all ordered something different, and we were all more than satisfied. To top the evening off, we were entertained by the fireworks coming from across the river at the Camden stadium. Perfect ending to a delightful meal. Highly recommend.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed another
My wife and I enjoyed another wonderful dinner this past Saturday at Le Veranda. This is a perfect stop for a special occasion, there were a number of people there after the regatta and a few graduations. My wife tried pasta with Bolognese for the first time, and I had the amatriciana - both dishes were perfectly done.
Service was seamless as always, as we were warmly welcomed at the front door by the effervescent Angelo to get our night started properly, and Peno was excellent handling our table. Gene makes the bar a fun stop either before or after dinner.
Keep up the good work guys!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Italian Restaurant in Phil
LaVeranda has been my favorite Italian Restaurant for over 10 years. I live in NC and make it a poit to dine there several times a year!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a graduation lunch at La Veranda. First time there. The view of the water is a bit restricted and the outside terrace is a bit small but the inside tables look out over the water and the boats which makes for a very plesant ambiance in this very quiet italian restaurant with very good food. Not expensive but not cheap either. Service is good but not superb. All and all a very nice place for lunch or dinner. My wife prefers it to the Moshulu which is more expensive, much busier and just a short bit up the street.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I say this was a split decision because my husband;s dinner was outstanding and mine was average/ok. He had veal abruzzea and I had chicken boscaiola. The chicken tasted "funny" - perhaps not the freshest chicken - and sauce was pretty bland. We split the insalata pazza, which was very good. I had limoncello with mixed berries for dessert and that was excellent. My husband had the canolis. He said the cream filling was excellent, but the cookie was ok. Server was attentive, so no issues with service.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night with Another Coupl
I highly recommend LaVeranda for dinner for any occasion. It has been several years since I last attended LaVeranda and I was not disappointed. Starting with the valet parking attendant to the moment we left the restaurant, the customer service was outstanding. The manager politely greeted us upon entering the restaurant and wish us farewell upon leaving. Our server (Pino) was very knowledgable of the menu and made several great suggestions. The Branzino was delicious and the presentation was phenomenal
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
what a find!
The food, the view, the general feel, and the service.. all aces! They certainly found a repeat customer. Try the filet and lobster ravioli!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming to La Veranda for years off and on and have always enjoyed it. The ambiance is perfect and the food is absolutely delicious. A little pricey, however, I would recommend it to anyone.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely and delicious dinner celebrating my mother's 87th birthday. It was pouring and everyone was helpful to her and her husband who both have physical issues. they were there with umbrellas and made sure the path was clear. The house antipasto is my favorite and was more than enough for 5 people. Some also had delicious soups. All of our entrees were large.. We all took home leftovers. The branzino baked in a salt shell was fabulous in taste and presentation. They make a great dessert.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment my wife and
From the moment my wife and I walked in the door fo the restaurant we felt like we had known the staff for years. They were extremely friendly and the food was incredible. My wife had a filet which cut like butter and was amazing. I had pasta which was so fresh it melted in my mouth. Definitely going back here!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a party of 7 with ages from 7-43 and everyone really enjoyed the meal. Pino gave great service and everything was very tasty!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a 12:30p.m. Reservation. No need for that, we were the only people there. The service was good and the food was fresh and flavorful. The portions were a nice size. We would go back again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Music
Great food. Had the bass in salt.
Great music selections and volume was just right. Not to loud.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had left my sweater on the
I had left my sweater on the chair, and the waiter ran outside to give it to me. So very sweet! The service, entrees, drinks, and desserts were delicious and affordable. I only wish the server would have remembered to bring me my take-home bag with the meal I hadn't finished. Although I did request this, I didn't realize it wasn't given to me until I got home. Thank you for the birthday dessert and candle! Do you ever sing happy birthday to guests?
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's Been a while
I went for lunch the other day and had a great
Veal parm, (plain grilled) and my guest also
Had veal Picada that he thoroughly enjoyed.
The service was also excellent...I'll be back soon
For dinner. It might help if they had a lunch menu
Vs offering only the dinner menu for lunch.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Neighborhood Spot
2nd visit, even better this time. Perfectly prepared food with reasonable prices. Our waiter, Alex, is a pro.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
La Veranda is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The service is quick, friendly, and understanding. The food is tasty and the view is spectacular. The prices are also affordable, depending on what you order.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish It Was Summer!
Why? Because La Veranda is listed as having one of the top ten restaurants with a view in Philly. I can only imagine the gorgeous view in the summer months! We were VERY impressed with the service. Stuck in Philly's famous rush hour traffic, we called the restaurant and asked if it would be possible to push our reservation back a little. The answer was: "Of course, take your time and drive safely! Do not worry about the time, I will make sure you have a table waiting." Complimentary bruschetta greets you. My wife's Vitello Piccante was cooked to perfection and my veal, Bauletto All Abbeuzzese, was excellent, too! These were two of the best veal dishes we have enjoyed anywhere! Dessert was divine! Run, don't walk, to dine here!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Taste Sensation
This was my first visit to La Veranda, although I have passed by the establishment often. To start off with I decided to valet park; the attendant was quick and friendly and most accommodating. From the moment we entered the front doors we were greeted and made to feel at home from the . maître d to the waiter it was top notch service all the way. To begin with my wife ordered the cream of Asparagus soup and I ordered the crab-meat stuffed mushrooms and both were very tasty. For the entree I ordered the T-Bone steak which they cut fresh to order and served with green beans and roasted potatoes. The steak was very big and thick and juicy and tasty. This was my first visit but it will not be my last.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top of the Line Dining Experience
Service- impeccable! Food- Delectable! Valet- Affordable!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were very nice and the
They were very nice and the food was outstanding and the service was amazing!!!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM