Varalli Restaurant
Varalli Restaurant

Varalli Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.varalliusa.com/
  • Phone: 2155466800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Lunch: Private group luncheons can be arranged by contacting our special events coordinator Brian Datesman @ 215-546-6800
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: William Carroll
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Varalli Restaurant can accommodate large parties of 10 or more people. An array of rooms and spaces are available that are versatile and flexible for your dining needs. Varalli Restaurant has 24+ years experience in coordinating private events. See for yourself the Varalli difference.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Datesman 2155466800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Locust Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discount parking at selected neighborhood lots is available with validation.
A word from Varalli Restaurant
Residing in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City, Varalli Restaurant reflects the elegance and artistry of its Avenue of the Arts location. A dining destination for over 24 years, Varalli Restaurant is conveniently located within a few blocks of the Convention Center, major hotels, theaters and arts venues. This restaurant boasts playful decorative accents that give each dining room the distinction of a chic gallery featuring whimsical oceanic sculptural details and a unique illuminated glass fusion mosaic. The menu’s Northern Italian and Mediterranean-style seafood dishes are works of art in their own rights and promise flavorful distractions.
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Varalli Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)fit for foodies (24)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (16)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great choice for pre or post-theate
    DonB
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Great choice for pre or post-theater dining. In center of theater district. Delicious food, attentive service. Will return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was quick enabling
    Localdiner
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Service was quick enabling us to make our concert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did an excellent job of serving
    elm1VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Did an excellent job of serving a fine meal at a nice pace, enabling us to get to an 8:00 event nearby on time. We never felt rushed or anxious. Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always, a wonderful ending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    As always, a wonderful ending to a great afternoon of the theatre and dinner. Both males and female friends have found this to be a great place on the Avenue. Our waiter was great. My friend was very impressed with our dinners. We go here when ever we are in the City, and have never been disapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food we had was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The food we had was excellent with a limited but reasonable wine list. We had a table near a water feature which my wife found very relaxing and the Saturday night Jazz band definitely added to the ambiance. We would recommend it highly, especially if in town for a show as it is right across from the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came for our son's 22nd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    We came for our son's 22nd birthday and totally enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious and fresh. We loved the decor, it created a pleasant atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my family & friends. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I enjoyed my evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    I enjoyed my evening dinner at Sotto Varalli. We were greeted by a cheerful maite'd who took time to see that we were seated in a comfortable place and the food was unique and delicious. We were able to enjoy fine dining with great ambiance, fine wine, and get to the theater without delay. Thank you Open Table. Edra Chandler
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took almost 1 hour for main
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Took almost 1 hour for main courses to arrive after they were ordered even when we said that we were on a tight schedule because of theatre tickets.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Prix Fix was good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    The Prix Fix was good. The NE chowder was great, salad was OK, meals good, dessert good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've eaten here many times
    radlad
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We've eaten here many times and always enjoy it. Very convenient for theater and concerts.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a wonderful seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    This is a wonderful seafood restaurant .. ideal for pre-theatre, as they time the service perfectly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for before theater dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Great for before theater dining. Service efficient and got us out on time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George @ Sotto Varelli's usually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    George @ Sotto Varelli's usually seats us. We like him and he remembers us - which makes us feel special and keeps us coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We come here for my mom's
    JuliaVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2008
    We come here for my mom's birthday every year and we consistently love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved the decor and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/28/2007
    I loved the decor and the live jazz band. They offer a tasting menu which portions were nearly full portions and along with the wine pairing was an excellent choice for the price paid. Will be going back again and can't wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have always enjoyed the
    Angelica
    Dined on 11/17/2007
    I have always enjoyed the Sotto Varalli restaurant; they are much more amiable then when I started visiting there 3 years ago. Calling in advance to sit where I desire has not always proven worthwhile. The food is excellent however there have been times when not quite up to par...perhaps a new chef or new cooks. I like the ambiance for pre-theater dinners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but nothing on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/28/2007
    Good food but nothing on the menu that sets it apart from other center city restaurants. They do have good salads that are worth the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites!!! Alway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2007
    One of my favorites!!! Alway great food good service I recommend Sotto to many many people looking for fine dinning and ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Been here a dozen times and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2007
    Been here a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The seafood is always very good. They have a great bar setup, and they also cater well to large groups. Worth checking out at least once to form your own opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We like the menu selection.
    Il9091VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2004
    We like the menu selection. The price is reasonable. It is a bit crowded, tables are close together. Service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate