La Veranda - Philadelphia
La Veranda - Philadelphia

La Veranda - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://laverandapier3.com/
  • Phone: 2153511898
  • 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
40 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (32)romantic (24)special occasion (17)great for outdoor dining (15)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, great service,
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Great food, great service, and location. We really enjoyed our dinner, the service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Great friendly service.....great
    mmgood
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Great friendly service.....great food. Dining out card a bonus! So glad I tried it because of the card. Will def be going back!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good. Service
    WondahDawg
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went with a group of 10 for
    HoyaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    went with a group of 10 for a late lunch. Had lots of space and very good service. Food was outstanding.
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  • La Veranda is by far one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here numerous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice and good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for boyfriend bday. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This restaurant is amazingly consistent with their quality. We each had pasta, one vodka sauce, and the other the amatriciana. Both were terrific, and the pastas were perfectly cooked. This is a cant miss!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive, personal service.
    markdimo
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Attentive, personal service. Rustic Italian, very well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An easy to find upscale restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The very best place to go to after the Philadelphia Flower Show - easy to find on Columbus Blvd just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. We had our choice of parking meters near to the restaurant and there is also valet parking available.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • We were welcomed warmly by
    Terry
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We were welcomed warmly by the owner, and the experience just got better. Cocktails at the bar were excellent, and moving on to the dining room we got a table with an excellent view. After perusing the menu,and not knowing what we wanted, our waiter asked us to trust him, and brought us an appetizer that was out of this world. Moving on to dinner, both of our meals were fantastic. The food was out of this world, and the service was phenominal. The dining room looks out on the river, and view is fantastic. We had an extraordinary evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food: Cold and tasteless Service:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food: Cold and tasteless Service: Horrible waiter, everything tasteless, tried to leave out champagne and charge us Ambiance: Beautiful place, romantic Noise: What you'd expect, quiet-ish TL/DR: too expensive for what we got. wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great experience.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good food, great experience..... Beautiful view.... Of river
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good, servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was very good, servers took forever and werent very nice, I understand it was busy but you didn't feel like you were any kind of important and for that price you should.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The worst steak I have ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The worst steak I have ever been served. We didn't even get bread for 45 minutes. There was no redeeming quality.
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  • Have always loved LaVeranda.
    REDS
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Have always loved LaVeranda. Saturday night I was disapponted. I asked if I could have pasta instead of green beans and potatoes and I was told that I would have to pay extra. Are you kidding me, pasta is about $1.50 a box I only wanted a little. String beans and potatoes are also cheap. Every where else will substitute, that bothered me. I hope they accomadate a little better in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    PhillyDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    I enjoyed it very much... it was a very slow Thursday night so the staff was very attentive since there were just a few tables seated... but not overly attentive where it gets annoying. It was the first time in a very long time where I had veal and it was cooked PERFECT! It is so often rubber like that I rarely order it out anymore, but it was really just perfectly cooked. I am very much looking forward to going back when the doors are open and you can hear the river. I can only imagine it being the perfect place for New Years Eve, the view of the BFB is great. $10 bucks for Valet... I spent $26 last week in Center City... NOT Valet and my entree where I ate was less then the parking. Can not beat $10 bucks for Valet... worth every penny..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The people were very nice
    wcjp
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    The people were very nice and the owner stopped to talk for a few minutes. The food was average, but plentiful. The spinach salad was the best and had nice blocks of blue cheese. The calamari was too chewy and the chicken parm was just OK.
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  • Great location to entertain.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Great ambience. Prompt, friendly service without being too stuffy. Great location on the water. Parking is limited, but the valet service is prompt and worth the fee. The food was very good. We enjoyed it and our guests raved twice about the taste and quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Great food at reasonable price
    SkirtsVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    LaVeranda offers wonderful Italian food at prices that are reasonable. The service is exemplary and the river views are lovely, no matter what time of year.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy, classic Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Cozy, classic Italian restaurant with an extensive menu that will satisfy the palette and offers a unique waterfront view. Great for celebrating our special occassion!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went with a party of 8. Never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Went with a party of 8. Never once felt rushed by the wait staff. Food was delious from brushetta to canoli.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service, fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Amazing service, fantastic food (roasted veggie appetizer, asparagus risotto, filet Mignon veal picatta), wonderful background music. Reminds you of the difference between "getting something to eat" and "going out to dinner". La Veranda is definitely the latter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    MidgeVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    a little disappointing from past visits. Still great food
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and ambiance were
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The service and ambiance were exceptional but the food was good, not great. Still worth trying though!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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  • I highly recommend this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    I highly recommend this restaurant. Food is great and staff go out if their way to help and make your time out truly amazing
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Food was good. I've had better Italian at several other restaurants. It was good, not great, but good. Hands down the worst service I've ever had. Waiter was virtually non-existent for 99% of our meal. We sat for almost a full HOUR after we finished eating before we found a waiter to bring us our bill. There were a total of 4 parties in restaurant (not busy). Asked for cheese, it was brought AFTER I was finished my meal. Asked for 2nd glass of wine (twice) and it never came BUT we were charged for it. In all cases I had to physically find our server to ask for things, he never once checked in on us himself.
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    The food was delicious as always. We wanted to try some basics this time, so my wife had the ravioli and I had All Amatriciana, and both were good dishes. Gene the bartender and Angelo are the perfect pair for welcoming you to dinner here,
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  • Food was good. Nothing you
    Dube
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Food was good. Nothing you can't get a most center city Italian restaurants. Waiter not friendly at all. Wouldnt reccomend or go back.
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  • Best Place to be on New Year's Eve!
    SilentJim
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The location, food and staff made for a memorable New year's Eve!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner spot. Service
    FelizVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Fantastic dinner spot. Service tops., portions large.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was looking for a nice Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant with standard fare done well. La Veranda did this wonderfully. Our waiter was helpful, informative, and able to provide us with background information on the menu items. The food was everything we expected and I thought the pricing was lower than similar restaurants. The ambiance was great, the lighting was lower but not too dark, a perfect place for a romantic dinner for two and there is a great view of the river. I will definitely get back to La Veranda and can easily recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise may be louder. Snowed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Noise may be louder. Snowed the day I was at La Veranda. Not many people in the restaurant.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Veranda has become one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    La Veranda has become one of our favorite restaurants. The ambience is good, the food is tasty and consistent. Service is always top notch, and the entire staff is very friendly. My wife had the Osso Bucco which she thoroughly enjoyed, and I had the sausage and brocolli rabe which was made in house by the chef. Both were good choices. we will return soon.
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  • Very good food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Very good food and service. Good variety of menu selections. Would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Cool Place,good food,good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Cool Place,good food,good service , warm and friendly staff. Overall a wonderful dining experience. Will definitely return. Vince B.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Everyone went out of their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Everyone went out of their way to friendly and make us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had a group of10 people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    I had a group of10 people and each of us were greeted at the door. This little touch was the beginning of a wonderful luncheon experience. My guests were extremely well taken care of and all I had to do was pay the bill. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food, quality service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Excellent food, quality service, very nice spot on the water!
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