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Valle Cucina Italiana
Valle Cucina Italiana

Valle Cucina Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vallecucina.com
  • Phone: (302) 998-9999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Eric Orsetti and Jerry Aunet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Yes Valle' caters!! Enjoy the great taste of Valle at your home or business.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stoney Batter Rd and Linden Hill
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Valle Cucina Italiana
Welcome to Valle Cucina, Delaware's best kept secret for thirty years! Our name suggests Italian, and it is the best around, but we are also known for our seven time "Best of Delaware" award winning 100% jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood dishes and the area's most amazing dry aged steaks. Valle also showcases a 200+ bottle wine list.


Come as your are or formal, everyone feels at home. We take pride in our friendly service.



Located in the Pike Creek Shopping Center, off Limestone Rd. Valle, opened in 1981 as a pizzeria and has become a must try. We are inviting you to experience what many have called their best dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food from appetizer to dessert was outstanding. Only one little thing that irked me - spent almost $300 and was quite surprised when looked at the check later that they charged $1 for an extra order of garlic toast especially when the pieces were extremely small and almost burnt. The other bread flows freely. My nieces had never been there before but all indicated they will be returning."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My family dines at Valle's at least once a month -- we love it. This was the first time I used on-line booking, and it was really easy. To find a table on a Friday night when we wanted it totally hassle free was fabulous. Dinner was (as always) super, we found a new wine we really enjoyed. All was good. We'll be back soon. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "a little cold in dining room food & service were very good"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I could honestly recommend Valles to anyone. I enjoy the food and the service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our food was excellent and the service was very good. Their Crabcakes are the best, salad was crisp and fresh. I love meeting friends there for a great lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Always great food and service but I had the app the beef tip over flatbread. It had a brown sausce and I dont know how the meat was treated but got a violent migrane almost immediatly after I ate it. Wonder if it contained soy or MSG. Called the next day to ask how it was prepared and was told to call back the next day they were too busy to check when I called because of the lunch rush?"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Awesome ahi tuna, delicious brussels sprouts, great wine, overall great dinner."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Top quality steaks and crab cakes; Italian menu with variety and very nice wine list. We go to Valle Cucina for date nights and special occasions with friends and family."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The fettuccine alfredo tasted like paste. The service was uneven. Twice during dinner we were asked if we needed take out containers. Nothing special."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "you've got to try theirs. Ranks right up there with the best I've had."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great experience!! We made reservations online a week in advance. When we arrived we were immediately seated. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely amazing and served in a timely manor!! Their gnocchi was incredibly fresh and my husbands steak was cooked to perfection! Dino, the manager, stopped by our table to thank us for coming out and to make sure we had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone - whether it's a first date or a night out with family / friends. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "delicious food. filet was one of the best. salmon was delicious. desserts great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Small enough to be cozy large enough to maintain the right pace. Friendly staff attentive fabulous food. There is a take out area separated from the dining room but you can also order takeout items as menu items. Good pace if you wish to make a reservation and know you will be seated. If you re like me you avoid places with huge waits sorry just not worth it for me . I want to go be seated and enjoy my experience with who ever I am with not stress over crowds and waits. Good place to go can't say anything negative on this one...,PS their bread and pizza are THE BEST as are their crab cakes.........."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great. My husband and son had the mussels and clam appetizer and loved it. Veal dishes and crabcakes were delicious too. We will definitely be visiting again."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Always good food,love the specials, great restaurant in a shopping center. I will be back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at Valle Cucina Italiana about 10 times over the past few months. It has become our favorite restaurant!!! New Years eve was no exception. The food is fabulous and the service is wonderful. This is the place to go for Great food and Service!!! Joe"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Valles has the best crab cakes and steaks! The crab cakes have no filler, you get 2 huge cakes and they are so tasty. The steak was cooked perfectly. A very excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Although individual menu selections change in taste from time to time the quality is always excellent. The waitstaff is well trained and attentive. Valle's continues to be a favorite dining location for our family regardless of the occasion. Lunch selections are fairly priced and generous in the portion size's."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had a very nice experience at a restaurant I have known was "hidden" away in the Pike Creek Shopping Center but hadn't taken the time to check out until just recently...we wanted to try a new place for our office Christmas lunch this year and decided to order takeout a couple of weeks ago to check out some selections on their fairly extensive lunch menu...we very much enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere and expecially appreciated the superior service and outstanding food...I know I'll be going back to try their crabcakes for lunch or dinner very soon!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We always look forward to having their garlic breads. Very good Italian food but serves steaks and seafood as well. Prices are reasonable and the service is great. We had a bottle of wine at cost as a Wednesday night special. Large variety of fancy desserts. We recommend it for all occasions."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Usually the best place for a steak. I had the barrel cut rib-eye, and it was tough and flavorless this time. The crab cakes are the best in the world, but the calamari was like rubber, and the tuna bites appetizer was terrible. Will go back, because i think it was just an off night. Stay tuned."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Service was rushed.I ordered a second drink which arrived in a smaller glass than the first,I asked the waitress about it and she had no response. Needless to say, when the bill arrived both drinks were the same price."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Ambiance is so-so and service is ok but the food was very tasty and plentiful. Great deserts too."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great service, friendly and not rushed to order. Highly recommend the stuffed mushroom with crabmeat Appy and the chicken Marsala, they were wonderful!!! This is a great restaurant find and we will definitely recommend it to friends and family!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent as always. The steaks compare to the best steakhouses around."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "We came here for dinner on our anniversary, and we were treated wonderfully! The service was great, the server was super friendly, gave us space when we needed it, and checked on us regularly, but not overly so. The crab cakes were to die for! They are CRAB cakes, and NOT 'filler' cakes. My salmon was cooked perfectly and highly enjoyable. My husbands sirloin steak was very good, although he would have preferred a flat cut rather than the 2 6 oz. chunks that were served. They were tasty, though, and cooked as ordered. The wine was good, too. Most of all, the prices were right! We used a coupon from the Entertainment book, which made this an out and out value. We would definitely suggest a visit here. I can assure you, we WILL be back!"
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "This is a local gem we like to frequent. We arrived early and were seated promptly. Stephanie was our server. She was attentive without being intrusive. We ordered what we always get: Chicken Olivia for my BF and Chicken Francaise for me. I asked for a substitution (instead of marinara on my side of pasta, I wanted garlic & oil) and it was no problem. Our food was delicious as usual and enough that we have leftovers for lunch the next day. I especially like the warm bread with garlic oil & parmesan they serve with the meals. :-) Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "A relaxing atmosphere that always delivers on quality of food. The Marsala sauce is one of the best I have tasted (light and flavorful without being overbearing). The complimentary hot bread rolls with olive oil, garlic and cheese are also a nice treat. I come here several times a year and always pleased with my dining experience. Location may be hard to find at first as it is in a shopping plaza."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Seafood pescatore was great. Add the crushed red pepper for a little kick. Bread was hot and fresh. Other mesls were tasty. Our server was busy waiting on the bar diners as well, so he always seemed in a rush."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Our family and friends have been dining at Valle's for over 25 years, service has always been excellent and the food beyond great."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Crab cake appitizer... = WOW!!! Gotta try it! Crab stuffed shrimp was awesome! Great martinis... Amanda was, again, awesome! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "You'd never expect a strip mall restaurant to deliver like this. Wonderful food and great service."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "...and it doesn't stop there! Even the bread is excellent, though you'll want to save room for dinner. Gnocchi was light and flavorful, best in our experience. None of the entrees were too heavy, though portions are generous. Service friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "Steak was tender and cooked to perfection. Service was attentive and timely. Noise level was a little loud. The warm cookie with ice cream on top was FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "The best veal oscar I have EVER had!!!! The waitress was attentive and helpful in explaining menu selections. I am anxious to return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 2/21/2013
  • "always worth the stop when coming to Delaware very good Italian food with great service and nice ambiente will definitely be back"
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "For a restaurant that is supposed to be noted for it's fantastic beef, I found it a little off-putting to list the beef items as "market price". This is not the Hotel Dupont or any number of noteable restaurants in the area where you might expect this on their menu. Also we had a party of six (4 adults - 2 children (9 & 11). The restaurant added an 18% gratiuity to our bill. There was not note anywhere noting that this would occur. Waitress lost out. I usually tip 20% and would have done so even though her service was non-existant! This could be a great neighborhood spot with improved service and a change in menu. We will probably not return. A shame!"
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "This place is located in a strip mall in Delaware. I never would have found it on my own if it weren't for a Groupon offer, but now that we know it's there, we will be back. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The prices were fair, and the service was good."
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "Prices are a broad range as is the menu so all can find something they will enjoy. A number of dishes come in a 'Little' version which made my wife and mom happy."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We've been to Valle's quite a few times and always had an amazing meal. The crab cakes are really delish, no filler at all. Pasta dishes are plentiful. Pizza is really good. Reservations are helpful but not necessary."
    Dined on 5/2/2013