La Veranda - Philadelphia

4.6
421 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Veranda Ristorante is known for its delicious Italian Food, incredible Wine list, waterfront views, and its superior service.

Located at Pier 3 on Penn’s Landing in Historic Old City Philadelphia, we offer the perfect setting whether it be an intimate dinner for two, office gathering, holiday celebration, or private meeting space.

All rooms feature an incredible waterfront view and the perfect back drop for all your Instagram photos.

Our Classic Mediterranean Cuisine , full service bar, and outstanding wine list are all sure to impress your guests.

Specials

Happy Hour 5-7PM Monday-Friday

Enjoy $3 Domestic Beer, $5 Wine, and $7 Cocktails from our Happy Hour Special Monday - Friday 5PM-7PM

*Excluding tax and gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend ordered the branzino and it was juicy and delicious. I ordered the Veal Saltimbocca. The fontina/wine sauce was very tasty but the veal was tough. The Tiramisu was perfect.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner with a view. Staff is great. Bartender is awesome. Feels like the show Cheers. He knows your name and drink. And the piano player is a great additio

La Veranda - Philadelphia
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review! We are proud of our team and love that it shows. I will pass the message on to the staff and to our weekly pianist, Ethan Fisher. We hope you'll come back soon to enjoy a delicious meal and friendly company!

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not authentic Italian taste, too much and too thick tomato sauce. The squid grill is pretty good but the rest of entree can not be called “fine dining”. Sorry!

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1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food and drink were good. Service, drink service left a lot to be desired. Waited over 45 mins for our drinks on 2 occasions

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and a great value

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and friendly staff. I'll be back soon.

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GR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waitress had to be reminded that we needed to move along b/c we were going to the ballet.

Fish was delicious!

Valet parking isn’t free??!! Ugh! We parked across the street ourselves. Way too expensive.

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OB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One waitress, Ena (?) from Ukraine, played the piano with spectacular skill and engagement. The atmosphere was electric.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was some time since we were at the restaurant. Our pleasant memories were reinforced. The food was excellent, the evening wonderful.

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WC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Every wine that we requested, they did not have. They tried giving us a wine not on the list (where did that bottle come from?) marked-up 500% (it was a $7 bottle of wine retail), which is ridiculous. The old bate and switch.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! What a wonderful experience we had at La Veranda. We were in Philly for the weekend and just winged our plans and happen to find this restaurant on Open Table and made a reservation. Since it was close to our hotel we figured we’d give it a shot. Absolutely incredible from start to end. When we walked in and the hostess greeted us and took our coats and seated us right away. Beautiful ambiance with a pianist playing in the background. Wonderful server who was very attentive. We split a bottle of wine and each got a chicken dish. Absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. We were blown away by the atmosphere and the price. I highly recommend to anyone in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance was amazing. I would definitely go there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and great Valentine’s Day menu. Very slow service though, disappointed because of the quality and price of this place.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted great. The employees there are super friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere there is romantic and relaxing.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with an amazing bartender and staff. Food is amazing.

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WD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, not outstanding. It's not unlike quite a few restaurants that come up a bit short when it comes to standards that should befit the dish. Also the night we went was a frigid Thursday with one other table seated in the house. It was cold, but we got over that soon enough. What bothered me was our car could have stayed out front where we had parked it, and the fact that the restaurant was literally empty, they still charged for valet service when there was no need to move the car anywhere kind of got my goat. I found that to just be a little greedy on the restaurants' end.

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AD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Will definitely be back

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my Mom’s birthday. It is one of our favorite spots in the city. Great atmosphere very friendly staff and excellent food. Valet parking is a plus!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Veranda was great and the was very good as well as the service.

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VV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice and quiet ambience great food nice seating arrangement. Only thing service was a lil slow may be because it was a large group but the food was worth the wait. Definitely check this place out you will enjoy the food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best experiences I have had this year. And we are from New York City!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Veranda always goes out of the way to make us remember why we love the place so much! The food, service, and the ambiance are tough to beat for a special night.

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Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurants.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had not been to La Veranda for many, many years, and was pleasantly surprised that it is still is a very nice restaurant. Food and service were all very good, and it has nice old school ambience. Will go back again.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with very good service in a quiet, pleasant environment. Would highly recommend this restaurant without a doubt - one of our favorites in the Phily area.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Service was good . I expected the restaurant to be more up to date. Not a place for a special occasions. Better suited for Tuesday night dinner

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r
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the most romantic restaurants in the city is enhanced even more now with the addition of quiet contemporary piano. Not intrusive, yet a real plus. Songs from the Great American Songbook. When Ethan was finished for the evening and we were among the last few guests, our server, a shy young lady from the Ukraine,sat down and rattled off a few classical gems. Very charming, and well done. A very enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for significant others birthday and it was a great experience. Food and service were both amazing

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible dinner and a wonderful evening!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom there for her 90th birthday celebration, booked on Opentable online. Although we arrived 20 minutes early, the manager met us at the door, knew who we were, and had our table all set up. We enjoyed a quiet lunch outside, watching boats go by on the Delaware. It was absolutely pleasant, especially since we were the only ones seated outside throughout the entire meal!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our third time at La Veranda and we’ve had great experiences each time. The food is authentic Italian. The service is impeccable. Right on the waterfront so fantastic views. Outdoors seating weather permitting. It’s a good value for what you get.

Recommendation: Check this gem out!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Out for an evening with friends. All had previously dined at La Veranda in the past. The food was no where near the quality we had all experienced in the past. None of us enjoyed our dinner, all ordered seafood. The sides, oh my, veggies overcooked and the few slices of potatoes, what was that? The staff was kind, attentive and friendly. Needles to say, the meal made for a very disappointing evening. Not sure what happened to the La Veranda of the past! The lack of patrons that evening may be a tell-tale sign.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! Great for birthdays and dinner dates! I got the blackened salmon and it was the best. I will be returning.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the wide selection of gluten free options

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G
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional and the ambiance was very nice for a date night.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. View was spectacular & food and service was exceptional. This was my first visit & I shall certainly return.

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