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Mon, 4/23
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La Veranda - Philadelphia

4.3
349 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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La Veranda Ristorante is known for its delicious Italian Food, incredible Wine list, water views, and its superior service.

Located at Pier 3 on Penn’s Landing in Historic Old City Philadelphia we offer the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two, intimate gatherings, Group Lunch or dinner, and private Meeting Space.

All which feature incredible water views and the perfect back drop for all your banquet needs.

Our Classic Mediterranean Cusine , full service bar, and outstanding wine list are all sure to impress your guests.
For the perfect outdoor dining experience, we feature waterfront seating, serving our new Deck menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Lunch: Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Daily Specials are available or lunch or Dinner, as well as our New Deck menu.

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Phone number
(215) 351-1898
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Catering
Catering Menu's are available for lunch, dinner or Cocktail Receptions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market
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Parking details
Meter parking is available within walking distance.
Valet Parking is provided at a rate of $16.00 per car beginning at 4pm. Large vehicles, Pick-up trucks, and SUVs will be charged an additional $5.00.
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Special events & promotions
Outdoor dining is available for lunch or dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 349 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Going back to a restaurant that we have not been to for many years, my husband and I were pleasantly
surprised by meeting a new young chef with great ideas along with fine food presentations.
We enjoyed a great dinner along with fine conversation with him and his staff.
We ordered the Dover Sole and Blackened Salmon along with pasta with clams. Everything was cooked
perfectly to temperature and was delicious! It was like catching up with an old friend that you have not seen in many years.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2016

We had a wonderful family Christmas party. Thank you for all you do and all the best for the new year.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2016

We were 4 and all enjoyed their meals, Gnocci Gorgonzola was really good!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Good food , nice atmosphere !

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1.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Well when I got there everything was good up until our server came and asked us what we wanted. we started off with drinks, appetizers then entrées. But it seems like he kept forgetting our drinks so I was sitting there with my meal with no water!! I thought that was ridiculous! I figured that when you are seated the first thing you should be served is your drinks how can you forget that??!! And then to top everything off we were all ready to leave I asked him for the check he forgot about my check I sat there at least 20 minutes until he was done with everything he had to do to give me my check! Disappointed I will never go there again!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Everything was fantastic. Great food, excellent service and even buy one, get one free wine special.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Our server, Fazio was a wonderful host. This is a great place for a romantic dinner for two. Our meals were served hot, the food was fresh and delicious. My wife had the rib-eye and I had the Veal Garancho. Both were excellent! We can't wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Thank you for a great dining experience. You made date night even more special

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Service was excellent and friendly, food was delicious

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was outstanding. The quality and preparation of the steak exceeded expectations. Being seated with a pier/river/bridge view was very well-received! The valet was professional (opened my girlfriend's door), and a modest tip handing over the key fob produced the desired parked location in front. The service was serviceable. Water glasses were always promptly filled and dishes promptly cleared but not rushed at all. The chef presented himself at the end of our meal for a greeting and feedback, which was a nice surprise. Thoughtful vegetable snacks preceded the entree service and were gratis. The wine list was completely satisfactory, especially the sparkling selection and a panoply of aged Italian reds (particularly Veneto) that are certainly no longer available at retail. I don't order whites as often but the list of whites was particularly solid as well. Would definitely return here again for date night or business dinner. This restaurant is good enough that it should've been more full than it was on a Saturday night - discover it for yourself.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

The food was great and the service was exceptional. Our waiter was fantastic. There was a beautiful full moon out that night and we could enjoy it from our seats as this restaurant overlooks the Delaware River.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

My party was very pleased with the selections offered. Each of us ordered from suggestions made by our wait staff. We plan to go back again.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2016

I had an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish! They saw it was my anniversary from my reservation on opentable and really went out of their way to make us special. The food, service, friendliness, beautiful view of the Delaware, and extra touches from the gm and our waiter made it a perfect evening! Thank you!!!!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Fabulouslunch...was the best!!! The cook brought us fresh delicious red grapes afterourmeal.
Greatviewstoo

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2016

We had a great experience last friday night. The view outside while dining was amazing and the food was delicious. It was not our first time there and it wont be our last. I enjoyed the entire dining experience thank you

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2016

I have eaten at LaVeranda many times before (when they first opened). Food is tasteful and ambiance is relaxing. My only criticism is that we had so many different servers come to our table that it was hard to tell who the main server was. Plus at the end of our meal, we asked for the check and she said we had to wait as she "had to take care of something else". She was pleasant about it though.
I think your restaurant staff needs to train your servers on some cordial etiquette with the customers.

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2.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Dissapointed. Quality of my veal was terrrible. Two patties w limited cheese. All crust.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

this was great food, with awesome service, and nice ambiance

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

We were a group of 12, which the wait staff managed incredibly well. We enjoyed various entrees including Chicken Balsamico and the steak. The La Veranda appetizer is a beautiful mix of charcuterie and cheese - great to share! The menu is not overhwelming but had something for everyone. This was the perfect place for our reunion/celebration, but would also be perfect for a romantic date. Apologies to any couples for whom we were "that noisy party" - the staff had given us a table a bit away from others, and we tried to be good neighbors, but we were ebullient. The place and the food added to our joy.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2016

The staff was amazing. Our steaks and mussels where good, but our lobsters where burnt and chewy. I'd still go back, I'd just leave out the lobster next time

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2016

Food was excellent and portions were just right. Very attractive decor. Valet parking is available.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Food was mediocre at best. Had a seafood salad appettizer for $18 which was mostly celery and other cut up vegetables. Penne entree was so so. Waiter did not show us the lunch menu until we asked. Lovely setting but would not return

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2016

What a special location for an incredible restaurant with fresh and delicious food and wonderful service!
We thoroughly enjoyed the complete dining experience and plan on returning many times in the near future! Many thanks!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

A classic "old school" Italian menu, always well-executed with fresh, quality ingredients. Pleasant, efficient service and a nice view of a slice of the Delaware River. Oh, and valet parking makes it easy to roll in from Center City or from the suburbs.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2016

The location for La Veranda is very nice - on the water (although the view is largely limited to an enclosed boat dock) and near the Spruce Street Harbor Park activities. The hostess greeted us warmly and walked us to a nice table. The restaurant was nearly empty which was a surprise on a summer Saturday evening. My wife ordered the chicken piccata and I had linguini with a white clam sauce. Unfortunately, our server was almost non-existent after taking our orders. When the food came the linguini was OK, although quite over salted (and I LOVE salt!). The chicken piccata on the other hand was completely inedible. The chicken was so rubbery that it was almost impossible to cut even with a knife. My wife notified the hostess when she walked by (again, the server was non-existent) and she was very apologetic and offered to replace the dish or take it off the bill. I would not recommend this restaurant until they completely overhaul their kitchen.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Stopped in before the fireworks on July 2nd. Staff was friendly from beginning to end. They were very attentive, constantly checking in to make sure we were having a good experience. We both ordered pasta dishes which we thought were great. And the view and atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Just what we were looking for from La Veranda.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2016

The staff was great as was the decor but the food tasted horrible. Not worth the expensive price.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2016

Service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and answered our questions quitte well. The was the best restaurant meal personally have had in a long time . Two people in ourpsrty had veal dishes were delicious as was the rigatoni with crab that another in our party ordered.
As 3 Italian-American women who are pretty cooks we found the food to be fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

great place for a Veal Chop near Penns Landing. Service was great. So was the view.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Total gem found on a whim! Looked for a place to celebrate my brothers birthday and La Veranda met our needs totally 😊

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2016

OK...I have gone to La Veranda on many occasions sometimes bringing a group of thirty.

The food and the service was always first rate. This time...I guess I'm upset.

The three people I was with had great meals. My Pasta Primavera was so so. I have had it there before...so the chef tried something different...red instead of white, the vegetable cubed in some cases, the bitter broccoli overwhelmed the other veggies, the whole wheat pasta very under cooked. Yes...I know whole wheat is a tougher pasta I use it all the time. And just maybe this dish doesn't deserve the master chef's touch. Maybe a trainee...maybe. I brought most of it home. Full disclosure, it was better the second day.

Here is what is bothering me: We went there to hear a friend of mine play the piano. He was playing there on Saturday evenings...great.

When we got there, we saw that he was not...not a big deal. But...when I asked the Manager where he was, she said he wasn't feeling well...OK.

The next day I immediately emailed him (the pianist) to see how he was feeling telling him we missed his music the night before. He said, "They decided not to have piano music."

I told him what the manager said and to that he replied, "Not everyone tells the truth".

She lied to me. Why in the sam hill would she lie to me. I HATE that. She could have simply said that they decided not to have music during dinner. What would have been wrong with that.

So I admit that one of my character flaws is not being able to wrap my head around people who aren't honest.

That was enough to ruin my dinner retroactively.

Will I go back...not likely.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

The restaurant is pleasant, comfortable and the food is good.
The staff was very courteous. I am handicapped. Rec'd assistance at the curb getting out of the car. Also, staff very accommodating during the meal and when It was time to leave. I thoroughly enjoyed the outing as did my friend.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2016

Gracious friendly staff. Delicious pasta and appetizers. Fabulous grilled meats and seafood. Some of the best Italian food outside of Italy!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2016

No wood burning grill for steaks.
No wine list, just suggestions from the manager, which I did not care for. ( she said they were converting it?)
No asparagus soup, or risotto.
Website menu is not the menu you are given.
It was fine, I guess. But not as good as before.
It seems there have been some major changes since my last visit.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2016

Service outstanding food poorly cooked for the price $$. Valet parking charge for guests of $10.00 on top of high prices is not worth the value in my option

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Food was good. Service was terrible. Our waiter did not inform us of any specials. We heard another waiter telling the table behind us of all the specials after we had already received our meals. My husbands entrée was not what he ordered but he ate it anyway. Our waiter ignored us the whole time we were there and blamed it on the fact he had another table of 6 that he was waiting on. The restaurant was not even half full and there was plenty of staff. From what I could see he only had 2 tables and spent most of his time hiding out in the back. We skipped desert because we could not wait to leave. Will not go back

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Table was ready for us when we arrived. View is beautiful. Food was great. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. La Veranda is a gem!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

We were celebrating our son's college graduation. Penn's Landing is a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the nice selection of entries, which met everyone's taste. The service was excellent. Prices were reasonable for a fine dining restaurant. We would recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

LaVeranda's hospitality and quality of food is excellent. This is my 5th time there and it gets better each time.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2016

The server was lovely and attentive, but the pasta was not that great. Portion size is generous. My friend had the ravioli, and it was much tastier than my gnocci. Prices were quite reasonable, but sadly, the food was not as excellent as most of the restaurants in this area. I suppose that the fact that we were the only ones there on a Friday night should have been a tip off!

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