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About La Veranda - Philadelphia
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Menu's are available for lunch, dinner or Cocktail Receptions.
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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Outdoor dining is available for lunch or dinner.
La Veranda - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
It was New Year's Eve. The restaurant did not offer the normally exceptional menu but a very limited, poorly executed, and unappealing food disaster. Service was uneven. Only one meal of 7 total meals served came out as expected. One meal was not cooked at all except for the burnt outside of the lamb. It was sent back twice. The veal was tasteless and the crab meat in that meal was minimal. Don't think you can even taste another person's appetizer as the portions were so small. I emailed the restaurant to give them my feedback and not even the courtesy of an email back.
Have been to this restaurant about 20 times over the past 10 years. Have not gone in over a year.
As soon as I walked in I noticed the staff had changed. This is my last and final trip, was pretty bad. Never have been to an Italian restaurant that didn't include olive oil in their entrees, food was very bland. The seafood salad, had pickled onions in it, no clams, no mussels, no olive oil, was very poor. Linguini with clams was over saturated in butter, again no olive oil. What once used to be a traditional Italian restaurant doesn't exist. You could get a better meal at one of the chain Italian restaurants. The only bright spot was it's bruschetta, was delicious.
We went to Penns Landing for adult time, we decided to have a date night and found that this restaurant was directly across the street from the hotel we stayed at. Server was perfect, the perfect amount of interaction, didn't interfere with our time together and no awkward interactions when your mouth is full of food to ask if we needed anything LOL. Food was authentic and delish, Wife got clams in white wine sauce and I had fettuccine Alfredo with crab meat. Both well worth it, fairly priced and over the top with taste.
My only complaint and reason for not having 5 star review is as follows - when we got our seat there was a few couples of older folks enjoying each others time, looked like they had been friends for MANY years, rather loud which was okay by us because it wasn't disturbing our meal any nor our ability to enjoy our time together. What became frustrating is one of the men at the able continued to go on about how he was mad about the amount of coffee in his cup. He went on and on about the coffee, that it became frustrating to sit there and listen to the loud convo about how to serve coffee and how other companies serve coffee.
OVERALL a great experience and will return if we are in the area again.
I don't know where to begin! Arrived to $21 valet parking which consisted of moving the car three feet on the street. Dress code is casual dressy-others in jeans and flip-flops?? We were told our party was waiting but they were not there.
A women who spoke little English directed me to the kitchen!
We spent 2 1/2 hours there with unbelievably slow service. The waitress was unconcerned and hard to understand. I asked for chicken marsala and pasta, but she did not write down the chicken marsala. I left hungry. She took the order on scraps of paper.
My husband's filet mignon did not get served until everyone else was almost finished eating. She blamed it on the kitchen.
We had two children with us and no attempt was made to move any faster.
Another group came in after us and was served and gone before us.
Their waiter came over and cut the birthday cake and thank God he did or we would still be sitting there.
It was not even crowded. No apology from management for the mixups.
She disappeared with my credit card for about 15 minutes.
Reservations at 6 P.M. and done at 8:30! Ridiculous- never again. Tried to have a special birthday but got aggravation and disappointment!
I have been in bad restaurants but this one top them. The waitress has no idea what was in the menu. The Italian antipasto had pepperoni instead salami and bologna instead mortadella. It is suppose to be an Italian restaurant. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce disgusting. The crime brûlée was cold and shrunk probable in the refrigerator for many days. The only good thing was the wine. They should close this place. Please do not go.....
I've been coming to this place since the early 90s and have never had a bad meal here. Having said that, it looks like they've whacked a lot of their menu sometime during the past year. Many of my old favorites are gone - like the octopus salad and the cold mixed seafood appetizer. Food was still good. Just not as good as I remembered.
What a lovely "find" on the waterfront at Penn's Landing. My husband and I walked to La Veranda from our Hilton hotel. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. We opted to be seated indoor but had the weather been cooperative, the outdoor seating would have been beautiful. We were served a delicious focaccia bread and seasoned dipping oil while our orders were being taken. I ordered the branzino which was expertly deboned tableside resulting in a delicately prepared dish with sautéed veggies (carrots, zucchini, yellow squash & potato) which complimented the meal perfectly. My husband ordered the veal parmigiana which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our server Susan was helpful in making our choices and was delightfully personable without being intrusive. We would definitely return to La Veranda next time we're in Philadelphia.
Overall the food was just OK however we did order a dish which included fig. The dish was served without this and we were never told nor offered something different. Upon asking the server about the missing ingredient, we were told that they had run out . Since this was a key component of the dish.... it did not taste as intended. What was more frustrating is that we were never alerted and given the option to order something else. If the restaurant ran out.... that is OK. When they knowingly run out and attempt to serve the dish and not alert the customer...... that is poor.
There was no parking for this restaurant . . . . until we got to the front doors & saw the sign saying valet parking - why put it up the stairs in front of main door & not on sidewalk near street??? Worst Mojito I ever had!!!! Calamari was good - boyfriend had fettuccine & crabmeat - tasted great! I had the veal Saltiboca - horrible! The sauce was purple & lumpy - came w/ roasted potatoes- not sure if they were really potatoes.
Went there with my friend for her 50th birthday. Quiet, just the two of us. Snagged a seat by the river and ordered up some fried calamari which I ordered from looking at the reviews. And yes, they were living up to their reputation. Crisp and light were hard not to eat like potato chips.
I ordered the dover sole for dinner and was not disappointed. It was deboned table-side and it was as fresh as it gets. Light and airy with some spring vegetables on the side. I am not really sure what my friend ordered, I think it was a chicken dish. We had a great conversation, in which we could actually hear ourselves. Mind you it was early on a Saturday afternoon so it may not have been as crowded yet, which was fine with us. Our server was prompt and courteous, yet not over-bearing. If you haven't try the place, you should. If you live in Philly tip: (we ubered there simply because they were charging way to much for valet) Or even visiting the city.
Great environment, good homemade pasta, beautiful view of the waterand Marina, it is quiet to enjoy conversation with friends. We sat outside next to the water but you can also sit inside. There is room for large groups. The service was amazing. Get treated like a five star restaurant, but come in your comfortable clothes. Easy walk to Penns Landing. We ate here before a concert. Food amount is a good size but maybe small for big eaters. They also have a large wine selection and full bar.
La Veranda is a beautiful restaurant as far as decor is concerned. The valet parking people are a rip off, it says $16 dollars but in little writing it says trucks and SUV's $5 dollars extra. Ridiculous. The staff are very nice and attentive but the food that we ordered was terrible because mine was not seasoned at all and my husband's was overcooked. I was supposed to have grilled shrimp and it had a sauce so I said I would like the angel hair pasta in the same sauce. The shrimps were not grilled they were probably cooked in the seasonless sauce and they did not bother to season the shrimps. It was a bland tasteless dish. What a waste of shrimps and pasta. I had to throw a ton of parmesan cheese on it for it to have any kind of taste at all. My husband's chicken parmigiana was overcooked to the point that it was burnt around the edges had very little sauce and cheese on it. He asked for extra sauce but the chicken was dry because they overcooked it in the oven. I don't know what kind of chef they have in their kitchen but they definitely do not know how to cook, even beginning cooks know they have to season the food and how do you overcook chicken Parmigiana? That's basic Italian 101. I've also had better Sauvignon Blanc. Oh the bruschetta was vinegary. The Calamari was delicious. I highly recommend the fried Calamari.
Great staff from hostess to b server to manager. Didn't realize we would be there during Philadelphia 4 th July fireworks . Manager invited us to view fireworks from veranda before coming back to our table for dessert and coffee. Whole bronzino was delicious as was out other entrees. Atmosphere is terrific and the staff was exceptional. Definitely coming back!
I took my husband for Father's Day and was 100% happy with the entire experience. We were seated by the window over looking the docks/water immediately upon arrival. Warm bread & melted butter was delivered to our table. We ordered appetizers that came out quickly. As soon as we were done the appetizers the main courses followed. Every dish was delicious! Our drink glasses stayed full. The prices for all the food we ordered was amazingly reasonable. Definitely going back!
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