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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.

30 N Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
Market

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 351-1898

Website:
http://laverandapier3.com/

Catering:
Catering Menu's are available for lunch, dinner or Cocktail Receptions.

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.

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.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Outdoor dining is available for lunch or dinner.

La Veranda - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Waterfront (7)
Scenic View (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. I love Italian food and it was a special occasion

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

V-day dinner. Reception was outstanding. Food was good. ambient is outdated. pretty old look. they should have had planned more staff. I was not in a rush so i was a little ok with it.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I loved this place. The food was awesome and the service was professional. I will be coming back next time I'm in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of dishes and service. The one dish that stood out was the grilled calimari. Never have I had such tender octopus.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went on Saturday night for dinner with friends. Good food, good service ,great atmosphere

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love this place. A quiet spot at penns landing with great views and ambiance. Food was incredible from the specials to the everyday fettuccini Alfredo all 6 of our meals were fabulous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Special Limited Menu for New Years Eve was not advertised on OT but staff was very accommodating with excellent service. We will return.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our waitress was attentive and not intrusive. The meals were delicious. Overall great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The foos was delicious. My wife has been talking about wanting to go for years. It was her birthday . She loved the surprise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Amazing service, quality food, great dining Experience .

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Authentic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service and beautiful view of the river.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Friendly staff. Scrumptious food. Good times!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I must admit I was disappointed. It seemed to promise a lot. The service and attention was great but the food was disappointing, just not yo to standard and therefore felt overpriced.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Extremely poor service. No server came to our table to see if anything was needed (until it was time to give us the check).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have been going to La Veranda for over 30 years and it is always my restaurant of choice to impress clients especially from out of town. The atmosphere and quality of the food and personal attention is unmatched in the City.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and were a party of 9. The whole evening was just perfect from beginning to end. Our waiter, Mark, added to our pleasant evening.
Will be returning more often than in the past.
Didn't find one fault. :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was terrible and has changed from previous ownership. This was once a fine restaurant which is now patron ed by people wearing jeans and t shirt on a Saturday night. Would never go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Wierd and awkward hostess/server
Waiter was on point
Food was too much but really flavorful

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was mediocre, but the service and ambiance were great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing! The food...the service....the cost.....everything.... Truly a hidden gem....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Very nice and accommodating service. Great food, fantastic pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinner was excellent! Our party of 4 had Veal, Chicken, Seafood and dessert. Everyone enjoyed the freshness of the meal and the presentation! We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a great time the food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. The hostess make sure everything was good through out the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

New to Philly and Penns Landing. I think this restaurant is a great place for quality food and a great atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Service was excellent and wait staff allowed us time to talk and eat leisurely.
Food was delicious and the ambiance of the river and boats in the background along with the city night life made for a wonderful evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Lobster was chewy like it had been frozen.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

4 of us went and everyone had a great meal and a good time, we went back the nexy day and had another great meal.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Meal was very good for the price. Sitting by the water was very relaxing.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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