After being disappointed in the ambience on our last visit (very loud and over-crowded), we had a quiet, delicious meal on a Sunday night. will definitely return. highly recommend the calamari
Loved it! I have some dietary restrictions and our waiter was very patient and very helpful! Also the food was delicious and timely. 10/10 would recommend
Great food and fun
Excellent food, great wine, and great service. We enjoyed our experience and will recommend to friends.
Great mezzo plates to share. The grilled octopus was excellent! Very convenient to Kimmel Center for dinner before the orchestra
Went there pre orchestra. Very nice server. Nice drink menu. The two entrees we had were delicious- chicken saltimbocca and scallops.
Always liked the place for its variety of tapas, location and cozy atmosphere but now I know their large platters hold their own as well.
First time there and I would definitely go back. The food was amazing. The noise level was little high when we first arrived but as people started to leave it dies down. Ee did a combo of tapas and regular plates. Everything was amazing. I recommend the cheese board and the fried goat cheese and the oreo beignet for dessert.
What a gem! Amazing food and cocktails, a nice blend of neighborhood vibe and hot spot, and a lively mix of people to watch and mingle - definitely worth checking out, and I would recommend making it a regular.
The service was poor at best. I ordered a glass of champagne and it took 15 to 20 minutes. We both ordered steaks cooked to different temperatures and they switched the plates. They didn't bring us silverware when needed, spoon with soup, knife with steak, etc.
I had a great experience at Valanni. The cuisine was creative, yet fit for everyone. Pricey, but worth every penny.
Love this restaurant .
Have been to Valanni several times and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However, when my boyfriend I decided to go for Valentines the experience was horrible! I am beyond disappointed! For $65 per person we were given basically snacks that were not up to par with the quality of Valanni I had before. The shrimp in my ceviche were still raw. The ceviche itself was literally one shrimp and scallop cut into many small pieces. My boyfriend had the pork belly arugula salad. It was beyond bland with one piece of pork belly. His steak was well done and was served with frozen fries! They did not even ask how he would like the steak to be cooked! The mezze board was laughable with one piece of Brie. Portions were beyond small, quality was beyond poor. Service was decent. When it comes too fine dinning I never mind spending money, but the dinner was not even worth $25 per person let alone $65! Honestly the entire experience put a damper on on Valentines Day! HORRIBLE! I will never go there again. Seemed like they were exploiting couples on a night where they knew people would pay good money.
Corey was super attentive. Fun atmosphere. Lots of fun tapas-style options to share. Will definitely be back!
The food preparation was imaginative and wonderfully executed. There were many tapas selections that I have not seen in other tapas-style restaurants. Six plates was plethy for the two of us.
The caprese flatbread and brussel sprouts were remarkable!
We’ve been there many times for a reliably good meal convenient to Broad st entertainment venues.
My party of three was very happy with the food. Mussels (white) were very tasty, asparagus very beautiful and fresh , polenta, tasty and very good bread pudding for dessert. Nice for pretheater. Happy hour has good deals.
Our 5:00 dinner reservation was during happy hour, so we took advantage of half price tapas and craft beer on draft. The calmari was very lightly breaded and extremely fresh. The oysters were also extremely fresh. The (large portion) paella was flavorful, with (again) extremely fresh shellfish. The service was excellent.
I always have a great time. Andrew was a doll and they food was fantastic!
Very limited menu and very pricy.
Happy hour and restaurant are a bargain
We needed a dinner location close to the Academy of Music for a Saturday night concert. Valanni was well located so we made a reservation. Wow, what a good decision! When we told our server that we had a tight time window to make the concert in time, she gave us a prix fixe pre-theater menu and explained that the dishes on this menu usually come to the table more quickly than some others on the regular menu. All thee courses on the theater menu were terrific. As we left (on time) for the theater, we vowed to return to Valanni to try the rest of their offerings. What a great meal!
The atmosphere and food was great, although a bit tight. The hostess was pretty RUDE but the DJ was jamming!! I would definitely return.
Great restaurant week menu options. Looking forward to my next visit!
We went to Valanni for restaurant week. I was looking forward to the seafood palella, but was not as excited when my dish arrived. It was lacking something. I asked for some lemon on the side that def helped. Husband ordered the chicken dish on the menu and loved it. The desserts were SO good, must try!!! For appetizer, we had the calamari and fried goat cheese, both were really good. I just wish my palella was equally amazing but dont forget to ask for some lemon if you feel there is flavor lacking in yours too. Our server was extremely attentive and accomodating.
Seating itself is very congested and close together so if you dont mind that, then this is a cute spot. It does get really loud though and you will catch yourself saying sorry to the person sitting next to you and vice versa since the space is tight.
I would recommend this place for a time when it is not the busiest :)
I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food tasted. The service was prompt and courteous.
This was for January 2018 Restaurant Week. The largest complaint against the location is definitely a front of house issue. The host was insufferable, raising a big stink over a member of our party running slightly late, refusing to seat until they had "assurances" they'll be here soon. Waiter had difficulties splitting a check. Bar glassware was dirty/sticky. The food ranged from good to really good, so kudos to back of house, you made it worth the trip. Additionally, the chairs we were in were basically glorified footstools.
Everyone has a place or two where the staff is pretty calloused towards the customers (like your favorite local pub) where their deference is almost charming. Valanni lacks the charm to be that sort of a place so it comes of cold and pretentious. Too bad, since the food was actually pretty good. Hard pass in the future.
We were seated quickly and our server was very attentive and took good care of our group of 8. It was restaurant week so there was a special menu which didn't have much to offer vegetarians. We were all in town for business so do not know if their regular menu would have offered more of a selection.
Five of us went for a girls night out during Center City Restaurant Week. We had never been to Valanni before. Our server was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, the seating was comfortable and had a private feel in the room. Overall, a great experience.
Enjoyed Villani's for my birthday on Thursday night. We had excellent service by Aman, and very good food. Looking forward to another trip already.
Thank You for making my Birthday special! My family and friends had a great time and the love the food.