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Valanni

4.3
2386 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
Valanni restaurant opened its doors in September of 2000, introducing "Medi-Latin" cuisine to Philadelphia. Situated right off of the "Avenue of the Arts," Valanni has become a pre-theater ritual and place to meet for a night-cap for many who live in and around the neighborhood. The bar at Valanni keeps up with the creative food served by offering an assortment of sangria, mojitos and other specialty drinks.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(215) 790-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Valanni is ideal for your private party or corporate event. Valanni offers "food, shelter, cocktails" in a dynamic space with personalized menus to fit any budget, for an experience that your guests will remember long after the event has ended. Packages start at $35 per person.
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Private party contact
Jenny Margaretta: (877) 625-7848
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Catering
Private Dining for groups of 10-60! Dining and beverage packages start as low as $35 per person.
We are certain that as a team, we will leave a lasting impression with you and your special guests and will strive to meet your every need.
At Valanni we offer a wide variety of menu items to satisfy every palate in addition to prices to fit any budget. All of our events are handled on a personal case by case basis, with the intent to reach
your highest expectations. Email events@anni-restaurants.com!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th Street
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Parking details
There is meter parking throughout the area as well as a public lot on Spruce between 13th and Broad
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Entertainment
Djs Friday through Saturday from 10:30pm - 2:00am
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Special events & promotions
Visit www.valanni.com for up-to-date reminders of special events.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2386 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amarok 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Although I made a reservation plenty far in advance, my date and I were seated at a tiny table on a sofa next to one another. The food quite honestly tasted like it was previously frozen, thawed out and then cooked. I had five different small plates, not one of them was adequate. The waiter was nice, but the atmosphere left much to be desired.

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vipDebbc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had forgotten how good this restaurant was
Everyone enjoyed the meal
We all had small plates which were equally good
The wine was nicely priced
The only disappointment was the desert which was teeny in size

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rkphillie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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amandah 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and fun

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food, great wine, and great service. We enjoyed our experience and will recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great mezzo plates to share. The grilled octopus was excellent! Very convenient to Kimmel Center for dinner before the orchestra

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vipFran (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipjkm1968 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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ResturantTom (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had a great experience at Valanni. The cuisine was creative, yet fit for everyone. Pricey, but worth every penny.

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Gmdesign (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Love this restaurant .

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Bianca (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Corey was super attentive. Fun atmosphere. Lots of fun tapas-style options to share. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The caprese flatbread and brussel sprouts were remarkable!

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Cole (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We’ve been there many times for a reliably good meal convenient to Broad st entertainment venues.

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vipFracah (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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AandJ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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