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Valanni

4.3
2346 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date (38)
  • Tapas (38)
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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What 2346 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Best brunch in a long time! Fantastic cocktail options and the wait staff was on point!

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vipacmiller83 (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The lamb sliders were incredible... the chicken saltimbocca not so much. My husband enjoyed his paella but the mussels as a starter were so-so. The oreo beignet was delicious as was the dirty martini. This is definitely a cozy seating, noisy restaurant with a lively bar scene. The seating is not that of your typical restaurant (small tables where you sat side-by-side or leather back less seats were mostly what we saw). We were a little bummed they were only offering the restaurant week menu as there were some other dishes we were interested in, but that happens often during restaurant week we have found. The value with the restaurant week pricing was good though. Not sure we would make an effort to return, but it was an enjoyable evening with good food and drinks.

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Hatman (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

What a disappointment.
It was restaurant week so a fixed price menu on which the food was pretty good - more than one would normally order but tasty.
The big problem was the noise! Through some difficulty with the restaurant being able to get updates from Open Table, they had no record of our reservation but managed to seat us anyway - at a small table right by the door. Even here, the noise was too loud for any conversation at all. What evil genius planned a "live DJ" for restaurant week with a volume that couldn't be turned down even in the dining section? We got half way through the entrée and had to leave.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

The manager was extremely unprofessional. We had a reservation. Upon arrival, we were told we would be seated in 5 minutes. There is no waiting space. We were waiting by the door practically on top of a table at which a couple was dining. Then they asked us to wait by the bar at which there were no chairs available and no where to stand/sit/wait without moving every 30 seconds to let a server through. 15 minutes later, we were told they "might" have a table for us. We went to look at it and it was a shared booth with another couple. Enough room for 2 people seated tightly. We were a group of 3. Waited another 15 min and were finally seated 30 min after reservation time. Manager told us it's not his fault, he can't make people leave, and everyone's been waiting 30 min. I told him if everyone's been waiting 30 min then it is his fault because he overbooked. He yelled at me. This was the cherry on top for a completely ruined dining experience. Server was polite and attentive and food was good. They need a new manager. I would come back as there were many things on the menu I'd like to try, but I'd rather not wait 30 min when I made a reservation in order to not wait, and then get yelled at by the manager.

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LizGYum (Orlando)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Went here for restaurant week ... the menu looked to have some great options but the output wasn't anything spectacular. Drinks were well crafted but the food lacked any sort of complex flavor profile. It was very one note and they seemed like dishes that most at-home cooks could have done; and just as well. It was ok, certainly not bad ... but not a place that is a "must have" for me.

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vipValaniredux (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Because this was Restaurant Week it does not make sense to review this extensively. Unlike other restaurants portions appeared to be standard size. It was good but not off the charts. Would prefer to return and eat from the small plates menu.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

food was delicious! one bad thing was the space. very tight between each table

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vipDineswithfriends (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

A great place for mingling and bar scene- not so good for conversation. Food was ok, beignet dessert a big hit. Service was pleasant and accomodating.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was very vibrant even on a Wednesday night. Definitely a place to be when in the city.

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TiffM 
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Food was delicious. Drink selection was great. Service was great too. Waiter was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive. He made great suggestions. I definitely want to go back.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
13th Street
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 790-9494
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Entertainment
Djs Friday through Saturday from 10:30pm - 2:00am
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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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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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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
Additional
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
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Special events & promotions
Visit www.valanni.com for up-to-date reminders of special events.

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