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Amazing chef tasting food. Ambience was great and the atmosphere was awesome. Service could have been quicker but at least I didn't feel rushed. Overall great place.
Service wasis generally good. The brussels sprout appetizer was great. We tried the sample dish. Most things were very tasty but the paella was not as good as we expected. It was quite noisy and we had to speak loudly to hear each other, even sitting next to each other on the bench.
The food is fantastic!
Tapas style great for night out with a big group!
We ordered about 8 tapas style apps and the carne & seafood paellas ... everything was so yummy!
Our waiter wasn’t the friendliest and disappeared a few times. We had to ask for drink refills. I honestly think he was just super busy!
It’s a great Space with a fun vibe! Tables are close together so It can get a little loud. But a great spot in Center City!
We decided to come following a Philly Pops concert, having made a 5:45 reservation. We were seated almost immediately, something I had read in previous reviews was a problem for some. ! Nice table. Server (A) was very attentive. He explained the menu thoroughly. He also suggested we wait until we complete eating our initial choices before ordering anything else. Much of the menu is mezzos or small plates. Service was very good. We had a Caesar salad which we split, and a mixed mezzo platter which had a wonderful variety of choices from meats, hummus, and other spreads and pita bread, which we also shared.
Fortunately, we didn’t order anything else, as we were full- except for dessert. We chose the beignet and chocolate mousse...both very good. We definitely will return.
Took awhile to place order. Mt friend got served coffee in a dirty cup. The brunch food: eggs Benedict on a waffle with lobster were over cooked (more like a hard boiled rather then poached). Would not recommend for brunch.
We had brunch at Valanni today and it was fantastic! Service, food, and cocktails were incredible. Definitely worth the visit! I should mention they also accommodated our group of 10 very well.
Had a first dinner here on a Saturday night. Our table was not ready so we were told to wait at the bar - took a while to get drinks at the bar - it was busy but the organization was haphazard. When we were seated at our table, our server announced that he was proud to have tracked down two water glasses for us - so there was some issue with there being enough water glasses for guests. A few minutes later, the table next to ours was re-set, but then another server came by to nab one clean water glass, fill it, and deliver it to a guest at another table.
Overall the dining experience was okay - seating is a little uncomfortable; decor seems dated, and food was scattered coming out of the kitchen - we were served some things rather quickly, and others took a long time. We overheard other guests asking about items they had ordered. Some of our dishes were also overdone- chicken empanadas were very crispy (if not burnt) and lamb meatballs were tough and lacked flavor.
Maybe it was just an off night, but the overall experience could have been better.
Table was not ready for 15 minutes after reservations. Service was intermittent. Tables are a bit too small. Wine glass took 20 minutes.
Food was good and so were drinks.
After reserving a month in advance for a 50th birthday celebration with out of town guests, we were placed in the very back room at literally the last table in the restaurant with a surly waiter. Albondigas and lamb were chewy and we barely touched them. We told the waiter and he said he doesn’t like them either. Memorable meal for all the wrong reasons.
Very inattentive service. Took forever to get drinks, which arrived just as food came. Forgot to bring one dish altogether. Brought wrong glass of wine and then forgot to come back with the correct wine. Waiter seemed to have no idea. Food was pretty good, not great.
Decided to go out to dinner after the flower show and my husband wanted to go somewhere that had food we couldn’t readily get around where we live so I randomly picked this place and I’m glad I did. The food was amazing. Tapas style. Highly recommend.
Dinner before show was perfect
Party of 5 shared small plates and they were all delicious!
What a great meal! We hit it before seeing a show at the Academy of Music and it was really awesome. We got the pre-theater menu and enjoyed every bite! Never have I had such delicious scallops. The servings were just the right size with an artistic flair! I also had the muddled jalapeno drink special with flaming rosemary sprig (maybe thyme? I'm not an herb expert) - really well done and not super spicy. The only reason we docked it was that, as it got more crowded, the noise level was kind of high and our table was right by the door where, when people were waiting to check in and holding the door open, we'd get hit by a blast of arctic air. Luckily we run hot so this wasn't a huge problem, but it was distracting. Not distracting enough to keep us from returning. We'll just request a table away from the door next time! :)
Disappointing to say the least. We had eaten at Valanni many times in the past and had very good to excellent meals. This time everything went wrong. The occasion was a birthday celebration and there were 3 of us for dinner. The server never offered the option of increasing the mezze plates from 2 to 3 which, as it turns out was good because the extra portions would have gone uneaten. We divided the two portions among the 3 of us but, sadly, the food was almost inedible and most of each dish went back barely touched. For the one remaining item, lamb sliders, we asked if they could bring 3 instead of 2. The server informed us that was impossible, we had to place 2 orders and get 4. We argued for a while and the server "checked with the kitchen" and returned to tell us that we could get 3 for a nominal charge. That was our mistake. The sliders were inedible. And finally our coffee arrived at room temperature. It took 15-minutes to get the check. It is sad to see the wheels come off what was once one of our favorite restaurants.
It was amazing, the setting was great and cozy. The staff was also very nice.
Food wasn’t very good.
Tapas was amazing. Lobster Mac and cheese was fantastic. The meat paella was to die for and could fill a table of 6!
We went before attending a concert at the Kimmel. Service was great and timely. We enjoyed the tapa style selection. Food was delicious: we had brussel sprouts, lamb on bone, feta in phyllo dough, pasta with lobster and crab (yum!), and others. It was a nice variety.
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.
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
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.
Valanni is my favorite restaurant in Philly for good reason! Everything delicious as always.
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.