Valente's Cucina

4.8
62 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Born out of the Best of Philly award-winning Valente's Italian Specialties, Valente’s Cucina is an intimate restaurant that focuses on Abruzzo-inspired seasonal small plates and wine pairings.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 62 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Place is very tiny. Tables were very close together and not running at a limited capacity or spaced apart as the CDC guidelines state. We were in a small room with roughly 14 other people. Food tasted good but portion sizes were small in comparison to the price. Server was only attentive when ordering, never checked back to see how we were or if we needed anything- busser was the one who told her what we needed and cleared our plates.

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ElMerenguero
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valente’s Cucina was an awesome experience. Crystal, the waitress was super amazing and very attentive. The environment and ambiance was very nice, almost felt like being in a home dining room. I will definitely come back and highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipHank
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife there for her birthday and what a superb experience. Every dish was unique in its presentation and the taste was exceptional. We definitely will be returning often and recommend it to our friends.

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vipSeDD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this small hole in the wall restaurant in Haddonfield. The food was simply amazing and the restaurant was quaint without any distractions that would take away from the meal itself. Highly recommend the mussels, they are the best mussels I have ever eaten. Additionally, I also got the mushroom truffle pasta and my boyfriend got the steak. Both were delicious. Do not forget to get dessert, we shared the chocolate tart and it was well worth it. Easily the best Italian food that I have had in Haddonfield that stands out even amongst the Philly dining scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it we booked two more reservations before dessert even arrived!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prosciutto wrapped figs were overdone with a sauce that overwhelmed the flavor of the cheese. Sole Francese with crabmeat was a large stack/pile of fried sole, crabmeat and an extremely rich sauce, hard to tell the components apart. Too much of everything piled into a stack and way too rich, even for a francese. NY strip was precut into slices and sauced with a very rich sauce that, again, overwhelmed the meat. White chocolate mousse dessert was lovely. Waitstaff were pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The restaurant seemed very clean. Very good social distancing and other COVID precautions. All staff wore masks and gloves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal tonight - I feel like we tasted half the menu - can’t wait to go back and taste the other half. The mussels, octopus and artichoke appetizers were almost too pretty to eat ... almost! The truffle pasta is a must. The fluke franchise and scallops were perfect. Desserts were off the charts - def leave room them. Not only was the food fantastic but the presentation was incredible. I wish we took pics! The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipJerseydiner
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice addition to the Haddonfield dining scene. Small but appealing menu, wonderful service, and a cozy atmosphere. Nice place for a quiet date night - you can actually hear your dining partner talk!

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vipvincentm
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was very delicious and service was excellent.

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Barry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. This quickly became our favorite date night destination in Haddonfield. Can’t recommend high enough.

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PatriciaF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic! Love the porcini pasta! The New York Strip was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience we had at Valenti’s. From the warm welcome upon our arrival to our fabulous server Maria and then topped off with the most delicious food and presentation it was a five star evening all the way through. We will definitely be going back again soon.

HV
HVACRTools
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, small menu with absolutely no soft spots. I've been here twice and haven't ordered the same thing twice. Extremely fresh, very tasty, and friendly staff. Definitely a must try.

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angie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was ideal for valentines day. It was our first time there and we loved it. The quality of the food is outstanding, we felt that the food is underpriced for the quality. Definable going back in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!!

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FPat
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

wonderful valentines fixed price menu. would recommend a visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was seriously top-notch. This place is a gem in the heart of Haddonfield.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, so was ambiance and service. So pleasantly surprised. Will be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Sadly, the reviews that I read on here are not accurate. Will not go back.

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vipAnneW
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was such an unexpected surprise that I’m going there again this week with friends so they can experience how good it is. Everything was top notch, delicious, and super fresh.

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vipEddie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is exceptional...service always friendly and helpful

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vipTpular
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, so good... and loved the cozy atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere, great service.

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vipColby
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Absolutely loved our meal at Valente. My only criticism (while I know they just renovated per our waitress) was the fact it was VERY dark in the dining room. The menu was near unreadable due to the dim light. Easy fix by using my phone’s flashlight however had I not brought my phone in with me it definitely would have been another story. Will definitely go back and try again.

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vipvincentm
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. The new inside dining room was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Valente’s and our second time being blown away. The menu is perfectly sized- just enough variety and not overwhelming. We like to try many different dishes and the portion sizes and price points make that easy. The dishes were fantastic. We’ve probably had almost half of the menu at this point and each time we try something we like to ask, “what would make this better?” and the answer has been consistent- nothing! The ingredients , sauces, techniques are all perfect. The staff is amazing- from the hostess and servers being welcoming and knowledgeable, to the chefs checking in and making sure everything was cooked perfectly, this place has solidified itself as one of the best restaurants in the Haddonfield/ Collingswood/ Cherry Hill area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We will for sure be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious

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Cmbnov23
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at the high top table. Everything was delicious. The burrata appetizer was sensational. The muscles came in the most delicious creamy but not too creamy broth perfect for dipping. Our entrees were so yummy. The mushroom pasta is out of this world and scallops with creamed corn so tasty. I can’t wait to go back!

PM
vipPatM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and Maria was the best waitress ever!!!! We will definitely make this place one of my favorites!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here with our two daughters for a fun night out. We sat in the new expanded dining area; it was such a lovely dining experience. We all enjoyed our meals, the server, the ambiance and definitely the desserts!!!! Thankfully, we live in town and will be back soon!

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vipchrism
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food, great service. Loved the choices on the menu.

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vipSaraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! Chef and staff were very personable and accommodating, can’t wait to go back!

RD
vipRDWill
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Current renovations and limited seating limits due to Covid already poses an extra challenge. Definitely looking forward to going again.

MP
MikeP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is unbelievable - best italian food in philadelphia region

MG
vipMicheleG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far. The best food we have enjoyed in a long time. Great people too. Thanks.

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vipAndresR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

MB
vipMicahB
Philadelphia
447 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Open Table, we became aware of this new Italian restaurant in Haddonfield. We were not familiar with Valente's Cucina--a little boutique spot downtown (although they are getting ready to expand to space next door, which they'll definitely need). Because we are not dining indoors, they accommodated us in the square outside with a tented table and heaters. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent--had the burrata and octopus appetizers; shared a pasta; and had scallops and a NY strip for entrees. The tiramisu was outstanding, which we had with French press coffee. We'll certainly return. Highly recommend. Loved both the authenticity and the aim-to-please attitude of everyone there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! NYC quality Italian in quaint Haddonfield without the NYC price. Great service too! We look forward to coming back !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Valente's Cucina using the Order Online button. Valente's Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 298-1937.

Valente's Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Valente's Cucina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/valentes/giftcards?utmCampaign=openTable.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.