Valle Cucina Italiana

4.8
525 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Valle Cucina, Delaware's best kept secret for thirty years! Our name suggests Italian, and it is the best around, but we are also known for our seven time "Best of Delaware" award winning 100% jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood dishes and the area's most amazing dry aged steaks. Valle also showcases a 100+ bottle wine list.


Come as your are or formal, everyone feels at home. We take pride in our friendly service.



Located in the Pike Creek Shopping Center, off Limestone Rd. Valle, opened in 1981 as a pizzeria and has become a must try. We are inviting you to experience what many have called their best dining experience.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 525 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and found Valle Cucina on Open Table. The service was excellent as were the cocktails and food. There is something for everyone on the menu. The adults enjoyed delicious steaks and crab cakes while the teens had pasta. We are planning to return soon.

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RonnellW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and our waitress was very attentive. This was our second time there and throughly enjoyed it.

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PaulaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. The service was a bit slow, it was Mother's Day, so it just may have been because they were busy. I would definitely recommend Valle's.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always! Food amd drinks are awesome and waitresses are the best and accommodating, not to mention the hostess and bartender are too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My niece graduated from school. (Med tech)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food & service. Will be back!

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Valerie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great experience. Food was awesome and service matched.

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CiciB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Crab risotto had nice lumps of crab-couldn’t wait to eat my leftovers the next day!

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RozC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service/staff was great and the food was delicious. Crabcakes had NO filler, very good. We also ordered pizza to go and it was the best white pizza I had in years.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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Katartel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals and experience at Valle - good food, prices, and visits.

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LisaW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t go out much because of the e pandemic, but it was my husband’s birthday. He loves their barrel cut rib eye and it was delicious as always. I had the gnocchi which was great. Thanks for a great evening out.

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Traveler
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always

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Valerie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ; great Atmosphere;great service. Great everything!

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Sara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The four of us waited half an hour to get our drink order filled.
We had over an half hour’s wait (after the drinks) for dinner, which arrived lukewarm, meaning it was sitting on a counter somewhere.
We had to ask twice for grated cheese and pepper for the table.
We did not order dessert. (Would you?)
Not your best night.

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RichJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best alfredo I've ever tasted. Delicious veal Parm. Nice people and service. Definitely a hidden gem. Worth the trip.

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vipWellFed
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been in years and regretting it! Dinner was sooooo good! Everything was delicious from the truffle fries to the crab and shrimp Diablo to the drinks. Delicious. And service was great. The desserts were yummy too. Try it!!!

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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entrees were delicious and service was friendly and good.

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Food was as good as usual and our waitress Donatella was charming and efficient.

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RobP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good drinks, fun place and atmosphere. Was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go again.

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TinaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, atmosphere and service! Felt safe with the plexiglass separating each booth.

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williamr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very satisfied. food was delicious. I have visited this place many times and have always found it worthwhile

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Debbbie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great local place for dinner. Can't go wrong going there.

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LindaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Valle's since the 1970's when it was first opened. It has stayed remarkably wonderful.

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CherylK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Valle (we live below the canal). We will absolutely be back! My husband, a friend, and I enjoyed a delicious dinner, wine and drinks, and the best bread that we've ever had! The waitress was very nice and our overall experience was really good.

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MarybethH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always!! Wine that was recommended was great! Glad that entrees have half portions as well. Will definitely return soon.

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ChristinaD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Would definitely return

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BethB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent Valle's and have never had anything but a great experience! Food is awesome with a nice variety.

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TimmyH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time patrons. Crab cakes and asparagus were excellent, along with dessert of chocolate caramel tort. Waitress was very attentive and personable. A good experience. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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AIS508
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. I had the ribeye, she had filet and we shared a order of the carbonara. A piece of steak and carbonara it's heaven in your mouth. Add a bottle of Italian wine it was a perfect evening and with the portion sizes we have enough for another meal.

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vipScott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Velle-excellent-highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Today was our first time eating at this restaurant. Our waitress, Gillian, came up to the table, greeted us, and took our drink orders. Nothing really out of the norm here. She came back with our drinks and took our food orders. A few minutes later, we got our bread then waited for our food. We noticed it was taking a while for our food to come, then we saw Gillian talk to another table for approximately 10-15 minutes. As soon as she finished talking, we got our food. It was luke warm at most and she never really came and checked up on us while we were eating. The one time she did check up on us, she provided us refills on water. When she was refilling our waters, she spilled it on my friend and some got in her food. While this waitress apologized, it wasn't sincere and it seemed she did not want to have anything to do with us. I wanted to flag down a manager to share our experience, but the waitress essentially brought us the check and left right away without really giving us a chance to speak up about our dissatisfaction. At that point we were all tired of waiting and did not want to make a scene. Overall the food was decent, but the reason I am writing this review was due to our experience with the waitress. It was obvious she did not want to be there and she barely said anything when she did come to the table. I would also like to note that we had more interaction with the hostess than we did with our actual waitress. If I were to ever return to this establishment, it would be for the food.

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nancyc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. They have the absolute best crab cakes....no filler. Love, love, love their breadsticks.

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ThomasL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and our waitress fantastic. Was there for a business dinner and was not disappointed. I would go back again if in the area for business.

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thomas
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable prices. Close to home. We will be back soon.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

My girlfriend had veal on my recommendation which was excellent. I ordered the 16 oz ribeye cooked med rare. It was cooked perfectly however the steak was extremely tough.
I am not one write reviews about food but I was unable to cut thru the meat. I had 3 or 4 bites out of it before I gave up. Server never asked us how everything was. Having previously been employed in the restaurant industry I know the owner will appreciate knowing. I have never had a bad meal at Valle and will continue to eat there.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my current favorites! Don’t know why it took me so long to revisit them.

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LindaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took forever to get our meal (with 30% capacity the place wasn’t crowded)
Ordered a burger to be cooked “medium” and it was “rare”
Didn’t send it back cuz we already waited so long

FAQs

Valle Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 998-9999.

Valle Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

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.