Valle Cucina Italiana

4.7
532 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 532 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
ambience
4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious
Service was very good. Payton was attentive to us.

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Jacklyn
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at this restaurant is exceptional. The variety of menu options is great.
The prices however are really really high, more of what you might find in a big city.
But we keep going back since it’s so tasty

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food!! I’ve been here many times and each better then the last, never disappoints.

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cheri
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best crab cakes!

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vipjp2533
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch there. Salads were very large and delicious.

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MaimunaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had shrimp Po’Boy, it was delicious. Love the sauce, shrimp were good size, roll and fries were perfect

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vipjp2533
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very busy on Wed night which included outside dining. Good food, service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My niece graduated from school. (Med tech)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 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
4 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
2 reviews
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
3 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
Philadelphia
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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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entrees were delicious and service was friendly and good.

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WellFed
Philadelphia
27 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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vipYemar
Philadelphia
63 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
25 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.

FAQs

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

Valle Cucina Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 532 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.