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About Valle Cucina Italiana

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 200+ 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.

4752 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE 19802
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Stoney Batter Rd and Linden Hill

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 998-9999

Website:
http://www.vallecucina.com/

Catering:
Yes Valle' caters!! Enjoy the great taste of Valle at your home or business.

Executive Chef:
Eric Orsetti

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Valle Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. The service was slow which I could understand if they were busy, but there were very little other diners there at the same time that we were. When we got there, there were only 4 other people dining there and by the time we left there was no more than 10 people there. Also felt the shrimp cocktail was over priced. We ordered two of the shrimp cocktails and a flat bread to share for appetizers. The order was placed all at once but the second shrimp cocktail didn't come out until way after we finished the other appetizers.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We have dined at this restaurant many times over the past 20 years and find the food to be typically good. Food was good on this night as well however the table was awful. We had a reservation for a group of eight to celebrate a milestone birthday and they seated us at the back where two tables for four are crammed into a niche next to the kitchen and takeout counter. There is loud kitchen noise, constant traffic and cold breezes when the outside door opens. This set up is totally inappropriate for a restaurant of this price point. Unfortunately there were no other options for seating our size group at that time. We made the best of it, but it’s unlikely that we will return. I’m sure that our $300 could’ve bought a better experience elsewhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is always excellent. Risottos are always a favorite. Appetizers are large enough to share. The calamari was perfect; the shrimp and scallop appetizer is great. My husband and I both had a steak and their filet is outstanding. And the staff is great..Jen is always the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Valle’s has the best Italian food in the area. The bread is amazing! One of my favorite go to spots!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall a good experience,especially for NYE.
Stephanie was our server and she was very good.
I ordered a meal which was served in one plate and it wA fine (the salmon was perfectly done-the large cashews on it was weird but I didn’t mind-served in a bed of cauliflower, which was done well too). Hubble ordered a barrel cut ribeye-but I’m pretty sure he was served a sirloin-or it was a pretty poor piece of ribeye. He ordered a side crab cake (this was very good with large pieces of crab) and a side of smashed potatoes. All came on large plates, but we were seated at a small table. Silly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve and even with the limited menu the selection was varied. I had the Veal Saltimbocca which was delish. Different from the normal presentation but delicious. We both enjoyed our meals and will return to work our way through the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very delicious crab cakes! Only thing negative was some if food came out a little cool, but it was New year's Eve. It was very busy. Other than that everything was awesome.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Extremely busy with only one waitress. She did a fantastic job. Met our needs and always friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent experience, good service, the crabcakes are the best I have ever had. Overall an outstanding restaurant that I highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We live in the neighborhood close to Valle, so it has become our go-to on a weekly basis for takeout. Recently we dined in the restaurant, to celebrate our son's 18th birthday with family....everything was on point. Our server was great, the food delicious, and our family, who had never experienced Valle, raved about their meals. We ordered two crab risottos for the table as an appetizer, and, as per usual, it was outstanding! I went for the special entree, which was PB&J crusted salmon.....It was as fantastic tasting, as it was creative! The bread.....the bread....the bread.....love, love, love it.....dipped in freshly crushed garlic and olive oil with just a sprinkle of grated cheese.....so simple, yet so perfect!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My parents, who live in Middletown, Delaware, cannot wait to come back for another fine meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and great service. Tess (a young beautiful girl, hope that's her name right ) was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great meal. Staff is exceptional and kudos to Amanda ! She is a wonderful server.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Valles never disappoints! It's my "neighborhood" favorite for a really good meal and great value. Tried something different. Was OK but not my favorite. Love their chicken parm, veal parm, eggplant parm, lasagna, scampi, steaks. It was another great evening. You can NOT go wrong dining here.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Open Table very easy to use ... Valle Cuccino Best Crab Cakes ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed our entrees. I recommend the Scallops and Shrimp over linguini and the special Chicken Cacciatore, my husband's entree. The portions were generous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

New menu had many new offerings. We tried 3 of them yummy. Don’t go here if you are allergic to garlic. Unlike the real Italy, there is garlic in every single dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a great dinner here and the food was excellent along with the service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Don't bring Entertainment Book coupons- they do not honor them.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We enjoy Balles quite a lot. My only major complaint is I cannot bring my best freind with garlic allergy here. Literally there is nothing she can eat here without garlic in it. We went to Italy and she was always accommodated easily for her garlic allergy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

we love Valle Cucina !!! the food is amazing ....they have great pizza too

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very enjoyable for four people. We used to frequent this establishment however moved out of the area 4 years ago. Great to see it was still good

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 (München)·Dined on August 12, 2017

For the food and service we're good. The only thing i didn't like was the tv's. there were at least 3. I'm not a fan of tvs and nice restaurants so I dropped their score.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great meal and service is consistently good

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great food and friendly staff in a casual atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Crab cakes are excellent with no filler. Crab ravioli very tasty. Fish dishes are creative.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Consistently great food and service. I love all the chicken as well as the seafood dishes, but everything is very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Valle's is an excellent restaurant. Good service and ambiance. However it is the food that makes the experience. The crab cakes are the best I have ever had anywhere. Simply outstanding. The pizza is also excellent. The prices are not bad, specifically when compared to the quality of the food. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Was on a date with my husband. Food was excellent and wine list was great. I had the filet au poivre and my husband had the veal parm. With the size of the parm, we took half home. The waitress was very nice but seemed to want to rush us a little.

I wish the restaurant was bigger. The noise level of the screaming toddler next to us who wanted her meal NOW made it tough to talk. Parents were not interested in stopping the tantrum.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

You wouldn't expect to get an excellent quality steak at this strip mall restaurant, but the steaks are definitely top notch and always cooked to perfection. I like to pair with their amazing risotto and Brussels sprouts. Manager Dean is always around and knows what's going on, and wait staff is always on point.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We have been eating at Valle's since 1987 and have never had a bad experience or ordinary meal. Great local resturant a real find, and good value for your meal.

Friends from out of town, comment that it must be great having such a great resturant located so close to home. Valle's has a second to none wine list and great mixed drinks.

Valle's is our go to resturant for business , family dinning , and special events.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Delish!! Every one enjoyed their meals!
Sometimes you forget to look in your own back yard.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

As always the food was delicious and perfectly cooked to our specifications!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food is always good. Tried the tortellini with crabmeat and peas to ight. Yummy. Eggplant good as well. Service is alwayss great and food comes out fast. Valle cucina is definitely becoming our go to place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Nice Italian restaurant. We came for a post college graduation dinner with a party of 10. Atmosphere was nice and quiet with dim lighting. Food was delicious with generous portons. A little pricy but not out of the ordinary when comparing to similiar restaurants. Only complaint would be that it really doesn't accomodate bigger parties. We were all together but at a table of 4 next to a table of 6. Not good for conversing with each other and it felt very tight all around us. We made due and had a really nice dinner. They allowed us to make reservations....a plus in my book. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Best local spot
A gem

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Best crab cakes I ever had! Great pizza too! My wife and I eat at Valle's often and it is always a great experience. Good value for the price. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is good. I highly recommend Valle's

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Very much appreciated the quality of the food. I would have preferred it a bit more well seasoned. The server was friendly, but the service was a little slow with a full dining room. I would go back.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 8, 2017

We never had a bad meal here...truly the best crab cakes around. I am now a fan of their chicken Pacino. This restaurant is a hidden gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Awesome food and service Felt bad for jennifer. She was the only waitress but she delivered awesome service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Inexperienced bartender, Husband ordered salmon bites in vodka cream sauce, but they just doused it in oil and forgot the sauce! Skip the chicken Ava- it was awful and so overpowered with rosemary. We used to enjoy this restaurant but the food was poor. Also, we had reservations but had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Bread plate was dirty and no one wiped the crumb- covered seats when they cleared the table.

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