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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food is excellent and price is fair. Never too loud. Suggest reservations. Service was good. Even dessert was tantalizing. Highly rec for pasta fish subs and pizza.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food and service is always good. Great selections on the menu and the quality and portions are on the mark

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Crab cakes are delicious. Love that I can take my family and get anything from tasty pizza and chicken fingers to a gourmet steak.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Becky is and was a great server. She was friendly and helpful. I have been going to Valle's for quite a long time and it is always a pleasure to have her as our server.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was very good (steak done just right), wine list was good but not cheap. Service at the table was very good (waitress and bartender). However, it was a busy Friday evening and the young hostess and manager/host did not greet us and were brusque.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Just a standard neighborhood strip mall place. Actually the fresh veal, gnocchi, and mussels were very good. Unfortunately the mussels' white wine sauce was too salty. The red sauce for both the other dishes was quite poor to terrible. If this reataurant decided to pay attention to sauces the way they handle the fresh base dishes then this trattoria would be an excellent value! Trying to help here, but they do a very solid local business and probably won't be open to change.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Valle is a great neighborhood Italian place. It's relaxed but nice, not too noisy, and the menu has something for everyone. The pizza is great, but so are the entrees (several come in half-portion sizes). Best crabcakes anywhere (entree or appetizer). I took a friend for her birthday, but it's a good family place (my kids are older). I also enjoy Valle for lunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Always very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We live close so go often. Everything is excellent! Try the crab risotto ...it is full of crab. Their appetizers could be a dinner and definitely can be shared. Salmon choices are amazing. We also had the filet which was well worth the money. Service from Hannah was outstanding. It was a bit noisy on a Friday night, but they don't rush you. Our favorite go to place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We have been going to Valle for years and we love it!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Always enjoy going to Valle. Great food and service. Looking forward to going agin for either lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We love Valle and have come here on a few anniversaries. Always great Italian food, no matter what we try. Lots of options too so you're never left wondering what to get! Valle is very close to our house so it's become one of our favorite local spots.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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