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Valle Cucina Italiana

4.2
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(302) 998-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Orsetti
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Catering
Yes Valle' caters!! Enjoy the great taste of Valle at your home or business.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stoney Batter Rd and Linden Hill
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Waited at the table almost 15 minutes before they figured out no one was assigned our table. Didn’t seem to have a manager around tonorganize things

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was excellent. The menu offers a wide selection of meat, chicken, seafood and pasta. I choose shrimp and scallops with pasta and was not disappointed. The servings are quite generous and very tasty. The menu prices are also comparable to the chain restaurants; therefore there’s no excuse to go to a limited menu with the chain restaurant. I have a group of seven who will be going to Valle’s next month prior to the theater. We Have been there several times because everyone has a great selection without any problem.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been to Valle many times before and it has always been consistently good in its good food and service. The only complaint that I have is the wine that is available by the glass. My husband doesn't drink wine and a bottle would be too much for me alone. The single glass options aren't very good.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very tight and cramp space. The food wasn’t very good. My boyfriends steak was not cooked all the way through. We had a great waitress, but another one rushed us up from the table, so they could seat more guest.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great time for my friends birthday. Food was great. Server was awesome.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Valle Cucina is always a treat to dine out at. It’s our go to restaurant for all occasions.
Great food and great staff!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dining so you expect that things will somewhat slower than normal. Our reservation was for 6:45 pm and we were seated about 10 minutes late. Not bad. Our seats were next to the kitchen entrance. Not good. A couple came in shortly after our arrival, complained about the seating and slow service, then got up and left. Service was exceedingly slow. The food, once delivered, was excellent. It was hot, prepared as requested, and was delicious. Overall, a better than average experience, but service really does need an upgrade.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great time. The food was excellent. Little noisier than I like, but I would go back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always the food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambiance was very nice for a romantic Valentine's dinner with my husband. We highly recommend the calamari for an appetizer. It was probably the best I've ever tasted! Each of our entrees were equally delicious. The service was awesome as our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner out!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Once again an excellent experience at Valles. Excellent food, this time I had the Chicken Parm with a side of crabcake, both were excellent. The wife went with her usual crabcakes.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday
It was fun!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

When we eat out chances are good that it will be at Valle's. The food is good, reasonably priced, and the wait staff is super. Their service, attitude and professionalism is outstanding. What can I say Valle's is our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent cheese gnocchi and truffle fries

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food with a nice menu, friendly staff and excellent service.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Not our best dining experience at Valle.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner was disappointing. Steak was tough. Broccoli was barely cooked. Brought it home and microwaved it. The cookie with ice cream dessert was also below par. Cookie was cooked to the degree of being HARD.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

It’s our favorite Italian in the area. The staff is amazing!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 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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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 8, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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