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Valle Cucina Italiana

4.7
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466 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 466 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipNicoleC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Sat a high top table and service was amazing

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Jennie
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good at Valle's. Great pizza and always enjoy their ravioli. Also known for the great crab cakes! Wonderful bread is served with the meal.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place. Everyone is so welcoming and the crab cakes are the best in the state. No kidding.

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great
We were seated right at our reservation time.

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vipRonJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is my number 1 pick,We go here every chance we get

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Patty
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We ate outside. The ambience was perfect...The service was awesome! From the hostess to the waitress to the manager! The manager, Dean came out and introduced himself and asked if we needed anything. Dean was very nice guy to us. I definitely recommend Valle Cucina!!

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BethB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Two of us had the scallop special. Service was great also. Tried a new wine that was very nice. Great time had by all

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vipjp2533
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Casual dining. Relaxed atmosphere. Half priced wines on Wednesday.

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DiannaD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome! She helped pick out cocktails for us!

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vipJLC1024
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always an excellent martini, crab cake appetizer, a 16oz. Ribeye cooked to perfection! My bartender/server, Amanda is always a true pleasure.

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vipDottyJ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valles is always amazing food and service! We have been sitting outside since they reopened and it’s a nice area with lights. Daily specials are always awesome, too! Highly recommend!

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Valerie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get fantastic service and atmosphere at Valles.

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Poohbear
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like Valle. It is a good place for dining on the moderate to high scale pricing but always a decent meal. Waitstaff is friendly and efficient.

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vipMARGUERITED
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

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ErynS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. The only downside was that it was my sister’s birthday and we intentionally ordered desert to celebrate. No candle no acknowledgement nothing. Wouldn’t have been weird except a couple near us was celebrating a birthday too and received a candle and acknowledgment from their server. Slightly disappointed and felt overlooked, but otherwise good food and good experience.

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Valerie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go out to dinner. Valle Cucina is our favorite restaurant. Food was awesome. Drinks are excellent and service was perfect.

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KLM18
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I have been in search of good pizza since moving here a year ago and we finally found it! Pizza was so good! We also got a few other things that were so great! Staff was really pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipMarie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Valle. Never disappointed in a meal or service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Delaware! Fantastic food and service!

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DeniseG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gillian was great! The mini crab cake appetizer was wonderful and my husband loved his veal Oscar.

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nikkiworld
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valle Cucina is our favorite neighborhood restaurant; it is always terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, all precautions taken, food was delicious!!! 5⭐️

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kcrogers
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this restaurant at least twice a month, if not weekly. We've never been disappointed.

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SJMc
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valle Cucina makes my favorite wedge salad. My steak was cooked perfectly (medium) and my girlfriend's salmon was excellent.

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JudyF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. I had the small portion of chicken ala creamy tomato sauce. The taste was so smooth and I ate every bite. My friend had the regular portion but with Shrimp. The shrimp was such a nice size. She took home a doggie bag and enjoyed it he next day. We each had the Tiramisui. Wow! The lady fingers soaked in espresso with the creamy filling and bits of chocolate sprinkled top is a must have.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pam was absolutely wonderful, I will be looking forward to seeing Pam again and getting the wonderful service we got

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AllanM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great drinks, even better service.

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evanrude
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall good experience. One food item was not prepared right, very bitter sauce.

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KarenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is excellent. This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Their nightly specials are wonderful.

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vipDarrenL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st night out in 3 months due to Covid 19. It was worth it. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. The restaurant was clean and the food was fantastic!

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vipLunch
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best risotto at Valle's. This time I got the crabmeat risotto--all I can say is amazing. Friends got the clams in red sauce which looked awesome. The shrimp and crab diablo was another fantastic dish. We really enjoyed the lunch size portions. The cocktail list didn't disappoint either. Valle's is a local place that is always on point. Nice job!

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vipKllj
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food....fabulous job with the new restrictions

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vipGaryN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet minion and weekend fish special hit the mark! Our server Didi was awesome and very efficient. I recommend reservations on the weekends...they are very busy :)

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vipJRB1
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I had a very nice dinner there this weekend. They were able to accomodate my request for a booth that I had included with the reservation. Our waitress answered all of our questions about the menu offerings, and if she didn't know answer, she went and found out. I had the warm winter salad with chicken added to it and it was delicious. The service was great - attentive but not intrusive. The place was crowded but not overly noisy, and we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but $$$.

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vipB2lunch
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The setting is very nice in a strip mall. The food was good and the beer list left something to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for the first time tonight and was pleasantly surprised. The food, hospitality were great. We had reservations for Valentine's day night and only had to wait 10-15min for the table once we checked in. The only thing is the interior is a little dated.

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kevinb
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience, Valle's has the best crab cakes I have ever eaten (and has pretty much ruined me eating crab cakes anywhere else). Once you have had Valle's 100% crab meat crab cakes any other crab cakes just taste like filler.

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Worthwhile
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful to have a neighborhood restaurant that isn't part of a chain. The food is always very good and the staff are pleasant and helpful.

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 466 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.