Valle Cucina Italiana

4.6
326 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 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 326 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I already emailed the restaurant directly. We were in and out in 45 minutes which is not the norm there. Felt very rushed by our server. The salads and dinners were delicious. The dessert was served with whipped cream melted across the entire plate. We have never had an experience like this past Saturday 12/8.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food , a variety of Italian food.

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EW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Three of our dinner s were great but the steak was only average.The service was average. The waitress was very pleasant but seemed to be a inexperienced. I will go back but not order the steak again but

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great. Never had a bad meal. Service is attentive and knowledgable. Great place for a good meal out.

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been coming here for years. We love the crab cakes because they are gluten free. I had a problem with my steak being over cooked but they repacked it quickly with a perfect steak. Service is always with a smile and excellent. I gave a 4 because of the steak incident

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BO
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner, ended up ordering appetizers and wedding soup. The waitress was great, let us take our time and the food was delicious. Will definitely go there again and recommend Valle Cucina to our friends.

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valles is a gem of a restaurant. We are never disappointed in the great food, service, and atmosphere.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal!! Samantha & Amanda were great as always.

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K
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome with our party of 15! The food was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Food, as always was delicious. Service seemed rushed and not as attentive as in the past visit.

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W
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. We went for our anniversary and really enjoyed this restaurant.

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j
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Herb chicken with asparagus and risotto was excellent. It was a special but can’t remember the name.

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RS
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal at Valle. It’s a go to for us. A great neighborhood hangout. Food is good. Service is friendly. We are there at least 3-4 times a month to eat in. And another 3-4 times to carry out their delicious pizza. Highly recommended.

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DC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We former fellow workers enjoy gathering here to get updates on each other now that some of us are retired. I also love their to-go option and use it to take the night off from cooking. They also make the best dirty Kettle One Vodka martinis. Love it here.

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T
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The eggplant parmigiana was a little spicy and this was not noted on the menu. However, the rolls and Caesar Salad were excellent. I am returning.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal as always. Plentiful and tasty. Love their rolls. Simply addicting.

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Good food and service

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DF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the veal Oscar, calimari and the crab balls. Delicious!

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MB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I took some friends here a few days after the funeral for a parent. It was such a pleasant experience. The food was great; definitely a good special occasion restaurant. The appetizers are fantastic; I can't speak to the desserts (they looked good) because we did not have room for any after finishing the meal.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, good service. My favorite dish is the house salad with the creamy Italian dressing and the crabcakes.

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I
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and inconsistent . Didn’t fill our ice tea and definitely didn’t provide ice so it wa slake warm. Took forever to get our credit card to pay I almost left without paying! Was very warm inrestaurant ceiling fans didn’t help maybe a notch or two down on AC might have .. usually love it their but tonight was a bad night

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MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There were 6 of us (my wife and me, my two daughters, 27 & 30, my mother and step-father) that came for our 34 year anniversary. This was our first time (based on a recommendation of a co-worker of mine). Boy am I glad we came. The food was superb; the service was good (just a little less par than the food was); the owner/manager came by and spoke with us. Each of us had a different entree and they all were superb. 5 of us had desserts and they were all superb. The coffee was good; the merlot was good; even the water was good. Don't be deceived by the entrance; the food is Excellent.

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JR
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an enjoyable dinner there as always. I forgot just how large the mesclun salad is! It could use something other than just large cut tomatoes though - cucumber slices, carrots?

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RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Valle's. The crab cakes are the best around. And the filet mignon is excellent. The waitresses are excellent.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Meals were very good, service was excellent as it has been every time we dine.

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R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Never had a bad meal, service is always good to excellent. The specials menu keeps it fun and creative, place never gets old we will be back.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always very good. Service is excellent. Great place to go when you are hungry and want a consistently good meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Whether you want a pizza, or a 20oz Ribeye, you are in for an amazing meal at Vallé! Crab risotto is one of the best around with lots of big chunks of lump crab. And try the steak, any steak! The servers are always attentive and around without being in your face.

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DB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a Tortellini Appetizer that was the most delicious food I recall in recent history. However, the pizza was tasteless and under cooked.

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EB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem!

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R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staple in the area. Never gets old! Great food, great service!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing. My eggplant parm had way too many breadcrumbs on it and was tough. A sub par dining experience. Won’t go back. You’re better off going to La Casa Pasta. Now that’s a great restaurant.

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DR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Having made the rez as soon as possible on OpenTable, we were disappointed to be steered to two 4-top tables (for our party of six) in a small alcove right at the kitchen doors. We were seated elsewhere upon request, after much consultation between host and manager. The service was slow and inattentive, and the room grew very noisy as we dined.

The experience was very disappointing, especially since the food was outstanding. Such great food preparation deserves to be set out in better ambience. It certainly food for the special occasion we were celebrating, but we would never recommend Valle's for a special occasion because of the environment.

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PW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I go every other month for the crab cakes and brussel sprouts. Best ever! I've told several family and friends who have had different pasta dishes and were very satisfied. Servers are always friendly, pleasant ... and prompt. Love this place!

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BO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always very good and we love our server, Jen. She is always efficient making sure that our drinks are never empty and our food is exactly the way we wanted it. She is always so sweet and could not be nicer.

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T
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG, love this place. The food and service are excellent. I never knew chicken could be so exciting and flavorful. I ordered the chicken ronaldo and it was fantastic. Not to mention the appetizer, shrimp lejon, was a bacon extravaganza. Best shrimp lejon I have had anywhere! My partner had the steak, brussell sprouts and the crab risotto. The risotto is out of this world!!! The best part is we had left overs for a Sunday funday and even reheated the food was awesome. I would so recommend this place

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DJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit was very pleasant, food was outstanding and the prices are very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food at a great price

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valle came highly recommended & didn’t disappoint!
From the greeting all through the appetizers meal & scrumptious dessert we had a truly spectacular dining experience! After living in Delaware for nearly three years we are so happy that we found our happy place at Valle Cucina & will be dining in the future with family and friends!

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