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Upstairs at Varalli

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1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-4200
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Under new name

The Varalli closed its doors and then the owner opened up "The Perch Pub upstairs. Very nice location off South Broad Street. The Waiter (Drew) was extremely helpful with beer and food selection. He was very outgoing and interested in our good time. The food was very good (I had the meatloaf and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Middletown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Varalli closed its doors and then the owner opened up "The Perch Pub upstairs. Very nice location off South Broad Street. The Waiter (Drew) was extremely helpful with beer and food selection. He was very outgoing and interested in our good time. The food was very good (I had the meatloaf and my wife had the flatiron steak). Overall,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just arrived in Philly and across the road from our hotel. Excellent service and food and just nice to be able to wind down after travelling.

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is attractive. The staff very attentive and the food is quite good. This is definitely worth a visit.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a very nice lunch with granddaughter who is attending University of the Arts nearby. Great beer list. Good food. Very good, friendly service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This used to be called "Upstares at Varalli". That is not a typo. The spelling refers to the large windows overlooking Broad Street. It is now the Perch Pub. The restaurant, 'Varalli', continues downstairs and is excellent. My buddies and I go there often before a concert.

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Took the family here as we were on vacation visiting family and wanted to do a nice dinner in the city, great food great service a great time!

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The restaurant was a bit noisy in the front but when we requested something quieter, the waiter took us in the back. WOW!!! Gorgeous very private booths with couches with high backs made each table feel as if nobody else was around. Nice classy music and the stage was set for a special meal. And what a meal it was!!!... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It is really too bad that one event in a restaurant can really ruin the meal. The food was good, especially for the price, but the gentleman who seated us really copped an attitude and THAT turned out to be unfortunate. When we entered, the bar was very noisy. He said he was going to seat us in the bar... More 

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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The location, atmosphere and service was great. The food was all around disappointing. I had the Lobster Raviolli - the pasta was not fresh, actually dry. If I did not know that it was supposed to be lobster - I would not have been able to tell. The topping was carmelized onions and way too many mushrooms. It tasted more... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

It is a great place to enjoy a drink and one of their specialty burgers. Mussels were awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 546-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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