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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
A nice Philly Dwntwn place.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
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Mission Viejo, California
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Loved, loved, loved it! We had a wonderful server Michael who made us feel like we were in his home and he made us feel special. The food was wonderful and we didn't feel rushed as it was a very busy night. It was our friend's Birthday and they brought her dessert with a candle and sang Happy Birthday to... More 

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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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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