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Upstairs at Varalli

1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
(215) 546-4200
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Ranked #870 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

My wife and I have dined at Varalli's many years now and it never disappoints. Tonight meal was exceptionally good. We went with my two sons and my daughter-in-law and my from the knowledgeable server,to the innovative drinks at the bar, and the warm greeting from the maitre d' when you arrive it was a very pleasent experience.The crab cocktail... More

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