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“We will be back for more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Varalli Restaurant

Varalli Restaurant
231 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5303
215-546-6800
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Ranked #297 of 3,786 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Locust Street
Description: Residing in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City, Varalli Restaurant reflects the elegance and artistry of its Avenue of the Arts location. A dining destination for over 24 years, Varalli Restaurant is conveniently located within a few blocks of the Convention Center, major hotels, theaters and arts venues. This restaurant boasts playful decorative accents that give each dining room the distinction of a chic gallery featuring whimsical oceanic sculptural details and a unique illuminated glass fusion mosaic. The menu’s Northern Italian and Mediterranean-style seafood dishes are works of art in their own rights and promise flavorful distractions.
Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“We will be back for more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped in during Beer Week for their special draft flight and flatbreads. WOW! The flatbreads were amazing! They were huge and the selections offered were superb. We got three different to share and could not decide which was our favorite! That good! We plan to go back for their Pre-Fixe menu with wine pairing! Can't wait! Also very friendly staff which is important to us when we travel. Loved it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, Delaware
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182 reviews 182 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Special meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The manager, George Van Schiver, had personally invited us to return for a special meal after a disastrous New Year's Eve experience. Four of us went last night and were treated with great care. He tries to make everyone welcome but went the extra mile with us last night.
The food was delicious and we got out when we told them we wanted to so that we weren't rushed for our concert.
You turned us back into future customers, George.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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mid-Atlantic region
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A top-notch favorite across the board”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I haven't been to Varalli's since I moved from Center City several years ago. But my visit last night was even better than I remember. The food was delicious, and the restaurant has maintained a wonderful decor and ambiance. I also appreciated the great service. The staff genuinely cares that the customers have a pleasant dining experience.

If you can dine early by 5:30, the "Beat the Crowd" Prix Fixe menu is convenient and quite reasonable. We had plenty of time to order, enjoy our dinner, relax and make it to our show on time. The 4-course dinner was only $35 ($100 total for two w/ drinks, tax & gratuity).

I give Varalli's 5 stars across the board. The old top-notch favorite hasn't changed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alma, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent food and service. Within walking distance of the Kimmel Center and Ritz-Carlton. We were on a time frame to get to the Kimmel Center for 2nd show and the staff worked with our schedule.

Visited April 2013
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant in the city when looking for a place for a large party for dinner. After a quick peek at the menu and the reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked it. We were not disappointed! There were 19 of us and the service(1 waiter) was outstanding. The food came quickly and everything we ordered was perfectly prepared. I had the sea bass which was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Everyone was pleased with the choices they made. It was a bit pricey but worth it. If you are ever in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong having dinner here.

Visited April 2013
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