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Varalli Restaurant

231 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5303
+1 215-546-6800
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
13 Mar 2016
“Such a shame they are closed”
15 Jun 2015
“Its not a pub but a very good Italian Restaraunt”
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
231 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5303
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

They always had good service and good food. It was hard to beat their location too - near the Avenue of Arts, Broad and Locust. We were disappointed that this time they were CLOSED AND EMPTY. We were told that the building is being renovated...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The menu is a little restricted and fish bias. Do not despair. The pasta is great, two of us had the rigatoni with meat sauce. The organic chicken light and tasty. The beef cheeks and risotto amazing and worth having. We had flat breads as...More

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Had dinner along with three colleagues. Food was excellent as was the service, not too intrusive but not ignored (even initially when it was very busy with pre-theatre diners). Excellent value for money.

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation here after we were at the theater. my wife had been there 10 years earlier when she was at school in Jefferson. the waiters wait staff and everybody there could not have been more pleasant. they were very friendly...More

Thank Celling
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I went to dinner with other guys attending the same conference in which I am participating here in Philadelphia. Varalli was selected by one of the others partly due to its convenient location (we are at the Marriott Downtown Hotel) and partly because "Italian" would...More

1  Thank Trup
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We have travelled all over the world. Our native St Louis has many fine Italian restaurants. But this was the very best veal piccata that we have ever enjoyed anywhere...tender, nicely pounded by hand, perfectly cooked with just the right amount of capers in a...More

Thank AstonV1213
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Located right in the heart of the theater district in downtown Philadelphia this is a fine place to go before catching one of the many shows within a block or two of this place. The staff was friendly but efficient and the food was terrific....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant friendly staff every one is treated like family. If you love seafood the bronzino is a must to have my husband favourite. Their shrimp fried Diablo is mine. Their menu is not very lame but enticing. We love going there always feel welcome

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

I dined on a week-end night with friends and we all enjoyed delicious meals with excellent service. My choice of veal picatta was fork tender and perfect. The restaurant is located close to many performing art venues and would be a good choice for dining...More

Thank travlingal65
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Offering very good Italian food just south of City Hall on Broad Street, Varalli gives you the feeling that you are part of a family meal. Their appetizers and salads lay the foundation for a very good meal, especially the veal dishes. Excellent home-made pasta...More

1  Thank jeffl499
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:30
Saturday
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5303
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-6800
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.
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