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La Veranda Restaurant

5 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian
Closed Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
(215) 351-1898Directions★ Review



Regular Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Extra Phones

Phone: (215) 351-1894

General Info

Upscale beautiful Italian Restaurant conveniently located on the Waterfront in Center City Philadelphia. Restaurant has an outstanding reputation in the community for over 25 years. Offering a taste of Northern Italy in Center City Philadelphia. Open 7 days a week. Major Credit Cards accepted.
Zagat Rated-Excellent Italian Cuisine & Service

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  • ok if your going for the view
    by  on 09/10/2011

    stuff was burnt. all i could say was. is this how you normally serve this?

  • The Rudest Service Ever
    by  on 09/05/2010

    This was the worst service I've had at a restaurant of this supposed caliber. Just plain rude, forgot what was ordered, didn't seem to care. The food was substandard and the prices were inflated.

  • Nice location, great food, great service!!
    by  on 01/26/2010

    Eaten here at least 50 times over the past 6 years....only bad experience was filet mignon ordered rare and cooked medium/medium well (too browned). I shyly sent the tray back, and afterwards received my meal as ordered. Received the check and noticed the entree was missing, compliments of Tony the manager. I didn't ask for this (and honestly comped drinks or appetizer would have sufficed just fine)....but these guys appreciate good people and understand what quality service is about. A great restaurant not only has consistently great service, but also knows how to handle problems with class. This place certainly does that. Probably top 2 Italian Restaurant in's a hair pricey but is certainly worth every penny!!

  • great italin restaurant
    by  on 10/06/2009

    great food,great atmosphere,i will go back.

  • Wonderful restaurant
    by  on 06/11/2009

    Yesterday I went to LaVeranda's for the first time. I had always heard the food was terrific! Well, what I had heard was so true. From the moment I entered, I was greeted warmly by the staff. Our server was absolutely terrific! My dinner was equally as great! I will be a returning customer!\r \r And, being from South Philly originally, I welcome good Italian food when eating out. Of course nothing beats my mom's cooking -- but this restaurant comes very close. \r P.S. I just loved those complimentary long hot peppers!

  • Like being in Italy
    by  on 02/28/2009

    Classic Italian menu,like in Italy. Grilled fish, homemade pasta, great service. Definately worth this visit

  • Best Seafood and Pasta!
    by  on 11/30/2008

    I have never written a review before but was very motivated to set the record straight when I saw two unfavorable, and in my opinion, UNFAIR reviews posted for La Veranda. We, too, are well traveled (Italy and beyond) and have dined in many fine restaurants abroad and in the States and to be honest, La Veranda remains one of our favorites year after year. On first impression many years ago, we were so impressed, we actually hosted our wedding reception there! Our guests still rave about the food (wood fire grilled Salmon and Chicken Piccata.) \r Put simply, the food is wonderful and everything we have had there has been prepared to perfection. The prices are actually quite reasonable for many dishes and of course, more expensive for others - depending on your order. My husband had the most amazing spaghetti bolognese for around $14.00 and I had one of the fish specials - Dover Sole - for $46.00. The fish was de-boned and served at our table by our experienced waiter. Oh, try the grilled calamari for a delicious appetizer.\r We are not food snobs or anything, but we expect an excellent meal when we go out to a nice restaurant and that is what we always get at this restaurant. Consistently high quality food and service - worth every penny (and calorie!)

  • This was the worst experience Ive ever had...
    by  on 09/24/2008

    I would not recommend anyone to eat here.. The food was horrible !! And the service was beyond slow.... save urself and go somewhere else!!

  • Huge Rip-off
    by  on 08/23/2008

    I travel all over the world, and have been to Italy more times than I can remember, so I know a bit about Italian food and good restaurants. I don't expect Italian restaurants in America to be as good as in Italy (although some exist), but I also don't expect to be charged three times the price for food that's far worse than in Italy! Just as an example, my caprese salad had tomatoes that had obviously been kept in the refrigerator, giving them a white, mushy texture in the middle. But they still expected me to pay $13 for this! And my veal with asparagus, parmesan cheese in a marsala sauce featured asparagus from a can: there's no way it was fresh, and it cost $27.00! The same high price/lousy quality was true of all the dinners in my party that night. If you want Olive Garden quality, save a lot of money and go to Olive Garden. The only justification for such high prices is an exceptional location and view, and I don't consider the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Campbell's Soup Factory in Camden to qualify under those criteria!

  • Diner Food
    by  on 07/27/2008

    The food here is pretty much what I'd expect to get at a local diner. The sauces are from a can (if not, they sure taste like it) and the food is very bland and not cooked to perfection. On the upside, at least the atmosphere is nice (especially if you eat outside on a nice night). If they can improve their food, this could be a terrific place. For now, it might be worth coming just for drinks/dessert.

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