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Valanni Restaurant

1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern
Closed Now
Today
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tomorrow
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
(215) 790-9494DirectionsMapOrder Online
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Added on 04/17/2014

Photo by Citysearch

Added on 04/17/2014

Photo by Citysearch

Added on 04/17/2014

Photo by Citysearch

Added on 04/17/2014

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Hours

Regular Hours
Mon
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun
10:00 am - 2:00 am

General Info

Center City... Valanni is located at 1229 Spruce Street, which is on Spruce Street between 12th & 13th Streets. The restaurant is located on the northern side of Spruce Street, across from Camac Street. We are one block from the Avenue of the Arts ( Broad Street ) and there are numerous parking facilities nearby. Click here to see a map of the area.2. stay to the left and follow Vine Street for a few blocks to 12th Street ; turn left onto 12th Street3. follow 12th Street for a little over half a mile ( passing Market, Chestnut and Walnut Streets ) until you reach Spruce Street ; turn right onto Spruce Street 4. Valanni will be in the middle of the block ( just past Camac Street ) on your right-hand side - look for the sign and the clock!3. follow Broad Street for 3 miles until you reach Pine Street ; turn right onto Pine Street4. follow Broad Street 3 blocks ( 13th, 12th, 11th ) and turn left onto 11th Street 5. go one block, turn left onto Spruce Street6. follow Spruce Street for a block and cross 12th Street ; Valanni will be in the middle of the block ( just past Camac Street ) on your right-hand side - look for the sign and the clock!1. take I-676 into Center City Philadelphia, where it becomes Vine Street Expressway 2. take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit ( next to City Hall )3. follow the signs towards 15th Street - City Hall will be on your left-hand side - and stay straight onto 15th Street5. follow Chestnut Street 4 blocks ( Broad, Juniper, 13th, 12th ) ; turn right onto 12th Street6. follow 12th Street 4 blocks ( Sansom, Walnut, Locust, Spruce ) ; turn right onto Spruce Street 7. Valanni will be in the middle of the block ( just past Camac Street ) on your right-hand side - look for the sign and the clock!The closest public parking lot is located at 1314 Spruce Street. Continue past Valanni and cross 13th Street. Five Star Parking will be on the left-hand side.

Payment Methods

DINERS CLUB, DISCOVER, AMEX, MASTER CARD, VISA, ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS

REVIEWS(42)

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  • Worst Service/Atmosphere
    by  on 06/25/2010

    Over a month ago my friends and I went to Valanni's for a girls night out. We were looking for cocktails and light fare. So we decided upon Valanni's mostly because we love Mercado so much. We walk into the restaurant on a Saturday night fully expecting to wait to be seated, we were not interested in sitting at the bar all night (little did we know...). So we speak to the hostess who tells us it will be 25-45 minutes for a table. So we walk toward the bar. Realizing that she never took my name I go back to the host stand where she tells me that she doesn't need it. How can you possibly not need my name, do you know every one waiting in here by face?? Aside from that in a customer service environment you're telling me that you don't want to know my name. Awesome!! After a full hour we ask where our table is to be told it's going to be AT LEAST 45 minutes more. Still no name taken. We decide to order a few things from the bar to hold us over. As son as we do our table is ready. So we ask the bartender if we can transfer the check over to our table, he tells us he doesn't know that we need to find the hostest and find out. Umm, I'm sorry, who is the server here and who is out for a Friday night dinner?? Never again. To top it off we sat next the the most obnoxious couple who were clearly upset that we were speaking loud. But you had to to be heard in such a loud place (the reason we wanted a table and not to sit at the bar). The two men were giving us eye rolls and sideways comments all night about how you can tell who the regular patrons are and who are not. NEVER AGAIN. I've lived in Philadelphia all my life and there are far far better places to spend your money. The food was decent, nothing special.

  • Want to sit at a table and have lite fare, DON'T come here
    by  on 05/19/2009

    There were 2 of us who just wanted some drinks and lite bar menu fare - but we wanted to sit at a table instead of at the bar. There were plenty of tables available and no others were waiting to be seated. \r The hostess said the only way we could have drinks & items from the bar menu was to sit AT THE BAR. So we left. This was Monday, 7:15pm, 5/18/09. Thanks to her we found anew place that we prefer.

  • I'm just amazed by some of these reviews!!!!
    by  on 03/15/2009

    I don't know where these people that had these problems ate, but I've never had any of these problems at Valanni. The food is always prepared perfectly and the service is ALWAYS top notch. I personally don't know anyone that works there and I've never been made to feel anything less than welcome. With this being said, I need to touch on the new menu items, excellent changes without shaking up the menu to much (a fault that I see happen at many restaurants). I hope that these nay-sayers don't discourage people from experiencing one Philly's truly wonderful places to dine.

  • great food, great atmosphere, great service
    by  on 03/10/2009

    After having an amazing meal and great experience, I was completely astonished to read some previous reviews. My dinner was almost perfect, the octopus cooked to perfection, the lamb, although a little over seasoned was delightful. My waitress was on top of everything, never had to ask for another drink, and she even had an actual personality which is always refreshing. I highly recommend Valanni.

  • WORST SERVICE EVER
    by  on 02/15/2009

    Went on Valentine's Day. Had a reservation at 9:15. We were sent to the bar because our table was not ready at 9:15. It took about 10 minutes to get the attention of a bartender to get a drink. The bartender did not even know how to make a french martini. Drinks were expensive and not that great. At about 9:45, we were finally seated. Our waitress was very rude. and rushed us to order our meals. The food was good, but the service was absolutely awful. I would not go back because of the service.

  • Worst service in the city!
    by  on 02/02/2009

    Perhaps it's my fault. I don't know any of the staff here and maybe they don't think that I'm cool enough to wait on me. I'm not really sure what they think my faults are, but i can not get any kind of service here that would deem even a half decent review. I've tried the bar-got ignored while the bartender chatted with his friends. Tried the wave, tried the um...excuse me, finally flagged down a waiter to ask the bartender to come down with the check. \r Next time we tried sitting at a table, even worse. easily the worst staff with attitudes in the city. Guys, just so remember you are waiters! You actually have to wait on the customers. Who pay the bills. Your bills as well. \r Never ever again! Terrible.

  • Good food, bad service
    by  on 12/21/2008

    I agree that this place has great food and the atmosphere was good as well. The problem is that it is really noisy and cramped. I sat about 2 feet away from another couple and heard their entire conversation. The service is horrible. My waiter was more interested in talking to the couple next to us because he knew them and I didn't even get dessert because I didn't want to wait an extra 15 minutes to get my check. I would not recommend it on weekends. Try weekdays if you want decent service. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the service.

  • Best Brunch in Philly
    by  on 11/08/2008

    has the best brunch on sundays! - the drinks (say bloody mary or mimosa..) are as expensive as the meals, but are very delicious. Valanni offers breakfasty foods, as all brunch restaurants, but also lunch-type foods, so if you're not a big breakfast person, like me, you can order something else you prefer.\r We found this when we were going Morning Glory for breakfast, but were turned off by the 1.5 hr wait -- we found a place with better food...........and no wait!

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