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1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5868
+1 215-790-9494
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (38 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5868
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Valanni's for dinner. I started with the x-boyfriend cocktail and really enjoyed it. We started with the mezze plate to share- it was a lot of food for the two of us but we really enjoyed everything it had...More

Thank christinamarie216
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is done small plates (Tapas) order at leats 4 for a couple to share, forget the big entrees. The salads are great! so was the calamari. Very small restaurant..make reservation. quiet, great service

Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Three of us decided to try Valanni for the first time as a result of an appetizing looking menu. It was fairly quiet when we arrived at 6:40, but within minutes it was deafening as a large, loud party was seated just behind us. Ordered...More

Thank fiddlebabs
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, I have to say that Philly has the most amazing restaurants. Valanni being one of them. I love you yelp for making it so easy to find these restaurants that are off the beaten path. My buddy and I walked about a...More

1  Thank Farhana D
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner on our way to the orchestra. We shared fried calamari done with sweet pepper mouth watering. For the main course we shared the paella best we ever had. It was Chuck full of seafood. I would highly recommend this...More

1  Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We came here after the theater, listed on open table, & I had a coupon from Open Table. They had a nice selection of tapas, small plates, but a bit pricey. Service was good

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've been here a few times since my last review. Valanni is conveniently located near the KImmel Center so it makes for a good pre-performance dining spot. I'd suggest going for small plate sharing here, don't oreder anything overly fussy. The chicken empanadas were good,...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for Philadelphia restaurant week. Very large menu for this which is kind of unusual. Food, atmosphere & service all great. Place is much bigger than it looks outside. Mediterranean style cuisine but something for everyone. Just a couple blocks off Broad street so...More

1  Thank quavo1350
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to Valanni for drinks/happy hour before, but only recently had brunch there with family. The food was delicious and the champagne package was an extra treat! All five of us tried different dishes, and we all enjoyed every bite. The decor is very...More

1  Thank Sofia425
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I had one of our first dates at Valanni 7 years ago. We brought my niece and her boyfriend who were visiting from Florida. Her friends from NJ met us at the Phillies game and we ate at Valanni after the game....More

Thank Aimee_Randy09
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Stephanie J
20 February 2016|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it is from 5 to 7 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5868
    (13th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-790-9494
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Valanni restaurant opened its doors in September of 2000, introducing "Medi-Latin" cuisine to Philadelphia. Situated right off of the "Avenue of the Arts," Valanni has become a pre-theater ritual and place to meet for a night-cap for many who live in and around the neighborhood. The bar at Valanni keeps up with the creative food served by offering an assortment of sangria, mojitos and other specialty drinks. The kitchen is open until 1 AM daily serving Tapas and a Mediterranean inspired lounge menu.
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