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1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5868
+1 215-790-9494
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
“tapas” (45 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5868
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very loud. Slow apathetic service. I had the pasta special, which was overcooked and lacking in any flavor but salt. Took a long time to get our drinks even though the restaurant was not full and we did not order craft cocktails. Wine, Grey Goose...More

Thank wandaMPa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Valanni while strolling around Philadelphia and decided to dine there after looking at the menu. Being towards the edge of the busy area, they did not have the lines for a table earlier in the evening. The waiter recommended 4-5 tapas for...More

Thank Lester L
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had reservations and after taking rounds and rounds to find a parking, we managed to be there on time! they seated us near the door, which was to be honest not a comfortable cozy dine-in feeling, people walking outside could see us, people were...More

Thank Blueberryandpeach
Reviewed 8 March 2018

went with some colleagues for dinner. Trendy look - we were a table of 5 - 3 in booth, 2 on cushy stools. the tables were football shaped and small, especially for a small-plates restaurant. food was good, but expensive. we ordered the cheese plate...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We booked our reservation on OpenTable, which we use quite frequently and have never had a problem. The confirmation was sent to my husband's phone as well as my own cell phone. Upon arrival, after paying to park, we enetered to an empty hostess stand...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The lamb sliders were incredible... the chicken saltimbocca not so much. My husband enjoyed his paella but the mussels as a starter were so-so. The oreo beignet was delicious as was the dirty martini. This is definitely a cozy seating, noisy restaurant with a lively...More

Thank acmiller83
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

What a DISAPPOINTMENT!! Chose this because the online menu promised something for everyone in our group . Unfortunately the restaurant menu offered very few of the entree’s shown online. Several people in our group were clearly upset-how embarrassing for I had made the reservation. I...More

Thank Psysuz
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

2nd visit to this bar. Great time minus the somewhat rude hostess. The bar staff and our waiter-AWESOME! The DJ too. I’m so glad my bestie and I decided to celebrate our birthday here! December 2nd was lit!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

my girlfriend and i came here, after reading many reviews, before heading to the wilma to see balletx. the proximity of the restaurant to the theatre was perfect and one stop/shop parking with a nice little walk. we had reservations and were seated immediately. i...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Valanni has to be one of the best brunch places in town. My friends had the Crab Benedict which came with huge lumps of crabmeat. I had the Lobster Benedict which was a decedent bacon waffle, that's right, with maple syrup as the base, then...More

Thank Bearkop
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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
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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