Upstares at Varalli

★★★★★
  • 1345 Locust St

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 215-546-4200

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We are planning our rehearsal dinner and had to work with Brian their events coordinator. Well he took days to return a call or an email (3-5 days). Then when we wanted to come in and see the space that we were going to be in (6pm during

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★★★★★

We are planning our rehearsal dinner and had to work with Brian their events coordinator. Well he took days to return a call or an email (3-5 days). Then when we wanted to come in and see the space that we were going to be in (6pm during

Cons: Customer Service, Flexibility

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Had dinner twice at Varalli's - standard Italian menu - food was good and reasonably priced. Its near a theater so it can be very busy just before curtain time and then the places empties out. Would recommend

3
★★★☆☆

Had dinner twice at Varalli's - standard Italian menu - food was good and reasonably priced. Its near a theater so it can be very busy just before curtain time and then the places empties out. Would recommend

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My friends have met here for book group several times. We have always loved it. The food is really good. I like the porkchops the last time I was there. The service is good. The decor is nice.

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★★★★★

My friends have met here for book group several times. We have always loved it. The food is really good. I like the porkchops the last time I was there. The service is good. The decor is nice.

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My husband and I were so excited to visit this establishment. The food was ok, our waitress was very nice, but in a city as big as Philadelphia, you would think that they would honor a parking garage to validate a ticket which was right

3
★★★★★

My husband and I were so excited to visit this establishment. The food was ok, our waitress was very nice, but in a city as big as Philadelphia, you would think that they would honor a parking garage to validate a ticket which was right

Pros: decent food

Cons: ambience and no regard for pleasing the customer

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Our third time in the restaurant. I received a promotional birthday certificate and we decided to give it another try. First, I made reservations for the Upstairs section of restaurant and was even added a comment when I made my

3
★★★★★

Our third time in the restaurant. I received a promotional birthday certificate and we decided to give it another try. First, I made reservations for the Upstairs section of restaurant and was even added a comment when I made my

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Ambience, cost.

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I think my server said, "Pardon my reach" about 30 times, but he was quick and about the nicest guy ever. The mozzarella appetizer is excellent, as is the potato gnocchi. Great wine list, gorgeous view of the Kimmel center.

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I think my server said, "Pardon my reach" about 30 times, but he was quick and about the nicest guy ever. The mozzarella appetizer is excellent, as is the potato gnocchi. Great wine list, gorgeous view of the Kimmel center.

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Went there last weekend as a Valentine Day weekend trip and ate at the lower level area. I most say I was very impressed by everything, the food, service, setting, the music etc. The manager (maybe owner) gave every woman in the

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★★★★★

Went there last weekend as a Valentine Day weekend trip and ate at the lower level area. I most say I was very impressed by everything, the food, service, setting, the music etc. The manager (maybe owner) gave every woman in the

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I recently went to upstares at varalli and it was a stellar experience from begining to end. I had a problem with my entree and the manager while checking the table inquired about the meal. Before I knew it she, I think her name was Penny,

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I recently went to upstares at varalli and it was a stellar experience from begining to end. I had a problem with my entree and the manager while checking the table inquired about the meal. Before I knew it she, I think her name was Penny,

Pros: Great servive and great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We have been eating at Upstares for many years. The food, service, and views have always been memorable. So, when my son got engaged and we realized we would be hosting the rehearsal dinner, I suggested Upstares at Varalli. They both love

3
★★★★★

We have been eating at Upstares for many years. The food, service, and views have always been memorable. So, when my son got engaged and we realized we would be hosting the rehearsal dinner, I suggested Upstares at Varalli. They both love

Pros: Food, service, views!!!!!

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We were seated promptly- had made reservations on a Saturday night, but they weren't needed. The piano player was excellent. Food was served fast and was decent- average italian. I had called in advance to let them know it was my

3
★★★★★

We were seated promptly- had made reservations on a Saturday night, but they weren't needed. The piano player was excellent. Food was served fast and was decent- average italian. I had called in advance to let them know it was my

Pros: nice background piano music

Cons: wine list

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great location...good bread...most dishes are drenched in oil...average italian at average prices...

3
★★★★★

great location...good bread...most dishes are drenched in oil...average italian at average prices...

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I must have been mistaken in believing that the rave reviews were actually referring to Upstares at Varalli. View aside, I would not recommend it for anything, especially not the "Italian" food. I will be merciful and call the meal

3
★★★★★

I must have been mistaken in believing that the rave reviews were actually referring to Upstares at Varalli. View aside, I would not recommend it for anything, especially not the "Italian" food. I will be merciful and call the meal

Pros: View of Broad Street

Cons: "italian" food

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Really like this place! Friendly, pleasant service without attitude. Go after 8 o'clock and miss the insanity of people going to the shows. Great views of the city. Fab wine list.

PROS: The views! The service!
CONS:

5
★★★★★

Really like this place! Friendly, pleasant service without attitude. Go after 8 o'clock and miss the insanity of people going to the shows. Great views of the city. Fab wine list.

PROS: The views! The service!
CONS:

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I can't say enough about my dining experience at Upstares. We had a great waitress named Cat she treated us like royalty. Every morsel of food from our appetizers to dessert incredable. We had a great table overlooking the Avenue of the

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about my dining experience at Upstares. We had a great waitress named Cat she treated us like royalty. Every morsel of food from our appetizers to dessert incredable. We had a great table overlooking the Avenue of the

Pros: food, staff, atmosphere

Cons: can't think of any

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Somethings just get better with age. This is not often true but in the case of this restaurant...this cliche is accurate. I have been a patron for over 15 years. Sometimes only returning every couple of years. I just dined there last

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★★★★★

Somethings just get better with age. This is not often true but in the case of this restaurant...this cliche is accurate. I have been a patron for over 15 years. Sometimes only returning every couple of years. I just dined there last

Pros: large and varied menu, cleanliness, friendly staff

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If you enjoy a place where the HIRED HELP actually have an attitide to match the upscale attempts of the restaurant then this is the place for you.

Every walk into a place and the host expects you to be the one that bends over backwards

3
★★★★★

If you enjoy a place where the HIRED HELP actually have an attitide to match the upscale attempts of the restaurant then this is the place for you.

Every walk into a place and the host expects you to be the one that bends over backwards

Pros: Location

Cons: Everything Else

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My boyfriend and I went to Varalli for Valentine's Day and it was amazing. The staff was very nice and we were seated promptly (with a reservation made on their website). The food was delicious. We started with a bottle of reasonably

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Varalli for Valentine's Day and it was amazing. The staff was very nice and we were seated promptly (with a reservation made on their website). The food was delicious. We started with a bottle of reasonably

Pros: Food, Service, View

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Six of us met for dinner with reservations. We were treated as family, seated promptly and politely. The crabcake was magnificent, the lobster ravioli was even better. The wine list supurb, but the best was how friendly and accomodating

3
★★★★★

Six of us met for dinner with reservations. We were treated as family, seated promptly and politely. The crabcake was magnificent, the lobster ravioli was even better. The wine list supurb, but the best was how friendly and accomodating

Pros: service, food, music

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Six of us met at Upstares after work Fri. night and had the best time. We sat at a window seat with just the best view of Broad St. you can imagine. It was wonderful to see the Avenue so alive and bustleing. Our waiter gave us suggestions

3
★★★★★

Six of us met at Upstares after work Fri. night and had the best time. We sat at a window seat with just the best view of Broad St. you can imagine. It was wonderful to see the Avenue so alive and bustleing. Our waiter gave us suggestions

Pros: Delightful food, View & decor, Service

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My wife and I arrived with good friends 10 minutes before our reservation and were offered cocktails at the bar. We were seated several minutes
early at a table with a wonderful view of Broad St. The mosiac lights that go continously were

3
★★★★★

My wife and I arrived with good friends 10 minutes before our reservation and were offered cocktails at the bar. We were seated several minutes
early at a table with a wonderful view of Broad St. The mosiac lights that go continously were

Pros: Great food, Perfect service, The view

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When reserving, (from out of state, over a month's advance), I CLEARLY STATED, SEVERAL TIMES, that this would be my parent's 50th anniversary dinner. He said he wrote it down.

They didn't wish my parents Happy Anniversary!?! Our waiter

3
★★★★★

When reserving, (from out of state, over a month's advance), I CLEARLY STATED, SEVERAL TIMES, that this would be my parent's 50th anniversary dinner. He said he wrote it down.

They didn't wish my parents Happy Anniversary!?! Our waiter

Pros: Food , Service, Ambience

Cons: Attention to details.

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Eight of us met up for dinner at Upstares and enjoyed a scrumptious dining experience. We arrived after the theater crowd and were seated promptly to a table by the window. My personal selection was cioppino and loved every bite.. and

3
★★★★★

Eight of us met up for dinner at Upstares and enjoyed a scrumptious dining experience. We arrived after the theater crowd and were seated promptly to a table by the window. My personal selection was cioppino and loved every bite.. and

Pros: food, service, music

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My fiance and I are new to the city and heard some really great things about Upstares at Varalli. So, we took a chance on getting a table without a reservation last Saturday night. The place was packed, but the girl at the door assured

3
★★★★★

My fiance and I are new to the city and heard some really great things about Upstares at Varalli. So, we took a chance on getting a table without a reservation last Saturday night. The place was packed, but the girl at the door assured

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don't go here if you don't look trendy or rich. you'll be snubbed. this has happened to me twice. thought the 1st time might have been an exception, but. . . hey, dumpy looking old ladies spend money too, and everyone deserves respect!

3
★★★★★

don't go here if you don't look trendy or rich. you'll be snubbed. this has happened to me twice. thought the 1st time might have been an exception, but. . . hey, dumpy looking old ladies spend money too, and everyone deserves respect!

Pros: decent food

Cons: snooty service

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Went with wife for valentine's dinner. Based on reviews, I felt compelled to have stuffed mushrooms, cioppini, and bread pudding. I asked our server about each. He treated us in a manner I had pretty much given up on finding long ago, but

3
★★★★★

Went with wife for valentine's dinner. Based on reviews, I felt compelled to have stuffed mushrooms, cioppini, and bread pudding. I asked our server about each. He treated us in a manner I had pretty much given up on finding long ago, but

Pros: Excellent service, Reasonable prices, Amazing desserts

Cons: Slightly bland sauce

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It was easy to make reservations on this website, and the restaurant contacted me shortly after. The atmosphere is very intimate, with a two wall completely window view. The food was fresh, served promptly, maybe even a little to

3
★★★★★

It was easy to make reservations on this website, and the restaurant contacted me shortly after. The atmosphere is very intimate, with a two wall completely window view. The food was fresh, served promptly, maybe even a little to

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

 

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