Valle Cucina Italiana

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
397 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Welcome to Valle Cucina, Delaware's best kept secret for thirty years! Our name suggests Italian, and it is the best around, but we are also known for our seven time "Best of Delaware" award winning 100% jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood dishes and the area's most amazing dry aged steaks. Valle also showcases a 200+ bottle wine list.


Come as your are or formal, everyone feels at home. We take pride in our friendly service.



Located in the Pike Creek Shopping Center, off Limestone Rd. Valle, opened in 1981 as a pizzeria and has become a must try. We are inviting you to experience what many have called their best dining experience.
What 397 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
GN
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great specials and outstanding service as usual! Deserts were amazing

U
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an enjoyable time with delicious food and great service. My only gripe is that the wait staff dresses like they're heading to gym (black leggings and fleece jackets). I know it's not upscale, but it's certainly not a sports pub. It's too casual of an appearance for the prices and ambiance. Just something for management to think about. You should strive to put your best foot forward.

GN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome special dinners with outstanding service! Reservations recommended as they fill up quickly on the weekends

Y
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good experience

l
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good. Spinach and shrimp salad always great pastas are all so good. Love chicken dishes and of course I consider the crab cakes to be the best anywhere!

AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! And will become regulars.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love all the meals we’ve ever had at Valle.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Jill was always there when needed Very good food! Great table. When I made reso.. I wrote down Anniversary but it wasn’t acknowledged but that’s ok! The place is great! And the interaction between my husband and Dan(who seated us) was cool... my husband had his Eagles hat on so you know that was the topic. Thanks for the great meal!!

JL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Waitress was very slow and inattentive. Not our usual experience there.

RD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best little bistro I know!

JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. The service was off.

TM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. GET THE CRABCAKES, do not skip them! I wish I would have known this before I ordered my food ( an amazing steak)— we ended up sharing the crabcakes appetizer, it was not enough! Kids enjoyed the chicken fingers abs fried shrimp, scallops dinner, salmon dinner, ribeye and shrimp pasta dishes were ordered by us! All very good

Service was good once we were sat. When we walked in the restaurant we were THE ONLY ones there and the guy acted like he was going to have a problem seating 5 adults and 2 children. I understand I made the open table reservation for 6 ppl( wouldnt allow 7 on the website), but come on, now!!

M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food and service at Valle’s

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was good as usual. Favorite place to get pizza.

PV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The spinach and shrimp salad was excellent and best broccoli rabe I have ever had!!!!!

DO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have enjoyed their food, the ambiance and even tableware is very appealing. The booth was asked are a little higher then usual so next time I’ll ask for a table.

k
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, really good food and the prices are reasonable. Best crab cakes in the world!

DH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The service wonderful. I wish they included a salad with the meal.

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding, the crab cakes are the best in the world and Valle's has ruined me. making it impossible to enjoy any other crab cakes (all the rest just taste like filler after Valle's no-filler crab cakes. Everything was outstanding.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal. Best crabcakes ever.

I
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant has been around for a very long time, but it’s time to do a refresh of the decor and the menu. Wish they would stop relying on garlic as the main flavor ingredient in their dishes. I go there because I have friends who think it’s good, otherwise I would not go to this restaurant. There are too many other excellent options for good Italian food nearby. Capers & Lemons is head and shoulders above Valle’s in ambiance, menu options, and overall experience. If you want the same old Italian, then Valle’s is for you. If you want to enjoy a nice Italian meal, go somewhere else.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Amazing filet and try any salmon or chicken dish

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We both ordered the veal Alaska and the asparagus was woody and inedible. The server did not check in on us at all once we got our food and when I called her over to say that the asparagus was bad she said she’d tell the kitchen but never did. Same thing with the girl who was bussing tables. Nobody cared that we weren’t satisfied.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing food and outstanding service from this unassuming and great restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Fathers Day celebration

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Strip mall location, a little tired interior but good and friendly service, really good food and reasonably priced.

M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Valles. Great food

R
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had the lasagna and eggplant parmigiana. Both were good although the eggplant was a bit salty. Place was busy on a Tuesday night; obviously a popular regular spot. Atmosphere pleasant. We will be back.

M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and always run into someone we know

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly service at fair price!

JH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was over cooked much like it was re-heated too long. For high price of food this is not acceptable.

DM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great food friendly service!
Would definitely recommend.

KO
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My only critique would be that it appears to need a facelift. The ambience was lacking But overall the food was delicious and we had a great time

H
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The meal was excellent and our server was very attentive. The only little downside is we had to wait a few minutes for seating though we had reservations for 6 pm. It was not very long but there were other parties waiting so we were crowded in a small space. But the restaurant was packed - which is a good sign and staff and patrons were all congenial. If that is an issue for you then perhaps make reservations for 5 or 5:30 on a Saturday.

JR
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a disappointing experience. I had made a reservation and requested a booth because my husband is tall and the little tables are uncomfortable. When we got there we were shown to a little table, even though a booth was available. When I pointed it out to the hostess, she told us that the booths were being held for larger parties because they were so busy. Not ten minutes later, two people were seated in the booth. I was told that the manager had set tables up and it could not be changed. We had a less than comfortable dinner that evening. I had the Grouper special. While the fish was good, the portion was not overly large and it was served with a small portion of zoodles (zucchini and squash noodles). I was still hungry when I left. My husband was happy with his pasta dish. Not sure that we will be visiting again soon, even though we have been there a number of times before. Just didn't like the manner in which our reservation was handled.

GR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always and Samantha always is great!! All the seafood specials were amazing today!!

MP
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both had DELICIOUS MEALS. Our server (Jenny?) was a delight. The wine pour could have been a bit more generous, but always enjoy our Valles meals and we keep going back, and bringing friends

JM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Never been disappointed when dining at Valle’s.

CC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything that I read online was true about this neighborhood gem! The food was fantastic even down to the mint the give you when they bring your check! We can’t wait to return.

CF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very salty food. Lacks any ambiance. Never going back!!!

1
2
3
10