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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.
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Worst Service/Atmosphere

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 min... view more

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Want to sit at a table and have lite fare, DON'T come here

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.

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I'm just amazed by some of these reviews!!!!

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 f... view more

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great food, great atmosphere, great service

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.

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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 ... view more

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Worst service in the city!

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 ba... view more

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Good food, bad service

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... view more

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Best Brunch in Philly

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 fo... view more

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Amazing Brunch

I had a birthday brunch for myself and 4 other 20-something friends. Everyone loved the dish they got and the prices are very reasonable for brunch. The staff was curteous and the atmosphere seems more chill than other places (perhaps this is different at other times). Menu had a good variety of items and I would go back again. Only about 10-12/person and great morning drinks!

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Yummy Paella

Parking stinks in this part of town but there are a few really great restaurants that it's worth the driving around the block 10 times for a spot. The portions are definitely plentiful and there is alot to choose from on their menu. Everything I ate was great and I definitely would go back.

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