Valle Cucina Italiana

4.8
511 Reviews
$30 and under
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 100+ 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 511 people are saying
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LisaW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t go out much because of the e pandemic, but it was my husband’s birthday. He loves their barrel cut rib eye and it was delicious as always. I had the gnocchi which was great. Thanks for a great evening out.

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Traveler
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always

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Valerie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ; great Atmosphere;great service. Great everything!

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Sara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The four of us waited half an hour to get our drink order filled.
We had over an half hour’s wait (after the drinks) for dinner, which arrived lukewarm, meaning it was sitting on a counter somewhere.
We had to ask twice for grated cheese and pepper for the table.
We did not order dessert. (Would you?)
Not your best night.

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RichJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best alfredo I've ever tasted. Delicious veal Parm. Nice people and service. Definitely a hidden gem. Worth the trip.

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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entrees were delicious and service was friendly and good.

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vipWellFed
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been in years and regretting it! Dinner was sooooo good! Everything was delicious from the truffle fries to the crab and shrimp Diablo to the drinks. Delicious. And service was great. The desserts were yummy too. Try it!!!

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Food was as good as usual and our waitress Donatella was charming and efficient.

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RobP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good drinks, fun place and atmosphere. Was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go again.

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TinaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, atmosphere and service! Felt safe with the plexiglass separating each booth.

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williamr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very satisfied. food was delicious. I have visited this place many times and have always found it worthwhile

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Debbbie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great local place for dinner. Can't go wrong going there.

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LindaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Valle's since the 1970's when it was first opened. It has stayed remarkably wonderful.

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CherylK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Valle (we live below the canal). We will absolutely be back! My husband, a friend, and I enjoyed a delicious dinner, wine and drinks, and the best bread that we've ever had! The waitress was very nice and our overall experience was really good.

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MarybethH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always!! Wine that was recommended was great! Glad that entrees have half portions as well. Will definitely return soon.

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ChristinaD
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Would definitely return

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BethB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent Valle's and have never had anything but a great experience! Food is awesome with a nice variety.

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TimmyH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time patrons. Crab cakes and asparagus were excellent, along with dessert of chocolate caramel tort. Waitress was very attentive and personable. A good experience. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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AIS508
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. I had the ribeye, she had filet and we shared a order of the carbonara. A piece of steak and carbonara it's heaven in your mouth. Add a bottle of Italian wine it was a perfect evening and with the portion sizes we have enough for another meal.

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vipScott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Velle-excellent-highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Today was our first time eating at this restaurant. Our waitress, Gillian, came up to the table, greeted us, and took our drink orders. Nothing really out of the norm here. She came back with our drinks and took our food orders. A few minutes later, we got our bread then waited for our food. We noticed it was taking a while for our food to come, then we saw Gillian talk to another table for approximately 10-15 minutes. As soon as she finished talking, we got our food. It was luke warm at most and she never really came and checked up on us while we were eating. The one time she did check up on us, she provided us refills on water. When she was refilling our waters, she spilled it on my friend and some got in her food. While this waitress apologized, it wasn't sincere and it seemed she did not want to have anything to do with us. I wanted to flag down a manager to share our experience, but the waitress essentially brought us the check and left right away without really giving us a chance to speak up about our dissatisfaction. At that point we were all tired of waiting and did not want to make a scene. Overall the food was decent, but the reason I am writing this review was due to our experience with the waitress. It was obvious she did not want to be there and she barely said anything when she did come to the table. I would also like to note that we had more interaction with the hostess than we did with our actual waitress. If I were to ever return to this establishment, it would be for the food.

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nancyc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. They have the absolute best crab cakes....no filler. Love, love, love their breadsticks.

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ThomasL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and our waitress fantastic. Was there for a business dinner and was not disappointed. I would go back again if in the area for business.

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thomas
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable prices. Close to home. We will be back soon.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

My girlfriend had veal on my recommendation which was excellent. I ordered the 16 oz ribeye cooked med rare. It was cooked perfectly however the steak was extremely tough.
I am not one write reviews about food but I was unable to cut thru the meat. I had 3 or 4 bites out of it before I gave up. Server never asked us how everything was. Having previously been employed in the restaurant industry I know the owner will appreciate knowing. I have never had a bad meal at Valle and will continue to eat there.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my current favorites! Don’t know why it took me so long to revisit them.

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vipLindaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took forever to get our meal (with 30% capacity the place wasn’t crowded)
Ordered a burger to be cooked “medium” and it was “rare”
Didn’t send it back cuz we already waited so long

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Server was efficient and pleasant, food is delicious!

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooove Valle! We eat here almost every week. Great food and prices and service is always great.

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shannonl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance! Service was perfect for a new year's dinner.

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Joycep
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was great! It’s even harder with a holiday and the food was amazing and came out quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valle has always been consistently good and we’ve been going for over 25 years. It’s nice to have available reservations through Open Table without the normal crowds and wait time. They do a good job with Social Distancing and we feel comfortable eating here. Food is excellent for whatever we’re in the mood for.

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Debbbie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Local restaurant with great food and a friendly atmosphere.

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Valerie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of everything- service, food, atmosphere —

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vipDelawareGirl
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Love your restaurant.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, food was amazing and our server was friendly and attentive. Everything was reasonably priced and prepared perfectly. The ambiance experience is a relaxed atmosphere. The only complaint was the timing of the courses. Everything comes out quick and when it is ready. That will not keep us from going again and again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I sat outside with the heaters on either side of us. We were so warm and cozy on a 32deg night that we took our coats off. Service was excellent and the crab risotto was delicious!! Also ordered veal parm to go for my husband and he gobbled it up. Said it was super fresh, garlicky (just the way he likes it) and marinara was on point and flavorful. Looking forward to another winter dinner there soon!

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Valerie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to dinner. Everything was awesome — Valles is a port in today’s storm with all that is going on. They keep their staff and customers fully safe while not compromising the highest level of service, food, and overall atmosphere.

FAQs

Valle Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 998-9999.

Valle Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.