Valle Cucina Italiana

4.6
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432 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 432 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGaryN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The filet minion and weekend fish special hit the mark! Our server Didi was awesome and very efficient. I recommend reservations on the weekends...they are very busy :)

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vipJRB1
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I had a very nice dinner there this weekend. They were able to accomodate my request for a booth that I had included with the reservation. Our waitress answered all of our questions about the menu offerings, and if she didn't know answer, she went and found out. I had the warm winter salad with chicken added to it and it was delicious. The service was great - attentive but not intrusive. The place was crowded but not overly noisy, and we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good but $$$.

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vipB2lunch
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The setting is very nice in a strip mall. The food was good and the beer list left something to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went for the first time tonight and was pleasantly surprised. The food, hospitality were great. We had reservations for Valentine's day night and only had to wait 10-15min for the table once we checked in. The only thing is the interior is a little dated.

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kevinb
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent experience, Valle's has the best crab cakes I have ever eaten (and has pretty much ruined me eating crab cakes anywhere else). Once you have had Valle's 100% crab meat crab cakes any other crab cakes just taste like filler.

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Worthwhile
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is wonderful to have a neighborhood restaurant that isn't part of a chain. The food is always very good and the staff are pleasant and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience here is amazing. Our waitress was not pushy and most helpful. The whole staff is very friendly. The bread served was fresh and warm with the oil accenting perfectly. The truffle fries could feed a whole family, my girlfriend was taken back. The fried calamari is delicious. For our entrees we got the Chicken Pacino and the Scampi. Both portions were beyond plentiful and the most delightful. To end, the prices for the amount of food you receive is outstanding and makes you want to come back regularly. Love this place !

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Zigalou
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great service. Accommodating for children. Conducive to conversation. Top notch.

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vipSusan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a fantastic meal. Valle’s never lets us down.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent. Very busy and they seemed understaffed. When waiters finally cane she was good but spread thin. Probably just a crazy night. People were packed in. We will be back but perhaps during the week.

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ErynS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Was worried when I realized the restaurant was in a shopping center. Once inside we were pleasantly surprised. The salad and appetizer left a little to be desired. Dinner and dessert were amazing.

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vipDavid
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Always our go to place. Usually meals are very outstanding, especially the crab cakes! I would tell family and friends if they wanted the best ever crab cake they needed to get to Valle! Unfortunately this time they we smaller in size and very dry. Although I will most likely return to Valle again, I will not order the crab cakes or recommend them as best ever.

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vipMARGUERITED
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant around! Great food, service and value for your money!!

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viprabbitandowl
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two thumbs-up for the new Tuesday crab specials. Valle is my favorite neighborhood spot.

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CAP22401
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even on NYE the food was excellent and service attentive.

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vipMARGUERITED
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best waitress, so nice and professional, very attentive, her name was Marissa!

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vipGaryN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The specials of the day are always a huge hit! I ordered the Chicken Madison special and it was amazing. Plenty of grilled chicken mixed with crab meat, tomato's and Zoodles.....OUTSTANDING!

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vipRobertF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valles is our favorite restaurant. Best crab cakes ever

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vipRebeccaD
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a family favorite. A date night favorite! An everything favorite. Its a Pike Creek Gem! The food is always amazing. Service is professional and warm. We will always be back! It's our go to!

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viprosey
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Antipasto salad, which has been very good in the past, was very poor. The salad had entirely too much lettuce and not enough other ingredients

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vipRunningSap
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

One of our favorites for a good informal meal. A go to neighborhood gem. Interesting dishes including seafood, sandwiches and pizza.

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ShireeT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and good service. Most food modestly priced.

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vipAwesome
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the house was packed! Glad I had a reservation!

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vipJackieD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love eating there!

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Tbone1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had a crabcake special crabcakes were very bland mashed potatoes war average at best. Also had spaghetti and clams and white sauce and had no flavor

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vipSusan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food as always! Creative daily specials and incredibly tasty all the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have eaten here before and every time, our meal has been delicious. It is our go to restaurant.

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vipValentines
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG, my friend and I ordered 2 separate specials to split. For appetizer we ordered the shrimp and scallops in the marinara sauce. This was so good!!! The Ribeye steak was AMAZING! What an awesome job they did with this steak. We also ordered the crabcake platter. Each dish came with one side so we got asparagus and vegetable risotto. Delicious! To end a great meal, we split the carrot cake. What a great dinner. Well worth the price of the meal. Special thanks to Hannah for her excellent service.

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vipmsmdp2u
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Still the best broccoli rabe appetizer in Delaware! The bread was also memorable: crusty and chewy, paired with cheese and garlic. Everything well- prepared, shrimp very tender. Loved the Chicken Ava!

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vipnalo
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good. Nice service. Pretty crowded . I would go again

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vipMarie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine at Valle frequently. We never had a bad meal and the service is always great

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vipSandraJ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Very good food - lovely service - dated old decor., Cramped seating.
Pasta not cooked fresh to order - was “dunked” in water.
Not bad for Delaware. Good value.

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viplovefood
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Beef shorts were excellent!! Mac and cheese with beef appetizer was awesome!! Service always great. It’s our go to place for dinner

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Theitalians
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Delaware. Always good - never disappointed. This is our go to restaurant. Great food and great service

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vipGaryN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great specials and outstanding service as usual! Deserts were amazing

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Udje
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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vipGaryN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipYesfan
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a good experience

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viplovefood
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

FAQs

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

Valle Cucina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

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