Valle Cucina Italiana

4.8
504 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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TinaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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williamr
1 review
Dined on 27 February 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 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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LindaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 February 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 25 February 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 24 February 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
22 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Good food. Would definitely return

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BethB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 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 17 February 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
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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AIS508
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 13 February 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 6 February 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 4 February 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 3 February 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 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JimR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 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 8 January 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 7 January 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 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 1 January 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 31 December 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 31 December 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
12 reviews
Dined on 30 December 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 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Local restaurant with great food and a friendly atmosphere.

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Valerie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best of everything- service, food, atmosphere —

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vipDelawareGirl
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Love your restaurant.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on 18 December 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 15 December 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
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 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.

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vipStephanieB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was delicious - the only issue was our waitress was cut early and another waitress took over. We already had our dinner and was about to order dessert and coffee. I wish we could have paid our check and been ensured our original waitress received the tip we left for her.

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine at Valle’s every week. Everything is delicious and the waitresses are fabulous especially Amanda!!

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vipSusan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything, from our calamari appetizer, through our tiramisu dessert, was excellent - as always. We have never had anything but a great meal at Valle's. The menu is diverse, with an excellent selection of daily specials. Highly recommend - you wont regret choosing Valle's.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lasagna and cosmo

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing, food and service. I recommend to everyone.

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Christine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've never had a bad experience at Valle! Food is always delicious, drinks are always delightful, service is always polite and helpful.

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vipDianeG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as always. We had Salmon Elsa and Surf & Turf. Perfect!

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vipNicoleC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Sat a high top table and service was amazing

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Jennie
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is always good at Valle's. Great pizza and always enjoy their ravioli. Also known for the great crab cakes! Wonderful bread is served with the meal.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE this place. Everyone is so welcoming and the crab cakes are the best in the state. No kidding.

FAQs

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

Valle Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 504 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.