User Reviews (9) :
This weekend, my friend and I decided to go out to dinner at a restaurant on the avenue of the arts. We chose to eat at Sotto Varalli because the menu choices stood out compared to some of the other restaurants on broad street. It turned out that we both throughly enjoyed our meals and will absolutely be going to Varalli's again. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great service, good food and a beautiful restaurant to enjoy it in!
Posted by Leah: Apr. April 13th, 2009 at 8:37 PM
A friend of mine recommended this restaurant because I was in town and I wanted a place where I could meet other friends before we went to a show at the Academy. When I made the reservation, I was greeted with such professionalism, so much, that I felt the 4 of us could enjoy this restaurant and make it to our show. Understanding that Varallis' is very a popular place, I did not know what to expect. On the night we went, we were amazed with the appearance, and as for our dining experience, we were pleased. It was busy that evening but they catered to our every need. Most of friends had not experienced Italian cuisine before so we were very delighted with the variety, taste, and appearance of the food. I was especially please with the service and their knowledge of the restaurant and the food. We all left very happy. I recommend this restaurant and we will definitely return!
Posted by Garrod: Mar. March 19th, 2009 at 9:27 AM
Me and some friends went to Sotto Varalli for a bite before going to a show and, boy! what a treat. The big windows let in all kinds of sunshine and we watched the world pass by as we gnoshed on the waiters recommendations. Yummy fun!!! So good we came back after for drinks and live jazz at the bar. I will be back with a date indeed.
Posted by Zak: Mar. March 15th, 2009 at 2:22 AM
Can't say enough about the food, service, and value. I Always recomend this place to family and friends
Posted by John: Mar. March 13th, 2009 at 10:22 PM
I took our elderly mother here for dinner for her birthday. There were 10 of us and we were given a great table. The waiter was extremely nice and helpful, especially accommodating to my Mother's special diet. The food was delicious with fairly generous portions. And wasn't my Mother thrilled when her dessert came with a candle! Truly a wonderful dining experience.
Posted by Gina: Mar. March 10th, 2009 at 2:16 PM
I've been eating here for decades. This restaurant is not a flash in the pan. Philly is a mecca for new restaurants and I try them all but there are few and I mean just a few, that keep up the quality and service over time. Varalli's is one of my top five restaurants when dining in Philly.
Posted by John: Mar. March 10th, 2009 at 2:02 PM
My friend and I went there for dinner the last week of December 2008, after going to see the Nutcracker. We made what was apparently a big mistake and told the waiter we weren't in a hurry, wanted a relaxing dinner. Two hours later we were still waiting for him to clear our dinner plates, and I had to go to the host station and ask for our waiter back so that we could order dessert. It started off great, but we watched as other, apparently more important clientele arrived, were served, and exited before our dinner plates were cleared. Lesson learned, I guess, be careful what you tell your wait staff. I doubt I'll ever be back.
Posted by Melissa: Mar. March 10th, 2009 at 1:31 PM
I was very disappointed in this place. I went there and the service was very slow to put it politely. The food was mediocre and I was not a happy camper leaving this place. The atmosphere is alright but it definitely would not be my first or second choice for dinner in a long time.
Posted by renee: Mar. March 10th, 2009 at 12:50 PM
To sum this place up quickly: great food, great service, and great views. You can't get much better than this. A very established restaurant that knows how to produce quality food, served well, and all quick enough to get you to the show on time. Highly recommended, even if you are not going to a show.
Posted by Stan: Feb. February 19th, 2008 at 10:48 AM