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Upstairs at Varalli

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1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5326
+1 215-546-4200
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The Varalli closed its doors and then the owner opened up "The Perch Pub upstairs. Very nice location off South Broad Street. The Waiter (Drew) was extremely helpful with beer and food selection. He was very outgoing and interested in our good time. The food was very good (I had the meatloaf and my wife had the flatiron steak). Overall,... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Just arrived in Philly and across the road from our hotel. Excellent service and food and just nice to be able to wind down after travelling.

1 Thank Philip S
Mission Viejo, California
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329 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The restaurant is attractive. The staff very attentive and the food is quite good. This is definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Richard V
Forked River, New Jersey
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Had a very nice lunch with granddaughter who is attending University of the Arts nearby. Great beer list. Good food. Very good, friendly service.

Thank jcoffee37
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

This used to be called "Upstares at Varalli". That is not a typo. The spelling refers to the large windows overlooking Broad Street. It is now the Perch Pub. The restaurant, 'Varalli', continues downstairs and is excellent. My buddies and I go there often before a concert.

1 Thank Steve151
Murrells Inlet, SC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Took the family here as we were on vacation visiting family and wanted to do a nice dinner in the city, great food great service a great time!

Thank CatherineRotman
Niskayuna, New York
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

The restaurant was a bit noisy in the front but when we requested something quieter, the waiter took us in the back. WOW!!! Gorgeous very private booths with couches with high backs made each table feel as if nobody else was around. Nice classy music and the stage was set for a special meal. And what a meal it was!!!... More 

Thank Barbara D
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

It is really too bad that one event in a restaurant can really ruin the meal. The food was good, especially for the price, but the gentleman who seated us really copped an attitude and THAT turned out to be unfortunate. When we entered, the bar was very noisy. He said he was going to seat us in the bar... More 

Thank Sue F
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

The location, atmosphere and service was great. The food was all around disappointing. I had the Lobster Raviolli - the pasta was not fresh, actually dry. If I did not know that it was supposed to be lobster - I would not have been able to tell. The topping was carmelized onions and way too many mushrooms. It tasted more... More 

1 Thank JBBTraveler
Moorestown, New Jersey
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

It is a great place to enjoy a drink and one of their specialty burgers. Mussels were awesome.

1 Thank Rich R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5326
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-4200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?