Varalli Restaurant
Philadelphia's Unique Dining Experience
Welcome to Varalli Restaurant

Important Announcement

My Dear, Loyal Patrons:

It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today.  The building that has been the home of Varalli Restaurant for the past 26 years has been sold and the new owners intend to demolish the building to make room for a new high-rise. The staff and I would personally like to thank you for allowing us to serve you over these many years and share so many great memories and celebrations: these we can continue to treasure as we move forward.

Our final dinner service will be Friday, July 3rd.  The staff and I realize this is short notice and we truly wish we had more time for our farewells at Varalli.   Our hours for our final week of operation will be as follows: 

Closed Sunday June 28th
Closed Monday June 29th
Tuesday June 30th open at 4:30 PM
Wednesday July 1st open at 4:30 PM
Thursday July 2nd open at 4:30 PM
Friday July 3rd open at 4:30 PM

There are no words of gratitude sufficient enough to express my respect and feelings for my hard working staff who have kept the vision alive.

Perch Pub*, our sister restaurant on the second floor, will continue operations until the spring of 2016 and will honor all outstanding Varalli Restaurant Gift Cards.

Closing Varalli Restaurant and operating only Perch Pub until the building is razed will allow me and my team to focus our efforts on exploring and finding new opportunities.

It has been an exciting, challenging and fulfilling 26 year run. The one thing we can all count on in life is change. And with change comes new opportunities.

Thank you and all my best,

Joe Varalli

*For more information and to make reservations for Perch Pub, please visit

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About Us

Varalli Restaurant is located on the Northeast corner of Broad and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The cuisine is gourmet Italian and Seafood with many Mediterranean twists.

“Kitty-corner” from the Academy of Music “on the Avenue of the Arts.”

Established in 1989,Varalli Restaurant has private rooms in addition to their main dining room. Read More

Learn more about Varalli Ristoranté from our streaming video. View It Now.

We are conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, right across the street from the Academy of Music. Just choose your origin, and jump to the proper directions. Read More


Restaurants are not usually considered artistic landmarks, but in Philadelphia, that is about to change. On Wednesday, June 11, at 8:30pm, Joseph Varalli, owner of and the creative force behind two of the city's most successful dining establishments, Varalli Ristoranté, located at 231 Broad Street along Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, will dramatically alter the evening landscape with the unveiling and lighting of one of the largest architectural glass fusion mosaic projects ever created in America. Read More

Dinner Menu

Some Appetizers

Wild Italian Mushrooms  sautéed with roasted sweet peppers and Asiago cheese on creamy polenta  $9.50

 Scallop Crudo green onions, shaved fennel and orange, Sicilian olive oil $13.50

Jumbo Shrimp  sautéed with garlic, Sorrento lemon-infused olive oil, capers, tomato and herbs $14.50

Some Dinner Menu Items

Shrimp Fra Diavlo  jumbo shrimp in a spicy tomato, lemon and basil sauce on linguini  $23.50

Lobster Ravioli  saffron pasta filled with lobster and mascarpone cheese in a mushroom, tomato cream sauce $23.50

Veal Piccata  sautéed in olive oil and finished with a fresh lemon, caper and Italian parsley sauce  $22

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© 2015 Varalli Restaurant
Avenue of the Arts
231 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107
(215) 546-6800

Monday-Thursday: 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday & Sauturday: 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Sunday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm