Italian >La Veranda Ristorante
3 N Columbus Blvd Pier Three, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.950584 -75.140428
Neighborhoods: Center City, Penn's Landing
Avoid This Restaurant Due To the Rude and Crude Owner – We had a most unpleasant and discourteous experience from a man who represented himself as a manager who we later found out was one of the owners of La Veranda. My uncle had asked him a simple question of why we were being charged for onions and tomatoes when they were always served to us prior without being charged. His curt and obnoxious answer was that may have been in the past but you are being charged now. He left the table muttering, "That f"ing guy" after my uncle paid about $300.00 for the food bill which was quite exorbanant to begin with. This man should be reprimanded by the restaurant association. With an attitude like this, he will drive his business into the ground. Our waiter on the other hand was very engaging and a true professional. Of course, there was nothing he could do to correct the poor customer service from the owner. I believe this should be addressed to the owner who apparently believes the customer is not right. He lost a customer who has been a weekly patron of this restaurant for many years due to his rudeness and lack of customer service.
College Graduation Dinner – Worst experience ever. Reservations at 7:30Pm. At 8:15 they pour water and bring us 5 pieces of bruschetta for 7 people. 8:50 they take our order. 9:20 they bring the salad. 10:15 they bring the entree. Pasta was barely luke warm. Filet mignon ordered "medium" but came out well done. So 1 person got to watch the rest of us eat. I've had better meals at a pizza parlor. Finished dinner at 10:35. Waiter asked if we wanted dessert. I told him no. I probably would of needed a vacation day to wait for that. Service is TERRIBLE. Food is MEDIOCORE. Wouldn't go back again if it was free. The sad part is that we were celebrating my daughter's graduation from college that same day. La veranda definitely made it memorable.........
best restaurant in philly – I highly reccomend this place. I've enjoyed it everytime i've been there. The service is great. The food is great,atmosphere was great and the view was great. I can't understand why someone wouldn't like this place.
Excellent – I thought that the food was excellent, good portions and great service. The wine list is pricey but the Zinfandel at $28 per bottle was excellent. Atmosphere wonderful and all around wonderful evening. Hi Omar!
great great time over and over again – la veranda and the lounge they have upstairs is phenominal. everything from the sevice, to the food, and the atmosphere has been outstanding everytime my girlfriend and I have been there. this is a great place especially for young couples to go and enjoy their time together. the lounge upstairs is a great experience because you don't have to deal with the college crowds and the party crowd that is in old city. this past weekend was about the 6th time my girlfriend and I have been there in the past year and everything was excellent again. i don't understand how these people can say this place is not great, i ordered a porter house from the grill they have displayed up front of the restuarant and i think it was better than any steak i've gotten from the capital grille. saturday night i didn't have a reservation so i had to wait a little for a table but the owner bought my girlfriend and i a drink while we waited at the bar and gave us some fruit at the end of our meal. he also arranged a table for us upstairs which was a great time, don't let these other people fool you, la veranada is a great place for young couples to go and have a romantic dinner on the water
This place is a joke. Prices are higher than normal, food is the worst I ever had, I would not recommend this establishment to anyone, not even my worst enemy. – The absolute worst food in Philadelphia. This place should not be allowed to operate. I have had better food in pizza shops. The host Tony is rude and not accommodating. My seafood dish was foul smelling, when I brought it to there attention the response was unprofessional. I would recommend not eating at this place, don?t be fooled be the appearance. Also the night club upstairs is frequented by thugs and undesirable people I wouldn?t be caught dead in this place.
TERRIBLE FOOD; TERRIBLE SERVICE. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! – Our dinner at La Veranda was terrible. What a disappointment. This is supposed to be a 5 star restaurant. I've had better meals at pizza parlors. The service was very slow and the waiter was very unfriendly. The food was awful. I had a veal dish that was just ok - for $40. My husband ordered surf and turf which was smothered in some kind of sauce. He sent it back and asked for it plain. When it came back it was overcooked and ice cold. In fact all the food was served cold. Our friends were equally unhappy with the food. I have never written a review before, but think people should know beforehand when they are spending this much money for a meal and the food is terrible. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The absolute worst. – I usually do not take the time to review places, but I just had to in this case. Our dinner at La Veranda was the absolute worst. I am not a picky person at all but there was not one good thing about this place. This is supposed to be a nice restaurant but the service is zero. The waiter came to our table first time 35 min after we had sat down. He did not introduce himself and only asked if we were going to get a bunch of drinks. He was cold and unfriendly. We ordered 2 bottles of wine. When we did not see the waiter for another 20 min, my husband went to ask for another waiter. The new waiter came over, didn?t introduce himself and stood there waiting for our order. We asked if he was our new waiter and he said yes. We asked what happened to the other waiter and he said: "He's busy." Strange. It would have been nice if anyone would have told us from the beginning that they are understaffed or whatever the problem was and be nice about it. The 2nd waiter barely said 5 words during the entire dinner. The food was nothing to talk about. Bread was stale. Lobster ravioli was fishy and my husband didn't even eat it and ate half of my gnocchis that were just ok. I am amazed by the attitude and not caring of this restaurant. What a disappointment. Would not recommend to anyone.
Great Food, Romantic. Also, the club upstairs- Great lounge for couples who like a touch of CLASS!!!! – La Veranda is amazing. The service is top notch, the food is top notch. It is also very romantic and the club upstairs is great for young couples like myself who like a lounge with a touch of class. It definitely warrants a five star rating. If anyone has made a negative comment. THEY DON'T GET OUT MUCH!!!!!
Robyn B T!!
Don't even think about it... – The Service was prompt and courteous however the food was disappointing from the martini my wife and I started out with down to the dessert. The main course was a total waste... My wife had lamb which was bland and void of any taste what so ever. I had a lobster raviolli that sat in a red sauce that was very hard to eat because of the aroma of bacon or ham mixed into it. It later made me sick. The cake we ordered for dessert looked exactly like the dessert tray they presented to us to choose from. The items were old and stale we couldn't eat any of it....I would never visit this restaurant again.
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