Varalli Restaurant is located on the Northeast corner of Broad and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia. "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. The cuisine is gourmet Italian and Seafood with many Mediterranean twists. Varalli has been a real favorite for decades with locals, theatergoers and visitors to Philadelphia because of its wide and varied menu. The decor is sophisticated, yet playful – from its hand-blown starfish pendants and waterwalls to its giant squid, which floats over the bustling bar. It also features floor to ceiling windows for people watching on the Avenue. Large, high-backed booths make for intimate dining for groups up to six. Varalli Restaurant is decorated with many fine pieces of original art; most from local Philadelphia artists.