The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.9
2901 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Victor Café is an Italian restaurant that cultivates old traditions and seamlessly blends them with new ones. With classic Italian dishes and unforgettable live music, we invite you to join us for many enjoyable evenings for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
When booking, party size should encompass total number of guests, including children. We try our best to accommodate special requests, however they are not guaranteed.
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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent services, and the entertainment was outstanding..

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Q
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a unique and pleasurable dining experience. We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary, and our server sang Till There Was You to us. Made it more than just a meal; it was an experience.

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II
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, professional staff, cozy atmosphere! Food was excellent and the Victor Cafe ranks as my favorite restaurant for a wonderful dining experience.

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MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, our experience was memorable. We took friend for their first visit and they loved it. This will always be the place to go when we are looking to share the magic of Philadelphia with friends who are looking for the memorable.

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AC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love The Victor Cafe! When I have out of state company I always bring them there. The staff is lovely and helpful, the food is great and the singing is awesome. I have never been disappointed at The Victor Cafe.

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L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talented singers, good service, and all the dishes ordered were delicious. A memorable night.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation was easy to make & the food was exceptional. Our waitress provided recommendations when we asked. The servers singing arias was the highlight of the evening.

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J
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Caesar Salad was delicious. I was not sure what glass of wine to have so the server brought me a sample and it was not to my liking, so she suggest another wine which was great. The opera was wonderful and we were pleased that we got to hear our server perform. The only disappointment was the entree. We had the Prince Igor, which is penne pasta in a vodka blush sauce with salmon and asparagus. The pasta, sauce and asparagus were delicious however, there was very little salmon. I would still go back.

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New York Area
235 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. The opera singing is outstanding. It is almost worth a trip to Philadelphia just go to Victors.

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing experience and one for a couple or a family. The food was top notch and the staff was both very talented and fantastic servers.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to everyone for making our 46th anniversary special.
Everyone was fantastic!!😀😀

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place to have dinner in Philadelphia. The staff is wonderful. So talented and so nice and helpful. Even the car valet was a gem. Couldn't recommend higher.

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ER
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to the Victor Cafe before. We went on a Sunday night for a family birthday event. We are not opera fans but we loved the atmosphere and the performances. The food was all very good and good value. It was very memorable for us and I definitely recommend for a unique night out.

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EB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic singing! Omg. And so nice they were. It was my dad’s 90th birthday and they did not disappoint!!!!

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d
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Victor Cafe. Food is great, ambiance is superb, staff is wonderful. It is always a great experience.

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely as usual!
Luciana is both talented and efficient.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife loves the place we had a great time the ambience is fantastic

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Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the opera singers!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Un lugar muy lindo , los cantantes excelentes

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p
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the ambiance delightful. The singing waiters were fabulous! What a delightful evening we had there.

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LI
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been visiting in Philadelphia and chose Victor Cafe for our anniversary dinner. It was our 4th visit and as wonderful as always. We love the amazing singing, especially the operatic arias.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant with such tradition. Never change.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my first visit in 1948 when my Dad took me there. Always wanted to return and visited again in the 1960's and 70's. Always something new and astonishment at the talent and artistry presented. Can't help but wish that all of them have the greatest success in the careers. It is also probably the friendliest place in town from the greeting by the valet to the warm welcome to your table.

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K
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the blend of food and singing. Service good. Appreciate valet service.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you bring friends and keep them from learning about the special opera performance aspect of the Victor Cafe, it's a great surprise when one of the wait staff starts belting out an aria!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was amazing

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Victor Cafe!!! Would highly recommend that anyone visiting Philadelphia go to this restaurant. The service and food were terrific but it was the servers singing opera, that made the experience truly unique! I will definitely go back the next time I am in Philadelphia!!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ok, really, so much fun. Starters excellent. Pasta good. Not great but good. Place itself iconic without being touristy. Full of locals. The arias lovely. My three teenagers were impressed even as they feigned indifference. And we left full and happy. Recommend unconditionally.

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, service and singing were wonderful. Great birthday celebration.

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AR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, service and overall ambience. The staff are all amazing singers that really give your dining experience a whole new level. Loved how everyone just gave them their undivided attention throughout their performances. Food was amazing great portion sizes and value. If you're in Philadelphia and you don't dine here you are truly missing out.

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CK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food with impressive opera singers. Don’t miss the lounge on the top floor

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CC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice evening. Three members of our group had a birthday and the singers came over and gave us a resounding birthday song. Food was very good and portions are a nice size. Barely had room for dessert. Really enjoyed the singers although the arias were not familiar to any in our group. Will go back again.

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a wonderful treat! I admit I had not read enough details to know about the opera-singing wait staff, and it was a delightful surprise. The food is excellent, the surroundings charming, and the singing beautiful.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy Joel Concert without Kids!
Great dinner with incredible entertainment!

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TG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there as a HUGE Rocky fan-- as this is the backdrop to Adrian's from Rocky Balboa, Creed & Creed 2- the food is amazing as well as the entertainment. The owner John was a blast to talk with as well-- stop by, take some photos of the place and enjoy the food!

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VK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The singing was phenomenal and the food was delicious. 10/10 would go again. Wish I would have known about the lounge upstairs to get a couple cocktails and enjoy the atmosphere there before dinner.

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MA
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome. Such a unique dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. The food is incredible, the staff is fantastic and the aria’s make me well up.
This place is a national treasure.

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