The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.8
2761 reviews
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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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TC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful experience for sure.
Very welcoming as we were greeted upon arrival, and seated immediately for our reservation.
We are confessed Foodies, and the food was excellent, as was the service.
We will continue to return.
Tommy Cooper
Lewes, Delaware

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c
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as well as a great show with dinner

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Performances were memorable.

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KK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our famiky was on a Spring Break trip to Philly and we took the advice of our Rocky guide, Mike Kunda, to eat at this restaurant. It was one of the best decisions we made. We loved our experience at Victor's and would recommend it to anyone. The food was exceptional as was the service. The ambiance and decor couldn't have been better, and the opera was outstanding. I can't describe what it was like; you have to experience it for yourself. Just go!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend The Victor Cafe. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back!

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

Bravo
Brava

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E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around! Will definitely be back! The food, service, and singing were phenomenal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service, performance, and food were excellent. I will definitely go back with my husband. I thought it was an amazing night and overall I give it five stars. The reason I gave value a three star was because the tortellini dish that my husband had looked equivalent to what an appetizer would have been. Taste was excellent however! Also the appetizer of mozzarella and tomatoes was very small portion for two. Overall, I highly recommend you go to this restaurant! Was fantastic!

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TM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas gift for my in-laws

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent and entertaining.

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KQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food outstanding. Opera singing amazing. Very loud restaurant, could not hear my date talk and service was not good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. The opera singing was nicely done.

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AT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Burrata was great and the Tortellini was excellent. Paired with the Maremma Toscana 642 it was a wonderful dinner. Our server was on top of everything and yet not bothersome.

We were a little disappointed in the mussels in white sauce. PEI mussels are know for their consistency in size and texture and other times here and in other restaurants they have not disappointed. This time however some were large, chewy, fishy and sandy.

We will be back. Food and service this good is hard to come by. The upstairs lounge is comfortable and the bartenders outstanding when making an old fashion.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent gem of a restaurant in the heart of South Philly. We'll Definitely be back. Bravo to the amazing staff

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most interesting restaurant in the Philadelphia are with the waiters & waitress singing opera to the customers. I would recommend Victor Café to anyone who enjoys an evening out with good food.

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DS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Where are unique old-school Italian restaurant with lots of artwork and beautiful opera singing by the wait staff.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here 19 years ago. It was one of the best dates of my life. This time we brought our kids to introduce them to Philadelphia. Another fantastic night!

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SE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! We love this place. The singers are phenomenal. Best place to celebrate a birthday in the city!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Staff was extremely friendly, food was great! Highly recommended

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H
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for the two women at the next table that kept talking during the performances, it was a wonderful experience.

The food was spectacular: the beet salad appetizer and the salmon filet dinners were amazing. The server was excellent, polished, poised and polite. The singing, heavenly. Upon leaving we both can’t wait to go back. (Just have the staff tell inconsiderate patrons to be quiet when beautiful singing voices are resounding in the restaurant.)

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the restaurant & the singers were the best. The pasta presentation not so good, like took a wet dish with water still on it from being cleaned I guess & gravy was watered down a bit & visually did not look good.

Sausage on pasta was tough & not good, meatball was okay, had better & being 100% Italian & cooking delish Italian food dishes for over 40 years, I would know. I appreciate all foods made from others & of all different ethnicities and especially Italian, I love trying them all but was not 100% pleased with sausage or meatball...too tough...not moist or juicy at all...more chewy.

For the money that your charging, has to be the best!

Possibly will be back & hopeing food lot better. The service & singers were the best!

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TV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came a little early and went upstairs for a cocktail The bartenders were great, kind and very attentavive. They even took our pictures, using our camera. The memerobelia was fantastic, but a summery under certain pictures would be nice for us ameratures.

Wait staff and singers were fantastic. Ordered the whole cooked fish and got a lot of bones. Typically Ive had it served at tableside and fillayed.
Overall very romantic and excellent experience. This was my second time there and well worth it.
A satisfied customer.

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NM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and excellent all the way around!! Food is top notch and the opera singing staff are all phenomenal!! Will definitely be back and bringing friends!! Thanks!!

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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The new upstairs is lovely. Voices outstanding and perfectly timed. Felt a bit rushed but over all we had a very good time.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! It sure was worth the trip from CA - food was delicious, singers were spectacular, and cafe was cozy and welcoming. :)

My son is a big Rocky fan and this was one of our places to visit and it was well worth it!

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ML
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is a little expensive but quality is very good and you get opera with your meal!

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience, good food, good service, perfect ambiance with perfect singers!

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I live in Richmond VA and this was my fourth visit. Originally “Victor’s” was recommended to my family by a friend who is resident in Philadelphia. Since that first visit with family friends, three times I have organized a party from our garden club to come to the restaurant for dinner when visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show. Everyone has been delighted with their experience and I hope to come again whenever we should be in Philadelphia.

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HL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly attentive staff. Food was very good from the appetizers to the entrees. Great Philly tradition.

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PV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of a kind experience... unforgettable!! Great food, history, ambiance and unbelievablely talented young opera singers as waiters who sing as entertainment!

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h
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Best Italian for a unique experience - where else can you enjoy the opera in such a casual setting

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VJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love you guys! No Gluten Free pasta? This made me sad. But I got over it because the Risotto was really good too!

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance with remarkable history. Upstairs lounge wonderful. Great opera. Definitely will return.

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HO
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience exceeded our expectations. We are not opera fans and rarely eat out Italian food as its not to difficult to make at home. Well, the opera was beautiful!!! These are not waiters who kind of like opera, these are opera professionals! Even for non-opera enthusiasts, the 3-5 min performances were mesmerizing. And the food was delicious. Classic but very well executed home-made, fresh pasta dishes. The desserts were perfect. Service was flawless. I can't wait for another excuse to go back.

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BA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved it and we took our 83 year old parents and they loved it too! We definitely will go back !

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time here and the food is top notch! Great for birthday or any special event!

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DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great time as always-my personal Philadelphia favorite!!
The food is excellent and the quaint location and decor make things taste even better. A talented wait staff to entertain you from the time you sit down until you leave.
A very special evening!!

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VL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, we loved the food and the atmosphere. Went upstairs after dinner its so cute up there. We will be going back. Singers were great too.

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KH
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and it will continue to be one of our favorites when In Philly. Great food and wonderful voices. Wait staff is terrific!!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, we will defiantly brag about this place

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