About The Victor Cafe
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.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live opera seven nights a week.
Valet parking costs $12. Street parking is also available.
Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
Private Party Facilities:
Victor Cafe contains a grouping of intimate dining rooms which offer seating for a maximum of 135 people. Inquiries for smaller groups are also welcome. Special events may be booked for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Coctail hours with hot and cold butlered hors d'oeuvre may be arranged. We believe you will find the Victor Cafe a most unique dining experience.
Private Party Contact:
The Distefano Family: 2154683040
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 10, please inquire within.
The Victor Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Cafe Victor is a true Philly original. ...
Cafe Victor is a true Philly original. The Italian food is excellent, and everything stops approximately every 15 minutes, and the staff sing opera. It's great that the customers respect the singers, and everyone is quiet and listens to the music. Don 't go if you're in a hurry. You need to just relax, enjoy the food and enjoy the music. It's a great place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.
The wait staff was fantastic. Not only d ...
The wait staff was fantastic. Not only did ours make great recommendations and serve us perfectly she sang two opera songs. What a voice! Then I told her we had a birthday and recent marriage to celebrate. One waiter then sang a romantic tune and then 8 servers came over with a candle in a slice of cake and sang happy birthday in harmony. Awesome. And oh by the way the food was great and reasonably priced.
This was a great neighborhood gem and we ...
This was a great neighborhood gem and we are so glad we found it! The food was excellent and it was such a great experience. All of the aria was great and we saw at least 6 different ones while we were there. The service was mediocre but it's to be expected since the waitress/waiters are also performers. We will definitely be back!
We took our friend there for her birthda ...
We took our friend there for her birthday. It was her first time and she loved it.
the singing was grand as always, and the service was impeccable. Everyone who likes opera should go at least once. If you don't like opera go anyway, it will be a great time. Arias between courses, what's not to like?
We're not from Philly, hotel recommended ...
We're not from Philly, hotel recommended and we're so glad they did. The minute we walked upstairs to the bar and found something of a favorite aunt's parlor in the 50s, we knew it was special.
Food was delicious, server a bit scattered, but adorably apologetic. All the wait staff are singers and the quick bits of live music during dinner was memorable.
Just go. Wish it were in my own neighborhood!
In town for the Streisand show. What a f ...
In town for the Streisand show. What a fabulous restaurant, great service from Evan, the Caprese salad, the fig and prosciutto salad, the braciole and the dido and Aeneas entrees were outstanding. Dessert was panna cotta and cannoli with expertly brewed cappuccinos.
All of the wait staff sang arias from Puccini and other operas with obvious trained voices. It was a true show with one if the best Italian meals I've had anywhere including Italy.
We remembered Victor from a visit to Phi ...
We remembered Victor from a visit to Philly more than 10 years ago. In town for a chemists' national meeting, we had the opportunity to introduce a spouse to the experience. We came for the opera and were pleased that the cuisine exceeded expectations. Great fun and food - what's not to enjoy.
We had a wonderful experience at Victor ...
We had a wonderful experience at Victor Café. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and the staff made us feel very special. The food was outstanding from appetizers to dessert. I highly recommend Victor's Café. Can't wait to go back. The bill was very reasonable which included cocktails before dinner and a bottle of wine during dinner. Very reasonable.
Always a lovely time. Aside from being e ...
Always a lovely time. Aside from being extremely talented, the staff is also very friendly and efficient. The upstairs lounge is still an overlooked gem to many, but at least it keeps it low key up there.
My only concern time and time again is that I don't think they should book parties over 6 people. Every time I have been there, the larger parties seem to have little interest in the performances and are often very noisy and distracting.
So happy to finally dine at Victor Café. ...
So happy to finally dine at Victor Café. I think I'm a decent cook myself, so I try and look for restaurants that have a little something special. This place is so delightful with it's fun and old style Italian feel. It was even better than I expected & pictures don't do it justice – you just have to go. The beautiful opera was a real treat and was not at all intrusive. Hubby and I also enjoyed the wonderful homemade Italian dishes. So yummy. Can’t wait to go back.
The restaurant was busy on a Monday even ...
The restaurant was busy on a Monday evening. We had guests in from out of town and arrived early for our reservation. There was no problem and we were seated. Great dinner, great service and very good singers. We were never rushed and the server helped with substitutions where we needed them. Wonderful experience. You have to experience this restaurant. Also, parking was not a problem; we found a spot just a short three blocks away with no time limit.
A very warm and quaint dining establishm ...
A very warm and quaint dining establishment. Excellent food and beverages on the menu along with professional entertainment to enjoy throughout the evening. Menu prices are very reasonable with outstanding service from the Server staff who were very attentive but not overbearing as they waited on our table.
Just to listen to the aspiring opera si ...
Just to listen to the aspiring opera singers and the music was worth the price of the meal. You go to Victor's Cafe not for the food but for the beautiful music song by such talent. This was truly a treat for my two granddaughters
Great ambience, however, the food leaves ...
Great ambience, however, the food leaves much to be desired. It seems the chef is unaware of the term al dente. The pasta was soggy and the cream sauce very heavy.
The wine list was reasonably priced.
You come for the singing and that does't disappoint.
Victor's is a special restaurant. The se ...
Victor's is a special restaurant. The servers entertain the customers with opera selections. Our server, Courtney, was an especially accomplished classically-trained singer. She served us our food and then stood on the interior steps to amaze us with the quality of her voice. My significant other compared her to Clark Kent. She was a mild-mannered server until she took the stage and showed herself to be super-woman!
This South Philly neighborhood restaurant is almost 100 years old (begun in 1918) and is chock-ful of photos of early musicians plus a large statue of the RCA Victor dog. Along with being a piece of Philly history, the service is excellent and the food is filling and very good. We had the mussels appetizer and they were huge! The spaghetti with sausage and meatball was fresh and obviously everything was hand-crafted. Excellent prices on bottles of beer. Reservations are a must ... we asked for and received a lovely table close to the entertainment. You could tell that the restaurant has a following as they greeted many of their customers by name. We were lucky to find a place to park on the street; the alternative is $12 valet parking or using public transportation.
Great fun evening out for visitors from ...
Great fun evening out for visitors from India… The food was excellent (I highly recommend the ravioli with walnuts and cream sauce) and the waitstaff are excellent as both singers and as waiters. The price wasn't too bad either: for six people, we split for dishes, an appetizer, and a dessert, left feeling overly stuffed, and only paid about 200 bucks (including the beer and wine tab).
What a find! Great Italian food and terr ...
What a find! Great Italian food and terrific atmosphere! I am NOT a fan of opera, BUT, I AM a fan of talented singers. How relaxing to find a restaurant with terrific food and great, but not overwhelming, entertainment!!!
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