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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 10, please inquire within.
The Victor Cafe Ratings and Reviews
What an outstanding and entertaining din ...
What an outstanding and entertaining dining experience! Food was terrific, traditional southern Italian. The ambiance is wonderful, like an Italian restaurant from a 1950s movie with red & white table clothes and pictures on the wall. And then the opera singing staff. This is no amateur hour, these are trained singers who serenade the room. Overall - excellent!
You guys are my favorite! Everything is ...
You guys are my favorite! Everything is outstanding. I brought my elderly father there. Really the only improvement I might float is to lower the noise level when the singers aren't performing. It is hard to hear for older people in that space.
Really nice ambiance of old Italian rest ...
Really nice ambiance of old Italian restaurant. Genuine. For opera lovers. Really great food and singing. We have loved it
This is a must try at least once place. ...
This is a must try at least once place. The food was pretty good. We really liked the seafood risotto. And the opera sinsing was very entertaining and great singers. The tiramisu was okay.
Great place!! Beautiful music and great ...
Great place!! Beautiful music and great food. Plus a hidden gem upstairs! The lounge on the second floor is amazing. Go there either before or after the meal for a cocktail.
It was an awesome experience. Enjoyed th ...
It was an awesome experience. Enjoyed the opera singing during meal. Never been to an opera but it was fun listening while you ate.
Loved the cozy atmosphere, the food and ...
Loved the cozy atmosphere, the food and the performances. Staff was very friendly and service timely.
The food was fabulous! We had the speci ...
The food was fabulous! We had the specials, sole stuffed with crab and the veal chop. While both were amazing, the veal was not listed on the printed specials so we ordered not knowing it was $45!!! Good thing it was amazing as it probably was not twice as good as the sole. The opera singers were just incredible. Overall it was a wonderful dinner with really cool entertainment all located in a very historic environment. Come early and have a drink upstairs before dinner. The bar should not be missed.
Everything was great! Great service, gre ...
Everything was great! Great service, great food, and very nicely decorated. The music was loud and took some getting use too but I do enjoy classical and opera.
The service was wonderful and the food w ...
The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. The servers singing every 20 minutes in opera gave me goose bumps. I would definitely go there again. Loved everything about it.
This restaurant's staff are all opera si ...
This restaurant's staff are all opera singers. Every 20 minutes one of them performs an aria. Most are really good. If you like opera, and your conversation can bear interruptions, it's fun, fun, fun. The food is good.
There is a reason Victor Cafe has been a ...
There is a reason Victor Cafe has been around almost 100 years. You can expect good, solid Italian food with attentive service. The highlight, of course, is the beautiful voices of the waitstaff who serenade the diners every 15-20 minutes with arias from various operas. Even my two 20-ish children appreciated the music. If you want a real treat, go there to celebrate a birthday. You've never had "Happy Birthday" sung to you more memorably.
Excellent meal, atmosphere and entertain ...
Excellent meal, atmosphere and entertainment. What voices the staff has!!!!
Unique, charming, we took out of town gu ...
Unique, charming, we took out of town guests and they LOVED it.
We had a FABULOUS time! Old World ambien ...
We had a FABULOUS time! Old World ambience. Wonderful food. Amazing Servers. Attentive and efficient service from beautiful people who sing beautiful arias BEAUTIFULLY! I took my husband to The Victor Cafe as a surprise celebration of his birthday. We ordered 2 wines, I martini. We shared a perfect arugula salad and, later, a splendid homemade taramisu (with candle and group operatic happy birthday song). The marinara sauce of the Fra Diablo was Incredible! The delicious Chicken Piccatta was tender enough "to melt in your mouth." Our bill was only $110! Overall, this was a memorable joy for us both -- and - of course - we plan many return visits! Thanks, Victor's!!!!
My boyfriend and I went for a date on Fr ...
My boyfriend and I went for a date on Friday night. It was lovely. I felt like I was on vacation or transported somewhere else. The ambiance and the singing is amazing. We shared a delicious salad to start and both had very good entrees. Dessert was very good as well. Highly recommend as a special night out.
Food was very good. The main take away i ...
Food was very good. The main take away is that the waiters and waitresses sing opera. They each sing a solo, about every 15 minutes there's a song. Upstairs is a cool bar area.
This is a wonderful choice for a great m ...
This is a wonderful choice for a great meal and entertainment.
It was a fun time at Victors the food and service were very good and the prices were very reasonable. The singing made for a fun night.
At here with my son who is a massive Rocky fan. He absolutely loved everything about the place. I enjoyed the ambiance and friendliness of the staff. The food, American red-sauce "Italian" was nothing special- but again, my son thought it was great. The singing staff were great- if not a bit distracting. All in all, my son had a great time, which means I had a great time. Don't get there for the foodie factor, go for fun.
Wonderful unique experience. Loved heari ...
Wonderful unique experience. Loved hearing the arias. The food was excellent as well.
Cute restaurant with great food and ambiance
The restaurant is cute with a local feeling. The food was good. Every 20 mins the servers sing an opera song. All of the servers are classically trained. You will need a reservation.
My son and I took my Mom for mothers day ...
My son and I took my Mom for mothers day and we had an time my 18 year son has asking to go back every since lol and my mom absolutely loved we back
Food was delicious, service excellent a ...
Food was delicious, service excellent and opera singers were amazing. Will be returning soon.
Not to be missed
Quaint old school vibe Italian. Food was a cut above average, but the singing was amazing. I would go back if they were serving peanut butter and jelly ! Waitstaff were friendly and professional. Our server Jennli (sorry if that was misspelled), is ridiculously talented and charming. Everyone who sang was just great. Can not wait to go back.
Such a cool experience. I had friends i ...
Such a cool experience. I had friends in Philly from out of state (NC) so I wanted to do all authentic Philadelphia things mostly for the weekend. This hit the spot. How neat was it, the restaurant décor was so South Philly, the singers were awesome and the food was pretty good too. Mine was OK, but my friend's cannonelli was SO GOOD. just
The food is incredible. The service is ...
The food is incredible. The service is on point. And what can I say about the singing-- ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
We found The Victor Cafe just by going t ...
We found The Victor Cafe just by going to Open Table and seeing what was open the time we wanted to go to dinner and had a good rating. We are so excited that we chose to go there. Everything from the moment we walked in was great. We had no idea what to expect with the music but we loved it and not sure what we enjoyed more, the singing, the food, the atmosphere or just the great service of the staff. There was four of us that went and after dinner we went upstairs to the lounge and enjoyed some nice dessert and music. I also want to mention I have a gluten and dairy intolerance and they were extremely accommodating. It was a great night and I'm looking forward to the next dinner we have there!
OMG! I don't know when I've enjoyed dining out this much. The food was very good, the service was very good, and the singing servers were spectacular. I had mentioned that it was my sister's birthday and a group of servers sang an operatic version of "Happy Birthday" that she absolutely loved. The whole experience was totally enjoyable and I can't wait to go back again.
We had reservations for 6 O'clock, and e ...
We had reservations for 6 O'clock, and even though we got there a bit early we were able to be seated immediately. We dined on the upper level and were impressed by the singers ability, as well as them being able to include both rooms as they performed. Seems like any table is a good one. My wife had the Prince Igor (Penne in vodka blush sauce with salmon and asparagus, topped with caviar) and it was both unusual, delicious and plentiful! I had the linguini with white clam sauce, it was flavorful, but a bit light on the clams. Overall it was a wonderful evening for a reasonable price considering both food and wonderful dining entertainment! I shouldn't forget to mention the valet parking, a wonderful service on a rainy night in a crowded neighborhood.
The Victor Cafe is such a unique experie ...
The Victor Cafe is such a unique experience. You're just not going out to dinner , you're going out for a dining experience. On this occasion we had two people over the age of 86 and the staff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. It's worth the travel if you are outside of the Philadelphia area and a must-go for those close by.
Love Victor Cafe. Went with a friend a f ...
Love Victor Cafe. Went with a friend a few years ago... had to bring my sisters back! Ambiance is wonderfully fun--especially for those who have an appreciation for music. Great "experience" restaurant!
I'd seen the clip on channel 3 some week ...
I'd seen the clip on channel 3 some weeks ago and immediately booked a reservation...I've rarely been so well entertained...the service was excellent...the overall ambiance is excellent...the operatic quality of all your servers was so impressive...both as servers and operatic singers...so, I'm hooked on Victor...I'll b back on June 1st with more friends...three plus me this time...
I visited here with my friend. It was my ...
I visited here with my friend. It was my birthday night, and they sang Opera version of Birthday song. Their food was kind of unique which means its not common compared to the other restaurants, and their service as well. The servers who were singing opera was impressive. The price of the food was okay too. I would love to visit this place again!
The pros: the singing was wonderful, the ...
The pros: the singing was wonderful, the chicken was tender, the dessert was good, the noise level was reasonable The cons: I asked about an alternative to pasta and was offered vegetables in sauce or oven roasted. I chose oven roasted. My entire meal came out soaking in butter sauce. My husband's pasta dish was also about 2 inches deep in butter sauce. Although the vegetables were crunchy I specifically did not ask for butter sauce and they were swimming in it. We were not offered bread ( had to ask for it) and our waiter never asked if we wanted coffee. Won't go back.
Table for two on second level. Perfect ...
Table for two on second level. Perfect Dinner: split arugula salad, I had homemade filled cannolieini best I ever had Veal dish for hubby... Enjoyed favor but wasn't very warm Bread pudding. Rich, filling but yummy Singing was lovely Come early to enjoy your meal and singers. We arrived at 5:30 and the pace was perfect. By the time we left at 7:30, it was getting very busy. Thanks.
Singers were awesome!!! Food was great, ...
Singers were awesome!!! Food was great, service was excellent!! Super fun place!!!
Food was very disappointing. Entree was ...
Food was very disappointing. Entree was cold. Fortunately the performance and service made up for it.
This is a fun place to dine. Waitors an ...
This is a fun place to dine. Waitors and Waitresses sing short opera pieces throughout the experience. The food is good but not extraordinary. Its a very good place to come with a group because of the varied menu and entertainment. I had the seafood risotto which was underseasoned and more like a soup than a risotto. It was overpriced at $32. There were many choices that were less expensive and may have been a better value.
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