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
Very traditional Italian style restauran ...
Very traditional Italian style restaurant with the added bonus of live entertainment. All of the servers were professional trained opera signers. The quality of the entertainment was much better than anticipated.
We brought friends who had never been th ...
We brought friends who had never been there before - and they fell in love with the place. They couldn't get over both the incredible music and the outstanding food. What was more remarkable was that we came following a Philly Pops concert.
We loved the friendliness, delicious foo ...
We loved the friendliness, delicious food and fantastic waiters who not only served us beautifully but entertained us with delightful opera arias. The singers were well trained and professional. Great evening!!! We are hope to go back soon.
Fabulous Italian food with wonderful liv ...
Fabulous Italian food with wonderful live opera songs performed by the waiters every 20minutes. It's close to downtown Philadelphia, only a 10minute taxi ride or 30minute walk away from the tourist area. This is a family Resturant that opened in 1918, third generation and still going strong.
My girlfriends were coming in from out o ...
My girlfriends were coming in from out of the area and I wanted to make sure to take them somewhere that they would enjoy and not forget. The soonest that they could seat us at Victor Cafe was at 9:00 which is a little late for us, but I figured that we could stop somewhere else for drinks ahead of the reservation. We had such a good time. The Opera singing waiters are very nice, did a great job waiting on us and are amazing opera singers. My friends kept saying, "I can't believe how fun and incredible this is!" Oh, and the food is really really good too. Thank you Victor's Cafe for a memorable evening!
We absolutely loved Victor Café. We hav ...
We absolutely loved Victor Café. We have lived in Philadelphia all our lives and never went here! and now I can't wait to go back again. My husband, daughter and I took my stepdad and my mom for my mom's birthday! Wow we were amazed! The singing, food, atmosphere was awesome. We all had such a great time and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. My mom absolutely loved the wait staff came and sang Happy Birthday to her. It was a very memorable night.
Victor Cafe is my go-to south philly est ...
Victor Cafe is my go-to south philly establishment, especially for visiting family and friends. The wait staff are beyond talented and friendly. I could listen to them sing for hours. The food is very good, solid, italian-american fare. On Saturday nights, the upstairs bar maybe my favorite place in all of south philly. Full of character.
We had a wonderful meal at the Victor Ca ...
We had a wonderful meal at the Victor Cafe. The opera singers were wonderful and the patrons were very attentive. Just enough singing. I liked the quiet time during the arias. Well done. Great food, too! Wonderful Vodka Sauce!
We somehow stumbled onto this and it was ...
We somehow stumbled onto this and it was a wonderful touching experience. I would recommend it just for the food but when you combine that with the musical talent of the staff then it becomes magical. We would not hesitate to go there again and I highly recommend it
When I booked the reservation I had not ...
When I booked the reservation I had not read the "about" section of the restaurant, I only noted that the reviews were great and booked it. We were not disappointed at all! From the live opera singing, the wine list to the entrees, it was an amazing experience. I haven't stopped talking about it. Hope to make a trip back soon!
I brought my adult children (in their 20 ...
I brought my adult children (in their 20's and 30's) and they were blown away! The opera arias were up close and personal, producing chills and goose bumps. Awesome performances! We'll be back, all the way from Lancaster, PA, Tarrytown, NY and Baltimore, MD. It had been a memorable experience for me 50 years ago and I wanted to give them a lasting memory as well. I succeeded. Thanks.
We have lived in the Philly area for ove ...
We have lived in the Philly area for over twenty years ago and had not been to Victor Cafe. For our daughter's twentieth birthday, we decided to give it a try. Even though none of the five of us in attendance are opera fans, we loved every minute of it. What a wonderful experience to have every employee capable of breaking into an aria at any moment. And when your waitperson performs magically in the middle of dinner, you have even more of an affinity for that person. Having the staff sing Happy Birthday to my daughter was definitely the highlight. Imagine a dozen classically trained voices surrounding the table and performing the most beautiful version of the song we had ever heard. And, to top it off, the food was pretty darn good too.
The yexperience was a nice one, I like t ...
The yexperience was a nice one, I like the restaurant, My wife and I took my Dad and his wife to dinner as a belated Bday gift. On thing that urked me was the bill came to 138.00 (which was less than I expected), I gave our waitress 2- $100.00 bills . We waited and waited then after about 15 minutes of waiting for the change ($62.00) We stopped our waitress and asked where the change was. She ASSUMED THE BALANCE WAS FOR A TIP. I did not like that and demanded my change back and THEN left her only 25.00 tip.
This place is a hidden GEM! You have to ...
This place is a hidden GEM! You have to be there to EXPERIENCE the whole dining event/performances! Please add your Spaghetti special to your daily menu!!!! It is out of this world. 5 stars and highly reccomended!
I have been there about 6 times over the ...
I have been there about 6 times over the years. And it is always a treat. My conversation with Sandy confirming our reservation was also special as we schmoozed for more than a few minutes and imparted history about this and that, as well about our interest in opera.
One thing, I think that there might be a little too much song breaking into the conversation --- and at that a touch more than it need be. Oh well, you cannot have everything. Go there!
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