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
This was the best recommendation EVER! ...
This was the best recommendation EVER! We were in town for a conference and asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation with good food, good wine and good atmosphere. This was his first choice. I love the history, the servers were entertaining, talented, friendly and fun. I had tears in my eyes after one song and the next was giggling. The talent blew me away and everyone loved working there. BRAVO!
Visited Victor Cafe on Philly vacation a ...
Visited Victor Cafe on Philly vacation and everything was outstanding. Delicious appetizers, entrees, & desserts, lovely atmosphere, beautiful opera arias. Excellent service and good value. Highly recommend the Victor Cafe.
The Upstairs Lounge decor wreaks of ambi ...
The Upstairs Lounge decor wreaks of ambiance ~ subtle lighting, comfy furniture and a Full Bar, complete with a singing bartender! We arrived earlier than our reservation and we were seated at a table PRONTO! Very accommodating. The homemade Pesto was so delicious, as was the homemade bread! Fresh! Fresh! Fresh! Loved the singing servers! Victor Cafe is a restaurant on our "keeper" list!
of course the service is impeccable and ...
of course the service is impeccable and fun! if you love classical music (operatic arias specifically), this place is perfect. they sing every 20 minutes. the feel of the restaurant is a classic Italian "mom and pop" so if you're looking for new age ambiance, this isn't it. this is classic Italian roots historical spot, also the backdrop for Adrian's restaurant from the later Rocky movies.
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.
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