About The Victor Cafe
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 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: (215) 468-3040
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
Food was excellent and the staff was mag ...
Food was excellent and the staff was magnificent. They are all so talented and when your server starts to sing an short aria from Rigoletto or La Traviata, you are just blown away.
As far as the food, we had a group of four and we tried the veal, pasta, and the fish and everything was wonderful.
The space is very unique being two row homes converted to a resturant and having valet parking was a joy.
The wait staff at this restaurant are al ...
The wait staff at this restaurant are all opera singers and they are excellent!! They ring a bell and one of them sings an aria every 15 minutes or so. The voices when I went were outstanding. Their service is also A+. Food is pretty good Italian food, certainly reasonable. But the reason to go is for the fabulous singing.
Victor's Cafe is a rare gem in Philadelp ...
Victor's Cafe is a rare gem in Philadelphia! We took our mother for her 85th birthday and everything was great. The food is delicious and the incredibly talented wait staff will impress you with their command of opera. It is a great way to impress an opera lover or to begin to share the opera culture with your children in small doses!
We went to the victor cafe for my daught ...
We went to the victor cafe for my daughter and my husbands birthday. It was absolutely charming. The singers are both very talented and well trained, atmosphere is warm and inviting, we love the history written in the back of the menu. Food was good also, a few more choices would be nice. We highly recommend this restaurant.
First time at this restaurant and we had ...
First time at this restaurant and we had a great time. Went with my wife daughter and a friend. Food was very good as was the service. The Singing was fun and after dinner in the upstairs lounge, we had a nice private show of some Phantom songs. Give the place a try if you are in town.
Victor Cafe has a long standing reputati ...
Victor Cafe has a long standing reputation for its waitstaff, who are aspiring opera singers, and who interrupt their serving duties to hold forth with operatic arias, and occasionally show tunes. In general, their food has been less than ideal, but the experience has always been worth it. We have been there many times, and I have to say that on this last visit, they really surpassed themselves. The food was excellent --I had the Chicken Tosca, others had the rack of lamb--and the singing was about the best I've heard in many years. All in all, it was a trip down memory lane that reminded me of how wonderful those classic opera arias are. The atmosphere is classic South Philly --friendly, hard to find parking (but they have a valet service). There is also something special about having "Happy Birthday" sung by a quartet of professional opera singers!
My gf and I had an amazing dinner here. ...
My gf and I had an amazing dinner here. We're from Canada and having dinner at the Victor Cafe because of the Rocky/Creed movies was on our list of things to do. We left feeling as if it were so much more. Great food and service with some talented artists which provides for great entertainment. We'll definitely come back when we visit Philly again.
The Caesar salad is big enough to share. ...
The Caesar salad is big enough to share. The dinner portions are moderate. The veal piccata and Panna Cotta for dessert was delicious!
We came for the singing and we were not disappointed. Wish we had spent some time in the upstairs lounge - really neat, like a movie set.
We ordered the burrata cheese appetizer. ...
We ordered the burrata cheese appetizer. It's really delicious. My husband and son ordered pasta. I got a salmon special and my daughter ordered a salad. We all enjoyed our meal. The wait staff all sing opera. It's a really cool restaurant.
A progressive South Philly Italian menu ...
A progressive South Philly Italian menu with a thoughtfully assembled wine list consisting of many good value wines. That in of itself would be reason enough to dine, but the ongoing performances of arias by the wait staff make the overall dining experience something even more memorable.
I love this restaurant. I ordered a gift ...
I love this restaurant. I ordered a gift card on line, it showed up in the mail promptly, and elegantly presented, and from there on everything was excellent. The service from the waiter, the singing of all of the waiters, the food was excellent, the decor is fun and cozy, it is just a really neat place to go out, that is very different. We brought out of town guests and they loved it as well. I highly recommend this place, it get's better every time, if that is possible..
We purposely stayed in Philadelphia just ...
We purposely stayed in Philadelphia just to go to this restaurant. The food, performances and ambiance exceeded are expectations. The staff is extremely talented. My husband is a huge Rocky fan and was impressed with the homage to the film even though the restaurant had been operating for many years before the film. So happy and grateful that places like this still operate with enthusiasm and tradition.
We did our xmas party for a small office ...
We did our xmas party for a small office (4 of us). The food was good and the prices very reasonable considering the entertainment. The servers that sang had very good voices and it was really enjoyable and different then just listening to music in a restaurant. They sang about every 15 min. so their was plenty of time to talk in between and we looked forward to hearing each singer. It was also fun having a waiter that also sang opera. It was also nice to have valet parking in front.
Wonderful atmosphere and good warm talen ...
Wonderful atmosphere and good warm talented staff. Parking is a bit if an issue if you don't like leaving keys but otherwise a wonderful dining experience with lots of history warmth and charm.
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