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
So much fun and the food was delicious. ...
So much fun and the food was delicious. Our waitress was very nice and had a beautiful voice.
Don't listen to opera much, but totally enjoyed the arias and other tidbits of music. Loved that each singer told about what she/he was about to sing.
I don't think you could leave without being amused.
A trip to the Victor Cafe is a special o ...
A trip to the Victor Cafe is a special occasion even for those who do not love music. We had a mixed group with many who did not realize they were opera lovers. All loved the evening. The food was creative. My salad superb.
I had not been to Victor Cafe in decades ...
I had not been to Victor Cafe in decades but was happy to share it with my husband when we were visiting Philadelphia. It is charming with the wait staff singing arias and art songs. And the food was delicious. It's a gem.
This is simply a must if you are in Phil ...
This is simply a must if you are in Philadelphia. The food is great, the welcome really friendly, but - and this is the whole point - the phenomenally talented staff sing operatic arias every 20 minutes. They are brilliant and make a meal here an occasion. We enjoyed Thanksgiving here and will remember it forever. Indeed we are already planning a return trip to Philly, just to go to Cafe Victor. Magic.
Very impressive! Can't wait to go back. ...
Very impressive! Can't wait to go back. The food was awesome, the ambiance was great and we loved the singing. I highly recommend this place for any special occasion. Thrilled that we just moved to the neighborhood, it will become one of our favorite spots!
Highly recommended. The Victor Cafe is ...
Highly recommended. The Victor Cafe is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that is not to be missed by anyone visiting Philadelphia. It is tucked away on a narrow street in South Philly.
The Food and service are outstanding and the ambiance is genuinely unique. A feature that sets Victor apart is the wait staff who are also aspiring opera singers. In addition to serving your table they also sing operatic solos which are one of the high points of any dinner.
Victors was also featured in the movie Creed. The painting on the back wall was commissioned for the movie and remains in the restaurant to this day. In the movie, Victors was called Adrians.
Also not to be overlooked is the upstairs bar. The sitting area is a nicely appointed and a very relaxing venue for after dinner drinks and conversation.
My wife and I make a point of dining at the Victor Cafe every time we are in Philly.
A unique experience. Ambiance is great ...
A unique experience. Ambiance is great for the musicians among us. Hearty food ideal for pre-marathon meal, but menu features much more than pasta . Would definitely revisit and have already recommended to a friend.
We were in Philadelphia for a convention ...
We were in Philadelphia for a convention. My dad told me about this restaurant that he visited many years ago. It is still amazing - good food, wonderful singing, great service, cozy.. can't wait to come back next time in Philadelphia!
Waiters and Waitresses sing opera for cu ...
Waiters and Waitresses sing opera for customers during diner. Some of the staff have excellent voices. While the food is good, it is the opera and music that make the visit to Victor's and exceptional experience.
This was a delight all around! The very ...
This was a delight all around! The very unassuming wait staff break into the most fabulous opera every 15 minutes or so. They are incredibly talented, devoted and just wonderful!
The food was EXCELLENT! Highly recommend everything!
Great Night Out Been to the Victor, now ...
Great Night Out
Been to the Victor, now, about 8 or 10 times over the years. Sometimes you have to wait for your table. But, that's OK. The upstairs bar is so pleasant that you may not ever get downstairs. The food is reliable traditional Italian-American well executed and has improved over the last few years. But, the highlight is the operatic talents of the wait staff. Every 15 min or so they ring a bell. The place gets quiet and one of the wait staff presents a piece of classical opera or, occasionally, something from a Broadway musical.
After coming to the Victor Cafe many tim ...
After coming to the Victor Cafe many times with my wife, she chose it as her restaurant of choice for her 50th birthday. I made reservations online and noted it was her birthday. I followed with a phone call to remind them it was a special occasion and I wanted her to have the happy birthday aria before I gave her a very special gift. The person on the phone was not all that friendly stating "yes, we already know, it's written on your reservation", etc. Not a big deal to me I was just happy that they had the request.
The server comes to take our dessert order, I ready my camera under the table to video her expression, and the servers comes back and places the two cannoli and coffee in front of us and says enjoy. I stopped her, asked where the song was? She said no one told her, and that she would get someone to talk to me. My wife was disappointed but kept smiling, I didn't. We waited nearly 30 minutes for someone to come, the entire time listening to no less than three happy birthday arias at the tables around us. I realized as we were finally approached, it was the host, who was just walking around singing with the ensemble. Ok, I understand you sing with the others, but maybe a response to me prior to that would be appropriate? Maybe not sing a few birthday songs and tend to the person waiting patiently for you? She said it was her mistake in a half hearted apology and she'd like to offer our desserts comped. I was beside myself. First, I know that if it's your birthday they bring you out a cannoli anyway, so I was being comped for my cannoli at 6.00. That was the we'll make it right solution? It was an insult and was treated as such. So now the annoyance on the phone with the "we already know sir", stings more. It ruined the evening, her 50th and I left with 6 extra dollars in my pocket. Poor customer care. Be apologetic, don't be insulting. And maybe, just maybe, sing to the lady wearing a tiara... it's probably her birthday.
We had so much fun at Victor Cafe this p ...
We had so much fun at Victor Cafe this past Saturday night. We went with friends to dinner and were not sure what to expect. What a nice experience we had. Food was great, the entertainment was festive and enjoyable, and overall the atmosphere made you feel happy!
We arrived early and were directed to th ...
We arrived early and were directed to the upstairs bar, where there was a comfortable atmosphere and well prepared cocktails. Once seated in the dining room, there was quite a bit of background noise, but not enough to dampen the enjoyment of the wide ranging arias. These are very talented singers. The food was delivered in a timely fashion and the Italian dishes, specials and everyday menu items were very well prepared. We are already planning a return visit.
I was pleasantly surprised by the ambian ...
I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance of the victor café. The singing was a real treat. The food was amazing and the wait staff were friendly. They new their stuff too. Meals were suggested and were spot on. I will defiantly visit again.
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