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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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
Always a fun experience with operatic waiting staff. Need to stick to performing operatic arias though - hits from Broadway shows are NOT the reason people dine here. Wine list modest in range and price. Classic Italian dishes, but not quite as cooked by Nonna!
We love this restaurant. We have been going there for years but haven't been for a while and were favorably impressed with the food which was wonderful - and a big improvement on our last visit several years ago. Love the waiters/waitresses - they are all remarkably talented and hearing them break into an operatic aria is such a treat.
An outstanding dinning experience. I feel in love the minute we walked in the door. We wish we arrived earlier to enjoy a drink in their upstairs bar. Excellent service and the opera the servers sang was amazing. If I ever find myself back in Philadelphia I hope I will have a chance to go back to this restaurant.
A perfect place for date night. The atmosphere combined with the live music is really hard to beat. I didn't tell my date what the restaurant was like just that it was an Italian restaurant. So when the singing started I could tell she was surprised and by her face that this was a great choice.
This was the second year I took my mom here for her birthday following the Flower Show. I did not think they could top last year, which was a total surprise for my mom. I was incorrect. They absolutely pay attention to requests. Our server, Courtney, sang my mom's favorite aria O Mio Babino Caro...and it brought us to tears. The entire staff then sang an operatic Happy Birthday when presenting her with her Tiramisu. The talent is amazing. The food is spectacular. We ordered the arugula salad, the beet salad, the crab ravioli, the chicken Tosca, the tiramisu and the bread pudding. We were tempted to keep ordering food just to justify occupying a table to stay for more song. Love this place!
We went to The Victor Cafe for my boyfriends birthday. We heard about it from friends who have gone before. The whole experience of live Opera while enjoying an authentic Italian dish was even better then we thought it would be! We love to travel, this place is by far one of the coolest restaurant experience we ever had out of all places we travel too!! I would highly recommend going here to anyone, we can't wait to go back and feel like we are eating in Italy again. All the singers are truly talented, hearing them sing was breath taking!! Overall amazing!
Truly one of the most incredible restaurants in the world!! Not only is the Italian food here of a world-class caliber, but the unique aspect of Opera performances by the restaurant staff is amazing. Finally, the overall ambiance and decor of Victor Cafe truly makes it a wonderful, unique and "must-go-to" restaurant in Philadelphia.
I visited the Victor Cafe while on a pleasure trip to Philly. It was recommended by a friend who had enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant several years ago. We were ushered to a very small table in the front of the restaurant which should be reserved for anyone of short stature. The hostess graciously moved us, upon request, to a more suitable location. The food was delicious and the atmosphere fun and happy. Waiters and waitresses entertained us with their superb voices. Even though opera is not my favorite entertainment, this was thoroughly enjoyable.
The food (Italian, both Northern and Traditional) was excellent and the prices for pastas and appetizers were reasonable. Steaks are pricey but given the quality of what we ordered, I'll bet they are outstanding.
But the real treat: all of the waitstaff are classically trained opera singers. About every 15-20 minutes one or two or a group will ring a bell, describe an opera piece and then sing it. ABSOLUTELY amazing! during the hour or so we were there the four pieces were just outstanding.
We were visiting Philadelphia, so I'm afraid I'll never go back but I'm tempted to return just for the Victor Cafe.
Cost for two people, including one drink apiece, appetizers, pasta entrees, one dessert to share, coffee and 20% tip was just around $125.00. Not bad for the quality of the meal and the ambience.
We love Victor's Cafe. The service is wonderful & the ambiance can't be beat. You would think they didn't have to have great food with the entertainment, but it's delicious too. They provide a warm & wonderful atmosphere. My daughters & I always look forward to coming
Amazing, amazing, amazing. The food, the singing, the service, and the intimate setting set this restaurant a part from the rest. I took my grandmother here for her birthday. She loved it. Our waitress, Janelly, was very knowledgeable about the menu and Victor's rich history. She made it very comfortable for us firsttimers. Toward the end of our dining experience the wait staff sang "Happy Birthday" to my grandmother. It left me speechless.
Loved the restaurant! The food, drinks and staff were all excellent! The Opera was so beautiful and fit the ambiance of the restaurant. The bar on the second floor is lit with candles and a great place to have a drink before dinner. Many there celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and all were recognized by staff.
De l'opéra par les serveurs et serveuses à tous les 15 min!
Un vrai souper / spectacle !!!
Quelles voix ils ont ces serveurs
Un incontournable à Philadelphie
Expérience assez unique qu'on va se souvenir longtemps
Faut y aller même si l'endroit est un peu à l'écart
We went here for one reason only...I'm a huge Sylvester Stallone fan and this restaurant was ADRIAN'S in the movie Rocky Balboa. But this place is VICTORIOUS in its' own right because the atmosphere, the talented opera singing staff and the food are all jaw dropping. This was one of the best nights of my life....This hidden city gem is small but FABULOUS!
Simply AMAZING. !!!! It had a been a few years since I had been to victors,, growing up in the city , we took for granted that there were so many great restaurants to visit. So, revisiting this famous establishment after so many years just proved SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE. !!! Buonissimo !!!!
Terrific experience. At the Victor Cafe, your meal is accompanied by Opera, sung well by a very talented wait staff. The food was very good to excellent and I considered it a very good value. They provide valet parking for $12 dollars. I lucked out and found a spot on the street about a block away. I was lucky. I would suggest adding the Valet parking into your budget.
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