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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 10, please inquire within.
The Victor Cafe Ratings and Reviews
This Philadelphia classic is an old time ...
This Philadelphia classic is an old time favorite of visitors and locals. The waitstaff sings while the diners enjoy typical italian fare. It has been a favorite in Philly for over 80 years. The hearty food is typical of the era from which it came but the daily specials are new and exciting. Don't miss this restaurant but be sure to make reservations.
Good Music, Bad Service Waiter should st ...
Good Music, Bad Service
Waiter should stick to singing
Messed up order
Was too busy singing to check on how kitchen messed up the orders. Wrong salad, wrong side dish, and poor food. No follow up and we got tired of waiting for him to come back and fix it.
We also had to move out of our seat three times as the table next to us was too close and they had no room to get to their seats without us getting up to let them in.
Beyond the singing waiters, this place had nothing to offer. What a disaster!
If you want singing, go see a show. If you want service, don't go here!
Loved it so much the first time we came ...
Loved it so much the first time we came back with friends who are now huge fans. We will be back. We especially love the upstairs lounge where we sat on the gorgeous comfy setee's and enjoyed after dinner drinks, great music and conversation.
Such an amazing experience! I do have to ...
Such an amazing experience! I do have to say if you don't appreciate the art and depth behind opera, do not come to this place. All the staff on the floor are classically trained opera singers and they sing every 15-20 minutes. I LOVED it. The voices were so beautiful and they get really into it. The service was fantastic and food was delicious. It was also one of the owners birthdays so they brought out a cake and sang to him and his guests actually started passing out the cake to everyone! It was just a very warm, positive experience. And the upstairs bar is so cool! Highly recommended, well done Victor Cafe.
The Victor was amazing. A good friend hi ...
The Victor was amazing. A good friend highly endorsed the restaurant both for their food and the wait staff periodically perform an opera aria. The food was excellent and the aria's were absolutely wonderful - and we're NOT opera fans - in fact have never attended an opera. A unique experience!
Reserved same night and they were quick ...
Reserved same night and they were quick to respond when we requested early arrival. Entertaining environment with talented waitstaff who also sing. Ordered the Fra Diavolo and it was hot and spicy! Delicious food. Looking forward to my next visit.
I have been recommending The Victor sinc ...
I have been recommending The Victor since I first enjoyed it several years ago. I will no longer do so. While the voices were still wonderful, the food was tasteless, the service was inattentive and unenthusiastic.
This was my "go to" restaurant when in Philly. I will not return.
The Victor Cafe is a must for me wheneve ...
The Victor Cafe is a must for me whenever I visit Philadelphia. I love the singing waiters and waitresses - and am grateful for such excellent entertainment. This trip I learned of the association of the Victor Cafe with the Rocky movies. What a great story! Now I must see those movies again!
The overall experience was great! I wen ...
The overall experience was great! I went with my two teenage children and they loved it! The food was among the best I have ever had. We were a little skeptical of the opera-theme (we are not opera fans), but it was a nice touch.
Wonderful restaurant and unique atmosphe ...
Wonderful restaurant and unique atmosphere! I am the third generation in my family to enjoy the food, ambience, and music at the Victor Café. Could eat here once per week if I lived in Philadelphia, but I do not. Eager for my next visit!
I highly recommend the Victor Cafe. The ...
I highly recommend the Victor Cafe. The service was great and the food was incredible. We were all highly impressed with the opera singing and professionalism of the entire staff. They were all so talented. We will definitely dine here again.
We were here on Thursday, 7/7/2016. The ...
We were here on Thursday, 7/7/2016. The atmosphere, the service , drinks, food , entertainment, yes, entertainment was amazing. Food was delicious! For appetizer we had the fried smelts. For dinner we had a pasta with brachole, meatballs and sausages that was very tasty. The meat melted in your mouth. We also had the Pork Chop cooked on a brandy sauce with apples and garlic mashed potatoes that was to die for! Every 20 minutes a different waiter or waitress sang an opera song and this was a real treat. We had an amazing time. Dinner was excellent and entertainment too. Will definitely go back when in Philladelphia.
A great presentation of Italian Culture ...
A great presentation of Italian Culture and Heritage. The close seated environment has an effect of family and acceptance with all dining, yet an extreme reality of privacy. All of that coupled with an ambiance of a live Opera (actual performances every 15 min.) that soothes the atmosphere with poetic influences. A professionally conditioned staff and that was cordial and prompt during every visit. Everyone is seemingly robotic in their functions, as they operate in a well organized unit.
It's a great experience and as an Food Critic I give them 5 stars for a great service given. This is now one my favorite Philadelphia Restaurants to visit... as a matter of fact My Only being that I am a resident of New Jersey.
Great place to dine in Philly! Went the ...
Great place to dine in Philly! Went there because my son is a Rocky fan, and this is the location used for "Adrienne's" restaurant. However, it's much more. Really delicious, authentic Italian food. And the quality of the opera singing is truly high. Not just "waiter singers," but true singers. Fun, historic place, and beautiful lounge upstairs for couples. (But probably don't hear the singers up there.) Son said it was the best meatball he'd ever had. I agree.
What an outstanding and entertaining din ...
What an outstanding and entertaining dining experience! Food was terrific, traditional southern Italian. The ambiance is wonderful, like an Italian restaurant from a 1950s movie with red & white table clothes and pictures on the wall. And then the opera singing staff. This is no amateur hour, these are trained singers who serenade the room. Overall - excellent!
You guys are my favorite! Everything is ...
You guys are my favorite! Everything is outstanding. I brought my elderly father there. Really the only improvement I might float is to lower the noise level when the singers aren't performing. It is hard to hear for older people in that space.
The food was fabulous! We had the speci ...
The food was fabulous! We had the specials, sole stuffed with crab and the veal chop. While both were amazing, the veal was not listed on the printed specials so we ordered not knowing it was $45!!! Good thing it was amazing as it probably was not twice as good as the sole.
The opera singers were just incredible. Overall it was a wonderful dinner with really cool entertainment all located in a very historic environment. Come early and have a drink upstairs before dinner. The bar should not be missed.
This restaurant was Adrians in the Rocky ...
This restaurant was Adrians in the Rocky film, same lay out and even had the painting of Apollo and Rocky on the back wall. The waiters all sing classical music between servings and our lovely, talented Patricia sang us a beautiful love song to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. A real gem of a restaurant.
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