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Le Virtu, Philadelphia, PA

Le Virtu

4.7
4.7
1686 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

>Indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting; we cannot guarantee all outdoor seating requests).

>WE ARE STILL REQUESTING PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR INDOOR/BAR SEATING.
Masks encouraged when entering/exiting the premises.

>Le Virtu Cucina Abruzzese in Philadelphia is bringing the culinary tradition and philosophy of Abruzzo to the surrounding community. Abruzzo is Italy�s most unspoiled area with bold and unpretentious cuisine created by the local fishers and farmers and Le Virtu is recreating those delicacies with locally sourced meat and produce, and artisanal ingredients imported straight from Abruzzo.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 271-5626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Apolinar Sanchez

  • Catering

    Phone inquiries only.

  • Neighborhood

    East Passyunk Avenue

  • Cross street

    Juniper & Mifflin

  • Parking details

    Street parking or the public parking garage attached to Constitution Health Plaza at Broad & McKean Streets (entrance is on McKean between Broad & 15th Streets).

  • Public transit

    Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Pancotto$9.00

    braised broccoli rabe, bread, potatoes, garlic, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano

    • Zuppa di Formaggio$16.00

      Abruzzese pecorino, caciocavallo, parmigiano, black truffle paste, crostino

      • Salsiccia$15.00

        abruzzese sausage, cipollini agrodolce, polenta, balsamic reduction, rosemary, pecorino

        • Affettati Misti$28.00

          selection of cured meats, marinated vegetables, crostini

          • Formaggi$18.00

            selection of abruzzese cheeses, girasole honey, housemade condiments

            • Lamb Arrosticini$17.00

              grilled lamb skewers, Abruzzese spices

              • Olive all'Ascolana$16.00

                pork-filled fried olives

                • "Bistecca" del Pastore$16.00

                  melted pecorino, toasted bread, goat milk, toasted red onions

                  • Cozze$12.00

                    "red" or "white" PEI mussels, garlic, hot pepper, crostini

                    • Insalata$12.00

                      arugula, pecorino canestrato, pears, white wine-vinaigrette

                      • Arancini$14.00

                        fried risotto, pork sausage, lamb, peas, mozzarella, tomato, salsa rosa

                        Primi

                        • Gnocchi$22.00

                          gorgonzola dolce, heavy cream, nutmeg, toasted walnuts

                          • Maccheroncini alla Chitarra$22.00

                            lamb ragú "in bianco," white wine, butter, rosemary, pecorino

                            • Maccheroni alla Mugnaia$19.00

                              single-strand pasta, hot peppers, garlic, olive oil, parsley, pecorino

                              • Fettucine con Ragu del Macellaio$23.00

                                "butchers' ragú" (tomato, sausage, pork rib), pecorino

                                • Taccozzelle$23.00

                                  abruzzese sausage, mushrooms, black truffle paste, saffron, parmigiano reggiano

                                  • Pappardelle alla Boscaiola$22.00

                                    prosciutto, mushrooms, peas, tomato, cream, parmigiano reggiano

                                    • Troccoli con Cruschi e Ricotta$23.00

                                      short-strand pasta, dried cruschi sweet pepper, sheep's-milk ricotta

                                      • Ceppe$23.00

                                        hand-rolled short pasta, braised beef, tomato ragú, rosemary, parmigiano reggiano

                                        Secondi

                                        • Scrippelle$24.00

                                          ricotta-filled crepe, ciambotta (zucchini, squash, eggplant, peppers, onions, tomato)

                                          • Lamb Shank$34.00

                                            fava purée, spigariello, shallots, garlic, peperoncino

                                            • Maiale$29.00

                                              Green Meadow Farm pork chop, pumpkin puree', roasted apples, montepulciano reduction

                                              • Pollo$26.00

                                                pan-roasted half-chicken, ceci, onions, carrots, garlic, peperoncino, rosemary

                                                • Branzino$32.00

                                                  branzino fillet, fingerling potatoes, string beans, roasted garlic-lemon sauce

                                                  • Pesce Spada alla Pizzaiola$30.00

                                                    swordfish, tomato, black olives, garlic, peperoncino, basil, oregano

                                                    • Spezzatino di Pesce "alla Filippo"$29.00

                                                      shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, tacconcini pasta, tomato peperoncino brodo

                                                      • Bombette$33.00

                                                        roasted pork loin, caciocavallo, smoked pancetta, potatoes, shallots, garlic, peperoncino, brassica rabe

                                                        Contorni

                                                        • Potatoes$8.00

                                                          roast garlic, rosemary

                                                          • Broccoli Rabe$10.00

                                                            peperoncino, garlic, olive oil

                                                            • Long Hot Peppers$8.00

                                                              sweet garlic vinaigrette

                                                              • Pure' di Fave e Spigariello$9.00

                                                                fava pure', spigariello, croutons

                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                What 1,686 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                4.7
                                                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.5Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. RL

                                                                  RenataL

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Outstanding food and ambiance—will definitely put it on my favorites list when I am back in Philly. Great to have such a huge patio in the time of Covid especially. They had two musicians playing (clarinet and accordion) who were top notch. It was an unexpected but fantastic surprise to get to hear them.

                                                                2. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Le Virtù never fails to deliver. If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine this is the place.

                                                                3. f

                                                                  frugalshopper1

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The patio is spacious and lovely. The food is light and tasty and service was great. One of my favorite restaurants.

                                                                4. J

                                                                  Joseph

                                                                  Austin

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The best Italian food in a city with many choices. AZ our server was amazing. I believe that was his name. I apologize if that is wrong. He orchestrated an unforgettable meal. Charcuterie was excellent. The cheeses were fabulous. Pasta dishes were cooked perfect. Drinks from the bar were fantastic. Many thanks to him and everyone at Le Virtu for an amazing meal.

                                                                5. JE

                                                                  JesseE

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The outdoor space is beautiful, the food was tasty, and it was both comfortable and, while noisy, quiet enough to talk

                                                                6. JR

                                                                  JRRC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                  Slow service, very salty food, Terrible sounding music (all treble).

                                                                7. TC

                                                                  TCB1

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                  Really baffled by the former rave reviews of this place. Modest at best. Decent interior, decent menu, good staff, but the food was just good, not exceptional. We had the lamb shoulder and branzino. The lamb was over cooked, and some pieces of the lamb were tough, with bits of gristle. The branzino was overcooked as well and just was not memorable. There was a good bottle of wine on the menu, but at a total bill of over $150 for two, I expected a lot more.

                                                                8. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                  A birthday

                                                                9. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                  Friend in town

                                                                10. DC

                                                                  DianneC

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Le Virtu is an excellent place to go for outdoor dining. The food is very good. The servers are attentive and wear masks, and the outdoor patio is large and pleasant. Of course, it’s also a good place to go for indoor dining, but that’s not my focus these pandemic days.

                                                                11. F

                                                                  Fishtowny

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  It was fine. Nothing special or horrible. On to the next one.

                                                                12. P

                                                                  Petra

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Everything was absolutely amazing. The service was beyond exceptional and the food was so delightful.

                                                                13. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Thanks for a great Mother’sDay dinner!

                                                                14. L

                                                                  Lonnie

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Waiter was very communicative. Food was superb.

                                                                15. L

                                                                  Lorraine

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Dinner was amazing and the service and atmosphere was so welcoming. Always a pleasure to have dinner here.

                                                                16. f

                                                                  francis

                                                                  Montreal

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                  Philadelphia city order no mask mandate inside, and we still had to show vaccine cards. I did not know this until we got to the front of the place. Nothing was noted in the Opentable. If I knew we would have reserved at a different place. The food was fair. Price is high considered the meal portions. Inflation I get it. The ambience is fair. Service is good.

                                                                17. d

                                                                  dianea

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Always delicious.

                                                                18. e

                                                                  elm1

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This continues to be the nicest outdoor venue in the city!

                                                                19. TO

                                                                  TraceOfBasil

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Pleasant staff. Shared the broccoli raab-potato-bread app. (Don't recall the name) It was fantastic. Hubby had the pasta with duck ragu (loved it) and I had the pasta with mushroom. (sooo good). Bread was outstanding. Also got the fava pure' with kale. Another winner. Cocktails and wine - excelled. The chocolate sorbet was probably the best we ever had. Earlier we had drinks and a snack elsewhere so we weren't starving when we arrived and took leftovers home, but we will definitely be back. LOVED this place!

                                                                20. BV

                                                                  BrunoV

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Awesome traditional food. Loved it!

                                                                21. B

                                                                  Becky

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                  We had reservations but didn’t get sat for an hour and a half after our reservation. Understand being backed up but this was really long especially with a reservation. Restaurant didn’t comp or offer anything to apologize. Food was good but not worth the long wait.

                                                                22. LS

                                                                  LarryS

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  We were a party of 4, we were seated on time, staff accommodated our request to sit under a heater, everyone was very professional and attentive. Food was outstanding. Prices are steep, but possibly not so different from other similar establishments. We will be back.

                                                                23. d

                                                                  dianea

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Back again for my birthday dinner. Always delicious. Never fails.

                                                                24. ND

                                                                  NickD

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  As always, the food was absolutely perfect and the staff were friendly and helpful.

                                                                25. PL

                                                                  PaulL

                                                                  Vancouver

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  authentic Italian mountain cuisine in a environment that transports you back to small town Italy

                                                                26. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Perfect! Night

                                                                27. BL

                                                                  BarbaraL

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food is always excellent. Service is great. Staff friendly and courteous. Been there many times and never disappointed

                                                                28. BI

                                                                  BILL

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  49 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  49 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Delicious food and excellent, friendly service! Definitely a must!

                                                                29. AA

                                                                  AABMTNY

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  Special ravioli entree needed more cooking. Puts a whole other meaning to the phrase “Al dente”. Swordfish special prepared with quite a kick! Ok for me but maybe too spicy/hot for others.

                                                                30. d

                                                                  docrcf

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Excellent service. Food was delicious. Wine list very good. Overall excellent and we would definitely go back!

                                                                31. AM

                                                                  AmyM

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Delicious food and great service! We had a really nice evening.

                                                                32. BJ

                                                                  BillJ

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food was incredible. Mussels white is to die for. Service was on point and ambiance was perfect for date night. I'll be back.

                                                                33. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great spot! Loved the charcuterie and the pork. Desserts were awesome as well

                                                                34. LA

                                                                  LeilaA

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This is my #1 favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. It doesn't get any better than this.

                                                                35. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Delicious authentic italian food (more specifically from the region of Abbruzzo).

                                                                36. AM

                                                                  AndrewM

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                  Prices were a little high. Service was ok but not special. Food quality was very good. A little noisy but it was Friday night

                                                                37. LS

                                                                  LarryS

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  We sat outside in a tented courtyard off the street. It was nice and quiet. We had a pleasant meal. We shared an antipasti, a primi, a secondi and a dessert with coffees and washed it all down with a carafe of wine. We ate everything! It was a very pleasurable dining experience,

                                                                38. E

                                                                  Eghe

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had the most lovely evening at Le Virtue this past Friday night. It felt like spring and the outdoor garden provides a little rustic oasis in the middle of Passyunk. The food was exceptionally delicious, with beautiful presentation. Staff was friendly, authentic and never overbearing. Can’t wait to return

                                                                39. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Awesome restaurant 🙏

                                                                40. A

                                                                  Adam

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Would have loved some music playing but otherwise fantastic experience and food!

                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                • Screening

                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                                                FAQs

                                                                You can order delivery directly from Le Virtu using the Order Online button. Le Virtu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 271-5626.

                                                                Le Virtu is rated 4.7 stars by 1686 OpenTable diners.

                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                Booked 30 times today
                                                                Google Map for Le Virtu

                                                                1927 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Cross street

                                                                  Juniper & Mifflin

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  East Passyunk Avenue

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Italian

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                • Parking details

                                                                  Street parking or the public parking garage attached to Constitution Health Plaza at Broad & McKean Streets (entrance is on McKean between Broad & 15th Streets).

                                                                • Public transit

                                                                  Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.

                                                                • Payment options

                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                  Apolinar Sanchez

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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