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Le Virtu, Philadelphia, PA

Le Virtu

4.8
4.8
1818 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
>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.

>Indoor & outdoor dining (we cannot guarantee all outdoor seating requests in peak seasons).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 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

    Email 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

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What 1,818 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Innovative

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. EG

    EGelb

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Excellent in every way except one: for such a beautiful fine dining experience , the noise level is way too loud. It is too loud when your waiter cannot hear you and has to ask you to repeat everything repeatedly. Although the quality of each dish is carefully maintained, I think some soundproofing would enhance the quality of the experience and bring us back more often.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Thank you!
  3. DR

    DomenicR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was superb and very authentic Italian.
  4. t

    triciam

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Busy Saturday night. Server was very attentive. Pastas fisher we’re very good. Bronzino was meh, just ok. Pork dish was interesting and flavorful but very oily and fatty. Wine list ok.
  5. B

    scottB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Fantastic northern Italian food. Good wine list. Friendly staff.
  6. JD

    JosephD

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fantastic. Service is above and beyond. Drinks and wines are exceptional
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous interesting menu beautifully prepared.
  8. LP

    LindaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was delicious. and so much food! Be warned that the courses are bigger than comparable courses served in Italy, so as a first-timer it's easy to order more than you can eat.
  9. CD

    CynthiaD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, some vegetarian options, great service and great ambiance
  10. k

    kermitsmom

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Service excellent! We have been before, and it is ALWAYS this good!
  11. GL

    GloriaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the service is superb. Totally recommend if you want to have a fun night out!
  12. S

    Suz10

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dine here frequently. Good food, very authentic.
  13. AN

    AhsanN

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was uninspiring but service staff and reception we re great. Very friendly and comfortable setting.
  14. l

    lola453

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing Italian food! Great service.
  15. MW

    MWGriffith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rusty and his crew took great care of me and my family. It will be our go-to every time we return to Philly!
  16. NB

    NickB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome and a great wine steward we loved it very much ok
  17. V

    Vespaguy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here several times a year. My mother and father are from Abruzzo/Molise, and many of the dishes are exactly like my Mom's. Especially the olive al'ascolano, the pancotto and the scripelle. Perfezione!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took 91 yo mother after show. Seated us immediately despite being one hour early (show ended sooner than expected). Great waitress. Offered suggestions on wines that were perfect. All of our pasta entrees were delicious. Stuffed olives as app was good, not great, but that was only thing that didn’t rock us.
  19. RS

    RobertS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My food was great. I would definitely eat there again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood, dining with best pasta dishes in Philly. Friendly atmosphere, and very service oriented staff and frequently feels as if you’re revisiting friends
  21. LL

    LeeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most unique and best Italian meals I’ve ever had. Wonderful!
  22. j

    jakesnuggles

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    date night with the lady. wine selection was solid, bottle of white we had was very good and fairly priced. olive ascolane were excellent, reminded me of when I had them in Italy growing up. Girlfriend loved the burrata, i thought it was just okay. chitarra pasta was the low point of the meal id say, nothing to write home about. branzino was cooked well with a good crispy skin. dessert was tasty. service was good, nothing special though. would go again, maybe give the other pastas and some of the meat entrees a go. 3.5/5 stars, maybe 4 or more with different selections.
  23. SJ

    ScottJ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food. Our server was friendly, helpful and she frequently checked in with us. I heard about this restaurant but this was my first visit. We plan on going back
  24. a

    avagrace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. The food and service were unmatched. Our food was brought out within 30 minutes of us ordering, and our table was constantly reset by the amazing servers and bussers. You could tell all the ingredients were fresh, and all the food was made in house. This is definitely somewhere I’d love to come back to. Even when we left, all the staff said their goodbyes and thanked us, even wishing us a happy holidays. You can tell these workers are like family, and that they’re treated wonderfully by the owner. There is truly nothing better than the experience I had here.
  25. MH

    MariaH

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    My main swordfish meal was terrible. It was so salty it was barely edible and left me drinking boatloads of water. The appetizer we split was delicious. The cocktail was ok. A bit too sour. I’ve been here before and loved it,o this was all disappointing.
  26. SS

    StephenS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monthly dine out
  27. c

    clwho

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Le Vertu. The plates are wonderful. I only wish they would modify their wine list to bring some of the better value wines of Abruzzo to their options as well as all of Italy. So many small vintners in Italy with better priced wines. Otherwise the restaurant is wonderful and we will return.
  28. LD

    LynnD

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service stellar. Enjoyable evening with friends.
  29. GL

    GeneL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar is friendly, local patrons with deep knowledge of the food and wines. The service are professional and detailed. The food is amazing and such a fun space too!
  30. SS

    SueS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Our server, Andrew, was excellent, even as he was tending to numerous tables and large groups. Food was outstanding, from apps to dessert. Wine tap system was down that night, but my selection was also available by glass/bottle, albeit at a higher price. That was the only minor issue of our otherwise excellent meal. We'll be back.
  31. B

    scottB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice wine list. Interesting pasta dishes and specials.
  32. SB

    StephenB

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Conveniently located in south Philly. Neighborhood area and close to everything. The wait staff was friendly helpful and attentive. The restaurant has an old world look and feel. Felt like I was in Italy for a couple of hours. Good selection of appetizers and main courses. Everything we had was delicious and full of flavor. My compliments to the chef. Definitely recommend.
  33. D

    David

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely new Italian restaurant in Jenkintown. Good food and service.
  34. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to meet an old friend. When we initially sat down it was pretty noisy and we had a lot to talk about so we asked to be seated at a more quiet table. They happily put us in an adjoining room, where were the only table, and they still served us attentively great food and wine, it was a remarkable evening of reminiscing and eating very well prepared dishes with graceful service. 5 stars!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal
  36. BB

    BobbyBoy

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took three out of town colleagues here for dinner on a Tuesday night. First time here for each of them. We all had the burrata appetizer which was amazing. Then several of us had the recommended pasta course, the Taccozzelle, which was incredible. Finally, three of had the bronzino which was also excellent. A memorable meal. My colleagues have mentioned this several times during the past week and are anxious to return.
  37. m

    monsieurms

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable and excellent
  38. J

    Jess

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this is by far the best Italian restaurant in Philadelphia!
  39. F

    Fictionchick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I’ve been here before and the food was amazing but this time is tas really mediocre. Wine and especially food were meh. For $25 pasta, I expect wonder in my mouth. Service was excellent as always.
  40. RH

    RobH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, lovely wines, and the pastas were delightful. Great service, will definitely go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Le Virtu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 271-5626.

Le Virtu is rated 4.8 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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, Sat 5:00 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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