Le Virtu

4.8
1454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Outdoor dining only, weather permitting. Masks are required.

>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 with rare artisanal ingredients being imported straight from Abruzzo.



A unique menu that pulls from sea and mountain sources provides savory combinations that will not disappoint. The pasta at Le Virtu is handmade in house and the meat is slow cooked to perfection. For example, the maccheroni alla mugnaia is a hand pulled single strand of pasta tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil with hot pepper and pecorino.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1454 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamLeeUff
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian regional food in Philadelphia. Period.

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Donald
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outdoor setting is appropriate.

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vipvicktro
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat outside was wonderful. Great space

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The closest thing to a dining experience in Rome. The food was exceptional and the service excellent.

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vipelm1
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most beautiful outdoor space in Philadelphia. Add that to the creative and delicious menu and excellent service, and you’ve got one of the best dining destinations in the city.

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Wcc1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 8:57pm for a 9pm reservation and were told to wait 10 minutes for a table, despite having made the reservation more than two weeks in advance. There was at least 1 open table ready for us, which made the whole situation more strange and irritating. We left and came back 15 minutes later only to be told we had to wait another 5 minutes while they prepped our table. After finally being seated we were greeted by a young lady we thought to be our waitress and asked what we wanted to drink. We gave our drink orders and a minute later, a male waiter came and asked us what we were drinking. We told him we're already being waited on and he excused himself. Our drinks came a minute later and as we were drinking the male waiter reemerged to tell us that we weren't allowed to make changes to the menu items, in a bit of a confrontational tone. This was confusing since we had only just sat down and hadn't placed an order for our food. We finally ordered and received our food, which was just fine, and the rest of the night the male waiter would check on us for what felt like every 5 minutes to ask if everything was fine. This made us feel rushed, uncomfortable and greatly diminished our experience. Overall, we felt the service was lacking and the food was alright (gnocchi kind of plain, branzino and steak were good, dessert was nice). Would not return.

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Foodiful
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Le Virtu has been on my restaurant list for a while. I’m unsure if it was an off night, but it was an underwhelming experience. The taccozelle lacked flavor beyond cream and would’ve benefited from some fresh pepper. The truffle wasn’t noticeable. The server also seemed a bit overwhelmed by how many tables there were. I know many who frequent here and love it every time. I’m wondering if other menu items are better?

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carinb
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner, service was good, food was awesome and the outdoor set up was super cute!

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Bam123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and their timing was perfect. The food was the best we’ve had in Philly. Wine and cocktail offerings were all exceptional. We couldn’t have chosen a better restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect.

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JeanneO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and very clean and friendly service.

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vipFranka
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating lovely, comfortable, and safe. Food was excellent. Service attentive but unobtrusive.

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only people seated and most of us had the carbonara which was delicious and so filling. No room for dessert. It was lovely to eat out under cover on their patio and the service was great!

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Stan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the patio is a nice place to dine.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing, however, service was a bit slow

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Bayrower1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

knowledgeable servers
tasty seasonings/ quality fish/ well prepared
relaxed atmosphere under tent
fair pricing/ worth a return

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Julia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took full advantage of our server's knowledge of the wine list and were not disappointed by the recommendations. A long, well-paced lovely formal dinner.

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Kathy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! I would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch! The breakfast carbonate is unbelievable!

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EliJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining space. Amazing food all around.

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shaynamara123
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining is key! Set up is fantastic

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JimS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our 30th anniversary tonight with a wonderful meal and a caring, friendly staff. We've eaten many milestone meals here as well as more casual ones. Each one leaves us feeling good about the world - and stuffed!

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DreamingItaly
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, specifically the Brodetto and also the house made pappardelle! Sara who was brand new to the serving aspect of the job was a gem from the Abruzzo region of Italy as well. Every detail to keep authentic to the Abruzzo region has been meticulously thought of. Perfetto!! Grazie!!

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FromPHL
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and delicious food. Beautiful outdoor garden

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DavidA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is prepared with great care-the menu matters to them as they ar authentic to their home town region in Italy. The setting is natural and gives each table enough space to enjoy themselves without feeling like they are bothering others. The prices were on the low side of mid-range and the portions more than fair. The pasta was melt in your mouth homemade. Specials were actually special.
We had a perfect meal and will go back with a bigger party.
Dave

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Mike
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything from antipasti to secondi and main course was fantastic including desserts will be back !

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AmiraB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff wonderful, food delicious

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vipMattski0604
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party of four found parking on the west side of Broad. No problem. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. Not bad for a Saturday night. The seating was friendly. The service was very attentive. We enjoyed a bottle of chianti at a fair price and shared several appetizers, including the arugula, the lamb skewers and the burrata. . . The main dishes met expectations. The ambiance was * and we REALLY enjoyed the lively live music when we arrived. Only sorry that it ended so early. Looking forward to going back to Le Virtu another time. . .

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vipMolly
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of 2021– everything we ordered was amazing, beautiful setting and great music

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PhillyEater72
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful informal atmosphere, terrific food -- great place.

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CaitlinD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outdoor patio, it was lovely. Felt very quiet and secluded from street noise. The food was excellent.

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JoshB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Virtu is one of the best restaurants in the city and I couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Operalover
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food good, waiter could have been a little bit more attentive

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viphoward
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food consistently good. Outdoor seating quiet and romantic. Highly recommend

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johni
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the chairs on the outdoor space become very uncomfortable by the end of the meal.

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ClaudiaV
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, quiet outdoor space. Neighborhood parking available but streets are busy. Food is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, service, atmosphere and covid safety were all top notch. Could not have had a better meal and felt safer anywhere in the city. I have been eating here consistently for over 12 years and it amazes me that each time I am pleasantly surprised that it gets better with age! Can’t wait to eat there again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding in every way. You cannot be the location and outdoor seating with impeccable food.

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vipelm1
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Virtu never fails! The food is consistently excellent and innovative, service is accommodating and pleasant, and the ambience of the outdoor area is unparalleled in the city!

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RichardS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent wine. Excellent service. Excellent setting. The end.

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JanetL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Virtu does not disappoint. Always excellent: food (choices, preparation, plating), ambience (the garden is fabulous!), and attentive-casual service.

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Jasmyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place was great on a Monday. The cheese board was amazing (ask for bread and extra apples). There were not a lot of people so the heating lamps served us well. The drinks were great. I’d recommend any day of the week.

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 4.8 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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