>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.
My favorite restaurant in the city. The food is exceptional; the owner and staff are friendly and welcoming. They were fortunate to have a large patio area that is now tented with heaters available for outside dining. Very special place.
Their brunch is soo good! Especially the brioche with gelato. And they do a fabulous job of making you feel safe dining there.
We had an excellent meal with a nice variety of seasonal dishes and classics. The wine list is excellent, and service was warm and prompt.
We were promptly seated upon our reservation time - the staff was a wonderful mix of playful and professional which made the experience great! It was quite slow when we arrived but gradually became busier throughout the night, but the food was coursed perfectly and the service was great! Every dish was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful! I hope to come back soon!
Food and service was great! Amazing Sunday supper deal Sunday and Monday nights! Best outdoor setup with headlamps in Philly. Best option for COVID era of dinning.
Wonderful food with great service and a convivial ambience.
Brunch at Le Virtu was excellent! The food was delicious, the service was attentive and everyone was so nice and friendly. Eating outside in the garden was really great!
Once again, Le Virtu didn't disappoint. We had a wonderful meal! Love the atmosphere. Can't wait to go again!
Food is always fabulous but it tasted better than ever this time.
I can’t stop thinking about Le Virtu! The outdoor seating was magical and felt like being in someone’s garden. The Brodetto was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Perfect seafood and delicious bread to soak up every bite. We almost fought over the green beans that were “supposed to be” shared. Reasonable pricing for absolute excellent food and service. Truly a standout in one of the best restaurant cities!
Le Virtu is an incredible restaurant on Passyunk Avenue. Their gorgeous private patio is spacious and warm, with fantastic landscaping and a scenic mural. Service is impeccable and the food is unparalleled. Can't wait to go back!
I had a lovely time with a friend. We felt safe and service was great!
We went to Le Virtu last Saturday. They only have outdoor dining but there were the heat lamps so that was okay. I had the pasta smaller portion as an appetizer and it was very good. Their pastas always are. The entree was a special pork dish that night and I did not care for it it was tough and chewy I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it and it was still a challenge. I'm finding many restaurants have smaller menus now because of covert so many of the things online you see for instance as an entree will not be on the smaller menus I was looking for duck or lamb shank but neither one were on the shorter menu.
Croquettes were a bit salty. We ordered bitter greens because we didn’t think the entree would have a vegetable side but the entree had the exact same combination as a side. Wish the server would have told us that when we ordered!
Our first time eating there and a new favorite restaurant!!!!!
Delicious food in an enjoyable setting. The outdoor dining is set up safely and comfortably with attentive staff.
Excellent venue given the pandemic atmosphere we are living in. The restaurant did an excellent job to follow safety guidelines and meet all of our needs. The food was outstanding and the proper portions. However the only concern is the prices of the drinks -- both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were severely overpriced and clearly how the restaurant is making up for the profits lost during the forced Covid closures.
Would highly recommend going to the restaurant but do not partake in alcoholic beverage and you can save over 45% on your bill
Perfect during the pandemic. Beautiful outside space.
Great as always. Great place to go to to celebrate our first dining out experience.
Loved the food, the waitstaff was outstanding, and i felt safe in the environment. Completely enjoyable experience!!
This was a special occasion for us. We were celebrating 2 birthdays, and having our first dinner at a restaurant since the covid shutdown. The outdoor space was lovely. To protect diners, the restaurant has erected tent top coverings that would shelter diners from rain. Because the outdoor space is also sheltered by buildings on 3 sides, the space was very comfortable, and not noisy, since we were several feet from the traffic on the street. The tables were well spaced for social distancing. The food was delicious, and hearty. The 4 of us represented a wide spectrum, from adventurous eaters, to picky. We all found something on the menu to enjoy. The food is Italian, but not red sauce centric. We thought the wine list was fairly priced, and had good selections. There are wines by the glass available. One of our party had a cocktail, which was made with bitters made in-house. This is a favorite destination for us.
$35 Sunday/Monday Supper is the way to go. Impressive portions and entire party enjoyed their meals. Great service and plenty of outdoor seating.
AMAZING FOOD !!
The pasta was so good. The eggplant crepe and toccazelle highly recommend!
Top tier brunch, can’t imagine that it’s going to be easy getting a Sunday reservation moving forward. Get it while it’s hot.
Simply amazing, would highly recommend it. Great food and a relaxing atmosphere.
Most amazing meal in charming Philadelphia neighborhood, East Passyunk. Gourmet Italian - absolutely delicious. Charming outdoor patio set up with attentive staff.
Never disappointed when we dine here. Food and service always excellent!!
Lovely! Food was wonderful and most importantly they have created a covid safe environment for eating outdoors.
The food was great but not unbelievable
Great! Loved the homemade pasta.
Very nice place given Covid restrictions
Delicious as always! Loved everything!
Unbelievably great food and service every time I’m there. In fact, I sometimes wonder why I ever eat anywhere else.
Went to Le Virtu for dinner with my husband on Sunday evening. This was our first dinner out since March (although we’ve been loyal take-out & delivery customers). I can’t say enough about how great the evening was - from the food to the service to the social distancing, we felt welcome and safe and valued. And the food was incredible, as always - perfectly prepared and seasoned. Thanks for hanging in there, LV - we’ll be back soon!
Expertly fried fritto misto, not at all greasy, light with a nice crunch. Beautiful brodetto of seafood: monkfish, mussels, clams, shrimp in light tomato and sweet red pepper broth. Outstanding.
Best restaurant in the Avenue !! AMAZING !!
Everything was great—food and staff were terrific. Andrew,our waiter,was super.
We were so happy to be seated physically well distance in the very picturesque outdoor patio next to the Italian mural This restaurant is one of the few we always return to again and again. The owners are most gracious and kind.
Food and service were excellent! Looking forward to going back.
Le Virtu does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 1340 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.