Le Virtu

4.8
1413 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.
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RichardS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JanetL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly authentic and first rate service. A great experience from start to finish

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philliesfan1000
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated outside, where there were heaters to make it more comfortable. We were a little chilled at first, but the heaters definitely helped. It's more on the expensive side than the modern side, but the food was very good, and it felt like a virtual travel experience since the food was from the Abruzza region of Italy. The soup for which the restaurant is named is hearty and yummy; I recommend that if you go the right time of year. (We went for Mother's Day, and I believe the waiter told us it was a May soup.)

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BridgetD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I absolutely love this restaurant!!! It is a go to for us for special holidays..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Great Mother’s Day lunch! 💕

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AlisonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Perfect ambiance! Felt very safe as far as pandemic procedures, etc.

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vipLorraine
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and our service was wonderful. The outside courtyard is romantic with live music. We really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Le Virtu.

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vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a couple we usually order 3 courses & split all three.

For starters we lived dangerously and ordered 2 fried items: Arancini and stuffed olives--both great. The risotto inside the Arancini was still light & flavorful and not greasy. The olives were a real surprise--one order was 6-8 mouthfuls of flavor.

The gnocchi was perfect as usual.

We tried the Brodetto (a seafood stew) and it was outstanding with mussels, shrimp & fish in a red broth with toasted bread for dipping. Excellent!

And the outdoor patio is still a treat instead of the little temporary(?) units a many places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is a 10. Great staff, the food and ambiance never disappoints. A staple on east passyunk avenue. One of phillys best outdoor dining experiences.

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JayD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been going to Le Virtu for many years and will keep going back.

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TonyS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food. Kindly responsive to my food sensitivities (I have Coeliac) while serving 100% authentic Abruzzi regional cuisine. This place is magic.

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vipdjhrick
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Virtu has the outdoor dining experience that is the best. And the food was terrific! Thanks to everyone there

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ChristinaR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Virtu is always a romantic, relaxing, special, and delicious experience.

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rae1
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was made to perfection ❤️

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vipCenterCityRealtor
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space! Perfect Sunday brunch!

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vipphillysue
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and wonderful food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Is there anything more to say?

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NancyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Le Virtu is always great and has not missed a beat during the pandemic.

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KAWilliams
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing ambience, amazing service. I went with my boyfriend and his best friend for his birthday dinner (our first restaurant outing since the pandemic) and had an exquisite time. Days later I'm still thinking about the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot on E. Passyunk. Outstanding food and beverages. Love the courtyard outdoor dining. Already looking forward to returning soon!

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vipTaraP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was phenomenal! We were very spread out and in the very corner of the courtyard, so I felt very safe. It was a lovely night out!

NJ
vipNJGirl
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So welcoming, delicious, creative and truly regional Italian food that all types of folks will enjoy

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ErikG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very interesting and tasty dishes. The Monk Fish was delicious. Really enjoyed the broccoli rab homemade pasta dish.

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vipKathleenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the live music and heated outside patio area. Delicious cheese course and Insalata. All four of us enjoyed our entrees and the wine recommendation was great. We really enjoyed our second visit to Le Virtu.

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ChrissyC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was great, just a bit overpriced for what you get. The waiter was very helpful with wine selection and the days special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My second time there both times the server acted like he was doing me a favor. Not friendly service at all! Also it was freezing and they were sitting people nowhere near the heaters. Food is delicious but expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. I always enjoy coming here.

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AllisonR
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor space, covid safe, and great food. One of our favourites

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FranW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. One of our very favorite places, especially the gorgeous patio.

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ThomasP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful Saturday birthday brunch with my family. From the opening greeting when they opened the gate to seat us in the outdoor dining area until we left our table, we enjoyed our time in your restaurant. Everyone was welcoming and the food and drinks were delicious.. everything you could tell was prepared with care. They even read my note when I placed the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. Thanks to LeVirtu for a wonderful dining experience. We’ll be back soon...

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food and setting are perfect. Nice, quiet, and intimate.

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BlaiseT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best possible first visit back to a restaurant after a 13-month pandemic hiatus, while still being cautious. Their outdoor garden is terrific - secluded and beautiful, and there was pleasant live music. Service was excellent - very attentive. The food was - as usual for Le Virtù - very authentically Abbruzzese and very good. We had mussels, arrancini, burrata, gnocchi al ragu, pappardelle, and the arugula-pear salad. We finished with some excellent - and hard-to-find - grappas!

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vipMiriam
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Pleasant covered outdoor patio with heaters and live music which greatly contributed to ambience.

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visitorfromAC
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor dining environment with above average food. I especially enjoyed the lamb shank.

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RobertK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was attentive without being obnoxious or solicitous

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vipBethC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and outdoor space. Warm and caring service.

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vipFauxqui
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful as always. It was great to finally get out to a fine restaurant. The outdoor dining space was perfect.

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BethK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Le Virtu. Outside patio is one of the best spots to eat in South Philly. Our food was excellent. I think it is the pasta in town. Our server AZ was fantastic. He had great recommendations and was very attentive. Thank you for a great evening!

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vipPhillyFun
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate our Easter Dinner on Le Virtu’s patio, and it was just amazing! The staff was considerate and safe, and the food was superb. Highly recommend Le Virtu!

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 1413 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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