The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

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2694 reviews
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Italian
The Victor Café is an Italian restaurant that cultivates old traditions and seamlessly blends them with new ones. With classic Italian dishes and unforgettable live music, we invite you to join us for many enjoyable evenings for years to come.

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place to have Valentine's Day dinner. Romantic opera performed every 20 mins with explanation of piece that will be performed.

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PD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic, small restaurant with outstanding food. However, the fact that every member of the wait and bus staff are classically trained opera singers transformed a great meal into an event that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. My previous exposure to opera were scores from Looney Tunes Cartoons growing up and one unforgettable Three Tenors concert in LA in 1994. These amazing singers may be waiting on tables but they deliver a professional performance that is perfect in every way. I took my wife for Valentines Day but will be back on a regular basis which will make a weekend night out into a special occasion. Dinner for 2 with 2 appetizers, 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees and one dessert was $113 with tax. I added a 25% tip for an over the top dinner.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great opera singing staff. Great service. enjoyed the veal canneloni. Check out the lounge upstairs and the history.

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NB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the singers were excellent as always! There were five other birthdays, wonderful option for a special evening.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. The staff are amazing and sooo talented. We very much enjoyed the opera singing. Great place for a truly unique experience.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my birthday. I’ve known the DiStefanos for years and this was our first time having a sit down dinner. We had a great time, service was great, food was delicious and the pricing is perfect. The opera singing was such a nice addition and it didn’t interrupt or overpower the evening. I would highly recommend and go again!

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TL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant accommodated my reservation requests with no problem!

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E
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep coming back here every time I visit Philadelphia which is at least twice per year the cocktail lounge upstairs is one of the best romantic places around. The bartenders whether it’s Luke or Stephen are so kind and gracious. The dinner from the cheese plate to the pasta entrée to the special dessert - always smells savoring and tastes delicious. The service is always great. The best is this singing whether it’s a song from my fair lady or from an opera. I’ve been here with my boyfriend and with my millennial nieces and their friends everyone just loves it. Can’t wait to be back in June.

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F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Victor Cafe was excellent. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. The Opera sung was beyond excellent. I can't say enough about how perfect the evening was.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amassing experience, from great tasting food to opera singing waiters.

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G
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. The opera singers were so spectacular. So enjoyable. We will definitely go back again..

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, amazing food and great entertainment! Highly recommend!

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BF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a true dining experience with great Italian food. This is the place to eat.

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor’s was wonderful. Our meals were amazing, some of the best pasta we’ve ever hade. The staff are awesome, all of which sing opera songs during the meal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Food was exquisite, and servers put on a great show with the opera performances throughout the evening. We came for the Rocky influence but left wanting more of the dining experience. Looking forward to the next visit!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We went for my fiancé’s birthday. It was his first time there, so I planned a place that was off of our normal. We loved the service & singing. The waiters/performers are awesome! The downside was the food quality. While my vegetarian Igor & beet salad were great, the We went for my fiancé’s birthday. It was his first time there, so I planned a place that was off of our normal. We loved the service & singing. The waiters/performers are awesome! The downside was the food quality. While my vegetarian Igor was great, the eggplant croquettes were frozen inside & the steak was a little undercooked & covered with Gorgonzola. We highly recommend asking for exactly what you want re drinks & food because the atmosphere is amazing. croquettes were frozen inside & the steak was a little undercooked & covered with Gorgonzola. We highly recommend asking for exactly what you want re drinks & food because the atmosphere is amazing.

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CI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to The Victor Café and it was even better than the first. Everyone in our party of four enjoyed each and every part of their dinner. My pork chop was perfectly prepared as was everyone elses meal, but the highlight was my daughter's sweet potato tortellini...absolutely the best pasta I've ever tasted. Amazing! The atmosphere was cozy and friendly and of course the singing! It brought tears to my eyes. I simply love it there and plan to make this my regular spot.

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SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

An amazing Restruant especially the staff!! The upstairs bar is a MUST!! Unfortunately the food was just ok. It was served cold which was disappointing and not much flavor.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a tremendous experience! Talented staff. Incredible food.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have traveled from Boston to Philadelphia twice in the past couple years just to have dinner here.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! We celebrated our son’s graduation from the Fox School of Business. First time for us and we enjoyed the food, singing and service. The waiters and waitresses are so gifted with their beautiful voices. Thanks again

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, ambiance,valet, and tableside
Operatic recitals

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time there.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband surprised me & we flew up to Philadelphia to go to the Victor cafe.. it was an amazing dinner with great ambiance & a wonderful & friendly wait staff!!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, everything from the food , to the operatic waiter, to the Rocky heritage. Perfect evening!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming, fun , great service, great singers!

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IL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing and a very special restaurant. The food was delicious and service and entertainment (opera singing) superb.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting the Victor Cafe and I highly recommend it. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is really cool and the opera singing was very impressive. Worth every dollar!

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GG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The food was delicious from our salad to dessert. The opera singing was impressive. It was the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m booking to return in a couple of weeks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing the staff was outstanding and the cherry on the cake was the opera music. I would definitely go there again and again what color

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FM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful, great entertainment and fine food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience!

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L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A favorite as always. Only slight disappointment was the caprese salad - the tomatoes not quite ripe, a little yellow and crunchy.

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m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a unique experience with the operatic arias! Friendly accommodating wait staff. Food was good but pricey (presume higher because of the talent who is serving it)!

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VM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food not so good/hot. I loved the singing staff and will return for sure. Expensive. Singing so close was very nice.

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DW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are no words. Amazing setting that Rocky would be proud of.

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CD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there in last few months. My wife's favorite, she loves the food, singing and overall ambience of the restaurant. Great food and service, meets her vegatarian demands as well as satisfying my normal eating demands. I'm sure will be going back again.

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KF
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun experience! Good food, great cocktail bar upstairs. Would recommend spending time before or after your seating to enjoy a cocktail. French Martini is delicious and fresh. Opera singing during dinner is awesome, and a unique dining experience.

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M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at The Victor Café and what a really cool experience. All of the servers are opera singers and throughout the night take turns singing to the people. All of them had incredible voices. We had the Beet salad which was great and for entrees we had Spaghetti Rusticana (house made braciole, meatball, sweet sausage) and linguini with white clam sauce. Both of our meals were delicious! We didn't have time for dessert but our server rushed out a cannoli with a candle for my birthday and the staff sang happy birthday which was awesome. you have to experience it.

The only down side is parking is brutal so you have to pay the $12 to valet.

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