The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.9
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$30 and under
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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
When booking, party size should encompass total number of guests, including children. We try our best to accommodate special requests, however they are not guaranteed.
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4.9
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4.9
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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I've heard about this restaurant for years and finally decided to go for my birthday. I can't wait to go back. Everything was amazing - the food, the service, the performances. We got there slightly early and grabbed some seats upstairs at their bar beforehand, which was very cozy. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, not a morsel was left on either of our plates. We loved the atmosphere and the singing by the staff was simply fantastic!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Amazing service and dining/musical experience.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night out
Actually had tears with a few of the performers

DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Victor's Cafe never ceases to amaze me. Great food, great service, and such a unique, spectacular atmosphere for a classic Italian dining experience!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveeee the victor cafe and will be back

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here at least once in your life. Also be sure to enjoy the cocktail lounge.

MC
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at the Victor Cafe. We went on Valentines Day. The atmosphere was great! The waiters/waitresses being trained opera singers was awesome. Food was very good. Glad we went

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intermittent to their phenomenal service, the waiters and waitresses will break into song, providing entertainment a la operatic compositions throughout your meal. There is also a phenomenal upstairs lounge you MUST go to before or after your meal. Ambience is fabulous. Food even better. The service cannot be beat.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great stuff and Great food

AD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the opera singing was amazing! Good food but it arrived a bit cold and the portions were small.

PR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, what an awesome experience....a definite must go when in town!

s
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always a go to place for atmosphere, great music, and opera.

JB
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Awesome food, wine list, service and the opera entertainment in 20 min intervals is great. Do yourself a favor and visit The Victor Café. You deserve it.
Joe Bordini

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an unbelievable experience and awesome food with great service...5 stars all around.... and the singers were all Fanomonial!!

JA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here numerous times, have never been disappointed with the service, singing, ambience and food. It is something everyone should experience. The staff goes out of there way to make you feel like you are at home.

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place. Meals were good, service was also good the singing was amazing.

LM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Total Experience...and Great food! My husband and I have lived in South Philly all our lives but this was our first time here. It won’t be our last. We started with the burratta and prosciutto stuffed with ricotta. Absolutely delicious. We both had the whole fish which was cooked to perfection! Ended with a delicious dessert for a perfect ending to a wonderful experience. The talented wait staff sang beautifully and we ended the evening upstairs at the charming bar area. Can’t wait to return!

RE
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit and it just never gets old. This place is absolutely fantastic. Our meals... wonderful. I had the crab stuffed raviolis. My wife, the salmon. For desert, I had the cheesecake with mango topping. My wife, a warm chocolate cake. Absolutely delicious. And that is not even the best part!!! The entertainment there is out of this world. I still have goosebumps. Thank you Victor Café. We will see you again soon!!!

MB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The singers were amazing, and the 2nd floor lounge was a great surprise. We enjoyed our meals and the excellent service. The only disappointment was that they did not offer any gluten free pasta. Our waitress was able to have the chief modify the chicken Piccata for my daughter, which was a relief. The valet parking took the stress out of parking.

r
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

fantastic - singers were incredible. observation - dress code getting more and more casual everywhere you go anymore. a generational thing i guess.

TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in San Antonio Texas and my husband is a professional wrestler and gets booked out in philly 2-3 times a. Year and we always make sure we come to our favorite restaurant. Victor cafe never disappoints

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything! Had the Tortellini with pesto and my partner had the mushroom stuffed ravioli with gorgonzola sauce and we both shared their pork chop! Ended the night with tiramisu. Loved everything especially the singing every 20 minutes, felt like we were in a theatre, great thing was we we’re eating while listening 👍🏻

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

SS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Victor Cafe is a fantastic experience. Authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by authentic fantastic live opera. It was fabulous!

JD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, interesting experience for newbies.

JH
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Calamari was tasty! The veal entree was delicious! Also a few cocktails hit the spot. Finished with a cannoli at the end! Awesome singers :)

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! The food is great and the opera singing magnificent!!

AA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love Opera - this is a must visit for you! The food is awesome but what makes this place so special is the décor of the restaurant and the fact that every 20 minutes, someone from the wait staff actually gets up and sings an aria from an opera. First, they give a brief synopsis of the story and they tell you what their character is feeling. The music was superb. This was my first visit and I can not wait to go back again!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool decor. Awesome bar upstairs. Great food. Great entertainment. 6 stars for me. I’ll definitely be back.

U
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Absolutely unique!! A must for everybody loving in or visiting Philadelphia.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!! The upstairs is a great spot to wait for your table and do some drinking. Love love love this place!

BT
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, good menu, fantastic food and awesome entertainment. We had a great time . Looking forward to returning

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful! What a romantic and unforgettable experience!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I had a great nigh there. Our entrees were outstanding and we were very impressed by the singers. We hope to come back one day with more people.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went this past weekend and are still raving. The filet was cooked to perfection and the cannelloni was filled with rush deliciousness. The singing was the icing on the cake. Each performer was exceptional. We’ll be returning soon.

DT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for birthday dinner, and it was absolutely fabulous. The food, atmosphere, wait staff, all were terrific. Definitely going back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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SH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't get there often, but always has been a great experience over the years