The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.8
3536 Reviews
$30 and under
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual, food music, service, atmosphere. Thanks

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We'll be back!

On this particular night the food wasn't the best part of the experience, but we also decided to order outside of our comfort zones. The service was slightly slow, but not a problem (more performances for us!) and the kitchen mistake was resolved painlessly.

We will be back!

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MarvinS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was amazing and the singers were outstanding

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LINDA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was fantastic! Great food and service!

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Jeff
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tortelloni, beet salad, faro salad and watermelon gazpacho were all great.
The singers sang well and enhanced the ambience.
The wait staff was somewhat distracted but compensated appropriately for the faux pas' which occurred.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so talented and great servers as well. We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food a d the singing waiters

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vipandy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there in many years A great surprise
They have more than doubled the size
Very comfortable and spacious
The food was outstanding
The staff were excellent especially when each one got up and sang their aria,etc
Tremendous
Plan to return sooner this time

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MadyMom
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cozy atmosphere and the most amazing voices!

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vipBBruno
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a top favorite for me. I have wanted to dine there for quite sometime now. The food was outstanding and the singing was spectacular. They are very talented. I will definitely go back.

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LexiR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant and service was amazing. What a fun experience! Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were suprised to find out that our server was extremely vocally talented in her performance while she also kept an eye on what we needed for our table. The atmosphere was lovely and welcoming and the staff were kind, talented and attentive! My friend was very content and I loved they remembered that it was good birthday and brought out a bday dessert- he was smiling ear to ear the whole time-Thank you so much!

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Cal506
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Victor’s for 40+ years. And never a bad meal. Or a bad singer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waiter Brenton was amazing and the staff has it ALL dialed in...
Highly recommend for a fun evening of great drinks, good food, wonderful entertainment all in an exceptionally pleasant, friendly and
Comfortable setting

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The singing was fantastic entertainment. The room has so much positive energy. The food was outstanding. This is truly a gem

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vipFrancineC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! Service, staff, very very good food and the singing was over the top! Definitely going again and again.

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ArthurC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was a very pleasant experience. We sat outdoors. There was a light mist to keep us cool. Our waitress was very attentive. The food was excellent. And the opera singers came every twenty minutes to give us a performance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and incredible talent of servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at The Victor Cafe! It is an adorable old school South Philly Italian place with excellent service and food. The staff are all professional Opera singers and each took a turn singing throughout our meal. It was amazing and we highly recommend it!

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food, great service and beautiful, talented
voices. A wonderful introduction to opera for our 2 1/2 yr old grandson! “Bravo” was the word of the day by the end of our meal!!

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Brucelita
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. (Sweet potato tortellini for the win!)
The service was excellent. (Ryan was fantastic.)
The singing was incredible.

Can’t wait to go back!!

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Lorri
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Victor Cafe is my favorite restaurant, i come for the singing and love to introduce new friends to this place. This visit was great like usual, however i was slightly disappointed that they had a big plastic wall up between the singer and the people dining. It really took away from the experience and hope that they decide to remove that wall soon. The singer was singing mostly to the room that me and my date were not sitting in. They weren't able to walk around and sing to the tables of people which they normally did in the past...it really made no sense since they were were serving their tables without a mask.

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TomS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and family - a perfect reunion. Try the chocolate martini for an end of the evening treat!

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Sucool
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I had our first date at The Victor Cafe 30 years ago and we have returned several times over the years. It is never a disappointment. Food is good, staff is friendly, and the ambiance is wonderful. The musical interludes every 20 minutes or so are always fantastic. We just came back with my son and daughter to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we had a wonderful evening.

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LoisB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the Victor Cafe….service was a little slow, but we were in no hurry and the food was very good. The opera singers were so talented! Our soft spoken waitress certainly surprised us with her strong operatic voice…. Amazing!
One thing I wasn’t crazy about was that the dipping bread came out wrapped in aluminum foil along with a not so good oil. Also, we were one of the first seated at 5:10 and had reservations for 3 wks, and we were seated against a half wall where the diners seated against wall could not view the singers…I think we could have been given a better table. Other than that we were all pleased with our meal and entertainment. Also, having valet parking was a big plus!

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NimaK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

WE took our out of town friends to Victpr Cafe for dinner. It was absolutely pefect!

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Sandi
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fabulous experience, beyond our expectations!! The food was excellent and plentiful!!
We will definitely be back. The service is absolutely outstanding. Our server was one of the best we have ever had. She was very professional and had a wonderful sense of humor.
Hope to see her name in lights some day!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, amazing service and breathtaking music!

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rissa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenton was our waiter and the best! Very knowledgeable about the menu. Such a great place, was my second time going I can’t wait to go again.

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JoanA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with great music and atmosphere.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Dilemma. How do I praise Victor's without harming myself. I certainly want them profitable but I want to be sure I can get in when I want. Maybe they should experiment with higher prices for a while.

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VictorC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and efficient. And the singing was superb. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outstanding!

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Mistermoman
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fun, warm and talented staff, good Italian food, and very Philly!

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vipBirthdayGirl
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was terrific!

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FerdinandD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quite a unique experience of food and opera. Food is good while the singing waiters are simply awesome.

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vipWillowwhereru
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service is horrific. Unfortunately we had a very rude female wait on our table. The food was cold and without flavor. Will NOT return. Very unfortunate as the singers were fantastic!!!

The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
Responded on June 20, 2021

We are so sorry for your not pleasant experience! This rarely happens. We were overwhelmed with business and having to bring in all outdoor guests due to the rain did not help our cause. We hope you accept our apology and give us another chance!

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vipYardleysince99
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to go here. The food is very good and the waitstaff SING opera. I am an uncouth barbarian and I know they sang well.
The food is excellent. Leave room for dessert. Definitely a special place to visit.

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SFSteakPlace
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Arrived Early and was greeted and seated directly. Took a while to get drinks, and order placed. The calamari appetizer was very small however it was tasty. The main course took over an hour to come to our table despite our waitress telling us that it would be right out.When the food did come out it was cold and mediocre.When I made the reservation I said that it was for a birthday but they may no a special arrangements. Singing was amazing and the highlight of the evening.

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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 3536 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.