The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
iceberg lettuce, tomato, and hardboiled egg in our house gorgonzola cheese dressing
chicken livers sautéed in marsala with onions, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes over linguine
pan seared with onions and apples in butter wine compote with apricot brandy over garlic mashed potatoes
Great service, food and operatic performances! The valet parking was solid, too. The owner, Greg DeStefano, is most kind and accommodating.
The tradition and unique nature of the Victor Cafe makes it a little treasure in South Philadelphia.
Excellent experience!! The opera singing waitstaff is an absolute pleasure!
Excellent food. Excellent service and singing. Excellent ambiance.
This is a such an amazing experience! Not only is the Italian cuisine outstanding, but the Broadway times and opera arias sung by waitstaff are truly wonderful. We will return soon It was uplifting and such great service and dinners
It is a special place. Food, ambience, wait staff/ singers!
This is a wonderful place!
Haven’t been there in SO long and was happy about the return.
Although it can get very noisy, it’s such a unique place with the servers serenading us diners.
Food was good; portions rather large; service efficient and friendly.
This is my fourth time at Victors. It is an amazing experience. The opera singers are outstanding. You pay fir the show, good food, good service, and beautiful atmosphere.
I can’t wait to go back!
Super fun experience and great for a fun evening with friends. Great food and wine menu and the opera singing was just great. Not too over the top but just the perfect amount. Such a hidden gem. Didn’t know what we were signing up for when I discovered that there was live opera singing involved after I made the reservation but so glad we stuck to the plan. It was soooo much fun.
I have been coming her infrequently (due to distance) for decades, and The Victor Cafe never disappoints. Very good food and service in an authentic historic environment that is rare in the US, with live performances by operatically trained waitstaff. The history is interesting (hint: the original owner was not named Victor). And if you're a Rocky Balboa fan, much filming was done here.
great venue, great food, and great overall experience. Outdoor dining was amazing with lots of heaters keeping things really warm.
Great place with ok food. But it is an experience that is worth trying. The singing is worth the trip.
Bland food with large portions but not tasty at all. The singing is very amateurish. Could not hear the singers. Nice idea - poor execution.
I love the vibe and relaxed feeling of this place. The walls are covered in photographs and memorabilia, which give the restaurant a wonderful sense of history. Also, the waitstaff are trained singers ... and they provide entertainment, which is really the reason to visit this restaurant.
If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to go out on a date, and eat great Italian food while listening to waiters singing Oprah every 20 minutes, then Victor Cafe is the right place for you.
The Victor Cafe is a special place with a rich history. Its charm and passion for food and music have made it a cornerstone establishment in Philadelphia!
Wonderful experience. The food was excellent. The entertainment was exceptional. Definitely will return!
Took wife for her bday and brought 2 of my kids. Great atmosphere and food. The singing wait staff are terrific.
A wonderful place for a special date or just fun with friends. The servers take a break from giving you their attention to sing an operatic aria with wonderfully trained voices. We took some friends there for the first time and they loved it. Great food and great entertainment.
Love the opera. Felt safe and warm with outdoor seating
This is a great find what makes it so unique is having opera soung every 15 to 20 minutes by the servers. It's a unique experience and makes for wonderful evening. The food is very good and they have some very creative specials it makes it hard to decide. We've been going there for many years and it's a favorite. All the opera star pictures over the area is a added plus.
It was amazing! Love this place.
The food was fantastic, staff was very kind and pleasant. You much show a vaccination card for indoor dining. We were unaware not being from Philly. If you have a picture on your phone that will work.
My wife and I originally went to experience the resturant since it was featured in the Rocky and Creed movies as “Adrians”. It was incredible to be at place that was actually used for the movie and their is cool film memorabilia.
The food is also very tasty and the live opera performances are really unique. Perfect date or small group spot for dinner.
A must visit while in philly!
The Victor Cafe is a must experience for any guests visiting the area. The food is true to the Italian Heritage and the entertainment is very talented.
The food was incredible! The singing phenomenal and the ambiance was perfect! You won’t be disappointed.
An extraordinary place with excellent food! A wonderful experience every time.
This is a "must go to" restaurant. Wonderful service, food and ambience. The quality of singing voices was just wonderful. One of Philadelphia's iconic experiences!!
Great service, they go out of their way to make your night special. A must to visit but make reservations
Wonderful warm happy lively atmosphere , very special place
Excellent food and service .
LOVED IT!!!! Outside with heaters was super comfy and the singing made it very special.
I’ve been going to Victor’s occasionally for about 50 years.
It feels so good to introduce the Victor’s experience to friend & family. As always, our guests, my husband & I had a delicious meals & a fun/entertaining evening.
This was such a lovely find! I was simply looking for a restaurant close to a friend's house and happened upon The Victor Cafe. I didn't realize at first that they had performances from they're servers and I was a little apprehensive about it, but.. They were great!! And it was all done in a way that was very appropriate and not disruptive. I had images of bands of merry waiters traipsing around singing in your ear while you were trying to eat... It was not that way at all! It was absolutely perfect and entertaining. Service was stellar and attentive and the food was exactly what I was looking for.. Really delicious Italian. Highly recommended.. I will definitely be back!!
My wife and I have always wanted to try it here. We are glad we did! Great food and service and the Singing was wonderful!
Dined outdoors. Loves the opera from the balcony. Heat lamps kept us very warm. Servers were very kind and attentive.
because all tables were full, it would help if you turned down the dinner music (not the performance music tho) singers were great.
Great food! Great experience!Loved it!
A memorable experience. I have not been there for a couple of years and was reminded how wonderful it is to dine there.
Excellent food service and singing!!
The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 3661 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.