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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.8
4.8
4019 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 468-3040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Victor Cafe contains a grouping of intimate dining rooms which offer seating for a maximum of 135 people. Inquiries for smaller groups are also welcome. Special events may be booked for lunch or dinner. Cocktail hours with hot and cold butlered hors d'oeuvres may be arranged. We believe you will find the Victor Cafe a most unique dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    The Distefano Family: (215) 468-3040

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cross street

    13th Street & Dickinson

  • Parking details

    Valet parking costs $12. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station

  • Entertainment

    Live opera seven nights a week by talented professionals as well as students.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 4,019 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Philadelphia

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia

    Best Service

  • Philadelphia

    Best Ambiance

  • Philadelphia

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  1. T

    Terry

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so pleased with our dining experience. The ease of valet parking, the cordial welcome at the front door, the caring assistance to second floor( we had 2walkers, fantastic food and attentive and entertaining waitress and waiter. We had wanted to experience Victor Cafe for awhile. It did not disappoint. Great night out. Best meal I’ve had in awhile. We would definitely go back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing. She was so attentive and made my husband’s birthday dinner even more special. Her performance was also outstanding as was the other performers.
  3. SM

    SarahM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't believe I have not been to this restaurant before. The singers and servers were unbelieveably amazing. It was such a treat for my friends that were visiting me.
  4. EW

    ElizabethW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! Wonderful ambience, staff and food. The performances were top notch, we will definitely go back!
  5. n

    nd200821

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The music is out of this world
  6. SH

    StevenH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful dinner! Waitstaff were friendly and professional. The three members of the staff who sang were outstanding! Food was hot and good. Will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it as always
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wow the ambiance was magnificent. All waiters sang opera. That was a great experience. The food was splendid. However, I would like to suggest my opinion about the portions and the value. How about to reduce the portion size of the and food the price to half. You will get more clients the place will be busier.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostalgic atmosphere is awesome. Service is impeccable. Very cool place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. The opera singers are amazing and the food is delicious.
  11. LD

    LenoreD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great and just like I remember. The food is delicious and the staff performances were wonderful. They are so talented.
  12. PF

    PhillyFoodies

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aubrey and Idina were fantastic. Aubrey made our night by singing a song from The Music Man for our anniversary.
  13. CC

    ChristyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time at the Victor Cafe. We went to celebrate our vacation and our son’s birthday. The opera singing was outstanding and not intrusive to our dining experience. I would highly recommend Victor Cafe to anyone looking for a quality night out.
  14. D

    Deborah

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A birthday celebration between friends. Everything was excellent and the singing was superb. Never a disappointing moment at Victor Cafe. Bravo!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was one of the more unique dining experiences I’ve had. The food was great- they even were super accommodating to my restrictions. The singing is AMAZING - and beyond worth that extra course or beverage just to hang out a little longer.
  16. JM

    JM0402

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Opera sung every 20 minutes or so. So cool!! Don’t miss it. Valet parking every time we went. NYE was AMAZING!!
  17. YS

    YiotaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the experience! Food could be a little better, but the friendly and warm ambiance, the super friendly staff, and most and foremost the wonderful opera singers/waiters, made our New Years Eve so special. We will come back.
  18. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve dined here several times. The opera performances are a treat and always excellent. The food is very good too and the staff is always friendly.
  19. p

    pmbp145

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loooooove this place! It is absolutely magical. The food is great, service is great and the servers voices are incredible.
  20. DC

    DianeC

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our NYE meals were awesome!!! The singer wait staff were amazing!!! It was dinner and a show!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and the opera trained staff was amazing. It was a very special experience to have wait service sing opera during our dining experience.
  22. SL

    SarahL

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide MIKE KUNDA it was a lovely experience food was amazing very big portions for the price. The opera singing finished off the 5 star experience , would recommend this restaurant to everyone staff were brilliant and very welcoming.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the Opera Singers were so good!
  24. PB

    PeterB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor Cafe has become our favorite Holiday tradition. Wonderful food is outshined by the environment of wonderful opera singing, live or recorded, and happy diners. But don't let the enjoyment of the restaurant and singers make go unnoticed that the food is simply delicious and served on time. Can't wait until our next visit!
  25. J

    Janna

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor Cafe' South Philadelphia has excellent drinks, food and service. Also, Excellent singers.
  26. BH

    BarbaraH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and service are wonderful but the music is what makes me return, year after year. This is a Philadelphia treasure, and many menu favorites make us look forward to it, especially over the holidays.
  27. RG

    RogerG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite resturent. There is nothing to not like.
  28. BF

    BarbaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our celebration of my granddaughters 21st birthday at the Victor Cafe was nothing less than spectacular! Everything from making the reservation to paying for the experience was enjoyable! The food was delicious! The service was attentive! The entertainment was excellent! The valet parking was so welcome! We will return!!!!
  29. YT

    YelizT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the Best Restaurants i‘ve ever been!! Thank you all for everything!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We visit here several times a year and love this place. Food is great and the singing is amazing!
  31. LW

    LaurieW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner as usual
  32. SK

    SKM047

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My only concern yesterday was the abundance of young people who were either drunk or loud, as though they were the only patrons in the restaurant. I guess I need to avoid Millennials.
  33. R

    Rebecca

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, music, attentive service, all fantastic, which makes for an enjoyable evening. Kudos to the wonderful singers.
  34. RS

    RhysS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, the staff sing every 20 minutes and are amazing singers. Am MIST if you travel to Philadelphia . We were Rocky fans so even better experience. The staff are helpful and friendly and the food is gorgeous. Thank you again .
  35. BC

    BryanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Our server Colin was very unattentive. Ordered an espresso ... No lemon twist ...Sugar or offer of either. Just a spoon. Ask them what the spoon was for. He said if you wanted sugar and then turn around and walked away. Quite aloof. Singing with spectacular as usual. The menu has changed tremendously since we were there 2 years ago... Less options. Been going there for many years. Very disappointed this go around. It has been a tradition for us to go there after the Trans-Siberian show.
  36. GL

    GeorgeL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this place to EVERYONE!!! The ambiance is amazing and the singers are amazing!!!
  37. VH

    VannessaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great dinner and the quaint restaurant vibe and classically trained opera wait staff is lovely. Check out the upstairs speakeasy before you leave, so cool.
  38. G

    Gina

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding- 4 stars because we were seated in the back and the singers never came out, so we never saw them :( they should walk around the restaurant so everyone can see and enjoy them
  39. I

    Italianguru

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing iconic atmosphere. The food, service and classical singing was beyond amazing. May be my new favorite place in Philly
  40. N

    Ninac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing atmosphere made for a really wonderful evening. The service was very good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 4019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

1303 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th Street & Dickinson

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking costs $12. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live opera seven nights a week by talented professionals as well as students.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 468-3040

  • Private party facilities

    Victor Cafe contains a grouping of intimate dining rooms which offer seating for a maximum of 135 people. Inquiries for smaller groups are also welcome. Special events may be booked for lunch or dinner. Cocktail hours with hot and cold butlered hors d'oeuvres may be arranged. We believe you will find the Victor Cafe a most unique dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    The Distefano Family: (215) 468-3040

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