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About The Victor Cafe

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.

1303 Dickinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cross Street:
Broad Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 468-3040

Website:
http://www.victorcafe.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking costs $12. Street parking is also available.

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

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, brunch, or dinner. Cocktail hours with hot and cold butlered hors d'oeuvre 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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 10, please inquire within.

The Victor Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (99)
Special Occasion (95)
Live Music (92)
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Good for Anniversaries (80)
Romantic (78)
Neighborhood Gem (77)
Good for Birthdays (74)
Fun (74)
Authentic (62)
Worth the Drive (54)
Cozy (44)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Good for Groups (29)
Casual (27)
Comfort Food (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Hot Spot (15)
People Watching (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a wonderful to celebrate a birthday.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Unique, quality experience. Well worth it. Our server was fantastic and an even better performer. She made our special evening even better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Too much garlic, Italian dish not as good as the steak.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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food2
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·Dined 7 days ago

We had a wonderful experience! Recommend for a date and/or Anniversary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful experience all around... great food and talented singers. Will definitely come again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Thank you Sandy for such a memorable evening we loved our table and my friend after 30 some years are renewing a romantic relationship, the Victor Cafe was just the right venue and was just the right spot.... Sally Ann...♥️

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

It was our first time , everything was excellent, food, drinks, service, music ... very unusual -that is wonderful. Thank you so much to made our Anniversary so romantic

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by friends who used to live in the area. Our experience tonight EXCEEDED our expectations. Great service and the talent is amazing. I almost broke out in tears! Our server Brenna is full of talent! We wish her the best! The food was delicious. We had the buratta and two vegetarian pastas...very good.
Great experience. We recommend this highly.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We loved the Victor Café....the lounge on the second floor was very romantic with the candlelight and couches and the food was delicious. The best part, of course, was the amazing wait staff who sang opera every few minutes. It was probably one of the best restaurants we have every been to.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time dining in this fine restaurant.
Great romantic cosy atmosphere.
Live opera, not an opera fan, But loved it.
Great live singing for about 2 minutes at a times.
Fantastisch italian cuisine, strong fresh flavours.
Good service, with friendly personal touch.
A must go for fans of great food abd Rocky fans ( Adrian 's restaurant in the movies )
Will be back Some day from the Netherlands

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am a big fan of the film Rocky balboa.
I also like opera.
Very very very good this restaurant.

I only wishes that i get something to remember that i was at adrien.s 🌝
Please contact me if you have something to remember Adrian s i am from holland. And i be here till wednesday.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Such a great place. They were very accommodating as I was dealing with difficult friends who ended up bailing, but I went anyway. They were understanding and so pleasant to deal with. Alexa, one of the owners, came up to my table and struck up a conversation as I was in town for the Rocky Run. The food was all fresh and delicious, as was dessert. The singing took me a while to get used to, but once I did, I loved it. I will definitely be coming back next time I'm in Philly!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a wonderful experience to enjoy a great meal and live performances of professional singers! A+++++

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing singers in a great vintage environment. Food was great as well and our server was very sweet.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a fun and unified experience! A must when in Philly

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had an awesome time at Victor Cafe. Went for the Rocky history and didn't even realize that all the staff are talented opera singers. It was a lot of fun and the food was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food & Entertainment.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Unbelievable service and food... probably the best place we have ever eaten... food, singing and price was awesome... if ever near here we will absolutely go again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the singing staff. Food was very good, and our waitress was attentive and very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I lived our experience at the Victor Cafe aka Adrians! I'm a huge Rocky fan and had visited there before on Mike Kundas rocky tour, but I loved the whole dinning experience was great, the food the service and the atmosphere was very nice.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The staff and the management are the most generous and kindest people you will meet - AND THE FOOD IS AMAZING! Do yourself a favor and reserve your table now! If you like Opera music the wait staff sings every 10 or 15 minutes. The Victor Cafe has that old world charm and - it was also used as a filming location for Rocky Balboa and Creed. I've been to The Victors dozens of times and consider it my favorite place to eat in Philly!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Outstanding food, entertainment (opera singers!!!), ambiance--at reasonable prices . . .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A great meal with wonderful entertainment by the talented wait staff. We will be back

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here on a whim for a first date. The Victor Cafe was a huge part of the night, with great service, a unique dining experience, and some great wines.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Organic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and it was amazing! We loved the food, we loved the opera singers, the pictures on the walls, the history that comes with the 100-year-old Cafe and the records were delightful!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The waitress was great. She was attentive and also a great singer. The food was excellent. I will definitely be returning here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Music was good and so meal took more time. Tables are small but adequate

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is very good and the opera singing is fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous service and food. The cannolis were the best I’ve ever had!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Victor Cafe is amazing! Not only is there scrumptious Italian cuisine with imaginative specials (not just the basic dishes), but all of the servers are classically-trained opera singers! Every 20 minutes they ring a bell, and a server sings a beautiful aria. Sometimes they team up for a duet. They do a great job of explaining the song to you ahead of time to set the stage, so even though they are usually not singing English, you can understand the emotions being conveyed in the song. This is wonderful live entertainment at no extra charge! They don't overprice the food to compensate the performers. This was definitely the most memorable meal we've ever had in Philly!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The high point, of course, is the singing. In the time we were there for an early dinner, we heard three arias and a duet, and they were all really fun and the singing was of a high caliber. The food isn't cutting edge haute cuisine, but the traditional dishes were all well-prepared, the ingredients used were very good, and the service was excellent. Recommended.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great time. Very different dinner experience, in a good way! Will definitely go back

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

So much fun to listen to incredibly talented singers and the food was excellent. If you haven’t been here, you must go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great atmosphere, traditional Italian setting, and if you're a Rocky fan it's a must see for memorabilia. The food and desserts were delicious and who could forget the amazing opera performances.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love Victor's Café. Food was great. Friendly and courteous service.
The entertainment.............perfection.

Everyone should go.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The servers had the most amazing voices and were charming too!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great place to take anyone new to Philadelphia. A unique experience. Always a hit

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always great to come here. We come after work every time we are in Philadelphia. Great history too.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Such a unique and authentic experience. This was our second time and we can't get enough of this place. It is such a fun place to bring friends and family. The first time I went, my food was average, but the second time it was excellent. Either way, totally worth it for the fabulous experience. Highly recommended!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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