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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

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (102)
Live Music (91)
Good for a Date (90)
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Romantic (87)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Fun (80)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Authentic (66)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Cozy (54)
Worth the Drive (53)
Good for Groups (43)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Casual (27)
Comfort Food (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
People Watching (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We took my mom here to celebrate her 77th birthday and it was phenomenal. We loved it from the wonderfully talented waiters and waitresses who operatic voices were melodic to the wonderful service to the delicious food! An all around great experience. BRAVO, THE VICTOR CAFE! Thank you so much for making my mom's birthday special.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful night! I felt like I grew as a human being.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

You don’t get to experience places like this anymore. Amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Post Valentines Day dinner. The whole night was a perfect 10. Fabulous food! And the singing was off the charts. Can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Didn't realize until we were there waitstaff take turns about every 15 minutes to sing opera, I hate Opera but loved this!! Food was excellent! Only knock was main course took way too long to be be brought to table. Highly recommend. No parking, except valet for $15!! Found free on Google maps at funeral home 2 blocks away.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Kaitlyn is literally the best and most talented server you have! Also, THANK YOU for letting me perform tonight!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional in all ways - service , food, entertainment and ambience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our Valentine dinner!! Wow!! The food, service and singing was wonderful!! Great wine and atmosphere!! If you are a music buff, particularly opera & love delicious Italian food, Victors is a gem. Valet parking for only $12 bucks!!! Hadn’t been there for about 40 years but will definitely be back soon!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The overall experience was phenomenal. Highly recommend for special occasions with the loved one. The singers were all so amazing with incredible dialogue. Everything we ordered was incredible. Will be looking forward towards my next visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Incredible place. The wait staff are all professional opera singers and sing every 20 minutes or so. The place was featured in Creed (the movie) and has some incredibly paintings. It was a busy day when I went so there were some limitations (the kitchen forgot to take out walnuts from a dish I specifically asked not to have any in). However, it was valentines day and I know they were busy. I would definitely go again. The owner was lovely as was the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Live Music, Live Sports, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere. Terrific singing. Interesting history. Food not good
Food is not the reason to come here. Sad

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience as always. The opera singing waitstaff makes The Victor Cafe one of the best and most memorable dining experiences.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentines Day and the limited menu was a little disappointing but expected. I cant eat shell fish so half the menu was unavailable for me. Ive been here other times with the full menu and it is awesome.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Words can't describe.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

AMAZING great people

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We very much enjoyed our evening. The food was good and attractively presented.
Service was good although they had to work around the music. The singing waitstaff was surprisingly good. Very fun!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent meal. Filet Mignon was slightly over cooked. Asked for medium and got medium/well. Otherwise a great dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food - better than I remembered- and lovely staff. And the singing! Wow!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went here with family for my birthday. We had a great time and food was excellent.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

By far the best restaurant in Philly if you want Italian served at perfect intervals even when it’s packed, with servers standing by with fresh pepper and Parmesan right when you get your meal. The opera was awesome and was great for my boyfriend and I, who was skeptical at first!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food and the waiting staff was amazing. The staff sing Opera songs every 20 minutes. It was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was certainly a cool experience! All servers are classically-trained opera singers and sing to the restaurant every 20 minutes (not distracting). This spot was also included in the move Creed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One-of-a-kind experience with authenticate Italian food and talented opera-singing servers.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Unbelievable!!!! Waitress/waiters friendly,enthusiastic singing opera tunes. People getting up to dance during dinner. The entire restaurant enjoying the food and festivities. Will return again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the opera singing. The comfy Lounge upstairs. YES!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We initially selected this place because it was in South Philly which was convenient for us and because it was reasonably priced. However, we were delighted to find the live singing and music was most unusual in that it featured opera, classical music and show tunes. To my surprise, my 21-year old daughter loved it as did I. Lots of interesting photos and memorabilia on the walls and throughout the place made for amazing photo ops. We would not have discovered this gem had it not been for Open Table. The only drawback is the parking in South Philly is very challenging if you don't use valet. Be prepared to circle around the block.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have been here twice thus far, and most certainly looking forward to many more visits! My fiance and I love The Victor's Cafe, by far a favorite. The food is fantastic, cocktails are great, atmosphere is romantic and cozy, the staff is outstanding with amazing talent. Every mile driven to get there and dollar spent while there is worth it. One of a kind experience, and truly a gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was so unique and special. They paid special attention to the note I left on open table about it being my mom’s birthday and came out with a cannoli dessert singing happy birthday in the most epic opera version. It was very thoughtful and impressive. Love this place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time! We both ordered one of the specials, Spaghetti Rusticana, which included a meatball, sausage and braciole- all delicious. Every 20 minutes or so one of the wait staff sings an operatic piece of music and the 3 that we heard while there were beautiful. Our waiter, Topper, was very attentive and pleasant, and his turn at singing brought the room almost to tears! Bravo!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had a lovely experience. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The servers were attentive and kind. The food was delicious. I’ve already recommended it to friends!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was surprisingly good. Very accommodating about requested personalization of dishes. The singing waitstaff is the highlight - talented, sincere, trying hard.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Went here with my mom as a last minute decision and it was the best decision. The good was phenomenal and the singers were amazing. I’m not into opera but this place made me a fan. I can’t wait to go back!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Can't find anything to complain about! The food was moderately priced, well presented and absolutely delicious. The servers breaking out singing opera is alone worth the price of admission. While the place was packed, I arrived at 8:15 PM on a Saturday evening for an 8:15 reservation. We were seated and greeted by the wait staff at 8:16. Honestly, could not have had a nicer time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The singing was fantastic. My daughter ordered the onion soup and the cheese on top was American cheese. My husbands salmon was a huge piece and he enjoyed it. But it’s the singing that makes thus place. Did not like when a singer was in the middle of a song and then left to sing in another room

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing experience. Food was superb! Burrata was amazing. We got the spicy lamb bolognese and the eggplant parm.

Steven, our waiter, was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful Time!!!! I highly recommend this place! You will not be disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I heard about this from a friend in D.C. who said we simply must go to Victor Café. She was right. We had good wine, great food (we both had pasta specials), and wonderful entertainment. Our server, Luciana/Lucy, was our favorite singer of the night. Such intensity! A gorgeous voice! The walls are covered in articles about Victor Café and old opera posters and record covers. It's a real gem in South Philly that's great for locals and tourists alike.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Old school south Philly Italian restaurant that keeps it fresh. The food is excellent but the service and ambiance are supreme! And the waiters sing opera that will bring tears to your eyes!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food, great ambience, and lots of fun as the servers take turns (every 20 minutes or so) singing operatic arias. Absolutely unique experience!

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