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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

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (104)
Special Occasion (104)
Live Music (97)
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Romantic (88)
Fun (85)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Authentic (69)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Cozy (58)
Worth the Drive (56)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Comfort Food (27)
Casual (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance was quaint, the opera singing was beautiful. We were seated and my husband was constantly knocked into by other guests as well as staff. The food was incredible, portion sizes surprisingly small for Italian food. We split the spaghetti and the meatballs, had the minestrone soup, and finished with the warm chocolate cake.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This place was Excellent.. The waiters and waitresses are Opera singers and are truly brilliant. We went because of the Rocky Balboa movie having been filmed there but we will go back for the uniqueness of the tasty food and singing.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal opera singers! I didn't think they could actually pull off great music AND yummy food, but they managed to--what a gem. I wish everyone knew about this place!!! I'm not even a fan of Italian fare, but I left very happy. I can't wait to go back to Philly to experience this unique setting yet again :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I love this place, hands down my favorite dining experience in philly

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing restaurant.. highly recommend it whether you like Italian food or not sure . Plus it was Adrian’s in The Rocky Movies!!! What more do you want !!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great overall. Appetizers left a little to be desired due to the tomatoes being out of season, but knowing that probably shouldn't have ordered. Food was great otherwise. Atmosphere was great and wait staff did an excellent job.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

A very good experience with good food and entertaining. I would repeat the experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Top notch all the way! I could not possibly be happier to have chosen The Victor Cafe for this very special celebratory evening!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very nice to see all the old time pictures on the walls. The atmosphere was energetic with the singers. Enjoyed everything about the evening food and entertainment.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Such talent!!! Very enjoyable evening. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a joy to dine here. We had a birthday party this time with a large party and the service was fantastic.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

What a fabulous Restaurant. Authentic Italian Cuisine with live opera! Truly a treat.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The wait staff were excellent and also entertaining

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed everything about this establishment. The wine list was extensive. The location was cozy. The food was delicious and the menu pricing was fair. The service was incredible. But what blew our minds was that everyone that works there sings opera...LIVE!!!! All whom performed had such great voices as well as performance. It was amazing and I’ll definitely be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Amazing singing and good food too. I would recommend to anyone looking to take their parents or out of town friends somewhere special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and fun atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really great entertainment and equally good food! Highly recommend if you’re into opera style music (or would enjoy it for a change of pace).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were a party of 6 looking for an early dinner before a basketball game and the Victor Cafe was awesome. Great food and the singing waiters/waitresses were incredible! The evening was the perfect balance of sports, arts and great friends.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Victor Cafe is unique and fun. It always impresses out of town guests. We've been there with friends, business associates, and for birthdays and anniversaries. The wait staff is a phenominal group of singers and very attentive servers. The food is very good. This restaurant is Philadelphia's best.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The quality of the musicians was excellent and the presentation of classical music was accessible, not at all snooty. Cozy atmosphere with tasty Italian staples and a varied wine list. Unique, and with a gimnick that enhances the experience, not a cheesy distraction.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love this restaurant, it is wonderful to have a good meal and listen to live opera performances every 20 minutes. Vso much history in the place too. I am amazed it isn't more well known, but it is always busy.

Great cocktail lounge upstairs too, like a European Salon! It is going yo be my new go to.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fifth time we’ve had dinner. Food, wine, singing all wonderful. Can’t wait to go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Dining experience. Food and service was excellent. The pre fixed menu had a nice selection for New Year’s Eve. Food was delicious.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent all the way around

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came for the early New Year's Eve dinner. The food portions were good size for all courses and delicious. The only comment would be there should be a kids option, especially for the early seating. It is way too much food for a kid and other restaurants in the city have a kids option in addition to the fixed price menu. The singing was fantastic as always. It was a good value overall and we would do it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful old vintage Philadelphia Italian restaurant experience with live opera. Food is quality old school Italian fare well prepared and presented. Customer service was wonderful being able to accommodate a last minute additional 2 in our party on New Years Eve. Brava to the wonderful performances. Not to be missed for the experience.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

They sang Happy Birthday to me

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing and the live performances stunning. A must!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

From the moment we walked in the doors I fell in love with this place! Absolutely wonderful staff, ambiance, food, drinks, and amazing dessert. But, my favorite part would have to be the incredible staff serenading us with opera pieces every 20 minutes. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced and I will definitely be talking about this for quite some time. Thank you!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Birthday Fantastic!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were there for the 2nd time and everything was excellent again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We came here in the late 80’s when we were dating and living in the city. Hadn’t been back in years but now we wish we had! Julia our server was great. The server/singers were very entertaining and the food was excellent (better than we remembered).

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was excellent. Good variety of seafood and pasta. Our reservation was for 8pm, but were not seated until 8:30. We had to ask for our drinks twice. They had a prix fixe dinner for $50 and only had one fish choice for the entree. Felt they could have offered a substitute. Quantity and quality were just right.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved Victor’s Cafe. Terrific Italian food, excellent service and the servers have amazing opera voices. The upstairs lounge is a cozy setting for a drink before dinner. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We introduced some friends to The Victor Cafe. They enjoyed it's charm, atmosphere, & extraordinary entertainment, as well as the wonderful food & wine.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was our second visit. Food seemed better than before but none of us ordered pasta. Veal Saltimbocca, Bronzino, and Filet mignon were all very good and you can't beat the ambience/entertainment!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing talented waiters, food is overpriced and not very good but I would go again for the entertainment and service

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went to Victor Cafe for a Holiday Date Night. We had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The service was superb and it was lovely to watch the talented attendants. The food and wine was excellent. I highly recommend Victor Cafe for any special night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We totally enjoy this restaurant for its menu, ambiance, authenticity, history and the amazing opera singers! Always consistent and entertaining!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for wife birthday , it has been a few years since going to Victors . Still excellent Italian food and you cannot go wrong with opera singing for special date night like birthday .

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Cozy
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