The home of the original opera recording studio for RCA Victor Record Company is a fantastic restaurant for over 100 years. Even Rocky enjoys it as it was Adrienne's restaurant in the last three films. Authentic Italian South Philly Style meal. Great bar upstairs with fantastic waitstaff that are professionally trained young opera singers. They perform many times while you enjoy your dinner. When in Philly, don't miss it.
Victor Cafe is just an amazing experience! You feel like your at dinner and a show in Italy. Everyone who sings is UNBELIEVABLE, I could sit there all night its so fun. Plus the food is out of this world, hands down incredible place!
Had a wonderful dinner here. Service was great and so was the meal. Will come back soon
So much fun! We went for a birthday celebration-service and food were great and the opera made the evening truly special!
The staff and the singers were amazing. We had a great time and the staff went out of their way to make sure we were well-taken care of! My daughter left her retainer behind and they kept it safe and were very friendly and helpful.
Cool authentic italian restaurant- the staff singing opera is a sweet niche.
One of the best dinning experiences I ever had.
Food was delicious as well.
One of the best Dinner experiences you can ever have! Opera singing, great food, and great history. This is a must do, and must try!
We had a great time! Five of us had delicious dinners, very good wine that was a good value, and we loved the arias. Our server, Yannelie, was terrific too.
We are from out of town and this was a really fun experience. Not cheesy (could have been). Staff singing opera was actually quite beautiful. Good was good. And cost was reasonable. I would recommend.
We enjoyed a great meal, celebrated an anniversary, and were charmed by the extraordinary performances by the wait staff. The upstairs lounge is particularly cozy and the whole place is full of history and memorabilia. Not to be missed, glad we finally made it there.
Superb menu and atmosphere. Adding to the ambiance is the wonderful opera sung by the servers. I will come back again and again!
The arias were just fantastic and very professional. We loved our evening, the food and the opera singers sent chills up our back. We will rerun next year when we are in town. 😊
Superb hidden gem
Long-time, dear friends were visiting us from NYC -- they are world travelers and very discerning. They were enchanted with the experience -- and neither likes opera, as we do. Elena brought tears to the eyes of a NY lawyer with her La Bohème aria. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Great experience. Super food, great staff, reasonable prices. We are not big opera fans but the singing staff are just exceptional! Lots of neat history on the walls.
This place is amazing! Not only is the food superb, the service is above & beyond! The waiters & waitresses are all so talented! I love how they tell the story about what they are going to sing! Definitely rates as one of my favorite restaurants!!
Always a great experience! Your waitress will sing an aria from La Boheme, then bring out salads. It's almost bizarre, but in the best way!
Always a wonderful experience. Delicious food, beautiful live singing waite staff, great service, valet parking, affordable prices . What more would you want. A true gem.
Third time back. Always a fun place to bring novices. Food is above average for the price. Great service. Friendly, Yummy Food & Fun!
I finally took the family (wife and high school/college age children) for a birthday dinner after three years taking clients visiting Philadelphia. They loved it as much as I hoped they would.
I understand there is a Rocky connection, but the draw for me is the great ambiance, traditional style, quality food, and the few minutes of live opera sung every 20 minutes by one of the professionally opera trained wait staff.
Over the course of a dinner you might hear four to six of them explain the context of their song then sing it live. I do not watch operas by there is something magical and so darn impressive in what these young adults can do.
Always an adventure of dining and music ! Love coming here and was a special birthday for a dear friend.
We went to celebrate my friend's birthday. We had a fabulous night with great food and even better singing. We love opera, and the Victor Cafe was a ton of fun!
Always a wonderful experience both the food and the entertainment!! Thank you!!
Dinner was great, the performances were fantastic. One glitch at the end of our meal. My father-in-law ordered bread pudding, we watched it being delivered to our server in the other room. The server was chatting with a table for 15 minutes and then went to another table. When he delivered the bread pudding, the ice cream was melted and he served it to us anyway. He offered to exchange when we made a comment but we were anxious to finish up. However, this will not keep us from returning.
Love the singing ...
The food is good but you really go for the experience. The service and the opera skits by the waiters/waitresses are very entertaining and a different night out.
Delicious food, waiters sign opera about every 20 minutes.
The Victor Cafe is an incredible experience. The service is wonderful, the music is breathtaking, and the food is so much better than I ever expected. Everything is classicly prepared, so if modern takes on old standards is your thing, this might not be your place. Classics are classics for a reason, though, and they're impeccably done here, from Caesar salad to chicken piccata to tiramisu. It's a joy to eat here, and if you're moved by the incredible musical talent of the staff, you definitely won't be alone.
What a great experience. This is an old building, but well maintained. There is valet parking at the door. We were immediately greeted and seated in a perfect location to observe the entertainment. The staff was well informed as to the menu details. The service by Yanellie was prompt and professional. The meal was excellent at a fair price. The main event at Victor's is the live opera arias presented by the waitstaff. The presentations were very professional. The recommended wine was great. The dinner for two was a reasonable $100 and took about 90 minutes. The location, just off Broad Street, was convenient. The one minor negative was the cheesecake. I have had better. Overall, a great dining experience and we will return.
Loved the opera while dining! Not only did the wait staff sing so beautifully, but the service and food was very good too. Definitely worth a visit. Great all around experience.
Service and food were excellent. Entertainment and singing we’re also very nice.
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.
A wonderful night! I felt like I grew as a human being.
You don’t get to experience places like this anymore. Amazing
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!!