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Victor Cafe

1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
+1 215-468-3040
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“pork chop” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is centrally located, 5 minutes from downtown Philly. It's a family owned restaurant, that has a truly italian atmosphere with decorations related to Music. The food is superb, fresh pasta, homemade tomato sauce, great salads and desserts. I was really impressed, and the...More

Thank Paolo1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Victor's Café is an absolutely magnificent dining experience in South Philadelphia. Valet parking service is offered, and reservations are a must. Our daughter, her husband, my wife and I had dinner there on December 28th, 2017. The menu features something for everyone. The atmosphere is...More

Thank NickfromPhilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know what more I can say about the Victor Cafe other than it should be rated the number one Philadelphia restaurant - certainly the number one Italian restaurant. The food is excellent, the portions are large, the ambiance is striking, the service is...More

1  Thank cdickerson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son, daughter and I ate dinner here in December 2017. Victor Café is a unique place. The waiters and waitresses are opera singers in training. They sang Mozart's The Magic Flute, Carmen and many other things. I had Caesar salad and tortellini for...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you go out for dinner in my opinion, you expect to get the food, the ambiance and the service. Well this place has it all and your server just happens to sing like an angel and performs an aria as they were born to...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Victor Cafe is an iconic place in South Philadelphia. The primary requirement to be a waiter is a good opera voice. About every 20 minuets a different waiter or waitress stand on the landing and sings a beautiful tune.

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really unique restaurant. Italian food was great, well prepared and presented but the real prize was listening to opera pieces performed by the staff. They ring a bell and announce a few details about the piece being presented and then sing well...More

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely cosy restaurant, my husband and i were told about this restaurant by Mike Kunda (yo philly rocky film tour) as it is Adrians restaurant from the film Rocky. Amazing italian food, and the servers sang opera live in the restaurant which was amazing as...More

Thank LinzG89
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A great place! The food was fabulous and the opera singers(waiters) are all wonderful. They perform about every 30 minutes or so for a few minutes. There is bar upstairs that I will stop by for drinks next time before dinner.

Thank debcoh
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are an opera buff ? This is the place for u it is not a huge place. I went there with a friend and he surprised me getting up and singing. The waiters sing opera and there is a piano there so the...More

Thank MsBeth2016
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30 November 2017|
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Response from NorthjerseyWayne | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember seeing one but I’m sure they will work with you
21 November 2017|
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Response from LoisL1953 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely.....especially if they are in awe of entertainment. Thge food is delicious....take your time an enjoy.
Sue E
5 November 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
No, they have their own bar and wine list. I know some restaurants will serve your wine for a “corking fee” but worth calling in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
    (Broad Street)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-3040
  • E-mail
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