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Le Virtu

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1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220 (Juniper & Mifflin)
Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
215-271-5626
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A few Flaws but worth dining

The servers as all small establishment servers in Philly have general attitude, that's Philly. We had an absolute clown this time, but that isn't something to rate a restaurant 1 or 2 stars. We were one of first three tables and wanted to dictate how we ordered for the mighty four of us (all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
redanman
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The servers as all small establishment servers in Philly have general attitude, that's Philly. We had an absolute clown this time, but that isn't something to rate a restaurant 1 or 2 stars. We were one of first three tables and wanted to dictate how we ordered for the mighty four of us (all repeat customers). I said thanks and... More 

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Thank redanman
Wilmington, Delaware
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Another really good meal at Le Virtu where the pasta is as good as it is in Italy. Very authentic and delicious. Service and food are above most places. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Karen M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was a highly anticipated meal with friends we meet every year for dinner between Christmas & New Years. As I am a vegetarian (never a problem in Philadelphia restaurants, particularly Italian), I called to check out options the day before our reservations. I was informed by a lovely woman that there were lots of possibilities, and essentially not to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went to Le Virtue last night for dinner. It was delicious. I had rabbit made in the way of roast pork. It was rolled and stuffed and covered with mushrooms and gravy. My wife had gnocchi in a wild boar ragu. Both were wonderful. This was not the first time we went here, but I wanted to try it again... More 

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Thank joeriz
Providence, Rhode Island
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I was hosting a business dinner, and Le Virtu had been recommended by someone who used to live in Philadelphia. What a great recommendation!! We started with an antipasti platter of various salumis (all of which are cured on site), and then went into the main course. Several of us had pasta, which was heavenly. Made in-house, not overcooked, and... More 

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Thank KLGri
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I was surprised by how comfortable this South Philly Italian restaurant was. Often Italian restaurants in this area are over the top with checkered tables, chianti bottles & a like. To find your table, you have to pass through the bar, which looks like a place I could spend many nights if I lived nearby. There's a small dining room... More 

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Piermont, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Good meal in a just so-so room, but an excellent value. Interesting menu that went way beyond typical Italian offerings. Great wines by the glass. Liked just about everything except the desserts. Not that you have to have Tiramisu, but the rustic offerings were a little disappointing. You'll want to use Uber to get home from here -- not many... More 

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Thank Julieharman
Freeport, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Went here for business, had the broddo (seafood soup), commonly referred to as fruitti di mare. Mix of mussels, clams, shrimp, monkfish, scallops in a tomato based broth and served with bread. My associate had the rack of lamb which also looked to be prepared very well. Would highly recommend for fine dining/Italian.

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Thank Brian D
Long Branch, New Jersey
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A group of 4 friends (2 couples) on a Saturday night. Reading the website and many reviews we had high expectations. Maybe the problem is we have had so many great dinners in the past few weeks, but our consensus is this was below our expectations. Service was very good, great for Italian restaurant standards. The food was uneven. The... More 

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Thank 2sees
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Delicious Al Fresco dinner in the heart of Philadelphia. Food is fresh, seasonal and beautifully prepared!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
    (Juniper & Mifflin)
  • Public Transportation: Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-271-5626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?