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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

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Classic (and with class) and authentic Italian food

Everything is near perfect at Le Virtu: good, streamlined Italian food, the way it should be, attentive service and a rather impressive wine list. I recommend in particular their maccheroni alla chitarra (square spaghetti) or their extra long (possibly at least a couple of feet each strand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Marco B
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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English first
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Everything is near perfect at Le Virtu: good, streamlined Italian food, the way it should be, attentive service and a rather impressive wine list. I recommend in particular their maccheroni alla chitarra (square spaghetti) or their extra long (possibly at least a couple of feet each strand) maccheroni, mugnaia style or with lamb sauce. Noticeable also was the tripes (some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The overall three stars comes from a combination of things- - Food -- 4 stars. The food was very good. Not the most amazing, but very, very good. The pasta dishes were some of our favorites. The polenta side was too rich for most people at the table. And the desserts are hit or miss (do not get the hazelnut... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There are Italian American Restaurants and then there are Italian Restaurants, this is an Italian Restaurant. You won’t find spaghetti and meat balls or chicken Parmesan here. Instead, what you find is a style of cooking I have only experienced in Italy. Braised pork, homemade pasta with truffles, pork belly, rabbit, and other delicacies only a true devote to Italian... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Philadelphia for the flower show and were asking local residents to recommend a great local restaurant. One girl told us that if we were to go to only one restaurant to try Le Virtu. We did and it was fantastic! From the risotto with boar to the hand pulled pasta to the rabbit, I had a great... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I ate at Le Virtu for our first time on Valentine's Day. Our meal and service were fantastic! We started off with the Affettati misti. This is a meal in itself. I would love nothing more than to come here during the summer and sit outside on their patio, order this and a glass of wine and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The service at Le Virtu was outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable. The spreadable salami antipasto was a "don't miss," as was the raddichio salad. The breads were fresh and chewy and a perfect accompaniment to the appetizers. The only issue is that the menu tends toward very filling dishes and you need to pace yourself and not over-order too many of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant itself is lovely, and on the quiet side, so you are able to carry on a conversation quite nicely. The food is delicious and true to its Tuscan ways. Pastas are fresh and the sausages and meats are cured and smoked in-house. The wine list is nice offering great selections from the region. Overall, Le Virtu gets a... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food in this restaurant is Abbruzese-inspired and mostly delicious. We were seated right away on a Sunday afternoon which is really a great time to visit as the restaurant was empty. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. For appetizers, I had the insalata mista which was excellent and my husband had the suppli which were 4 rice balls with... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a dinner reservation for 5:45 on Friday evening. Called the restaurant and told the hostess that we were in heavy traffic on the expressway. She asked how long would it take for us to arrive at the restaurant. I stated at least another 30 minutes. Hostess advised me our table was due to turn over at 7:45, so we... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very good Italian. Original treatment of both quail and pork belly. Excellent wine list and staff. Outdoor seating.

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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?