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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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Delicious Italian

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had been looking forward to dinner at this restaurant and had high expectations. Called ahead to confirm that we could bring our own wine and pay the corkage fee, no problem but maybe that's where the problem started. As soon as we told Gabe, our waiter about the wine, his whole mood changed and the service took an immediate... More 

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Las Vegas
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311 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Went here with friends. The food and service was very good. Good flavors with the pasta but the pasta was a bit more than al dente. Wine list and prices were very good.

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Berkeley, California
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I arrived in Philadelphia at 5 PM and had to find a restaurant for a late dinner with my nephew that evening. I chose Le Virtu because a) it was close to my hotel and b) the restaurant seated diners until 10. Otherwise, I had little advance information. Let me explain also that I have extensive experience with the finest... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I love to eat & especially love chef owners & partners who are personally invested in the daily details of their labor of love and actually show up to work - that's Le Virtu. The food at Le Virtu is wonderful and authentic to this region of the Adriatic. We have dined here since it opened, maybe 50 times, and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was our second visit to le Virtue for dinner and it was terrific. We were celebrating my daughter's college graduation. First off, it is located down a small street with no parking so it is wonderful to know that they have valet parking. We sat out on the patio and it was a lovely evening. There is a huge... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The pasta was delicious. The salads and the antipasta was also very good. The bartender was friendly and very efficient. The wait staff was not as attentive as they could have been, I had to pour my own wine each and every time. But i enjoyed the patio, the food and the company.

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Newtown,PA
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We dined at Me Virtu last week, and while I hesitate doing this again, I already rated Me Birth on Yelp, here goes and I'll try to be brief. By the way, the reason I hesitate is because the owner and chef at Le Virtu obviously didn't like my 2 star review and continued to respond in a pointed and... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Le Virtu is another of those smaller, but specialized, restaurants that Passyunk is now famous for - and is consistently rated in the top 5% of dining establishments in Philly. We decided to visit, over the holiday weekend, and see whether the buzz about "Authentic Abbruzzese Italian Food" was true. The outcome "well, kind of". Le Virtu is situated at... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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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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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?