We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Virtu

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
Update restaurant details
Ranked #144 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Juniper & Mifflin
Transit: Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
Reserve with OpenTable
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lambertville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

South Philly has really grown up, and Le Virtu is one example of why. This charming South Philadelphia restaurant serves food with influences of the Abruzzo region of Italy. The food is tasty, with wonderful flavors, and the wait staff knowledgable. The one complaint is that vegetarian options were sparse, but what they did offer was done well. We started... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Le Virtu offers a complete dining experience starting with friendly and knowledgable waitstaff and owners who engaged us in conversation and truly were interested in discussing the regional cuisine of Italy and its link to Le Virtu. The food is delicious and innovative and portion size allows the diner to savor each course. I've attended regular and speciality dinners at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia PA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Le Virtu is an attractive place on busy Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia's (mostly Italian) restaurant area. It is thoroughly wonderful. I recently had dinner there with half a dozen friends. (Since we went on a cold January evening, outside seating wasn't gonna happen.) Sometimes you know something about a place when you come through the door.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Le Virtu A good meal, good wine and good atmosphere… This is what I wanted when I wanted to go out Sunday night. We chose Le Virtu in South Philadelphia and it did not disappoint. The menu was rustic, earthy and very interesting. That’s what I wanted trying a new place. We started out with: Affettati Misti and Insalata di... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have dined at hundreds of Philadelphia restaurants over the past 25 years. I would rate Le Virtu as one of the top three restaurants in Philadelphia. Exceptional food and service. We were a party of four and all appetizers, pastas and meats exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend the single strand pasta dish, the lamb, the chicken and the squid... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

First of all the food was outstanding and there was a lot of it. We ate there after the Army/Navy game for the 2nd year. We had pre-ordered a family style dinner since there were 16 of us including 3 children. For Antipasti we had Insalada di rucola (baby argula with bartlett pears & various cheeses), Insalada di polipo (charred... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We ate at Le Virtu for the first time in over a year and they continue to do it well. Service, food, atmosphere are wonderful. Octopus tender and tasty, Lamb done to perfection, fish just right. The single-strand pasta was a treat, served with a basket of dried peppers. Nothing was disappointing. I appreciate the sound baffles on the ceiling... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Allentown Pa
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Were going to a living room concert in the area and picked this place randomly. Both of our dinners were absolutely amazing! We were running nearly an hour late but the staff was really understanding that we got stuck in traffic. The aroma walking in the door was enough to tell us this place has wonderful food. Service was excellent,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntingdon Valley PA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful cuisine with use of local farm provisions prepared in a rustic Italian fashion. The pasta was prepared that day and the rabbit was as good as it gets. ambience is just ok and probably hinders the establishment from being considered the best in Philly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merion, PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Home made pasta and home cured meats a treat as at some unique appetisers. Fun to eat at the bar. Every time we've come have met interesting fellow diners.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Le Virtu also viewed

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Been to Le Virtu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Le Virtu, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing