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Le Virtu

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
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Ranked #112 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Juniper & Mifflin
Transit: Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
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75 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Gradyville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Did you know that LeVirtu is not simply the name of a restaurant, but also the name of a wonderful Abruzzo tradition? On or about May 1 each year, in the Province of Teramo, Region of Abruzzo, Italy, a wonderful cultural, gastronomical tradition takes place. It began in an effort for families to clear out the pantry of leftover stock... More

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Mantua, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we had the pleasure of dining outside on a relatively comfortable summer evening. our party of 6 shared the calamari salad (grilled with corn, raddiccio), the burrata and of course the mixed salumi platter. all were excellent. if you go to Le Virtu, i would say that you absolutely have to get the salumi as they make all their salumi... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have dined at Le Virtu several times over the last few years, and we have always been more than satisfied with the experience. On pleasant summer evenings, you cannot beat the outdoor dining area. The Octopus salad and the Burrata appetizers are both very good. The pasta dishes are interesting and taste as good as they look. The house... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are always exited to go here.. There is always something interesting to try. Creative preperation with quality ingredients. Not your cookie cutter Italian. Staff is always warm and friendly..kat is a charm and the owners are always helpful. Ask for a basket of pepperoncino for the table! I could mention some of our favorite dishes but I would have... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sat outside on the terrace on a beautiful summer evening. Great multicourse meal prepared by Chef Joe Cicala. Every course was a terrific taste treat with a wonderful dessert finale prepared by the pastry chef. Service was attentive and we can see why the restaurant is thriving.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a wonderful meal last night. Great service. Everyone so professional and the food...OUTSTANDING!!! Will return soon.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Outstanding Italian in a gentrified East Passyunk area. The food was delicious. Home made pasta. Not just your regular spaghetti and meatballs, But rather, something a bit more special. And yes there is outdoor dining too, if it isn't raining. I think I did understand that the menu was from Sicily, but don't hold me to that. In any case,... More

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Washington DC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What a wonderful dinner and fantastic dining experience. The Chef at this restaurant really surprised us with the most authentic Italian food I have had since my last trip to Italy. I spend approximately two months a year in Italy and frequently in the beautiful Abruzzo region which has it's very own unique culinary culture. Chef has captured it in... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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