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Le Virtu

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
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Ranked #108 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Celebrated our daughter's birthday with a delicious dinner al fresco! Homemade pasta and not the same old desserts. Authentic Abbruzzese cooking.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to Le Virtu' numerous times, and it never ever disappoints. On the contrary, it impresses every time. It deserves repeat visits so that you can sample all the different pasta dishes; this is why it's good to go with friends, so that you can order various primi and share. The secondi (especially the agnello) and the wines are... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had dinner at Le Virtu on a late summer early Friday evening. Hostess graciously moved our original table to a less noisy location. Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter took us through the excellent and unique Abbruzze menu. Well worth trying some items you might not have had before. Very nice wine list with some moderately priced but excellent Italian wines.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we went with friends to this restaurant and by the time we were finished at 8:30 pm, the place was packed and so earlier in the evening is probably better. I started off with the calamari salad which was excellent. The ladies had a soup with crepes whose name i dont remember but it too was excellent.For the main, i... More

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Gradyville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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