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Le Virtu

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
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Ranked #106 of 3,730 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 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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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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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
66 helpful votes 66 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Philadelphia PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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