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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 - 10:00 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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
A very pleasant surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
JCM
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The overall three stars comes from a combination of things- - Food -- 4 stars. The food was very good. Not the most amazing, but very, very good. The pasta dishes were some of our favorites. The polenta side was too rich for most people at the table. And the desserts are hit or miss (do not get the hazelnut... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There are Italian American Restaurants and then there are Italian Restaurants, this is an Italian Restaurant. You won’t find spaghetti and meat balls or chicken Parmesan here. Instead, what you find is a style of cooking I have only experienced in Italy. Braised pork, homemade pasta with truffles, pork belly, rabbit, and other delicacies only a true devote to Italian... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Philadelphia for the flower show and were asking local residents to recommend a great local restaurant. One girl told us that if we were to go to only one restaurant to try Le Virtu. We did and it was fantastic! From the risotto with boar to the hand pulled pasta to the rabbit, I had a great... More 

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Additional Information about Le Virtu

Address: 1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
Phone Number: 215-271-5626
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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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?