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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 - 10:30 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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
TorontoTraveller37
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I ate at Le Virtu for our first time on Valentine's Day. Our meal and service were fantastic! We started off with the Affettati misti. This is a meal in itself. I would love nothing more than to come here during the summer and sit outside on their patio, order this and a glass of wine and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The service at Le Virtu was outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable. The spreadable salami antipasto was a "don't miss," as was the raddichio salad. The breads were fresh and chewy and a perfect accompaniment to the appetizers. The only issue is that the menu tends toward very filling dishes and you need to pace yourself and not over-order too many of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant itself is lovely, and on the quiet side, so you are able to carry on a conversation quite nicely. The food is delicious and true to its Tuscan ways. Pastas are fresh and the sausages and meats are cured and smoked in-house. The wine list is nice offering great selections from the region. Overall, Le Virtu gets a... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food in this restaurant is Abbruzese-inspired and mostly delicious. We were seated right away on a Sunday afternoon which is really a great time to visit as the restaurant was empty. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. For appetizers, I had the insalata mista which was excellent and my husband had the suppli which were 4 rice balls with... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a dinner reservation for 5:45 on Friday evening. Called the restaurant and told the hostess that we were in heavy traffic on the expressway. She asked how long would it take for us to arrive at the restaurant. I stated at least another 30 minutes. Hostess advised me our table was due to turn over at 7:45, so we... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very good Italian. Original treatment of both quail and pork belly. Excellent wine list and staff. Outdoor seating.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is not walkable from the city center, but well worth the taxi ride. Everything from the greeting and service to the food and wine was superb. Great ambiance too. Try their antipasto! Reservations essential.

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Philadelphia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Excellent service added to our special dinner welcoming our son from California for a visit to attend our older son's 50th birthday. We all had a good time on exotic food.

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Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A farm to table concept in the Abruzzese style and tradition. Literally, the best meal I ever had the pleasure to experience.The entire operation is first class and can stand up to the best that even San Francisco has to offer.

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?