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Victor Cafe

1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #39 of 3,722 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Cross street: Broad Street
Transit: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
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90% Recommend
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited for a family celebration in a group of five. Neatly tucked away in a residential street it's very unsuspecting from the outside. Had drinks in the bar upstairs first which has an amazing ambiance with a clash of furniture and bare brick walls all very artistically lit. The niche selling point in this restaurant is that the servers are... More

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Hammonton, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I took my husband to The Victor Cafe for his birthday dinner. We first went upstairs to have cocktails. It's set up almost like a living room. There's comfy chairs and couches to sit on while sipping your drink. You are also able to hear the singers while upstairs which is an added bonus. My husband was especially excited by... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There were 6 of us in our party and it was our first time we were seated right away, service was fast and friendly food was delicious and the entertainment exceeded our expectations. it was wonderful one after the other, great selections and great voices A definite favorite on our list and we will return and recommend it to our... More

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Leawood, Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Myself and 3 other co-workers were looking for a small neighborhood Italian restaurant in Philly. We ran across The Victor Café on Dickinson Street. Not only is the food deliciously prepared, but you are treated to occasional opera singers providing a sample of some well known songs. I am not an opera fan, but the waiters all have incredible voices!... More

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Norwood PA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We took our family and my in-laws here to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday for something different. The place is cozy and charming and the wait staff friendly. The food is delicious and the singing incredible. I was the only opera fan in the group, but every one of us thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the talented singers...including my 3 daughters of... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my fiance for his birthday which fell on Mother's Day. Not the best meal as they only offered a limited menu but we made the best of it. Found a 2009 vintage wine on their limited list which didn't disappoint! Disappointed in the minor amount of singing. Because of the volume of diners, the wait staff who nearly... More

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We booked a reservation here expecting to be entertained, but not much else. Boy were we wrong! As soon as we entered, the music filled our ears and we were transported into old world Philadelphia! The food was excellent- great wine list and wonderful desserts. The quiet upstairs lounge with oriental rugs and a bartender (who goes downstairs to sing... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Now that I no longer live in Philadelphia, it's hard to choose between old favorites when I visit. This little restaurant is a true gem. When friends who have never been to Philly ask for my recommendations, I list this as one of the musts, especially if you don't live in a city as it has such a unique feel;... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our first time dining at Victor Cafe, and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance created by the singing wait staff. It was a pleasure listening to their arias, which definitely added to the experience. The wait staff was timely, attentive, and friendly. Overall, the food was very good. The baked prosciutto filled with crabmeat was unique and really flavorful.... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is my third visit over the years to Victor Cafe. On this Tuesday night, the place was pretty empty. With our party of 4, there were only about a dozen patrons the whole time we were there. The food is good here, but not over the top. The music from the wait staff, however, is the real draw. Their... More

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