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Victor Cafe

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$$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213 (Broad Street)
Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
215-468-3040
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So unique!

Four of us went to Victor Cafe for the first time and we ALL thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Came on the recommendation of a cousin who enjoys music. Not only was the singing outstanding, so was the atmosphere AND the food!! We enjoyed cesar salad, spinach and pear salads, chicken and veal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
sue f
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us went to Victor Cafe for the first time and we ALL thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Came on the recommendation of a cousin who enjoys music. Not only was the singing outstanding, so was the atmosphere AND the food!! We enjoyed cesar salad, spinach and pear salads, chicken and veal marsala, veal saltimbocca and penne with salmon. Could... More 

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Thank sue f
North Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a big rocky fan the guy who did the tour mike kunda showed us this restaurant which to rocky fans is adrians resturant we booked a meal that nite and it did not disappoint very impressed with the service the food and the surroundings and the sining thanks for a great evening will definitely have a meal again when... More 

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Thank Tyrone P
Bethlehem
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at Victor's not only does a great job at serving the customers, they also enjoy singing Opera every 15 - 20 minutes. It is simply a very enjoyable evening meal and a very pleasant family get to gather.

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Thank JEDER52760
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went NY-eve price fix menu. Ambiance nice w/beautiful vocals but interruptions bit too frequent to sit & let food get cold. Staff where we sat ..must have gave us the cheap seats..too much activity, bar area, outside doors..servers, running past..talking.. bad area to be placed did not feel cozy, romantic not what I thought my 1st visit would be..letdown! felt... More 

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Thank DeeMD215
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Everything from the singing waiters, the service, to the food was awesome. The staff are professional opera singers so every 10-15 minutes one of them starts singing. I can't wait to return.

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Thank L-Papi-Sanchez
Bowie, MD
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371 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We planned New Year's weekend in Philadelphia around a visit here. Had heard of several years ago. Husband, mom and I went. All servers sing opera (they are outstanding), and there is an aria every 15 min. We had Italian wedding soup and calamari as appetizer, our entrees were calamari fra diavolo, a pesto tortellini, and a meat canneloni, and... More 

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Thank tlhjar
philadelphia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Make sure you arrive before your reservations and go upstairs. Treat yourself to the relaxing atmosphere of the sitting room and bar. There are candelabra and a general old fashion elegance. There were four of us. We each ordered a different item and shared. All four were excellent. The biggest treat, however, were the singers. Our bar tender sang 'Some... More 

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Thank butterflybirds
Brookline, MA
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

For decades, this enchanting restaurant has been serving great food and great music. The music used to be opera played continuously from vintage 78 rpm records - a historic collection they maintained. Now the records are in storage, replaced by the servers, presumably music students, halting dinner service briefly to present classic arias that are Met Opera quality. It is... More 

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Thank picturedesk2010
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Having dinner at the Victor Café is more than just great Italian cuisine, It's a showplace for some incredible voices that just happen to be from your server for the evening. The story of the Café (back panel of the menu) is an example of the financial opportunities in America driven by hard work and a work ethic that seems... More 

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Thank Gerry17601
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted to see the Christmas lights (Miracle on South 13th street) at 13th and Tasker. While checking out the location I remembered a friend of mine had recomended the Victor Cafe. I called but all the tables were booked but they suggested we hang out in the lounge and wait for a table to open. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
    (Broad Street)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215-468-3040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 am - 12:00 am

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