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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
sister in laws birthday

Myself, my wife and 12 year old son along with my sister-in-law and her husband visited on 04-07-2015....I must say i don't normally do dinners and visit such restaurants,BUT, i would absolutly do Victor Cafe again. We all enjoyed the singing and food was in my opinion excellent.A very nice time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
John V
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Myself, my wife and 12 year old son along with my sister-in-law and her husband visited on 04-07-2015....I must say i don't normally do dinners and visit such restaurants,BUT, i would absolutly do Victor Cafe again. We all enjoyed the singing and food was in my opinion excellent.A very nice time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I completely agree with one of the previous reviewers that said "go for the atmosphere but not the food." Food: poor to mediocre at best. First, we had clams- very very fishy, so they were obviously spoiled. My tilapia dish was just OK- loaded with lemon and not much else. A friend ordered "risotto" and it came out as white... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Unique experience! Restaurant has Old World Charm, hearty Italian cuisine, and servers singing Opera! A "must do" for special occasions or to take out-of-town visitors. Our server, John, was fun and highly entertaining. And, an exceptionally talented opera singer! Thank you John, for making our evening extra special!

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Wheeling, Wv
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Every time I am in Philly this is a definite dining experience for my guests and I. This wonderful restaurant is like stepping into the past. Pictures on the wall of so many famous people who have eaten there over the many years. Approximately every 20 minutes one of the waiters sing an aria or beautiful song for about 5... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Okay so we had reservations for 7:45. There were 6 of us on Saturday night March 14 and only 2 of us have been there before tonight. There is a lounge upstairs with sofas and chairs to grab a drink and relax. It is very quiet and the walls are adorned with celebrities who have visited the restaurant. The waiter... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was packed last night, so make a reservation and wait upstairs at the super kitschy bar, lounge. It's like having a drink in someone's old but elegant candle lit parlor. Couches, wing back chairs, RCA Victor dog and phonograph memorabilia adorn the walls and the atmosphere was amazing! The waiters are all opera singers and the bar tender was... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went to Victor's Cafe on a recommendation. The atmosphere was old world Italian which was fine by us. The singing was great. The waiters and waitresses take turns singing opera. First they explain the piece and then open their mouths and impress the crowd with beautiful singing. I just wished they would have sung more. The food is okay.... More 

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Elkridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're a fan of opera, then Victor Cafe is a wonderful way to get in dinner and a show--all at the same place. The servers break into song every 10-15 minutes, and they are all quite, quite good. It makes a nice backdrop for having some very good, traditional Italian food in a quaint, cozy atmosphere. The upstairs bar/waiting... More 

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Wilmington,DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Food is not lousy at all, but mediocre. Atmosphere however is wonderful. Lovely place to simply sit back , eat and enjoy everything this place has to offer. The singing is beautiful, the tables are arranged so you can interact with fellow diners easily. Upstairs, the lounge/bar area is so warm and inviting.

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Philadelphia, PA
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Four of us who are neophyte opera buffs had a lovely time last evening at Victor Cafe. We arrived slightly before opening time and our early reservation since we were already in the neighborhood. We were immediately greeted by a friendly staff willing to take care of us. After getting some wine,we were free to roam the restaurant looking at... 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: Romance, Special occasions
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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