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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

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  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Such a great experience

Food-excellent!! Service- excellent!!! Experience- excellent!!!! Voices- excellent!!! Looking forward to next time. Can't wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food-excellent!! Service- excellent!!! Experience- excellent!!!! Voices- excellent!!! Looking forward to next time. Can't wait.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

What a great dining experience. Food was excellent and the servers sing opera. They perform during dinner every 15 minutes or so. A little loud but enjoyable. A different dining experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Touristing with 6 people in Philly... local suggested this place.... Great food and service, but best of all was the unique experience of live, fantastic opera and broadway singing every 15-20 minutes. The locale seems odd (feels like the middle of a neighborhood) but it is TOTALLY worth looking for the place. Definitely a unique dining experience; make time for... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Victor Cafe provides outstanding Italian cuisine accompanied by professional singers. The waiters & waitresses suspend serving and perform opera and show tunes from musicals. Indeed, a most unique experience...good food, friendly, knowledgeable staff and quality musical entertainment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took the wife here for her birthday. I had the veal and she had the steak, both were excellent (and I am very particular about veal). Our server was very attentive, even though she had to sing her aria while we were there. About every 20 - 30 minutes one of the servers does a song for the patrons and... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What separates The Victor Cafe from most, if not all, other restaurants in this city is the fact that the wait staff sing opera to/for the customers on a regular basis. Every 15 minutes or so a bell is rung, and one of the wait staff gives a short introduction a piece, which they then proceed to sing to the... More 

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I recently dined at Victor Cafe. The atmosphere is lovely - very South Philadelphia, exactly what we wanted. Each of the waiters/waitresses was extremely nice, competent, knowledgeable about the menu, and checked on us the appropriate number of times. Each one had a beautiful voice, and we looked forward to each performance (aria). It can be frustrating... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Victor Cafe

Address: 1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
Phone Number: 215-468-3040
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: 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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