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Victor Cafe

1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #29 of 3,740 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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
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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Bucks Co. PA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You've hit the trendy "here today gone tomorrow" restaurants? Dinner should not cost more than your mortgage? Looking for something out of the ordinary? Take a date, a group of friends or your family to Victor Café. Nestled safely and quietly in South Philadelphia, yet close to Center City, you can enjoy very good food in plentiful portion sizes with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took our son there for his 28th birthday. A bell rings, the restaurant goes quiet, and a waiter or waitress introduces an aria, giving you the history behind it and then launches into song. And, boy, can they sing! The food was 4.5 on a scale of 5. I would suggest getting the specials as my husband and son did.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you've never eaten at Victor Cafe before, what makes this wonderful restaurant in South Philadelphia stand out, is opera. The Victor Café, since 1933, known as the “Music Lover’s Rendezvous,” included live performances of arias and instrumental solos, occasional soliloquies and poetry recitals, performed by its patrons, until 1979. Since then, every twenty minutes or so, sometimes more often,... More

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cherry hill new jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Trusted trip advisor. Went there and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The waitstaff are so professional and what a treat they sing opera that you would think u were at a concert .impressive and amazing. The food is good. It's not the most amazing but the whole experience would have me go back in a heart beat my mother... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is certainly a must when in Philly. Not in the centre, but it’s absolutely worth the extra travel. The waiters sing an opera song every 15 minutes. Me and my friends we’re not opera fans, but we truly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious and plenty, and the service impeccable!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were looking for a place to take my daughter (14) for her birthday, something a little different and more special than the usual suburban fare closer to home. A friend recommended Victor Cafe in Philadelphia, as she'd been there several times for special meals. It is in a neighborhood section of South Philly (meaning not much parking, but there's... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a true Philly landmark. If you are in town for visit you should definitely consider adding Victor Cafe to the itinerary. The servers double as opera singers and the atmosphere is unique. We enjoy the veal and the house cabernet.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant is a gem that may not be as well known as it could or should be, but perhaps that is fine. The restaurant is in a row house in South Philadelphia and from the moment you enter,you know you are in a special place. I attended a happy reunion there with several friends from high school and it... More

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We spent 3 months near Phildelphia in the early part of the year and one of the things we did with family was to visit this great restaurant where excellent singers sing beautiful opera arias around the tables during the evening. Excellent ambiance and great food and not too expensive. A wonderful evening and hope to repeat when back later... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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