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“Always fun and great food”
Review of Le Virtu

Le Virtu
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Ranked #218 of 4,428 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Juniper & Mifflin
Transit: Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Home made pasta and home cured meats a treat as at some unique appetisers. Fun to eat at the bar. Every time we've come have met interesting fellow diners.

Thank Stuart W
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a great dinner for six at Le Virtu. We sat outside--wonderful evening, beautiful mural and just the right music in the background. Good sense of being in Italy. Service was excellent--friendly, informed waitresses.
Food was very good, not perfect, but very good. Their pastas are as good as any I have had. Not quite sure I can't give the meal a full five stars--but certainly would make a point of dining here again.

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Thank Bobwphilly
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This place was great! We enjoyed the wine and food...very nice for a FRESH Italian dinner...the patio was great...inside looked good as well..would go back!

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Thank JKCDMom
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ate here before a Phillies game. It was a beautiful cool night, no humidity. We ate out on the patio. We all started with delicious heirloom tomatoes with imported mozzarella. My entree was the Tagliatelle pasta with pistachio pesto sauce. Scrumptious. H had the fish stew and a friend had the pork belly. Everyone enjoyed the meal. H and I split the semifreddo for dessert which was so delicious. A friend had the blueberry crisp. The bread was very good. The wine list was better than usual. Service was very good. Nice neighborhood. Street and Valet parking.

Thank Songbird811
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had heard so much about Le Virtu -- both before going and while actually there, as the owner/chef and waiter spent no small amount of time telling us how great everything was on the menu. (One hint: if the owner had spent more time in the kitchen than promoting himself and his restaurant in the dining room -- e.g., "The pasta special is named after me" -- then maybe the food would have lived up to his hype.)

Now, in all fairness, the waiter was efficient and friendly. And the appetizers were outstanding. Four of us each had different appetizers and the judgment was 10/10 on all of them. We thought we were set for one of our most amazing meals of the decade. Then came the main courses. Three of us ordered pasta dishes. One ordered rabbit. The texture of the pasta was perfect. The preparations, though, were so heavily laden with salt as to make the superior ingredients invisible: my dish was made with house-made Abruzzese-style sausage, porcini, black truffle, Navelli saffron. All I could taste was salt. Another in our group had -- and said -- the same thing. One had homemade pasta with a lamb ragu -- and a shaker of salt. The man who had rabbit shared it with all of us. It was a great portion, but it was so overcooked that none of us really ate much of it. Again, had the chef stayed in the kitchen, this might have been avoided.

Desserts were good, especially Le Virtu's fine selection of cheeses. All in all, though, I would not go back. Philly has too many fantastic restaurants.

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1  Thank xaviercourtois
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