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“incredible northern italian food”
Review of Le Virtu

Le Virtu
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Ranked #222 of 4,484 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 August 4, 2014

we had the pleasure of dining outside on a relatively comfortable summer evening. our party of 6 shared the calamari salad (grilled with corn, raddiccio), the burrata and of course the mixed salumi platter. all were excellent. if you go to Le Virtu, i would say that you absolutely have to get the salumi as they make all their salumi in house and it is excellent. if you dont want to commit to the entire mixed platter, i highly recommend the n'juda (speadable, spicy meat).
We also shared 3 pastas and the pasta special of bucatini was excellent. all pasta made in house, perfectly al dente.
everyone had their own entrees, most of us ordering the fish. I had the seafood stew and it was excellent. i asked for more bread and the waiter happily obliged so i could mop up the sauce. 3 others ordered the trout in our party and everyone raved about it.
Finally, the deserts were superbly fresh homemade pies of blueberry and strawberry with mascarpone gelati. Amazing. i shared the cheese platter for desert and the Northern Italian sourced cheeses were fantastic with a nice variety of flavors and firmness.
the only hiccup of the entire night was that i think they forgot to bring out the cheese platter until checking on us later because everyone else's desert was already consumed (as was our after dinner drink) before the cheese plate came out. otherwise a prefect night out with friends.

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Thank stallroad
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have dined at Le Virtu several times over the last few years, and we have always been more than satisfied with the experience. On pleasant summer evenings, you cannot beat the outdoor dining area. The Octopus salad and the Burrata appetizers are both very good. The pasta dishes are interesting and taste as good as they look. The house made lamb sausage is a real winner. The service is always very good. This is a restaurant that you keep on your list.

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Thank Richard D
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We are always exited to go here.. There is always something interesting to try. Creative preperation with quality ingredients. Not your cookie cutter Italian. Staff is always warm and friendly..kat is a charm and the owners are always helpful.
Ask for a basket of pepperoncino for the table!

I could mention some of our favorite dishes but I would have to include the entire menu..thanks Le Virtu

Thank john b
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sat outside on the terrace on a beautiful summer evening. Great multicourse meal prepared by Chef Joe Cicala. Every course was a terrific taste treat with a wonderful dessert finale prepared by the pastry chef. Service was attentive and we can see why the restaurant is thriving.

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Thank Philip M
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal last night. Great service. Everyone so professional and the food...OUTSTANDING!!! Will return soon.

Thank Penash25
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