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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)
+1 215-468-3040
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05:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 04:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 22:00
Fri 05:00 - 00:00
Sat 04:30 - 00:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in town for work and decided to have dinner here tonight. I made a reservation on line for one and arrived. I was quickly seated at a booth. The space is small and intimate and you have no trouble hearing the singers no matter where they are located. I brought a book and between that, the music, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Victor Cafe is a one of a kind experience that creates a great night for opera aficionados and casual fans as well. Great food, service, and music. The location is a decent number blocks from the City Center; you can definitely walk there but I would recommend taking a taxi if unfamiliar with the city (as I was) or unable... More 

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Manlius,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delicious dinner with friends ended up being a truly memorable evening. The ravioli and beet salad were divine. The veal dish was a little over-done, but otherwise the food was delicious . There is an impressive wait staff - both in serving (and being hospitable) and in their operatic talents with sharing information to set up the scene.. Superb... More 

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EHT, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A return visit to the Victor Cafe was as perfect as we remembered, atmosphere alone gets 4 stars. Reservations are a must, we like to arrive a bit early and enjoy a cocktail in the upstairs lounge . The lounge atmosphere also gets a few stars of it's own. Just take a walk upstairs and check it out! Once seated... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy opera and Italian food, you MUST visit this restaurant. The very talented staff perform two tasks serve and sing (every 20 mins). The food is excellent and the wine list is varied in type and price. They have valet service and taxis are readily available.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is small but we were comfortable with our party of 5. Reservations were a must. The food was just wonderful. The entertainment really great. We weren't sure if the kids would like the opera arias, but the first one sang was the one from Mr. Bean's Holiday, so that was just perfect. Price was worth the quality. The... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

From the minute you walk in and see the red checkered tablecloth's to the minute you find yourself having tears from the beautiful sounds of the singers you will enjoy this magnificent Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. We enjoyed all the appetizers between us, especially noting the clams casino's, and the butternut squash soup which is something I would... More 

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Destin, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is 98 years old. You do not last this long if the food and service is not outstanding. This place did not disappoint. The wait staff not only takes care of your every need but are truly talented opera singers. Every twenty minutes or so they ring a bell set up the story about what they are going... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived on time, after a 40 minute drive. We had a reservation. It was our anniversary. They sat us at the worst possible table, right where everyone passes to go in and out of the rooms and the front door. Could not seat us at another table. This restaurant was recommended as a romantic place. Not. We left before... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This Italian restaurant is full of happy energy - all the waiters are opera singers who take turns breaking into operatic song. It is amazing. You might be watching singer across the restaurant or the waiter may be standing right next to you. I've been all over the world and never been to a restaurant quite like this. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
04:30 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 22:00
Thursday
05:00 - 22:00
Friday
05:00 - 00:00
Saturday
04:30 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-3040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?