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Le Virtu

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1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220 (Juniper & Mifflin)
+1 215-271-5626
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a splendid evening we had at Le Virtu. We were served by a friendly, professional, knowledgeable waiter who patiently answered all of our questions about the unique menu. All pastas were house made. I had the black and white pasta with shrimp--delicious. My son had the stinging nettles fazzoletti with cocoa dusted guinea hen sausage. It sounds strange, but... More 

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Thank Cottagelady579
Newfield, New Jersey
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Italian restaurants in Philly. Not the typical Italian-American fare, the menu is based on the Abruzzo region of Italy. All of the pasta is made in-house and the salumi is cured by them as well. The wine list is also from this region of Italy. The service is top notch, staff is super friendly and very... More 

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Thank Jeanette S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good but extremely expensive and small portions for a no name South Philadelphia restaurant on a Wednesday night. Had better less expensive meals from famous chefs. Wine selection very limited and severely overpriced. Would do better in center city.

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Washington
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our dinner at Le Virtue was outstanding, from the salad and pasta daily special (salad with pears and house made pasta with lamb ragu), to the main course of meagre fillet perfectly seared and the lamb porterhouse perfectly cooked. My husband loved the pistachio budino and I the orange almond cake. The staff was very helpful - all in all... More 

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Thank TownsendWashington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Out of five stars, I would give it a ten! One of the best Italian restaurants in Philly. Not the typical Italian-American fare, the menu is based on the Abruzzo region of Italy. It's authentic Italian at its finest. Attention is paid to every detail. All of the pasta is made in-house and the salumi is cured by them as... More 

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Thank Michael D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

having family from and having been too this restaurant does Abruzzo proud. The food is truly amazing!

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Thank Gabriellejoiner
Kennett Square
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Third visit to celebrate a birthday. Excellent food, great atmosphere, and attentive service. Let's get to the fun stuff - FOOD! There were four of us, we ordered 4 Antipasti, 2 Primi's and 4 Secondi. Of the Antipasti, Mozzarella in carrozza and Carpaccio di polipo were standouts, while the Scrippelle ‘mbusse & Costoletti di maiale al macellaio were good, they... More 

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Thank xinnkeeper
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

As we did not have a reservation, we ate at the bar, which was fine. Same menu as the restaurant. We shared pasta Nero e bianco (white and black pasta with seafood) and lamb porterhouse. The kitchen split both dishes for us. Nice presentations. (See photos). We will return.

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Thank ebfk
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was visiting Philly from the DC area and came here with my girlfriend on Feb. 11th, 2017. The restaurant is in a charming neighborhood, with a large outside patio abutting a mural of life in southern Italy, which is apparently part of a city art project. Service was top-notch - we were seated quickly and the waitress guided us... More 

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Thank Alex O
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have eaten at Le Virtu three or four times over the last few years. We have never been disappointed. This last Saturday, we had a salad with frisee, fennel, endive and a diaphanous very small eel, the last ingredient which was quickly sauteed. This doesn't sound like 'rustica cosina Italiana,' which Le Virtu prides itself on providing, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220
    (Juniper & Mifflin)
  • Public Transportation: Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-271-5626

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