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The Victor Cafe

1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
+1 215-468-3040
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6213
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. Our reservations were for 9:30pm. We arrived early and were escorted to the quaint bar/lounge upstairs. It looks like your sitting inside you Italian grandmothers living room. This is not the place for a quick dinner. This...More

Thank Krissyalx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! The upstairs bar has the charming old world Italian ambiance, the servers/opera singers are amazingly talented and the food is good solid Italian. It’s a super fun unique night out spot. Highly recommend! Lots of history behind the restaurant.

Thank Becky065
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been coming to The Victor Cafe since I lived in Philadelphia in the 1960s. We return whenever we are in the area. This visit we introduced this special place to friends from Toronto Canada. They loved the ambiance, the wonderful...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience. Opera students/wait staff sing different aria's during dinner. Our waitress (Marissa) and bus girl (Daniella) were fabulous - attentive, friendly and very talented! Myfood was delicious (ravioli portabello) but my friends thought the red marinara sauce was too salty. This is a CASH...More

Thank Nancy B
Rick D, General Manager at The Victor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Nancy, however we accept all major credit cards (VISA, Discover, MC, and AMEX). We recommend cash tender for larger groups as we do not split checks, but we can accept multiple payments (including credit cards) so long as the amounts are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant just blows my socks of. I’ve been here twice now, every time I visit from the U.K. this place is a must see. The staff are awesome, Alexa is so helpful and they even put a lovely twist on my favourite Negroni cocktail...More

Thank meddlingmike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Victor Cafe many times in since 1997. I can recommend this fine Italian restaurant to any one who likes great food and very good opera singers, it's such a nice way to enjoy a fine meal. The wait staff are...More

Thank Chuck-06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our little group, most from Rochester, NY area wanted something other than cheese steaks for dinner. We were staying in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood and found this gem a short distance away. What a charming atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff and a unique twist...opera singers....More

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Philadelphia & Pennsylvania for the first time. Friends’ son a local resident suggested this restaurant. Excellent Italian food, loved the chicken piccata. Staff classically trained opera singers. Everyone enjoyed their meals & singing.

Thank 72Cessna310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here, so we didn't know what to expect...what a wonderful surprise! Two distinct aspects to enjoy: the Amazing Italian food and the Superb Opera singers. Both were world class, and worth visiting Victor for independently. We will go far out of our...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was well prepared, albeit modified Italian classics. Service was efficient and entertaining. All front of the house employees here are actually classically trained opera singers, many of whom are yet to be discovered talent. Beautiful voices. Don't worry if you are not an...More

Thank 80travelbug124
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Anastatia D
6 April 2018|
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Response from Sheryl S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call them and ask. They are very nice. I don't see why they wouldn't.
Melanie M
6 March 2018|
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Response from debcoh | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure if you call a week in advance you will be able to get a time you want
30 November 2017|
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Response from NorthjerseyWayne | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember seeing one but I’m sure they will work with you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$55
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Italian Dining with Opera Singers as your server! A family owned, Philadelphia Landmark since 1918. Our singers are all local performers in the Greater Philadelphia area, and represent some of the greatest talent in the country. They provide a unique experience to a romantic dinner, anniversary, or family reunion. Our operatic performances are something you'll be talking about for years to come!
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