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Le Virtu, Philadelphia, PA

Le Virtu

4.7
4.7
1761 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
>Le Virtu Cucina Abruzzese in Philadelphia is bringing the culinary tradition and philosophy of Abruzzo to the surrounding community. Abruzzo is Italy�s most unspoiled area with bold and unpretentious cuisine created by the local fishers and farmers and Le Virtu is recreating those delicacies with locally sourced meat and produce, and artisanal ingredients imported straight from Abruzzo.

>Indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting; we cannot guarantee all outdoor seating requests).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 271-5626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Apolinar Sanchez

  • Catering

    Email inquiries only.

  • Neighborhood

    East Passyunk Avenue

  • Cross street

    Juniper & Mifflin

  • Parking details

    Street parking or the public parking garage attached to Constitution Health Plaza at Broad & McKean Streets (entrance is on McKean between Broad & 15th Streets).

  • Public transit

    Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. B

    Brion

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible as always, from the food & atmosphere to the friendly staff & service. Get to know about an overlooked region of Italy while enjoying some insanely delicious food matched by wines you won't find many places. It's transmittance of culture, artisanship, & passion by a staff that is truly a big, welcoming family.
  2. o

    ossiewiz

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Le Virtu has consistently kept its quality standards. Highly recommended!
  3. T

    Tina

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food! Amazing pasta dishes. Great service also!
  4. OF

    ObjectiveFeedback

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and decent service. Host was not very accommodating when we asked to add another chair and table space for an additional diner.
  5. JS

    JessicaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined at Le Virtu last night with another couple and we had a wonderful experience. We hadn’t dined there in awhile. We sat outdoors, which they have spacious outdoor dining. The service was excellent and the staff was knowledgeable about the menu. My fellow diners had pasta dishes that were homemade and delicious. I had the swordfish dish with zucchini and sun dried tomatoes with a lemon caper sauce that was out of this world! The flavors burst in my mouth and the ingredients were very fresh. I highly recommend dining at Le Virtu. They are consistently good. We will definitely be back sooner than later.
  6. g

    greatdiscovery

    Jacksonville

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but the service slow. Overall value good.
  7. d

    dianea

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent, authentic, delicious!
  8. MM

    MariellenM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This meal was one of, if not the best, meal I have ever eaten. My boyfriend and I went there for his birthday, a later celebration so we kept it low key. The bottle of wine we got off of their reserve list was one of the best I have ever had. Our server recommended the pasta I ordered ( Taccozelle ) because it would pair well with the wine and let me just say I would eat this pasta every single day and never get sick of it. My boyfriend had the lamb served over this outstanding romesco sauce & fregola that literally melted in my mouth. Our server was amazing, attentive, and even made the birthday boy feel special by putting a candle in the cake I brought ( he is picky ) and serving him some complementary vanilla gelato to go with it. We are floored by this experience, and will without a doubt be making this a consistent date night.
  9. C

    brettC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here a bunch of times and each time it gets better and better! Another fantastic meal! Thanks to AZ and the amazing servers as well as the talented chefs!
  10. MO

    MaryO

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Italian cuisine; the fresh bread and long hots kicked off a great meal, including scrumptious dessert!
  11. DE

    DianaE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    They were very helpful with the wine selection. The young man was very knowledgeable. Every course was delicious but I thought their pricing was a little high. Oh well it is the city! The focaccia bread and the fish dishes were so well prepared and tasty!
  12. NK

    NathanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and very distinct from what you’d get at a “classic” Italian restaurant—the focus on specifically Abruzzese food really shows. I especially loved the greater use of chile peppers than in an average Italian restaurant. Also, there were plenty of vegetarian options, which is not always a given, though I’m sure the many meat options are all wonderful too. All together a wonderful experience!
  13. D

    Duffbeer215

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Le Virtu many times over the years and it has never been anything but excellent. Last night's meal was no exception. Everything is so fresh and delicious, the staff takes the time to expand on that experience. See you soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time at Le Virtu. Overall, really enjoyed it and will go back. Meat charcuterie was excellent, as well as the pork tenderloin. Lamb rack was good, but for medium rare was a bit under-done. Not a huge wine list, but what they had was very good.
  15. a

    akdj

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 friends shared 3 appetizers and 2 pastas and were very full at the end but managed to squeeze in a shared gelato. Everything was delicious though our menu choices ended up being very heavy on the bread and cheese!
  16. DK

    DavidK

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My companion and I were seated promptly upon arriving for a 6:30 reservation. Our waiter was attentive and informative throughout. The burrata appetizer was non-traditional in that it was warmed, as opposed to a chilled ball of fresh cheese. Tequila cocktails, house style limoncello, and wine suggestion (a 2017 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Riserva, which they happily decanted) were outstanding, as were the seafood pastas we enjoyed as entrees. Overall, wonderful experience and I will absolutely return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside so noise level was not an issue. The food was excellent and the wine outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I found every dish I ordered to be too sweet, and not savory enough. Also the desert I ordered combined orange and chocolate (which I dislike) but the description did not state this at all.
  19. SW

    SteveW

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there on date night. Really excellent food and attentive service.
  20. o

    outandabout

    Philadelphia

    279 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is top notch very creative outstanding Italian food
  21. MN

    MarthaN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Virtu is a beautiful restaurant, with a lovely outdoor dining area. The food is excellent: subtle tastes, high quality ingredients, a great pleasure. The service is excellent.
  22. MS

    MSSGAR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Le Virtu, and we had a wonderful dinner. The outdoor space is lovely and comfortable. The noise level was probably higher than usual because there was a party taking place in part of the area, but it wasn't bad because the outdoor space is quite large. I liked the pace of service as well. We were meeting old friends that we hadn't seen in a long time and were deeply engaged in conversation. The waitstaff clearly assessed the situation correctly and gave us lots of time between seating us, taking our drink orders and each course. The food was superlative. The eggplant rollatini appetizer special had some of the creamiest ricotta I've ever had, and the hanger steak special was deeply flavorful, cooked perfectly, and melted in the mouth. Also of note were the beef carpaccio, the rack of lamb, and the gelato. Overall, an excellent experience, and I look forward to going back.
  23. p

    philmumzee

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Rarely have I had a waiter make it clear that he didn't want us to be there -- including correcting my pronunciation -- which I thought odd given that the restaurant was not full on a Saturday evening.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and our server was great!
  25. L

    Luca

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for excellent food in a nice atmosphere, you definitively have to go to Le Virtù. Authentic Italian (actually, abruzzese) food
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine and service. Meal was small but hefty. Left feeling fulfilled. Would recommend for any special night or just a nice dinner!
  27. L

    robertL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Food is always amazing and homemade. Will def return
  28. SF

    SusanF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Virtu is one of our favorite restaurants. We love to dine on the patio in the summer.
  29. MM

    MichaelM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great service, great location. A little expensive but worth it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Outdoor patio was a lovely setting and food was just as good as it was in Rome and Florence.
  31. AN

    ANNIES

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding, as always! Delicious food and a nice atmosphere
  32. NL

    NancyL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always the food was amazing and my out of town guests (world travelers) were suitably impressed. My only (minor) complaint is that the menus are difficult to read. The women at the table next to ours actually used their phone flashlights to read theirs.
  33. CJ

    CJWhit

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time there. Tonight was not exception!
  34. RD

    RichardD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to in South Philly. Always great food and welcoming atmosphere.
  35. NB

    NickB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    All food excellent, but the squid ink pasta with corn and salmon was bit too salty, portion size was good. Excellent Italian wine list, had a great Rose from Calabria, partner also had excellent dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service at a cozy neighborhood restaurant
  37. NG

    NicholasG

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food and service was outstanding.
  38. LV

    LeVirtusux

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Host and waiter were surly, acted like we were wasting their time. Will never go back snd will go out of my way now to spread the word.
  39. RN

    RoseN

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Our waiter was awful. Interrupted us while ordering to go help another customer pick wine. Some of the dishes were excellent. The polenta and zucchini flowers were delightful. The carpaccio had so much sauce on it you couldn’t tell if they were hiding the quality of the meat. The broccoli rabe, duck pasta dish, and eggplant crepe were cooked beautifully. HOWEVER, they were so over salted it made it difficult to enjoy. Our waiter barely checked on us so it was pointless to even try and say something. So much for a lovely anniversary dinner.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious as always! We got the cheese plate for appetizer and two diff pasta dishes. The rose’ wine was delicious too (the lighter one not darker color one). Save room for dessert which is delicious too - I love the orange almond cake with dark chocolate shell and my friend go tiramisu. We sat outside - the outside patio is really nice!! Service was excellent. Love Le Virtu!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Le Virtu using the Order Online button. Le Virtu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 271-5626.

Le Virtu is rated 4.7 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Le Virtu

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Juniper & Mifflin

  • Neighborhood

    East Passyunk Avenue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking or the public parking garage attached to Constitution Health Plaza at Broad & McKean Streets (entrance is on McKean between Broad & 15th Streets).

  • Public transit

    Snyder Ave. stop on SEPTA/Broad Street subway.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Apolinar Sanchez

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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