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Le Virtu, Philadelphia, PA

Le Virtu

4.8
4.8
1789 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 & outdoor dining (we cannot guarantee all outdoor seating requests in peak seasons).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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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 1,789 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. GL

    GeneL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar is friendly, local patrons with deep knowledge of the food and wines. The service are professional and detailed. The food is amazing and such a fun space too!
  2. SS

    SueS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Our server, Andrew, was excellent, even as he was tending to numerous tables and large groups. Food was outstanding, from apps to dessert. Wine tap system was down that night, but my selection was also available by glass/bottle, albeit at a higher price. That was the only minor issue of our otherwise excellent meal. We'll be back.
  3. B

    scottB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice wine list. Interesting pasta dishes and specials.
  4. SB

    StephenB

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Conveniently located in south Philly. Neighborhood area and close to everything. The wait staff was friendly helpful and attentive. The restaurant has an old world look and feel. Felt like I was in Italy for a couple of hours. Good selection of appetizers and main courses. Everything we had was delicious and full of flavor. My compliments to the chef. Definitely recommend.
  5. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to meet an old friend. When we initially sat down it was pretty noisy and we had a lot to talk about so we asked to be seated at a more quiet table. They happily put us in an adjoining room, where were the only table, and they still served us attentively great food and wine, it was a remarkable evening of reminiscing and eating very well prepared dishes with graceful service. 5 stars!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal
  7. BB

    BobbyBoy

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took three out of town colleagues here for dinner on a Tuesday night. First time here for each of them. We all had the burrata appetizer which was amazing. Then several of us had the recommended pasta course, the Taccozzelle, which was incredible. Finally, three of had the bronzino which was also excellent. A memorable meal. My colleagues have mentioned this several times during the past week and are anxious to return.
  8. m

    monsieurms

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable and excellent
  9. J

    Jess

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this is by far the best Italian restaurant in Philadelphia!
  10. F

    Fictionchick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I’ve been here before and the food was amazing but this time is tas really mediocre. Wine and especially food were meh. For $25 pasta, I expect wonder in my mouth. Service was excellent as always.
  11. RH

    RobH

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, lovely wines, and the pastas were delightful. Great service, will definitely go back
  12. m

    mollyc

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely superb. House cured meats were delicious. We love the baked crepes stuffed with ricotta. Our waiter was very lovely. It was a real family evening with kids playing in the courtyard and a wonderful clarinet and accordion duo playing standards and Italian themes in sort of Klezmer style— just such a happy and charming scene.
  13. LS

    LarryS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “Felt like we were eating on the continent “. Said my dining companion
  14. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was impeccable. If your visiting Philly, try to make it to LeVirtu.
  15. LP

    LuisP

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy to be able to come back to le virtu. It is astonishing that they have been around for so long and are still killing it. I mean, i literally had a dream about the duck ragu with pasta. These are some of the nicest people in the biz serving the best food on the Ave. Don’t walk, run.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Dinner with the family
  17. JM

    JanMan

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food. We ate outside on a cool October night....about 54 degrees.....very comfortable with the heat lamps. Waiter very knowledgeable about the wine selections.
  18. RM

    RobynM

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second or third review I have written for this outstanding restaurant. My husband and I have been coming here for more than ten years, and not once have we had a less-than-stellar meal. There has been no slackening off. The menu consistently features creative, delectable appetizers, entrees, and cocktails, and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly without being overbearing. Even the decor is very pleasing. Last Sunday my family and I enjoyed two of the appetizer specials - one with sausage, polenta, and red peppers, and the other a butternut squash salad. We also ordered two of the dinner specials - a ribeye steak and lamb ragu. This restaurant is my absolute favorite; I highly recommend it.
  19. AC

    AubinC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the service perfectly fine. Also a really great wine list at a good value. Interesting Italian wines you won’t see anywhere else.
  20. JW

    JerryW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best restaurant in Philadelphia. I had friends from California with me, and they were in awe of how great it was [and it's always great!].
  21. CH

    CHO1

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is so nice and the food was amazing. Servers are attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.
  22. c

    clwho

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening with Le Virtu! We are from Abruzzo (Collecorvino) and we excited to try the traditional dishes presented by Le Virtu. Of course, not as our family made them (particularly the Munguia pasta) but everything was very good. We will definitely return on our next trip to Philly. Only disappointment was the pricing of the wine list. It was very over priced and that is a shame.
  23. EW

    EatingWellAsSport

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Interesting combinations, expertly prepared, beautifully presented. The burrata appetizer was surprisingly creamy, spicy and paired with slices of acorn squash. The pasta dish with sausage, truffle paste and mushrooms was extraordinary.
  24. d

    dianea

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious & consistent. I just eat too much!
  25. M

    Missmayak

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    the food was okay. nothing special. everyone was sat in one room bunched together. the bathrooms are thru staff/kitchen area. staff were nice but seems not enough help.
  26. LP

    LuisP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From soup to nuts, everything was perfect. The service is always on point as is the food. The pasta with duck ragu is my new favorite. And those olives stuffed with monkfish is out of this world. Bravo Le Virtu 11/10
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite, go to place
  28. B

    Brion

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    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.
  29. JH

    JaneH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My most favorite neighborhood bistro ever. The food is creative and delicious. Wonderful wine, personally selected at the vineyards. Lovely surroundings, indoor and out. Warm and engaged staff who made me feel completely welcome and well-cared for. As I was in Philadelphia on my own for three months while my husband was a patient in a spinal injury rehabilitation hospital, their kindness and expertise were so much appreciated and contributed so much my sense of well-being in a city not my own!
  30. o

    ossiewiz

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    Tina

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food! Amazing pasta dishes. Great service also!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. m

    maconbistro

    Jacksonville

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

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

    dianea

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent, authentic, delicious!
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 4.8 stars by 1789 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 16 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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