The Victor Cafe

Philadelphia
Italian Restaurant
$$$$
Available for Reservations
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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In a space first opened as a gramophone shop in 1918, post-prohibition Philly saw owner John DiStefano, an Italian immigrant and avid music lover, reinvent his business as The Victor Café, Music Lover’s Rendezvous. Since that shift in 1933, the restaurant has become known for its Italian fare, red-checkered tablecloths, and its operatic, classically trained singing servers. You’ll be treated to live arias and ballads while you dig into Chicken Piccata or Linguine and Clams. The restaurant is also known for something else, too: a little cameo in Rocky Balboa, and once again in Creed, as Adrian’s restaurant. 

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As one of the city’s oldest Italian restaurants, The Victor Cafe seals the deal of its authenticity with its red-checkered tablecloths and operatic, classically trained singing servers. In 1933, the space became known as The Victor Cafe, Music Lover’s Rendezvous, after first functioning as a gramophone shop in the late 1910s. The menu works to meld Old World classics with modern takes on Italian fare, along with seasonal daily specials.

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Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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