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1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2220 (Juniper & Mifflin)
+1 215-271-5626
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Kennett Square
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank ebfk
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ericlars0n
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I had to laugh when I saw the overall rating of four stars for this restaurant - it is surely one of the best restaurants on the North American continent, and it represents the cuisine of the Abruzzo region of Italy masterfully. Perhaps that cuisine - stark but subtle, rustic but refined, a form of art that is nevertheless humble... More 

Thank Ned B
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a very inviting place for dinner...comfortable, friendly and casual. And the food is first rate. Some of our group had an appetizer portion of pasta to start, while I had a delicious radicchio and apple salad. The entrees were excellent. No one rushed us and we had a very good time.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a very special meal with family. A lot of them are living very near to and along Passyunk Avenue. We had a Sunday afternoon early dinner on a perfect day in Philadelphia-The Eagles were beating The Vikings. Our family is culturally Italian from Abruzzi. This is the taste of our grandmother Angelina Pizzi that we treasure in our... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us went here after The Eagles home opener. We're glad we did. The service and food were excellent. They have valet parking, inside and outside seating, a bar and excellent menu choices. We were all pleased and would return.

Thank Mike M
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Met some old friends for dinner. Parking can be difficult but they have valet. Waiter (forget his name) was super nice. Helpful with recommendations and very attentive. We tried some of the specials and some of the standard menu items. Everything was very good - hot, well presented and seasoned perfectly. Definitely will return.

Thank Ed B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I had been with friends about a year ago and loved it. We returned this past Friday might as a portion of the price of certain special dishes is going to support the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy. It was a beautiful night, we sat out side and the dinner and wines recommended by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
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?