Le Virtú Brightens Avenue

Le Virtu
Rick Nichols visits Le Virtu which finally opened after many delays.

So it was with sense of “At last!” as much as anything else that I popped into the newly opened restaurant a few weeks ago, a romantic mural of the scarlet-cloaked daughter of Iroio (the inspiration for Abruzzi’s only opera of note) striding on one wall, the bar populated – who woulda thought? – by a gaggle of high-spirited Pittsburgh expats, one of whom, the soprano RoseMarie Peraino, was easily coaxed into launching into a few sweet bars of the Puccini classic O Mio Babbino Caro.

Book on Abruzzi turns into a cafe [Philadelphia Inquirer]