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Le Virtu


Dinners for You and All Your Friends: Feasts Worth Planning Ahead For

Sure it’s fun to order just what you want off of a restaurant’s menu but sometimes the camaraderie of a shared feast is what you’re really […]


You Probably Can’t Make Minestrone The Way Le Virtu Makes Minestrone

This Sunday, adoptive sheep-daddy Joe Cicala is making minestrone at Le Virtu. There’s a reason for it. Some kind of Italian thing. But my explanation […]


Le Virtu Adopted A Sheep (And She’s Really Cute)

Yup—Le Virtu has a new member of their family—a sheep named Antonella. Antonella lives on an affiliated farm  in Anversa Degli Abrizzi, Italy named La Porta dei […]


East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week Highlights

East Passyunk Avenue is hosting its own restaurant week starting on Sunday, February 21st and running through Saturday, February 27th. The week of deals on […]


Le Virtú Celebrating La Cottora Festival

Tomorrow night, Le Virtú will host the traditional outdoor winter festival La Cottora. The festival, which is celebrated annually in Italy’s Abruzzo region, will include food from chef […]


Get Ready To Drool Over The Best Food Instagrams Of This Week

Not sure if I’m just hungrier than last week, or if these food instas just keep getting better and better. But don’t take my word […]


Summer Movie Nights At Le Virtu

  Le Virtu has always been a kind of physical love letter to Abruzzo. From the food (natch) to the overall aesthetic of the place, […]

Things to Do

6ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli to Spotlight 3 Philly Restaurants on The Chew

Set your DVR: At 1 pm this afternoon, 6ABC Action News anchor Alicia Vitarelli will appear on The Chew, where she’ll take the show’s crew […]

Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia: Pasta at Le Virtu

Watch: Philly Food Crew on the Chew Today

Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala, Jose Garces and Holly Ricciardi (Magpie) will be on ABC’s The Chew today. Cicala will be showing off his single strand pasta alla […]


Easter Sunday Roundup: Where To Eat and Drink

If you’re coming to Philly to check out the Easter parade (or looking to avoid making the trek home to your parent’s house), these restaurants […]


Spring Events At Brigantessa and Le Virtu

It’s proving to be a busy month at Le Virtu and Brigantessa, especially for chef Joe Cicala. For the start of the spring season, the […]


The Details on East Passyunk Restaurant Week

If 15 days of Center City Restaurant Week weren’t enough, you’re in luck: the third annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week is happening, Sunday February 22nd to Saturday […]


New Menu Items At Le Virtu

Beginning February 2, Le Virtu will offer daily-changing polentas with house-made ragus. The polentas can be served in individual portions as well as family-style for […]


Snow Day Deals

With the snow apocalypse heading our way, restaurants and bars in Philadelphia are staying open and offering deals and discounts for those adventure seekers. And what’s a […]


Le Virtu’s 40-Course Dinner Is Upon Us

Le Virtu’s 2014 La Panarda is finally upon us. The feast will be a momentous 40-course tasting menu inspired by Italy’s Abruzzo region, paired with nine regional wines […]