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East Passyunk Restaurants Robbed Overnight

Le Virtu, Adobe Cafe and Fuel were all hit by robberies overnight on Passyunk Avenue. NBC 10 has more on the story including an interview […]

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Rare Pasta Series At Le Virtu (Yeah, We Said ‘Rare Pasta’)

‘Rare’ as in ‘uncommon’. As in ‘not-just-another-plate-of-spaghetti-and-goddamn-meatballs’. Rare as in frascarell (a kind of Abruzze cous cous) and culurgiones from Sardinia–stuff that, even in this […]

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Cured & Crafted Coming To Philly

You know what’s awesome? Beer. Know what else? Prosciutto. Add in whiskey and Skittles and a man could live on not much else. Which is […]

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Industry Night Is a Go at Amis

Tonight Joe Cicala of Le Virtu is joining forces with Amis for the Vetri Family’s monthly industry night. The industry night is at Amis this […]

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Le Virtu’s La Panarda in the Washington Post

The Washington Post was at the 40-course La Panarda dinner at Le Virtu. Check out Domenica Marchetti’s recap of chef Joe Cicala’s epic feast. La Panarda is […]

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Brigantessa, a New Concept from Le Virtu

The Le Virtu crew of Francis Cratil Cretarola, Catherine Lee and Joe Cicala are opening their second restaurant on East Passyunk. Brigantessa will be a moderately-priced […]

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A Good Day At Le Virtu

A 300lb hog, just delivered to Le Virtu, and Joe Cicala is thinking salumi #ThisIsWhereYourDinnerComesFrom ~@Joe_Cicala

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About Last Night: Not Your Average Joe

So last night was our big, Best of Philly 40th Anniversary Open Stove Masters showdown, pitting Joe Cicala from Le Virtu against Joey Baldino from […]

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Joe Cicala’s Mortadella Piadina Is American Sardine Bar’s Sandwich of the Month

American Sardine Bar and Scott Schroeder offer a “celebrity” sandwich each month. The honor for July is bestowed upon Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala. Cicala has created […]

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Summer Dessert Classes With Angela Ranalli At Le Virtu

This summer, Philadelphia’s favorite practitioner of the kitchen’s darkest arts will lead students deep into the lush world of dessert-making. One Sunday per month, Le […]

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Soft-Shell Season Heating Up #SoftShellsinPHL

Last week we told you about the restaurants that added soft shell crabs to their menu. Now, soft-shell season has really heated up. A number of […]

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Le Virtu Officially Christens Its Patio This Sunday

Le Virtu’s recently redesigned outdoor dining area is officially reopening (they’ve been serving outdoors for about a month now) this Sunday, May 19th with a […]

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Tonight: Wine on Tap (And Free Snacks) At Le Virtu

  So who’s ready for some wine on tap? Starting tonight, Le Virtu will be filling glasses from the two brand new taps installed behind […]

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A New Patio For Le Virtu

‘Tis the season for new construction, apparently. First Ela starts knocking stuff down inside the dining room, and now Ela is getting a new patio […]

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On the Menu At Le Virtu: Burrata in Guazzetto

Burrata warmed in its own milk, cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil & oregano ~@Joe_Cicala