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The $35 Challenge: Eating For Two At Le Virtu

$35 for three courses sounds like a helluva deal. And that’s what Restaurant Week is built around. But say you want to go somewhere awesome […]

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National Accolades for FedNuts, Amis, Le Virtu & Alla Spina

Wings at Alla Spina The praise, it keeps on coming for Philadelphia. Zagat saluted two Philadelphia restaurants as the hottest Italian restaurants in the country. […]

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On The Menu: Tonight At Le Virtu

“Black and white truffle supplements tonight at Le Virtu. Ask your server.” ~@Joe_Cicala

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Two More Big Collaboration Dinners Coming Soon

So we just posted a couple hours ago about the Puchowitz/Sabatino/Moore collaboration and wine dinner coming up at Matyson on the 17th. Looks cool, right? […]

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Epic Meals: The 40-Course La Panarda Dinner At Le Virtù

“You don’t want a beer,” said the bartender. One by one, they’d filed in–couples, friends, regulars, all piling up on top of each other, dampening […]

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Chefs Collaborate in Offal Dinner at Le Virtu

On Monday, December 3, six local chefs will come together to create an offal dinner at Le Virtù. The six-course meal is $60 and reservations […]

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Le Virtu Crew Shares Plan for Enoteca

It hasn’t been exactly a secret that Joe Cicala, Francis Cratil Cretarola and Catherine Lee of Le Virtu have been planning an enoteca concept. And now […]

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40-Dish La Panarda Dinner at Le Virtù

  “La Panarda is a culinary marathon, not a sprint – it’s a meal with peaks and valleys, what I think of as waves of […]

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Le Virtu’s “Autunno Alle Brace” Postponed Thanks To Sandy

Of all the awful things caused by yesterdays big blow, perhaps the one that’s bugging the gastronaut contingent the most is the fact that it […]

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Autunno alle Brace Tickets Go on Sale Friday at Le Virtu

Scott Schroeder, George Sabatino, Joe Cicala and Angela Ranalli are doing an outdoor family-style barbecue at Le Virtu on Monday October, 29th. The crew is preparing […]

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Abruzzo Preview Dinner at Le Virtu

On October 4th chef Joe Cicala and Le Virtu will be presented a special dinner to preview their trip to the Abruzzo region ofItaly this […]

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German Chef in an Italian Restaurant

During Euro 2012 Brauhaus Schmitz chef Jeremy Nolen bet Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala that Germany would defeat the Azzurri of Italy. Nolen lost that bet […]

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7th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

Next Sunday ,July 29th from noon to 5 p.m. East Passyunk Avenue will be turned into a car show and street festival from Dickinson to […]

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Taste Illustrated: Stuff Shorter Than Le Virtu’s Maccheroni Alla Mugnaia

 Chef Joe Cicala has one dish that has become a signature for his kitchen: Maccheroni alla mugnaia, a hand-rolled single strand of pasta that hist […]

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New Le Virtu Happy Hour

In addition to the numerous restaurants in our Happy Hours with Food Guide Le Virtu, as of tonight, will be serving a Weekday Happy Hour […]