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Le Virtu

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


US$31 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bruschette Miste
Selection​ of 4 traditional bruschette with assorted toppings vegetarian option available
Insalata Di Rucola
Baby arugula, sliced bartlett pears, mostocotto, shaved abruzzese canestrato pecorino
La N'duja
Spicy spreadable calabrian salame, grilled rustic bread, vegetables "agrodolce"
Pecorino Del Parco
Young unpasteurized abruzzese sheep's-milk cheese from anversa degli abruzzi served with chestnut honey from the same farm
Insalata Di Raddichio
Radicchio, green meadow farm heirloom apples, gorgonzola cheese, walnut vinaigrette
Affettati Misti
Selection of our house-cured salumi and assorted antipasti
Scrippelle M'busse
Savory​ pecorino-filled crepes in chicken broth
Trippa In Umido
Tripe braised in a rich tomato sauce, grilled rustic bread, pecorino
Olive All Ascolana
Breaded​ fried olives filled with braised porchetta
Budino Di Polenta
Baked polenta, crispy guanciale, grated unpasteurized abruzzese pecorino
Cotechino Con Lenticchie
Poached house-made pork sausage, braised lentil and chestnut ragu
Salsiccia Nostrana Alla Griglia
House-made Abruzzese-style sausage, taragna polenta, peperonata
Agnolotti Alla Porchetta
Braised porchetta-filled agnolotti, sage, butter, black truffle, crushed amaretti
Maccheroni alla mugnaia
Hand-pulled, single-strand pasta, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, pepper, pecorino
Fazzoletti Con Ragu D'anatra
"Handkerchief" pasta, braised duck ragu
Gnocchi Affumicati
Smoked potato gnocchi, lancaster county lamb shoulder ragu, pecorino canestrato
Ravioli "Da Paolino"
Sheep's-milk ricotta, muffato abruzzese blue-style sheep-milk cheese ravioli, amish butter, zaccagnini bianco-poached pears, toasted almonds
Pappardelle Al Ragu Di Coniglio
Wide ribbon pasta, braised lancaster county rabbit ragu
Taccozzelle All' Aquilana
Taccozzelle, house-made abruzzese-style sausage, porcini, black truffle, navelli saffron
Risotto Alla Pescatrice
Carnaroli rice, cherry tomatoes, mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, hot pepper
Pollo Alla Casalinga
Roasted chicken "housewife style,"potatoes, carrots, red onions, garlic
Roasted berks county pork shoulder, cannellini beans, broccoli rabe
Creamy polenta with braised meatball, sausage and Berks County pork rib in tomato ragu
Lightly spicy assorted seafood stew, roasted red pepper and tomato broth
Whole lancaster county rabbit "porchetta" style, braised lentil and chestnut ragu
Stinco D'agnello
Braised lancaster county lamb shank, saffron risotto, parsley-mint salsa verde
Pan-roasted halibut fillet, roasted brussels sprouts, pancetta ragu, porcini sauce
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

First time eating here and would definitely return. First impression was less than welcoming since we were asked to wait at the bar for 10 minutes when right in front of us were several open tables. After 10 minutes, we were seated at one of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maapar
Reviewed 9 January 2019

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and must say that while the food is good, the service is TERRIBLE (yes, ALL CAPS as it's that bad). They have a server (Andrew) who is not focused, forgets drinks; mixes up orders, and is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brett D
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We were in town for Army Navy and ate dinner at Le Virtu Saturday evening. The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was amazing! The pork ragu was wonderful, the pasta was perfect. We finished with espresso and biscotti, which was a perfect ending...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EEH151
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

First time at this wonderful restaurant. Atmosphere is small but charming. Dim lighting and dark woods lent a relaxing, homey feel to the room. Wait staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was a delight. My companion loved her citrus shrimp appetizer. Interesting presentation...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Drrosenbloom
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Celebrated my son's birthday with a weeknight dinner and were very pleased with everything. They had a special 3-course dinner the night we were there that was a good deal and gave an opportunity to try several things. Everything was very tasty. We enjoyed a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We celebrated my daughter's birthday here on Sunday and had a wonderful time. Staff was very accommodating and attentive, food was fantastic - as good as what we have eaten in Abruzzi, Italy. We'll be back! The 3-course Sunday dinner is a great deal!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small restaurant that has a nice staff and ambience. The dining room is small and the tables are smaller making the dining experience somewhat uncomfortable. The cheap wine and good food makes up for this. The grilled prawns with citrus-peperoncino vinaigrette was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GG21GG21
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

As a date night event, we really couldn’t have asked for anything better. We felt like we were in Italy dining in the courtyard of village restaurant. It was a remarkably peaceful setting given that we were only a few minutes from Broad Street and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Noah_Webster
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Six of us had dinner and drinks. Had to ask the waiter to please bring some bread to the table, and when he did it was stale. the apps. and dinner were terrible, not one of us enjoyed it. Drinks expensive and you got maybe...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This restaurant has the most amazing and authentic Abruzzi food. Don't expect anything usual about this Italian food. I had the lamb chop dinner and it was wonderful. An excellent choice for this special birthday and to be with friends and family.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Raymmond D
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