By Howard Gensler | Philadelphia Daily News | November 11, 2005

Sylvester Stallone, actor/singer brother Frank Stallone, and casting agents and crew from Sly’s upcoming “Rocky Balboa,” hit up South Philly’s Victor Cafe (1303 Dickinson) for dinner and a little location scouting Wednesday night, reports Dan Gross.

They’ve already looked at Ralph’s (760 S. 9th) for a restaurant scene, and are considering using both Italian spots. If chosen, the Victor, filled with opera memorabilia and home to nightly opera singing, would have to close for a few weeks in late January. Sly and Frank went for veal chops at the Victor, where Sly was happy to sign autographs and chat with fellow patrons.

Stallone also signed autographs on his way out of the Irish Pub (2007 Walnut), where he briefly stopped Wednesday night.

Earlier that afternoon, Sly was overheard asking, “Yo, where’s my car?” while waiting at the valet station at the Rittenhouse.

Yesterday, after meeting with Mayor Street, Stallone and four associates made their way to Liberty Place, where they peeked around and took video of the mall, then hit the Italian Market.