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Vetri Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vetriristorante.com/
  • Phone: (215) 732-3478
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday (Tasting Menu Only, $155 per person)6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Open every Sunday beginning May 11, 2014.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marc Vetri
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Vetri is available for private parties of up to 30 guests. Please contact the restaurant for availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Bobby Domenick (215) 732-3478

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Public Transit: SEPTA routes C, 27, and 32 stop at Broad and Spruce Streets. SEPTA route 23 stops at 12th and Spruce Streets. PATCO High Speed Line stops at Broad and Locust Streets as well as SEPTA's Broad Street Line. Regional Rail stations are located at Market East (11th and Market) and Suburban Station (16th and JFK).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lots available at Juniper and Spruce, Juniper and Locust, Broad and Locust, and 15th and Spruce.
A word from Vetri
A rustic eleven table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. Vetri serves each guest a multi-course tasting menu as the sole dining offering.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time at Vetri and it lived up to all expectations. We did the regular wine pairing, which was 6 half glasses of wine that complimented each dish beautifully. The gnocchi was out of this world. Will definitely go back to try the other half of the menu. It's pricey, but I didn't eat for a full day after, I was so full."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Vetri was one of our top two dinners ever (tied with Restaurant Gary Danko is SF). I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience: the staff, the ambiance, the FOOD! We had the wine pairing, well worth it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have not been to Vetri's for a few years. Even though they went to a Price Fix menu, the food was as incredible as ever!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I haven't eaten at Vetri in 5 years, but I remembered the food as some of the best I have ever had. My experience surpassed my very high expectations. The tasting menu was varied, creative, and beautifully presented. The sommelier quickly recommended some amazing wine to suit our table's diversity of tastes. Highlights were the sweet onion crepe, asparagus flan, and spinach gnocchi in brown butter, but nearly every course was perfect. Service was attentive and expert, but not intrusive. My dining companions and I agreed that Vetri is by far our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. This restaurant is not for the cost-conscious, but given the superior quality of the experience, we saw the $155 prix fixe as a bargain."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I've been to Italy a couple times now and don't know if I would be able to get a meal of this quality there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Saved the best of Marc Vetri's restaurants for last, and it was well worth the wait. Sometimes hard to get in the pricey 11 table establishment, the feeling of "special" begins the minute you step foot inside. Decor, lighting, even linen help grow the anticipation of a Big Night ahead. Professional but warm, friendly service leave you never wondering or wanting and the pace of the experience is perfect. Wonderful wine list heavy on the Italian, some French. And the food, why you come, of course, is top notch, inventive and delicious. Peruse the listing, be vocal about any dislikes, but let them bring you what they choose and be surprised. It's the only way to eat here. Do a wine pairing. Live it up. Make it a Big Night."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was just perfect. Delicious food made with love and care. Incredible service, friendly, knowledgable and attentive. Above and beyond dining experience"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I hadn't been back to Vetri for years. The entire experience was memorable. I highly recommend that you splurge and go with the wine pairings. Because, if you are going to invest in this type of meal, go all the way to pair with amazing wines. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Though pricy, highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Have returned year after year for my partner's birthday. Service is impeccable, food is out of this world. I would go more often if I could."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was unique and outstanding. It definitely was satisfying to our palette. Service was excellent. A must bucket list for foodies..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent. Everything. Two of us--each a different meal with our needs/preferences in mind. Terrific wine pairings, some we'll make a point of buying, if we can find them. The menu changes; it doesn't matter what's on your plate--all extraordinary. A wonderful pace, a gracious and informed server. Misleading to single anything out--as if anything wasn't very, very good--but I do particularly want to mention the foie gras(incomparable) and the Japanese beef (name I forget)--no beef I've ever tasted approaches this. The asparagus flan melted in my mouth. The sweet onion crepe unbelieveable. This food makes you eat slowly."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything that I had read about Vetri turns out to be spot on. Incredible food, the best service I have ever experienced, and quiet ambience. That said, not sure if I would pay $400 for dinner again, but part of this was covered by a gift and it was certainly worth the experience. Coffee could have been better."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I don't mind a high price if the chance deserves it, but a so high price bring unusual high expectations. Vetri is, withoubt any doubt, a great restaurant and provides a great experience, but I expected something beyond, I guess. A sensitive lower price would have probably lowered my expectations and would have lead to a delightful surprise, indeed. Otherwise the evening was great, a small beautiful place with a warm team of waiters, and an excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The dinner was impressive and well orchestrated. The food was exceptional in quality and OK in surprise tastes. I have been in many of the world's unbelievable restaurants (especially France and northern Spain) and I have a slight preference for a little more of the exceptional and not so much of the OK. That would decrease the theatricality of it and keep strict attention on the food. I had an asparagus dish in Spain and the asparagus was perfect, simple, but the white "dipping" sauce was worth remembering for life. I do know the produce in Europe is better. I also continue to appreciate a dish after several bites. If I return to Vetri, I would get a whole dinner, not the tastings."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Dinner at Vietri was a delight! Every morsel was heaven, timed perfectly, service that was impeccable and intuitive. Do yourself a favor and go there when you aren't rushed and can spend 3 hours with someone that you enjoy. Luckily we have had the opportunity to enjoy Italian food in New York, Italy and all over the world. Vetri may just our very favorite and far, far superior to any top rated restaurant in Phila."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went to Vetri to celebrate our anniversary. We heard great things and we were excited to try Vetri ourselves. It did not disappoint! We knew that it would be expensive but for such a unique experience it was well worth it. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The dining room is beautiful and cozy. Rachel was our server and she was so helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine. We all did the wine paring which they customized to our tastes. The food was delicious and we always received two different selections between the four of us so that we could try multiple dishes. It was the perfect night and I would definitely recommend Vetri for a special and memorable dinner!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Come with an appetite! Vetri was an amazing showcase of food and wine. The service was thoughtful and the food was unique. We are lucky to have such a great restaurant in Philly."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We've been waiting two years to get a table at Vetri. Being from out of town and always making last minute weekend plans to visit Philly, did not work for getting a table at Vetri. However, when we finally decided to visit Philly on a Monday, we knew this was our shot. We lucked out and got a table. There were few diners on a Monday, which made our experience even better. We had time to speak to the wait staff and discuss each dish we were presented with. Every plate that came out was quickly consumed by myself and my husband. Every morsel a tasty, culinary treat. I was not sure that I would enjoy dessert, but it proved to the best course - this coming from a savory girl! If you have a special occasion or just love food, Vetri is a must."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Vetri is food heaven! We put ourselves in the chef's hands and each of the eight course we tasted was outstanding. The service was impeccable. If you don't mind spending a little extra for creative, truly wonderful food, Vetri is THE please to dine."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Just had dinner there. The best dishes are pasta and desserts. We had goat, diver sole and pork for main courses. They are good but i prefer a little more surprises and creativities. Service was superb. Upscale but not pretentious. They give you a lot of food and I suggest not to eat too much bread!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "When planning a recent trip to Philly, we were encouraged to get a reservation at Vetri. Best advice ever! The prix fixe is worth it, especially if you and your group try different items and share. The Morel Sandwich was amazing! Sweet onion crepe with truffle, so delicious. If the spinach gnocchi with brown butter is on the menu, order 2! Also delicious was the quail, bolognese with pappardelle, tuna involtini.... The list goes on. There were so many incredible desserts, but try the pistachio flan if it's available. Jeff, Bill, and Sophia helped to make the night most memorable. A trip back is in the near future!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Amazing tasting menu definitely worth experiencing if you're a foodie who can afford it. But definitely a once in a lifetime or special occasion venue (it was our 26 th anniversary ) as it is insanely expensive. $155 per person for food plus (optional) $90 pp wine pairing adds up to over $600 for two including tip. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Not great value for money. Food is decent, but for a $150 tasting, you really should be getting something special. There are lots of more exciting tasting menus for half the price. (Lovely wine selection though)"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We looked forward to our dinner all week and found food, service terrific. But it was so noisy and loud that we could not hear each other talk and could not enjoy the meal that cost $500 plus with wine. Truly disappointed. It was Friday night but even so , something should be done about acoustics."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "While one of the best meals ever eaten (food, wine, ambiance) it is hard to justify more than once in a lifetime visit for what it costs."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Unbelievably excellent, appropriately attentive, service! Excellent food! But for that price, couldn't the chef spring for some vegetables, a perfectly seasoned spring lettuce salad, perhaps?! Every vegetable served was either wrapped in pasta or a crust. Otherwise, tremendously tasty--albeit unbalanced--meal. Fabulous wine pairings topped out the night."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Heard about this place for a while and wish I would have been able to dine here before they went Pre fixe tasting only. The whole experience was very nice and comfortable without any stuffiness (or even a dress code A la Jean Gorges, Per Se Etc). Food and wine parings were phenomenal. Absolutely the best morsel of pasta I had ever tasted in my life (ramp ravioli). I would have ordered 60 and took some home. All the dishes my GF and I tasted were very unique and the chef came out quite a few times and toured the dining room to make sure what he prepared for each diner was a perfect plate for that table or individual. Price is a bit steep for what you get but so well worth it. Wines that were paired with the dinners were perfection."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife has always wanted to visit Vetri. We finally took the plunge. We were very happy we did. From the moment we entered the restaurant we could tell this was a special place. I was very impressed with the attention to details right down to addressing us by our first names. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the food was spectacular! We had at least five different people attending to our every need. One would think having a tasting menu you would leave hungry. Not at Vetri. Every course was unique and extremely delicious. I'd recommend just going with the flow and trying everything the chef sends out. Prior to our visit we were asked if we had any food restrictions. Another nice touch. Can't wait to go back!!! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I must say that living in Philadelphia for many years, enjoying fine dining in this city and others here and abroad and not having had dinner at Vetri. My thought that the critically acclaimed restaurant deserved a chance. The meal was good but, for the dollar amount that it commands it should certainly be much better than just good. It should be outstanding. The earlier and smaller dishes of the meal were generally better than the latter dishes in the meal. One of the pasta dishes: radiatori with porcini was possibly one of the worst pasta dishes I have ever eaten. The dish that I was hoping to be served was in fact served. Baby goat over polenta. The goat was cooked nicely but over salted and polenta was cold. Excellent wines/service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. The food is always outstanding."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Vernick exceeded expectations in every way. The service was great and the food was perfect!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Vetri and everything was perfect: the food, the service, the setting, the wine. Bravo!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service/food was really great - but at $155 per person, there are plenty of other Philly spots I can think of that would give you comparable food/service for half the cost. I was surprised wine wasn't included at this price point. Also, paying this kind of premium, I would kind of expect the service to be excellent, but a 20% tip put us over $400 for 2 people. And we only added one glass of wine. The intimate setting is romantic until the couple next to you starts an argument, and the food doesn't need to be so heavily salted. I'm glad we got to experience this heavily touted restaurant, but in the future I'd rather go to Little Fish 4 times instead of skimping at Vetri once."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "First time at Vetri. Date night for combined Mother's and Father's day gift. We knew we were in for a special night with the complimentary Prosecco we were served while we waited about 10 minutes for our table. Added the wine pairing with the tasting menu that we shared. Pricey, but we knew that coming in. Lived up to expectations, which were high. Best meal I've had. Would definitely come back the next time we're looking for a special night out."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to Vetri, second since they moved to the all tasting menu. Amazingly, the experience keeps getting better and better, and this remains for us the best dining experience to be had in Philadelphia. The food across the board was superb with particular standouts including the sweet onion crepe and the salt-baked quail. We chose to get both wine pairings, and each selection was carefully matched and perfectly complimentary to the dish. Service was outstanding, with Bill and Bobby making us feel both welcomed and well cared for, generously offering an extra "splash" of prosecco at the start of the meal or espresso at the end. We will of course be back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Outstanding dining experience. Food exceptional, service attentive and cozy atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This place is a gem. I felt as though I was eating In a Tuscany families home. It is not the place for an evening of casual dining. for me it was a special event. It's just lovely. No rushing amazing food and service and yes, expensive. I love there other restaurants Osteria and Amis. Veltri is like eating in the home of your favorite chef. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We dined with friends who are real food lovers and they are still raving about Vetri. If you are looking for a special, elegant and deliciously memorable dining experience, then Vetri is your choice. The chef's seasonal menu was a delectable sequence of food choices that began and ended in perfection. We opted for the wine pairings and appreciated the thoughtful selections and enjoyed several different wines we had not previously encountered. The ambience was perfect for such a gastronomic adventure, Vetri actually plays music that enhances your dining experience. I cannot say enough about the staff. Very attentive and professional and beyond that, particularly knowledgeable about each serving of food and selection of wine."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "That was perfect! Thank you for the service, atmosphere and delicious food! Thank you so much! :)"
    Dined on 5/8/2014