Vetri
Vetri

Vetri

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vetriristorante.com/
  • Phone: 2157323478x
  • 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

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vetri reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)fit for foodies (91)romantic (76)notable wine list (67)neighborhood gem (31)hot spot (10)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Managed to meet the highest of expectations. Hands down the best meal we've ever had. In particular the staff was well informed, friendly and gracious
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You need to be ok with the price (including wine pairing, tax and tip more than $300 pp) But if you are, and you love good food, you will have the best time. My criterion for places like this is: do you at some point start "eating" the food, or are you always just tasting and savoring it. It's the latter. Very clearly. (And the service is outstanding.) We loved it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The hype around Vetri is huge, we had been to several of their restaurants previously but not to Vetri itself. The food is good but given the hype and expectation (and price) I expected better. The service was outstanding, the wine list impressive but the food was very good not great or amazing.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Worth it
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a little apprehensive about the price - ultimately over $600 for two with wine pairing - but for a special occasion Ventri lived up to the reputation. We went with another couple which turned out to be a great idea. The menu has multiple options for each course; unless you have an allergy or specifically ask, the chef chooses. In our case, every dish was split meaning our friends got one selection while we got another, or the women one and the men another. It was great. Only quibbles - very loud making it difficult to hear and understand what the servers told us about the dishes and wine, and somewhat cramped.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is so over.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our fifth meal at Vetri, but we had not been there for a couple of years. Our earlier experiences ranged from excellent to ok. This one was very disappointing. The food was truly mediocre. No course was memorable or outstanding. Both pasta courses were ordinary at best and neither was hot. The premium wine pairing was uninspired and overpriced given the middling quality of the wines. Add the price ($155 per person for the food and $135 per person for the wine), and I cannot understand how the place stays in business. My guess is a lag in Vetri's reputation catching up (or down) with it's pathetic offering.
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  • Beyond Amazing
    Kami
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The flavors in each dish was outstanding. The staff could answer any question we had about the food and wine. The tasting menu offered plenty of choices and even though we were full by the 3rd course we ate every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    wineanddine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was about as great a dining experience as it gets. Outstanding preparation, service, creativity and attention to detail. It is a big ticket meal but worthy of the price tag. The staff is fantastic and their enthusiasm and knowledge adds to the experience. Certainly a special occasion destination but one worth repeating without question.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ONE OF THE BEST
    disapointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS. VETRI WAS EVERYTHING WE EXPECTED AND MUCH MORE. EVERY COURSE WAS PERFECTLY PREPARED AND PAIRED WITH GREAT WINES. LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT TRIP!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SeasThoughts
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Some of the choices were great -- others good, but the entire experience was fantastic --- despite the cost..
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freakin Awesome
    TLOM
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Un-Freakin Believable! Service was class AA, Food was Class AAA. You will NEVER, I mean NEVER have a experience like this in your entire live if you don't try this place!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    ArdeesVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Been here before and I must say it is by far a truly outstanding restaurant. Marc Vetri is the most creative chef I can ever imagine. I hope he doesn't change a thing....it's truly the Best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but perhaps not great
    britbrain
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I took my foodie partner for her birthday. The atmosphere was great and we enjoyed the many surprising and delicious courses brought out to us in well-timed succession. It was a lovely three hours. The main course of fish was excellent, as were the truffles. A couple of the dishes were not up to the standard you'd expect for the price, especially the ravioli. But overall it was a unique and memorable experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is are third experience at Vetri; simply outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    brucenycVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our meal at Vetri was perfect in every way. Every course was delicious, creative without being gimmicky. The servers were all friendly and personable. The wine pairings were well chosen. I can't think of a single aspect of the meal that I would have wished to be different.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Expensive
    RyonVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great. Presentation was great. It was expensive and I believe it worths to try once and we would never go back there because 400 bucks for 2 people is a lot of money.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Menu
    ChefMcD
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dining at Vetri is a unique experience. Be prepared to enjoy the concept of a tasting menu which is sure to gain more popularity in the food world.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Hype?
    FreddyT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nice place, small, very friendly service. Although staff goes to great lengths to accommadate your tastes, something about just bringing random things out doesn't seem to fit. The cost is extremely high, given the quality of the food. Philly ain't NY!
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    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    EB2dine00
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was my second time at Vetri's. The first time I was there it was an ala carte menu. This time I was there for the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was excellent. The watermelon and fluke gazpacho was delicious and refreshing. The pasta dishes were phenomenal. I loved the spinach gnocchi. The wine pairings went very well with each dish. It was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Hands down the best restaurant in Philadelphia. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Wonderful Night
    Moss
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I recently went here for my 40th birthday dinner. The staff was incredibly nice, the ambience was romantic and comfortable, and the food was just amazing. My husband and I split most of the dishes, and the pork terrine, almond tortellini, sweet onion crepe and tomato flan were the most delicious things I've ever tasted. Also, don't be fooled, you will be incredibly full at the end of this dinner. The portions are small, but the dishes never stop coming! Incredible experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Sami
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is truly one of a kind. The set menu is unbelievable. The food is unique without being disgusting and the wine parings are perfect. This was quite a treat. The price is high and set for a good reason.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    seeljrunVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Incredible food and experience. Perfect for those with food sensitivities/allergies - both the manager, chef, and wait staff were highly attentive to my many dietary concerns and I was well taken care of. Those I was dining with agreed that this was one of the top tasting menus we have ever experienced. I highly recommend Vetri.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our very favorite does it again
    HSMITH
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Vetri is our very favorite place to splurge and they reinforced why again. From the warm, genuine welcome to the farewell with the invitation to return, they are outstanding. And the food...I don't do it justice. The flavors are absolutely vibrant, the presentation beautiful and the wine pairings perfect. Even when a wine isn't my favorite, you cant deny how it compliments the food and you realize just how delicious a great pairing can be. We had our two favorites--spinach gnocchi and almond tortellini--and they know we share every dish, so this time brought us each a two-sided plate with both on it--so thoughtful. I did not tell them at booking it was our anniversary, but they knew and mentioned it twice. I just cannot say enough.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psyclops13
    psyclops13
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Just experienced my first visit to Vetri. It was the best dining experience of my life. The atmosphere, service, food, and wine were simply amazing.
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  • Always a delight!!
    Norweigan17VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Vetri restaurant is always such a wonderful dining experience!
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  • I expected more
    phillydocloves2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I am not above spending a lot of money for a meal, but when I do I expect to be blown away by a gustatory storm. There were some wonderful dishes to be sure, but at least half of the tasting menu items were 'good' but not great. I will note that the sweetbreads were 'great', but for almost $500 for a couple (with wine), great sweetbreads ain't enough!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Unique tasting experience
    gchisa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A completely unique experience. We have eaten in many fine restaurants, had many tasting menus, but this one was truly unique. The menu allows you to select things you really want, and those you would avoid, and each course is crafted for each diner. The wines are matched as well, and the results are outstanding. If you have the opportunity, take it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Vetri blew me away
    VBWM
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I took my fiancée here for his birthday . Our waiter Bill was superb. I'm rather picky (only fish & chicken and no carbs) and they were totally willing to work with me. My fiancée went nuts over the sweet breads, spinach gnocchi, goat, and bread. Yes the tab was $500 ($155 a person , $90 for wine and $100 for Bill) but it was worth every penny! And Mr. Vetri is a lovely & kind man. Well done gentlemen!! Woo hoo!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Court
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was just as wonderful
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  • On my bucket list.
    Billupbinbin
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I moved to Philly--and to the restaurant/theatre district--6 years ago. Live blocks vrom Vetri. Eight years ago, a fellow food aficionado freind had given me a Vetri cook book, and since moving to the city I had eaten at both Osteria and Amis. So it was time to take the plunge and do the big one. I booked for my husband and my 5th year anniversary. With the palette cleanser and the charcuterie and bread and olives it felt so much more than 5 courses. I loved them all--though would have wanted a few more bright and fresh veggies mixed in. The gnocchi in butter bites and caramelized onion tart were stand-outs. Try a tarter sorbet as a palette cleanser--felt too heavy going into a heavy dessert scene.
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  • Another fabulous meal
    mainlinemamaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is my food Mecca and it did not disappoint me, again. Every dish a gem.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was delicious and our service was excellent !
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    LMTed
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Unbelievable gastronomic experience. The chef's Multi-course selection and wine pairing is highly recommended. After each bite each guest closed their eye and did the suttle nod acknowledging the chef's creativity, hard work, and exceptional quality.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible.
    hodzer
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Birthday Dinner
    lgoodmancpaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nearly Flawless.
    IanM
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Domenic D.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All it was cracked up to be plus
    cherieireneVIP
    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.
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  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Vetri sets a whole new standard compared to other Philadelphia restaurants. The food is complex and hits the mark.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.