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Vetri Cucina

4.8
4.8
2270 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
A rustic eleven-table dining room located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, Vetri Cucina specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining. Vetri Cucina serves each guest an individually tailored, multi-course tasting menu, as the sole dining offering, at the fixed price of $165 (excluding tax, gratuity and alcohol).

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily (Multi-Course Tasting Menu, $165 Per Person): Sunday 5:00-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:30pm Friday-Saturday 5:45-9:45pm Friday Lunch (Four-Course Tasting Menu, $85 Per Person): Every Friday 11:30am-1:00pm BYO Every Monday Night

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-3478

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marc Vetri

  • Private party facilities

    Vetri Cucina is a available for private party bookings of up to 18 guests for a formal, seated dinner, up to 45 guests for a reception-style cocktail party with standing room, or up to 10 guests for a chef's counter experience. We also offer full buyouts of the restaurant. Please contact 215-732-3478 for additional details.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (215) 732-3478

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking lots available at Juniper and Spruce, Juniper and Locust, Broad and Locust, and 15th and Spruce.

  • 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).

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 2,270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. f

    foodie

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Vetri was wonderful. From the service to the granola goody bag—we couldn’t have celebrated a 21st birthday any better.
  2. CD

    CamilleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there to celebrate my son and his wife having gotten him through graduation with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. We were all very much impressed with Vetri Cucina. The food was outstanding (and ample), the service was impeccable, and it was an altogether outstanding experience.
  3. L

    smcLeer

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing evening from start to finish. The staff were so warm and welcoming. The meal was a modified prefix menu. By modified, I mean that specific foods of interest were included while foods noted to be of lesser interest were not included. The beginning was with a creatively tasty aperitivo, served with fois gras pastrami on a slice of brioche, high temperature baked and charred cauliflower, smoked duck breast and crudities with a balsamic mayonnaise. Then the serious food started.... hamachi crudo with a creative use of citrus to give it sparkle, onion crepe, with perfectly caramelized onion that took 2 days to make. We tried six different pastas, all delicious; however, for me the ricotta ravioli were incredible.... light as a feather, creamy, and, again, set off with a creative use of citrus In keeping with the season. The real showstopper were three perfectly cooked and sauced Nantucket scallops, topped with a generous serving of ostera caviar and tiny house-made potato chips. So good I felt we should eat this dish on our knees. Entrees hadn't even been started at this point. Spit-roasted goat... tender, juicy with crunchy skin and a salt-baked bronzino were secondi. Desserts were equally amazing. We ended up eating on and taking the others home for the next day. Bravo to Vetri Cucina!!!
  4. C

    Christina

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously delicious eclectic cuisine... we shared many unique courses and wine pairings that we loved! If you love food and unique experiences this is the place
  5. KF

    KathyF

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had high expectations for my birthday dinner. I was so not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were greeted and felt welcome. The food, oh it was sooo very good. I got to try things like froe gras and white truffles. I have eaten at many fine restaurants, but this has to be number one. Yes it is very expensive, the most expensive of any restaurant I have ever visited... but oh so very worth the experience.
  6. SP

    SouthPhillyfan

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vetri never disappoints! And their Friday lunch is a treat and a bargain!
  7. CJ

    CJMJR

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a memorable dining experience. Some of the best dishes I have ever had. Grazie
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start, and I mean very start with a personal phone call right after I booked thanking me for my reservation, and throughout the evening, every aspect of the dinner was superb, without any air of snootiness one comes to experiences 5 star restaurants. Very special, yet comfortable and accommodating.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent job with wine pairings. Food was not great. Sauces were all very similar (brown butter based). Also, concept of wait staff picking our menu choices sounds fun in concept, but my wife and I agreed that our experience would have been better had we got to pick our own food. Glad we had the experience, but wouldn’t hurry back anytime soon
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! We love bill!
  11. b

    bobby

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not sure which was better: the food or the service. The entirety of the meal was the best I can remember. Being greater with a drink and snacks. Amazing service and presentation. And the quality and execution of the meals was second to none. Hope to be back soon.
  12. DJ

    DJK1

    Philadelphia

    490 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    490 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best lunch experience - always. Worth taking a Friday off.
  13. h

    happyeater

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish our evening at Vetri was exceptional. Of course the food was delicious and beautifully plated but our wait staff made the experience that much nicer. They were attentive without being intrusive and we were impressed by the knowledge of our dietary restrictions. All agreed that this was our best meal in Philadelphia.
  14. B

    Bobana

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience in the city. Unique flavors, perfect service.
  15. AP

    AndrewP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When people hear about the cost of my meal, they cringe and obviously do not understand "value". When a product or experience is extraordinary, then there is no concern about cost and that makes a great value. This was a dining experience without compare. The food was fantastic from start to finish, and the wine was a perfect compliment. The service was fabulous and the servers absolutely helped to make the experience special. It was my 25th wedding anniversary and my wife and I shared it with my 3 daughters. I hit a grand slam with my choice of Vetri Cucina! Thank you all for making it a very memorable, lovely and satisfying evening!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in the city, state and maybe northeast!
  17. JM

    JamieM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant was a great experience for foodies looking for a fancy night out. It is a great way to try new things and the homemade pasta was perfect!
  18. S

    Sparky

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Outstanding, detailed, creative, delicious food with an Italian focus. It also is a home-y unpretentious setting which is perfect. The desserts were the best we've ever tasted. Would consider again for a very special occasion.
  19. CM

    CMDiner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious meal, service so over the top that it was a bit much or uncomfortable at times, felt a little robotic/insincere, but it is a very formal place. Great experience, something to try once and the food was phenomenal. Price tag a bit extreme. For dinner for two and bottle of wine on the less expensive side of their offerings, bill was $440 not including tip. When comparing to the nicer, expensive places like some of the Steven starr and steakhouses in the city, it’s more expensive.. but again, an experience! And despite the tasting sizes, they sprinkle in lots of extras and you leave stuffed!
  20. LH

    LydiaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The most fantastic food in Philly, but if you do the tasting menu, be prepared to consume a LOT of food! So unexpected, we are big eaters and have never been beaten by a meal! We surrendered before the last savory course, and before cheeses and dessert....these were not large portions, but there were many courses. I suggest getting up and having a brief walk outside at the 5th or 6th course! If you can afford an expensive meal, this is worth it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    once again, this is my favorite restaurant in the world! the food is so good you can't believe it. everything about this place is top notch. of course you pay for it but why not live a little. I highly recommend this for any occation.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Waiter let us try wine by the glass before selecting. Plus his service and attention were top notch. Each course both of us got a different selection chosen by the chef which let us try a majority if the dishes. Cannot wait to go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way!
  24. AP

    AnthonyP

    Las Vegas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How was my meal? What more can I say then the BEST Italian restaurant in the entire Phila area. Including ACNJ.
  25. JL

    JohnLnyc

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vetri Cucina delivers perfection in dining. Atmosphere, food and service just perfect. The decor is casual elegance. The service is highly professional never affected. The staff are attentive without being over bearing. The sense is they want you to have a wonderful dining experience. The food is inventive but never pretentious. Flavor reigns via superb ingredients in well conceived dishes. This is truly a world class restaurant.
  26. SA

    SunheeA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My friend and I enjoyed our lunch. The food was great, service attentive.- - but still rather pricey. The place could use a good cleaning. But , overall, a lovely meal with happy (holiday) vibe.
  27. b

    barryhe

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I dined here as part of an anniversary celebration. The restaurant is warm and quiet-a great place to have conversation and enjoy the meal. We were served a lovely cocktail-an Italian spritz-while the staff asked us about likes, dislikes, allergies, etc. We were given the option of choosing from their tasting menu or to be surprised. We opted for the surprise-but did not do the optional wine pairing (too much alcohol for a couple of light-weights!). My wife has very distinct food dislikes and I am very adventurous and chef was marvelous at meeting both our preferences! The portions were small and manageable, the food was gorgeous and delicious. The service was gracious, friendly and attentive but not cloying. Definitely worth going for a special occasion!
  28. c

    chris

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great special occasion but will tip a hole in the wallet!
  29. BO

    BrettO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I've never been so full but I just couldn't stop eating. Expensive, but well worth it.
  30. JN

    JimmyN

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Love Love! Best Birthday Dinner ever. Thank for the amazing food, wine, and above all care to everything!
  31. DN

    DavidN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill, our waiter, was fantastic!
  32. CV

    CarrieV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had! If you’re in Philly, definitely eat here.
  33. KC

    KristinC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Superb attention to detail by The Culinary staff and front-of-the-house staff was marvelously accommodating.
  34. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences you'll have.
  35. PF

    PhlFoodies

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding culinary and service experience with a mix of old favorites, new dishes and wonderful wine pairings!
  36. PN

    ParisNYC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have eaten recently recently at L'ambroisie, Le clarence, garance, Tour d'Argent, Restaurant du Palais Royal, Le Gabriel, Gabriel Kreuther. vetri is an old favorite of mine. I have eaten here 10 times. The food was mixed. Within the tasting menu format, 3 or 4 dishes were brilliant. A few very ordinary. The service was also very mixed. Our main server was really good, but the others were poor. Compared to lunch at "Restaurant du Palais Royal", vetri was inferior, and poor value.
  37. JF

    JenniferF

    Tampa

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible meal! The food and wine pairing was SO good! The service was phenomenal as well. And it was really cool that Mark Vetri took the time to make the rounds and spend a couple minutes talking to us. Fantastic overall meal, a must if you are in the area! Cheers!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good, not great. This is due to the temperature of the pastas and the main courses. Without exception, every dish came to the table lukewarm, like they were sitting around in the kitchen and not made to order. For the price, I would have expected better.
  39. M

    Micah

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite part of this whole experience was constructing the tasting menu. Our server, Tara, came to our table and announced we were to have a discussion regarding what we enjoy eating and what we do not. Was there anything we felt we absolutely needed to try? Any ingredients of which we are particularly fond? I wish every restaurant with an unset tasting menu did this, it's brilliant. Ultimately, we did not choose any particular courses, so it was a surprise, but a surprise built around our tastes. There were six main courses, 3 bread courses, an amuse-bouche, and a couple mignardises. Every other main course had an additional entree we shared. Our tasting menus were completely different from one another, so we were able to try each other's entrees as well. Overall, we tried a little over 20 dishes. All of them were exquisite and definitely on the richer side. I was pretty full about two-thirds of the way through. What made the experience amazing, food aside, was our brilliant server. Tara is an absolute food genius, emotionally intelligent, and easy to understand. Her knowledge is vast and gave an immediate answers to every question without missing a single beat. Playful and understanding, she intuitively knew when to give us space as well as when to swoop in with another brilliant display. Truly a magical night and reunion with my father, made special by Tara. P.S. I'm sorry for tripping you, I still feel guilty!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent culinary experience. Superb staff and support.

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Vetri Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 2270 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily (Multi-Course Tasting Menu, $165 Per Person): Sunday 5:00-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:30pm Friday-Saturday 5:45-9:45pm Friday Lunch (Four-Course Tasting Menu, $85 Per Person): Every Friday 11:30am-1:00pm BYO Every Monday Night

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lots available at Juniper and Spruce, Juniper and Locust, Broad and Locust, and 15th and Spruce.

  • 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).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marc Vetri

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-3478

  • Private party facilities

    Vetri Cucina is a available for private party bookings of up to 18 guests for a formal, seated dinner, up to 45 guests for a reception-style cocktail party with standing room, or up to 10 guests for a chef's counter experience. We also offer full buyouts of the restaurant. Please contact 215-732-3478 for additional details.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (215) 732-3478

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