Vetri Cucina

4.9
1935 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
A rustic eleven table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri Cucina specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. Vetri Cucina serves each guest a multi-course tasting menu as the sole dining offering.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily (Tasting Menu Only, $165 Per Person):
Sunday 5:00-9:00pm
Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday 5:45-9:45pm

Friday Lunch (Four-Course, Prix Fixe Menu, $85 Per Person):
Every Friday 11:30am-1:00pm

BYO Every Monday Night (no corkage fee)
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Phone number
(215) 732-3478
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Vetri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th Street
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Parking details
Parking lots available at Juniper and Spruce, Juniper and Locust, Broad and Locust, and 15th and Spruce.
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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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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SG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal ambiance and hospitality. Tara ran after us in the freezing cold because we forgot the dessert cookies! Thanks for going above and beyond

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is worth every penny and then some. Truly a one of a kind dining experience. The depth of knowledge on every menubitem was incredible. Truly exceptional.

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GG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Vetri Cucina is five star!! We recently were there for a family celebration and food, staff, and wine pairings just couldn't be better. We have no complaints would definitely come back especially for a special celebration.

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p
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The whole experience was amazing! This was the best meal/service we have ever had. Our service and the staff were available but not overbearing. Even though the seating is somewhat tight, it didn't feel on top of the other patrons. We just loved it and it was a perfect way to celebrate 40 years of marriage!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we have had. A bit pricey but it was altogether worth it.

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KB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply out of bounds. Ridiculous. Superb. Not a meal, a complete dining experience.

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e
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri Cucina is simply one of the finest restaurants in the country. The food is spectacular, the room is elegant, and the service is impeccable. For me, it is the epitome of fine dining. Trends come and go, trendy restaurants come and go, but Vetri remains at the highest levels of Philadelphia dining. We went for lunch, served only on Friday, with an $85 four course menu, three or four choices in each course, that is about half the cost of the dinner prix fixe and includes what they call lagniappe in Louisiana. A pairing matches wines, some rare, with each dish. Vetri is special, an experience to be savored, and that's what our party did. It's no coincidence that Vetri's kitchen has launched the careers of some of the finest and most notable chefs, not only in Philadelphi, but in New York as well.

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g
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here and all I can say is what an amazing dining experience! Such attention is paid to every detail from allergies and dislikes, (even before you get there), to individual choices, food quality, plate presentations, wine pairings, and Service, which was so attentive, but not suffocating! The atmosphere was also very inviting and relaxing. The food, (knowledge/care) is beyond words...... The best way to review this restaurant is to say after dining here, My life is complete!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fantastic time. Our server, Chris, was incredibly knowledgeable about the wines being served and even indulged in conversation regarding wine and the wine making process. Everyone was polite and kind. My guest and I received separate dishes and were able to share the wonderful experience. And the value for such an amazing dinner could not be beat!

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E
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was outstanding. This meal was bette than any restaurant I have been to in New York including LeBernidan and the Modern.

Increasingly flavors and textures in every dish.

My wife is a professional Chef and she was blown away by the imaginative way each dish was prepared.

We are coming back to celebrate her milestone birthday in April with family. Just wish I could make reservations today!

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m
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Too noisy for a Monday night. How about some clouds in the ceiling, Marc?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Vetri. Our friends had been before. I thought it was wonderful. Food is guaranteed to be awesome and the staff is top notch. Even with a chef’s tasting menu there many options for flexibility and tailoring the meal to the individuals of the group. I thought that was a nice touch. Wine pairing was superb and the stories behind the food ingredients and wines were very interesting. It’s certainly a treat if you can swing it.

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h
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vvv bb nnk. Loiyhtrf bhitr

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SB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the finest dinner spots Philadelphia has to offer. Entrust your wine and food selections to the remarkably knowledgeable staff and talented chefs; well worth the hefty expense. Will be dreaming of this meal for a long time.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for the menu tasting and it was AMAZING!! This place really exceeded my expectations! Vetri Cucina is officially my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First let me start out by saying the service was impeccable from the moment we arrived. The chefs tasting menu was some of the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted. Some of our favorites were the sweet onion crape with truffle fondue, Swiss chars gnocchi with brown butter and honey nut squash ravioli with Gorgonzola. The desserts were amazing as well! We had nothing to complain about until we got our check and one of the pastas was an additional $75 per person! We left the restaurant feeling very full (because it was so good we couldn’t stop eating) but manipulated that we would not be made aware of the up-charge. In the future, should definitely let your customers know of this additional charge before giving it to them! Sad that we left this amazing restaurant with a sour taste in our mouths.

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CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion with the godfather of Italian cuisine, look no further. Amazing experience!

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CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I've ever eaten! Highly recommend for any foodie.

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is outstanding in all areas. I have dine there many time and the level of quality and service remains at a very high level and consistent over the years. The wine pairings were also uniques, exciting and extremely well match to the food.

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JD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was creative, rich and very good. Everything was cooked perfectly throughout the evening. I personally was not impressed with the wine pairing as most of the pours were average (at best), as was the spritzer that was provided at the beginning of the evening. Beware of "menu additions". We were not informed that seasonal additions to the tasting menu are indeed upcharge items. Overall it was a pleasant experience, but not one that I highly recommend given the price point.

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful restaurant. The tasting menu is exciting. I did not do the wine pairings. The service was excellent. The setting is a old house. A really great dining experience. Expensive

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful expierence, service was impeccable and friendly, wine pairings exceptional. This was a fantastic meal and a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No doubt, one of the best meals we have ever had

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DP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal. Best in Philly by a mile. Sublime service. And free corkage on mondays

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JH
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri continues to be one of, if not the, best restaurants in the country. We had an amazing dinner and my friends literally flew in from California solely to have dinner. The wine pairing is a must.

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DF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. If you have the opportunity, eat here. Exceptional service coupled with the most amazing flavors I’ve ever experienced.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last time I had such a fabulously perfect meal was the last time I was here. Vetri Cucina is more than a meal - it is a dining experience where every bite is luxuriously, unimaginably delicious. The staff is impeccable -- they anticipate every need without being the least bit intrusive. The welcome drink was so wonderful, I keep thinking about trying to make it at home.
What an absolute gem this restaurant is!

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NG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I even start? We walked in and were greeted with a delicious fruity spritz while we waited for our table. When seated, we were asked a myriad of questions about our preferences and the food just came after that. We had a wide range of dishes including seafood, meat and pasta, where each was better than the next. The icing on the cake was our server Diana, she was a breath of fresh air, a smiling face and a fountain of information. The experience was WONDERFUL.

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a
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a beautifully curated meal with wine parings and suited to our individual tastes. Lovely experience!

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EC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional Italian luxurious tasting menu experience.

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A
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is WOW! Our first time dining at Vetri and it was such a phenomenal experience. A beautifully quaint restaurant with impeccable service and some of the best food in the city. Christopher, our server, was so friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the wine pairings. He truly made the experience a real pleasure and I learned a lot while having a great time. I can not wait to dine there again. A definite must for anyone who appreciates the beauty of good food and wine!

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RY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best experiences we have ever had at a restaurant. The staff was courteous, friendly, and most important, extremely knowledgeable on the menu, and the wine pairings. We would highly recommend Vetri to anyone who has a question in the restaurant.

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RM
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dinner at Vetri, and it was again exceptional. Everything was just amazing. I recommend just forgoing the menu and asking your waiter to have the chef choose. If dining with a partner, ask that you both get different selections and you will end up trying about 12 dishes in one meal. Add the wine pairing option for some perfectly chosen wines to go with the meal.

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MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Philadelphia. The service, food, and ambiance is impeccable. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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h
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri Cucina is fabulous not just outstanding. Very good food made with quality ingredients, explained well by the professional servers. While not cheap it still provides value because it is unique and thoughtful.

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food and service. Elegant, warm, and welcoming. One of our favorite restaurants in the world.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impeccable food and service from Vetri

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TD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit - as good as the first. Incredible food, staff and ambiance. And I never write reviews, but this place is wonderful.

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EW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri is an amazing dining experience. The staff was incredible, before dinner they come out and discuss some menu options with you can get an idea of your taste so Chef can create a personalized menu for you. The restaurant itself is beautiful, in a historical home. It is restored to perfection and a joy to look at. The pace of the meal is fantastic, with breaks in between courses and no rush. The food....the best part. The best meal i’ve had in my life thus far. Everything is perfect. The taste of each ingredient is the peak for that food item. It’s all fresh and beautiful. Each plate is like a little journey, with flavors coming and going. It is pricey at $165 a person, but some that any foodie needs to do.

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is THE best restaurant in Philadelphia including the entire surrounding areas. I cannot impress enough on everyone how truly great this is. The food was so outstanding it’s hard to describe. The wine was wonderfultoo Go.

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