Friday Lunch (Four-Course, Prix Fixe Menu, $85 Per Person):
Every Friday 11:30am-1:00pm
BYO Every Monday Night (no corkage fee)
This was an incredible dining experience. There is simply nothing else like it!
I really enjoyed our evening at Vetri Cucina, and felt all of the food was spectacular, especially the pastas.
That said, I have mixed feelings about the experience. In a nutshell, I'm perplexed by the decision to only offer a tasting menu as it needlessly creates confusion and adds time and cost to the experience. Because we weren't choosing selections for each course, we had no idea what was coming and why certain starters were chosen in lieu of others. Oddly, we were given one round of starters, two separate pasta courses, three bread courses, and all four entrees and five desserts on the menu. It was simply more food than we wanted or needed, and because we were unaware of how much was coming, we were unable to properly know how much to eat at each course. Although we thoroughly enjoyed the food (especially the ethereal pastas), we left feeling a bit gross from being overstuffed.
That lack of communication about what to expect also raises the fact that the service needs work. For instance, I'd have preferred if the servers had given us an indication at the outset of what to expect in terms of how much food was coming. My other quibble was with the wine pairings as I was frequently presented a different wine than my wife (because we were given different menu selections) and in most instances, we ended up trading entrees and wines. I'd have preferred if the server had asked if I preferred meal selections that would have brought me more reds than whites. If i ever go again, I'd absolutely get a bottle of a preferred wine instead.
Anyway, Vetri is ambitious and the food does not disappoint, but greater communication from the service staff to set expectations would be to everyone's benefit.
It was a great experience. Food was great staff was great and very accommodating.
Vetri is excellent! Food is fabulous & so is the service!! It is expensive but worth every dime.
Top level food. I’ve ate at 3 Star Michelin places n it’s on par. Wait staff was as friendly and attentive as can be. Received a few complimentary dishes that were outstanding. The whole way home I kept thinking how good the food was. You can’t put a price tag on the memories. Highly recommended!
Words cannot do justice to Vetri Cucina. Spectacular, delicious innovative food and outstanding service. Knowledge of wait staff on food and wine was extraordinary. Ambience romantic, fit for foodies and definitely fine dining.
Kyle was outstanding! He made our experience a 1,000 times better! He checked on us throughout the whole meal and answered all questions we had no matter how many we had! We came here to celebrate our anniversary and Kyle made it even more special! The food was absolutely delicious! I wish I could dine here weekly!
An awesome experience. Great food and great service. To have a tasting experience and still be able to share preferences was new to me but really enhanced the evening. We did the wine paring. It was spot on and the sommelier was engaging and informative. Well worth the cost for our special occasion.
The food and wine was excellent, as was the service. Celebrating our 20th anniversary here was a treat and one that we will always remember.
Best dining experience in Philadelphi hands down. No comparison
Service was flawless and synchronized. Food was the best I have ever experienced. Chef tasting menu sent out gastronomic delights in a well timed and balanced parade of flavor, texture, and presentation. Wine pairing was exceptional even though I am no expert everything clicked and highlighted the food.
Philadelphia ‘s foremost upscale Italian restaurant.
Perfect in every way!
Entirely worth the hype...and the price. One of the best meals of our lives with fantastic, personable service...cashing the kids' college accounts in and going back soon.
One of the best restaurants where I've ever eaten. The food, drinks and wait service were exceptional. My only criticism is that it is VERY expensive. Don't think I'll be going back any time soon only because I don't want to spend that much on a meal. But it is certainly worth checking out if money is no object.
Vetri is the only restaurant that I have uttered the words “Oh my God” after tasting a dish. I did so at least 4 times and on one occasion dropped my fork after a bite. My wife loves soft shell crabs and her eyes immediately opened more as an indication of how good it was prepared. If you go expect to pay a lot of money. Our meal for 2 with a glass of wine for my wife and 3 wine glasses paired to dishes was about $585 with tip. I gave it a 5 star in value even at this high price because there is no place with food, service and ambience that comes close. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and went to Vetri last year as well. Having set the bar so high last year left me with little choice but to take her there again. The word spectacular is the only word I can come up with for this indescribable restaurant.
Memorable dining experience.
Best dining experience, hands down!
Pork and steak was terrible. Touch and dry. The prefix for $150 was similar to what I can get from a supermarket lunch buffet unfortunately.
I realize there's no formal dress code, but when you spend $800 for 2 people for dinner, i would prefer not sitting next to a guy wearing a tee shirt and a ball cap.
Also, I felt a little rushed through the courses so as to make room for the second seating.
Impeccable service. This is not a dinner, its an experience! They tailor the menu to you and its around 12 courses of amazing. 100% worth it.
This is one of the finest dining establishments I’ve been in anywhere in the world, and I’m not one to write reviews but this is a dining experience not to be missed. While not inexpensive you will not leave there hungry as they surprise you with course after course. My only real complaint is that the wine pairing pricing is to me way out of line. I can get a similar and in some respects better wine pairing experience at the Inn at Little Washington for $85. Minor quibble, run don’t walk.
It was the most amazing experience. Service was incredible.
The most exquisite, artful food and first-class service!
Fabulous and delicious
A worthy experience and one we’ll always remember. The wine pairing was perfectly executed. But we were exhausted from the richness of the food halfway through. Worth a go for the experience.
I cannot praise Vetri enough. The team is doing something very special here. I had the dinner with wine pairing ... and it was a truly spectacular experience. Loved every moment, and highly highly highly recommend.
Fantastic. Kyle, Tara, and Lara were wonderful.
One of the best meals we have had. Worth the price. The wines selections were excellent as well.
Amazing! Fantastic! Fabulous - a culinary delight, flavors that match perfectly!
Awesome as always. First time for lunch and it was KILLER! Marc Vetri, sir, you do not F around.
Bill is the man! Always takes such good care of me, and my guests. -Harvetta
Amazing is all I can say
Dining at Vetri was a wonderful experience. An elegant way to celebrate a special occasion. The food was magnificent and enhanced by the perfect wine pairings. Service was great-casual, friendly and perfectly timed.
It was excellent. However there was too much food. I didn’t have to sample so many delicious dishes in one visit. More is not more all the time.
The best restaurant (food, service, everything) I’ve ever been to. This is the second time I’ve been, and it did not disappoint.
The staff was great and the service amazing. The sommelier was a vault of wine knowledge and the wine she helped us choose was fantastic. I really wanted to love the food but was genuinely unimpressed. The food was not worth the price tag. I am the first person to pay whatever it takes for a fabulous dining experience but this did not live up to the hype.
It was absolutely phenomenal while no means a bargain the service was outstanding, the staff attentive, and the food was everything we could hope for. The wine pairings were absolutely spot on perfect.
Simply the best
Been waiting for many years to visit this destination and our expectations were not let down. The service by all may have exceeded the food, especially with Bill! Each course was decadent and impressed with how they went above and beyond! Definitely not cheap but memorable for a long time! I'm still debating if it's better then Tahlula's Table....