Vetri Cucina

4.9
1835 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely terrific!!

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AJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my boyfriend’s birthday and we can both agree that Vetri exceeded all of our expectations. The most amazing part of the restaurant is the incredible service. Everybody is constantly going out of their way to ensure you have everything you need, you are enjoying everything and you are comfortable. It is clear that the wait staff and kitchen staff truly love what they do.
The food was incredible and we tried so many dishes we never imagined of trying. We left full and happy.
This restaurant is absolutely worth the wait and the price. We will definitely be back!

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l
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for their Friday lunch . Superb! Not a detail lost to attention both on the plate and in service. A special treat indeed,

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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W
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri is not only food the best it can possibly be prepared but it is also the service and presentation by a superior staff who live and breath to make Vetri a unique experience. Their service is also as good as it can be done. We have returned time after time and on each return we are greeted like we are old friends. Every course and every decision is discussed with exquisite detail. Their knowledge of food and wine is unequaled and their knowledge of people and how to create an adventure with food is superior. Every year I write about the food. This time I thought it was important to salute the staff. We will return again and again.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I have ever eaten in my entire life.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were memorable; it is a crowded little place and when it is filled (always) it gets a bit noisy and tight, but it is an experience well worth these tribulations.

The Manry courses and extras take time, so don’t be in a hurry and expect a hefty tab at the end.

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E
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri never disappoints. Best chef in philly. Wonderful restaurant. More a la carte days!!!!

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T
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri offers BYOB on Monday evenings, so I brought a couple of treasures from the cellar. Wonderful service and incredible food! The wine service was perfect.

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TG
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was outstanding, from the food to the service. The staff was attentive, the meal was well paced and I didn't feel rushed [I stayed for 3.5 hours], I was able to try the dishes I really wanted from the tasting menu including two decadent desserts[they ask that you allow the chef to surprise you] and they served me several mocktails at no additional charge. While the per person prix fixe was a bit steep [I think they could stand to lower it a tad] I didn't feel like I had been grossly overcharged when I left and would return again in a heartbeat.

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My boyfriend and I dined at Vetri on 6/30/18. We were celebrating an anniversary and looking forward to an exceptional dining experience. Right off the bat, we had to wait almost 45 minutes for a table for two that I reserved well in advance. When you are spending $400 per person, including wine pairings, tax, and tip, this is really inexcusable. Also, because it was a special anniversary celebration, I had asked for a more private table and not one of those banquette style tables of two that are directly next to other tables of two. Well, they didn't honor my request and gave the more private table to the couple who arrived after we did. Additionally, I was disappointed that although the food and service were very good, they were not as special as the two other times I dined there. My boyfriend had never been there before and I really wanted him to have an exceptional dining experience. He was not overwhelmed and neither was I. I don't think that we will be returning any time soon.

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CN
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top to bottom, start to finish, best meal and dining experience in Philadelphia! Worth every penny, service was impeccable and each course of food was more impressive than the last. Treat yourself and book this place SOON!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Philadelphia!

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable. The best Italian restaurant in America

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entire night was a delight. From the chefs special treats, thru every course. Service was impeccable..... absolutely loved Bill.
Would recommend this experience to all, special occasion or just as a treat

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely friendly service made the meal!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome experience. Food was great and the service was on point!! Great wine discovery...so glad we were able to finally experience this moment. Great food and great wine...I don’t know anything greater.

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J
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite hobby is eating at places with great food. We have had the privilege of eating a lot of really good meals over the years. But the meal we had at Vetri this week was undoubtedly the best meal we have ever had. We went for my 40th birthday (this is definitely not in our normal price range), and the experience from beginning to end was amazing. Every dish that was brought to us was beyond delicious. I don't have the time to list everything we ate, but I can say there were zero bad bites. Our servers were so attentive and knowledgeable. Their knowledge of the menu and the wines was very impressive. They made us feel special, taking great care of us. We were also thrilled to be able to say hello to Marc Vetri while we were there. This is not the kind of place we can say that we will be back at soon, but it is definitely the kind of place we can say we cannot wait to get back to! And if you have a special occasion to celebrate, I could not recommend Vetri any more highly!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!
Delicious food !
Romantic
The service was very professional. It was just a wonderful place to visit if you're in the area for good food and great atmosphere for two or more. It was a very unique experience and everyone should at least experiencing this place in there lifetime.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and perfect service

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MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous attention to detail which creates a great dining experience. The food is always perfect with innovative touches. And, the service is just awesome. A few delicious notes included the calamari and artichoke galette, the whole red snapper, tuna crudo, fig ravioli. The wine pairing was also great. I especially enjoyed the Ignaz Niedrist, Sauvignon Blanc from Alto Adige and Moscato d'Asti "Canelli" from Piedmont! It's always special at Vetri Cucina. Bravo.

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JK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. The food was incredibly fresh and perfectly portioned. The service was friendly and helpful. Overall one of the best tasting and presented meals I have ever had. Definitely recommend.

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SE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go here!!! The food (especially pasta!!) is extraordinary!!

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R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second we have been there. Food and service are impeccable as expected. We have frequented Vetri restaurants for over a decade and have always had outstanding meals. However the price is quite excessive and the value really isn’t there. We have had almost nearly as great experiences at his and other locations at 1/2 or 2/3 the cost.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as ever!

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DJ
Philadelphia
346 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything outstanding, visit after visit. The pastas are unrivaled. Wine parings are highly thoughtful. As formal fine dining experiences go, this is still at the top. Sit back and enjoy.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb restaurant in every way. They are sensitive to your likes and dislikes and essentially give you at least a taste of your preferences. The service is very attentive but not overbearing. The staff makes you feel special. And the food, especially the pastas, is as good as you will find anywhere, including Italy. We will be back agan and again.

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JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard great things about Vertri Cucina while dining at Pizzaria Vetri in DC. The tasting menu was delightful and the service impeccable. This is definitely a special occasion type of experience - come very hungry and leave blissful!

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LG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious meal we've had in years. Every bite was amazing!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aniversary

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1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the Vetri team outdoes itself with impeccable food, service and atmosphere. Having traveled the world, I can confidently say that the dining experience at Vetri is second to none.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very Small place but well appointed. The service is excellent and 5 stars for sure. The food is very very good but in my opinion just didn’t match the flawless service. It’s a $165 prifix menu. For a true 5 Star food experience places like Marea in NYC still a cut above. But if you haven’t been certainly worth a try!

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N
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal! The service was outstanding from the moment we set foot into the restaurant until we left. The staff knew every detail of what we liked or didn’t like before we even sat down, then double checked with us throughout dinner. They were always close by, took the time to converse, and made adjustments to our choices as necessary. Loved having tastes of the highest quality continually brought to the table. We had no room left for food by the time we were done! Terrific experience and made for a very special celebration. Thank you, Vetri Cucina!

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l
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined for Friday lunch which is the only day they are open for lunch. It’s a four course meal but seems like even more as they provide a number of extra complimentary items. There were about five choices in each category and everything our party of three ordered was delicious especially the Dover Sole. It’s a wonderful value at less than half the cost of dinner. Can’t wait to return.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Every course was amazing!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! Words cannot describe how wonderful our experience was.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s unbelievable, truly the best! Special special place

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding for the true “foodie”. Perfect for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A magnificent dining experience!

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