Vetri Cucina

4.9
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2344 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian

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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).
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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4.9
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LH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way!

SA
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.

JL
New York Area
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.

b
Grand Rapids
10 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!

BO
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill, our waiter, was fantastic!

CV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
Atlantic City
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.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences you'll have.

PF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 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.

OT
Denver
63 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!!

OT
San Francisco
8 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.

M
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 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!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent culinary experience. Superb staff and support.

KA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small cosy location, excellent pastas, very good food in general, friendly service. Highly recommended for a romantic night out

R
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Stars! this was one of the best dining experiences I have had! Everything from the food and wine to the service to the ambiance was exceptional. I only wish it was located in NYC so I could frequent it!

KG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vetri was an amazing experience! It was indeed a 3 hour meal but each course and offering was amazingly flavorful and interesting...the staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. We enjoyed every moment for our anniversary... the pistachio flan for dessert was unbelievably delicious...I didn't want to share!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, every aspect. Great staff

t
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit, as good this time as the last. Be prepared for a lot of great food, with perfect service. Excellent restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, on par with any we have been to.

HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic and love the atmosphere and plates and china. Not too much variance on menu offerings since last time dining (perhaps seasonal and last year we came same time) but everything was delicious. I don’t mind a repeat offender if it’s exceptional obviously!

Felt a little unattended in terms of beverage service, perhaps due to forgoing the wine pairing nor ordering by the bottle? And by the glass prices seem to be overly extravagant but it’s the industry standard at higher end restaurants for sure.

All in all, a great meal is had here no matter what and everyone is very kind.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was worth every penny.

The food was delicious, time well-spent, friendly and knowledgeable servers, and the atmosphere was relaxing and very comfortable.

It was the perfect place to celebrate my wife's birthday and she absolutely loved it.

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, with engaging, wonderful staff. Food was excellent!!!

JB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have ever had, and was perfect for a very special occasion!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience exceeded our expectations. From wine pairings to every perfect bite, to the spectacular service, I cannot recommend Vetri Cucina strongly enough.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Vetri is well beyond fine dining. This is a culinary experience with careful attention to every detail.

The service team genuinely cares and at times seems excited to be a part of your enjoyment of the culinary delights they bring you. Everything is about your enjoyment of a truly great meal.

The chef and culinary team are creating tastes and bites among the finest anywhere. The ingredients are carefully curated, often local, and often unique. Always combined to produce what was for us, one of the best meals we have enjoyed anywhere in the country. Of note amazing bites came from the onion crepe, the octopus, each and every bite of each pasta course and the capretto (which will have me asking the butcher how to find goat!).

Thank you, to the entire staff, management and chef for the sincerity you have put into creating a great culinary experience.

JH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 evening meals of our Life !!
All aspects of fine dining were achieved and we anxiously await our opportunity to return
Do Not miss your opportunity on your next visit to Philly!!

CS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends for the first time. They said it was the best meal they’ve ever had. Impossible to disagree with them.

C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined solo to celebrate my 35th birthday at this fine establishment. My experience was nothing short of amazing! As a mostly vegan, the kitchen did an excellent job of preparing appropriate dishes & making things lighter on the dairy side. I even got a few bonus dishes that also rocked my taste buds! I'm a lover of exceptional service, so there's nothing like being served & constantly checked on by handsome men in suits & vests. I will definitely return!

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite dining experience ever. Each course was delicious, the service was impeccable (Tara is wonderful), and the ambiance was warm and welcoming.
The prosciutto, branzino and spinach gnocchi were standouts. The pistachio flan and caramel apple pastry were also excellent. I can’t say enough about how great dinner was. It is definitely a special occasion type place, but we will be sure to come back!

KV
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was remarkable! We ordered the wine pairing with all the dishes. I recommend that to enhance your experience. It was absolutely dreamy. Can’t wait to go back.

MG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with friends celebrating my Wife’s birthday and everything was incredible. From the service to the food to the wine pairings everything was amazing. Top notch service, remembering names and food preferences throughout the night - and the food prep was easily one of the top meals in the city.

CU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, we had a beautiful experience, from the moment we arrived we felt welcome, the food started to come out and our taste buds were not disappointed, from the first to the last bit we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful, the staff were so knowledgeable and friendly! Definitely worth a visit.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was beyond amazing from the service to very bye of food. We did the wine pairing with the dinner and it was totally worth it. Definitely not an everyday dinner , loved it for a special occasion.

W
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vetri Cucina is a special occasion restaurant that exceeded my expectations! The tasting menu was customized to our liking and each and every bite was beyond delicious! Highly recommend!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Expect to spend $$$$, but what an incredible dining experience.

G
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Maybe it has something to do with vetri not being there. This was the first time we visited a James beard nominee /winner that was not present. The waiter and hostess were great, the food did not taste like James beard.....

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