About Vetri Cucina

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.

1312 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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)

Cross Street:
13th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 732-3478

Website:
http://www.vetricucina.com/

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).

Executive Chef:
Marc Vetri

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine

Vetri Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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4.9

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4.8

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4.4

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (11)
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Cozy (7)
Seasonal (5)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Vetri a spectacular in every way. Service and atmosphere were wonderful. The food is at a level beyond anywhere else.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just incredible. Worth the splurge for a special event

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Hands down, the best dining experience I have EVER had!

Marc Vetri is an absolute mastermind and he is surrounded by a fantastic + charismatic team. The food was so impeccable it made me cry - never has food brought my palette on a journey like the night I dined at Vetri.

Thank you to the Vetri team for such a magical experience and quite honestly one I will never forget.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of the best restaurants I attended. They made me feel important and cared about about the food we ate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic in every way. Special food, special service, special place!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Exquisite meal - so many choices. Nothing short of perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My girlfriend and I️ celebrated our second anniversary here. The food was incredible. The service was top notch. Monday BYOB was a huge plus. Mr Vetri himself was in the room when we were leaving and he got up to shake our hands, say thanks and say happy anniversary. We will be back for the next tasting as the November menu was great. Swiss char gnocchi and almond tortellini pasta yum! From the beginning to the end there is too much to say but it is worth every penny.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a great experience! My husband and I wanted to celebrate our marriage, somewhere we've never been. We expanded our palettes in the best way possible. Personally, I would never try wild boar, goat , or sweetbreads, but I trusted that Vetri would not disappoint. Everything was delicious! My husband and I will be back next year!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was awesome. Lara and the rest of the staff were amazing and went above and beyond in trying to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The kitchen is very talented and frequently creative, but what you are presented with at Vetri is not a "tasting" menu. The sheer volume of food and the size of the portions completely overwhelmed us. We were done at the half-way point. Tasting menus (as opposed to "set" or "fixed price" versions) should feature just that -- a small taste of each item/dish, a sampling if you will. We've experienced true tasting menus that included as many as 40+ items yet we were able to finish the meal, not as happened here. In our experience, most tasting menus are in the 10-12 range with each item being a couple of bites ( tastes). So, if it's modern Italian cuisine and volume that you seek, Vetri is your place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Almost a perfect dining experience. Vetri is a Philadelphia legend I finally had the chance to experience... and what an experience it was. From the minute we were greeted the front of house staff was amazing. They were extremely accommodating, and friendly. The somm was awesome! Great, easy to understand tasting notes with a number of different wines to try was exactly what we needed. The meal was tailored to our tastes and they did a stellar job providing us each with dishes that we would like. Standouts: proscuitto cotto, swiss chard gnudi, almond and truffle tortellini, pistachio dessert, guinea hen. Remarks: wild boar ragu was a bit over seasoned, balsamic macaron was a bit too vinegary. Amazing meal! Can not wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We decided to go to Vetri fort our first wedding anniversary before we were even married. It didn't disappoint. We both left our meal entirely in the hands of the kitchen, and the meal had a beautiful flow. The price is steep, but we'll worth it for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food, the service and the ambiance are exquisite. Other restaurants with tasting menus can dazzle you with inventiveness and presentation. And the same is true at Vetri, except that the number of different meals brought to the table far exceeded any other restaurant's. 5 different pastas (all very tasty), steak and goat, appetizers and munchies to start, and a vermouth concoction that was just right. And the service staff perfectly attentive, never intrusive but always there when needed. And the hostess matched wines with food effectively, and understood that sometimes a quarter glass was just right, so that you can have many tastes without intoxication. It was an anniversary dinner that was flawless.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

All we had to go on was what we read in “Philadelphia Magazine”- Vetri exceeded our expectations. Bill our server was great and the food was awesome.

Two thumbs 👍👍 up and 5 ⭐️‘S

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

40th birthday dinner with husband. It was fabulous! Thank you for a perfect evening . Service was impeccable and food was outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Amazing as always !!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Spectacular! Out first time there. We were huge fans of LeBec Fin, every bit as good or better! Only regret is we waited so long to try it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The staff and the food was outstanding. We will be sure to visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Bill and the staff are beyond knowledgeable. Food was exquisite. Romantic atmosphere. Amazing wine pairing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Vetri is absolutely spectacular. Every dish is superb and they set up the tasting menu so that your party can share as many dishes as possible. It is truly one of the great dining experiences in the United States.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Four of us dined; we were all delighted.
Providing choice within the confines of a tasting menu is appealing.
Somehow Vetri's manages to be serious about food, service, and ambiance and relaxed at the same time.
Perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Exceptional.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always amazing! The food and service are exceptional every time we go to Vetri and I always look forward to the next visit almost immediately.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing from beginning to end. Left stuffed and felt like I really enjoyed my evening with conversation and food. Never felt rushed

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Hands down the best meal I've ever had in my life. My wife and I were celebrating my retirement, and I cannot think of any better way to celebrate. I'm not typically one to spend so much on a meal, because past experiences were not worth the money. This, on the other hand, was worth every cent. We plan to celebrate all future occasions here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The lunch experience lives up to the expectations set by a Vertri Cucina dinner. The portions over 4 courses make for an exquisitely satisfying meal. The almond tortellini is still the best thing ever, anywhere. The wine parings were very well executed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everyone was amazing and the service was spectacular. From the different plate ware on each course, to the food and hospitality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It’s expensive but it’s also worth it if you have an occasion to celebrate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Quite possibly the best dining in the country - attentive but not pretentious service, warm atmosphere, creative dishes executed flawlessly. Just sublime.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Top notch experience! Great food, attentive personalized service! Can’t wait to return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

One of the best dining experiences ever. Did the wine tasting menu along with dinner and it was well worth it, from the quality of the wine and food to the knowledge and level of service provided by the staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was perhaps the most amazing meal I've ever had. The service, food quality, ambience, and the knowledge of the waiter were outstanding. What a memorable experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food, service and ambience were incredible. First time I spent almost $500 for a dinner for 2 that didn't include airfare. It was our anniversary and was something we will probably make an annual destination. Come hungry because you get a lot of food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was among the finest meals we've ever had. Sublime food via the incredible tasting menu as well as perfect wine pairings for each course and often two per course. We've been here before and this meal was even more incredible than we remember our prior ones. Everything about Vetri is truly perfect. It is a special place. Be warned though, this perfection comes with an equally incredible price tag. We feel guilty spending this much on a dinner for two but if you seek a "once in a lifetime culinary experience", Vetri is unparalleled!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

An absolute experience from start to finish. Very personal. Every bite was fantastic

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

For a very special occasion, Vetri remains unsurpassed. The food is indescribable and the prix fixe tasting menu is a good opportunity to sample a bit of everything. Be warned, though: it's expensive but worth it for a big night out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was outstanding. The wine pairing is amazing. Well worth the cost. The prosciutto cotton may have been the best thing I have ever eaten.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was amazing. Good ambience.
Now, in addition to the food you can pair with each dish 3oz of glass of red/white wine.
The wine pair cost $270 per couple. I did ask how much it cost and I did the wine pairing.
I like drinking red wine and expected to be surprise and enjoy the wine selection.
In short, I did not find the wine pairing worth the price. The red wine selection especially did not impress me at all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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