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Vetri Cucina

4.9
1779 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 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).
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Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I have never experienced anything like this. It’s leagues above anywhere that I have dined and I’ve dined at at many wonderful restaurants including Michelin rated ones. Service:
Everything about our experience yesterday was exceptional starting with the host, server, manager, busser and Chef Vetri himself. We were made to feel special and we did. This is how they treat everyone.
Ambiance:
Beautiful, warm, inviting. The attention to detail was wonderful. The fresh flowers in the bathroom and individual towels were lovely. The candlelit table, the comfortable seating, the decor was beautiful and inviting.
Food:
The best I have ever eaten, portioned perfectly and prepared perfectly. Italian taken to a whole new level. Housemade everything, simple, different flavors and textures. There are several courses, you do not leave hungry and the fullness you feel is not the tired uncomfortable feeling but a satisfied fullness. Every single thing we ate was exceptional, there was not one thing that was even mediocre.
Price:
It’s pricey and probably not a price point that the average diner can afford to pay to go regularly. It’s a special occasion place. If you can splurge, this is the place you must go. It is definitely worth the money because it’s an experience that you will not get anywhere else. If you think of it as an experience and not just dinner you will be very pleased and understand it’s money well spent.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We were a little disappointed as the food was good but nothing was outstanding. The wines were good but unbelievably overpriced. The service was great. But for the price I would not do it again!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had an outstanding meal with service to match. The cuisine is creative without being extreme. Presentation of each dish and each course impeccable. All of the waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive and they paid attention to our very few special requests. The evening was really perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything it is chalked up to be, and more.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Incredible

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food and service have been exceptional every single time we have eaten there. Hands down, the best in Philly. Cannot wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wow. What a dining experience!
Great service, great service, and a great wine list😊

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Just perfect. One of the best restaurants in the world. Such a special experience for my wife's birthday. Most attentive service, perfect pasta dishes, perfect wine pairings in a simple elegant settings. Literally could not have had a better evening.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was incredible, the service outstanding , Tara explained every dish in detail , a must go to if your in Philly , can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

More than the sum of excellent food, service, and ambiance, Vetri Cucina never ceases to impress as an outstanding dining experience, even at lunch. As always, the almond tortellini is not to be missed (although the same could be said about many of the dishes).

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had an amazing dinner at Vetri Cucina! We went to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and the team took really great care of us! The staff were all very pleasant, the food was outstanding. I highly recommend bringing a big appetite because you'll want to eat everything that is put on the table.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Vetri lived up to the hype for us! We couldn't have been happier with our whole experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was phenomenal wine pairing was very fun

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I've eaten at a lot of great restaurants and most of the best places in Philadelphia. Food quality wise this is as good as almost all of the 3 star Michelin places I've eaten at anywhere in the world. On a given night you could nit pick (and that's what you'd be doing) but at its best this is still the best restaurant in Philadelphia and I'd put it up food quality wise against anything Michelin rated anywhere certainly in the USA.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had the most fantastic meal and service! Thank you to the Vetri staff for taking care of us on Saturday!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of our top 5 dining experiences of all time! This is not just a “fancy dinner”, but a full sensory experience. Be prepared to be there for hours, and enjoy every last moment.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding great special occasion service is beyond perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The service here is impeccable. The sommelier was very helpful choosing our bottle of wine. Our server was very pleasant, and helpful explaining our menu options. While you don’t order specific items, you can peruse the menu and determine if there is something you really would like to have, or something you really do not want to have. They do not bring the same dishes to each of us for each course. This made it interesting, as we traded plates many times to enjoy each other’s dishes. We enjoyed just about everything, and there were certain items that stood out as outstanding. Those would be the foie gras - while only a very small taste on a plate of many other items, this truly was a standout. So delicate and light! Other standouts were the scallop ceviche, the almond tortellini, the goat, and the sweet onion tart. There are too many dishes and some with dual components to name. Overall a very enjoyable, well paced meal. Vetri Cucina is a lovely, quaint place with excellent food, the cost for us is prohibitive to making this in our regular rotation of restaurants. That said, we will be back, for some future special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Second time dinning . Outstanding service again . Food was amazing and would eat here every week if a could .

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My absolute favorite. ❤️

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Had a very nice evening ! With outstanding service, atmosphere a nd fantastic food. Our servers were extremely knowledgeable and were there without being there. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The tasting menu is a tour de force of textures, flavors, and sensory experience. Servers are incredibly knowledgeable and great guides through each course and its ingredients. Particularly fun is how they give you a preview of some upcoming courses as they come out of the oven (whole baked tarts, roasted whole fish are examples) and before they are prepared for your plate. Pastas are inventive and delicious. You’ve never eaten anything like this, come hungry and don’t miss the cheese course with some dessert wine.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Exceptional. Will make a point of going any time I am in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best meal we've had in Philly for a long time. Everything about the dinner was perfect. Each course was delectable. The pasta melted in our mouths, the Dover sole was scrumptious , and desserts were yummy! Well worth the price!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Dinner was amazing!!! The service was wonderful. Everything we ate tasted terrific.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Maybe best I've experienced.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

What a night. Enjoyed every plate. Service was dynamite. Definitely a special meal.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Tremendous hospitality and cuisine. Just a true culinary experience with wonderful staff. Made us feel at home and welcome.
My thanks for a lovely evening we will always cherish

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Splendid food + great dining experience. I’ve dined in Michelin-star Italian restaurants before but still Vetri Cucina blew me away. Each course was pretty delicate and the taste was very well-balanced. Scallops were a refreshing start for lunch. Lamb sirloin was very well cooked and the quality of lamb was fabulous. Fettuccine was really rich in flavor, meanwhile not greasy at all. They also have really great wines to pair with each course. I would definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Nicely designed menu. Every dish was delicious and the service standard is exceptional.
Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. The approach is so thoughtful and the service is impeccable. Loved being able to try so many different dishes. Everything was cooked perfectly. I wish I could eat this way every day!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Amazing overall experience from cocktails to dessert!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The scallop dish had the best scallops I have ever had. Easily a top 5 dish of all time. Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fantastic! Every bite & sip worthwhile.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

You can’t get any better than Vetri. From the small, quiet dining room to the perfect service. What tops it all is the food. There is no better place to celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The staff and food at Vetri lived up to their name. Everything was wonderful. Our server took the time to explain everything to us and also threw in some extra tasting offerings to surprise us. Marc was there and visited the tables. It was a great, relaxing experience and we would highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This is an exceptional place for fine dining Italian style. Very course was prepared with diligence and esprit, needless to say that the taste profile of the entire sequence of courses throughout the tasting menu was spectacularly harmonic. Service is very personal and caring, just a place you feel at home while always feeling to be a little special to the host. Only little improvement i would suggest: When it comes to pick "your favorite" for the various courses, just add the question "what is the dish you don't want to have" - I just got one which I really didn't want (it was very good though, but it there was an ingredient used which I am really a big fan of). Other than that, it is worth every dollar you will spend (and you will spend quite a few there)!!! Thanks again, a great concept!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fabulous meal! Fabulous service!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Anniversary

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