Vetri Cucina

4.9
2072 reviews
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Italian
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).
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just simply the best experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Some of the foods were superb. Some were not so good. For instance the ricotta ravioli were so delicate in a heavy and sweet sauce. Fettuccine with mushrooms cold. Dover soul swimming in too heavy butter sauce. Service outstanding.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was simply amazing. Attentive and generous without being in our face.

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MM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried for years to get in for dinner but was finally able to secure a lunch reservation. Did not disappoint. Service was beyond good and food with wine pairings was a lot of fun. Hope to go back.

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Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Managed to respect our food allergies while still providing outstanding food and wonderful service. Defintely recommend the wine pairing.

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BS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food, some I enjoyed and appreciated more than other dishes

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience all around. Come hungry! There’s a lot to eat. Had a little bit of a wait before they were ready to seat us, but it was well worth it. The staff go out of their way to provide you with an unparalleled customer service experience, equally educating your culinary understanding and your palate.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri was absolutely fantastic! The food is always incredible, the service is outstanding, and the overall experience is top notch! It’s one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to! The almond tortellini, gnocchi, and the pistachio flan are an absolute must!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible dining experience we ever had.

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MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I couldn't stop talking about how wonderful everything was from the minute we walked in to Vetri to the moment we left. The service was outstanding. The food...well, there are just no words to describe how incredible it is. The experience is worth every penny.

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AB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional and every single facet of the dining experience was out of this world!

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ED
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience...took us a few years to get a reservation, but we were very satisfied! The only suggestion have was to give more time between servings. My husband and I love to linger between courses and talk about the experience we just had before having a new one! But once in a lifetime experience....

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri, is an amazing place for a special occasion. Awesome staff!!

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Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri is a very special place. The minute you walk up to the door, someone opens the door to greet and welcome you. This restaurant is elegant without the stuffiness. They explain that the dinner with take 2.5 hours and to sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered. The service was impeccable and friendly! The staff was knowledgeable when explaining the wines, champagnes and how each dish was prepared. We chose the chef's choice. Everything from the crudité served with reduced balsamic, mini pizza, roasted fennel, pate to the onion crepe, dover sole, desserts and everything in between was beautifully presented and was all heavenly! Romantic, warm atmosphere. We loved every minute! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth trying for a special occasion but perhaps my expectations where a little too high.

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DA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would absolutely recommend Vetri to anyone I knew had the budget to enjoy it🙂

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m
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Philadelphia. Worth the wait and the $. Service was top notch, felt like a VIP.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, glad we have a place like this in Philadelphia. Great service great food. Definitely did not leave hungry.

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PC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a one-time experience. This is the most expensive dinner I have ever had, but I don't regret it at all. Unlike some other "foodie heaven" restaurants that have been around for a while, this restaurant has maintained a super high quality in every aspect of the experience. The food was impeccable. Our waitress, Diana, was the best waitress we have ever had. The wine pairings were perfect. The entire experience was excellent. I will say, you cannot expect to go to this restaurant as a "dinner." Think of going to this restaurant like going to a Broadway show. The experience take several hours, is extremely educational, and is very fun. But if you go expecting to just have dinner and pay for it, you will be very disappointed when the check comes. You have to expect to pay for the experience not just the food. If you go with that in mind you will not be disappointed. We definitely were not!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe the best meal I ever had in my entire lunch. Wait staff was extremely classy.

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J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the best of the best.

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NS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and certainly as good as it gets in Philadelphia and maybe even the world. Once you get to this level of service and quality the discussion becomes would you rather have a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. Love the mix of courses and all the extras they bring that aren’t on the menu! Keep on doing what you’re doing.

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JP
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ridiculous - the meticulous attention to detail, the perfect pairing of food and wine, outstanding service. Treat yourself - if you can get in.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible meal from start to finish made better by the engaged and incredibly knowledgeable service

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Heard so much hype about this restaurant, it was mediocre at best!

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AB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and special dinner. Service is just incredible (thanks, Bill), food outstanding and the wine pairing is spectacular!

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SD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are on point. Dishes are interesting and surprising. Not to be missed.

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HD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always superb - one of the best dining experiences in the world

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals and service I have ever received. The drinks were equally as fantastic.

Additionally, the flan was amazing, I highly recommend all should get or at least sample this dessert.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Same old menu items and the service was stiff.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experiencw

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It will be impossible to ever top this Valentine's Day dining experience. The Tasting Menu with wine pairing was surely one of the most incredible dining experiences of our lives. We really approached with an open mind and let them surprise us, it was divine.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime. Poetic. Absolutely delicious. One of the finest meals of our lives.
I’ve read that this could be the “ The best Italian restaurant in America”. Well, after enjoying the food and service of Vetri, I would have to agree.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put it is the best restaurant in Philadelphia. If you are looking for an upscale Italian experience you would be hard pressed to find better anywhere.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was remarkable; the concept was misleading.

The experience is a prix fixe without the choice - not a chef's tasting. Yes, we were told that if we absolutely neeeeed a dish we can request it, otherwise, it's "up to the chef." The meal is essentially two appetizers, two pastas, one main, and one dessert. Had I known this, I would have 100% picked my own entree. And my own pastas. And my own dessert.....

Also of note, while the wine was indeed well paired, the $135 pp price tag was exceedingly over priced for 2 oz pours of wines that retail for $15-40 per bottle.

Customize your own menu, skip the pairing and order a beautiful bottle of wine for the $250.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was simply OK for the price of it. We left full but nothing "wow'ed" us

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St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well I now know why many people consider Vetri one of the top, if not thee top, Italian restaurant in the US. Wow, that was an amazing meal from top to bottom. Along with the multi breads served that are all non-processes whole grains and milled wheat flour in-house and just spectacular and well worth every carb, you will eat about sensational 16 courses. I took my mother here for her birthday dinner, and we did the chefs tasting menu with the adjusted wine pairing (new flight with every 2 courses) which was just right and perfectly paired with the chef's already perfectly balanced foods. The highlights of the evening with the sweet onion crepe in a truffle fondue that is like the best French onion soup you've ever tasted 10x. Also the kanpachi crude in mixed citrus, as well as the dry-aged primerib carpaccio. The service was perfect, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable on all fronts. What a perfect dining experience. Thank you so much Marc Vetri and team!

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AC
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We let them take the lead with both the food and wine. It was as if we had actually traveled to Italy for the evening— every taste was fantastic. Service was excellent as usual as well.

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JM
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this fine establishment and every time we have dined here, the food, the service the vibe is just amazing. This is definitely our go to place for our date night / special night out. Costly but very worth it.

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