Vetri

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In this little jewel box of a place, now nearly 20 years old, chef Marc Vetri offers diners sophisticated, hand-crafted Italian and Italianate specialties, served only in the form of six-course, $155 tasting menus. Available items are listed under Di Pesce (fish), Di Verdure (vegetable), Di Terra (from the earth), and Dolce (dessert); chef de cuisine Adam Leonti will personalize the menu to your taste. You might end up with, for instance, seppia spaghetti with manila clams, poached Piemontese filetto with black trumpets, cauliflower sformato, ricotta gnocchi with goose ragù, almond tortellini with truffle sauce, and chocolate polenta soufflé for dessert. All is served with precision and grace, and there is a wine cellar of more than 2,500 bottles to choose from. Mario Batali has hailed Vetri as "possibly the best Italian restaurant on the East Coast."

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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  • Even Joffre Borgia knows that an authentic fine dining experience doesnt come cheap!
  • What happens when you pour warm olive oil over the dark chocolate cap on your rosemary ice cream? Well, you tell us. Or ask the whole roasted baby goat. He knows.
  • Every Philly foodie should eat here at least once. And I was finally able to prove my theory that Canadian goose can be made into good--no delicious--eats!
  • Dont miss the coursed wine pairings. While dinner here is a splurge, smart diners know to double down when it matters.
  • One of the best contemporary Italian restaurants in the country.
  • Even in its thirteenth year, Marc Vetri continues to create the kind of flavors and ambiance that make you want to hang around long after dessert.
  • From Bill Addison:"A riff on the American idea of soup/salad/pasta in 1 bowl: A silky agnolotto filled with julienned zucchini in a green moat fashioned from pistachios, onions, water, and olive oil."
  • One of my favorite meals. Highly recommend the wine pairing. Attentive staff and interesting courses made this a great experience. Plus complimentary muffins to savor the next day.
  • In its 13th year, Marc Vetri's namesake restaurant continues to shine. From the tasting menu, don't miss the spinach gnocchi, whole roasted baby goat and chocolate polenta souffle.
  • Try the chestnuts on the side of roasted quail served w/ cranberry mustard, braised so they almost take on a root-vegetable quality or cooked into pasta and served w/ a wild-boar ragout.
  • Spinach Gnocchi
  • At his rustic eleven table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Chef Marc Vetri offers authentic Northern Italian fare featuring homemade pasta in a multi-course tasting menu.
  • Literally the best meal I have ever eaten in my life.
  • Come in truffle season and reap the reward. This place is unassuming in atmosphere but unmistakably amazing in what matters. Definitely worth a try.
  • Dinner at Vetri is a performance. The pastas stun, the mains are as creative as anything being turned out in the city right now, and the service is beyond reproach.
  • Everything
  • Check out Vetri Ristorante as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Unique Eats
  • Marcie Turney, chef of Barbuzzo, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Spinach gnocchi w/ brown butter.
  • Be sure to have the wine tasting.
  • Go for the Chefs tasting and wine pairing. Go big or stay home. Unbelievable experience.