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