Vetri Cucina

4.9
2223 reviews
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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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CZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing
Everything was fantastic and we let them choose the dishes.

One of our best experience

RC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was truly the highlight of our dining experience in Philadelphia. Every element of the evening was divine. We especially enjoyed Eric our waiter and John the wine expert. The service was outstanding and the food was something we will remember and talk about for quite some time.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT. AMAZING. everything was better than the next dish. Would highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! We come every year for our anniversary!

T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional evening! Inventive dishes beautifully executed; very friendly but professional and informed service. Obviously a very expensive meal, but all of the great food and professionalism, but none of the attitude, often associated with pricey restaurants. We’ll be back!

MN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience! Taste after taste of what I can only describe as perfection beyond my understanding. The entire experience was like being in a play about what great food and amazing service can really do to make you experience magical. Thank you doesn’t cover it. Please continue to make amazing food and retain your remarkable staff.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique dining experience with impeccable food and wine- the best food and wine I have ever had. It was my first time, definitely recommend the wine pairing.

J
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary dining experience. My wife and I chose to allow them to choose the dinner items. Also, I chose the wine pairing. Different courses were chosen for each of us so we were able to share the extraordinary courses. Our waiter was well versed in the wine choices and was able to completely explain the particulars of each vintage. All in all, a wonderful 2 ½ hour dining experience. The

d
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Combinations I’d never think to put together. All small plates and it feels like you’re not eating much but midway through you are pretty full. Service was excellent and good time between servings.

P
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from start to finish. So many highlights on the menu to mention but we loved the prosciutto cotto, swiss chard gnocchi, almond tortellini, fluke with tomato and olives, porcelet chop, pistachio flan, on and on. The wine pairings were perfect. Service was smart, unpretentious, perfect. Feeling like dining in a small house in a completely relaxed atmosphere. Obviously expensive but worth every penny. Loved every minute.

D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tara was fantastic. Wonderful experience!

RG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri Cucina was an excellent place to celebrate our occasion. It is a very unique and special experience that you are sure to remember. The staff is wonderful and from the point of entry to exit you are made to feel comfortable. Thank you.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, all the wine pairings perfect. The evening was magical. The service staff were extremely knowledgeable about the food but especially describing each wine. Thanks to all who made it such a special memorable evening.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the special A La Carte offering and can honestly say that every single dish we had was amazing. One of the best restaurants and food in Philly and I can't wait to come back again and again.

God bless

M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for a la carte night, since we wanted an exciting culinary experience on a smaller budget. We had fun! Great staff, tasty good (try the tortellini, it's a must), and a fun atmosphere (though it got really loud inside by 6:30). I snagged my reservation for a la carte night through the Vetri mailing list, so if you want to try Vetri food at a budget-conscious price, get their emails so you too can get in on a la carte night.

DD
Naples
52 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vetri lived up to its reputation. It was my first time and it was an amazing evening of professional service and creative, exquisitely prepared food. It reminded me of a Michelin multi- star restaurant in Paris without the fussy and stiff waitstaff and pretentious decor. We allowed the chef to send out his best and each plate had layers of preparation and the end result was delicious. The staff was attentive, our glasses always full and a new bread course served with each new dish. Bravo to Vetri, it is worth every penny.

RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had one of top 3 dining experiences of our lives--service, food, space--just outstanding

PM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an amazing culinary experience at Vetri Cucina! The food was amazing, and the service was wonderful. My favorites included the pasta dishes and the dish with melon and thin sliced prosciutto. While I don't eat a lot of pork chops, the pork chop dish was very tender and milky. We also did the wine pairings with the six courses, which was definitely worth it. The wine paired extremely well with our food. We were very happy to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at this restaurant and look forward to returning there sometime.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal i have ever had!

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had!!! Everything about it was FANTASTIC!!!!

s
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Awesome! Outstanding!

DS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around and, although they know they’re good, they’re not pretentious about it. The service, the pacing of the tasting and the quality of the food were impressive!

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Service first rate. Highly recommend.

CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing! You will not be disappointed and servings are perfectly sized!

PC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pastas are the best! You must have the sweet onion tart and the pistachio flan! They are amazing!!!

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection- top to bottom, this is hands down the best restaurant in Philly!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Magnificent wine selection, flawlessly executed service. Very upscale atmosphere with classic Italian flavors and techniques. The gnocchi, onion crepe and pork carpaccio were my favorite.

EK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with dinner at Vetri and had an amazing evening. The entire menu was phenomenal and team of servers made the experience truly unforgettable. I would highly recommend the wine pairing as it complemented each course perfectly. We especially loved the Sweet onion crepe, Almond Tortellini pasta, and the Capreto main course.

d
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, wine pairings, and service. Every time I walk into Vetri I think I have walked into the home of a close friend. I have always been greeted with a refreshing drink. I have never been happier to linger while my table is being readied.

Some highlights: beef heart ragu, the goat, perfectly crafted and cooked house-made pastas, an assortment of house-made breads, the lamb, the fluke, grape sorbet, petit fors, pistachio flan.

By the time you read this the menu will be different. Doesn't matter. Everything will be perfect.

JE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I've had in Philadelphia, top two meals on the East Coast. Not only was the food absolutely divine, but the full experience was perfect. The restaurant is a little noisy, but the cozy ambiance and the absolutely phenomenal service is worth a drive from out of town.
The wait staff went above and beyond into making our party of 6 feel welcome, loved, and like part of their family. The information given on the wine and the food was perfect. Each dish was crafted by someone who loves what they are doing, and each description was perfect.
I cannot rave about this restaurant more - all my friends and family will be referred here.

t
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was pure perfection! Each course was on point; the antipasti, pasta AND dessert courses (especially the chocolate polenta cake) were beyond excellent! Our server was super knowledgeable and helpful about each dish and very attentive without being overly fussy! Very, very happy with our experience!

NG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant in Philadelphia and perhaps the country. Amazing food and service. Everyone should enjoy this dining experience and every restaurant owner should send their staff to see how it’s done!

KL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating to restrictive dietary requirements. Service was lovely. Charming environment. Expensive but worth it.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. Fantastic service. 100% worth the price

n
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Although it’s price may seem steep, the service and setting just blew my away. To chat about wine and to feel welcomed is just so, so lovely. We left over-full, but I was so grateful to experience the place!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, food was an experience, one of a kind.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked dinner here for my boyfriends birthday and it was fantastic. Service was just as amazing as it was the first time we had dinner here, and the refreshed menu was excellent. I definitely plan on coming back!

v
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top ingredients, finely prepared and a fantastic multi-course dinner event!

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

Absolutely one of the best, if not the best, dining experiences I've ever had. The food was sublime, as predicted, but the service was also just completely out of this world. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was friendly, warm, accommodating, and knowledgeable. If you have the means, I cannot reccoment dining at Vetri enough. I will, without a doubt, remember that meal forever.

G
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

VETRI CUCINA DEFINITELY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. FROM THE MOMENT THAT WE WALKED IN THERE, UNTIL THE MOMENT WE LEFT, THE SERVICE WAS FLAWLESS. WE WENT WITH A WINE PAIRING, AND EVERYTHING JUST MADE SENSE. A SEEMINGLY FLAWLESS EXPERIENCE.

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