One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants
Since opening in 1998, Vetri has built a reputation on its consistently delicious and authentic Italian cuisine served in a small and intimate setting. And now its reputation is growing — it’s not only considered one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia, it’s also considered one of the best Italian restaurants in America.
Vetri’s menu changes seasonally, featuring both classic and contemporary Italian dishes. Chef Vetri, who acts as Vetri’s co-owner, hand-selects local ingredients to amplify the menu’s offerings.
Famous for his fresh, supple pasta, Vetri also serves outstanding appetizers, main courses and desserts, including the whole roasted branzino with truffle sauce and the venison loin with quince and bitter chocolate sauce.
Vetri’s award-winning wine cellar houses more than 5,000 bottles. Its 500 labels feature selections from 17 Italian growing regions, in addition to several distinguished wines from Austria, France, New Zealand, Australia and California.
To help navigate the extensive wine list, a sommelier is on hand to serve as your personal guide.
The restaurant’s dining room is reminiscent of an intimate Italian trattoria — there is a mahogany cheese cart, a 1958 Faema Urania espresso machine and a beautifully restored 1948 Berkel meat slicer, on which Chef Vetri slices homemade prosciutto for guests to enjoy.
On Saturday nights, the chef and sommelier pull out all the stops by creating customized, multi-course tasting menus for each table.
On these special nights, guests are treated to a seamless succession of dishes and wines personalized to each individual’s taste.
In the neighborhood
1301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Rodeway Inn Center City
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Loews Philadelphia Hotel
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- The Morris House Hotel
- Holiday Inn Express Midtown
- The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
- Holiday Inn Express
- Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
- View more hotels
Museums & Attractions
825 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-3550 ext 4
- Philadelphia International
Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
- Merriam Theater
- The Wilma Theater
- Holiday POPS!
- Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum
- Philadelphia Sketch Club
- Philly Art Experience
at Bridgette Mayer Gallery
- Philly POPS! On Independence 2014
- View more attractions
Restaurants & Dining
611 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
- Union Trust
- M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel
- Capogiro Gelato Artisans
- Valanni Social
- 1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
- Tria – Wine Beer & Cheese Café
- Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge
- Franklin Flea
- View more Restuarants & Dining