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The Birth of Vetri

At the end of 1993, I was 23 years old, working for Aramark as a corporate food service director, and living on Long Island. Fortunately, […]


Marc Vetri Is Opening a Restaurant in Vegas

This post has been updated. The Vetri Family empire has been expanding outside of the Philly area ever since Marc Vetri sold the company to […]


Some Actual World Famous Chefs Are Coming to Cook for You at Vetri

This post has been updated. Vetri, the flagship restaurant in Marc Vetri’s empire – and the only one still under his ownership after most of […]


Vetri’s Navy Yard Restaurant Gets a New Name and Concept

Lo Spiedo was always a solid enough concept for the Navy Yard. It was a back-to-the-basics approach by the Vetri Family culinary team, where a casual […]


Vetri Family Hosts Fat Ham Pop-Up, Italian Winemaker, and More

Vetri Family restaurants are spotlighting organic wineries, teaching classes, and hosting their chef friends for special events and pop-ups all month long.


Stargazy Goes Mediterranean With Special Guest Pies

Stargazy, the East Passyunk British pie shop that made our Philly’s Best Pies list back in January, has played host to guest chefs like Will […]


Monday Morning TL;DR: Food Hipsters Ruin Everything

It’s Monday morning, and if you’ve found yourself here, that means you must be wondering what the President served for dinner when Xi Jinping dropped […]


Philly’s Fanciest Italian Restaurant Kicks Off Weekly Lunch Service Next Month

Last year, Marc Vetri decided to open up the Vetri books to the city’s lunch clique. Initially, it was a three-month stint — a first for the then-18-year-old restaurant — and it […]


Pizzeria Vetri Makes Some Changes

Things are changing at Pizzeria Vetri. Most importantly, their new seasonal specials have appeared for the summer. At the Rittenhouse location you can score the […]


Wanna Have Lunch At Vetri?

Very early this morning, The Insider dropped the news that Marc Vetri–after years of being pestered by his fans–would open his namesake restaurant (which remains […]


30 Marc Vetri Workers Lose Jobs Thanks to Urban Outfitters E-Verify Employment Screening

When we heard that the Vetri restaurants were being acquired by Urban Outfitters, we all wondered what kind of changes might be afoot for the […]


Marc Vetri Channels His Inner Real Housewife

Marc Vetri, whose eponymous restaurant is habitually nominated for best service by the James Beard Foundation, took to Twitter this morning to rip a customer […]

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10 Biggest Business Deals of 2015

Philadelphia businesses made plenty of big moves in 2015. Everybody’s favorite coffee roaster got a new owner, two big universities announced a merger, and virtually every hospital […]


Announcing the New 50 Best Restaurants in Philly

If it seems too soon for another 50 Best Restaurants issue, you’re right. For a long time, this list was something we put together every […]


Vetri Is The Best Italian Restaurant In America (According To Time Out)

Time Out has been hard at work recently, rounding a whole bunch of lists of the best stuff in America. And now that they’ve gotten […]