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Aug 2, 2009 09:58 AM

Vetri tomorrow night - best a la carte dishes?

Hi all, we are going for a last minute celebratory dinner tomorrow night at Vetri (promotion - yay!) and need some guidance with the a la carte choices.

I've heard the crepe and gnocchi are great, so those are probably our app choices unless someone has other suggestions. However, what are the best pastas? The almond tortellini with white truffle sauce is listed as one of their signature pastas, but what about the others?

eggplant casoncelli with basil and brown butter
fettuccine with octopus bolognese
fazzoletti with duck ragu and black olives
chicken liver ravioli with trumpet royale mushrooms
fennel pollen sausage ravioli with bitter greens
tonnarelli with heirloom tomatoes and basil

For entrees, the goat seems to be popular...are there any others that are recommended? And how are desserts? None are listed online.


Vetri Restaurant
1312 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  1. Everything is good, just order whatever looks best according to your particular tastes. Desserts are awesome.

    1. Buckethead is's all good. I had a charcuterie plate there that was fantastic...the crepe was probably my favorite...Chestnut fettuccine was goat was excellent and clearly something you can't get everywhere. Chocolate polenta was a killer dessert.

      1. The almond tortellini was transcendent--easily the greatest pasta dish I've ever eaten. The goat was decent, but not that earth shattering to me. I'd definitely get something different if I went back.