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Aug 19, 2010 02:30 PM

Finally decided...Vetri

After reading everything in sight on this board and winnowing it down, we've finally decided on our Saturday "splurge" dinner: Vertri and the degustation menu. I don't mind spending $200 per person or slightly north of that for a memorable meal with good wine and service. Have I chosen well?

Chris in New Orleans

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    1. You have, it's hard to go wrong with Vetri.

      1. You will not be disappointed, especially if fine Italian is hard to find in NO. Please post back on your whole Philly dining experience

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        1. re: gaffk

          Too much of our Italian is "Creole-Italian", sort of a hybrid that is mostly red sauce-based. Not that it's bad, but I crave something much more ambitious. Thanks much, I'll have much to report when I return back 5 lbs. heavier!

          1. re: sanglier

            Have a fantastic meal, Sanglier. We were hoping to eat there during our upcoming trip to Philly but Vetri will be closed from August 28 (or -9th) for about a week. :-(

        2. oh you have chosen very well. go with the wine pairing or at least allow them to choose a bottle for you they have a great list.

          1. You have chosen very well. I have been twice, and it is nothing short of spectacular. The sommelier will take excellent care of you, and they also have an extensive beer list that my boyfriend quite enjoyed. I was there two weeks ago and it is incredible. The spinach gnocchi is my favorite and the grilled turbot. We also had a plum tart with almond gelato that was decadent. The only thing I was less than impressed with were the rib caps, but if you choose the tasting menu, I doubt this will be served. If you like coffee, there is a vintage espresso maker that cranks out cappuccinos that rate as high as those I have had in Rome. I hope you have an excellent time.