Marc Vetri

Harlem EatUP! : Marc Vetri

Vetri Cucina

Marc Vetri is the chef and founder of Philadelphia’s critically acclaimed Vetri Cucina.

A Philadelphia native, Marc opened the storied restaurant in 1998 with his business partner, Jeff Benjamin. Within two years of Vetri Cucina’s debut, Marc was named one of Food & Wine's “Best New Chefs” and received the Philadelphia Inquirer's highest restaurant rating. In 2005, Marc received the James Beard Award for "Best Chef Mid-Atlantic."

Following years of accolades at Vetri Cucina, Marc and Jeff opened Osteria, Amis, Pizzeria Vetri, Lo Spiedo and Alla Spina, all of which played integral roles in Philadelphia’s restaurant resurgence.

In 2015, Urban Outfitters Inc., a leading lifestyle retail company, joined forces with several of The Vetri Family restaurants. After overseeing a successful transition, Marc decided to rededicate himself to pushing culinary boundaries at Vetri Cucina.

Vetri Cucina received renewed acclaim in 2017, maintaining its esteemed “Four Bell” rating with the Philadelphia Inquirer and earning a spot on AAA’s exclusive list of Five Diamond Restaurants.

In 2018, Marc continued to expand Vetri Cucina’s horizons with a second location at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Featuring sweeping views of the Las Vegas strip and Red Rocks mountains, the restaurant offers an a la carte sampling of the rustic Italian dishes Marc and his team have spent decades crafting in Philadelphia. 

In addition to his restaurants, Marc is the driving force behind the Vetri Community Partnership, a non-profit dedicated to nutrition education. He is also the author of four award-winning cookbooks.