Photos, story by Cassie Hepler
The Vetri Family empire replaces Lo Spiedo with Bar Amis at the Navy Yard and we welcome this new concept in its place. Located right next to the Navy Yard gate at 4503 South Broad Street, executive chef Brad Spence takes the helm of this Italian tapas style eatery. Another location opened in Westport, CT this year but in order to save yourself the hike, we’ll cover the East Coast location.
The spacious location offers whatever dining style you may feel that day – indoor bar style setting, more formal dining upstairs and outside patio style with views of the magnificent wrought iron gate and ships docked in the port. Since Vetri sold the successful, Roman-style Italian restaurant on 13th Street to Urban Outfitters in 2015, it only made sense to keep switching it up. With South Philly and Navy Yard becoming a booming mecca and destination, this relaxed eatery idea makes perfect sense.
And since the Marc Vetri family has been showing Explore so much love lately (wait for it… we’re having a Vetri week!), we were happy to take our lazy summer selves to the Navy Yard to show you what’s good.