Photos, story by Cassie Hepler
Brick oven, thin pizza pie with fluffy crust and only the best and freshest ingredients… that pretty much describes Pizzeria Vetri. We chose to go to the Art Museum area location because if you get there early enough, there’s plenty of parking nearby (other locations near Rittenhouse Square and King of Prussia). Good food
Not all pizza is created equal and as a person who eats it at least once a week and have eaten it in Naples, Italy, I can confirm these pizza pies have all the right ingredients to make some authentic circles… or long rectangles depending on what size you order. It’s cool to watch the chefs spinning doughy pies in the air at the open kitchen pizza bar but we could do without the constant metal chairs scraping against the concrete sound effects.
The family style seating is convenient and communal however you get the sense that you have to inhale food and leave quickly, much like a dining hall. Since it only takes about 3 minutes to cook a pizza at 650 degrees in the wood-fired oven, that makes sense. But it takes 3 days to make the dough (that’s some carb love right there) with whole grain flour so it’s kind of healthy. They offer 75 percent local craft beers on their beer list and also offer wines on tap. And once you break your seal, to use the bathroom you kind of have to shimmy into the kitchen area and feel forever in the way. But enough about the logistics let’s get to the food porn!