The big news on the Philly fine dining front today was that Vetri Ristorante, Marc Vetri’s phenomenal 36 seat restaurant, was transitioning from an a la carte menu on week days to the prix fixe tasting menu of $135. Previously, the tasting menu was only required on weekends. Vetri is one of the most exquisite dining experiences in the city and region, and it is easily the best Italian restaurant in the area. The transition goes into effect as of March 15, 2011.
Open Table reports no dinner openings at Vetri within 8 weeks, but savvy diners know to call the restaurant (215-732-3478) directly. As of 4 p.m. today, there were several openings available during week days in the next few weeks before you can kiss a la carte goodbye.