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 various restaurants 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.
In February of 2020 Marc opened a pasta bar called Fiorella located in the Italian Market of Philadelphia. In July of the same year, he opened Osteria Fiorella located in Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. This restaurant was originally intended to be a pop-up but it was so successful that it was made into a permanent fixture. Marc’s latest venture is an Italian steakhouse in Bryn Mawr called Fiore Rosso. This unique restaurant located in the suburbs of Philadelphia features only the freshest cuts of meat and an extensive beverage program.
Vetri Cucina Las Vegas at Palms Casino Resort closed its doors in March of 2020 but is slated to open again in November of 2022 after much anticipation.
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 five award-winning cookbooks.
Marc lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Megan, and their three children. He enjoys spending weekends cooking with his family, training in Brazilian jiu jitsu and playing guitar.