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Marc Vetri’s Italian Restaurant Unfolds Atop the Palms

Vetri Cucina brings Marc Vetri’s rustic Italian fare from Philadelphia

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Marc Vetri, the award-winning chef out of Philadelphia who placed his own stamp on Italian fare, opens his eponymous restaurant Vetri Cucina in the former Alizé space at the top of the Palms, with its view of the city unfolding to the east.

Vetri initially opened his cozy Italian fine dining establishment in a Philadelphia townhouse on Spruce Street in 1998 and quickly became known for his outstanding pasta dishes. He earned accolades from Food & Wine two years later as one of the nation’s “Best New Chefs” and by 2005, he won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.

Below, the opening menu:

Sweet onion crepe from Marc Vetri
Sweet onion crepe from Marc Vetri
Amelinda B Lee

ANTIPASTI

SHAVED RAW BABY ARTICHOKE SALAD with lemon and arugula 16

FISH CRUDO FISH CRUDO DEL GIORNO mp

THINLY SHAVED PORCHETTA with tuna sauce and celery 22

VEAL TARTARE with crispy sweetbreads and hazelnuts 24

SQUID AND ARTICHOKE GALLETTE with lemon 22

WILTED GREEN SALAD with egg and pancetta 18

PASTRAMI FOIE GRAS with brioche and mostarda 28

SWEET ONION CREPE with white truffle fondue 20

Spinach gnocchi with brown butter and shave ricotta salata from Marc Vetri
Spinach gnocchi with brown butter and shave ricotta salata from Marc Vetri
Amelinda B Lee

PASTA

SWISS CHARD GNOCCHI with brown butter and ricotta salata 30

ALMOND TORTELLINI with truffle sauce 30

CASONCELLI MEAT FILLED BERGAMASCAN RAVIOLI with amaretti sage and pancetta 32

FAZZOLETTI “PASTA HANDKERCHIEFS” with mushrooms 32

TONARELLI GRANO ARSO “BURNT FLOUR SPAGHETTI” with seafood 38

SPAGHETTI with san marzano tomatoes and fresh basil 26

MALFADINI with wild duck ragu and olives 34

CHESTNUT FETTUCCINE with wild boar ragu and cocoa 34

SQUASH ROTOLO with blue cheese fondue and ginger confit 30

Stuffed Guinea hen from Marc Vetri
Stuffed Guinea hen from Marc Vetri
Amelinda B Lee

SECONDI

MESQUITE WOOD GRILLED FRUTTI DI MARE MISTO “GRILLED SEAFOOD OF THE DAY” 48

STUFFED GUINEA HEN with mushrooms and jus 48

WHOLE ROASTED SMOKED BABY GOAT with fresh milled polenta 55

SALT CRUST BRANZINO FOR TWO with truffle sauce and charred brussel sprouts 90

“BISTECCA FIORENTINA” MESQUITE GRILLED RIBEYE FOR TWO with heirloom beans and radicchio 195

Chocolate polenta souffle from Marc Vetri
Chocolate polenta souffle from Marc Vetri
Amelinda B Lee

DOLCI

VETRI CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE with vanilla gelato 18

SICILIAN PISTACHIO FLAN with milk chocolate gelato 18

PEAR ALMOND TART with honey gelato 14

BOMOBOLONI “FRIED DONUTS” with huckleberry jam 14

RICOTTA GELATO with dark chocolate shell, warm orange olive oil 14

POLENTA BUDINO with gianduja mousse, candied hazelnuts 14

GELATO AND SORBETTI 10

Vetri Cucina, Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 702.942.7777; opens at 5:30 p.m. daily

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Vetri Cucina

4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 944-5900 Visit Website
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