OUR STORY The Vetri Family began in 1998 as Chef Marc Vetri opened Vetri in an intimate, jewel box townhouse that was once home to the lauded Le Bec Fin. In the early days, the kitchen staff consisted of just Marc and one other cook, with his business partner, sommelier Jeff Benjamin, manning the front of the house. It proved to be a stunning debut, as Vetri—with its outstanding rustic fare, handcrafted pastas, innovative flavor combinations and artful presentations—gained a fast following amongst diners, critics and fellow chefs alike.

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Since then Vetri and Benjamin orchestrated an array of Italian concepts including the larger and more casual Osteria in 2007, the Roman neighborhood inspired trattoria Amis in 2010, the Italian gastropub Alla Spina in 2012, the lauded Pizzeria Vetri concept in 2013 and the Italian wood fired rotisserie Lo Spiedo in 2014.

After joining URBN, the existing Terrain cafes and Herald Square cafe became a part of the Vetri Family.

Outside of their restaurants, The Vetri Family is deeply passionate about giving back to the community. In 2009 The Vetri Community Partnership was created. The signature initiative, “Eatiquette,” is a school lunch program in which children experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living by eating a healthy family style school lunch. The program currently services 50 schools with a variety of lunch programs and a variety culinary based curriculum and programs. Additionally, The Vetri Family along with Urban Outfitters are the founders of the “Great Chefs Event,” which brings together scores of the country’s greatest chefs to raise money and awareness for the pediatric cancer charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Community Partnership.