November 8th, 2015
We had our first driving trip down to Philadelphia, our hometown! We were excited that there were so many Philly pizzas that made it on to the list, and drove to Philadelphia just for this pizza at Pizzeria Vetri. For a Sunday night, it was pretty busy, so we got seats at the bar. This was fine with us, because we had a great view of the pizza making!
We were hungry (as usual) and so split two pies. If you know us at all, you will easily be able to pick out which pie was Barb’s and which was Eric’s! That’s the Marinara on the left, and a fennel sausage on the right. It’s hard to compare a marinara pie like this to a traditional tomato pie (either New Haven or Philly style). Sauce just never tastes as good on a Neapolitan crust. But we did love the garlic on it, and the fennel sausage was definitely homemade.
The two Philadelphia locations of Pizzeria Vetri are both relatively new – opening just in 2013 and 2015, but both have already been getting rave reviews. We wish we had room to try the nutella and marshmallow pizza for dessert.
Our first trip to Philly was successful, until the drive home. Eric got us lost getting back on the highway. (This becomes a common theme in our pizza adventures.)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130