Philly food and drink scene

Marc Vetri is opening a restaurant in Las Vegas

Sin City is getting some Vetri love.

Marc Vetri at Vetri

Marc Vetri at Vetri

Danya Henninger
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Marc Vetri and partner Jeff Benjamin are bringing their acclaimed upscale Italian dining to Las Vegas.

The Vegas restaurant will be inside The Palms Casino Resort, per Eater Las Vegas, which reported Tuesday that Palms parent company Red Rock Resorts announced the Vetri deal during its third quarter earnings report, along with new venues from celeb chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Simon.

Reached for comment Wednesday morning, Marc Vetri said the Vegas spot will likely be branded Vetri Cucina, like his and Benjamin’s original gem on Spruce Street. The chef posted an Instagram video of him writing “Vegas” with a question mark beneath a napkin bearing the restaurant’s logo, but “I️ meant to put exclamation point question mark!” he said.

Like the acclaimed Spruce Street spot, which was not part of the sale of the Vetri Family group of concepts to Urban Outfitters, the Vegas deal does not involve URBN.

Unlike the original Vetri, which has only 28 seats, The Palms’ edition will presumably expand the fine dining Italian concept to a much larger scale.

Vetri Cucina opened in 1998 and now serves a $155 tasting menu seven nights a week, plus lunch on Fridays. It’s known for hand-made pasta and bread from house-milled grains, elegant but traditional antipasti, and rich entrees and desserts, plus an extensive wine list.

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