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Pizzeria Vetri opening Sept. 6

It's taking shape at 1939 Callowhill St.

Pizzeria Vetri opening Sept. 6

Sept. 6 will mark the debut of Pizzeria Vetri, taking shape at 1939 Callowhill St.

It's a half-block from the Barnes museum in the suddenly hot slice of Franklintown, in a spare, high-ceilinged, subway-tiled space at The Granary.

Marc Vetri and chefs Jeff Michaud and Brad Spence have a wood-burning Renato model AR/700S oven to put out traditional Neapolitan pizzas, the rectangular Roman-style pizza al taglio, the roll-ups called rotolo, and a calzone. Figure on $12 to $18 for a pizza.

A few salads and two desserts - plus four beers on tap and two wines on tap - will round out the menu, which Michaud provided.

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There will be table seating for a couple/a few dozen, but the prime real estate will be at the marble counter where the pizzaioli will work.



Margherita- basil, mozzarella, tomato sauce

Marinara- oregano, crushed san marzano, garlic, olive oil

Crudo-radicchio, black pepper pecorino and prosciutto crudo

Tonno- sicilian tuna, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce, peperconcino

Quattro formaggi- gorgonzola, mozzarella, smoked provolone, fontina

Bufula- bufula mozzarella, porcini, tomato sauce

Melanzana- crushed san marzano, eggplant, goatzarella, oregano 

Salsiccia-fennel sausage, roasted fennel, tomato, mozzarella


Specialita Della Casa

Rotolo- pizza dough, mortadella, ricotta, pistacchio pesto 

Pizza al taglio- rectangle pizza of the day(calabrese salame, roasted chiles)

Calzone- ricotta, prosciutto cotto, tomato sauce



Italian Caesar salad- escarole, bagna cauda, anchovy, parmigiano, eggs, fried pizza croutons 

Wood oven salad- roasted corn, chanterelles, green beans, prosciutto cotto, ricotta salata

Arugula salad- coal-roasted potatoes, pesto, taggiasca olives



Fried pizza dough with citrus fennel sugar

Cookie jar (pignoli, almond cookies, chocolare biscotti, pistacchio gnocchi)

Michael Klein
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