Inside Fiorella, Marc Vetri’s Pasta Destination Set in a South Philly Butcher Shop

Feb 13, 2020 270

BY: Rachel Vigoda

Gather ’round. Marc Vetri has a story to tell about Fiorella. “There’s a story behind everything. The story is just as important as the food,” the chef says, on the phone to discuss his new South Philly restaurant inside a former butcher shop near the city’s historic Italian Market.

“There’s the Fiorella story — reviving the name, making the sausage again. There’s the story of the small pasta bar, because nobody has opened anything like this. The Venetian chandelier, from one of my best friends in Italy, that you think would make it feel too high-end but it doesn’t. The cash register saga. All of it.”

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