It's no secret that we've been waiting for the opening of Pizzeria Vetri (1939 Callowhill St.) with bated breath ever since we caught wind of the project (good job with the social media, you guys). Well folks, tomorrow is the big day.
We swung by to check out the Granary digs and we've got to say it's pretty awesome. The Renato oven was fired up and turning out perfectly leopard spotted pies, we sampled the Quattro Formaggi with gorgonzola, smoked provolone, mozzarella and fontina and a Wood Oven Salad of prosciutto cotto and charred corn, chanterelles and green beans. Big thumbs up.
We sat down and chatted with Vetri Family beverage director Steve Wildy about Pizzeria Vetri's drinks program. To save on space Wildy decided to forgo a full bar in favor of bottled cocktails (a barrel aged Brooklyn, an Italian sloe gin fizz with limoncello and an Americano). He's keeping it simple wine-wise ("Just like in the old country!") with a single red (Indie Wineries N2 Rosso) and white (Gotham Project Pinot Grigio) and a very exciting Prosecco to come, all on tap, of course. An extensive list of pizza friendly bottled, canned and large format beers is available with exciting options like Leipziger Gose and Brooklyn-Amacord collabo-brew AMA Bruna.
There's plenty more to get excited about at Pizzeria Vetri (Fiori di latte soft serve! Pizza by the slice! Calzones!) and you can check it out tomorrow. But if you can't wait to get in on the pizza action there may or may not be a soft opening happening today until 8 p.m. but you didn't hear it from us.
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