Chef Marc Vetri is a bit of a well-kept secret. His eponymous contemporary Italian eatery is a favorite among America’s top chefs, particularly those who also specialize in this sort of food. Innovative, seasonal, and always palate-shattering, his brand of cooking includes unexpected surprises like foie gras pastrami or mortadella cappelletti and classic standouts like salt-crusted whole-roasted branzino or spinach gnocchi with shaved ricotta.

Specialties: Pasta; roasted goat; game; whole-cooked fish.

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