130F Granite St., Westerly | 401-348-5050
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm | Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner | Cusine: Italian, Pizza | Atmosphere: Casual | Price Range: $$ | Alcohol: Beer & Wine Only | Outdoor Seating: No | Reservations: Yes | Kid Friendly: Yes | Parking: Private Lot | Credit Cards Accepted: Yes | Delivery: No
Chef Pasquale Illiano has been serving Southern Italian cuisine and New York-style pizza to Westerly since 2002, and he believes there is no more sincere love than the love of food. At Vetrano's they care about ingredients. Everything is fresh and, whenever possible, comes from local farms and butchers. Each dish is truly made to order.
The menu is always changing, but maintains a steady line-up of customer favorites. Start with the primi, a diverse selection of soups, salads and appetizers ranging from a simple Caprese Salad with buffalo mozzarella to the extravagant Antipasto Classico all Italiana, a generous portion of meats, cheeses and vegetables that's a meal unto itself. From there, the hearty entrees and pasta dishes are sure to delight, whether it's the Homemade Lasagna, the great selection of veal and chicken dishes, or a seafood preparation like Linguine all Vongole (linguine with clams). Pasta is Chef Pasquale's specialty, and his special sauce is one recipe he won't give up.
Chef Pasquale learned his trade and techniques the right way, at the famed restaurant Arturo al' Fusaro in Naples, Italy and studying NY-style pizza at Umberto's in New Hyde Park. He brings that passion and experience to every dish at Vetrano's, so that you can share in his love of food. Catering is also available.
Can't-Miss Dish: Ravioli alla Ferdinando: lobster stuffed ravioli with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts in a rich gorgonzola sauce. Available in both appetizer and entree portions.
Can't-Miss Pizza: Buffalo Chicken – the chef's favorite. "They have no idea what they are missing back in Italy with this one," he boasts.