When you walk into Fayetteville's Vetro 1925 Ristorante, you get the feeling that you're in for something special. The sleek illuminated bar, track lighting and abstract paintings tell you that you're somewhere sophisticated and modern. The rich hardwood floors and exposed brick walls make you feel that you are somewhere comfortable and familiar. From the decor to the cocktails and cuisine, by chef Alan Dierks, Vetro 1925 excels in balance.
At 8 p.m. on a Thursday night, the restaurant was lively. We were seated at a table next to an Italian family who were engaged in an animated conversation in their native tongue with one of the servers. Later, an Italian couple was seated at the table on the other side of us. This had to be a good sign.