Continuing our food bliss, we ordered the whole branzino, which is a Mediterranean sea bass. The fish was beautifully charred yet perfectly moist and served atop a complement of delicately dressed citrus greens. We chose a side of fingerling potatoes, which I’m still dreaming about, as the perfect accompaniment.
We finished dinner with a chocolate bread pudding and blood orange sorbet and the suggestion to check out the upstairs level which is used primarily for special occasions and private parties. A quick step past the velvet rope and we were in a whole other jaw-dropping area of the restaurant which we had all to ourselves. The upper level of Vidrio is every bit as stunning as the main floor, with vivid eye-popping colors (those green chairs!), beautiful tile work, floor to ceiling windows that look out onto Glenwood South, a full bar, and a birds-eye view of the kitchen and main dining area.
For a visit to the Mediterranean without ever leaving Raleigh, and a feast that all of your senses will not soon forget, I suggest giving Vidrio a try.