Amis
Amis

Amis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amisphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2157322647x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday:5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00am

    Sunday 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
    Sunday Brunch 10:00a.m -2:00p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Brad Spence
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: .
  • Private Party Contact: events@vetrifamily.com -215-763-0920x
  • Special Events: Please call to reserve tables for 6 or more. We can accomodate parties of 6 to 80.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waverly
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Subway Line - Lombard/South stop.
    Bus C - Broad & Pine
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Amis
Simple small dishes, clean flavors, nothing hidden...old school cooking at it's best. This is the stuff that makes people feel good & puts a smile on their face.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Amis reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (149)neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (64)hot spot (48)romantic (41)good for groups (34)notable wine list (30)vibrant bar scene (28)great for brunch (26)great for outdoor dining (22)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • DorothyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Amis is one of the best Italian restaurants. The food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for outdoor brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delicious flavors. Came here for brunch and got a complimentary Belgian waffle, which was crispy, sweet, and unlike any I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loud with amazing pasta
    abigailkVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were kept waiting at Amis for a half hour because the party in our table was not leaving after paying their bill. They finally left and the manager immediately sent over three crostini on the house to make up for it, which helped a lot. I'm a vegan and mentioned that when making the reservation and they quickly pointed out everything I could eat (lots of options). I loved the eggplant caponata and the pasta with jalapeño almond pesto and poblanos is one of the best things I've eaten in Philadelphia. The side orders of brussels sprouts and cauliflower don't disappoint. Come to Amis prepared to wait and speak up (it's so loud) but you will eat like a roman emperor.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, falls down on service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was great, but there are plenty of Philly restaurants that can put together the full package. + Hostess - incredibly unprofessional; chatted on the phone for a couple of minutes rather than seating us and had an incredibly rude tone when she did decide to engage us; bad start to the meal right from the beginning and was again pretty rude on our way out the door + Kitchen - pasta was under-cooked twice, but everything was very tasty + Service - enthusiastic but underwhelming; side dishes never showed up Meal was very good, but I don't think we'll be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    jonjonVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a fantastic meal. Between two of us we shared 6 smaller plates, 2 main dishes and three desserts. Everything was as delicious, including our server!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Once the menu was explained to us and we googled the item choices we were ready. The food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing! However, the space was loud and we had difficulty hearing our waiter explain the specials. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Amis
    Mclarenthebest
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had heard about Amis on the travel channel and wanted to try it out. I frequent Philly for work and I am always looking for a new spot. Amis did not dissapoint. I went alone since I was in town for work, and I sat at the bar. The bartender that evening was Michelle, and she was fantastic. I am always looking for a Vesper martini, and she made a phenomenal one. I had the classic cacio e' pepe for my meal and it was lovely. The wine Michelle recommended was also amazing. Pricier, but I say it is worth it when the food is that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    Cweb103VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Amis is one of the best and most consistent restaurants in Philadelphia. Brad Spence and Ned Maddock crank out delicious food on a consistent basis. While we didnt love the two bottles of wine we had, the cocktails and beer selection here is fantastic. Every bite of food was phenomenal. The stractitella was amazing to start. We loved the cacio e pepe and bucatini with jalapeno as well as the lamb shoulder and squid. Olive oil cake and stone fruit cobbler for dessert and a delicious espresso, a really fantastic meal and experience as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for the Lactose Intolerant
    BarbaraMan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for brunch. The menu is limited and most things have cheese. Stay away if you are lactose intolerant. There really aren't any healthy options. I enjoyed the warm salad the and the bruschetta. We didn't have the bread basket, but it looked very good. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh, innovative Italian
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything at our dinner was fantastic. We had the baked pecorino with almonds and honey to start, with the straciatella crostini. The later came with delicious heirloom tomatoes and the most delicious fresh ricotta I have ever had. The pasta was excellent, seved with a veal bolognese that was delicious. We finished with a delicious stone fruit cobbler. Our server was great, friendly and with great suggestions. The only quibble I had was the noise level--too loud. Overall, one of the best meals I have had in philadelphia (I have lived here for 20 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration.
    Funtimediner19
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Got to Amis around 45 minutes early. Sat at bar for a drink and then was told we could sit for dinner when we were ready. Server was very attentive. Food was brought in a timely manner and was excellent.Swordfish meatballs were great. Eggplant appetizer was also top shelf. My wife had Scallops which were perfect and I had the braised veal which was a little salty for me. Wish I had the Pork Chop which looked great. Dessert was Belgian Waffle , wonderful and finished off a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is very good! It is just very noisy at the restaurant. Cocktail is good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Dinner at Amis
    BaltPhillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The appetizers we ordered were the veal tartare (amazing), the cockles with corn and chorizo (great), the swordfish meatballs on polenta (super awesome and interesting), the pork belly with stone fruit (very nice contrast in flavors), and the baked pecorino with almond honey. For entrees the tonnarelli "cacio e pepe" with pecorino and black pepper. We also ordered 2 orders of the lamb shoulder with potatoes and also a pork chop cooked medium rare. The lamb was unreal, they roast the shoulder after brining it then shred it then make a nice steak and throw it on the flat top to get it hot again and crisp up the outside, just super enjoyable to eat. The pork chop was at least an inch thick and cooked medium rare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AbeC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait staff was excellent and the food so darn yummy!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience but average food
    Mike
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had high expectations for my first Vetri visit but the food was pretty average. The atmosphere and servers were great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent variaty!!
    ALROVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food, gourmet italian dishes. We really enjoyed. The wine was not the best though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    FineDining1VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service, food and atmosphere at Amis are excellent. You can enjoy a meal fit for foodies at a fair price. Enjoy the excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent meal with awesome service. Small space, can get loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yo, Farrell - happiness is Amis!
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    La vita è buona. We hadn't been back in too long & were very pleased to have been remembered anyway. Sunday dinner at Amis is how we put off dealing with Monday - we just focus on the experience. Order course by course & savor the presentation, aromas, taste & feel of each bite. Squid w/ potatoes & hot peppers...oooh! 3 great pecorinos (hard, soft, in-between)...yes! Sweetbreads w/almond dust & fennel marmalade...incredible! Brussels sprouts w/lemon, fresh corn & Jersey tomatoes - farm to table's not a fad, it's just what's for dinner. With what may be the best house wines in town and just one more course (pasta), it was another superb evening at Amis (always is). This is simply great stuff, inizio a fine! I gotta learn to speak Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch!
    NoelVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love the brunch food here! It is definitely mostly on the rich & heavy side, but absolutely delish! It is always pretty empty for brunch/lunch on weekends, which is very strange considering how amazing the food is. The atmosphere is great, the restaurant is very pretty. Service is decent. Mimosas and fresh squeezed OJ is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Roman in Philly
    MoltoMerrill
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Whenever I dine at Amis, I'm sorry my stomach isn't bigger. I never miss the almond-dusted sweetbreads and on our most recent visit, the fettuccine with corn and scallions was to die for. As was the Amish chicken--in the form of both the chicken liver pate starter and the grilled chicken main course. The pate was so fab, I took an additional serving home, even though I was staying in a hotel! Amis thoughtfully wrapped it to fit in our minibar. My most fervent wish would be to have an Amis outpost in NYC. Any thoughts about this, Mr. Vetri?????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time not a charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have been here twice before and the food was exceptional as well as the service. The only turn off then was the high noise level. This time the food was good but portions seemed exceptionally small. I don't like large portions, but these were tooooo small. We left hungry. Service was not very good as we waited a very long time to order drinks and then again to order dinner. Then the dinner came out in a couple minutes! Had to have been prepared way ahead?! But it was al dente and good.
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  • Michael L. Kay, md
    bonbon
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    fabulous food, service and ambiance...Sal's meatballs were fabulous, as were all the other dishes we had. Definitely cannot wait to go back.. thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aly332s
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything we shared was excellent.Must tries: the bucatini with jalapeños and almonds and the swordfish meatballs. Service was great. The waiter brought out extra bread with our small plates which was much appreciated. I do agree with reviews below that prices were overall too high for the amount/quality of food served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food very flavorful, service very attentive, great atmosphere. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Every time we go here, I leave wondering why we bother going anywhere else. The food is phenomenal, the menu constantly evolves to include seasonal ingredients and the current "beast of amis," carafes of house wine keep the bill low, and the service is top notch. You can find vetri-level pastas here for olive garden prices. 10/10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What is happening?
    phillydoc
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Brunch is usually the absolutely best, but they seemed to have slacked off on their breakfast basket. The items were routine; not so very special as they were our last visit. The same sort of experience happened when we recently went to dinner here. Not sure what has taken place but something is going on. Still very good and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Foodie4444
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The brunch at Amis was absolutely amazing. The bread basket is a must and you can't go wrong with the entrees. I'll be craving their coffee for a month!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Buddie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and service. Swordfish meatballs are special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amis is a great example of accessible fine dining. No pretentiousness just great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thinking about the best meals we have had over the past two years in Philadelphia led us back to Amis to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and service once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too too noisy
    RonnaDonna1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had to shout over the table to be heard. The food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Disappointed. We were seated next to another couple, even though there were open tables. Meatballs and salami very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    YogaGirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The restaurant was extremely noisy to the point that I could barely hear the waitress, and conversation with my husband was difficult. When we were seated I was hit by the pungent smell of the roasted cauliflower being eaten by the couple next to us and then the strong smell of their scallops. (And I love roasted cauliflower and scallops.) The waitress was prompt but clearly rushed with the bare minimum interaction and no suggestions. Baked pecorino was delicious. Pastas were tasty but not remarkable. Chocolate semifreddo was fine. We will not go back. There are too many great restaurants in Philadelphia.
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  • Excellent!
    Vinogal
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great meal as always! Service, food, drinks- Amis is always the best of the best in Philly! Loved the scallops on the summer menu. You must try the swordfish meatballs, caccio e pepe, and bucatini with jalapeño. I highly recommend Amis, whether for a weeknight dinner or romantic night out. We were celebrating a birthday and an engagement and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely brunch
    LgleglVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    From the spicy bloody Mary to the pillows of polenta gnocchi, everything was delicious and served professionally. We started with the bread basket of house made muffins, breads and other goodies including sweet butter and a strawberry rhubarb preserve. Next came the "gnocchi" in 2 inch squares with a lovely ragu. Made with polenta rather than potato made them light and fluffy, definitely a nice surprise. We also had the San Marino tomatoes with poached eggs and chorizo. I didn't love these as much as the gnocchi but they were good. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The only negative was the tables are packed so tight it was impossible to have a more intimate conversation or avoid hearing other's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious pasta and great drinks.
    HappyDays
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    You can't go wrong at Amis foodwise. The Alto cocktail and the pasta with peppers and almond paste are my favorites. There is a great deal of energy in the room. Just beware that, if you're looking for a quiet place, this is not your spot. It's very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PhillyPhood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For date night, my husband and I made early reservations at Amis. We order the carafe of house wine, which was very good - and we ordered a few small plates - and ate family-style. Stand outs: the ricotta bruschetta & the rigatoni. Service was attentive and helpful & we had a lovely time. Overall: delicious, upscale food and casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    Todd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amis has a great selection and excellent quality and taste. My wife needs Gluten free items and they have a good selection of items that she could pick from. They tables are a little close together so it can be a little louder but still a great dinner spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was delicious, staff was courteous and well informed, lively atmosphere. Look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic