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Amis
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Amis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amisphilly.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-2647
  • 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: Italian, European, 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) 763-0920
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The service, food and atmosphere at Amis are excellent. You can enjoy a meal fit for foodies at a fair price. Enjoy the excellence."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Excellent meal with awesome service. Small space, can get loud."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food very flavorful, service very attentive, great atmosphere. Loved it!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great food and service. Swordfish meatballs are special."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Amis is a great example of accessible fine dining. No pretentiousness just great food!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had to shout over the table to be heard. The food was great"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Disappointed. We were seated next to another couple, even though there were open tables. Meatballs and salami very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious, staff was courteous and well informed, lively atmosphere. Look forward to going again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As always, Vetri does not disappoint. From the impeccable service to the delicious food, everything was perfect."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was my first time at Amis and it was a great experience. It's a cozy (but a bit loud) spot. Our server was excellent. She was very friendly and made some great recommendations. We were going to start off with some small plates and then order entrees but we enjoyed the small plates so much we stuck with them all evening. Glad we did because they brought out two complimentary courses as well. Try any of the cheese or home made salami plates. Octopus was yummy as was the pork belly. We shared at least 10 plates and liked every single one."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Though the noise level made it hard to hear conversations, the food was excellent, especially the small plates and tagliatelle dishes. I had a salmon tar tar appetizer special that was incredible, an all around great dish."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We made last minute,late dinner reservations; called at 8 pm and got a table at 8:45 on a Friday night. The servers, well informed. The food came out quickly and was AMAZING. Everything was bursting with flavor and you don't need volume when it's so good and you order various plates of appetizers and sides to share. The grilled scamorza with tomato marmalade and bread crumbs: perfection! Very nice menu selection and very inventive; not your typical Italian fare. I ordered the olive oil cake, a super moist yet crisp pound cake server with macerated strawberries, fresh whipped cream and black pepper, so different and wonderful. ALL fabulously prepared and SO tasty. Best cup of coffee I ever had, for certain. IF YOU ARE A FOODIE YOU MUST GO."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We dined this past week at Amis and it was a wonderful experience. The food was sensational. We started with swordfish meatballs and the salumi plate which were delicious. We the shared two pasta dishes for entrees which were also excellent. To our surprise we were treated to a third pasta on the house! The wait staff was also very good. Even the cappuccino was top notch. We are fussy and highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Wow! Amis is truly one of the city's shining hot spots. IMF you are a foodie, then you know the food is spectacular. The service is first rate and the presentation and variety of selections second to none. This was a return visit and was not disappointed. Awesome meal!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
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    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food. Our server was a Little inexperienced. It is loud but fun."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fav neighborhood spot! Very Vegan friendly! Excellent food!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I guess I should start by saying this place had been hyped up a lot for me. The meal started out very well -- the homemade salumi plate was to die for, the shared appetizers were incredibly scrumptious-- we we're excited for the entrees and they were honestly pretty disappointing. My tortelloni was very black-pepper heavy, and the sauce was cream-based, a fact not included in the waiter's description of the dish. Both of my friends were disappointed with their dishes as well. In addition, there were several service blunders. My friend specifically requested no cheese on his pasta, and it arrived late, and with cheese. Also, one of the appetizers was forgotten about. Neither mistake was unforgivable, but they weren't even acknowledged."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "but crazy loud. like really distracting loud. but the food was amazing. sweet breads!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was three stars but the service was East Side Mario's. At these prices, you shouldn't have to ask one server fro bread, another for butter, and three separate ones for fresh ground pepper before you received it - introduced a bad taste to what would have been an excellent meal. The noise rating I'm allowed with this survey is "Energetic" - but it was incredibly noisy between the blaring background music and the crowd - too bad. And $20 for a glass of Knob Creek bourbon - seriously? Again, food was great. but sadly will not be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have visited Philly twice in the last 6 months. The first time I webt to Amis for brunch and it was wonderful. Started with the baked pecorino and enjoyed oxtail pappardelle. This time I went for dinner because of convenience. Oh my. Once again, had a very nice waiter. Both times the wait staff was very knowledgable about their menu, as they should be. The good was amazing. Fresh. Full of flavor! Also, had the baked pecorino again. If you go don't skip the baked pecorino! I say "go"! You will not be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was glad I read some reviews before I went or I might not have known to order the ricotta and black pepper bruschetta, which was incredible. My husband's favorite was the swordfish meatballs. I had the bucatini with almond jalepeno pesto and as soon as I took a bite, I knew why the woman seated at the next table (who ordered the same thing) told her dinner companion the pasta was so good, she was thinking of marrying it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We dined at Amis as part of my wedding gift from my husband (Philly for 4th of July, Beyonce/Jay-Z concert, and dinner at Amis). There was a group of five, and not a single person was disappointed with the food. It was incredible. The "Beast of Amis" was yellow fin tuna so there was an antipasti, pasta, and entree course offered with that ingredient. The antipasti, a tuna crudo, was an impressive portion and expertly prepared and paired with perfectly complimentary ingredients. I chose a pasta that was featured on a television show I recently saw, and it lived up to the hype. I could go on and on about our experience at Amis. It was certainly everything I expected and then some."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have come many times to Amis and the food is always fantastic. This was another delicious meal. Each item is different and incredibly tasty. Way above and beyond. Good service each time too. We enjoy sitting at the chefs table so we can watch the food being prepared. Most pleasant and vibrant atmosphere too. Great for special occasions or just because."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a great night with fantastic service and mostly terrific food. The swordfish meatballs w/ polenta are beyond description: creamy but firm, flavorful and poised upon cheesy polenta. The special duck ragu and cavatelli was extraordinarily yummy all the flavors blending into mouthful of gamey goodness on perfectly al dente homemade pasta. The mussel with a rendered pork lardons was bland. Mussels were perfectly cooked, guancanale flavorful and meltingly delicious but the broth was tasteless except when I bit into a jalapeño. Disappointing. The bucatini with almond pesto and jalapeño was also bland. The flavors never melded maybe because almonds aren't a particularly strong flavored nut. Couldn't compete w/cavatelli; seemed just okay."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived around 6:00 PM but they tried to seat us in the section where the two-seat tables were close together. This was not necessary since there were two-seat tables available which were not crowed together. They reluctantly agreed to move us to table near the entrance which was not surrounded by other tables. From there the service and food were very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014