Amis is one of my favoriteAmis is one of my favorite restaurants. It is an absolute gem and the employees are friendly, attentive, and accommodate your every need. It is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Marc Vetri et. al. know how to do it right!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was great, explainedOur waiter was great, explained all the choices very well! Food was very good , very inventive! Chocolate dessert was wonderful. Great night!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Italian in PhiladelphiaI love Amis and go as often as I can. Italian food is the best in the world, and Amis takes that even further with innovative dishes like their Mortadella Mousse. Perfection! Hat's off to Marc Vetri,, Brad Spence and Ned Maddock for their enthusiasm and hard work keeping Amis as fresh as it is.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodOutstanding variaties and great choices..great for a celebration6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmis is stellar!Brad Spence is a top Philly chef! With Marc Vetri he has created a very special spot with a wonderful vibe and menu which constantly changes with the seasonal products....go with a group, order everything on the menu and share! Service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Don't miss this spot in Philadelphia!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Service is Outstanding!This is the third year in a row I've been to Amis for my birthday dinner. Each time, I'm floored by how amazing the food is. The service is outstanding, too. I would definitely recommend this place!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlternative RusticSuperb ingredients, simply handled, with a nod to the country traditions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Emilia Romagna. Experienced food travelers will find Amis a pleasant nostalgia tour. Everyone should find the food inspired and delicious.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful date atI had a wonderful date at Amis. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the food really delivered. Everything tasted very fresh. Well thought out dishes and a great menu. I will be visiting again5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceI'm not sure what was better the drinks, the food, or the service. Every recommendation by our server was perfect and the food was absolutely amazing.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter visiting the BarnesAfter visiting the Barnes Foundation we had a very enjoyable dinner at Amis. The food was excellent and the waiter very helpful.
We would definitely go there again when visiting Philadelphia.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMChef's counter is exciting temptingSit at the chef's counter and be tempted to order everything that passes under your nose.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM21st birthdayMy twin boys 21st birthday, and I was looking for a nice restaurant in Philly (we live in DC, but one of them is in summer semester in philly). Being Memorial Day, most restaurants were closed, but Amis was recommended by a cousin and was open.
The food was quite good, but a bit on the creamy/rich side. That's fine by me, but my wife was a bit disappointed. I had their "meat less monday" 3 course special, and was happy (being a vegetarian).. Ordered sparkling wine for all (21st birthday rite of passage), and was satisfied (I am not a regular wine drinker). The ambience is nice funky, a bit noisy and dark but not annoyingly so. Service was fine.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVetri always pleasesMy wife and I celebrated out first anniversary dinner. We don't buy a bottle of wine and we didn't exactly know the ropes but our waitress was very kind to us and taught us well. Everything we got was terrific. We've been to osteria. Alla spina. And now Amis and I think vetri can do no wrong.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was greatTerrific menu, lots of gems to choose from. Nuovi Italiani at its best. You can't go wrong with Amis.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a gemGreat Bistro atmosphere but a little loud. The meatballs are a must!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmour Amis!!Dinner at 6 brought out many families with children...the noise level was from many folks, close together, having a wonderful eating experience. I'm gluten free and out came the special menu. Seating at a bar for 6 and you can watch food preparation. Incredible appetizer for 2 (Burrata cheese with mint and zucchini..bought some today!). Lamb was a little tough but cooked to perfection. Delicious desserts and coffee. Will definitely return...perfect location for Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Merriam..just a few blocks walk or they have Valet Parking.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, a little too fastLovely and lively restaurant scene. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was amazing (swordfish meatballs -- yes, you must try them!). The only (minor) drawback was that all of our food (mostly small plates) came out in two big waves instead of in a more staggered way that would have enabled us to enjoy the food a little more. Overall, it was a great experience. When I go again, I would order a few plates, enjoy them, then order a few more.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Chef, Top ServiceA group of 5 ladies had a dinner there recently after a few cancelled reservations, and we'll remember it for a long time. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like absolute royalty. Many of the Amis professionals - including Marc Vetri himself - introduced themselves and apologized for the trouble with previous reservations. The service was excellent as was the food (papardelle with duck ragu, the swordfish meatballs and the buccatini with jalapenos were all stand outs). Above all, we'll remember the feeling of being welcomed into Amis like we were family meeting for the first time. It really was a special night. With gratitude and appreciation, I highly recommend Amis!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMToo LoudAwesome place for a nice dinner but perhaps a bit too loud.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDining with friendsThe menu featured dishes I had not heard of but thr meal I ordered was a special for the night and it was delicious and the potion just right. The maitre'd brought us a sample of the house winr to try befor we ordered it and we really appreciated the fine touch.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat drinks and beer selection!The food was obviously amazing. I would recommend 3 starters plattes, a main, and a side for two people. That'll keep you full and if you want to stuff yourself, dessert is waiting. If you are a hearty eater (I am, but my guest was not), I might recommend one more main dish. Everything was great!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFun small plates, lively flavors,Fun small plates, lively flavors, inviting specials, and food-friendly wines. Service is knowledgable but friendly.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried "The Beast" 3 waysWe tried "The Beast" 3 ways - excellent! We love to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen in action. The menu is creative and consistently delicious. We'll definitely keep Amis on our short list of Philly favorites.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an incredible mealWe had five small plates, including the pork liver bruschetta, which was to die for. The whipped fava bean bruschetta was great, too.
The caci pepi pasta was better than mine :-). Service from Maris was perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodThe good, service, and ambiance were all perfect!! Try Sals meatballs they are the best. Rich Flavors and mouthwatering bites. Had wonderful experience5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected PleasuresSwordfish meatballs?
Grilled veal tongue?
If you are looking for something other than roast chicken and broiled farm raised salmon this is the place! Taste combinations that actually work. Very responsive wait staff. Good lively atmosphere.
Definitely go back!
Oh! And when we told the waiter we'd brought wine (corkage fee) he was ready to open it immediately, not wait us sit around looking for him to return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual Amis was wonderful!As usual Amis was wonderful! My friend and I were celebrating her 30th birthday on Tuesday night-which was her first time to the restaurant. Over all 10 restaurant options I gave her-she chose you and we're both really happy she did. Aside from the pasta special with the pork jowl being over salted, everything else we ordered was a home run! The manager and server also sent out the dessert special for her b-day which to any table of two women is the best thing you can ever do so, we'll be seeing you soon. Thanks for a memorable night for my friend's birthday!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Amis four timesI have been to Amis four times now, and every time I remember why I come back. The food is fresh and delicious, and using simple, whole ingredients to make dishes is what sets it apart from the rest. The fresh pasta melts in your mouth, and every dish is perfectly seasoned and flavored. A true gem.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVetri does it again!What can be said, it is a Vetri restaurant. The food was amazing, honestly, every course was a delight and experience. I would highly recommend asking the server to take care of ordering the meal. This was our approach to the meal, and it was great. Really allowed us to enjoy each other, and be surprised too.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 4 of us were impressedThe 4 of us were impressed with the food:3 small plates (lamb, aracini, swordfish balls), one pasta dish. Our server was attentive, patient about describing the dishes, and eager to help. The food came quickly, and there was no problem in getting to the Kimmel. Our only complaint was the noise level: unacceptable because we could not hear each other across our small table. Some of the noise was due to a a large and noisy family group trying to converse from one end of their table to the other. The restaurant is not entirely to blame for the insensitivity of its patrons; however, the noise level was quite high when that table of 10 was empty. We will try again but think that 6 on a Thurs may be one of the quieter times.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Vetri GemThe food was incredible. The many small plate offerings made sharing a delight. We were able to change our table for 4 to the counter along the kitchen line and, although the kitchen was quite busy, the chefs would still answer a quick question and interact. Is definitely my new favorite place. Can get a bit loud.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly Regret: Not Coming Here SoonerAfter being featured in Bourdain's No Reservations, reservations are a must. Amis is in demand--with good reason!
After living in the Washington Square West neighborhood for two years I finally made it to Amis. My only regret is not coming here sooner. Everything, down to the Foccacia bread, is delicious. The house wine carafe is a great deal and my favorite dish was the octopus with chickpea.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic.Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic. The swordfish meatballs, burrata, spinach pasta with lamb ragu and sbrinola and spring marmalade tart with salted butter semifrefo were all amazing! The sweetbreads and stripsteak weren't as mindblowing, but were still pretty good. The service was great as well. All in all, a great dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of many delicious visitsOnce again dinner was excellent. Food,service ambiance all very good. We have been guest at AMIS many times now and never had a menu item we didn't enjoy. The food and service is consistenty outatanding. Menu additions are always a nice surprise as on this visit it was a Salmon Antipasti special. Staff know the food well and all are able to provide great assistance with ordering. Get the rice pudding or the Tiramisu which may not be on the menu.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Homemade salami and cured meats were amazing!! All locally sourced produce so fresh, seasonal and tasty.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the food & the serviceEnjoyed the food & the service was spot on. It does get noisy, not a soft surface in the entire room, so be so advised.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is very creativeThe menu is very creative and the food was excellent. All five of us enjoyed our dinner. It is a small and crowded restaurant with a lot of noise. However, the service was quite good despite the the fact that every table was filled.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFive Stars from a Picky ChefI took my wife here for her birthday and it was a wonderful experience. My wife is a chef herself and so, very very picky about where and what she eats. She LOVED Amis. From start to finish she was smiling and oohing and ahhing. Excellent service, excellent food, comfortable ambiance. Thank you!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun spot! We started withFun spot! We started with a wonderful imported bufala ricotta and black pepper bruschetta (highly recommend) and a series of server-recommended small plates, most of which were quite good. Between the small plates and the pastas/secundis everyone agreed the dishes were rather well-done classics, often with unique twists. The only things I'd pass on next time are the brussel sprouts, which seemed expected, and the cookie plate with vanilla semifreddo affogato -- the cookies were rather plain and dry. There was a lively atmosphere, and space is tight, but our group of four was comfortable.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; fresh and inventive,Great food; fresh and inventive, yet steeped in tradition! Service was spectacular!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLamb shank was great. theLamb shank was great. the breads were fantastic and OMG the lobster meatballs were the bomb! Our waiter was great and very friendly. To top it off the olive oil torta was fantastic!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have some of the bestThey have some of the best homemade pasta I've ever eaten. The wines are excellent and the tiramisu is incredible. For the quality of the food and service, the prices are reasonable.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & Service - will be backGreat food all around. The cured meats are terrific. Service was outstanding as they gave us an extra app when the first one was running late. Also got a free desert as we planned to split one but they brought us both anyway! The place does get loud and has fairly loud music playing as well but it was packed. Book early.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodGreat food, big portions. Go with friends. There is a lot to share.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter many visits it neverAfter many visits it never ceases to amaze us how consistent and excellent the food and service is. The special Short Rib over mashed was just delicious. Our concern is to resist over ordering because everthing is just so good. Can't wait to return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite in PhiladelphiaAmis is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. The food and service are always top notch, and we love the atmosphere. There were four of us on this visit, and everyone loved their meals. Try the mortadella mousse and the swordfish meatballs; you won't be sorry. Our lamb shank and grouper entrees were also hits, and the the chestnut fettucine with duck ragu was excellent. We'll be back!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food and service.awesome food and service. Small plates to share are the way to go. the Salumi is to die for.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA regular-always the bestA regular-always the best and most attentive and friendly waitstaff. The food superb3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur expectations were exceeded.Our expectations were exceeded. From the warm and friendly hostess to the fantastic suggestions of apps and wine pairing. Dinners were delicious. Perfect short walk back to center city to talk and walk off a great meal.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it... Food and serviceLoved it... Food and service were excellent. Would totally and whole-heartedly recommend.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM