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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Amis reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (156)neighborhood gem (113)special occasion (74)romantic (48)hot spot (48)notable wine list (29)good for groups (28)great for brunch (28)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (22)late-night find (10)great for lunch (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Vetri
    SwelksVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always, Vetri does not disappoint. From the impeccable service to the delicious food, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner at Amis
    CwoodPaul
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    BostonIsTheBest
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IF YOU ARE A FOODIE YOU MUST GO.
    Anita
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amis experience
    Cindy2dine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience!
    EricVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveLoveLoveLoveoveLoveLoveLove
    LoveVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food. Our server was a Little inexperienced. It is loud but fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LTimmons
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fav neighborhood spot! Very Vegan friendly! Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not spectacular
    YoungprofdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food
    juniepantsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    but crazy loud. like really distracting loud. but the food was amazing. sweet breads!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of a let-down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic