412 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- 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: email@example.com -215-763-0920x
- Special Events: Please call to reserve tables for 6 or more. We can accomodate parties of 6 to 80.
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.Continued
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Amis reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since June 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (163)neighborhood gem (117)special occasion (70)hot spot (56)romantic (52)good for groups (42)notable wine list (42)vibrant bar scene (33)great for brunch (32)great for outdoor dining (24)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
- Wonderful, interesting menu!BobbyEDined on 10/21/2014Always delicious and unusual ingredients, but not overly intimidating. Very helpful wait staff. Bartenders are amazing...get a martini!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent birthday brunch!teenagewitch1Dined on 10/19/2014Everything is great, the food especially. I ordered the mozzarella with pumpkin and pesto as a starter, and the polenta pancake as my entree. I was not disappointed. The server I had was a tad bit slow, but everyone's nicety made up for it. Definitely going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- one of the best in the citygeedubVIPDined on 10/18/2014always great, one of our favorites; never thought I could have so much fun with a meatball; order apps for the table and share, you'll lover items you might never order!Special Features:
- choachobarDined on 10/18/2014Hi, I live in the Philly area and often travel the country on business so I go to many bars and restaurants. We enjoyed Amis’s menu items, food was good, the service was good, and the décor was nice. I know you are in the business to make money but we felt rushed and there was a lack of dining atmosphere or total experience. We did have an early dinner but we were in and out in 65 minutes just not what we’re use to when it comes to finer dining. Still number one for us is SoBou NOLA for bar/restaurant dining. At some point we will try Vetri’s, we couldn’t get in last weekend, and see how that stacks up to our favorite restaurant in the country Commanders Palace. Thanks again for dinner, no put downs, just trying to make you better.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmisjfoodDined on 10/17/2014The cocktail I ordered (Fall belini) was one of the best I have ever had. The food was delicious. Service was good, despite how busy it was. It was very loud, but we didn't mind. If you do not like dining in a loud atmosphere, you might want to avoid eating here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Can't have a conversation heremonkeyfrogDined on 10/16/2014The noise level was so extreme that it made for a less than relaxing or enjoyable evening. I had to lean half-way across the table to hear my husband, we both had to almost yell to hear each other, and the waiter had also to practically yell for us to hear him. For us, a meal means not just good food, but also good conversation, and that was not possible. Otherwise, reasonably good food, although we have had better. Insipid bread; not certain whether the squid were really squid: there was an off-putting slightly offal-like smell when the dish arrived. On the other hand, once we started eating it, we could not tell about the smell, and the dish was very tasty. Fried cauliflower was oversalted; chicken was good. A+ service!Special Features:
- Love it!KManariDined on 10/15/2014We went for a birthday celebration and the hostess was WONDERFUL in helping me get drinks to the table before everyone arrived. We love love love the food. We'll be back over and over again.Special Features:
- Amis Is An Old City, Treasured FindFoodieOnSkatesDined on 10/11/2014Don't miss Amis! The atmosphere, the food, and the service is impeccable. We shared the brussels, pork chop, jalapeno pasta, and the pecorino cheese. All was delicious. We had a couple of hiccups during the meal and there were handled magnificently. I have no complaints for suggestsion for Amis. They know how to treat their patrons. Oh, and don't miss the Tiramisu if they have it. You may need to ask for it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- love itmofoodDined on 10/10/2014great food good for large group for sharing more dishes will be beck soonSpecial Features:
- Divinely Delicious!FruitFulVIPDined on 10/8/2014The small plate concept works exceedingly well here. The mozzarella bruscetta is fabulous and so creamy on the lightly toasted bread served with it. Sweetbreads, for those who eat such things, were tender and tasty without being overly salty. Swordfish meatballs, sounding very odd, were absolutely delicious with a very unique and subtle fish taste. Dessert was the hit of the evening with a tartuffo type creamy gelatto confection that took 2 of us to eat most happily. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We will be back again soon, but never on a weekend. We were there mid-week, and the noise level was barely tolerable. Weekends are over the top noise level wise.Special Features:
- Good food, odd layoutJareenDined on 10/3/2014The food is very good, and the house wine is good enough, so that getting the carafe for 2 people offers good value. You must try the polenta and swordfish meatballs. The entree I got was a rigatoni with some pork which I found gamey. The only problem was the layout. The 2 person tables are a bit long, but placed elbow-to-elbow, so you will likely be closer to the person next you than the person you came with. This makes it hard to have a conversation. I would come again, but maybe during an "off peak" time, if there is one.
- It has been a while...NYCPHLVIPDined on 10/1/2014New items on menu; many vegetarian-friendly! Eric was a wonderful server! Wednesday night so not as busy but still loud noise-wise.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!AliciaPDined on 10/1/2014My friends and I really enjoyed our first experience at Amis. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and the food was great - a bit too salty for my specific taste, but very delicious and flavorful. Outdoor seating was great on one of the last warmer nights. Great experience overall!!Special Features:
- Never DissapointsReluctantFoodieVIPDined on 9/30/2014We visit this gem frequently. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Vibe is casual. The food, from presentation to palette, is consistently high quality. on a budget? don't sleep on the carafe of house red. Snag a kitchen counter seat to enjoy the performance art of preparing your meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful eveningRomanfoodeverDined on 9/30/2014Amis is excellent. Outstanding food, great service and attention to details and customers. I took a group of colleagues there and, as always, I made an impression.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome!BillrVIPDined on 9/27/2014Reliably awesome every time. Love to sit at the bar, taste different beers and have a great meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Must GopmizzleDined on 9/26/2014Great cocktails, good wine, amazing food dish after dish, energetic modern atmosphere, fantastic service, and fun. If the cockles are on the menu when you go I highly recommend them!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/26/2014Amis never disappoints. Marc Vetri is without a doubt the best chef in Phila. by a long shot. The menu is so varied, interesting, and delicious. The service is warm and impeccable. The tiramisu is a dream! My only complaint is that some of the food is much too salty. I had the papardelle with pork ragu special. I loved it except for the heavy use of salt. I have noticed this problem before at Amis and hope they correct it.Special Features:
- Great for Brunch Too!TJMoirVIPDined on 9/21/2014We have dinner at Amis all the time, but never brunch. Wow, what a great experience. The brunch food was amazing, interesting dishes with great flavor and presentation. The service and cocktails were fantastic too. Thanks to Eric for great service during the day.Special Features:
- The menu's getting boringNewsyrobVIPDined on 9/21/2014I've had brunch at Amis at least four times in the past year, and the menu has barely changed. In addition, I don't eat meat, and I find the options are quite limited.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/20/2014Great, as always. Just a bit too salty this time.Special Features:
- As advertised!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/20/2014This place was as good as everyone said and better! I think that this is one of the best restaurants I have been to in Philadelphia. Apps were delicious (Squid, Meatballs, Fried Cauliflower). Entrees were Salmon dish that was a special and pork chops, both were great. Last but not least, the tiramisu was fantastic. Overall a really good find.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/18/2014We went to enjoy a great meal, which we received completely. Our server was new but acceptable but the noise level was so loud that we could not talk We would return but not sit by the barSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Everything great - Service Superb!DonotOwnaKitchenVIPDined on 9/16/2014I eat here too often, but hard not to. The food is great, love the atmosphere and the service is always perfect. The manager always come by the table and welcomes us by name. The servers are great - really hard to beat this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing brunch!GinaDDined on 9/14/2014I would highly recommend Amis to anyone for brunch! I was very surprised it wasn't packed because the food was amazing! I can't wait to go back and this time try the dinner menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DorothyVIPDined on 9/9/2014Amis is one of the best Italian restaurants. The food is outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for outdoor brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/7/2014Delicious flavors. Came here for brunch and got a complimentary Belgian waffle, which was crispy, sweet, and unlike any I've ever had.Special Features:
- Loud with amazing pastaabigailkVIPDined on 9/6/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, falls down on serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/6/2014Food 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.
- Great MealjonjonVIPDined on 9/5/2014Had 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious foodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/5/2014Once 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First time at AmisMclarenthebestDined on 9/3/2014I 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:
- Always fantasticCweb103VIPDined on 9/1/2014Amis 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:
- Not for the Lactose IntolerantBarbaraManVIPDined on 8/31/2014We 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:
- Fresh, innovative ItalianPickyEaterDined on 8/30/2014Everything 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:
- Birthday Celebration.Funtimediner19Dined on 8/29/2014Got 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodloverVIPDined on 8/27/2014The food is very good! It is just very noisy at the restaurant. Cocktail is good and reasonably priced.Special Features:
- Awesome Dinner at AmisBaltPhillyFoodieVIPDined on 8/23/2014The 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:
- AbeCDined on 8/23/2014The wait staff was excellent and the food so darn yummy!!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ambience but average foodMikeDined on 8/21/2014I had high expectations for my first Vetri visit but the food was pretty average. The atmosphere and servers were great.