Permanently Closed - Amis - Philadelphia

4.6
3329 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Amis brings the quintessential Roman-style trattoria to Philadelphia's Washington Square West neighborhood. Opened in 2010, amis trattoria has cemented its place as one of the city's premier dining destinations, garnering high praise from such publications as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bon Appetit magazine, and from the crowds of regular guests who pack its dining room nightly for dinner and weekends for brunch. Lively, comfortable and convivial, dining at amis is perfect for a variety of occasions, boasting a share-plates menu of house-made pasta, salumi, farm-fresh meats and peak seasonal vegetable dishes, perfect for sharing while celebrating with friends and family, or a meal out with someone special.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am -2:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 732-2647
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Sweeney
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Private party facilities
Lively, comfortable and convivial, amis trattoria is perfect for celebrating a variety of occasions, boasting a versatile menu of house-made pasta, salumi, farm-fresh meats and peak seasonal vegetable dishes, ideal for sharing. Contact our private dining team to explore the many ways we can accommodate your next event, from sharing a meal together to interactive classes led by our talented culinary team.
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Private party contact
events@amistrattoria.com: (215) 763-0920
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverly
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Public transit
Broad Street Subway Line - Lombard/South stop.
Bus C - Broad & Pine
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I know this was thisr last night. But sadly it was very disappointing in every way... Except the food was mostly great.

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Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm sorry to hear Amis is closing. I have had many excellent meals here including some of my favorite pastas in Philadelphia. Thank you for all of the food and service!

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TJ
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The final night. Thank you for everything since 2010.

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KH
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My final meal, on the final day of operations. It's been a great run for me... The food was a combination of Beast of Amis and menu items. Everything was delicious, the service was terrific. It was a bittersweet ending to a marvelous crew of people, that served up great memories and food.

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SR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always so bummed it’s closing

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MF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and will miss Amis!

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VB
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to go for the last night of service at Amis! We are very sad that this restaurant has now closed. The food and the staff were always top notch, and this became a go-to neighborhood spot for us.

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K
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, sorry to see it is closing.

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KH
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. The food, wine and cocktails. The servers, the restaurant operations staff, the chefs. SO many good memories and meals at amis....

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PJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Came here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. She loved it. We'd come back here again!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

loved the pasta

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KP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amis is never a disappointment.

We went as a group for a night cap and deserts. We sat at the bar and had a lovely time chatting with the bartender and sharing deserts. She could tell there was a chef amongst us and made sure we enjoyed ourselves.

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SR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. So sad it’s closing at the end of the summer

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but tables too close together and too noisy. One must go on a Monday evening and early to be able to converse.

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BJ
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent variety on the menu; food carefully & deliciously prepared. Good wine list🍷

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Pasta was oversalted

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date was here years ago and loved going back to reminisce

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AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I will never return to this restaurant despite good food and location. The sound level was literally deafening. I could not hear my dinner partner (nor he me). We spent the meal screaming at each other and my ears rang for much of the following day. There ought to be law against noise at decibel levels such as these.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was not up to the standards set by the Vetri Organization. No serving pieces were provided with the platters and all food ordered, appetizers, pasta and entry, were delivered to the table at once. Definitely a different restaurant from the Vetri days. It was clearly a step down and is now nothing more than an average restaurant, not one that I would recommend or long to go to again.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

So anxious to try this restaurant. Two foodies got together for a reunion celebration. We shared an appetizer and had to send it back. The grilled octopus was too chewy to eat and the potatoes were just about tasteless. Pasta entrees were very good, although the lamb ragu was on the greasy side. Enjoyed an outstanding martini and a glass of wine each.......but found the drink prices very expensive.

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P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sad to see them go.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Chicken thighs were undercooked and sent back. Came out undercooked a second time. Overall, a terrible dining experience.

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R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great venue, delicious food, and attentive service.

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d
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very limited menu, overall unimpressive food. Only good item was the pistachio cake. Seems to have gone way downhill since last year. Ate outside because inside volume was DEAFENING

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The food I had there was overpriced and awful. I ordered a crispy duck at medium rare. It came out raw and very salty. The sides were unbearably bitter. And, it costs 34 bucks!!

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, as always. So disappointed to hear you're closing later in the summer. We'll miss you!

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j
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. So so sad it’s closing

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Amis is great, but the noise level is too much. It's very hard to have a conversation.

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VB
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Amis! Such a great neighborhood place for excellent food. Always a delicious meal and the service is top notch. We especially love sitting at the counter ; it's better for conversation, plus we have a great view of the kitchen. We are truly going to miss this place! Go now, while you can!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Tables close together so sat at bar. Which was very pleasant. Attentive and nice bartender. Would definitely go back.

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JN
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, the house punch is awesome. Pastas and dinners were light for the price. Portions were closer to tapas style. Service was great and quality of the meal was yummy. Desserts were good too, one of us really enjoyed the rice pudding! Ambiance was pleasant and comfortable.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond disappointed Amis is closing. Been here a 100 times and they never disappoint. Good luck to all the staff and I hope to see everyone again before they shut their doors for good. Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The crab lasagnette was very dry and almost burnt. The rest of the food was pretty standard - nothing remarkable. There are better Italian food options in Philadelphia

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JB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was delicious, wines were excellent and the servers were knowledgable without being intrusive. We ate outside since the weather was beautiful, but the inside space is nicely designed.

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Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Average food. Too much a big deal made about the plancha. If the plancha is so wonderful then why did my tilefish come out with skin the consistency of rubber? The meatball and the cauliflower apps were excellent.

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RG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be sorry to see it close at the end if the summer!

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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was accommodating and attentive to a single female diner -- not always the case in restaurants! -- and helpful in choosing the wine. Crab appetizer and sea bass entree were lovely, with the fish cooked just right. Dessert selection was a little more than I wanted -- wish they had had a sorbet, my only suggestion. But the most memorable part came as I was preparing to leave. I had been at a college reunion, and I realized one of the people seated at the next table was also in my class. When she recognized me, they invited me to join in, and the staff was thoroughly accommodating in my staying at my table through their dinner, even though I wasn't ordering more. A thoroughly positive experience!!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Server was knowledgeable however had to run back & forth inside and out. We had to wait for her attention. Food was ok, seemed over priced, venue is small, jam packed and loud. It was ok.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Very convenient to the Kimmel Center waitress suggested special which was soft shells. Excellent.
Ambiance very pleasant. Noise level is good, easy to carry on a conversation. Great music in background.
Good for aging boomers like us and for younger people.
We would definitely go back.

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JD
Philadelphia
198 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Amis, great pastas, innovative entrees, nice small plates options, excellent service.

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