Amis - Philadelphia

4.6
3271 reviews
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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 (three-out-of-four-bells) and Bon Appetit magazine ("Top 10 Places for Pasta in the U.S."), 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. Be sure to ask about our "Beast of Amis" menu too. These special dishes feature whole animals-birds, hogs, fish and even full sides of beef.

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice all around. The menu is small, so if you're looking for a ton of options, this isn't your place, but everything is delicious!

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Amis is great, from salad to main. Always get dessert!

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent but the music was too loud leading us to have to speak loudly to one another several times to be heard across the table. Its unfortunate that restaurants have to keep the music so loud. Some people enjoy talking over their meal

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amis always delivers on great food, exceptional service, in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Apps were cold. Chicken in salsa verde was drenched in olive oil. Was my go to place in Philly. Not any more

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j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining out for life

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V
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty though they were still getting used to their new spring menu. Some nice and unexpected combinations of flavors.

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VB
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night of the new spring menu was a success! We particularly enjoyed the savory and well seasoned eggplant caponata bruschetta, the grilled octopus in a dreamy sauce made of ramps, and the house made fettucini with lamb bolognese. The generous lemon tart was the perfect way to finish a delightful meal. The service was excellent! Look forward to returning soon.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The spinach on the duck dish was sandy, but the rest of the food was incredible

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner for my husband’s birthday and brought our 6 month old daughter. It was loud enough in there that it was fine if she made noise, but it wasn’t so loud that it was too much. Our waitress was very nice and answered all of our questions about the menu, helping us choose some delicious options. It was also wine week so we were able to get wines by the glass that are normally only available by the bottle. The homemade pastas are melt in your mouth.

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Amis brunch is totally different from Amis dinner. Go for dinner.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 reservation at another restaurant that we were told had been cancelled when we arrived. I checked open table, and Amis had an open reservation at 6:45 so I jumped on it. We rushed to the restaurant and got there 10 minutes late, but we were seated immediately with no problem. The service was great, the drinks were great, the food was great. I had the rotini with bolognese bianco and it was incredible. Thank you to Amis for turning what could have been a bad night into an awesome one!

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N
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, and my last visit really was perfect. The food was fantastic and came out quickly. The service was great. I have no complaints at all, and look forward to coming back!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was AMAZING. our server was polite and attentive. I was truly amazed at how every one worked together, asking if we were ok and touching the table. Being a server for a few years during college, I truly appreciate when customer service is genuine.

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JB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful. Without us saying anything, he noticed the table wobbled as soon as we sat down and quickly fixed it. The food was fresh and arrived quickly - and our wine was outstanding. It was the perfect date night for a birthday.

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EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

spot fell off since leaving vetri family; service is great though

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L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Great service and recommendations! Thank you for a lovely brunch!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, staff was amazing!

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We have been to Amis a number of times in the past and have always had a great experience. However, this time we felt very disappointed with our experience. In short, the restaurant was extremely loud and the food was lackluster. Our starters were good, the entrees bombed. Why did the kitchen staff try to feature skate in ways it shouldn't be featured? The skate attempts fell way short of the mark. The trout special was too salty and the pasta was ho hum. I hate to be this negative but this was our experience.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great overall

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l
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizers were very good with generous portions. The entrees left something to be desired but certainly not salt!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have seen a change towards the negative since chef Ventri sold, overall still good and

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TB
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine, excellent flavors and textures. Highly recommended.

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

I was very disappointed with my order. It was unattractive in the plate and didn't taste any better. I am so sorry I didn't send it back. Will not go there again for brunch, and maybe not at all.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great apps. delicious cuisine. rotisserie chicken could use a hint more seasoning. Overall good experience.

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

Alicia is the best server! Very attentive and suggested a great wine.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mom and brother in town

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SL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing, as always. Extremely good and inspiring service. The food, this go, was strangely poor. Every dish. I will always go back, but this was jarring.

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d
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, but the food was just ok. From the reviews, I anticipated an excellent meal, but was impressed.

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b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slower than usual and I didn’t think my meal was as good as it has been in the past (I got the rigatoni)

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great I will definitely be returning highly recommend it

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KK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a long unexplained delay with our mains and then two came out with no sign of the others BUT the manager was right on this and came to our table to apologize and comp the two later mains. You can’t ask for any more from a restaurant when there’s a mistake like that; it shows the customer orientation and classiness of Amis. The food was excellent as always. We won’t hesitate to continue to patronize this restaurant.

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c
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the quality of food and presentation has changed dramatically. we won’t be back. meatballs were good, salad was so overdressed with too much vinegar that we couldn’t eat it. my husband got a chicken dish smothered in sauce that was too sweet such that he couldn’t eat it. a real disappointment.

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Philadelphia
275 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Amis was having an off-night, due I think to trying to do innumerable delivery orders at the same time they were trying to perform for their in-house customers. The latter, Andrew and I included. suffered.

People kept sending stuff back to be reheated or ...? We had to wait after our shared appetizer for our shared pasta to arrive; then there was like 15 minutes before our entrees were even in sight.

But no, ONE only was in sight. Our server had to point out that the rainbow trout (mine) was on the same order. More home deliveries cascaded before us while we waited. When both finally arrived, Andrew's SPECIAL ENTREE looked completely thrown together and was only slightly warm. But by now it was getting late for us to get to the PhilOrch concert at the Kimmel Center, and my entree was, would you believe? perfectly edible. So we ate.

I can say all this because we were at the Chef's Counter and watching it all.

But as I began, I will repeat that Amis was having an off-night. Our server, Javas, was really good overall and in coaxing our patience, and the food itself (when it finally arrived) was as good as it always is. This was the first time we have had such an experience, and it won't prevent our returning. Indeed, I have already booked again.

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AS
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were unpleasantly surprised by the food and the very slow service when compared by multiple previous times
It seems that the restaurant changed Chefs and it is not, at this time what used to be
Hopefully will improve

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SC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pasta dish of rigatoni’s was excellent. Eggplant appetizer was excellent. Two entree portions were both too much. Waiter should have recommended splitting. Sauce on chicken and pork chops was a little bitter.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Philadelphia for the PHS Flower Show and had a wonderful evening at Amis. The "flower show" special entree was delicious!
Thank You for making our visit so enjoyable!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amis is a star in the Philadelphia dining scene. We have never left disappointed and make it a priority stop every time we find ourselves traveling from DC to Philly. The service is impeccable.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to Philadelphia many times but it was our first visit to Amis. I am already planning another visit back to Amis! Amazing food and service. Loved it!!

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G
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Only downside is the tables are very close together.

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