Amis - Philadelphia

4.6
3159 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday Brunch 10:00a.m -2:00p.m.
Sunday Dinner 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
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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
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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
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Special events & promotions
Please call to reserve tables for 6 or more. We can accomodate parties of 6 to 80.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3159 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out server was very knowledgeable about menu and helped us with ordering decisions. She went above and beyond in providing a celebratory ice cream for the person we were celebrating that evening.
Food was delicious and also attractively presented. The prices are a bit steep for alacarte. Would be nice to include a small salad with dinners. The service sizes are excellent. Enough th be satisfied but not so large as to be overly filling.

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R
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for our Holiday gathering of friends. Food was yummy as we shared pasta and entrees to try a little bit of everything!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Liked the food! Wished the service was faster, but I understand if that’s part of the experience

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MG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Quite disappointed. After eating here a number of times on business travel the kitchen slipped badly this meal. The crostini’s were excessively salted and the bucatini had lost its way.

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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. Enjoyed it the first time about 6 months ago. Second time was even better. The wait staff was very attentive and very friendly and engaging. Food was tasty, well prepared and inventive. Will recommend strongly to others and definitely be back again. BTW very short walk to Broad Street theaters, etc.

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AN
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant & don’t get there as often as I would like. The food is wonderful & so is the service.

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N
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the “chef’s table” overlooking the kitchen. Enjoyed it quite a bit and would recommend for someone who is ok with a non-traditional seating arrangement. Bucatini was great and the shells were even better. Recommended wine paired well. Highly recommend.

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LC
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was SO GOOD. The wine was fantastic, we had the eggplant bruschetta, the roasted brussels sprouts and all of the pasta options. We were all so pleased, the cacio e pepe was my favorite.

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KE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and the service matched it.

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S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre-Ballet X at the Wilma. The food and service were great and we had a great time! Our issue was the noise level which made me nearly lose my voice by the time we left. If you like quiet, go early! But the rest of the experience was A-1!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was absolutely terrible. I always order the cacio e Pepe and it was nothing like it used to be. It was overly peppered with no other flavor. My husband ordered the jalepeno pasta and it had zero flavor. They rushed to take our order all at once, quickly rushed our appetizer away and then never came back for a second drink order. It’s like it’s a high end diner now where the focus is on turnover, yet the bill is about $100 for two entrees and two drinks. We used to LOVE this place but the service has gone so far down hill as has the quality of food. Will not be back.

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DF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! Service is truly outstanding - a huge plus. Menu is fairly limited and portions are small but honestly best Cosmo martini I have had in years!! Service is wonderful - great suggestions - on food and wine. Really liked the atmosphere - warm and inviting. Would love to just sit at the bar next time and get plates to share. Portions on the mains are small for the price.

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QB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been to Amis many times before. The food quality is going down in my opinion. We had a raw fluke dish with pomegranate seeds and grapefruit that had absolutely no taste. It was bland and uninspired. The roasted cauliflower lacked any real distinct flavor. Maybe Monday night is an off night or maybe the original passion is gone. Either way, the ambiance far outweighs the food quality at this point.

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DG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I went to Amis last year before the Philadelphia Marathon. It was Fantastic! This year I brought my family and while I made reservations way in advance, I asked if we could put my family together. They definitely helped to make sure we sat together so I really appreciate the effort to make it work. However, from the time we got there to the the time we left I felt like they wanted us out. They rushed us thru the entire meal. I was also so disappointed in my meal. I ordered the sweet potato ravioli - the ravioli was extremely al dente and some were really hot and some were cold - I Could not believe this is the place I had raved about for a full year. The meal was so disappointing. I was really hoping for another awesome meal and it was not, nor was it a relaxing or enjoyable dinner before my big race. #sodisappointed

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JM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for an employee‘s 30th anniversary and everything was great.

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SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Eggplant was disappointing - tough and chewy - advertised as Eggplant Parmesan but wasn’t what I expected.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful small place. Great service and outstanding food. Best pasta I’ve had.

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AH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and special food. We went for our anniversary and they made it a very special occasion for us. I'm always blown away by the staff's knowledge of the food and wine. Bravo!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seasonal food selections, sharable plates, cozy dining room, and great overall experience. Had a pair of seats at the kitchen bar which was perfect for two friends. Definitely a little loud, but no tvs or other distractions. Food was fantastic! Will definitely go again.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in with a friend for dinner on my bachelor party weekend and sat with Katie at the bar. One of the best bartenders I’ve ever had. Was so helpful and knowledgable with the wine list and menu. We had a couple apps that were excellent (I think one was a crudo. So fresh and delicious.) but the pasta special was outstanding. Actually, both pastas were great! For dessert my friend chose the ricotta cake and raves about it. And for the finish, some delicious affogato.
Thanks again to Katie for making this a really special evening!!

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s
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were a group of 5 celebrating a birthday on a Thursday evening. It was so noisy, we were unable to talk to anyone except the person next to us, and we still had to shout. The food and drinks were somewhat uneven: the lamb chops were good, but the vegetable on the plate was cold. One cocktail was mostly a glass of ice. The ravioli was too salty and somewhat greasy. The server, who wanted to please, brought out a free dessert upon hearing that the ravioli was not enjoyed. The other three guests were enthusiastic about their meals and our server was attentive, but the overwhelming noise spoiled the evening and prevented us from enjoying each other's company.

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DK
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The space is small and tables are close together, so there is noise, but conversation was possible. Warm atmosphere. Service was excellent: quick, attentive, pleasant and not obtrusive. No long recitation of specials, which was a relief. Nice selection of wines by the glass. The lamb chops, though thicker than I like (2 ribs each), were still almost medium rare, and quite tasty.

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food but I couldn’t hear anything from across the table. Way too loud for anyone who wants to have a conversation. This was a Saturday night, by the way.

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SG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I can’t believe that I was in town for business and placed a reservation and the table we were first given had what looked like a sewer pole running next to it. From floor to ceiling. Unimpressed, the staff was able to place us at another table which was cramped in-between to other tables with people already dining. They were polite and moved their things so we could sit. Right, away we noticed that the noise level was ridiculously loud. Couldn’t even hear the conversation we were trying to have. Food and service was good. We definitely wouldn’t recommend this place if your trying to have a nice dinner. Maybe better for groups but, with the way the seating is set that may also be a problem.

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NT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. We split the antipasto, pasta and entree and enjoyed excellent food with the chef’s special touch. Would definitely go back.

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PA
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The first time we dined here it was at an outdoor table. This time we were inside. The food is very good but the overloud, thumping non-music guarantees we will never dine Indoors again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Philly

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KL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went early to avoid crowds on a Saturday night. We took some friends for their first visit to Amis. Friendly staff was the first thing we all noticed. Helpful and cheerful, not too much however. Food was amble and very good. I found the price very reasonable and the atmosphere very relaxed and comfortable. Will certainly go back again.

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WG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Everything went well, except for the fact that the roast chicken was dry not moist

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CF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our wait staff member was cheerful without being over the top - her delivery of service was polished and professional. Having recently returned from Italy, we found the food to be as close to "authentic" as we'd hoped...a few perfect ingredients prepared in a skillful way. The interior space with its warm wood tones and lighting was very welcoming on a chilly evening. The wine list had some nice values, too. We will return!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!!

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit noisy especially when two diners are in their 70s. I had to lean into the table to hear (i’m only 50). But place is very comfy and if I lived nearby I’d likely eat at the bar a lot. Waiter comped our starter because said took so long. We thought that was very nice and unnecessary but we appreciated it. Scallops with beets and the half chicken were very good.

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AP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was great.. The atmosphere was lively, upbeat urban chic!!!

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BP
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We visit frequently highly Recommend

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ME
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amis is one of my husband’s and I favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Food is wonderful, drinks are delicious, and atmosphere is perfect!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Brunch, exceeded our expectations

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BH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around awesome. Food was great. Ambiance was great. Food came quickly and service was great. Very impressed.

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DK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was fantastic!
We had Sal's meatballs (omg! Just like my grandmothers!) The caponata for appetizers. I had fettuccine with corn and peas sooo light! My sister had spicy bucatini. My husband the rib eye.
Pastas were fabulous and hubby's steak cooked perfectly!
My only issue is it is so loud in there you cannot have a conversation with your table. It's a shame because otherwise I would go all the time.

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L
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The vegetable selection is too limited and only comes fried. The food was heavy and the pasta cacio pepe chewy.
The octopus was very good but there again came with fried or heavily sautéed zucchini.

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