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About Amis - Philadelphia

Amis brings the quintessential Roman-style trattoria to Philadelphia's Center City neighborhood. Opened in 2010 by Vetri Family partners Jeff Benjamin and Chefs Marc Vetri, Brad Spence and Jeff Michaud, Amis 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.

412 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, European, International

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.

Cross Street:
Waverly

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 732-2647

Website:
http://amistrattoria.com/

Public Transit:
Broad Street Subway Line - Lombard/South stop.
Bus C - Broad & Pine

Executive Chef:
Drew Di Tomo

Private Party Facilities:
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Private Party Contact:
events@vetrifamily.com: (215) 763-0920

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call to reserve tables for 6 or more. We can accomodate parties of 6 to 80.

Amis - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (54)
Good for a Date (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Authentic (31)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Casual (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (19)
Fun (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service- Javas was great! Everything was so tasty!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

The perfect combination of quality food/quality service/and a much appreciated lack of pretension.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I am a huge fan of Vetri, so I expected to be as impressed with Amis and obviously from my rating, I was. I would suggest that you make your reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. I made the mistake of making my reservation the week of and OpenTable only had a 9:30 slot available. Not to be deterred, I called earlier in the week and was able to score a spot at the chefs counter at 6:00!
Once I was shown to my seat, Javas introduced himself and he totally took care of me the rest of the evening. For starters, I had their house made focaccia bread which was so good, that I had him box of the remainder to go. I was not going to drink but the Ugo looked so good and refreshing that I couldn't help myself; I wish I could have had 3 more.
For starters I had the baked pecorino w/almond honey and it was amazeballs!!! While still dining on the pecorino, I placed my order for the bucatini w/jalapeno and almond pesto and it arrived before I was finished so that by the time I was ready to eat, it was cold. I asked Javas to just reheat it and instead, he packed it to go for me and then gave me a fresh meal to enjoy! Who does that?!
Of course, dining out is not complete without dessert, so I had the tartufo al bacio and I was in heaven!
When I got my bill, I noticed the dessert was missing and when I inquired, Javas had comped it! I had read in a previous review that Javas was amazing and I concur. He is definitely an asset to Amis! I hope my tip showed my appreciation for him, his generosity, and his attention to providing the best service to the diners in his section. Not only will I recommend Amis to everyone I know, but I will also suggest they try to sit in Javas section because that killer smile will have you wanting to come back every week. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and fantastic service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service, but too noisy for good conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday celebration- had a wonderful time! Service & food were equally excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience here, just like the last time we went for dinner! We were seated soon after getting into the restaurant, and our waitress was very attentive and friendly. She explained the specials to us and was so great with checking on us every so often. Anytime our glasses were looking low, she would come by for refills. After each course, she came by to clean the table and replace our plates and silverware. Oh, and the food was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

This place was fantastic for Valentine's Day! The menu wasn't overwhelming, and it was clear that they had mastered all their meal offerings. The cacio e pepe was superb, as was the ravioli, and we also enjoyed our octopus, meatball, and baked pecorino. The lighting was a but dark which made it hard for pictures, but that would be my only complaint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Would definitely recommend this hidden gem for a date night. The price wasn't too pricey and we didn't wait too too long food our food considering it was Valentine's day.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

This place was loud and seemed a bit pretentious.
The menu identified vegan items but then when I asked the server she said that they were prepared with butter . It was the worst Valentine’s Day meal I’ve had. I will not be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Authentic Roman dishes, great innovative pasta dishes, love the grill octopus, my fave pasta is the bucatini with jalapenos and almonds. Reasonable price carafe of house wine, excellent house made bread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A CASUAL , RELAXED ATMOSPHERE W/ CREATIVE & AMAZING FOOD...IMPECCABLE SERVICE

1ST CLASS MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT IS FRIENDLY & PAYS CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL

ALWAYS A LOVELY EXPERIENCE

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service terrific. Will return. Parking a bit tough, however.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

On arrival, we decided to sit at the bar instead of table. It was a good choice. My wofe and I sat side by side and enjoyed a nice romantic night together. The food was great and the drinks were perfecf.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good food with Wonderfull professional service from our server Alishia......great pasta....!
Great warm interesting atmosphere.....like going to my Grandmother's house for Sunday Supper....IF my Grandmother was Italian !( if only that were true!).

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Don’t come here if you like traditional Italian dishes. 4 of us ordered something different and the food was just okay. I liked the pictures of food on Yelp but they seem to frequently change their menu. If you get lucky on a good menu than it would be good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fabulous as always! We decided to come for an early dinner Super Bowl evening, knowing that it would be quite empty. We sat at the chef's counter which is always fun, but especially that night, since the staff wasn't as busy.
We started with the fried cauliflower (more like roasted since there is no heavy breaking on it) which were great. We also had the fennel salad with a nice dressing to balance it. I'm not usually a fennel lover but I am now! As a nice surprise, the kitchen sent us an orange salad made with Cara Cara oranges which I loved and will try to recreate at home now.
For our mains, I had the pasta special which was striped sea bass puttanesca, made with capers, not olives. Nice and briny! My honey had the pasta with venison sausage which had a nice rich sauce.
We were so full but had to have dessert: Nonna (sp?) pie and they made me a salted butter ice cream chocolate sundae. Heavenly!
From our first encounter with our waitress Sarah to our great chat with Elizabeth the sons chef, it was another phenomenal meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

go for the pasta (consistently amazing). share the antipasti (fun, creative, tasty).

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always on of our favorite places when we are in the city. Great food and service always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amis always creates a wonderful food experience. The pasta is outstanding. As good as being in Italy. Great ambiance and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The Service was Impeccable - The Food was Great! We had such a great time & all the staff were attentive, friendly & gracious that we were there. That's so important to us.

The Drinks were Unique, Playful & Delicious.

You have to try the Chestnut Ravioli, Charred Octopus & The Radicchio Salad

Thanks to the Team for a Great Evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous chestnut ravioli and pacerri with swordfish and wonderful olive oil cake with quince . Well paced friendly service . Worth another visit!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Organic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

As always, overall best, dependably. This restaurant is the only I find myself calling the "day after" to champion. It's important to me to have a place that is on point, consistent, lovely. The staff, from runners to host/esses, to waitstaff is effective and well organized, have class and grace. John was great (this go round). Thanks for being so good.

All the best,
Sarah

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The least crowded of all the times we’ve been. Always a great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been to Amis many times, but always for the last seating. We attended during the evening rush (7:30) and the noise levels were deafening. Apps were solid (octopus was great), but the pasta entree I ordered (pesto and jalepaneo) was inedible. It takes a lot for me not to eat pasta, and it was just that bad. I was incredibly disappointed. We ordered our favorite dessert (the nutella waffle) and it overly sweet. Maybe there has been a changeover in the kitchen? But I won't be attending again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu is not the ordinary menu so you have to be a foodie to enjoy it. It’s a younger crowd so leave the grandparents home. I would definitely return.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved every part of the restaurant week menu until dessert. I love tiramisu and this was unfortunately the worst I’ve ever had. Very surprising because the rest of the meal was honestly phenomenal. The bruschetta was flavorful, the meatballs and cauliflower superb, the homemade pasta tender and savory, and the olive oil cake was decadent and light and amazing. But the tiramisu came out in a weird blob on the plate and was so soggy and watery (was it frozen before and thawed out?) we literally couldn’t eat it. Oh well, would still definitely go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, delicious restaurant week menu, best focaccia and pasta. Yum!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our party all enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu - the pastas specials were delicious - and the olive oil cake and tiramisu were amazing. Great wines by the glass! We sat up at the kitchen bar, and everyone in the kitchen was as friendly as they are talented. Amis is on the pricey side - we racked up a $130 total bill for two Restaurant Week dinners because we enjoyed some good wine - but it is worth it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Everything was great just a little rushed. I think that is because it was restaurant week. I would def go back

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I went to Amis THIS time for the special tasting menu featuring the cuisine of Istanbul. It was a wonderful experience. The restaurant did a great job with this special menu, on top of restaurant week, and their regular menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Katie Parla's Turkish specialties were tasty, different and divine!
She made us feel very special describing each course as they arrived at our table.
Loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Tried during restaurant week, and it was fantastic. Loved the food, the service and the ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was restaurant week, so I can't say my review is for certain accurate of the true review of the restaurant. We both ordered off the Prix Fix menu and the appetizers came out so fast, I have to believe they were pre-made and served that way. Our server was rather harsh in the way she poured and dealt with us. The atmosphere was extremely loud, almost too loud.

The food was fine, but salty. I have had what I ordered in other restaurants and this was not as good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing dinner. Most of us had the restaurant menu. Portions were generous and as always food very authentic. Service was really excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amis has always been a top-notch restaurant. The meals are outstanding and the service is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service always great!
However the noise level is quite high.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great value for Restaurant Week. We left stuffed, felt the food was of amazing quality, and had a fun date night.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Glass of wine $17.00 that’s a bit much. Seating is very close to the next table, felt like you were dining with the people beside you

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was the restaurant week menu and it was well done. Unfortunately the bruschetta had a very burned crust but we didn't complain. The mortadela and hazlenut appetizer was unexpected and a delight. Our entrees were the trout and pork chop parmigiana, both excellent. Portions were large (they appeared to be the same as the a la carte versions) and truly delicious. Great value for restaurant week.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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