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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Broad Street Subway Line - Lombard/South stop.
Bus C - Broad & Pine
Drew Di Tomo
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
email@example.com: (215) 763-0920
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
Really nice place. We went there during restaurant week and had a really nice time. The bruschettas that comes for the table was wonderful and a great way to start. For appetizers, we had fried cauliflower and housemade mortadella. The caulifower was great but the mortadella could have used a bit of acid to cut through the richness. Our entrees were the cacio e pepe and the jalepeno and almond pesto. The pesto was spectacular but the cacio e pepe needed salt badly. Our desserts were tiramisu and the olive oil cake with quince and rosemary. Both desserts were very good. The atmosphere was a bit loud and a little cramped feeling but our server was very nice and attentive without hovering over us. We'll definitely be back.
We walked from the Kimmel Center in FRIGID wind...but were quickly warmed up with great food & drinks & a very attentive & friendly server, Aleicia P. We especially enjoyed the sweetbreads, taglatelli w. venison sausage, & PA brook trout. Will definitely recommend to others---
I went to Amis with my daughter on 12/30 for dinner. We ordered three antipasti (old style meatballs, veal tongue, and charred octopus) and enjoyed all three tremendously. We then ordered the beast of amis, which for the night was a duck pasta and entree, as well as the cacio e pepe and branzino. The plates were brought out of order, with both of the duck dishes coming out together rather the two pasta dishes followed by the two mains. As a result we ended up cancelling our order for the cacio e pepe. Overall everything was fine but not spectacular. As an additional note, the tables were positioned very close together, making it difficult to move.
Outstanding! We started with Antipasti - Meatballs, Crispy Sweetbreads, Califlower and Beef Cheeks Saltimbocca. Pasta- ravioli with pear and duck and buccatini ans Almond pesto. Secondi - Duck dish with Fennel, Pork Chop Parmigiano and Branzino with Brussels Sprout. Everything was wonderful, only thing is the food could have been hotter.
We were looking for a place to go before seeing a show at the Academy of Music - this was perfect! We told the waiter we were tight on time, and they were very accommodating. Food was delicious, ambiance was nice, and service was lovely. Will be going back before our next show.
I booked this reservation to celebrate my fiancee's birthday. After being sat without menus we waited at least 5 minutes while many staff members passed by our table ignoring us-- nobody brought menus or water or even glanced our way. When the waitress finally approached our table, she did not even crack a smile and seemed very burdened to have to tell us the specials, etc. Ultimately we decided to leave before ordering anything. The beginning of our experience did not inspire confidence, and neither of us felt comfortable staying and spending money there when we felt like such an imposition. I have had multiple excellent meals at this restaurant in the past, but last night's lack of hospitality left such a bad taste in my mouth I will not be going back.
Amis was a favorite Philly restaurant a couple of years ago. The veal lasagna was terrible and the creamy polenta was the worst I've ever tasted - no flavor at all! Sadly, Sal's meatballs which were always a favorite were practically flavorless and have simply lost the amazing flavor they used to have. Our grilled bread was burned beyond enjoyment. Sadly, this restaurant is not what it used to be. I will end on a positive that my husband had the large piece of fried pork and it was fairly tasty.
Food was excellent. Very creative and expertly executed. This is not your everyday Italian. One of the best meals I have had in Philadelphia.
Service perfect. Friendly, helpful, not overdone.
Restaurant is a bit loud. A lot of hard surfaces in one big open room make for a hard-to-hear din.
Great place if you love creative food prepared by experts and served by professionals.
The service was amazing, our waiter was very attentive and all the staff was very nice. The food was on another level and truly amazed me and my girl friend. We are foodies and have been to many higher end restaurants in Philly. We will definitely go back here.
The food was excellent and the wine list happened to carry 2 wines from Tuscany that my wine making cousin works for the family that produces. Of course he was of the charts. Overall the experience was terrific and I am going to Amis again with a heavy date.
Amis has been our go to, sit at the bar, order a great drink and a few apps, restaurant since it opened. We’ve taken friends, & recommended to friends for years. We were nervous when we heard that Vetri had sold to Urban Outfitters and worried it would effect the experience. Well its been awhile now and Amis has not suffered, if anything it’s gotten better. We ALWAYS get an order of swordfish meatballs and the are consistently perfect. The fluffy light ALL homemade pastas are perfection with the rich flavorful sauces on the menu. We rarely order an entree as this is one restaurant where we save room for dessert. Mom moms rice pudding with those fabulous tart Italian cherries they also add to some cocktails, yum yum. Homemade tartuffo that is sublime, olive oil cake that transports you to Italy. Service has always been excellent, bartenders, servers, but our young man on Wednesday was especially knowledgeable and considerate of timing., even while training. We love the great rock and roll played in the background but not loud enough to be annoying. Exec Brad Spence had proven he can continue Amis on his own.
Excellent ambiance and service but I just thought the food was disappointing. The flavors were not overly impressive and the presentations were incredibly lacking. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but I expected much more out of a restaurant that boasts similarities with Vetri.
The food was delicious with clearly fresh ingredients, lots of homemade tastes as in the maccheroni and mushroom bolognese and veal lasagne. Both dishes were happily "meaty". This was preceeded by bruschetta with great crusty chewy chuncks of bread and a ricotta spread and wonderful eggplant caponata. It was also fun to fair wines by the glass for our different food orders. Service was very attentive and informative. Noise level high for conversation, but further evidence of the popularity of this restaurant, also convenient to the theaters on Ave of the Arts.
Let me start by saying we love the food, Amis hasn't lost it's originality and quality over the years. We still keep coming back, now with our kids. But, they messed up with dessert and didn't apologize or even acknowledge this. We ordered the Belgian waffle semifreddo, and after a while the couple adjacent to us ordered the same. They got theirs and we waited and waited, nobody stopped by our table to check, while their table was well served, we were ignored! After an interminable wait we finally got our dessert as if nothing had happened. Maybe our waiter was too busy elsewhere!
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