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Amis - Philadelphia

4.6
2937 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Drew Di Tomo
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Private party facilities
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Private party contact
events@vetrifamily.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, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2937 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We've been to Amis now twice. The first time was a recommendation from a local. The first time we were here our dog was barking and we had to bolt mid-meal to get back to our hotel. The server packed us with a free dessert. The service this time was also excellent, the menu and the specials so delicious. We consider ourselves 'foodies' and Amis all around never ceases to amaze. Just an excellent local gem!

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VickyM 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Amis. Our waitress Amy made the evening even more special with her attentive service and great suggestions. My dining companions were two old high school chums and we shared the Ricotta Brushetta, Rigatoni Genovese (with delicious onions that had been caramelized for two days!), Pork Parmagnia and the bone-in sirloin. Everything was simply delicious and there was plenty left over. We found room for Mom-Mom's Rice Pudding and Tiramisu too! All in all, a fun night out, with wonderful food, service and friends!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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JoshS 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipMsQuin (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 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!

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ChazMcHugh (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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Will (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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Elhk (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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EudeneP (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipJohnnyDee (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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Agame (Philadelphia)
5.0  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

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DLPK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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vipstuart (New York Area)
5.0  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!).

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MackT (New York Area)
3.0  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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vipsupru (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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amis (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  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!

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1111 (Baltimore)
5.0  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!

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vipSLAnder (Philadelphia)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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