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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for a Date (39)
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Fit for Foodies (39)
Casual (35)
Special Occasion (27)
Authentic (26)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (9)
Seasonal (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing! We sat at Chefs table and had an incredible experience. The service was spectacular and the food was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were both great. Unfortunately, it’s very loud which took away from the dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance and the staff were pleasant, helpful and attentive. Great options and plenty to try. Solid options for wine as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The veal chop and bucatini were outstanding. Service very attentive. Looking forward to going back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved Nate!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food looks good on the menu but not when you eat it. The wild boar was overcooked and dry. The charred octopus was under and over cooked overall. The potatoes for the branzino were cooked and mushy. The red wine selection was good.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The whole vibe of the restaurant was great. Loved the decor and lighting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

great food! changing menu, knowledgeable attentive wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was delicious. We shared our antipasti and main courses. Fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amis is usually a good experience. This time there were a lot of loud drunk groups of older couples and their noise level definitely had a negative effect on our experience. The food was good - a bit salty though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Reservations for 6:00 on a Saturday night and we were seated immediately..Wait staff was prompt, knowledgeable and attentive with out being overbearing. Classic Manhattan was excellent. Even had my favorite rye. Dinner was served exactly as advertised. If you can't get a reservation for Vetri, this is a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good creative menu and excellent attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amis is one of my very favorite restaurants. It’s been my birthday pick twice! Every time I️ go, it’s even better than I️ remembered. The jalapeño pesto is my favorite dish; it’s so original.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our second visit after a friend recommended Amis a couple of months ago, and it was a great recommendation! Very nice and laid back atmosphere. The variety of food is great with seasonal local selections. Parking was fairly easy, just remember to bring some quarters to feed the meter (the bar can also help out if you need quarters). We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amis, always good. Very quiet on a Monday night, but the food as always was excellent. Only negative is music a little loud for conversation. All in all a great spot

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food, drinks, and service were excellent as always!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, service, ambiance, but too noisy on a Saturday night. Background music didn’t add much. Needs some quiet control-All hard surfaces- so difficult to talk. Were their for 21/2 hours.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Guil was a fine server, first to last. Never seen him before in YEARS of going to Landmarc, but hope we get him again next time. The new Italian sausage pizza and Harvest Salad were welcome innovations. I still don't forgive Chef Murphy for dumbing down the menu last year - gone the daily changing pasta specials, gone the scallops, gone the boudins blanc et noir. But this change is at least in the right direction, and both were delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Service at Amis is amazing. We visited for our anniversary. The first course including the beef cheeks was amazing. Unfortunately, the jalapeno buccatini wasn't as spicing and savory as usual and the pork special was flavorless and extremely fatty. We mentioned this to our hostess and she remedied the issue immediately = amazing service. We love Amis and will continue to visit for special occasions and more.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent pasta dishes. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was delicious and service very good. But it was so loud that I couldn't even hear the wait staff let alone talk to my partner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great pasta dishes, carefully prepared, awesome drink menu. Highly recommended if looking for traditional Italian in Philadelphia. Recommended: Baked Pecorino, Almond Pesto Bucatini, Oxtail Ragu Gargenelli. Pass on: Strip Steak

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It is very good food but too noisy,. Also I cracked a tooth on the chicken and needed a root canal. When I told the waiter he did not even get the manager to come over despite telling me that was the second time a customer had told him this. Wow!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love the ambience at Amis! The food is great and the servers are knowledgeable about the menu. We love coming here!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Marc Vetri created a winner. When all of his restaurants other that "Vetri" went "Corporate", frankly, I was worried. Amis was fresh and friendly; chic and unique. We can't deny that.
Well, these people have done it! Never missed a beat. Dinner this week was just as inspired, the kitchen just as aglow with people who love what they're doing, the service even more fun to share our experience with. Same superb wines. By-the-glass pours brilliant! And the available bottles are truly inspired and well worth the prices!
Easy to walk out into the evening with satisfied smiles. That's a great restaurant. Always was - and will be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was good for the most part. Swordfish was over-cooked and the polenta severely lacked salt, but overall we had a good meal. We were seated 20 minutes beyond our reservation time - seemingly they don’t have the best grip on reservations and table moving. They brought us a free appetizer to apologize, which was nice. A 4/5 experience; I wasn’t overly impressed by anything. I’d been here years prior and it was much better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was great and the food was delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A very creative menu that is well executed in the kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I asked for an extra buffalo ricotta to go and was assured it will be in my two to go bags (we ordered a lot and took left overs), my friend drove an hour to have dinner and wanted an extra one to go from a previous experience only to realize it wasn't included with our to go box after she arrived home, so disappointing

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have eaten veal chops at many restaurants and i ordered one at Amis. The waiter never asked me how i would like it cooked which struck me as odd. I guess it is their policy to cook this dish to one temperature. Anyway, it came out medium well done - just the way i don't like it. i was with some clients so i did not want to make a fuss and send it back but i should have. Not only was the meat overcooked but it was tough.
Also, i wanted to order a bottle of wine. The waiter was kind enough to offer to let me sample the wine he recommended but it took 10 minutes for him to arrive back at our table with the sample. I think the sample wine must have been open for quite a while because it was very tart.
He offered to get another sample but it took another 10 minutes for that to arrive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time for brunch, and I'll be back for sure! Polenta and grilled shrimp was terrific. I wouldn't pass on the bread basket, it was very good.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have always loved Amis. The noise level Saturday night was unbearable. The pork chop was burned on the edges and therefore tough. And the baked pecorino appetizer was a very small amount in the ramekin. The waitress was working very hard but the service was not as good as usual. Maybe just an off night. Also, it would be a good idea if they could offer valet parking again.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Yet another great meal at this wonderful restaurant. The staff is always amazing and attentive. The food is ... well, superb. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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