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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:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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,
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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