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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.6

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4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Creative Cuisine (37)
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Good for a Date (35)
Casual (31)
Authentic (28)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Romantic (15)
Fun (14)
Cozy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great vibe with wonderful hospitality!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful experience! The food was delicious and served in great timing. The waitress came to clear our table multiple times between each meal and catered to all of my groups’ needs. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

With it being restaurant week in Philadelphia, I went with the special menu and wasn't disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Too noisy. Terrible waitress

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently excellent. Some of the best authentic rustic pastas in our City.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service super accommodating!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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---

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I shared two appetizers and two pasta courses,
and took home a generous serving of paccheri with swordfish.
Even though Amis was very crowded for New Year's Eve,
service was attentive and cheerful.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was unbelievable. Best pasta I’ve ever had.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and great service! Javas was great to us!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really good, creative food, from the salad to the entree to dessert. The service was attentive, & even the greeting from the hostesses was welcoming. While pricey, I’d definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent, server was helpful and accommodating. Only downsides were the very tight quarters and noise level. I would recommend highly to my friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Phenomenal service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious inventive pasta, nice small plates, love the Brussels sprouts and the cauliflower dishes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We felt crammed in and very rushed. The food and wine was really good, but we would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amis is our neighborhood restaurant and we are regular visitors. We love everything there!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

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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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