Imperatore

4.8
502 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fine Italian restaurant and Mediterranean grill.
Presented in a warm and cosy atmosphere, it is a great stop for all occasions including the after work pint, awkward first dates and Moms 60th birthday celebration.
Impertore offers a very varied cuisine and you can enjoy fresh and homemade products such as meat, fish, legumes and our fine and delicious handmade pasta.
Our restaurant is BYOB!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 502 people are saying
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vipSusanF
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food selection. Calamari fritte was outstanding and huge portion. Chicken saltimbocca was excellent. Special and VERY expensive veal chop was NOT good and $45. Very disappointing but will return because the other food was very good and we like BYOB.

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vipFoodiechick
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience, great service and food!

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Alexis
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, as always. Imperatore is a gem.

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Rita
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday. It was our 1st time. And it won't be the last time! The food was amazing! Especially the artichoke appetizer! Yum! I had the lobster risotto with salmon. And enough to take home for another wonderful dinner. Hubby had a veal dish that he couldn't stop raving about!

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vipEmily
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously so amazing as always

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Capo
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and outstanding food. Highly recommend this establishment. Looking forward to dining here again.

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TomK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good meal. Good service a bit pricey for the specials

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant. However my dish selection was not my favorite.

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vipbrian
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my first visit during C-19 concern. They practiced protocol mindfully ... So good that they are still in place.
The food was excellent, just as it was (Many previous visits)....The veal chop with bone-in was perfect. Our server, Jennifer was "The Best".

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vipdining
Philadelphia
136 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Imperatore hoping to have a warm outdoor experience. In view of the wind it was very cold but the hospitality was very warm. Pasta was the highlight and we also enjoyed the Grilled Calamari, Lamb meatballs and Mussels. Jennifer our server was outstanding and clearly it becomes an experience and not just a meal due to the staff's dedication. They may wish to think out the outdoor experience as their heaters are not all that hot but we DEFINTELY WOULD RETURN!! Just a really nice out!

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TerryD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent very personal attentive

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MikeH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time there and it was great. Food was outstanding and service was a team approach. We will definitely return.

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The service was outstanding!

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vipmagz
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipChrisC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was extremely good. They even took us a little early!

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LoriW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Imperatore and we loved it! One of the best dining experiences we have had in quite a while. We will definitely return.

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vipkarenp
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So happy to dine in for the first time in so long. Everything was delicious as always.

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JillK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite restaurant in the area by far. We love everything about about it!

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vipDawn
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing restaurant and the food was very good!!!

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MikeR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was fresh & outstanding right down to the dessert. Service was friendly, accommodating and fast. Prices were very reasonable. We were more than happy with everything. Highly recommend.

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vipDawn
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend there for Valentine’s Day. Wait staff and environment was very professional and the food was full of flavor. I rarely spend the time to review but it truly was one of the best meals I had in a very long time.

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Alishay
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has become one of our favorite spots! The team is fantastic and the food never disappoints. We can't wait for their second restaurant to open!

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the avocado and crab appetizer. My wife had the Dover Sole and I had the veal with porta Bella mushrooms. We shared an apricot tart with vanilla gelato. The staff are wonderful especially Jen, Patrick and Sam.

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BetsyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Recommend highly!

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Mvd6
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here for dinner dinner celebrating my husband’s birthday
Food was great, service was great!

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vipSwtp
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit here, and we were very impressed and plan to come back again. The inside of the restaurant is nicely decorated and comfortable. The tables were spaced far apart due to COVID, which was not only safe but made the ambience even better. We started our meal with the Caesar salad and a mushroom crab meat soup. Both were delicious, the crouton wrap around the salad was not only unique but also delicious. I had a fish special, halibut on risotto, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. My husband had the chicken saltimbocca which he said was very good. Although the prices seemed high, you do get a lot of food, enough to take home for leftovers. Our server was incredibly friendly and attentive. Italian is my favorite type of food and I’ve eaten at nearly every Italian restaurant within 30 miles, and this is one of my favorites now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i’d ha e the lights dimmed just a tad more.
but the food and service are so wonderful
it doesn’t even matter. the best chicken park
and diver sole out there!!

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vipFoodCritic007
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had saved this restaurant to eventually try one day and last night was the night.
Every dish made me glad we finally tried it
Cream of Mushroom with crabmeat was just right on a cold night.
Oysters Rockefeller had a decidedly Italian touch and were small but tasty
There were so many fresh seafood specials to select from I could hardly make a choice I am so glad that I selected the whole Branzino. Perfectly prepared and Fileted
We will definitely return in the future and bring wine next time
I highly recommend trying this gem

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great meal and service with a smile. The tables were spaced out and we felt comfortable that extra precautions were taken in order for diners feel safe eating out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect night to celebrate my wife’s Birthday

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together of brothers and their fiancé’s. We are regulars and it was their first visit to Imperatore. The service was warm and attentive as always. The food was superb as usual. It was another fabulous dinner in our favorite restaurant.

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vipAlllaup
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always good

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect and amazing. We were celebrating a special occasion and the wait staff took care of every little detail, even putting champagne glasses out the instant they saw that we had champagne. Really remarkable service and the food was unbelievable as well! Highly recommend the gnocchi and any of the fish dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Soggy veggies and overcooked proteins on more than 1 dinner entree. Just didn’t taste good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff

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ChristianMcIlhenny
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu was there. Execution was spotty (burnt chicken parm) but dessert and the other entrees were good. Service spotty. Restaurant very cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good

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FrancisC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very expensive but worth the experience.

FAQs

Imperatore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-8500.

Imperatore is rated 4.8 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.