Imperatore

4.5
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my sons birthday. I could not have been more impressed with the waiter Pete and his support staff. What an exceptionally talented group of people.

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TC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Fairly priced.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent very friendly and attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, love how it’s byob. Highly recommend if your looking to try something out of the ordinary food chain places.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, Arancini, Buratta special and the mushroom pasta were phenomenal. Food is reasonable and good portions for price. The place was packed when we arrived and we closed them out! Our waitress, Isabella, was so personable and attentive. A true professional. Had never been before but have already recommended it! Will be back.

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ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pleasant upscale atmosphere with attentive service. But the star is the food.

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R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, nice staff, and a great local restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely outstanding! Portions were perfect. Loved the ambience.

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LB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love a great BYOB for value. Food is creative, delicious, and priced well. Nice ambiance. Always good service with attentive staff.

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BA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

2 of us ordered the red snapper. It came very dry, crispy and overcooked. i sent my back, and received one that was twice as thick (as it should have been) and cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, my dining partner had already finished most of hers before anyone had come back to check. It was interesting to compare our dishes. She was served 6 very large pieces of broccoli and my dish had 2 small flowerettes. The same happened with other vegetables on our plates. Very inconsistent servings!

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BM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience as this a neighborhood gem. The service and the food was excellent.

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G
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I don’t know how many more reviews have to be done that have the same theme, great food but less than stellar service to be submitted until this restaurant finally straightens it out. Early reservation with no one in the restaurant and was seated with a support pole next to one of the chairs right next to the wait station. Had to ask for bread at least four times until someone who was not our server brought it. The food was outstanding! Appreciate the ability to have pasta entrées Served as appetizers. I just wish they could get seasoned and officiant wait staff to match the fantastic food this restaurant serves on a consistent basis!

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l
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Delicious!

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A
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I am hoping that our recent visit where we received poor service was not indicative of how things are now. Have eaten there multiple times and had an overall great experience. This time, NOT SO. The service was was poor. People who came in after were served before us. We had to repeatedly ask for service, more bread etc. The servers kept telling us they would tell management. Nothing was offered to us to compensate for the poor service. The food, when it came out, was good but good service is what brings customers back also.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planning a return visit as the food and service were wonderful. The lobster risotto was amazing as were the grilled artichokes as an appetizer.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isabella and team made our first visit memorable. Our meals were excellent from apps to desserts. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Read so many good reviews. I expected the food to be really great, but I was disappointed. It was just okay.

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f
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attractive restaurant with great menu choices. Nice specials, professional service, live music. Enjoyable evening.

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JR
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and thank you for seating us in the back room. Much better for conversation.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My first time there and everyone loved it. Perfect blend of upscale and casual ambiance. The food here is thoughtful and well prepared. Service was friendly and professional. One of the better BYO’s in the burbs and probably the best in Bluebell. A gem to have in any neighborhood!

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i
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff is very professional. You don't see that too often anymore.
We had the Dover sole filleted tableside. It was outstanding. The portions are sized nicely.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Arrived before my other half and was seated immediately. Someone came immediately to open bottle of wine. When my other half arrived, we continued to view the menu being our first time. We actually needed a little bit more time than usual and felt slightly rushed. We had to ask for bread twice before it was served. Also had to request salt and pepper. Guitar solo was very pleasant. Food was outstanding. Would definitely return.

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i
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The bronzino was the special. Excellent as always

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CM
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imperatore was a wonderful restaurant ! We went for my daughter's birthday. She had the fettuccine with mushrooms, one of us had the Tuna special, and the other had the gnocchi. Food, service and ambiance was fantastic. We will be back and highly recommend.

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S
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think everyone in our party enjoyed their food. My chicken dish was delicious as was my husbands. We were disappointed that the server did not give us all our leftovers. My husband and I left half our meal and were looking forward to reheating it and having it the following evening.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the veal and it was hard to cut. Should cut like butter. Disappointed.

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PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there many times in the past year and I have never been disappointed . Will definitely go back.

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F
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Prices were inordinately high. Portion size, especially side dishes, relatively small...My asparagus was definitely subpar. Good service

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious! The homemade gnocchi was the best I have ever had. The service was a little confusing as there were multiple people taking care of our table. Overall, a great place for a date night.

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SR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu. Lots of choices.

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LF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great menu options. Tables need to be arranged better to allow better movement between. Some of the two person tables are placed awkwardly.

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AR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imperatore has quickly become our favorite restaurant.... the food is always fresh, service always attentive. Lovely ambiance for a small place.

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OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

have dined here several times consistently very good recomend the veal and chichen entees friendly service

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RS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service, our 2 nd visit and everything was as good as the first time. The whole bronzino is excellently filleted at tableside! Love the burrata appetizer.
Pleasantly surprised they had a musician on Sunday night.
Staff works well together and very attentive.

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b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was our fourth visit and the food has steadily gone downhill.

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o
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could eat there every night. Everything is excellent. Service, personable and professional. Food is delicious! Maria, our server, filleted my husband’s Branzino perfectly and she is delightful. Have shared our experience with many although I don’t want to share too much so that we can always get a reservation! It is the best new find in Blue Bell. BYOB is a definite plus!!

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary dinner and we both started with the shrimp bisque soup which was watery and had 3 shrimp in it, this was not shrimp bisque soup. When we got the bill we were charged $19.00 for two soups, which was pricey for watery soup. We also had the ceasar salad and Vitello Imperatore ( a veal dish) which was very good.

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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N
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and servers were sweet and attentive

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here and we will surely be back. Great ambiance, great food, and great service.

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