Imperatore

4.5
571 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 571 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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joanne
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and service was terrific! It was a great restaurant find for us!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good was very good snd the staff so very nice!

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vipMuffin
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious BYOB Italian and caring Hostess. Set in a strip mall in Blue Bell..
Worth a visit!!

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GeraldL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Special Barramundi (Australian sea bass) dish ($34) tasted of nothing but charcoal. Very slow service.

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make reservation at desired time, food was excellent with many appealing choices & specials (but not too many), & very friendly, efficient service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our 2nd visit and we’re already planning our next one.
Nice menu and always a ton of additional specials.
The food is very tasty, large portions and never disappoint.
I’m obsessed with the Insalata Di Casa- so delish!
The service is wonderful- family feel, the servers never rushed or pushy, always so sweet and polite.
BYO, so don’t forget your wine or mixed cocktails- they have all the glassware you need.
Looking forward to our next visit!

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AndreaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic service.
Cannot say enough good things about this lovely restaurant.

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Marvi
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Imperatore. The atmosphere was just right - tables set far enough part to have some privacy, moderate noise levels that made it easy for our table of four to converse. Service was fine - and especially appreciated now, knowing how hard restaurants are struggling with staffing this year.

Our appetizers - fried calamari with 2 dipping sauces, and corn-crab chowder, were very good and generously sized for sharing. My husband and I both had scallop entrees, and both of us thought the grilled scallops were too salty. Our dining partners enjoyed their pasta dishes.

Imperatore is BYOB. Dress was business casual on a Saturday night.

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
269 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. I look forward to my next visit. Great restaurant, for sure!

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MarkM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite! And the staff could not be any more friendly and professional.

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CarolG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Jennifer was awesome made excellent recommendations all superb She was crazy busy but very welcoming to everyone Definitely will go back

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EatOutOften
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Consistently good food at Imperatore.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Jennifer was amazing

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LynnL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible. Our feeling with the service, was that the bread/ water folks were inexperienced. Main waitress was great, but she seemed to be overseeing everyone else. ( chalking that up to lots of places just getting back up to speed after lockdowns.) we would definitely go back.

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JeffB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this reasonably priced BYOB restaurant that I’ve driven by for years. The special mushroom soup with truffle oil was outstanding, as was the blackened grouper. The skewer-grilled scallops and shrimp were a bit salty and overcooked, but still very good. Although the restaurant was full, we had no difficulty conversing in the the tastefully decorated dining room. The server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
269 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but not our last. It was excellent. Looking forward to our next wonderful dining experience.

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GaryT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have been to Imperatore in the last month. Both visits were excellent! The food is delicious and the service team is warm, attentive and knowledgeable. We have 2 members of our family who must eat gluten free, and Imperatore has multiple options for them including gluten free pasta. We look forward to returning to this restaurant again and again!

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vipMPP58
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

had become one of my favorite local restaurants. always great service. table was awkward in center of restaurant near the door. food is usually too notch, but the branzino yesterday missed the mark. flavor and texture were not great and I could not finish due to too many fish bones. i order branzino often and have never had this problem before. i brought the issue up with the staff but nothing was suggested. the potatoes were superb and the vegetables very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (Jennifer is AMAZING)are always above and beyond. One of our favorite restaurants to go to!

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KLluvBYO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Old Friends Get Together
A great restaurant to spend some post pandemic time with good friends.
Not only is the food delicious, but we find it quiet enough to hold a conversation without shouting.
Also, very important, Imperatore is BYOB.
One of our favorites!

JG
JamesG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, make you feel very welcome! Food was very good and atmosphere very soothing.Will be a regular.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Fish was small portion. Waiter told us specials and then proceeded to tell us he only had a few of the specials left and we were the first and only people in the restaurant? Thought that was odd.

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JoanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and Jennifer provided outstanding service!

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kg12
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal! The Bronzino special was delicious; hubby had the 14-16 ou veal chop that was fabulous as well! Always a good meal at Imperatore!

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NancyP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service & delicious food. All within a nice interior - highly recomend!

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LBDAS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The manager was lovely and so attentive. Our food was delicious

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VinceT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, it is always our first choice for a night out for a awesome meal at a fair price.

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TomB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The choices numerous. The service is friendly and efficient.
A wonderful place to spend an evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Itakia

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The overall service was erratic and sporadic.
Requested bread and extra ice never came.
Took entirely too long to take our order and even longer receiving it.
When the entrees arrived, one was not correct.
The offer to correct the problem came after everyone nearly finished.

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vipDiningPro
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites for years. We couldn’t wait to come back after Covid. Excellent food and service.

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vip247foodie
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Imperatore, after not eating in a restaurant for the last 16 months. Everything was delicious, the service was great, and we were told that all staff was vaccinated which was even better! We look forward to coming back again soon, which were doing with another group of friends in July!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fresh and delicious

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JimD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, Jennifer was awesome~!

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vipDebbi
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good was delicious!!! People
Could not have been nicer. Had a great night.

MJ
vipMauraJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for our family. Menu pleased everyone most importantly mom who loves fish. Nice ambiance. Food served quickly and hot.

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DulieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imperatore has always been one of my favorite restaurants and yesterday was just as delicious as other times. Sadly, they were very short handed with a wait staff, but those who were there did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed.

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NinaI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, have been here 4 times, just as a couple. We brought friends last night and they do enjoyed. I am sure they will bring more friends

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vipNishi
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went to this restaurant often, pre COVID and enjoyed everything. I would highly recommend this and will definitely go back now that we can , however, I was very disappointed in my entrée served very cold; not even lukewarm. They did take care of it, but its no fun when the dinner is not enjoyed together and I had to eat by myself as my husband was almost thru his dinner.

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KarynS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating birthdays it was the perfect place to do so. The service was wonderful the food was amazing

FAQs

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

Imperatore is rated 4.5 stars by 571 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.