Imperatore

4.6
601 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 601 people are saying
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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
273 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was stellar with outstanding service, comfortable seating, beautiful ambiance, and the food was fantastic. Very enjoyable!

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vipcherylb
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I think that Imperatore was understaffed when we were there. We are repeat customers. We did not recognize any of the waitstaff we are used to seeing. Everything took too long and the soup arrived cold. It came back lukewarm and after everyone was eating their main course. The waiter was unconcerned when we mentioned it. Generally, the food was good. Service needs addressing.

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SteveL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious and fresh. Servers were very pleasant and professional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, professional and courteous service. Did not feel rushed

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vipjaninec
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing will def be back!!!

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SherryM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The gnocchi is amazing as well as the bone in veal chop. We've loved everything on the menu.

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vipRibcram
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! An unexpected gem right in the neighborhood

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vipTheresaHK
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW! Our server, Patrick, was attentive and friendly. Everything I ate was tasty and special. I ordered the orange roughy entree and it was a little bit of heaven on a plate. This was my first time there, and I'm already planning my return. Exceptionally good food!

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JoanD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious. The only restaurant I have frequested since the pandemic began.

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SusanL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The reviews we read before going were better than our food experience. Ok not great. Service excellent!!

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harryo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a table for six and everyone had a good dining experience.

Service was very good, our meal came quickly and were very tasty.

We also liked that this location was a B.Y.O.B. The other Imperatore is not.

Would recommend Imperatore to any of our friends.

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MichelleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute delight, from beginning to end. The Server was amazing and attentive and the food was delicious! Will definitely be coming back!

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
274 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best around! Outstanding service, ambiance, and quality food. Great place to dine...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Our favorite dinner date. Live the food and staff and ambience.

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Jason
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party on 8 and had a wonderful time. The apps and entrees were wonderful. The waitstaff was phonomenal and pleasant to talk to. It was the first time visiting this location but we'll definitely be back.

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geraldc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality dining, a hidden gem in a strip shopping center We were able to have a conversation without shouting.

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the nice dinner! Excellent food, excelelent dish presentation good service! I hope you will be able to fix you espresso machine soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night awesome from start to finish

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vipLynnH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal friendly yet a little low service.. will still definitely go back!

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lcnn
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...a wonderful meal with great atmosphere.

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vipBrie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding entree—blackened grouper over mushroom truffle risotto with grand marnier. Heavenly!!!

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LDenisr
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around exceptional!

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vipLisaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was plentiful but not executed well or plated well. It was our wedding anniversary and the best part about the meal was the wine we brought

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
274 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect. Environment, food, & service were wonderful.

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patricel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled artichoke appetizer was perfect. We loved the variety of fish specials and we enjoyed both of those we chose; Dover sole and Baramundi.

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vipvlee
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the artichoke appetizer to the pasta to the veal dishes and seafood specials, each part of every dish is intentional and deliciously prepared. The atmosphere is lovely and staff feel like family. Cannot wait to visit again and will recommend this gem to everyone!

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vipKimbo
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Imperatore! The food is great!

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vipFrankC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every one of the four people at our table totally enjoyed their meal. Veal chop. Gnocchi. Oxtail. Dover Sole. All excellent.

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joanne
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good was very good snd the staff so very nice!

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vipMuffin
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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

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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
274 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
3 reviews
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
17 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

FAQs

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

Imperatore is rated 4.6 stars by 601 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.