Imperatore

4.6
545 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 545 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VinceT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Itakia

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
102 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
163 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
3 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
85 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

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vipLewB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dinner...from the artichoke apps and burrata with roasted peppers to the veal chop, & fish special it was all delicious, as usual! Been here four or five times and the food & service has never disappointed! I highly recommend a visit to Imperatore!!

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grom1711
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tried a different entree everytime I come here. Have not been disappointed.

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vipVincentC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Imperatore is always exceptionally good. Good selection, very good Italian food. The burrata is the best in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been trying to get here for quite some time and finally made it. It’s one if the cutest place we’ve been to and the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend this place and will definitely return.

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Kimm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selections and meals were amazing! The service was exceptional. It was a memorable evening!

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vipHarriet
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good, but not great food. Service was attentive and gracious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We were extremely disappointed with our entire experience. We booked on OpenTabke & requested indoor seating. Couldn’t eat inside because no tables were available. We were seated outside in basically a strip mall parking lot, plus it was a hot evening. Our food was not good. I ordered linguine with clams. It tasted good but 7 clams were unopened which meant I couldn’t eat them. My husband’s meal was the worst. He ordered grouper. It looked like a frozen piece of fish. It was mushy swimming in a thick sauce & was very salty. The grilled vegetables were thrown on the plate & were tasteless. He could barely eat it. The bill was very expensive. We will not be returning which is a shame since it is so close to our house.One positive thing was our waiter. Very friendly & accommodating. We have dined here before & have been satisfied. Maybe it was an off night?!?! but that shouldn’t be in the restaurant business.

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vipDianeZ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place!!! Great food, friendly staff!

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vipBeauBeau
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were great but the food was disappointing.

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chuck
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Excellent food. Been there many times. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and very good food.

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lcnn
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, lovely service.

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Iris
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great people. Great ambiance.

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vipBecca
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imperatore has always been a favorite restaurant of ours, but due to the pandemic, we hadn't eaten out at a restaurant for well over a year. We chose Imperatore because we were able to eat outdoors (which was great for our comfort level and a truly delightful experience), and we knew we wanted an outstanding meal to kick-off our return to some sense of normalcy. From the Di Casa Burrata Cheese salads to the homemade pasta, delicious fish and veal dishes, we walked away incredibly happy and satisfied.

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SGray
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I really enjoyed myself. The service is amazing and the food is even better

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vipkarenp
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our go to place. Always good a great place to enjoy a yummy meal and wonderful team.

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vipSansgluten2
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be prepared for full dining rooms inside, no social distance.

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TonySherry
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

JC
vipJCKP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you for changing our table from the middle of the room. Lovely staff.

JA
vipJAHK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!

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fussyeater
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant outdoor dining setup. Ambitious and somewhat creative menu. Execution was ordinary. Veal with rosemary cream sauce was interesting, although veal itself was overcooked. Bronzino special was just ok. Prices seemed to be a bit high. Artichoke appetizer was tasty enough, although looked like it had been sitting around for a while. Service was good, server pleasant.

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vipRobertA
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. Lights from cars came and went but food and service excellent.

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TomC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. We were seated outside, it wasn’t ideal, but given the circumstances, we understand. Food was good, not great as the surf and turf special had very little, if any, crab meat.
Other than that, I would recommend and return.

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PeteM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the service was great. Definitely a favorite spot of ours!

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vipkarenp
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistently good. Always great service. Great to be able to bring your wine and sit outside.

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vipSusanF
Philadelphia
29 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.

FAQs

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

Imperatore is rated 4.6 stars by 545 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.