50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: 2013 » amis_philadelphia_best_restaurants
We’ve loved watching this restaurant establish a distinct identity on the Vetri family tree. Reflective of the big-personality commander-in-chief, chef Brad Spence, Amis is equal parts p layful and pensive. The just-open-enough kitchen and front bar add a vibrancy and casualness to the moody space, which is part of its appeal. There are meatballs made from swordfish. The hand-rolled pastas, a Vetri hallmark, are superlative. And Amis has one of the city’s best charcuterie programs, with a dreamy mortadella served in tissue-thin slices with hazelnut honey, or soft and spreadable on bruschetta.
The New Upscale: The bucatini tossed with creamy almond pesto and subtly spicy jalapeño best exemplifies the restaurant’s two sides—seriously cool.
Pro Tip: The tiramisu, which is often available even if it’s not printed on the menu, is possibly the best version of the ubiquitous dessert that you’ve ever had.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Amis, 412 South 13th Street, 215-732-2647.