Tale of the Tape: Amis


Marc Vetri’s third restaurant, Amís opens today at 13th and Waverly in Center City. We’ve got all the details on the Roman-style trattoria.

The Name and Concept

  • Amís – ah-MEES
  • Bergamascan dialect for “amici” (friends)
  • Inspired by a Marc Vetri trip to Rome where Vetri visited many neighborhood trattorias

The Space

  • Designed by Michael Gruber
  • 70+ seats
  • Outdoor seating to come
  • Exposed beams
  • Concrete walls
  • 14-seat Zinc bar spans 13th Street side of restaurant
  • Church-pew banquettes
  • Each table is unique, made from eleven types of wood
  • Light fixtures made from Campari bottles
  • Open kitchen
  • Unreserved seating available at kitchen bar
  • Open nightly now. Lunch starts March 1st and brunch is planned.
  • Late night in-the-biz night planned with free bites, pay as you go drinks.

The Food

  • Chef is Brad Spence
    • Comes from Vetri’s kitchen
  • Checks to average in the low $40s
    • $16-$26 for entrees
  • Menu Highlights
    • Housemade salumi ($8)
    • Fish and meat antipasti ($6-$10)
      • fritto misto with anchovies and zuchini waffle chips and lemon
      • carpaccio of beef filet with gorgonzola sauce
      • fried lambs tongue with salsa rossa
    • Housemade pastas ($14)
      • tonnarelli “cacio e pepe” with pecorino and black pepper
      • gnocchi alla romana with oxtail ragu
    • Meat ($16-$26)
      • pork and fennel pollen sausage with peperonata
      • tagliata di manzo (grilled ribeye)over arugula salad 26
    • Fish ($16-$22)
      • halibut with tomatoes, raisins and pinenuts
      • tagliata di tonno (grilled tuna steak) with celery root salad
    • Doci ($6 to $10)
      • olive oil torta with whipped cream and marmelatta
      • waffles amis: warm belgian style waffles with nutella and semifreddo

The Drink

  • Sommelier is co-owner Jeff Benjamin
  • Dozen whites
  • Dozen Reds
  • House wines will be available by glass or half-carafe
  • All wines are available by the glass
  • Bottles top out at $65
  • Local Beers on draft
    • Yards Olde Bartholomew Barleywine
    • Brooklyn Backbreaker Ale
  • 18 beers by bottle
    • Schneider Aventinus
    • Birreria Le Baladin’s Super Tripel

412 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA

More on Amis

Table Talk: Marc Vetri’s Roman-style trattoria opens tonight [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Vetri Vidi Vici [Thrillist]
A Sneak Peek at Marc Vetri’s Amis [McDuff’s Food & Wine Trail]
Menu for Amis [Meal Ticket]
A Look Inside Amis [Grub Street]
The early word on Amis [Meal Ticket]