Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • 3-Bell Review
    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Top 10 Places for Pasta in the Country
    Bon Appétit
  • 50 Best Places to Eat Right Now
    Philadelphia magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef David Ansill reviews Swordfish meatballs at Amis Trattoria
$$$ | Italian
Washington Square West
1 Review
"The swordfish meatballs at Amis are the essence of the sea, providing a surprising explosion of flavor in such a small package. The moistness, the saltiness (I believe it's anchovy) and the occasional crunch of the pine nuts constantly surprise me with layers of flavor."
Chef Mitch Prensky reviews Trippa alla Romana at Amis Trattoria
$$$ | Italian
Washington Square West
1 Review
"My wife and I go to Amis for our special occasions when we aren't working. The last time we were there I had Marc Vetri's trippa alla Romana. It's tasty, stick-to-your-lips goodness from a guy who knows how to cook some entrails."
Chef Terence Feury reviews Tonnarelli “cacio e pepe” at Amis Trattoria
$$$ | Italian
Washington Square West
1 Review
"Tonnarelli tossed with lots of black pepper and Pecorino—so simple but so good. One bite takes me right back to Rome."
Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides reviews Eggplant caponata at Amis Trattoria
$$$ | Italian
Washington Square West
1 Review
"I have enjoyed many an after-hours drink and snack at Amis. I love Brad Spence's tangy eggplant caponata buschetta and a Campari, grapefruit, and basil cocktail to wash it all down."