From The Boot - Ambler

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358 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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From The Boot has been serving good Italian food since 1999. Over the years, one ideal has remained constant: Serving good food with professional service in a comfortable environment all at a reasonable price.

We are open for limited outdoor seating, please call the restaurant directly to reserve a table. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Zestypanda
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely sensational last night and got our food out so quickly as we had tickets to a show! Absolutely delicious! Mushrooms OMG YUMM

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vipAbbyS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual at From the Boot. The food, the service, the atmosphere- it is a consistently great spot for a wonderful meal!

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markm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, great service and the food is always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit. I had the fantastic special of grilled scallops over penne pasta with crab meat, roasted tomatoes and spinach. They substituted gluten free pasta for me no problem! What a treat at an Italian restaurant. Thank you!

Lovely environment. Excellent service. Love The Boot!

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vipSouthernbelle
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone loved their food including the delicious bread. The server was pleaseant and the service was efficient. We will reeturn and recommend to others.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual food is always delicious! Service was very good ! Great place for family gatherings or date night !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bangin delicious food

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WendyD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and other staff were excellent we thoroughly enjoyed our Valentine,s Day 2020

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vipSouthernbelle
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good value and friendly efficient service.

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JeanneL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and generous portions. Would like more seafood options.

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AmyB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at From the Boot. It was delicious. I ordered the Caprese and the Scallops with spinach and pasta. The Caprese was the best I've ever had, as I order it often when I go out to eat. The Scallops dish was great and had a nice sherry cream sauce, but you only got 3 scallops in the whole dish. I would hope that 5 would be a better value for the price, especially for the amount of pasta you are given. The restaurant was well lit and had great privacy between each table. The noise level was low, and allowed us to talk without issues. The service was attentive but not overly bothersome. I highly recommend this place.

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vipROBERTV
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Reservation for Sunday at 530. Tried to put our party of 4 by bathroom. Requested other table, after discussion, were given a nicer location. Garlic rolls were tasty. Food was excellent. Chicken Parmesan, and chicken francese were both done perfectly. Eggplant parm was good too. The stuffed flounder seemed small, but was tasty. Offered coffee which we excepted, but never offered dessert. The place is beautiful, and we did enjoy our meal, but the service was only mediocre.

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vipLHDiner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Salads were fresh and tasty. Eggplant and chicken parm were delicious. I would definitely recommend.

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ClaudiaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is as good as I remember from a couple of years ag.

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Bestmom
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great staff and a fun night out.

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JillK
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing as always - gnocchi vodka was like fluffy pillows!

The only thing was after the meal - it was 8:30pm - no coffee refills were offered - the staff was ready to go and we felt that.

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markm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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JimH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The services was great and the food is always perfect. and those rolls........

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and meal were excellent. The hostess was very accommodating. We had never been before and didn’t realize that if we wanted a booth (more intimate) we should request that in the reservation. She found an open booth for us after we were seated and kindly asked if we wanted to move. Our server was also great. The food was delicious. Everyone in our party left happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place to have dinner with friends and couples. Great food selections and wine selections! Highly recommend 😁

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CarolynW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were stock in a corner booth.
Service was poor.
Small overpriced portions.
Overpriced drinks.
Our server came over once to check on us.
Waited forever for our food and then were rushed before ordering dessert. Were told we needed to order quickly 2 minutes after receiving the dessert menu because they needed the table. I won't be going back

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SusanN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good Italian food. Had pizza, salad, and meatballs which were very tasty. Garlic bread is the best. Busy place but clears out around 8 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Typically amazing meals but they were really off on Thursday night after NYE. Had to send back two meals, one wasn’t correct and the other tasted sour. It was handled well and we will return in the hopes this was just an off night.

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PhillG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a great place for some good Italian cooking. We love it.

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Banany
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Somewhat disappointing because I’m used to excellent food here. My bucatini carbonara with pancetta had literally no sauce. My daughter’s gnocchi with vodka sauce but there was twice as much sauce and half as much gnocchi as there should have been. Everything else was good.

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KimB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was served bad mussels which I returned. I ordered an appetizer instead which arrived after the rest of my party had finished their meals - and was not compensated for the entire mess.

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maureend
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, from the hostess to server. We were even greeted by the manager and were treated with an appetizer ‘on the house’! We had a great time, and delicious food.

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 93 year old mother for lunch at the Boot and then a show at Act II Playhouse. We had a fabulous day. She loved the Pasta Fagioli. It was served nice and hot the way she likes it. The eggplant parm sandwich was soooo goood. Half size was more than enough for her. Everything was delicious and the show was fun too!

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vipLoveToEat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It would be desirable if the web page had a way we could contact management to let them know they might have someone skimming credit card numbers. We had multiple small charges (<$3) to a food service company for 2 days after using the card at the restaurant. This is the first time in 50 years I have been hacked; what a pain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really disappointed that the food was just average at best. Four of us went for dinner and we all felt the same. After dessert we wanted another drink but had trouble finding our waitress.

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vipPaulineC
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had 7:00 movie tickets and told our server. She made sure that we were able to make our time without making us feel rushed. Good food; good wine; good service. After the movie we went back for delicious rice pudding. Good evening.

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vipmaralynh
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service.

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ScottH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was once again on target, perfectly prepared and delicious as usual. The service was spot on, she was very attentive to our needs and checked back regularly so we never waited long for anything.

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vipKatB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, nothing to write home about. Service was also good, checked in frequently and knowledgeable about the menu.

That being said, called ahead about having cake and a candle at the end of the meal for a birthday. She assured me she would let our server know. Desert came and went and we only got the check, no birthday desert as planned and promised. That’s a pretty big slip up if you ask me.

I would recommend this restaurant if you want consistently good Italian food in a convenient location, but I would suggest celebrating special occasions somewhere they won’t be overlooked!

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vip2FoodFans
Philadelphia
168 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Provolone Bacon Burger with fries!! Caesar Salad is perfectly dressed!! Like the atmosphere and staff is very pleasant and friendly!!

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Delish
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Drinks and the appetizer eggplant rollatini was great. Chicken Siciliano had no taste at all and the rolls that came with the dinner were hard. The others in our party were not impressed with their dinner either.

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Heidiho
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was inviting and food and service were great. Only compliant is that it is very noisy.

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vipRandiR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very good however the service was really slow

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vipSusanB
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent! A great find. Service was okay, a bit non-attentive after we first ordered but still okay. I would highly recommend.

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