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Imperatore

4.6
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416 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 416 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
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNautical
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful!! Can't wait to go back

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vipredhoarse
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dover Sole was simply the best I have ever hard ! Outside tables were very pleasant.

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ReganR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Staff was very friendly. Food was very good.

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KelleyG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive staff. Outdoor dining.

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vipMygirls2017
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Given the current environment, owners and staff at Imperatore did an amazing job helping us feel safe while dining indoors. Everyone was wearing masks, menus were disposable and there were only 5 tables in the dining room with only 1 other occupied.

As always good was great!! Seemed like their original menu with specials! Diver sole was prepared in the kitchen and was only warm upon arrival at the table; my pasta dish was cooked to al dente perfection.

Thank you for a nice evening out with friends!

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vipTBone
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Friend highly recommended. Food was awesome! Servers were so nice. Have to order the Caesar salad as it is wrapped in a tasty crusty bread crown! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Decided to try Imperatore by chance. Wanted to try and see how it would be with all the restrictions. Overall very pleasant and food was delicious. Would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience. First time dining out since the start of the pandemic!

Had a nice spot outside under an overhang and distanced from the other tables. Very good food and great value. Arancini appetizer was delicious. BYOB always a plus. Would recommend and go again.

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vipLsuexplr
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setup. Perfect for all weather. Staff was very accommodating and courteous. Food was fantastic.

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vipkdlobx
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful outdoor experience even with the pandemic!

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Bernie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Really impressed and plan to go back again soon.

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viplennyr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!
The service as well
With the current virus situation, they had everything in place to keep anyone feeling as safe as possible.

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vipDebbi
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor set up was lovely. The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious. A GREAT experience!!

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Wonderful service. Can't wait to go back!

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viplennyr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The way they handled the social distancing, etc. was excellent. But the food was absolutely spectacular and we had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend

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vipCostas
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and staff on the 1st Saturday of the post-COVID-19 lock down. Food was great! Tables are set next to the parking lot but who can complain after being isolated at home for 3 months and when food and service have been great?

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great outside set up of spaced out tables and heaters to keep the diners warm. Food was excellent and our server Jennifer was friendly and attentive. It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be coming back!!

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vipDonnad
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went at 6pm had wonderful service
Loved the food and will be returning in 6 days from our first time.
Best dinner outside of Piazza Navona in Italy !!!

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AmieC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt very comfortable for our first time going out. The waitstaff were very attentive (but not annoying) and I felt everything was very clean and up to standards. My pasta was absolutely amazing! My husband got a fish special and the sauce was very good but the fish was a bit overcooked. Overall we were pleasantly surprised and will be returning!

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vipMacysMom
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were delicious.

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vipHerbertM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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DENISEG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Nice social distancing and cleanliness

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for my sister-in-law's birthday dinner. Everyone was impressed with the menu selections. The caesar salad presentation was incredible and very delicious! Every entree was presented well and tasted very good. We will definitely come back and bring our friends. Kudos to the chef! The service was wonderful and friendly.

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vipGreggt
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keeps getting better each and every time. Langastino apps are a must have. Still the most tender veal in a three state region. Dole sole didn’t have a single bone, which is very welcomed. Service has gotten much better and Dominic remembered us from previous visits. Will continue to dine here at least 1 x a month if not more. No room for dessert this time. See you soon.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great-our server was helpful and attentive. The only disappointment was that my salmon and risotto was overdone and dry. Should have sent it back but we had waited a while...next time I will send it back.

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vipNeossaurabi1209
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exquisite experiencing authentic Italian foods with very friendly service. My number one choice for business and personal meal.

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vipAYWT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will def add to our regular places to go.

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MarilynE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with Imperatore both the food and atmosphere along with the service were very good. It was way above many neighborhood restaurants.

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vipblue2
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and live entertainment was a special bonus we enjoyed listening to. Thank you for the nostalgic songs you played.

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BarbaraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come alone as a couple or bring guests regularly. It’s our favorite. The burrata and pastas are fabulous. Dessert is always perfect.

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vipoysters
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional. Servers all personable. We enjoyed Jennifer during this visit. Dover sole and halibut were delicious. It was my girlfriend’s first visit and she complimented all. We will definitely return.

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vipRichard
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was our second visit to Imperatore. Our first experience was much more positive . It’s is a nice neighborhood restaurant with good service , pleasant place to dine . What was disappointing this time around was the quality of their veal chop special- two of us ordered it but both servings were extremely fatty - I do not recommend to anyone for 44 dollars ! Pretty overpriced for what is served .
We pointed this fact to server but restaurant made no effort to address it in any shape of form - disappointing!
From my experience quality establishments are judged by how they resolve problems - Imperatore did NIOT !

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vipJRubin
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Had both specials- Burrata was mouth watering. Red snapper with lobster and crabmeat over a pasta was delicious as was a fruit tart for desert.
My waiter was very attentive and timely. Not rushed.

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vipellenV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second meal was as good as the first, both excellent. From the appetizer specials to the desserts, we were a happy group of 5 and will return.

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vipSouthernbelle
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ceaser salad had too buch dressing and the lettuce did not lok very fresh, shoever it was tasty.
The lobster and crab filled pasta was a small portion and over priced. Nothing special. I would not order this again. The orange roughy topped with crab and a sauce was declicious and a good value.
Service was good and the atmosphere was nice.

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BusyBee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Imperatore several times, twice with friends, and none of us ever had anything that wasn’t delicious, from soup to salad to appetizer, entree and dessert. The service is very attentive and knowledgeable. We especially like dining in the room with the guitarist, whose soft and mellow medleys add significantly to the relaxed experience.

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pattib
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been there several times but not for awhile. It was better than we remembered. Especially the potato soup. We will be back next month with out of town friends.

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vipMegW
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprising little gem! Beautiful setting and cozy ambience made even more special with live music. Food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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footsie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal a lot. Tasty, creative, but not over the top. We've been before, and we'll go back.

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is our three time at Imperatore which should speak for how much we enjoy this great restaurant. This time there was live music with an acoustic guitar player playing instrumental songs. Great atmosphere to a wonderful restaurant.

FAQs

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

Imperatore is rated 4.6 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.