From The Boot - Ambler

4.6
575 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
When making your reservation, please specify your seating preference of outside or inside. Our seating is set up to respect the proper social distance for your comfort. Please call the restaurant directly for any parties larger than 6. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 575 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipPedro
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great energy.

Wait staff very motivated. Cooperate with each other flawlessly.

Peter Doris

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vipShell
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at all three From the Boots in my area and by far this one had the worst food. It was completely tasteless. They used to serve a small salad with dinner for $3.00 extra and they should bring that back as well.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were seated in the step up alcove area in the front of the restaurant. Tables were on top of one another with about 1 ft between tables. It was a little too close for comfort in my opinion. Restaurant was crowded.

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EllenV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and top notch service from all staff members! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have always had a good meal every time we eat here, the service could have been more attentive, not bad, just could have been better. Food was excellent, nice portions, and fair prices. Still one of our favorite local restaurants.

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JonW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall another great experience at From The Boot! I gave ambiance a slightly lower rating for the following reason:

Ambiance: I get it, this is a strange time of COVID and distancing, etc. But the place seemed overly sparse, lighting a bit bright, and seated up near the front windows not much different than sitting in an IHOP. Just seemed a bit "cold" vs my previous visits.

But the great food and service more than made up for this one ding on an overall great time at The Boot!

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MicheleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the Boot is always spectacular. Not a bad thing on that menu. The filet mignon is outrageously good. Service is always top-notch.

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vipvicki
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

New Years Eve dinner with friends

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vipLadydi
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal! This place never disappoints.

JR
JackR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate a great meal before a show at the Act II Playhouse. Perfect choice.

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vipCwilde
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Anna was excellent! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

…even though we had a reservation… we waited 10 minutes to get seated and it was only because I basically picked out the table and told the Hostess we were sitting down. She was flustered and couldn’t figure out where to seat us.

We placed our food order with our drink order. Drinks arrived and waited for salad. Salad Never arrived.
We had veal parmigiana, chicken piccata, vodka penne, bolgonesse penne and cheese steak.
The penna sauce was like water….. guessing they put the penne that wasn’t drained in the sauce. Was horrible.
No offer to bring dessert menu or any other beverage.
I’m done with the Ambler Boot. Only decent one is Layayette Hill.

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CBPANETTA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good, but the service was absolutely the worst we've had in a long time. The young server, Shae, clearly did not want to be at work. She never checked on us. We had to get up and flag her down THREE times to get her attention to order drinks. She never refilled our waters, and we were there almost 3 hours. Food service was also extremely slow, but the lack of service from Shae was the absolute killer of the evening. She is definitely ruining the dining experience for anyone who has the misfortune to get her as a server at From the Boot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The quality of the food has declined a bit since the last time we came, which was about 6 months ago. The chicken piccata and chicken francese used the be the best things on the menu, were not good last night.. bland and overcooked. The Sunday gravy and short rib was still delicious. The side of sausage in tomato gravy was totally different, watery and not as good as it used to be. The Tiramisu was mostly cream and barely any cake, I would not consider that a tiramisu.

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GerryG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little spot. Delicious food. Excellent service.

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vipBETHB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Liz was an amazing server. The food is always delicious

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RACHELA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The food and service were excellent at From the Boot. Our only complaint is that it is always deafening. This is my third time there and it has always been the same. We have a hard time hearing each other which takes away from experience.

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ArjunC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Way too Noisy.

Food is expensive, bland, and mush (as if prepared from frozen/“food industrial complex” ingredients).

Limited wine selection.

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DeniseA
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambulance was great, there was a live musician who was playing 70s soft rock at a very appropriate sound level. I was seated in the booth closest to him and it was the right level for dinner music. Service was excellent as well. Our food was fantastic and arrived very quickly and piping hot. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly which is very difficult to do. My only question about the whole evening was why some servers were wearing masks and others were not? I’d love to understand what the policy is at the restaurant for future reference.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great. One of our favorite Ambler restaurants.

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TomD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

As usual, a very nice dinner at From The Boot. The only negative I can comment on is the table we were seated at. We have always been seated at a rectangular or square table but this time it was a small round table. I felt like we didn’t have enough room. In the future, I will request not to be seated at a round table.

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vipfoodforthought
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second time and delicious with great service both times. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! From the Boot never disappoints.

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ArtB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, incredible wait staff, service was incredibly fast, I was totally impressed with them, will be back frequently.

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HollyS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love From the Boot. It’s a staple for date night and gatherings with friends. The food, service, and atmosphere are always great.

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healthyeater
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For was delicious and waitstaff A+

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ScottH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service never disappoints, top notch on service (thanks Gianna!) and the food quality and quantity was tremendous. Don't know why not everyone in the Ambler area is not rushing to book a table!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal. Great service.
This is becoming my favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal!

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vipPatrickM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. A bit on the louder side…

MB
MichelleB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never disappointed by our dinner there. Bob is very involved in making sure he walks around the restaurant greeting customers and helping his staff. Great food always!

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vipLadydi
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal there. Our server Lauren was just great too!

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Maude
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Stuffed mushrooms, caesar salad and shrimp scampi were delicious!!!!

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vipGuest
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Their signature garlic ! Knots came out hard n the veal parmesan was tough n thick. Just basic Italian dishes n I had raviolis that were mushy. I don't like to give not so good reviews but the needs to step it up.
You can't fix what you don't know

JT
JimT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was OK, food was OK. Pasta wasn't cooked consistently. Shrimp scampi had no garlic and tasted watered down. The bruschetta had very large chunks on tomatoes, however, had very good taste. Average at best. Sauces were nothing special.

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vipMike
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the hostess greeting us as we arrived to the waitress and serving staff delivering our food in a timely manner, everything was perfect.

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vipTheresaD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed that you had no Port and it was on the menu.
We were there a few months ago and you didn’t have any Sambucca. Italian restaurant needs after dinner drinks.
Everything else was good. Food and service were excellent!

JB
JessieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening with my friend! They happily switched out chicken for veal for and it was delicious!

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vipRandiR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday food was outstanding

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vipEasyEd
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite casual restaurants. It’s always good and our service last night was excellent. Prices are good and so is the food. We will be going back again.

FAQs

From The Boot - Ambler does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. From The Boot - Ambler also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-0123.

From The Boot - Ambler is rated 4.6 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.