Tinto

4.6
4151 reviews
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Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces.

Specialties of the House
Duck Montadito, Lamb Brochettes, Pulpo Spanish Octopus, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders.

Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email us at pa.events@garcesgroup.com
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J
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would have given Tinto more like 3.5 stars if possible. This was our first time at the restaurant and we enjoyed it. We started with ham and cheese trays, and then had a selection of tapas. Everything was good, and the duck confit toast was phenomenal. Best bite of the night for sure. The coffee and dessert were exceptional as well. Our server was good, and the hostess was very helpful.

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SP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar. Thank you for the great service, Meghan!

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NH
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Amazing food.

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D
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu has changed and offers far fewer choices than before. Still good but a bit disappointing. The octopus was very chewy. Mushrooms and duck cannelloni were quite good. Friendly and efficient service.

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TF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had since moving to Philadelphia a year ago. The duck confit crostini was incredible!

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JB
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tinto was a described: a selection of tapas. Wine selection was interesting.

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PF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the chef’s tasting menu and absolutely loved each course!

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CA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the place! Great sangria and awesome happy hour!

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd visit to this wonderful spot. If you’re in the neighborhood it’s definitely worth a visit.

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RB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best places for tapas in Philadelphia.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Food, wine and service top notch! We had a party of 12 that they had no problem accommodating. Our server, Mary Carmen, was the best! She helped us pick some wonderful wines from all around Spain (red and whites) and recommended the chef tasting for such a large party and we were so happy she did! Many of us tasted food we were not going to order and loved trying new things. Some of our unexpected favorites were the marinated fava beans, brussel sprout salad, and duck confit toasts. The serrano wrapped trout, short rib sandwich and beef tenderloin (with foie gras!) were excellent but wait--there's more! We had olives, almonds, bread, meats and cheeses, meatballs, calamari (I am sure I am forgetting something...) and were so full and happy when we left. Such a great atmosphere and service, we will definitely be back. Thank you for the wonderful evening, Mary Carmen, Tinto chefs and staff!!!

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PM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server and delicious dinner at Tinto. We were surprised to get a reservation same day but it wasn’t too crazy busy. I guess it’s summer in the city.

Only real disappointment was the cheese plate at the beginning.

Monkfish was outstanding.

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. The service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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AJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and great atmosphere. This place never disappoints!

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LJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is amazing with delicious dishes. The chef's tasting menus are a great value and a good way to sample multiple things on the menu. Recommended!

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AP
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had not done research prior to booking and had minimal expectations going in (reviews rarely tell all). I was pleasantly surprised. Nice atmosphere, good food and excellent service awaited us.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Did not do anything for birthday/proposal. Not even a special note or candle dessert.

Food was very salty

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O
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; interesting wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. A keeper!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Spanish tapas style restaraunt in Philly! Monkfish and Spanish octopus are both a must!

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exceptional as always!!!! Highly recommended!! Like the small plates concept, so you can share them with your friends. Everyone gets to enjoy a bit of everything. Service was nice, professional and knowledgeable. The ambience is nice. There are 3 main sections of dining area.

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EV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were in Philly for the weekend and were looking to do something a little out of the ordinary for us and decided to visit Tinto. We ended up getting the Pintxo tasting, figuring we could always get more food. It was more than enough for us, and we loved the delicious variety of unique food to try. Cocktails were great too! I would definitely recommend checking it out.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent and attentive. We drank phenomenal wines that catered to our preferences and the tasting menu.

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AB
Philadelphia
146 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love Tinto, but my husband is not impressed. He thinks that the food is too small and too pricey. I think it's a matter of what you order. He loved his Tuna brochettes but was underwhelmed with his meatballs. I loved everything - lamb brochettes, deviled crab, and the octopus. The portion of octopus was huge and could have served as an entree. It would be perfect for two/three to share as an appetizer.
I will be back (with the hubbie) and would not hesitate to recommend highly.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Eaten here a few times, loved it each time. Food is amazing, same for the wine list and drinks. Great service every time. Only slight hangup on our most recent visit was the noise level downstairs. There's a bussing station out in the open so it got very loud when they were clearing tables and, mixed with hardwood walls, the noise kind of bounced around. Otherwise loved it.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Fantastic and timely service. Would recommend

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N
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to Tinto on a Mid-week overnight getaway , very quiet which was a pleasant surprise ( Friday - Saturday is usually packed ). We started at happy hour in the bar , and the vibe was so mellow that we just had our entire meal there . Bartender was a sweetheart, great service , great wine , great tapas . The duck cannelloni .... wow ! Thanks far another wonderful meal !

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful culinary experience and it was driven nicely by the exceptional service. Will definitely recommend to any friends coming to Philly in the future. Bravo!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had octopus and trout and they were amazing!!!!!!!!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Ambiance, portion size, taste, authenticity, and range of options. Far exceeded my expectations.

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RL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Arugula salad was salty and lamb fatty. Octopus and Scallops good, but not hot.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu. The kitchen easily accommodated dietary restriction and service was great!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife’s birthday and had a great experience. Service was top notch (our server Anthony was great) and food exceeded expectations. Would definitely go again.

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R
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Tinto since the implementation of their new menu. We had a delicious dinner to end a phenomenal day at Center City Jazz Fest! All of the food was incredibly delicious from the tapas to the entrees but the duck cannelloni (fatty, sweet, savory) from the new menu was especially mouthwatering! Rounded off by a great glass of Spanish wine and stellar service we were all incredibly satisfied and satiated! #droolworthy #gaygourmands

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JR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing but we ordered too much - 3 per person is plenty....but the variety was great. The place is loud - there is no doubt about it. Service was good. Good mixed drinks

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef's tasting is consistently one of the best culinary experiences in the city

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been traveling from NJ to Philly to this restaurant specifically for seven plus years without a bad bite no less a bad meal/experience.

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H
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food experience; each plate was distinct, wonderful and often surprising. Expensive, but memorable.

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B
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinto is one of my most favorite places in the city. My favorite menu items include the white sangria, the albondigas with the perfectly poached egg and the shrimp appetizer. There is really only one word needed to describe Tinto - awesome.

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TW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is much more sophisticated than traditional tapas. Many of the dishes have rich sauces, and the sandwiches are far from your ordinary assembly of meat and bread. Wine list has diverse choices of good Spanish wines and service is excellent

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