Tinto

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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful. Had the red sangria and it was the perfect blend of sweet/not too sweet/strong. Had the almonds/olives to start- great olives and great little snack. They brought out little cheese breads with red wine butter that kept you wanting more. First was the bluefin tuna toast (best thing of the night), lamb brochettes, duck confit toast, fried calamari sandwich, octopus and monkfish. Everything had so much flavor, cooked so well. Felt a tad rushed, but it was a Saturday night. 3rd time here, was my favorite out of the 3.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day...good food, but total rip off, price-wise. I paid less at Four Seasons than here. Save your $$. Dont go on a set menu day. All these places wanna rob you and cheat you

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Tinto is a great date spot - food was pretty good and service was awesome. Definitely worth checking out at least once!

d
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner thanks to an excellent wait staff. The recommendations for dinner and dessert were exactly what we needed.

T
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Who likes those 2 tops crammed together? The ambience is great at Tinto but it would be much better with some space. Food was fantastic and I don’t mind the “tapas” approach requiring you order 5-6 dishes for 2 people but I feel the price should reflect that. Very nice place though, great food and relaxing atmosphere but I wont be back until I have a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner - a little loud but food was very good

VC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine pairing only consisted of 3 glasses, was expecting 4. Please clarify this serving before customer orders.

b
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous cuisine, gracious manager, pleasant server with great recommendations; teriffic experience.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous. Every time we were finished with a plate a server or food runner cleared our plates immediately. Staff was very kind and friendly. The Spanish octopus and bluefin tune toast was to die for. Great environment and experience!

S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was surprisingly good. I have not been there in years. My mistake as I had a great experience.

PF
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived at 6:30... a little early evidently, as there was only one other occupied table. We ordered three starters, and cocktails, hoping to relax and pace the evening. The food arrived instantly... we could have been done and left in ten minutes. I assume when it’s crowded, as it became by 7:30 pm, they slow down and don’t push the food out so quickly. The food was very tasty, particularly the crab cocktail. I thought the paella was too bland... although it had large flavorful shrimp.

CR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Went on my birthday and had the MOST fabulous dinner. Sublime combinations - really delicious and so unusual. My friend and I kept moaning it as so good. Bravo.

KB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire group loved our experience at Tinto. I look forward to going back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect portions. Server was excellent!

NC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Den was a great server, he helped with recommendations and knew the menu very well. Food was very flavorful and literally amazing. If you have time check it out!

DR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with Australian friends and the attentive service, great food in every dish coupled with the price for restaurant week was a winning evening!

ER
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tinto was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu (including gluten free options) and he was very friendly. I went with a friend for restaurant week and there was an option to add a wine pairing for $15, which we did. The wine pairing including 2 glasses of either house red or house white. $15 for two glasses of wine at a restaurant like this is a great deal, however, the name "pairing" made it seem more like a pairing of wine to the food, which it was not. The food had great flavor, however, some dishes did not come out hot. Otherwise, I would definitely come back. Tasty food, adorable atmosphere, and everyone who worked their was friendly as could be!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really good Spanish food with a great atmosphere

TL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was fantastic! The chestnut soup and pulpo were our favorites!

BK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and inventive food, great service. Went for restaurant week, and the value was very good. Would highly recommend, it was exceptional.

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for a dinner of tapas & afterwards a flamenco show.
Really enjoyed the food & the experience.

CN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner during restaurant week - it was a nice cozy atmosphere and service was good. We were not a fan of the soup (too creamy and heavy) but otherwise it was a delicious and we enjoyed trying small portions of different dishes.

EJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We came to Tinto for restaurant week. Our first time and our friends 4th time. Server was very nice and explained the menu very well. We were downstairs by the steps. Some people climbed the steps with lead feet...very loud! The “buckets” to place the dirty dishes were behind us. The sound of the dirty dishes being placed in the barrels resonated at times. To end positively...the food was good! We all enjoyed our meals!

L
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Went for restaurant week. 5:00 res and they put us in the basement with a heavy smell of toilet. I’m sure it was largely due to having two children with us. Service was fine but waitress obviously not very friendly. Unimpressive wine pairing. Food was delicious.

SG
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the service was outstanding!

AM
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mike our server was knowledgeable, attentive and kind. Can’t ask for anything more. Busy night but still felt like we were the only ones in the place! Garces never disappoints!

Thank you!

NF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service.

J
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience with good friends during restaurant week. The food and service were amazing. I also appreciated their mindfulness of my food allergies.

BK
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week and liked almost everything we ordered. We were pleased with everything except the basil ice cream- not a fan. The menu is usually heavy on sausage items, but this one had more variety. We were very satisfied and full from the tasting menu choices during the restaurant week promotion. We love the food at Amada more, but Tinto was very good.

CT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I would say this is a date night spot, or a great place for a special occasion, or if you and your friends want to order different dishes and share. I loved the food, would come here again when I'm in Philly.

S
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Chef Tasting Menu along with the wine pairing. The food and the wine were all outstanding, and the service was terrific. Highly recommended.

PR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty. Service was friendly. A few dishes were unexpected combinations but delicious. Overall a great experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a low key birthday dinner on a rainy Friday evening

K
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tinto is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia and we have been many times! This past time may have been the best experience yet! We were there to celebrate NYE and did the full tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was spectacular. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve with friends. Incredible menu and very accommodating of dietary constraints.

LB
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve tapas , vegetarian was available also. Many plates were brought out, steady stream. Very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was perfection. From the potatoes to the spinach to the chorizo beef burgers. Excellent wine choices.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Around $50/person for dinner. Drinks are expensive, usually over $15 per glass. Food is a bit expensive for the portion, but very tasty.