Tinto

4.5
4186 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipcaribguy76
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting Philly regularly and checked out Tinto for dinner this time around. The tapas and paella were OUTSTANDING!

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SarahD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails. A lovely spot to have date night or celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were in the mood for some Spanish food and came across Tinto. We ordered several tapas and the seafood paella and it was all incredible. We even ended up ordering the octopus tapa again! The beer, cocktails, and sangria perfectly complimented the food and we ended the night with ganache filled donuts in a blood orange sauce. Definitely recommend this place for a date night! And it’s in a great location we were able to hop around at a few different bars afterwards too.

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eater7
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our server was a bit dismissive because we didn’t know about their ordering style and then let us know that our table was reserved for another seating so we should order soon. The food was good, not great. Limited bar options. Great wine selection. There MANY other places I would recommend in Phila.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food is still amazing, but I’m disappointed to see what I thought was a beautiful, romantic setting for a meal has turned quite sloppy. The space felt uncared for and cold and by no means what I remembered to be a really special dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Tinto had been one of our favorite restaurants in the city and we had been there many times before the pandemic. Unfortunately, the restaurant has a new concept that concentrates on it’s bar and little thought as to it’s menu. There was only a few of the old dishes that were poorly prepared. I would not go back to this restaurant. I was there on a Saturday night and it was almost empty. I doubt it will last too much longer. I did go to one of Graces’ other places last night, Amanda, and if you want to see the chef at his best, then this is the place. The food and service was great as I remembered it.

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vipGooseCowboy
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipScottH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cheese plate was great but tuna and salmon toast were disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a cute, quiet and cozy spot for a date! However, I was not very impressed with the food. Some things where very good and some things were just ok. Nothing was cooked unevenly or anything but the flavor could have been better. I will say that the price was super reasonable for the amount of food that you get! Also, my gin and tonic was HUGE! Normally places charge you $14 for one little glass of alcohol but you certainly got your money's worth. I think if ther improved their flavors, I would go back!

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vipRealBad
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Solid. I’ve had better tapas, but great service helped shore up the overall experience.

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HannaA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service. Really glad to be back! We'll return sooner than later!

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vipChuckD105
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Tinto. The service and ambience were perfect. The food is good and the paella is exceptional. The offerings are not particularly broad...and I understand this may be pandemic influence. Be ready for well-prepared, standard Spanish dishes. If we were not driving back to Annapolis, we definitely would have tested some of the great looking bottles of wine. That was a missed opportunity.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did the tasting menu with a wine pairing and both were fantastic! I highly recommend them.

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SebM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I was back in Spain. Well prepared tapas. I just wish I would have been offered the Degustation menu. Nice wines. Thanks.

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vipRaymondP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Garces is masterful in combining tastes, textures and presentation. Ortzi was a NY favorite. Tinto in Philly is also outstanding.

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vipSchatz64
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the pre-Covid Tinto, so don’t expect it to be the same layout. The menu is also much reduced. However, the quality of the food and service are amazing. Different experience, but will be back.

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LillyNW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not very welcoming. Offputting menu and the servers don’t make you feel comfortable.

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PatrickM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas and wines. Excellent service. Nice ambience z

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and service!

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LorettaL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is good but the options are very limited if you don't eat seafood. The wine was excellant. Overall a good value

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vipLysad
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Limited menu, lackluster compared to the pre-covid Tinto.

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NeverTravelEnough
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Small place, amazing wine list, limited menu, very loud inside, modest portion sizes, excellent food, good value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Thanks to john and all of the staff. The food and service was 👍

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vipgeoffhaim
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Great food. Do not miss the octopus or duck. Both dishes were perfect. Taste and presentation

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vipNickW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetisers and wine choices are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outdoors
Perfect w kids or with out I would have eaten indoors.

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vipipotexas
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so thrilled about having the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dinner at Tinto. From having them accommodate our reservation to a larger party, to the level of care shown through the delicious tasting of tapas and the outstanding service! If you have not tried Tinto yet, take it for a spin, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for such a lovely time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazingly good. Service was great, the staff knew the menu really well. The decoration can be better but is not bad

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vipFoodfun
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Efficient service is always appreciated, but I think it was TOO efficient here, taking away from the experience a bit. The dining model is small plates, so suggest you inform your server you’d like to take your time and eat more gradually if that’s something you’re seeking from your evening out. Otherwise, prepare to be done in 30 minutes.

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RayA
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Tinto since the pandemic. The menu has changed, it is much smaller now, but the quality is just as high. I went with a friend and we shared 5 small plates. The cheese plate was a great way to start our meal, the accompaniments were absolutely perfect. The lamb skewer in a sweet onion cream sauce was delicious, I could drink that sauce out of a cup. But the highlight of our meal was without a doubt the duck confit brochette. The Sourdough toast was perfectly seasoned and toasted and the duck melted in my mouth like butter.

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PatrickM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for tapas before a performance at the Mann Center. Excellent wine and cocktail choices and a small, wonderfully focused menu. Each small plate we ordered was better than the one that had come before.

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Frida
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Shared the seafood paella and highly recommend.

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vipMitchell
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tinto is a fabulous establishment! From the outstanding quality of the food to the exceptional service by my server, Amy, a visit to Tinto is a must!

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charlie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonably priced and food is pretty tasty, with some exceptional things (duck and octopus in the small bites), and more regular ones (ham croquettes). The sangria Blanca was not special for my taste, but the wine they chose for us to pair with the paella was good. Service is very attentive, although not always with a smile.

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vipMarcR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been a big fan for years. They have severly cut back menu and restaurant but still had a great time.

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vipWineman
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

No coffee served on weekends/sold out of all desserts/they used to give you choices on the tasting menu and now it is fixed

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CPShips
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, so the noise was that of the street. We chose the tasting menu (with wine pairings) and were quite happy with all three courses. Pre-pandemic, we used to hang out in the bar (for happy hour), so we were thrilled that the food and the service was as we remember it. The cheese and meat pairings (as an appetizer) were one of our bar menu staples. The paella was outstanding.

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Torres
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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HBandi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Tapas and a nice change from the norm. Drink were mixed well and refreshing on a hot day!

FAQs

Tinto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 665-9150.

Tinto is rated 4.5 stars by 4186 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.