Tinto

4.5
4277 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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RayA
Philadelphia
20 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
2 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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Mitchell
1 review
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
25 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
6 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!

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Justadude
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited but nice menu.

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vipPamS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time going to Tinto and am excited to go back. We only made it through the small plates and did not get to the paella, but the people around me who had it said it was amazing.

The small plates are so good, their sauces are the best, they had a blue cheese on the cheese tray that was the best I have ever had.

Each and every plate was delicious. Service was great, very friendly... and really busy. It was priced perfectly. I cannot wait to go back once again.

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LisaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was good. It is a fun place to go for a bite before. It was very warm and humid in the dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally had a chance to try this place which is only few blocks from where I live. Had a lovely meal of salad with pistachios and grapefruit (refreshing and absolutely delicious) and their seafood paella (had to ask them to hold the chorizo as I don’t eat meat) over black rice—so yummy! Enough to share but was dining alone so took home leftovers. Sat outside on a nice evening and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. My only wish is that there would be a few vegetarian main course options. I do eat seafood but that was all I could order (except for olives and a cheese plate). But I’ll be back as the paella was delicious!

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vipafoodie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such an amazing ambiance! The tapas are of variable sizes and share-able, enjoyable memories

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AngelaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The food is amazing, staff was great and the restaurant was overall wonderful.

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SCompton
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The restaurant lacked ambiance, where were seated with my OT reservation, the tables were very crowded, it was very dark, noisy and we had to listen to crashing dishes being bussed and watch the bathroom door open and close all evening.

There was no audible music to be heard? The wine prices were thru the roof, the least expensive “Rioja” was $60? I won’t even mention any of the other named wine prices. We ordered the pitcher of sangria which only served 4 glasses and had a LOT of ice, so we could have just ordered 4 glasses of better wine? Good service, and good food though!!

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Christine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was an amazing waiter. Food was outstanding! Great atmosphere for 50th birthday celebration.

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vipScaf
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance , service and food! We will be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not the top Garces restaurant in my mind. Food was OK, not bad, but nothing to write home about.

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vipReubenT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The tapas changed since my last visit (they were much better the first time around). The noise level was a bit much but, for such a small space, it was expected and tolerable. The service was good and overall it was an enjoyable experience.

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vipBrandonW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will definitely be back

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vipMargaretH
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was a much anticipated meal for us and we were left mostly disappointed. We ordered the chef's tasting to get a broad sense of the menu.

Some dishes were certainly good, while others fell flat. Unfortunately, one of the waiters serving us gave only names and nonspecific descriptions of the dishes, so we were left in the dark through the first two courses.

The highlight for us was the goat cheese flan, it was decadent and well assembled.

Beer selection: sparse

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ShreyasH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a beautiful ambient location with excellent service and food. Would recommend to others and return to try other dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Party of 11 - had our own room and server on the third level. Chefs tasting for all was fantastic. Recommend wholeheartedly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service and Anthony is always a gem.

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vipNancyG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the shaved brussel sprout salad, grilled octopus and, believe it or not, the shrimp with chocolate sauce! Can't wait to go back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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

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Benji
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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danimacpa
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTchamber79
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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VinnyC
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.

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barryr
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 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!

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Schatzman
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.

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vipPhilliesFan
Philadelphia
73 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.

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CarolineR
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.

FAQs

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

Tinto is rated 4.5 stars by 4277 OpenTable diners.

Tinto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://garces.americommerce.com/.

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.