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Trattoria Carina, Philadelphia, PA

Trattoria Carina

4.7
4.7
743 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Trattoria Carina is a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant from the same family as Pub & Kitchen, focused on providing delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere at a great value. Located on the corner of 22nd and Spruce, it’s a charming and easygoing 32-seat trattoria, whose name means “Little Darling” in Italian. The menu changes seasonally, but always features a variety of homemade pastas and classic Italian dishes made up of the freshest ingredients. Trattoria Carina has a small bar program, featuring Italian wines by the glass, seasonal beer options, and a selection of cocktails including Negronis and Aperol spritzes. Should guests choose to BYO, there is no corkage fee. Trattoria Carina is open seven days a week for dinner starting at 4:30 PM.

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2 people

9:00 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-5818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent Negroni!!
  2. DM

    DMNY

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch and the food was delicious. I enjoyed their brunch menu and ordered the gemelli (butternut squash) pasta. I think could eat that pasta every day and be very happy. I also tried the espresso martini, which was a delight - the sprinkle of sea salt is so smart! I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, great service and a cute bistro-style ambiance.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this little gem! Went for brunch and enjoyed everything. Split the beet salad, I got the polenta with broccoli rave and eggs(super yummy) and my bf got the traditional breakfast. Would definitely go again for brunch. Have been for dinner also and it’s equally if not more delicious Our server was very attentive and friendly.
  4. LO

    LindaO

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food is delicious, the service is great! Sam our favorite waiter gives 💯 Inside is too noisy, so we always eat outside. We’re hoping that a makeshift constructed sidewalk area is in the making 😊!
  5. MG

    MGCF

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a charming restaurant with fabulous food and great service. I'm not from Philly but was on a run when I spied this cute neighborhood restaurant. After reading the reviews, I got one of the last available reservations. The meal was fabulous (charred broccoli, a great pasta with mushrooms, cream and hazelnuts, tiramisu, amaro, . . ..) I'll definitely be back since I hear the spicy crab pasta is not to be missed.
  6. NP

    NPhilly95

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall - Great staff and great food. Outside tables can get a bit chilly depending on time of year. Right on the street with a bike lane. Would come here again.
  7. d

    drhad

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Our waitress was not personable. She seemed short with us and therefore I left less than 20% tip.
  8. JB

    JeffB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We joined for brunch on a Sunday and sat outside. Service was good with a friendly host and server. We started with mushroom toast. It was tasty though the ricotta was a little thin in texture. The carbonara was delicious, the sauce held up well. The polenta was cooked to perfection and the over easy eggs are a great addition. The eggs themselves could have been cooked a bit more as there were still so clear bits to the egg. The bar is limited to the cocktail menu so if you don’t find the offerings appealing there’s no other options.
  9. JG

    JeffreyG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great.
  10. NL

    NicoleL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to go to dinner for a roommate’s birthday!
  11. E

    Espionagegirl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The spicy crab pasta is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever enjoyed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so so great!! We really enjoyed ourselves!!
  13. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, though very limited in options. Sat outside which was delightful and our server was super...
  14. C

    Chani

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Trattoria Carina. It's always a great experience. We had the Aperol Spritzer, glass of Cabernet, Caesar salad, Sausage Rigatoni and Spicy Crabmeat pasta. All amazing. Service was awesome as always.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I’m Italian born and raised. This is a fake Italian restaurant. The cacio e pepe was so watery that was more a soup than a pasta… the menu was full of mistakes like “Gemelli alla pesto”; correct Italian would be “Gemelli al pesto”. The service was good though and so the ambience. The restaurant has potential, but if they really want to be “Italian” they need to do a better job in cooking real Italian food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delish home made pasta and service was outstanding!
  18. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    656 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    656 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dining at sidewalk table. Food was delicious. Grilled octopus is very tender. Pasta dishes are outstanding. Gelato is luscious. Server was prompt, courteous, and friendly. Noise from traffic but still better than many places inside.
  19. DJ

    DJK1

    Philadelphia

    489 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    489 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat and something new and exciting
  20. IG

    IreneG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our usual date night spot. Always a great time, excellent food, and wonderful service.
  21. p

    paulh

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Tyler was an excellent waiter, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Great urban ambience on the sidewalk.
  22. BL

    BrookeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Our server Scott was great too. Was a little noisy inside but, the food and experience trumped the noise. Would definitely come back!
  23. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A quaint neighborhood italian spot. Absolutely love the chicken parm and milanese. Obsessed with adding burrata to the past dishes
  24. E

    Elle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The Linguine with clams was lacking in clams, and the cacio de pepe was nothing to brag about. The food was edible but definitely not worth what is being charged. The meatball appetizer was delicious, very tender and 2 nice size meatballs.
  25. n

    nonfamousamos

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The server was a delight, but wasn’t acknowledged until the full party was there. Which may be a restaurant policy? Definitely a small space, so lively when it’s packed. A beautiful concept-all in house, day-of pasta. And the focaccia was beautiful.
  26. g

    granny

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious !
  27. SC

    SarC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Both times I've been here the pastas have been good but not great. This time we got the cacio e pepe and pesto which both did not have much flavor. I thought they were good, but in my opinion not worth the price.
  28. N

    Nice

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal
  29. ET

    ErikaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the octopus, never had it and was so pleased with how it tasted. The spicy crab entree was by far the best out of the four entrees we got! Would like to see more desert options.
  30. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and care. The food was very flavorful. Especially the octopus and cacio e pepe.
  31. JN

    JustineN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Next time might get reservations inside since that seemed to be a busy park of Center City.
  32. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a consistently wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent food—last night’s peach/tomato/burrata salad to die for!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and serious were quite good. Perhaps linked with wonderful food enjoyed by all diners - it is a bit noisy.
  34. WJ

    WeezeeJonz

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very helpful and happy to give her opinion and suggestions. She was also correct that the gazpacho was out of the this world!!! We loved our crab pasta and the other entree special, which was farfalle pasta with zucchini. Thank you so much again for another great experience! The couple dining next to us had come back in again for another visit just for the crab pasta special. That says a lot!
  35. CM

    ColleenM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Chicken Milanese has a sweet glaze on it. If you like sweet get it but if you don’t ask for it to plain. The sausage vodka rigatoni was really good. Meatball app was okay, a little spicy
  36. k

    kateulveling

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food, friendly service & ambiance/vibe is a 10/10.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were sadly not open even though we were able to make a reservation. Looks like open table needs to revisit hours
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great brunch spot!
  39. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    657 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    657 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Very pleasant sidewalk dining in good weather. Gazpacho is unusual and delicious. Grilled octopus very tender. Interesting and varied cocktails and wine.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Beautiful BYO. But the food isn’t great. I ordered the cacio Pepe and it had way too much salt. A shame… since it was such a cute restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Trattoria Carina using the Order Online button. Trattoria Carina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 732-5818.

Trattoria Carina is rated 4.7 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Trattoria Carina

2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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