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 4:00 PM.
Cacio e Pepe
pecorino, black pepper
pistachio pesto, basil, meyer lemon
One of the best Italian spots in center city! Everything on the menu is delicious and you can’t go wrong ordering. The cocktails are also wonderful and the waiter coursed our meal out perfectly. Portions are also a great size.
First time at this restaurant and we had a delightful experience. Seated quickly after checking in, despite it being very busy. Our server, David, was knowledgable and had many suggestions. David never rushed us, but checked in periodically at just the right times. Food was delicious, good sized portions with moderate prices--so a decent value for the money. Excellent for a week-day dinner meet-up. Definitely want o come back and try some of the pastas.
Outside dining. They weren’t ready for rain or cold.
Though nice, my wife got very wet. Her back got soaked based on how they kept the umbrellas.
For a 615 reservation we didn’t receive appetizers until 740 and dinner until 830. Everything was super slow.
Not sure if overbooked or trouble dealing with rain.
We will try again to hope this was a fluke. Everyone was nice but this didn’t work as we were with baby and wanted a 2 hr meal not 3+
We dined on Mother’s Day, in the evening—and it was a bit chilly—but the ambiance was so warm, we did not care. We had the most charming waiter (Ryan) and the food was absolutely fabulous—every morsel. In particular, i highly recommend the gemelli with pistachio pesto, basil, Meyer lemon—heavenly. Even if you thought you were craving a meat sauce, this more than makes up for it! We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed this neighborhood gem.
I can’t say enough good things about Trattoria Carina. We went on a questionable rainy night and they were very mindful and accommodating to make sure we were warm and comfortable since due to Covid restrictions it is outdoor seating only. This is easily the best Italian food in the city! You can’t go wrong with a single thing on the menu. The staff were SO friendly and personable and made us feel so welcome and cared for. The serving sizes are great and literally every single thing we ordered was perfect, even down the the homemade bread they provide while you wait. Possibly my new favorite restaurant in the city!
Outstanding server!! I wish I remembered his name but he was so personable and made great recommendations!
This place was simply amazing. The staff was great and well versed in the menu and the food was to die for
Food was delicious, good portion sizes. Strange that our waiter never told us about the nightly specials we overheard another waiter telling their table. Our server didn’t offer us bread, saw the other tables getting theirs so we asked a waiter walking by for it. Food still made the experience great just odd service
This meal was divine. Highly recommend for brunch - get the carbonara and an aperol spritz or espresso tini. Heavenly!
Great mean and amazing staff! Can’t wait to come back
The food is absolutely out of this world. Never disappointed. Thanks again for another delicious meal.
Very pretty spot in Philadelphia. Great food. The appetizers and meatballs were amazing
The staff was so friendly and the food is AMAZING will definitely be a go to spot for me
Amazing! Food is great service is amazing.
This place never disappoints. The pasta is always super fresh - their carbonara is one of the best I’ve had in the city.
Amazing service and great cocktails. Stick with the pasta dishes, others tended to be a little over seasoned. Would come back in a heartbeat!
Must try the grilled octopus! Not only was it delicious and cooked to perfection, it was a beautiful dish.
Absolutely outstanding service… We ordered four of the pastas and we’re completely blown away. Our waitress was amazing and she informed us she’s moving to New York to become an actress. We will miss her when we return for the food. Hope we have another experience with her she was absolutely amazing!
I made this reservation on OpenTable a few days before. I even confirmed the reservation the day before. And when I came to the restaurant for my 7:30pm dinner reservation I was extremely surprised to see that the restaurant was closed. There was a note on the door saying no service for Sunday 4/18/21. I was very upset that I was never notified of the restaurant being closed. My party and I were very disappointed and had to scramble to make other last minute dinner plans. If the restaurant was going to be closed they should have notified me that my reservation would have to be cancelled.
We had a great experience , our waitress was awesome , drinks were fantastic and food was yummy
Great family bithday night out...Food was very good..Chicken Milanese was one of the best I have had...Excellent waitress...Fun atmosphere ...
Hands down my favorite restaurant in Philly!! From the savory sauces to the vibrant corner street ambience to the personable staff, I feel like I’m transported to Italy and I couldn’t be happier!! Not only are the pasta dishes amazing but the appetizers, brunch, and desserts are impeccably created and presented. We will be forever trattoria carina followers!
Great place! We had a reservation and we were sat about 30 minutes past our reservation time. It seemed maybe they were either slightly understaffed or slightly over committed. But we enjoyed our meal and the service was fabulous so it all worked out!
Easily one of my favorite spots in the city! The food is so good, the atmosphere is so great, and the service is awesome! I got the eggplant and the gemelli and it was 10/10. Everyone loved their food... highly recommend.
Great food at a reasonable price with a neighborhood spirit.
The gemelli was delicious!
We sat outside. Food and service were very good. Octopus Salas was delicious. Pistachio pesto gimmeli very good with a hot kick.
Preferred the broccoli Rabe to be without the hot peppers.
Food was beyond amazing and the service was wonderful!
Great atmosphere. Food was good, a bit on the salty side for us. Service was excellent!
I’ve been dying to bring my friends here and last night we were finally able to make it happen! Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to come back!
Food was amazing. Service was great. Even tho the weather was chilly they did have heaters wet up which helped
We had the sausage rigatoni, meatballs to share and chicken Parmesan with an aperol spritz! Everything was amazing including the bread they serve at the start. Next time I want to try more apps!
We had an excellent experience. Food was terrific and service was outstanding. Must give a shout out to Mary Beth and Ryan who made our experience really special.
The food was fabulous. We loved that we could order multiple dishes to share and the option to BYOB or order cocktails was great. We brought a bottle of wine but ended the night with the best espresso martinis! The service was exceptional. By the end of the night we were singing and dancing with the servers and manager (while still seated and socially distant of course). It was the most fun we have had at dinner in over a year! We can’t wait to go back.
Food was incredible. Service was great. We will go back!
The service was above and beyond. The meals exceeded our every expectation.
Great atmosphere and delicious food and drink options!
Great service, drinks, and food! Their outside set up was perfect for a spring day
Amazing. As always
Fabulous dinner at Trattoria Carina. Our server Eden was very personable and accommodating. The food was impeccable. The spicy crab and gemelli pastas were outstanding. They have a no corkage policy which is great for BYOB. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant
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Trattoria Carina is rated 4.8 stars by 438 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.