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Trattoria Carina, Philadelphia, PA

Trattoria Carina

4.8
4.8
630 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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Booked 71 times today

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was wonderful from the beginning to end. Although I was there early, the host greeted me and kindly set up our table so I can wait inside. The staff were very thoughtful- from getting a cooler to chill the wine before the rest of the party arrives to getting me a drink while I wait. The food was spectacular from the starters to the dessert and the whole ambiance made the experience unforgettable. It’s a perfect, cute and laid back spot to catch up with friends surrounded by nice people, great food and drinks.

  2. JB

    JB108

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Very excellent, traditional Italian cuisine. Ample portions and great scenery.

  3. MC

    MegC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Fitler Square/Rittenhouse is one of the most beautiful areas of the city, and Carina is wonderfully tucked away amongst brownstones and gorgeous architecture. Both food and drinks are outstanding, and I cannot recommend their brunch menu enough.

  4. EC

    ErinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, very sweet little place. A little loud inside but I like that busy feel. Ordered almost everything on menu and was not disappointed.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent salads and pasta dishes for brunch

  6. JM

    JennaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed this restaurant. Perfect for date night!! Nice part of the city.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had outdoor seating for our Mother’s Day dinner. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly-he made it enjoyable to try new things on the menu. The overall dining experience was well-timed and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back again for another meal!

  8. PM

    PeteM

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Just had Sunday brunch here and loved it. This was the first time we visited Trattoria Carina for several years and found it just as good as in the past. Great informal atmosphere with really good food.

  9. ML

    MLA1

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the brunch experience at this restaurant. Food was delicious - fresh salad, meatballs, pasta, and traditional bacon, eggs and breakfast potatoes. Server was pleasant and very attentive. Located in a nice neighborhood too; restaurant has lots of windows to catch fresh air and people watch.

  10. CL

    CailinL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The cheese board appiterzer was really good! The branzino was terrific! It's actually a byo so drinks are limited. Cocktails on the menu are premade so for instance if you want just vodka and soda they can not accommodate you. It's exceptionally loud. It's very tightly packed. Not comfortable seating. Expect to hear noise verses your table mate's words. It's a bite pricey. The portions are not large as they waitress said they would be. Overall is was good and I'd go back.

  11. CB

    CrystalB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, adorable setting, great service! Highly recommend for authentic Italian experience.

  12. AH

    AlinaH

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time we were here and they are always phenomenal!! All of the food is great and they are sooooo kind about any substitutions and what not - love that they are now both BYOB no corkage fee AND have alcohol!!!! Service great! It’s close together inside and I love that vibe, reminds me of European restaurants!!

  13. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a nice little Italian spot. Music to drown out the silence and the food/staff were excellent.

  14. H

    Hopeful

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Clams & sausage special was possibly best dish I had eaten all year. Will return when weather warmer so we can eat outside. Noise level inside was ferocious

  15. S

    Sssss

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant

  16. L

    Laurie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Inside, the noise is deafening and the tables crammed together.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. The food was fresh, the service friendly, and the food delicious.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Heard about Trattoria Carina from a few friends and we were finally able to get ourselves down to the city. The restaurant is small, tables are close together, and the kitchen is close by if you are sitting inside. With all those put together you would think it wouldn’t be a good experience but we didn’t feel our waitress was hovering or that the kitchen was too loud. My husband and I enjoyed our apps and main dishes in the perfect order and within perfect timing of our waitress bringing each dish as we finished the last. We were very impressed with the timing of everything! And of course, each dish was warm, authentic, and delicious. We will most definitely be back!

  19. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, outstanding food, the servers food knowledge was incredible, she paired our food with a wine that was fantastic.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Overall disappointed with our experience. The starters were excellent but the mains very disappointing - overly simplistic and one dimensional favors. Asked to be seated inside when the temperatures dropped considerably but they were unable to accommodate us, even though there was an open table inside for the time we asked until t when time we left. Won’t return

  21. SM

    ShayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food went crazy. Spicy Crab… dam, shi went mad dumb. Respectfully. 10/10 will go back.

  22. B

    Brie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food!! The pasta dishes were so delicious and the burrata for an appetizer!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Loved every thing about this place.

  24. J

    Jerry

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Cute restaurant, nice service, great food, its a bit loud and i wish there was parking nearby. but all in all its pretty great.

  25. T

    Tara

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food! Try the meatballs.

  26. AF

    AshleeFavro

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. The Chicken Parm and Cacio Pepe were to die for! Will be back for sure.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal. Service and food could not have been better.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best pasta in Philly!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining here, the food was amazing. Will definitely be back next visit.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The heat lamps need to work for the meal to be more enjoyable

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks! Will definitely be coming back!

  32. SK

    SueK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really fun place but extremely loud

  33. KB

    KatrinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time eating here and I wish I lived close enough to go weekly! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. And the food is so fresh and delicious. This is a must try restaurant!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing! Delicious food, kind & attentive service. Will definitely be returning! Thanks for everything!

  35. R

    Recommend

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the chicken Parmesan but enough for 4 to share with some pastas. The chopped salad was excellent. The cacio Pepe pasta was excellent. The spicy crab pasta was very good but lacking crab. The bread is homemade and good but a little burnt for my taste. The outside heaters worked great and the staff was super nice! Inside would have been way too loud for me.

  36. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing meal, friendly staff, and great drinks. our favorite place in the city.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great staff. What more can you ask for? There is a lot of good that comes from the small kitchen.

  38. PC

    PatrickC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Great food and service. Not a place to linger but did not feel rushed.

  39. JT

    JohnT

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredibly good. Fresh and flavorful.

  40. A

    Alex

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food with gluten free options (pasta, no bread). Restaurant was busy but not crowded for a Monday night. Our server, Andrea was great and very friendly! Only negative was sitting SO close to other tables when we definitely could’ve been more spread out, rather than sitting on top of each other in the booths with 3 open tables to our right. Would definitely be going back though, prefer the outside seating

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 4.8 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 71 times today
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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