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
Truffled Caesar Salad
focaccia croutons, st. malachi
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
staff was amazing and accommodating! great service and experience, will be back!!
Truly a hidden gem. Food and drinks on par with the best Italian in the City. You won't be disappointed.
No one greeted us for 10 min. They were all running around getting pick up orders ready. Then once we sat it took 1 1/2 for main entree to arrive. Won’t be going back. Poor customer service.
Food and service were outstanding, as usual. Highly recommend for date night or a small gathering with friends
Excellent experience for outdoor dining. Early Friday dinner. Carina was comfortably busy but they have ample outdoor seating well spread out. We had beet salad, polenta, spicy sausage rigatoni and cacio e pepe. All just what we were looking for.
Have been wanting to come here for a while and am so glad I finally went! Food was incredible. Sat outside and the setup felt really safe for COVID times. Service was awesome. Will definitely be back.
Between drinks, apps and pasta dishes everything was delightful!
Had a fabulous dinner at Trattoria Carina! The only complaint I had was regarding the outdoor seating and the weather. It was super cold Saturday night and the head lamps are pretty weak. The lighting is also quite low. Our waitress was fabulous and the food was also amazing!
Outstanding food and service in maximum-safety outdoor configuration. Highly recommended!
First time here. The whole experience was excellent - from talking with the restaurant beforehand to respect my ladyfriend’s COVID concerns, to the OUTSTANDING salad & entrees, to the caring service.
I will definitely come back!
The best small, neighborhood restaurant in Philadelphia. The meatballs are a must-try! Great spot for an anniversary or a date night
Weather was terrible but the service was so nice and accommodating it made up for the rain. Food was great, we had a really nice time.
Food is great and service is attentive. Had a very enjoyable meal, even outdoors in the middle of winter.
Food and service were EXCELLENT. The stars of the meal were the gimello, Caesar salad, Brussels sprouts and the cacio e Pepe.
The cheese & charcuterie spread is amazing! Great date night with byo option.
This is the best brunch I’ve had in the past three years that I’ve been living in Philadelphia, and I’ve eaten at a lot of amazing restaurants. Absolutely fantastic food and service. I’d recommend it to anyone!
One of my favorite restaurants in Philly! Some of the best service I've ever had, incredible food, and a beautiful little restaurant.
So much fun. Amazing time, everyone there was so friendly. 11/10 recommend!!
Fantastic meal and great service. Heating systems set up on the sidewalk made the environment as comfortable as possible. Hand made pasta was top notch! Waitress was very friendly as well.
One of my favorite Italian spots in philly! Great recipes that feel traditional yet modern at the same time. The Spicy Crab is delicious
Great outdoor dining during Covid. Wasn’t a cold night so overhead heaters were perfect to take away the chill. Service was fabulous. Food was very good.
Amazing service and food.
Our brunch was fantastic , the baked eggs & the classic breakfast were spectacular, as well as the cocktails we paired with them! Our server was so sweet, will absolutely be back again.
My family and I went for Sunday brunch and everything was fantastic! The food and service were amazing. My fiancé said it was the best egg and cheese sandwich he’s had. I ordered the polenta and fried egg with pesto and it was absolutely delicious. This is the perfect neighborhood restaurant - highly recommend!
It was so good you should go here best pasta i ever haaaaadddddd
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Trattoria Carina is rated 4.9 stars by 406 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.