Trattoria Carina

4.9
406 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 4:00 PM.

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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KD7722
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond amazing and the service was wonderful!

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SamE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was good, a bit on the salty side for us. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. Even tho the weather was chilly they did have heaters wet up which helped

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Anna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Karen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was great. We will go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond. The meals exceeded our every expectation.

MM
MaxM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food and drink options!

BL
vipBusinessLunch
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks, and food! Their outside set up was perfect for a spring day

BM
vipBMLOVESFOOD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. As always

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vipJilly19
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was amazing and accommodating! great service and experience, will be back!!

JB
JoeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a hidden gem. Food and drinks on par with the best Italian in the City. You won't be disappointed.

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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Jonah
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, as usual. Highly recommend for date night or a small gathering with friends

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vipbyob211
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Kath
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Between drinks, apps and pasta dishes everything was delightful!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food!!!

CS
CS1993
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service in maximum-safety outdoor configuration. Highly recommended!

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

HP
vipHannahP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best small, neighborhood restaurant in Philadelphia. The meatballs are a must-try! Great spot for an anniversary or a date night

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and service is attentive. Had a very enjoyable meal, even outdoors in the middle of winter.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were EXCELLENT. The stars of the meal were the gimello, Caesar salad, Brussels sprouts and the cacio e Pepe.

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BBurks
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese & charcuterie spread is amazing! Great date night with byo option.

BB
BrandonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSarahD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly! Some of the best service I've ever had, incredible food, and a beautiful little restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Amazing time, everyone there was so friendly. 11/10 recommend!!

MS
MichaelS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Italian spots in philly! Great recipes that feel traditional yet modern at the same time. The Spicy Crab is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food.

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vipDarcy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JD
JackiD
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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