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Tinto

4.4
4.4
4016 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces.

Specialties of the House
Duck Montadito, Lamb Brochettes, Pulpo Spanish Octopus, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders.

Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email us at pa.events@garcesgroup.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Basque

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 665-9150

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Catering

    Bring your favorite Tinto dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Dine on Basque tapas while sipping crisp ciders and sumptuous wines in one of our intimate dining rooms, designed to make your guests feel right at home. Tinto's sophisticated space and award-winning cuisine ensures every event is memorable.

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: (267) 284-7979

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    Sansom Street

  • Parking details

    There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 4,016 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AK

    AnKimdiW

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved the food and the drinks. I always love the sangria. The staff was great. I highly recommend Tinto. Just wish the restaurant was a little bigger.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went with my Spanish husband who is a big foodie so was a bit nervous it wouldn’t be up to his standards. He thought it was great!
  3. T

    Thelma19103

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    First time at Tinto. For being a place that is a wine shop too, I was surprised there are no wine flights. I love paella, so we ordered the seafood paella, it was ok, not tasty. The only reason I would go back to Tinto would be the wine.
  4. JV

    JackieV

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love how they down sized their space coming out of the pandemic. Such an intimate vibe and I think the food quality has improved because of it. We ordered 4 snacks/small plates and the paella. ::chefs kiss::!! The drinks were top notch as well. We’ll be back!
  5. d

    daliwawa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food were both good. Menu got downsized maybe due to Covid, some of my all-time favorite items were not available. Hope the pandemic gets away soon and full menu resumes. Will def revisit when that happens.
  6. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and tasty drinks. Even with only two on the waitstaff, service was excellent.
  7. r

    rjh65

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this great little find
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and ambience.
  9. d

    dmschneide

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food in a small and somewhat loud room (although it may have just been our neighbors :) )
  10. D

    Deborah

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was varied and delicious. Our server Amy was delightful. I’d never had paella before and it was very good. The noise level was almost distracting.
  11. c

    caribguy76

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love visiting Philly regularly and checked out Tinto for dinner this time around. The tapas and paella were OUTSTANDING!
  12. SD

    SarahD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and cocktails. A lovely spot to have date night or celebrate.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I were in the mood for some Spanish food and came across Tinto. We ordered several tapas and the seafood paella and it was all incredible. We even ended up ordering the octopus tapa again! The beer, cocktails, and sangria perfectly complimented the food and we ended the night with ganache filled donuts in a blood orange sauce. Definitely recommend this place for a date night! And it’s in a great location we were able to hop around at a few different bars afterwards too.
  14. e

    eater7

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our server was a bit dismissive because we didn’t know about their ordering style and then let us know that our table was reserved for another seating so we should order soon. The food was good, not great. Limited bar options. Great wine selection. There MANY other places I would recommend in Phila.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food is still amazing, but I’m disappointed to see what I thought was a beautiful, romantic setting for a meal has turned quite sloppy. The space felt uncared for and cold and by no means what I remembered to be a really special dining experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Tinto had been one of our favorite restaurants in the city and we had been there many times before the pandemic. Unfortunately, the restaurant has a new concept that concentrates on it’s bar and little thought as to it’s menu. There was only a few of the old dishes that were poorly prepared. I would not go back to this restaurant. I was there on a Saturday night and it was almost empty. I doubt it will last too much longer. I did go to one of Graces’ other places last night, Amanda, and if you want to see the chef at his best, then this is the place. The food and service was great as I remembered it.
  17. GC

    GooseCowboy

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  18. SH

    ScottH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Cheese plate was great but tuna and salmon toast were disappointing
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was a cute, quiet and cozy spot for a date! However, I was not very impressed with the food. Some things where very good and some things were just ok. Nothing was cooked unevenly or anything but the flavor could have been better. I will say that the price was super reasonable for the amount of food that you get! Also, my gin and tonic was HUGE! Normally places charge you $14 for one little glass of alcohol but you certainly got your money's worth. I think if ther improved their flavors, I would go back!
  20. RB

    RealBad

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Solid. I’ve had better tapas, but great service helped shore up the overall experience.
  21. HA

    HannaA

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wine and service. Really glad to be back! We'll return sooner than later!
  22. CD

    ChuckD105

    Chicago

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed Tinto. The service and ambience were perfect. The food is good and the paella is exceptional. The offerings are not particularly broad...and I understand this may be pandemic influence. Be ready for well-prepared, standard Spanish dishes. If we were not driving back to Annapolis, we definitely would have tested some of the great looking bottles of wine. That was a missed opportunity.
  23. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We did the tasting menu with a wine pairing and both were fantastic! I highly recommend them.
  24. SM

    SebM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt like I was back in Spain. Well prepared tapas. I just wish I would have been offered the Degustation menu. Nice wines. Thanks.
  25. RP

    RaymondP

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Garces is masterful in combining tastes, textures and presentation. Ortzi was a NY favorite. Tinto in Philly is also outstanding.
  26. S

    Schatz64

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not the pre-Covid Tinto, so don’t expect it to be the same layout. The menu is also much reduced. However, the quality of the food and service are amazing. Different experience, but will be back.
  27. LN

    LillyNW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Not very welcoming. Offputting menu and the servers don’t make you feel comfortable.
  28. PM

    PatrickM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas and wines. Excellent service. Nice ambience z
  29. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and service!
  30. LL

    LorettaL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food is good but the options are very limited if you don't eat seafood. The wine was excellant. Overall a good value
  31. L

    Lysad

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Limited menu, lackluster compared to the pre-covid Tinto.
  32. NT

    NeverTravelEnough

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Small place, amazing wine list, limited menu, very loud inside, modest portion sizes, excellent food, good value!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. Thanks to john and all of the staff. The food and service was 👍
  34. g

    geoffhaim

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Great food. Do not miss the octopus or duck. Both dishes were perfect. Taste and presentation
  35. NW

    NickW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetisers and wine choices are fantastic.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate outdoors Perfect w kids or with out I would have eaten indoors.
  38. i

    ipotexas

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so thrilled about having the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dinner at Tinto. From having them accommodate our reservation to a larger party, to the level of care shown through the delicious tasting of tapas and the outstanding service! If you have not tried Tinto yet, take it for a spin, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for such a lovely time!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is amazingly good. Service was great, the staff knew the menu really well. The decoration can be better but is not bad
  40. F

    Foodfun

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Efficient service is always appreciated, but I think it was TOO efficient here, taking away from the experience a bit. The dining model is small plates, so suggest you inform your server you’d like to take your time and eat more gradually if that’s something you’re seeking from your evening out. Otherwise, prepare to be done in 30 minutes.

FAQs

Tinto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 665-9150.

Tinto is rated 4.4 stars by 4016 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sansom Street

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Basque

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 665-9150

  • Catering

    Bring your favorite Tinto dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Dine on Basque tapas while sipping crisp ciders and sumptuous wines in one of our intimate dining rooms, designed to make your guests feel right at home. Tinto's sophisticated space and award-winning cuisine ensures every event is memorable.

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: (267) 284-7979

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