Trattoria Moma

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
Trattoria Moma Opened in Mt. Airy in the summer of 2014 in an effort to follow the great Italian tradition of hospitality and quality at the table.

We use the best local ingredients as simply as possible and serve them in a combination of northern and southern Italian cuisine. Our ingredients are purchased from local, mostly organic, friends and local businesses. Chef/ Owner Bledar is proud to make his own cured meats, home-made pasta, bread and desserts.

True to the Italian culture, the warm and knowledgeable staff will make you feel right at home and graciously guide you through the amazing food selections. We love that we are here and live to celebrate both our location and our creative dishes. We would like to mention that in our trattoria we will display art work from different artists and is BYOB.

Benvenuti,
Chef/Owner
Bledar Istrefi
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! We had the Sunday special prix fixe dinner and brought our own wine. The food was excellent - great flavors, wonderful fresh homemade pasta. We will definitely go back!

PA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Sunday cash for 4 courses, each was delicious and presented attractively. This place is consistently a good choice.

c
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service and the food was outstanding. Menu is has a lot of great options. Will definitely go again and recommend to friends.

g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal, start to finish, and excellent service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day. ❤️. Received a gift certificate as a Christmas present

ER
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very memorable meal — from start to finish!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious. Service great too!!

L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our neighborhood gem. Food is delicious. Place is small and cozy (and very noisy when full). Service is perfect.

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, made with love and authentic. The service was excellent- cheese grated table side and all items came out wonderful and as described. Can’t wait to come back !! Limoncello was the perfect ending to a wonderful dinner and dessert.

L
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently was diagnosed with celiac disease and have become gluten free. I love pasta and so I was very happy to learn that Trattoria Moma has gluten free pasta dishes. In fact, he'll make any dish with pasta into gluten free (except the ravioli.) Love this restaurant.

LM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and everything was as outstanding as the first visit. The food is amazing. The service was top notch too. I would highly recommend it.

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious!! Can’t wait to go back!!

SG
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A new discovery and I’m sure will be a favorite!!! This is a quaint store front italian restaurant where you feel like you are in Florence! The food was FABULOUS!!!!!

EB
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A comfortable, pleasant place to dine, very good food and attentive service. However, the noise level can be excruciating, making conversation difficult.

p
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service will be going again! Just perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food on every plate that reminded me so much of my favorite restaurant in Italy. The perfect cozy vibe plus friendly and attentive staff made our family dinner perfect.

SD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Trattoria Moma is one of the best local Italian restaurants in the general Philadelphia area. Bledar (the owner) is an amazing chef but also such a friendly and welcoming owner. He and the wait staff are there for your every need and the service is just top notch. And very meal I have ordered here is just perfect.

o
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this small great Italian restaurant! Service was great, ambiance was excellent and food cooked to perfection. I asked for a item not on the menu, and the chef prepared for me no question. You need to make a reservation, but well worth it. BYOB

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Foood was delicious, wait staff was lovely

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really enjoyable dinner. Will return for a nice night out!

IS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very nice waitstaff

GD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the restaurant for a couple of years. It was as good as we remembered. The food was delicious, and we will definitely return sooner than before. There is a great deal on Sundays and Tuesdays: $35 for 4 courses. Definitely worth it!!

LR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true neighborhood gem!
The food is great
As is the service
The owner is always around and eager to please!!
We love it there!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant.

KG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I am disappointed in my experience at Trattoria Moma. The restaurant is entirely too small for the amount of tables they have in it and they do not have enough servers to accommodate all of the tables. We were a party of 4 that sat in the front of the restaurant , just a few feet from the front door, and we waited at least 15 minutes for water after we arrived. That is no exaggeration. We watched the server walk to every table to check on the guests, clear plates or take orders for dessert while we waited to be acknowledged and offered water. It got to a point where I walked to the back of the restaurant where the staff was hanging out and I said, "Can you please serve our table some water?" I wouldn't have made such a big deal if the room wasn't jam packed with people causing it to be so hot. That was before we even had our wine bottle opened or the specials shared with us, which was delayed because of the amount of tables the staff had to cover. Our full dining experience should have been 2 hours. But instead, it was 3 hours. Great to catch up with our friends, but there was so much waiting just to be acknowledged and place our orders. Then there was a delay in receiving our bill, so more time waiting after our meal was done.

AE
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and was just as great as the first. We had the branzino and the veal and they were both amazing. Please do not take the branzino dish off of your menu and I’ll come back and get it again. Everything was great from start to finish. Hidden gem.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always well prepared and delicious. Delightful wait staff. One of our favorite places to dine.

J
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy BYOB in Mt. Airy. Food is delicious and creative. We’ve been a few times to the BYOB and had a terrific experience each time.

NY
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, we loved the food and felt the restaurant was solid. That said, the noise level was very high and it took away from the dining experience. The service was friendly and generally satisfactory considering it was a packed Saturday night. We will definitely return but will probably choose to come earlier or on a week night when it’s less packed so we can enjoy conversation at the table without raising our voices!

DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose this restaurant from Yelp reviews. And they did not disappoint. We were running a bit late and the host was able to hold our table until we arrived. We had a wonderful meal which included lobster lasagna! We will be back.

HK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would probably try this spot again, but it was a bit hectic on New Year's Eve and I'm suspecting the food may have suffered a bit as a result. They appeared to have one server and someone else ...maybe the owner? … helping out. We had a late reservation but still waited a long time to even get water. Two tables near us had a can of Pledge on them … less than festive. Food was OK … squash soup with crab had minimal but very tasty crabmeat. The soup was thin didn't have a ton of flavor,but salt and pepper improved in considerably. The seafood risotto was find, but just two scallops seemed skimpy as the description indicated they were the stars of the dish and the mussels were oddly out of their shells buried in the rice. My husband's steak was flavorful. The side dish was not as described and the presentation was lacking. As I said, I think they were maybe understaffed and the menu looks interesting, so I'd give it another try for sure.

m
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints ! We dine at Trattoria Moma a few times a year and always leave satisfied. We had a little hesitation dining here New Years Eve, hoping the service or quality wouldn't be affected due to the busyness of the evening. All was perfect. Starting with a shared salad and two seafood entrees, both recommended by our server when asked. Wait staff was pleasant and not overbearing. A great way to end 2019.

B
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Moma is one of our favorite restaurants. We always enjoy the food, friendly staff, and ambiance. We spent our first New Years' Eve there and had the most enjoyable evening! While there was a special menu (that did include some of our regular favorites), the prices were not jacked up like at other restaurants for holidays. A superb meal from appetizers to desserts, and a lovely way to ring in 2020!

JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Just a nice little place with homemade Italian that is not your normal run of the mill Spaghetti and meatball joint. We had lobster ravioli that was light and full of flavor with the right ammount of lobster. The panna cotta was unbelievable, Never had this before and have seen it on various cooking shows, so we decided to try. Made in house, it was one of the best things I have ever eaten!!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. The service was great and the food was delicious.

f
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Sunday evening, prix fixe menu - and everyone in our party of six raved about the food! You're able to pick your courses from the menu (no specials allowed), and the portions are slightly reduced so you end up with just the right amount of food. We had four different apps, 5 different pastas, and 3 different entrees, and they were ALL very, very good!

WL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've had several dinners at TM and continue to return. The pasta is varied, made fresh and flavorful. Appetizers also delicious and they generally offer pasta, fish specials. The ambiance is comfortable and intimate for groups of two or more, also BYO. If anything, I'd ask to have a pepper grinder on the table because I enjoy fresh pepper on my pasta and have to ask for it.
Whatever they are doing I hope they continue to do because I love having authentic, fresh Italian food nearby.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trattoria Moma is one of my favorite restaurants in the Chestnut Hill/Mr. Airy area. I love the food and the wait staff are as nice as can be. Had family down from Northampton MA and they couldn't say even good things about the restaurant. I highly recommend it.