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Trattoria Carina, Philadelphia, PA

Trattoria Carina

4.8
4.8
711 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

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  • Order online

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

What 711 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Italian

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a consistently wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent food—last night’s peach/tomato/burrata salad to die for!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and serious were quite good. Perhaps linked with wonderful food enjoyed by all diners - it is a bit noisy.
  3. WJ

    WeezeeJonz

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very helpful and happy to give her opinion and suggestions. She was also correct that the gazpacho was out of the this world!!! We loved our crab pasta and the other entree special, which was farfalle pasta with zucchini. Thank you so much again for another great experience! The couple dining next to us had come back in again for another visit just for the crab pasta special. That says a lot!
  4. CM

    ColleenM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Chicken Milanese has a sweet glaze on it. If you like sweet get it but if you don’t ask for it to plain. The sausage vodka rigatoni was really good. Meatball app was okay, a little spicy
  5. k

    kateulveling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food, friendly service & ambiance/vibe is a 10/10.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were sadly not open even though we were able to make a reservation. Looks like open table needs to revisit hours
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great brunch spot!
  8. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    651 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    651 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Very pleasant sidewalk dining in good weather. Gazpacho is unusual and delicious. Grilled octopus very tender. Interesting and varied cocktails and wine.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Beautiful BYO. But the food isn’t great. I ordered the cacio Pepe and it had way too much salt. A shame… since it was such a cute restaurant
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Unfortunately our waitress rushed us out of the restaurant. We had asked to have our meals spaced out due to an eating disorder I am dealing with and the pasta came out immediately after an appetizer. It ruined our dinner and made me unable to eat it. We had our drink appetizer and meal within 30 minutes of entering the restaurant. We left within 45 minutes of sitting down. Very disappointing as I had been looking forward to trying this place for a very love time. The vodka ragu with sauce tasted exactly like chef boyardee. It was horrible. 135$ for an awful experience very very sad.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my last meal out in Philadelphia before a big move and it was the perfect celebration! Our waiter was so kind and gave us free dessert to help us celebrate :) the food was delicious as always. My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia and one I will be sure to return to when I’m back in town for visits.
  12. O

    Olivia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Busy night at the restaurant, but the food is consistently great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The experience was pleasant… The food wasn’t that stellar. It was good but it wasn’t exquisite. Servers were all nice and attentive. A friend and I shared a starter a salad and a main. I’ll give it another try and order different dishes.
  14. R

    Redbegonia

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food is good, the noise is deafening. Nothing to absorb sound in this small restaurant. If you go, eat outside. Service was ok but not great. Example: we said we’d share the salad and server did not bring two plates. The noise level so high we had to shout at each other to hear. Will not return. At these prices the owner should add some sound absorbers.
  15. CC

    CarolynC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best pasta I’ve had in ages. Ate outside and service was great. Would definitely come back!!
  16. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    652 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    652 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gazpacho was amazing! Different, complex, and delicious taste with lots of unblended veg. Best ever! Grilled octopus was tender and tasty. Good campari cocktail. Server was friendly, helpful, and entertaining. Outdoor table was very nice. No cover ~ weather dependent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent neighborhood place- inventive, seasonal dishes
  18. K

    Kyle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was slightly disappointing given the reviews, as was the atmosphere. The noise level was so insane that it drowned out the entire restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of this dining experience was IMPECCABLE, from the appetizers to the main course.
  20. N

    Nikkigregz

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best meal at trattoria carina! The server was so accommodating to my small toddler and came out with bread right away so she wasn’t sitting there starving. The meatballs and cacio e Pepe was delicious! Great place to enjoy a meal!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blown away with food. Service exceptional. Great value.
  22. d

    drock

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Salty. Salty. Salty.
  23. S

    Shelly

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was terrific. Fantastic Caesar salad and excellent entrees. Only suggestion is to bring in an acoustical engineer as the entire restaurant is hard surfaces and the noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation.
  24. K

    Kami

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the Hanky Panky!!, octopus salad, and the caramel Gelato. The espresso martini was yummy also! Service was top tier and loved the outdoor seating. I'll definitely be back!
  25. JB

    JB87

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not the same as it has been even earlier this year. Service and food not as good as previous visits
  26. SF

    SamanthaF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Was too hot inside and a small space
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, great service and the portions are huge! We had the meatballs, chicken parm, and the spicy crab pasta. Everything was incredible and soooo tasty. Drinks were also fantastic and the ambiance was so lovely as well. I loved the decor as well, it was so cute and I loved being able to see the back of house folks prepping everything. Thanks so much for a great meal!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Everything was delicious but everyone got bread but us :-(
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!!
  30. PL

    PascaleL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellente pâtes maison. Prix très abordable et plats avec de généreuses portions. Idéal pour partager ! Service impeccable et il est possible d'apporter son vin !
  31. JR

    JRCynwyd

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious, and it’s always lovely to dine outside in the neighborhood of which Carina is a part. BUT the best part of the evening was our server. Maggie-thank you for everything.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience here. It was our first time and found it through google maps. Amazing food, friendly people, and very very admirable service. We wanted a quick dinner and we were in and out in under and hour, it was amazing!
  33. TY

    TYGC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service!
  34. F

    Foodlove

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our return to Thursday night date night post COVID was wonderful thanks to Trattoria Carina! Lovely outdoor seating with attentive staff, delicious cocktails and pasta. The white sangria was refreshing and presented with an orange and strawberry garnish. The meatballs were divine with a light fresh tomato sauce and burrata dollop. The caprese salad was a bit of a disappointment because the heirloom tomatoes were past their peak but the crab pasta more than made up for that! We cannot wait to return and try more things on this menu and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. Trattoria Carina is a neighborhood gem!
  35. SM

    SophiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place. Maddie was a wonderful waitress and the food is perfect.
  36. AM

    AlanM

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Very promising upon arrival everything looked delicious Had a very good Octopus and gigantic bean appetizer, but could not taste any fennel cream as described on the menu. Burrata was very good, but a bit bland. Rigatoni with spicy sausage was very al-dente , and the red sauce was watery and a bit goopy. I think it was compared competently, but just an odd recipe, reminded me of an Italian dish that you would get in An Italian restaurant -but in China ( and yes I have had that experience more than once.) Waitress told us that everything we ordered were her personal favorites, and she was so glad one of our party tried something new and liked it, that “made her day”. came across as very insincere. Had to ask server for ground pepper and grated cheese. Which he had to go find in the kitchen —-Really? Glad I tried it, but not going back. Too many other great option in town and nearby.
  37. CS

    ClaudiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trattoria Carina is consistently delicious, workers are always super friendly. One of my favorite restaurants ever!
  38. RS

    RachelS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Perfect small menu. Will be back for sure!
  39. NP

    NickP

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Excellent, excellent food. Service was okay towards the beginning and then got worse. But the food made everything worth it!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Thanks!!

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 711 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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