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Trattoria Carina, Philadelphia, PA

Trattoria Carina

4.9
4.9
797 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 28 times today

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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 797 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Italian

  • Philadelphia

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Our pasta was overcooked. The space is too packed and uncomfortable. We waited a long time between salad and pasta. I think the kitchen was overwhelmed. One or two fewer tables would help everything.
  2. JN

    JacobN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food! The chicken parm was the best I've ever had. Only complaint is there isn't much room between the tables so hard to move around
  3. f

    foodie

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Delish! Food spectacular! Service awesome! Neighborhood gem! Will definitely be back!
  4. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this restaurant. Last night’s radiatore blew me away. Food is consistently delicious, staff is friendly, and it’s BYOB. Probably my favorite Italian place in Philly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was delicious! Really cute and cozy spot
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is adorable and the service is amazing. Great food, great cocktails
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!!!!
  8. S

    Sdiner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Chicken parm and Milanese is outstanding definitely a must try.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands-down the best Italian food I’ve found in Philly so far.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The food is absolutely amazing! We ordered their two most popular dishes, the spicy crab pasta and the chicken parm. I would definitely order these again, the sauce was incredible. I do wish there were a bit more space in between the tables, we felt like we were on our date with the table next to us.
  11. K

    Kira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    our server sam was awesome :) food & drinks were superb
  12. NP

    Nu2Phila

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tight indoor seating- great food (so much flavor!) and portion sizes. Staff is outstanding - love that they leave the bottle of water at the table.
  13. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The server was excellent. We had a great meal and will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great choice for amazing Italian food!!
  15. f

    foodiedudie

    Philadelphia

    292 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    292 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great salads, pastas and the trout was delish. Loud inside and a service seemed a bit rushed but a neighborhood gem for sure.
  16. J

    Jequaii

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t walk. Just run!! The food was delicious. The drinks were impeccable. It’s a must try!!
  17. NP

    NoelleP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Everything from the food to the service and aesthetics were amazing!
  18. PZ

    PatZ

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All good. Menu very interesting - wait staff ver attentive Great local vibe I
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful little gem in a nice part of town. Highly recommend!
  20. MB

    MangiaBene

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This place is in a very nice neighborhood of Philly. They are BYOB or you can purchase from them as well. I had the Octopus appetizer which was tasty. The rabe appetizer was waaay too salty and on the tough side. I had the Radiatore pasta which was very filling but an interesting flavor of hazelnut and mushroom. They did not have any coffee at all which I found strange at an Italian restaurant that serves dessert. Overall, it was ok, but on the expensive side, especially for pasta dishes.
  21. EM

    ElizabethM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome Italian food. BYOB. Small dining area. The server didn't rush us to order. Food came out quick and fast.
  22. AC

    AriC

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food and ambience are really good BUT the service in particular the wait staff need a few pointers on how to keep the meal moving - for example we finished our apps and the waitress walked by a few times and didn’t even bother to clear - she only cleared after the main dishes were brought to the small table which by then was completely over crowded
  23. JC

    JacobCD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food! Not as many selections as I would’ve liked, but the food was amazing! Glad I came!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Our reservation was at 8:00. We were out of there before 9:00. While the food was fantastic, the service was very rushed.
  25. a

    aj8114

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Very fresh ingredients from local farms. It was a little chilly and we were outside, but they do have heaters so that helped a lot. We will be returning.
  26. BK

    BKmom

    Philadelphia

    250 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was our first time dining here- we liked it enough to try it again. The pasta was good, not fabulous . There are so many Italian restaurants in Philly that they all sort of meld together. The “ no corkage fee” when u bring your own bottles was very nice. The service was great. Eating inside was very noisy. Overall we liked it but we like other places more.
  27. AG

    AnnG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience dining at Trattoria Carina for the first time. The service was extremely attentive - we loved our waitress. Ambiance, noise level and overall comfort of the restaurant was spot on. We started with the meatballs and the octopus - both were excellent. We agreed the meatballs were some of the best we had ever had. We shared the radiatore pasta dish with mushrooms, ricotta and hazelnuts - to die for!!!! We also shared the chicken parm which was quite possibly the best chicken parm we have ever had - super crispy chicken, tender enough to cut with a fork - not too thick not too thin and the portion was extremely large! My friend and I are big eaters and we both could only eat about 1/3 each of the cutlet and still had 1/3 left that we brought home. It came with spaghetti as well. For dessert we both had espressos and shared the cannoli budino - which was amazing! We will definitely return and I highly recommend for some of the best Italian in the city.
  28. L

    Linda

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the food immensely. We eat outside and the heaters where perfect. Thank you for a great experience.
  29. AS

    AnitaS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kind of like the Phillies: a great neighborhood resource that can match up surprisingly well against “name” competitors.
  30. P

    Patricia

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatballs are absolutely amazing! The spicy crab dish had so many wonderful flavors… we had spaghetti I stayed of the pasta that came with the dish and the spaghetti was perfect, fantastic! Our waiter went above and beyond with fixing me an after dinner drink. Plan time for parking. Nothing around restaurant.
  31. RA

    ReneA

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here- we ate outside and it was wonderful all around. Food, service - all fabulous
  32. MA

    MAMF

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pasta was barely warm when served and had to be returned to be reheated. Actually tasted really good hot! The plates should be hot to keep the food hot. They were cold around the edges Even After the reheating. Disappointed!
  33. s

    silverphl

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent! Music too loud, not able to talk to my dinner companion
  34. A

    Andrea

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Trattoria Carina, and once again, it did not disappoint! I was there with a friend, and we got the meatballs, burratta, and caesar salad as appetizers to share. All were AMAZING!!! For our entrees, I got the chicken parmesan, and my friend got the sausage rigatoni alla vodka.....both were very yummy!!! I cannot recommend Trattoria Carina enough....it is one of my favorites!
  35. M

    Marcus

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Tyler, was very attentive! The food was amazing from the apps (burrata and mushroom toast) to the veal special and chicken parm to the tiramisu! 10/10 recommend and will be going back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom pasta was INCREDIBLE! Will be back next week to order more! Sam was also incredible
  37. J

    Jenlfried

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood byob. Food was amazing. Love the ambiance. Great service. Will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. As always any server that we’ve ever had there is fantastic. They are very good at recommendations.
  39. BM

    BMLOVESFOOD

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on our favorite list. Top notch food, service and experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server didn’t come back, food was cold by the time I was able to ask a question about it. Everything was piled with too much cheese. Fish was decent. No gluten free options for dessert.

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 4.9 stars by 797 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 28 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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