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Trattoria Carina, Philadelphia, PA

Trattoria Carina

4.7
4.7
737 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 78 times today

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Other options

  • 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 737 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. d

    drhad

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Our waitress was not personable. She seemed short with us and therefore I left less than 20% tip.
  2. JB

    JeffB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We joined for brunch on a Sunday and sat outside. Service was good with a friendly host and server. We started with mushroom toast. It was tasty though the ricotta was a little thin in texture. The carbonara was delicious, the sauce held up well. The polenta was cooked to perfection and the over easy eggs are a great addition. The eggs themselves could have been cooked a bit more as there were still so clear bits to the egg. The bar is limited to the cocktail menu so if you don’t find the offerings appealing there’s no other options.
  3. JG

    JeffreyG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great.
  4. NL

    NicoleL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to go to dinner for a roommate’s birthday!
  5. E

    Espionagegirl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The spicy crab pasta is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever enjoyed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so so great!! We really enjoyed ourselves!!
  7. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, though very limited in options. Sat outside which was delightful and our server was super...
  8. C

    Chani

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Trattoria Carina. It's always a great experience. We had the Aperol Spritzer, glass of Cabernet, Caesar salad, Sausage Rigatoni and Spicy Crabmeat pasta. All amazing. Service was awesome as always.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I’m Italian born and raised. This is a fake Italian restaurant. The cacio e pepe was so watery that was more a soup than a pasta… the menu was full of mistakes like “Gemelli alla pesto”; correct Italian would be “Gemelli al pesto”. The service was good though and so the ambience. The restaurant has potential, but if they really want to be “Italian” they need to do a better job in cooking real Italian food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delish home made pasta and service was outstanding!
  12. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    656 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    656 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dining at sidewalk table. Food was delicious. Grilled octopus is very tender. Pasta dishes are outstanding. Gelato is luscious. Server was prompt, courteous, and friendly. Noise from traffic but still better than many places inside.
  13. DJ

    DJK1

    Philadelphia

    489 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    489 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat and something new and exciting
  14. IG

    IreneG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our usual date night spot. Always a great time, excellent food, and wonderful service.
  15. p

    paulh

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Tyler was an excellent waiter, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Great urban ambience on the sidewalk.
  16. BL

    BrookeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Our server Scott was great too. Was a little noisy inside but, the food and experience trumped the noise. Would definitely come back!
  17. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A quaint neighborhood italian spot. Absolutely love the chicken parm and milanese. Obsessed with adding burrata to the past dishes
  18. E

    Elle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The Linguine with clams was lacking in clams, and the cacio de pepe was nothing to brag about. The food was edible but definitely not worth what is being charged. The meatball appetizer was delicious, very tender and 2 nice size meatballs.
  19. n

    nonfamousamos

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The server was a delight, but wasn’t acknowledged until the full party was there. Which may be a restaurant policy? Definitely a small space, so lively when it’s packed. A beautiful concept-all in house, day-of pasta. And the focaccia was beautiful.
  20. g

    granny

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious !
  21. SC

    SarC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Both times I've been here the pastas have been good but not great. This time we got the cacio e pepe and pesto which both did not have much flavor. I thought they were good, but in my opinion not worth the price.
  22. N

    Nice

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal
  23. ET

    ErikaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the octopus, never had it and was so pleased with how it tasted. The spicy crab entree was by far the best out of the four entrees we got! Would like to see more desert options.
  24. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and care. The food was very flavorful. Especially the octopus and cacio e pepe.
  25. JN

    JustineN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Next time might get reservations inside since that seemed to be a busy park of Center City.
  26. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

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

    WeezeeJonz

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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!
  29. CM

    ColleenM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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
  30. k

    kateulveling

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great brunch spot!
  33. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    657 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    657 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    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.
  36. 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.
  37. O

    Olivia

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Busy night at the restaurant, but the food is consistently great!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!!

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 4.7 stars by 737 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 78 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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