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Mr Martino's Trattoria

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122
215-755-0663
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian Food Better Than Grandma's

It is hard to believe this restaurant is celebrating its 25th year and this was our first visit. We have been to this area countless times and drove by without even noticing it. My husband's nephew suggested we give it a try and I am thrilled we did. It apparently used to be a hardware store... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
NVP102
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to believe this restaurant is celebrating its 25th year and this was our first visit. We have been to this area countless times and drove by without even noticing it. My husband's nephew suggested we give it a try and I am thrilled we did. It apparently used to be a hardware store before it was converted... More 

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Thank NVP102
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time here and we brought my 88 year old grandmother, who owned an Italian restaurant that was passed down to my dad. Therefore, a real hidden gem! I don't need to repeat comments, but I totally agree with the handful of reviews below mine. This is the kind of dining you see that is fading away,... More 

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Thank Beyond_all_Borders
Keystone, Colorado
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mr. Martino's was on East Passyunk long before it became trendy. But it definitely fits in. It is a small (10 tables or so) storefront restaurant. The dining area is in a dark room with a tin ceiling. Quiet and intimate. The restaurant is run by a couple, he runs the front and she cooks. The food is very good... More 

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Thank Bill S
Stow, Ohio
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This quirky little restaurant in South Philly was wonderful. The existing TA reviews fall into two camps, basically - you love it or you hate it. We loved it. I disagree with some common complaint about the "smaell" of the restaurant - it's an old, old building - get over it. Five of us shared two starters & each had... More 

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Thank jprochnow
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I enjoy going to dinner here. It is not for everyone. The trattoria is in an old hardware store. It is only open on Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Martino's is owned by a couple. The husband is the host and the wife is the cook. It feels like going to someone's house. Every dish is made to order and you... More 

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1 Thank RoxyL
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not for you if your looking for elegant dining. However if you want to step back in time to great food delivered in an old hardware store setting , this is your chance. Food is great. Atmosphere is original turn of the century. It is a slow, longer night. The food is prepared and brought directly to the table. BYOB... More 

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Thank Sitejps
philadelphia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For those who understand the sophistication of simple, understated food, prepared with care and consistency, then this is the restaurant for them. Only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Mr. Martino's has been serving all sorts of diners - from families to young couples on first dates to loyal, once-a-week customers - for over twenty years. Visit Mr. Martino's when... More 

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1 Thank manet
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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273 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a quirky place. Missed it on first walk by on e. Passyunk. It is right next to the municipal parking lot. Very nice atmosphere. BYOB. I had the octopus special with cannoli beans and my spouse had ravioli with red pepper sauce. Atmosphere is old school Italian. It is in an old high ceilinged hardware store. WILL RETURN.... More 

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Thank LARRYOTTER
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have been to Mr.Martinos MANY times over the past 20 years. I made a comment about the 2 reviews posted that said "don't bother". Yes people can say what they want and i still say look at both of these peoples reviews of other places. I like that it is a BYOB and when you reserve a table, it... More 

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2 Thank Jean P
Newark, Delaware
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Wow. We read the reviews, packed our wine and couldn't wait to have a delicious meal at Mr. Martino's. The restaurant looks quite nice/quaint but had a slight moldy smell. I wish this was the only issue of the evening. The server/host was fussy about where we wanted to sit. The restaurant was very hot considering we ate at 7:30... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215-755-0663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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