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Mr Martino's Trattoria

1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215-755-0663
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Ranked #1,262 of 3,727 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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English first
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were in the Passyunk area and were awed by how many BYOB Italian places there are. We wound up eating here (I don't see where it's hard to find). I see from a previous reviewer that it used to be an old hardware store.(?) Possibly could explain the musty smell that lingers. It's dark and dingy looking but hey,... More

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USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I can't wait to go back to Mr. Martino's! If you are longing for light, fluffy homemade pasta, fresh cheese in a homey, beautiful space, this should be your next dinner destination. The space started out as a hardware store; look down as you enter and see the little hex tiles on the entryway floor. Inside, the bar is made... More

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Philadelphia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This little hideaway on hopping East Passyunk Ave. is not for everyone. First, it's only open Friday to Sunday and you generally need a reservation. Second, it's small and quaint, formerly a hardware store. Lighting is almost non-existent; you may need to use your mobile phone to read the menu & see what you're eating. Third, it's hard to find.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The portions were very small making the price very high. Nothing offered with the entrees. will not return.

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Phila area
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I ate here and were both a little disappointed. The place is cute and quaint(very small). Our meals were Ok but portions were smaller than expected. Nothing memorial about the meal. Service was very good. We would not return.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Located in an old hardware store, in South Philadelphia, this BYOB is a treasure. It has a small seasonal menu and I have tried almost everything on it - all superb. The baked Ricotta and asparagus appetizer is wonderful.

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philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Have been going here for 15+ years, a steady BYOB favorite. Everyone we have ever taken here has loved it. Recommend: baked ricotta and asparagus appetizer, balsamic chicken entree, served with potatoes and green beans, lemon tart or chocolate pudding for dessert with a cup of very strong coffee. Bring your own wine, don't expect to get out of there... More

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