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Mr Martino's Trattoria

1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #751 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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211 reviews 211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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37 restaurant reviews
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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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11 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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Additional Information about Mr Martino's Trattoria

Address: 1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122
Phone Number: 215-755-0663
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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