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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
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 4
    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
Good food, great service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
jprochnow
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Stow, Ohio
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Stow, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews 227 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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