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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #42 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Basque
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
Description: Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces. Specialties of the House Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders. Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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392 reviews 392 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Tinto about 20 minutes prior to our reservation. We went to the bar and I let the hostess know. Less than 5 minutes later, she came to get us and let us know she had moved some things around so we could be seated right away. Awesome. Server was good. Food was also pretty good- minus the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for 8-10 people, and arrived with 13 on a very busy night. The staff were extremely accommodating, setting up a private upstairs room for us, carrying extra furniture and place setting up there for us. Food was good, service was good too. If you like Spanish Tapas, this is a great place to go, especially if... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Date night at Tinto was wonderful. The atmosphere was cozy and casual while still being special. The food was delicious. There was not a dish we did not enjoy. Our waitress was very attentive without being annoying, which can be easy with a tapas style menu. The manager approached our table to ask how everything was, which we always appreciate.... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

By the descriptions on the menu, I probably would not have chosen to order a single item that was on our tasting menu if it was an ala carte evening, simply because everything on this Spanish inspired menu seemed at least a little outside my comfort zone. However I tried and enjoyed every single dish an usually went for seconds...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wanted to try something new in Philly and based on the recommendation of a friend decided on Tinto since we love Spanish food. Ordered the red sangria along with many different Tapas which included Albondigas, Mixto Charcuterie and Aged Manchego, Figs, Duck, Pork Belly, Prawns. All were very good. Had very attentive wait staff, was good for family but would... More 

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237 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We only went here for drinks while waiting for our table at Village Whiskey to become available but the staff were extremely nice and helpful and the house chardonnay at $7.50 a glass was very good indeed. Nice selection of wines, beers etc.

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Parkton, MD
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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

What an excellent meal! The restaurant was very busy. We were seated downstairs and it was much more romantic. Food was outstanding. Ordered the chef tasting and I promise you will not leave hungry. Highly recommend this place!

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Albany, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday evening (reservations had been made in advance) and the restaurant was packed! After a very short wait at the bar, we were seated. We selected numerous plates and they were all beautifully presented and most important, delicious! Noise level was acceptable as we were able to carry on a conversation easily.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food can be a bit pricy, well worth it. We usually dine on the tapas with friends and a bottle from their wonderful selection. The services is quick, efficient and friendly. The pork belly sandwich with pears, wrapped figs and lamb with eggplant our some of the wonderful small plates we gravitate towards.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been eating dinner at Tinto for years. It is our family favorite, the place we choose whenever we want a truly special night out. We live about 45 minutes outside Philly, and if we're going to Philadelphia for dinner, we're usually going to Tinto. Over the years, we have never been disappointed. The staff is professional and friendly,... More 

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Additional Information about Tinto

Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-665-9150
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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