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Mr Martino's Trattoria

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1646 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1122
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Mr Martino's since it opened and have always had a wonderful meal and experience. Its small intimate setting provides a suitable ambiance for a menu of individually prepared dishes. Two things to remember that It is a BYOB and it is popular, reservations are strongly recommended.

Thank Patrick C
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Since moving to Atlanta 11 years ago, I don't get back to Philly all that often, but every time I do, Mr. Martino's is a must stop. Wonderful food (I love the small menu which always has my favorite items like the lemon tart), incredibly friendly staff. This past weekend, I took my grown daughter there who just happens to... More 

Thank LarrySc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Mr. Martino's is more than a place to grab food - it's an experience. The decor and ambiance will make you feel like you're in Europe. The staff is helpful and friendly, and the food is good Italian comfort food. Definitely a great romantic dinner spot, or a good place to BYO with friends.

Thank Ali W
North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

5 people, 4 appetizers, 5 entrees. Everything was perfect. Extremely accommodating, reasonable prices. We shared the appetizers -- try the baked ricotta and the red peppers, so wonderful. Each of us ordered a different entree and each was sure their meal was the best. Next time this North Carolinian is in Philly, I will be eating here.

Thank Libba F
springfield, pa
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The dining room is just about as cozy as you can get...dark, old school south philly style---just about the size of row home parlor. The disappointing fare is just too bland. The appetizer of roasted sausage and cheese had no inspiration and the cheese (hard to say what type of cheese it was as it was soggy.) The red sauce... More 

Thank brandbridgeltd
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

Thank NVP102
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 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 

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 

Thank Bill S
Stow, Ohio
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

Thank jprochnow
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?