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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4451 (Sansom)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely GNO with my daughter. Each of the dishes we sampled were executed perfectly, especially the octopus and lamb chops and bomba Rice. We also enjoyed the tuna tartare and wild mushrooms. We make this our go to place in Philadelphia!!

Thank MedCommChick
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the top chef tasting with wine pairing. Without ruining anyone's experience with what we had I will just tell you to go and enjoy it. The top item was a lamb kabob wrapped in Serrano ham dipped into an onion ring dipping sauce. And the best one bite was the cherry that came with the duck. Incredible night.... More 

Thank Pennace
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent tapas restaurant! Two wonderful small plates that we'd definitely return to try again: The scallops with vanilla parsnip purée were so fantastic that we ordered another serving. The Kobe beef was also delicious.

Thank L0ve2travel0ften
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our chef menu dinner. Service was friendly, genuine and very quick. We opted to order the middle-of-the-road chef menu (there are 3 options) without wine accompaniment (we ordered a bottle ourselves). We simply sat back, relaxed and the amazing food kept coming. There were about 9 small plates served and we absolutely loved it.

Thank sunnsnow3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small place with an active bar scene upstairs and a lovely dining area downstairs. (This place is NOT for those who have trouble with stairs.) Everything we ordered, meats, seafood, cheese, vegetables, desert, was very good. The sangria blanco was among the best sangrias I've had. The staff was very knowledgeable both about the foods, including the different cheeses,... More 

Thank Lisa446
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd visit to Tinto and it may qualify as a reason to keep coming to the city. We each went for the chef's tasting menu and wine pairing. The wines started light and became progressively more robust and complex as the meal continued. Each wine was a compliment for the 2-3 plates that came with each course. The wines... More 

Thank Robert H
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Tinto during restaurant week in Phila. What a great way to get dinners to explore new venues. Overall we enjoyed ourselves. We found the food to be good but not great. The standard menu was not an option, for restaurant week there was a five course fixed fare menu. For $35 Tinto’s provided great value and a varied... More 

Thank David B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I was with a large party but could only stay a short while, my father got the Sopa De Castaña and OMG! I need to go back and get that soup! It was so rich and smooth - my one spoonful blew my mind.

Thank vron76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I was party of a large party who recently dined her. The food was beautifully presented and was delicious. Staff were attentive without being over-bearing. I would thoroughly recommend eating here - fabulous!

Thank JayneShuff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with a large group here and the food was excellent! While the room was very noisy due to the numbers, we all really enjoyed our dinner. Particularly good were the scallops, shrimp and duck dishes we had. I'm already thinking about when I'm going back!

Thank ZonaP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4451
  • Public Transportation: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-665-9150
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?