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Ranked #52 of 4,403 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
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
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is a must! The food is amazing it's just such a combination of flavors that you'll feel like you see fireworks!!! Everything we had was phenomenal but my favorites were the serano wrapped figs, arugala salad, and chestnut soup. The ambiance was great and our waitress was a sweet heart. Honestly, you have to go!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Morrisville, PA
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Glorious Tapas”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Went with friends post-theater and really enjoyed the food. Trendy and a little pretentious, but we three senior citizens felt welcome. Some of the items we tried truly stood out. Don't leave without tryig the duck, the scallops or the arugala salad. Service was attentive for the most part. Good selection of beers and sherries to wash it down.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Ruswalsh
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Hillsborough, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food very friendly staff and not too stuffy.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Went there on a Saturday night. Made reservations and I was glad I did. The place gets busy and walkins did not seem to have much success. Tinto has a nice tappas selection and many of the items we ordered were very good. The one plate we did not care for was taken off our bill without request. The drinks can set you back so beware the bar is expensive. Overall Tinto is a nice spot for a date or a evening with friends. Its small but it offers some very unique menu items and is not outrageously priced.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank onewave
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun and tasty”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Six of us had a pescatarian meal here. We were next to the kitchen and could see the cooking which was cool. Lots of variety. High quality ingredients. Our only issue was the sound level. It could have been a little lower but our table was probably one of the quietest. We could have been given more bread without having to ask. But the cheeses, the seafood, the green beans, etc. etc. were all really great and we had 6 diverse critical foodies.

Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We took our 2 sons (18 and 21) to dinner at Tinto recently and had a wonderful meal. We were seated in their basement room, which as we started down the steps, I was disappointed at, but once we were seated, loved it. Only 4-5 tables, so much more private and quieter than the bustling main floor. We had the Chef's tasting menu, letting our server know that we loved duck and lamb and it was fantastic. Both meats were included in the meal and the dishes kept coming ....a bite or two (or three) for each of us and we loved every single one. The service was very attentive. It was a really special meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank toujourparis
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