Sunday, February 14, 2016
Karina's Ristorante
1520 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19147
(215) 218-0455
Neighborhood: Italian Market
Parking: Street parking only.
Cuisine type: Italian; Spanish
Style: The cozy Karina's Ristorante has joined the seemingly exploding ranks of South Philadelphia BYOBs. Chef-owner is Pedro Beltano, a veteran of Il Portico, Portofino, Frederick's, and, most recently, Bistro La Viola. Beltano, a native of Ecuador, lived with an Italian family when he arrived here, so his menu mixes homey Italian specialties (pastas are homemade) with paella and other Spanish dishes that his ancestors brought with them to South America. (Karina is his daughter's name.)
Hours: Dinner 7 days a week