another excellent mealI just LOVE going to Il Cantinori.....nothing is EVER a problem. The food is excellent, the service professional and so pleasanr, and nothing is ever a problem with changes to the menu!!! Truly, when my 3 and a half year old granddaughter says that she wants to go to Il Cantinori for dinner, because they have the BEST gnocchi in the world, and when she arrives and is greeted so warmly by the staff, you know life is good!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent attention and food!I have celiac's (severe intolerance to gluten) and came here for a work dinner. The hostess and server were overly accommodating for me... Giving me a special appetizer alternative and making sure my entree fit my needs. It's a dream to eat such amazing food and feel safe. A perfect place for dinner!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious. Wonderful service.Delicious. Wonderful service. One of those fabulous forever NY stalwarts.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bestwe've been going here for quite a few years, the food is amazing. we have NEVER had a bad meal! The service is professional, and friendly. The overall experience is so wonderful. You leave happier and looking forward to returning! The staff is JUST as friendly and helpful when you leave as when you come in. I have NEVER experienced this at any other restaurant! We bring the grandchildren EARLY, (they love the gnocchi!!!) and they are welcomed as if they were regular diners! Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!!!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian dining experienceThe owner and staff made us feel like family on our first visit. The food is not the usual Italian fare but slightly uncommon or familiar but with a twist. Everything was delicious and tasted homemade. They are eager to please and want you to be happy with your choices. The service was excellent.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner in Romantic settingWe enjoyed our dinner there the other night. We have been there a few times and always enjoyed it. The portions are not huge but that is fine with us. It is not inexpensive. The service was attentive and food serviced quickly (we would have been happy sitting longer) and it was very good and hot. My fresh mozzarella was excellent as was my special entrée Branzini fish- very light and fresh. We didn't have dessert. I would recommend it.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Tuscan!My first time here and we were thoroughly impressed with the food. The food reminds you of dining in a quaint trattoria in Tuscany, homemade pastas, exceptional meats and attentive yet laid- back service. I will definitely repeat.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Cantinori still remainsIl Cantinori still remains my favorite restaurant in all of NYC. Frank is a gem - he runs an amazing place - great food, great service - everyone feels special and has a wonderful time.
its my fist choice for special occassions as well as for when i just want a really good dinner in a gorgeous and friendly ambiance.
Its a treasure5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful food and service to matchSmall but deliciously crafted menu. Attentive staff. Felt extremely at ease despite it being a reasonably upmarket restaurant. Ate the soft shell crab special and the tagliatelle, both were exceptional. Great intimate location for a romantic dinner.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food awesome serviceFood was great, great wine list, great setting, romantic, awesome waiters, one of my favorite places to eat in new York. My girlfriend and I totally enjoyed our 3 hour lunch there, yes it was that great. Would go back in a heartbeat.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service! Amazing Food!Best Service! Amazing Food! Fun and energetic Ambiance! Overall, Fabulous night out, and thanks to Victor for making our evening so great! Way to go Victor!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Dined often in the mid- 80's to the mid- 90's when I was traveling to the City for Business on a monthly basis- still superb and perfect! Requested and received an incredible table; terrific service; spectacular Pasta Menu; gorgeous fresh flowers throughout the Restaurant; very enjoyable meal! Absolutely a "10!"5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was outstandingOur dinner was outstanding as always! All of the pasta dishes are delicious as well as the seafood and meats.
The staff is very accommodating and it's a fun, nice atmosphere.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!!!One if the best Itialian restaurants in New York.
Loved the food and the staff was amazing.
If in New York, you MUST try it!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Cantinori never disappoints.Il Cantinori never disappoints. Took a client, had requested a corner table through Open Table and one was reserved for me. It was perfect in every way!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ambiance!! Caring,Lovely ambiance!! Caring, fabulous wait staff and of course delicious food!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything works at this gemeverything works at this gem ...a bit pricey but consisttently good if you can afford it4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time. Perfect location,My first time. Perfect location, open to the street with a few outdoor tables when the weather permits, great Tuscany atmosphere. Very pleasant. Not too crowded when we were there for lunch. Didn't sample too many items on the menu. What we chose was simple and very good. However, there were flavor choices for the Tartufo...a real plus! Did not check wine list. We had a wonderful wait person, experienced and mature with a charming accent that added to the experience of Italy in New York. So delightful to walk into such a lovely place on a picture perfect street in such a lovely neighborhood on a beautiful and warm spring day.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFor nearly 30 years, thisFor nearly 30 years, this Village treasure has been serving great Tuscan inspired dishes with no loss of authenticity or enthusiasm. While the prices are at the upper end, the tastes are also. If you want the look, feel and taste of a trattoria where simplicity of preparation and purity of taste is king, come here.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience here and will definitely be back again.The food and service were great and we we felt very much at home.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST RESTAURANT _once again - a FANTASTIC dinner at a FANTASTIC restaurant!!!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I are neighborhoodMy wife and I are neighborhood regulars. We love Il Cantinori.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice people run theReally nice people run the place. A+.
Excellent food and service.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always our evening wasAs always our evening was perfect. The food service and ambiance is always great and we look forward to returning again and again2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd visit, thisThis was our 2nd visit, this time with a group of 8 friends. Everyone thoroughly themselves. The service was excellent. The food was very tasty. And the decor is lovely- floral arrangements that are outstanding throughout the restaurant, even on the way to the rest rooms. We will look for more reasons to be in the neighborhood and return to this very nice establishment.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM