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Il Tinello
Il Tinello

Il Tinello Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.iltinellony.com
  • Phone: (212) 245-4388
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.
  • Parking: No
A word from Il Tinello
Blending 26 years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking, Il Tinello provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. The quality Italian ingredients, spectacular wine list and impeccable service showcase the restaurant's heritage, while the classy decoration brings new energy to every meal. The fresh homemade pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Il Tinello delivers an experience that is perfect to celebrate your big day or every day.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I definitely recommend for an old school experience. Amazing food, great desserts, great ambience. Major pitfall was that I ordered a side of pasta and it wasn't freshly prepared?!????!!!! Very disappointing for such an upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent and we really enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good overall but a little too expensive for a standard Italian restaurant even if in midtown Manhattan."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Beautiful ambience, perfectly executed cuisine and service. It doesn't get better than this."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We never fail to dine here when in NY. The Caesar salad is simply the finest on earth (make sure Daniel makes it). The scampi fra diavola was fantastic, just the right spice."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant with the best type of older traditions such as gracious service , warm welcome, quality ingredients and lovely presentation. The food is excellent too. Just wish it wasn't so expensive"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious Italian cuisine and impeccable service. We loved the antipasto and pasta dishes."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "every.thing was spot on except the price.Way overpriced"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I brought a good client with me and thought it was a 5 star restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our visit was very nice. A carbonara appetizer was not as creamy as would be optimal. The lamb special was truly outstanding. The chocolate cake was somewhat dry. Overall, quite acceptable."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service here is impeccable! The food is delicious and they don't rush you but they stay on top of things! Bartender made my cocktail exactly the way I like it and the zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta were amazing!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Mr Icahn and Mr. Silverstein, ... A wonderful and magnificent experience as always. Il Tinello has become my favorite go-to midtown Italian. A treasure."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was very good. Old world ambiance. Service was great. The only suggestion I would make is that the reason we came here was we had heard about the five star caesar salad.... unforutnately, it was good but not great... to take the caesar salad to a notable level, they should add some homemade garlic croutons, splash of fresh lemon and perhaps offer anchovies for those that might like."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We took the advice of other reviewers and were very glad we did! The food was great! My normally picky husband cannot stop talking about his dinner. He wanted to go back 2 nights later. It wa a bit noisy, but no more than any at other place we eat. The service was swift and courteous. We will definitely be back when we visit New York again!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had been looking for a new Itailian restaurant in Midtown West and stumbled upon a reall gem. The food, ambiance and service are all top notch. Clearly, the chef has an eye on both traditional classic dishes mixed with an array of seasonally fresh adaptations of fish, vegetables and fruit, all served with traditional Itailian instincts. While I was there for lunch, I would see how the room would also be great for dinner. Couples and small groups will thoroughly enjoy Il Tinelo."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was great. Service WA impeccable. Florida our server was the best. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Overall a very good experience. The wine list is quite over priced (at least 3 - 4 times retail markup)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our visit to Il Tinello was memorable in many ways, starting with accomodating our lateness for a 6 pm pre-theater reservation.The service was impeccable, attentive and very personable without being intrusive. The food was outstanding. The decor is timeless and tasteful, rather than trendy, appropriate for old-school Italian fine dining. The tableside prep and rollout carts for antipasto and desserts were attractive and entertaining. and certainly enticing. While the winelist is expensive, it is also extensive; even the least expensive (@$50) is a delicious choice. We will return whenever in this area filled with alternative choices."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was excellent! Daniel knew how to make the best Ceasar salad! Pasta was fresh and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Il Tinello is excellent every time. The food is exceptional, and the service is friendly and attentive. It also has a great ambiance. The table side Caesar is a must, as is the antipasto table that allows you to choose exactly which delicacy you want to indulge in. The pastas offer incredible variety and they are excellent. As good as the items in the menu are, their specials are always worth ordering! The dessert table is also unusually good. My favorite overall Italian dining experience in NY!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very hot day and the A/C wasn't working. Management made no accommodation to bring in fans or discount pricing. Food was delicious, but temperature made it more difficult to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had to wait 40 min for a table. Arrived for 8PM reserve 3 min early. Don't overbook is the message. Good standard NY Italian fare. Otherwise attentive service. But would not chance it again. There are plenty more like it."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Found this restaurant by accident but it turned out to be one of our best finds in NYC. The wait staff was very professional and skilled and the food was exceptional. It is a small neighborhood restaurant that takes great pride in what they do - from the little things like providing tastes of chef specialties and suggesting perfect wine pairings to skilled/entertaining table side preparations and making your food exactly as you ordered it. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had made a reservation for 2 (all that was available in OpenTable) but was only a single person. The host initially suggested that I eat at the bar, when that wasn't acceptable, he suggested a tiny table in an awkward location. When that was refused, he finally offered a regular two-top. The food was very good, although I wouldn't say excellent. The service was some of the best I have had anywhere! The waiter, under-waiter, and bus boy were all superb. The wine list is long (but only a few wines from the larger Italian producers) and somewhat on the pricey side."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Haven't been in years since we moved to Florida full time but it is remains our 'favorite' place - as always, the food, the service, the ambiance - wonderful but we did miss seeing Mario - we say 'Hi' and we wish him a speedy recovery .... Jim and Trish Tamuccio"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great Caesar salad made fresh at your table and wonderful freshly made desserts."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great location, fantastic old world service and the food is excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "really great dinner from start to finish and the service was exceptional will return with friends well done"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and i took a chance on Il Tinello for our final dinner in NYC. We were so happy to have done so. From the moment we were greeted, we felt like this establishment wanted to wow us and they certainly did. We enjoyed our amuse bouche, the appetizers and I had the veal scallopine special that was a joy to eat. I recommend this restaurant and hope they continue to wow future customers."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "service and food were outstanding. The waiter knew his wines too"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Il Tinello is a magnificent restaurant. Honestly, I am a bit hesitant to write too much about it our of fear that more people will discover this wonderful place. It is truly an outstanding Italian restaurant well worth the price. All the best to the management, Chef, waiters and kitchen staff!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful pre-theater dinner meal. This place is quintessential "old New York" dining (with the price tag to prove it). Legions of service people hovering, just waiting to refill your glass and pick up your used utensils. The food was superb, especially the Boratta mozzarella appetizer. Courses all arrived in a timely manner to leave time for desert and coffee before leaving for the show. I heartily recommend this very special place but you might might want to check your credit card limit beforehand. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed a birthday dinner with my mother and the wait staff was exceptional and made sure we had a fabulous evening. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or romantic outing as I would have enjoyed and evening with my spouse here as well. Food was moderate portions and wonderfully prepared. House made burrata was perfect "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "although somewhat pricey for a pre-theater dinner, the food and service here is very good and our guests enjoyed the dining experience. They got us out on a timely basis to get to our show without hurrying our dinner."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food and service was great. Business lunch but I will be back for dinner."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We dined at Il Tinello on a Saturday night. The service was outstanding the whole evening. We begin with a leisurely cocktail at the cozy bar and then on to our table. The wait staff was friendly, professional and very helpful in recommendations. We both had sautéed soft shell crabs followed by branzino filleted table side. Maître'd made a great wine recommendation with an 07' Amarone. Watching everyone working as a team was like watching an orchestra, each knowing his part. True fine dining. Needless to say, but we will be back on our next visit to NYC"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had been to this restaurant several years ago and forgot how great the food and service were. It may be a bit pricey for some but well worth every dollar! We will return. Great place for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The dinner we had was one of the best meals we have had in New York City. We look forward to a special evening at the restaurant whenever we are in the city. The service is exceptional, the entrees are incredible, and the desserts are amazing."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dine here often and always still amazed how exceptional the food is always. Each time we bring friends with us there feelings are the same .From the moment you walk in till the end the staff is beyond friendly.. If we lived in the City we would come more often. We dine out often and many different places of which there are none that comes close. A bit expensive but worth ever dollar. Only one word to describe the food, service and staff, "Perfect"...."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food good but nothing particularly special. Service very good. Lamb was good but not prepared as ordered. Waiter took back and replaced without any argument. About 30% over priced."
    Dined on 5/21/2014