Great restaurant. Traditional old-school in every aspect. Not inexpensive.
Fantastic food and service. It’s a bit pricey but trust me, it’s worth every penny. Attentive waitstaff, great ambiance, and the food...the food is fabulous. Don’t wait! Book a table. You won’t be sorry.
Food was delicious, as always. The service was also top notch - very accommodating and attentive without being intrusive. It is a lovely place - highly recommended.
I just wish it weren't quite so noisy at dinnertime - when full (which it usually is at dinner), it can be hard to hear others in your party. Lunch is far quieter and on nice days, there are a couple semi-outdoor tables that make you feel as if you are on the streets of Rome.
We went for Mother’s Day. Everything was great. The specials were particularly good. The restaurant was packed and the staff rose to the occasion. Lots of smiling mothers!
Been there many times and have never been disappointed. Food and service is fabulous. Can’t wait to go back
Excellent, I make a point to dine here every time I'm in town and have never been disappointed!
Delicious food, beautiful amazing flower arrangement -- a great night with friends!
Il Cantinori is one of my very favorites in the city! I love it! I love the food, the ambiance and the wait staff is superb! I highly recommend it for any occasion!
Excellent food, cocktails, and service
I was dining alone and my service was good until other tables filled up. Other tables were waited on and served while I still waited to order my entree. The larger parties mattered more. This was especially disappointing since I skipped my usual restaurant and went out of my way to be there. I expect this experience was a fluke since overall the restaurant seems authentic and low-key.
Service was impeccable and the food was great.... can’t wait to go back, looking forward to sitting at the tables outside
Regular lunch customer ( not dinner. Always pleased with the food especially pastas with crabmeat. Menus change regularly, Great specials. Very professional service from Domingo and Max both of whom I have known prior to their coming to the restaurant
Sought an excellent restaurant for a late lunch and an important personal conversation. This was it! We arrived shortly after 1:00 and probably stayed and talked until about 3:30. Nobody gave us any indication that we were overstaying our welcome. Somewhat expensive, but for special occasions or needs such as ours, Il Cantori was perfect. Almost forgot - the food and drink were truly delicious!
Never disappoints! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
Staff was great. Best place ever
Best neighborhood gem
Fabulous as always! Everyone is wonderful at il Cantinori!
Food was very good, but not as good as the prices would indicate. The Maitre d’ greeted us with a scowl. One of the waiters was professional and friendly. Another server was ridiculously snobbish. It was not a pleasant experience which was very disappointing since I had some wonderful dinners there in the past.
Great service and the food was excellent!
The food, ambiance and service will take your breathe away.
We were very late and they were very kind and saved a great table for us. Very professional service, delicious food in a warm setting.
Fabulous food and service, as always! I have a number of business dinners and it is always my first option.....
Always is an outstanding dining experience. Nothing is EVER a problem, nothing is EVER an issue! Simply put, I could eat here every night....it’s really that AMAZING!
My favorite place in NYC! The best food, wait staff, ambiance in town.
Always top notch everything from food to service to ambiance!
Anniversary dinner was exquisite. Food and service were exceptional.
Il Catinori is divine. I couldn't think of a better combination of ingredients for a restaurant -- lovely ambiance, great clientele, wonderful menu, exquisite service. I've been coming here since it opened and enjoy as much today as I did 30 years ago.
It was a great lunch and I’m looking forward to be back soon, very soon.., it was all 5 star but the service double up for it!!! Thanks Domingo!
Fabrizio is finest waiter in nyc and the food is always exceeding expectations - the gracious decor welcomes everyone in a field of rose bouquets-
This has been a favorite place of mine for over twenty years - it is hard to maintain quality levels for that long, but they have. We have celebrated many a special occasion here and will continue to do so - I hope forever! Great quiet street location, wonderful front porch option in warmer months, gorgeous flowers always, kind staff and fabulous food. I am always so happy to walk in the door, even if I am just stopping by for a drink. Two word summary: warm and wonderful.
We had a request for a table in the "thick of things" and what they had for us was perfect. Everyone there is very friendly and accommodating. First class service and outstanding food. Highly recommended, particularly for a special occasion as it is a memorable dining experience.
This is the greatest place! Any day any occasion whatever
the reason ...always good, always consistent wait staff,
The food is amazing even after all the years I have been
going there! And Frank, the manager, he’s a big part of it!
He’s the best, always accommodating , always cool,
funny, personable what else can I say. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!
Can’t wait to go back!! Service, food, wine, atmosphere all terrific!
The food was delicious. However, despite the great reviews regarding the service, our waiter was awful. He wasn’t kind, he made us feel rushed, & he just seemed bothered overall. Even my grandmother made a comment about the man’s cold demeanor. While the food was absolutely fantastic, the waiter just tainted our entire experience. I would go back - I’d just request to be seated elsewhere.
Neighborhood staple food is good service was most attentive cost is on the high side.
Favorite restaurant in NYC!
The ambiance, food and service made us feel like we were invited to a friend's home for a wonderful lunch.
Each and every time the entire experience has been enjoyable. But most important is the quality of the food ... always on point.
Wonderful food and service. Lovely atmosphere.
Inattentive waitstaff. Food was decent. Forgot one of our appetizers and didn’t give us part of our dessert.