I came here for my birthday from Toronto and it was hands down the best restaurant experience I have ever had. Domenico and Peter were truly outstanding in terms of service and were so friendly and warm and amazing. The food was INCREDIBLE. The ambience was lovely and the noise level was perfect (not loud but not awkwardly quiet). I honestly don’t write reviews often at all, but this was one of the most memorable meals I’ve ever had. Genuinely wish I could give over 5 stars.
It had been a long time since we last ate at Il Continori but were not disappointed. The service was excellent. Fabrizio our waiter was most helpful and congenial. He recommended a wine to accompany my meal that was perfect and one I had not tried before. While a little pricey, the food was excellent.
At an 8pm dinner, they were out of several menu items
it wasn't what I remember from the 80s. the cocktail was very weak, and the waiter was never around
and they didn't have the special..they were out of it.
Parpadelle with sausage and peas was excellent
This was our first visit to Il Cantinori, prompted by a nearby Theatre date, and we can only say that we are sorry to have missed out on this wonderful restaurant for so long!
Our meal was delicious, the service most attentive and accommodating and the setting delightful as we had a pleasant choice between the interior garden room and the open front facing the street.
We look forward to returning soon and often!
Another excellent meal at Il Cantinori. The homemade pappardelle with Italian sausage in a pink sauce is just the best. Everyone at our table ordered it and loved it. I had a wonderful veal scallopini special. Very thinly sliced, rich but not heavy marsala and mushroom sauce. Fresh vegetables were crisp with it too. The server recognized us and was attentive and clearly remembered our recent dining experience even though it had been almost a month. We were seated promptly. At first it was at a table near the aisle, and I asked if we could move to w window table since the restaurant was not yet crowded. Our server returned in just a couple of minutes and said yes of course which was great.
I was celebrating my friend’s birthday and was expecting at least a candle with desert but they totally ignore the note I left in my special request line.
Food was very good, table in the back room was not as noisy as the main dining room. Service was good, unfortunately, the main reason for my evening was not acknowledged.
Delicious Italian food and superb service
Food is always special. The ambience is perfect for two or a group. Service is impeccable and you will always feel welcome. The menu has something for everyone from pasta to fish to meat and they will often prepare something special not on the menu if you ask. Try the Paperdelle Butera or any of the fish dishes. This restaurant is clearly a step above in every way.
I swear this is the second time I’ve eaten there and it is my new absolutely favorite restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and so fresh and authentic and the wait staff was very very kind. There was a little issue with a homeless person on the street and they handed handled it so well I was really moved.
I asked for and got a quietish table and the waiter was outstanding.
From the time we walked in everything was just 5 Star......our meal was superb and our waiter stole the show....Ask for Carlos Landi.....He will make your evening of true Italian flair.....Can’t wait for our next adventure......
Consistently fantastic food and service. A must-go if you are in the area.
The restaurant was outstanding, the food was amazing and the service was the best! Cannot wait to go back!
Excellent food, attentive service and a very nice atmosphere.
First time dining here. Ambiance, service and food were exceptional. Definitely going back!!!
Spectacular Italian restaurant - best in the city!
Great food, charming place, attentive service.
Waiters repeatedly spilled water. Menus frayed. Wilted flowers on table. Food hugely overpriced. The "amuse bouche" to start off meal was nothing more or less than stewed tomatoes (I think canned, but not positive). Salad (cold) came on warm plates, meaning it was wilted. Unappetizingly giant portions of pasta. Doing la cucina Italiana a disservice!!!
The best thing in my life.Q U A L I T Y.I would sagest it to everybody who visited N.Y.I hope we have that restaurant in my country.It is also a lovely place to go alone and have fun with yourself.
Still my favorite restaurant in NY! Frank is the best! Waiter was a bit off - not attentive but otherwise perfect
The service here is excellent. It's the type that I had not seen in a long time, accommodating, helpful and made the delicious food taste even better.
This place is amazing! We came here because this is the restaurant that Carrie Bradshaw celebrated her 35th birthday in sex and the city and it did not disappoint!!! Loved everything!
Food good. Waiter incompetent and not attentive.
My favorite NYC restaurant -
The food is so fresh and the presentation so well executed-
And how lucky am I to live right down the street!
Excellent! Everyone raves about their choice and we each had different meals. Worth the ride from midtown! Would definitely go back.
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 dined here for a graduation celebration and Mothers Day. As usual, food and service were excellent despite how busy they were. Owner greeted us and we were seated immediately. We love to eat here and recommend it to our family and friends who visit NY.
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