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Il Cantinori

4.8
1412 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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Il Cantinori, located in Greenwich Village, has been at the forefront of Tuscan cuisine in NYC since its opening in 1983. This old farmhouse with a rustic warmth, stucco walls, wooden beams and voluminous floral arrangements is very romantic and elegant. We combine the unique traditional flavors of the Tuscan countryside with a complete seasonal lunch and dinner menu. We welcome guests with affectionate hospitality, daily specials and a wine list reflective of the northern Italian regions.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 673-6044
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Minieri
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Private party facilities
Semi-private up to 45 people. Private room available for 45-100 people
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Private party contact
Frank Minieri/Andrew Linardatos: (866) 945-0120
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Catering
Northern Italian cuisine (Tuscan)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Place & Broadway
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Parking details
There is a public lot on the corner of 10th and Broadway and another on the corner of 9th and University Place
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Public transit
6, N, R
Additional
Banquet, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1412 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

First time dining here. Ambiance, service and food were exceptional. Definitely going back!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Spectacular Italian restaurant - best in the city!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, charming place, attentive service.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in NY! Frank is the best! Waiter was a bit off - not attentive but otherwise perfect

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food good. Waiter incompetent and not attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

My favorite NYC restaurant -
Sensational!
The food is so fresh and the presentation so well executed-
And how lucky am I to live right down the street!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent! Everyone raves about their choice and we each had different meals. Worth the ride from midtown! Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great restaurant. Traditional old-school in every aspect. Not inexpensive.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been there many times and have never been disappointed. Food and service is fabulous. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent, I make a point to dine here every time I'm in town and have never been disappointed!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious food, beautiful amazing flower arrangement -- a great night with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food, cocktails, and service

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Service was impeccable and the food was great.... can’t wait to go back, looking forward to sitting at the tables outside

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Never disappoints! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Staff was great. Best place ever

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Love it
Best neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Fabulous as always! Everyone is wonderful at il Cantinori!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service and the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food, ambiance and service will take your breathe away.
Thank you
Mark Perry

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Fabulous food and service, as always! I have a number of business dinners and it is always my first option.....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My favorite place in NYC! The best food, wait staff, ambiance in town.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always top notch everything from food to service to ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Anniversary dinner was exquisite. Food and service were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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!

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