Il Cantinori

4.8
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Italian
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

In 2020 you can’t have a bar at a good restaurant serving old style fake red Marischino cherries in drinks. There are so many serious brandied cherries out there. This plus only one red and one white by the glass? Come on people. Your beverage game needs an upgrade.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Seating is way too crammed. Had a huge party sitting behind us that kept knocking into us and had a crying baby. Service was fair. I would have expected a much more elevated experience for a fine dining restaurant.

CG
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious food is served in a warm and intimate environment in a residential part of Manhattan. The portions are generous and the service is always friendly.

m
Adelaide / SA
73 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends from conn and they loved it all. Food drinks ambiance. Always a 10

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had the most amazing dining experience. Everything from the ambience to the food to the service were superb. Our waiter and boss boy were so nice and attentive.
I am definitely coming back to this place, and I have already satrted recommending Il Cantinori to family and friends. If you ever find yourself in NYC, you have to dine at this place

JA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in the City, also hand down the best Italian restaurant in the City.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week and the food was amazing. Since we were below the median age of the patrons there, waiter assumed we were there for restaurant week and did not give us the

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. in the back room, however, the tables were so close together that the noise from the table next to us was really distracting. food was very good and the service great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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O
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Il Cantinori is my favorite restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the wait service is always perfectly attentive--not too much, not too little--and the atmosphere and decor is very comfortably elegant.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They food, service and atmosphere was excellent!!

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Food and atmosphere are magical.

c
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

long time village Tuscan restaurant.. pleasing atmosphere (although a little too dim in the afternoon).. very tasty food, good variety, nicely presented, and there is helpful staff.. sighting celebrities is not unusual.. a good place for a gathering of friends, or a celebration..

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still holds up in all categories. A beautiful meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and the food was not that great. Service was phenomenal tho!

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent....we took advantage of restaurant wk and menu was perfect.... we'll be back for regular menu meal
Wait staff was great and helpful

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. Our server was amazing, and the food was terrific. I hope there are several more decades in the future for Il Cantinori.

SN
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience at il Cantinori yesterday evening. We started with an endive salad with blue cheese and walnuts and then each of us had a pasta -- the pappardelle a la butera which is always to die for and a fabulous spaghetti with manila clam sauce. The vibe in this restaurant is exceptional and the service is exactly what you would want in a fine dining establishment. Kudos to the owner/manager Frank Minieri and his team.

JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was unimpressed with the service and the food was not a five star rating as described in the online description. The drinks were expensive and the overall experience was underwhelming. No reason for a return visit.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, decor, and great especially SERVICE!!
Thank you Dominico for taking care of every detail!
Lunch during restaurant week on Thursday, Jan 23, 2019.
The two ladies sitting in the window - we will be back!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out we are coming again and will be recommending it to friends and family... Bill Brown

JA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding, as was the food. This restaurant is a must.

g
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining and was very excited to try it during restaurant week's menu. A HOME-RUN experience ! Excellent service, (our Waiter, Carlos) explained everything, and included the specials of the evening, with prices ! Great idea. The wine I loved, as did my husband, and the meal was better than I anticipated. Cannot wait to return on a regular night and try anything pasta with the special homemade red sauce they give you for bread dipping ! A perfect evening, So glad we had the best dinner.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff was incredible. So friendly and knowledgeable about the food. They were passionate about making our experience great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The model for consistency and excellence over a long period of time

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As usual.

m
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times - it is always wonderful. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Food was outstanding - especially the tuna and pasta specials. We will return.

KF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cantinori is my favorite Manhattan restaurant- a great local place with incredible food and ambiance and service that is special. Veal Chop Parmigiana is the best. Kudos to Frank and the team.

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After driving from Washington, DC to Ny to dine at Il Cantinori...we were turned away at the door. We arrived 20 minutes prior to our reservation time. They said that there was an emergency in the kitchen and we would not be able to be seated. They offered no real explanation. There was a full restaurant of other diner's. They didn't offer to reschedule, or offer any other solution. I was thoroughly disappointed as we were excited to dine in a Ny dining destination.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service at Il Cantinori. I have been 4 times in the past month. Plenty of places to choose from in the neighborhood, but this place feels like home!

CB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience! The food was phenomenal. It was such a treat to meet the owner - he spent an hour talking to us! We will definitely be back!

IB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 was accommodated very nicely at a very busy time. The food and service were outstanding. All the staff were personable! We will be back.

LH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate the atmosphere, food and service at Il Cantinori and this time was no exception. Excellent as always!

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was delicious, and the service was personal and right on the money. Always have a great time here.

NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, as always. Great food. Great service

AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the bedt

C
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo made the evening a total delight!! Will return because of Aldo.

CM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific quiet lunch on a Thursday. We'll go back the next time in NYC

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, Service was very good. We had the best time. Thank you!

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siblings birthday