Il Cantinori

4.9
1756 Reviews
$50 and over
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBettinaK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Excellent food, atmosphere and dining experience. Love this place and have been coming here for over 30 years!

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vipOUTSTANDING
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cantinori is always special, but last night I brought friends from out of town and we had the most wonderful evening. From the beautiful table with a view onto charming 10th Street, to the warm and attentive service, to the farm fresh salads and perfect pastas, it was magical. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipNZ2247
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service. Beautiful room.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a beautiful restaurant with very attentive service. You can tell the people who work here not only enjoy what they do, but enjoy bringing joy to the people they serve!

The atmosphere is very low light, soft music so if you’re looking for a party go elsewhere— and I mean this is good way. This is the kind of restaurant that you hold hands in and stare into the eyes of your significant other lol.

While you’re staring, ORDER THE PASTA! Some of the best pasta I’ve ever tasted. Flavorful, light, delicious. Amazing wine selection as well.

Fellas if you’re in the doghouse, this is the way out. Will certainly recommend to our friends!

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vipJDMJR
St. Louis
70 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipMadelineN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Just amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Phenomenal staff and gorgeous floral bouquets.

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vipEdwardB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank and his team are insanely amazing. Cannot wait to go back!!!

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WendyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants, the ambiance is lovely, food is delicious and the staff couldn't be nicer. In fact my beau chose this place to propose! We will definitely go back.

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vipjeffreyh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot. Never disappoints

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vipmisterh27
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service!! Wonderful outdoor set-up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday The best

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PageS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Take a trip to Tuscany via New York City. On a quiet side street in Greenwich Village, a warm, open-hearted restaurant with divine cuisine and service. The front opens fully up so that there is great air flow throughout. The seats outside are surrounded by linden roses and trailing ivy. I can't recommend this restaurant more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and cozy. Celebrated birthday here.

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vipRose
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cantinori is always my absolute favorite place to celebrate any and every occasion in New York. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Went for a special occasion and it was just very meh. Also felt dated. Food was overpriced and our server didn’t know anything about wine.

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vipmarkray
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

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vipFiDiCritic
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cantinori always delivers. The exceptional people, food, and atmosphere make it truly special.

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Bryony
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely people and great food!! We would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is incredible here. I have never had a bad meal here and everything is awesome.

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bcNYC28
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as we remembered!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would definitely go back!

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vipMary
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and setting

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vipFoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
Food was great
Ambience off the charts
Very comfortable and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always a classic and delicious meal.

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vipRose
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Il Cantinori is exceptional :) The food is epic, the staff even more fabulous. FAV RESTAURANT IN NYC!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fabulous dinner. The balloons for Valentine’s Day were adorable. I couldn’t recommend the place more.

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vipLisaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely luscious. Dining experience perfection in every way. Service could not have been nicer.

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vipMadelineN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! The best Italian restaurant in NY. The service and food was outstanding. This is my always place to go from now on when I am in NY. The staff made me feel as part of the family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Inauguration Day

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vipGuyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service impeccable
outdoor set was safe and comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing here.

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vipMaya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best of the best! It's a true gem. We love the team at il cantinori and they always make you feel like family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than Italy, thank you!

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vipDavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how great and timeless this fantastic restaurant is. Highly recommend

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LynneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorites: elegant, European in feel, attentive service, good food -- and a place to have a conversation -- and actually hear ach other speak!

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KariC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Serving staff was the best. Food was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Excellent food as always, beautiful room. Terrible service. Many servers standing around who ignored us for 15 minutes or so when we arrived and were seated. Don’t need this with so many terrific other choices.

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Ramona
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect ambiance and the best food. Fresh flowers are the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the best places in NYC

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Il Cantinori is rated 4.9 stars by 1756 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.