Il Cantinori

4.9
1749 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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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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vipOpenTable 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
2 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
39 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
20 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
2 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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vipAnnw
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great meal with some fantastic service.

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DomC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything about dinner was phenomenal. Food, cocktails and ambience were all great, and I will be back soon.

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vipJeffreyL
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit to Il Cantinori and, as previously, it was an exceptional experience. I had the grilled mushroom special on a bed of arugula, and then the pasta special. Both were delicious. We sat at a table of 7 and received excellent service from Joseph, our waiter, as well as the rest of the staff. Their house wines are quite good and reasonably priced. The wine list is extensive and also reasonably priced. We love this neighborhood gem and will be back on our next visit to the city.

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vipjuliec
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and management are excellent! Professional, friendly and accommodating! Delicious food and a romantic ambiance!

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RichF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Went for a special night and the whole experience was amazing. Staff could not be more friendly and accommodating. Highlight of our trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
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.

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Il Cantinori is rated 4.9 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

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