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Il Cantinori

4.7
1384 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 1384 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fabrizio is finest waiter in nyc and the food is always exceeding expectations - the gracious decor welcomes everyone in a field of rose bouquets-

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This has been a favorite place of mine for over twenty years - it is hard to maintain quality levels for that long, but they have. We have celebrated many a special occasion here and will continue to do so - I hope forever! Great quiet street location, wonderful front porch option in warmer months, gorgeous flowers always, kind staff and fabulous food. I am always so happy to walk in the door, even if I am just stopping by for a drink. Two word summary: warm and wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a request for a table in the "thick of things" and what they had for us was perfect. Everyone there is very friendly and accommodating. First class service and outstanding food. Highly recommended, particularly for a special occasion as it is a memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This is the greatest place! Any day any occasion whatever
the reason ...always good, always consistent wait staff,
The food is amazing even after all the years I have been
going there! And Frank, the manager, he’s a big part of it!
He’s the best, always accommodating , always cool,
funny, personable what else can I say. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Can’t wait to go back!! Service, food, wine, atmosphere all terrific!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was delicious. However, despite the great reviews regarding the service, our waiter was awful. He wasn’t kind, he made us feel rushed, & he just seemed bothered overall. Even my grandmother made a comment about the man’s cold demeanor. While the food was absolutely fantastic, the waiter just tainted our entire experience. I would go back - I’d just request to be seated elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Neighborhood staple food is good service was most attentive cost is on the high side.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Favorite restaurant in NYC!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambiance, food and service made us feel like we were invited to a friend's home for a wonderful lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Each and every time the entire experience has been enjoyable. But most important is the quality of the food ... always on point.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Lovely atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Inattentive waitstaff. Food was decent. Forgot one of our appetizers and didn’t give us part of our dessert.

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1.0Dined on February 8, 2018

worst service ever -- waiter MIA -- pasta served without cheese-- charged for an expensive coffee that never arrived. TERRIBLE. this place used to be a gem. what happened??

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a great venue for bringing clients, friends, wives, and family. Food and service un matched

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Restaurant Week Lunch on a Monday. Ordered the Salmon. When delivered to the table; there was a terrible fishy smell like scallops. Very disconcerting! Server said fresh fish was delivered that morning???

Very disappointed as this is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Flew in from SC to participate in Restaurant Week. Obviously, not a stellar experience!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My friends and I went there for restaurant week. The service was amazing. The food came quickly and every thing tasted delicious. I had the rigatoni with crumbled sausage and shave Parmesan. I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I haven’t been to Il Cantinori in several years although it has always been among my favorite restaurant in NY. We had the loveliest dinner, the food is still superb, the service gracious and attentive without being overbearing and we had a fantastic table. I’ll be back often this year. It was one of the nicest evenings I have had at a restaurant, and my guest was delighted.

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1.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I told them I am allergic to tree nuts, pine nuts and any nuts (they did not ask if I had any, I had to tell them!) and they brought cake with some kind of nuts without telling they contain nuts. I had very small bite and realized it had nuts in the cake. I called the server and asked him and he said “oh yes that one has nuts, did you eat them?”. I am not sure what kind of restaurant is this.... they did not apologize, did not refill my water, and fully charged the meal without anything. I was not feeling well so did not had any energy to argue with them that night. But I will not dine here again.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Lovely ambiance, great wait staff, food is very good. They were very nice even though we were there for Restaurant Week, which was a great deal. I willgo back again even when not Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

My party of four had a wonderful dinner. I had not been back in 18years. So Beautiful with all the fresh flowers. Nick was so accommodating when one friend was running late & Fabrizio our waiter could not of been kinder. I’m looking forward to returning very soon

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We ordered from the restaurant week menu. The food with mediocre. Nothing like the food I’ve had at I Cantinori

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

What used to be a great restaurant with great food and service is now an extremely over crowded and noisey Restaurant with the smallest possible portions. On top of that, the service is more attentive at McDonald’s. What used to be a fav restaurant of mine, is now a failing restaurant resting on its laurels. Totally avoid this restaurant on the weekends!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was lovely. The food was simple very tasty and simple. The service was wonderful and we loved it.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Lovely good vibe crowd and food. Tired of new hipster places

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Always reliable on all counts - food, service, ambiance. One of my favorite spots.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

About my 10th vist. Always top notch everything...from food...to service...to atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent on all counts. Very attentive service, great food.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I come to Il Cantinori every time I visit NYC, usually every January. I usually have several meals there before I leave. it's one of the finest Italian venues I've ever tasted. You always remember me and that makes me feel special...although, I am not that special. Thank you for the multiple meals I've had with you. I'll be back again in january...maybe before.

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