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About Il Cantinori

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.

32 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
University Place & Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 673-6044

Website:
http://www.ilcantinori.com/

Catering:
Northern Italian cuisine (Tuscan)

Parking Details:
There is a public lot on the corner of 10th and Broadway and another on the corner of 9th and University Place

Public Transit:
6, N, R

Executive Chef:
Frank Minieri

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private up to 45 people. Private room available for 45-100 people

Private Party Contact:
Frank Minieri/Andrew Linardatos: (866) 945-0120

Additional:
Banquet, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Il Cantinori Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Romantic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
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Special Occasion (30)
Authentic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Is and always has been since the day it opened, my favorite restaurant .

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best restaurant!
Fabulous food
Fabulous Service
5 stars.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a wonderful evening. Food was very delicious and a super high quality. The menu had dishes you know but prepared in new ways. Everything was the freshest and highest quality. sitting outside on a beautiful night was transportive

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Besides the wonderful food & service....my Husband was on crutches due to surgery & they were nice enough to accommodate us with a table in the front as you enter.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

service and food were outstanding -- but prices were about 20% higher than comparable restaurants for comparable items ...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great staff, food, service, venue and value! Have been there many times and looking forward to many more visits.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We would like to thank Il Cantinori for making our Fifteenth wedding anniversary a special evening. The service and food were exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service. Our waiter Victor was the best!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great service

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great experience in a wonderful setting. The service is outstanding and the Pappardelle is a must try!!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had higher expectations than what was delivered, based also on value for the price. Our waiter was so-so and didn't provide a warm, inviting experience as if he wanted to make our meal experience a memorable one, merely perfunctory. The food was very good but not exceptional. While we enjoyed our meal it wasn't enough to want to return or to recommend it to others in a city filled with exceptional Italian restaurants.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wife and I met Daughter and boyfriend for long dinner followed by nice stint at bar. Great food and incredible wine pairings. Austin the wine expert is just that...an expert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went on Saturday night for a birthday dinner, and while the front room was full and extremely loud, the backroom was quiet and romantically lit with candles. The food was tremendous, first with a taste of pomodoro and bread, wonderfully grilled vegetables and tomatoes caprese, a grilled tuna special was excellent as was the veal piccata. Overall a terrific dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We just moved to the neighborhood a couple doors down from Il Cantinori. Overall we had a lovely evening. The service was prompt and friendly and very professional. The food was excellent especially the ribeye steak. We also really enjoyed the grilled calamari! We will definitely go back often.
Jim and Susan from San Francisco

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is an awesome NY institution. Superb food and the best service and ambience in town. Never disappoints!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of a few longtime favorites in NYC. Never ever gets old. Food and service and ambiance is always topnotch. The floral arrangements are alwaysspectacular. Always receive the warmest welcome. Love love love❤️ this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

absolutely loved my experience at il cantinori. I cannot believe I have never been before this last time, but i plan to bring many friends there.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We were here for restaurant week. The salad was wilted, the main course okay - nothing to travel so far downtown for. The desert was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

As always, El Cantinori was fantastic. I tried the special meal for restaurant week - it was excellent and the best value on the menu. They honored our request to sit on the porch, and we weren't hurried. The food was delicious. It continues to be a great restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Absolutely lovely experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Waiters were great, food was fantastic. Overall really nice experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Top notch , start to finish from moment we arrived to when we left. Professional staff, elegant environment, great food.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This place excels year after year. The food, ambiance and service are all stellar. The fish, especially, is perfectly cooked.
The highest recommendation.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Old World ambience, fresh flowers on tables, lovely skylighted garden section in back. There's a reason Il Cantinori has been in the Village so long: excellent Tuscan food and very professional service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

we live in the neighborhood but it had been a while since we dined there. when we were there last it was with Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie among others and were catered to like crazy, as you can imagine. this recent experience, where my husband and i went for what we had hoped to be a special anniversary dinner, could not have been more opposite. we were married in Italy 27 years ago. i suppose the first mistake was not realizing it was "restaurant week" so the staff seemed rushed and perfunctory. the food slapped down like we were at some institution, a few beans and some fish tossed on a plate, the whole thing shockingly lackluster. i honestly don't know what to say. we were both stunned at how sub par the entire experience was. i even asked the waiter if the look of the plate was due to restaurant week (even though i intentionally did not order from the RW menu) he said no, this is the way the dishes come out of the kitchen. and it was insanely loud, although that seems to be the trend where it is impossible to have a conversation without yelling. and this was not exactly bargain dining, nor were we looking for a bargain. regrettably, i dont think i'll be wasting my time or money there again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The service is great! Victor is the best! The food is always wonder!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

VERY BAD RESTAURANT WEEK EXPERIENCE

It pains me to write this bad review of a favorite neighborhood restaurant; however, it was more painful to pay the bill for a very bad meal. With alcohol, tip, and tax the meal was almost $200 for 2. A lot of money for a poor meal.
I took my friend to dinner for her birthday and to take advantage of Restaurant Week. I didn't want to say much that evening but I am writing now. My salad looked and tasted like it had been made well in advance. The chicken I ordered was tasteless and overcooked. The dessert was the smallest wedge of cake that I have ever seen.
It will be awhile before I return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

5 of us had a delightful meal. It is price aggressive (my son calls it Il Cantaffordi) but worth it for a special night out.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Salad has no taste, pasta not cooked, $150 bill., never again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

There was a group of Italians at another table and our waiter just stopped waiting on us and sat down and partied with them . I had to waive down other wait staff to get served

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I loved the food and the service. The servant gave us extra dessert just cause we nice! I loved the scenery. Great place. A bit expensive but very good food

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went in July 2017 with my husband and some friends during restaurant week. I was expecting something more. Not bad, but nothing special at all. I liked the hazelnut dessert, it was something new to me.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our lunch began at 2 and lasted until pre-dinner. We were seated on the "patio" overlooking the sidewalk, which provided ample entertainment. Food was quite good-- shared carpaccio, salad and pasta, as well as veal saltimbocca and a healthy bit of wine. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive, the setting was simply perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We went here on NYC restaurant week. Unfortunately I felt the the menu presented for this was a bit of a rip off. We should have just stayed with the regular menu. And although we spent a total of $160 I felt that we were treated less than the other guests ordering from the regular menu. Both couples sitting next to us received complimentary dishes from the kitchen and we received none. My food was OK but nothing to write home about.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

IL CANTINORI always provides a superior dining experience. The food is consistently excellent and the service and decor are terrific. This has become my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2017

From the fresh flowers to the homemade pastas to the wonderful service you will be challenged to find a better Italian restaurant in NY.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Just meh. I saw the editorial in the New York Times with Bill Maher being interviewed. I liked the look of the room it looks like a garden. When I got there they said they weren't serving in the garden --actually it is a enclosed back courtyard with skylight. Looked wonderful but no no no. We couldn't sit there.So we sat in the crowded front room where we could not hear each other speak. Then the food was OK, nothing special . The waiters were charming. And as I went to the ladies room towards the end of my meal I saw there were people in the back patio eating . Made me sad didn't feel treated well good not worth coming back for

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Consistently classy and delicious Italian food. They had the enormous windows open on a beautiful evening which was amazing

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent all around. The food is terrific. Ambience is special. Quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always an awesome meal in a neighborhood setting with spectacular service!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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