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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

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4.7

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4.7

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (10)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2012

Waitperson was cheerful and accommodating Eric). Back room is lovely. Food was delishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Had an amazing meal and service was top-notch. Will be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

the food has been very good all 3 times I have been here. Experienced service, friendly and a great atmosphere. I prefer the room in the back over the front, although there are 3 or 4 tables outside in the front. The wine list includes a nice selection at various price ranges and plenty of Italian wines to choose from.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2012

We had not been here in awhile but found the food to be still excellent. The appetizers in particular were inventive, enticing and wonderful. The entrees were good and the wine list a bit small but good items and a range to choose from. The problem was we went with a baby who was very well behaved. While the wait staff were friendly and accomodating, they clearly wanted us out as quickly as possible. I never felt so rushed at a restaurant before. We had cocktails, appetizers and entree in under 40 minutes. Hard to recommend as a leisurely and ambiant dining spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2012

The food is terrific. It's hands down my favorite restaurant in New York City. I highly recommend IL Cantinori.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2012

Always a wonderful experience. Frank who runs the restaurant is a true gem. He greets everyone with warmth and charm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2012

I had a great experience dining here with my boyfriend. The staff was attentive, and there was minimal wait time for our table. We asked to be seated in the front room but there were no tables available but all in all we would return happily.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2012

I am a great calamari fan and Il Cantinori has the most amazing whole, grilled calamari. Unbelievable. Everything is so delicate and fresh: the spinach, the liver...even the bread. Very simple, but satisfying, dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2012

great restaurant, love the food, the vibe, the service...all around a delightful
dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2012

food was delicious from the bread to the desert. wine by the glass was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 20, 2012

Dependable and delicious as always. Great veal chop. Just ask for it if you don't see it on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Our waiter, Dino took wonderful care of us from beginning to end. His knowledge regarding food and service made our meal a memorable one. We look forward to our next meal at Il Cantinori.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Haven't been in 25 years...as delicious as ever

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Il Cantinori never fails to please the palate. The food is impeccable, the wait staff is terrific!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Enjoyed our meal during restaurant week. Waiter was terrific. Wine menu a bit too pricey, but would give the restaurant/food a thumbs up.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2012

This was a great restaurant to try during Restaurant Week. I will definitely be back to try their regular menu! Loved the ambiance, as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2012

Delicious food and great service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2012

A thoroughly blah experience. To a cheesy, unrelenting Sinatra sound track, we dined on old-school Italian cuisine of no apparent distinction. Our order-taking waiter had charm; the person who actually delivered the food did not. He reversed our plates on all three courses -- and when the error was pointed out (the second time), reached across one of us and just moved the plate over, with a distinct aura of irritation. In the course of thousands of dining experiences, it was a move I'd never before witnessed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2012

So happy that they have reopened after their fire.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2012

The food was excellent. The grilled octopus appetizer was the best I have ever had. We waited a little too long for the check but otherwise the service was very good. Our waiter knew the menu well

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2012

sorry, I'll probably not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2012

We went here for restaurant week but I was pleasantly surprised with how interesting the menu was. I was actually kind of full after coming from a cheese tasting before, but I thought the food was pretty delicious. However I felt like because we were there for restaurant week + were young they recognized we weren't an expensive meal and tried to get us out as fast as possible. It has a good Italian feel to it though and I think I would enjoy eating there again off the regular menu, although it looked pretty expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2012

back room got very noisey after 8 pm. next time i would request the front room which had an older, quieter crowd

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2012

IT WAS A RESTAURANT WEEK MENU, WHICH WAS ok. I THOUGT MY FIRST COURSE CHICKEN LIVERS VERY DISAPPOINTING. MAIN COURSE FISH WAS EXCELLENT. fOR DESSERT EXCELLENT BUT YOU NEED A MAGNIFIER.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Really enjoyed the dining experience. The food was very good, the ambiance, lovely; the service warm and friendly, yet attentive.

Would certainly recommend it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2012

The service was fantastic! I'm a pescatarian and they were very acommodating.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2012

Il Cantinori is fabulous. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I went there with a friend for Restaurant Week and had an amazing meal. The waiters are super friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2012

It was restaurant week so the place was jammed. We ate off the regular menu. Food was delicious but dinner felt rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2012

I absolutely loved Il Cantinori! Our waiters were friendly, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was cozy and romantic. I would definitely recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2012

Everything was lovely, except the food was nothing memorable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2012

I have been going there for over 20 years. It is always wonderful, great ambiance with beautiful flower arrangements and the service is top notch. The food is consistently good. It's a great place in NYC to have a quiet and upscale dinner with family and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2012

The poor service came the day after our meal. I looked at my credit card statement and noticed that I had two identical charges from the restaurant for the whole amount of my bill (about $300). I called my bank and they said that because they are "pending" I would have to wait for them to post or fall off before they could do something. They told me to call the restaurant to have them void one of the charges if I needed it taken care of immediately. The manager was beyond rude. He insisted that they had only made one charge and implied that I was trying to get something for free. All I asked was that he call their cc processor and find out what happened. I won't be going back which is unfortunate because the food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2012

This is a beautiful restaurant. We went for restaurant week and we got what we paid for. The portions were extremely small and the pre-fixe menu was extremely limited. In the end, it is not a bargain. I would go again and order off the regular menu. The choices on the regular menu are completely different

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2012

We were a party of four we did book at 6 but One of our compaiono was late, the restaurant moved us later always kind.
great food!! Wonderful pasta all' amatriciana; meanwhile we expected to be served the owner sent us a big dish of Parmigiano And salami.
All outstandig at the right price. We'll be back Soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2012

good neighborhood spot, but not worth a special trip anymore unfortunately

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

It was nice. Nothing special. Unimpressed with food. Went for restaurant week and maybe they lacked on the menu for the special, but I have had much better Italian experiences in NY than w/ Il Cantinori. I was looking forward to eating here (especially bc of Sex& the City lol) and while the atmosphere was great and it was nice and romantic, also great location, the food was nothing to remember or get excited about. Wouldn't go a 2nd time. Too many other great Italian options in NY.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Restaurant was lovely. Food was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Shared lunch with my daughter and we enjoyed the Restuarant Week menu. The sole and skirt steak were divine!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Not really fair to rate a restaurant during open table week. The service was just wonderful. The food was fair not great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2012

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Eating here means great cooking from an old, reliable friend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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