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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Romantic (38)
Special Occasion (36)
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Neighborhood Gem (36)
Authentic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Cozy (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. My adult daughter and I were on a special weekend vacation and we loved every minute here. The staff was professional, yet down to earth. The pasta was mind blowing. We gobbled our food down. Such a lovely and pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is absolutely delicious!! Wine we had was great as well. Server was out of it and kind of rude. Did not have a wine recommendation for us and had to go ask someone despite us being specific about what we wanted. then shone his iPhone light in our faces trying to find the bottle that he was suggesting. We asked for a full-bodied reasonably priced wine and at their prices he should absolutely be able to answer that. We also didn't have a great table - my husband had a floral arrangement basically on top of him and a leaf fell into his pasta! The food more than made up for it but I would definitely make sure I had a better table next time.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were excellent. Enjoyed the specials It is consistently very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Still my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. Feels like you stepped into Tuscany.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We loved it!!bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttttttttttfft

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect spot for a special dinner. The ambiance is amazing and the food is classic. Such an intimate and warm place - fantastic service too! Loved the pastas and dessert.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As great as ever! Old school Italian but still hip and buzzy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Il Cantinori is the epitome of downtown elegance. Overflowing vases with Farmer's Market branches greet you when you arrive. Fragrant roses on every table. The wine list and menu are intelligently crafted. The restaurant is usually full but absorbs the sound beautifully. A favorite thing to do is go very early and just have a glass at the Bar before the evening rush begins.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The best meal we’ve had in NYC by far. The food is second to none.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food and atmosphere are grown up and great. Its still a classic and leaves you wondering why you haven't been there lately

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As usual great experience.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delightful service
Delicious food
I had not been here in twenty years and I was thoroughly pleased
My memories were correct

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Il Cantinori is amazing! We loved it- service food and everything in between was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

the service is amazing .. the food delicious .. always fresh ingredients .. I had hen of the woods mushrooms over arugula with parmesan that was incredible ... Than I had shrimp scampi which was light AND lemony and delicious. the waiter was very knowledgeable about the very large menu. The food is always clean and very flavorful .. they do not push food or expensive wines ... they are gentlemanly and always considerate and take in food allergies and adjust accordingly ..

I like it so much I planned my birthday there for 14 people on sunday .. Frankie the manager is so thoughtful and so warm .. he goes out of his way to help

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everyone was so accommodating and kind. The service was great and food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Il Cantinori has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. Delicious food, gorgeous fresh flower arrangements, high ceilings, low lights, ambiance, perfect sound level make it a delight all around. The atmosphere is equally as good for dates, dinners with friends and family, or a just an al around lovely night out. The owner, Frank, is lovely and always welcoming. This restaurant will always be on my list of favorites.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always excellent . Specials are especially good . Pastas sensational

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was such a magnificent experience with 5 star food and service. The staff was comforting and extremely witty and personable. The food was most memorable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always great.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my second visit and on each occasion the service experience has been unnecessarily rude and disappointing.

On both visits we were rudely greeted. I requested both during booking and when I arrived that we would like a patio table. We were even willing to wait. We were quickly rebuffed at the door.

Then we were seated at the rear of the restaurant when there were plenty of open tables in the front. We waited almost 15 minutes before anyone even came to our table, even through our waiter passed our table several times.

What is worse, it was a birthday and I noted this but no one acknowledged this yet the table next to us got a birthday wish.

I will never eat here again and neither will my friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything from start to finish was amazing at our recent visit to il Cantinori. Our server, Guisseppe was very knowledgeable and led us through the menu from appetizers to dessert exceptionally. My husband said it was the single best dining experience he has had in NYC! Needless to say, we will return on our next special occasion! Thanks again, Joseph. We really enjoyed our dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love
#mynyckitchen

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The maitre d could not have been more accommodating when we showed up an hour early!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our waiter Domenico made a special evening for us suggesting specially plated appetizer plate with 3 choices and a small pasta plate with a taste of 2 great choices. Then most of us had the rib eye special that frankly had too much meat. I’ve never sent meat back to the kitchen but this tasty dish was huge. Great ambience with a table half outdoor and a warm and sincere waiter who made the meal special. Will always come back on future trips.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Haven’t been here in a while and I am not sure why. This place is great! The food the service and the location make it an excellent choice!! We won’t wait so long to go back!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time customer- - loved this restaurant- we were treated very well, food was excellent, service impeccable. Will definitely return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Third time visit. Il Cantinori is very well-located between Washington Sq and Union Sq, and has a very pleasant space, including an atrium-type large dining room, where the noise level is lower than in front near the bar. Service is excellent and attentive. The wine list is good, though not particularly inexpensive. They have, for example, a very good Abruzzi Aglianico. Food has been uneven, though many diners enjoyed the dishes. They put quite a lot of salt in the pasta dishes, I noticed, though they are tasty. The prices are pretty high, reflecting the location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant was something to aspire to. Sadly the food was not very inspiring.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have eaten at Il Cantinori a number of times over the last year and I am never disappointed with the food and the service. The specials are always excellent but everything on the menu is delicious. The atmosphere is perfect and all the staff there are friendly, courteous and could not be more helpful. Whether it is a family dinner, date night, special occasion or a business dinner I highly recommend Il Cantinori - one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our dinner was amazing, we were a party of three best friends from college celebrating a milestone birthday in NYC - this restaurant was recommended by a friend that lives in the city, and it was a true highlight of the weekend!!! I will always go back when Im in the city - I LOVED it!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I am a frequent traveler to NY--mostly to visit-- and I dine at Il Cantinori every time. The owner greeted us as we walked in, recognized us, and showed us to a very nice table. He is very friendly. The meal was excellent as usual. The homemade pastas and specials are great. Service was very good. I highly recommend Il Cantinori!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was very good. Real Italian food and personnel.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The best part of the menu were the amuse-gueules (a tomato-bread dish), which were a tasty seasonal fare. The Calamari alla Carbonella we ordered as starters were not whole squid as advertised on the menu but tasteless dry rings of calamari which could not be saved by the rather interesting herb and garlic seasoning. As a main dish we ordered Farfalle al Tonno (which was advertised by the waiter to be bow tie pasta covered with sushi quality lightly seared tuna) and what we got was a decent pasta with pea sized pieces of fully cooked tuna mixed in. The service was friendly but incompetent as virtually every dish was placed in front of the wrong person. All of this would be barely acceptable in a little corner restaurant with no ambitions but not here when you consider the image this restaurant is projecting and the amount of the check. As this was a business event we let it go but we definitely will not be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, fabulous food!
Will definitely return!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always perfection at Il Cantinori. From the lovely staff to the incredible food, this place is our favorite in the city. I love that it always fits the bill for a special occasion meal but also for an evening out with friends or a business dinner. The specials are always unique, fresh and perfectly prepared and the regular menu has wonderful pasta and fish, chicken and meat dishes. Bottom line, once you eat there, it will become your go to spot for any meal you want to be special and always perfectly executed. Thank you once again for another perfect meal.

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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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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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·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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