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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (16)
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Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
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Seasonal (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 8 hours ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Favorite restaurant in NYC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Lovely atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 2, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 1, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Heard great things about this place. Paid $28 for a plate of mushy pasta. Rip-off.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The dinner was fine, but it was disappointing that the reservationist did not pass along to our server that we would like birthday candles with dessert. Three of us have January birthdays which we were at the restaurant to celebrate.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This venerable Italian restaurant close by NYU is inspired. Both front and back rooms (separated by a bar) are comfortable and allow for conversation at normal levels. The service is first rate, attentive, friendly and professional. The food is classically Italian with excellent tomato sauces, fab pasta, meat and fish entrees. This night, we began with a hen of the woods appetizer which was perfectly prepared with mushrooms over beautifully dressed greens. This was followed by Osso Buco and Lamb Chops. My only reservation was that the chops were meant to be med rare but were actually medium to well done. Tasty none the less but.... This is a beautiful restaurant and well deserving of its longevity. It remains a place to return often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

With the big sprays of flowers, romantic lighting, and spacious seating, Il Cantinori has that special x-factor that makes it destination dining. That and the impeccable service (and good wines) override the sometimes meh food coming from the kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This lively Italian restaurant still packs in crowds of Village faithfuls and NYU professors. Great experience but don't expect to walk away without dropping a chunk of change!

Tags: Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Relaxed ,but lively, with great food, great staff, and an easy place to enjoy all of the above.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very rushed. When you’re spending that kind of money you don’t want to be rushed.

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

Went to celebrate my sons 48th birthday. It was warm , intimate, delicious , and cozy. Loved it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All of above apply
Had a great time very festive for holiday and the staff
Can’t be beat! Someone even picked up our check
(Business associate)
Will return soon after new year

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

Il Cantinori is a neighborhood staple that I always love. The atmosphere is lively, the staff is always cheerful and accommodating, and it's especially festive during the holidays. The food never disappoints. The pappardelle is a crowd pleaser. I had the branzino and it was delicious. Save room for dessert. They are a treat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a favorite in my book! Amazing food and the espresso martini's are worth writing home about. Everyone I invite always has a great time too. It's a special place where the waiters know you and always welcome you back with a smile and extraordinary food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food is ok. The service is poor. There are servers, but not attentional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Holiday meal with very dear friend. Great table started off with martinis. Totally not rushed. We ordered a combo plate of 3 pastas. I had the truffled scaloppine and my friend had the salmon. Food was excellent. The pasta was off the charts especially the papardelle. The veal was very tender and the salmon cooked to perfection. The dessert selection was great so we tried a hazelnut gelato & biscotti that was delicious and washed it down with some double espressos and a plate of cookies. Great place for a holiday meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I loved the ambiance and specially decorated for the holidays. It’s dark and warm and cozy, but with a lot of space for many diners. Our waiter was lovely and surprised us with a bottle of champagne and beautiful birthday dessert platter. The bartender was very sweet and made a great cocktail!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and the atmosphere was perfect We felt like we were in Florence

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food very average for price. Friendly & attentive staff and gorgeous ambiance!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been to this restaurant almost every time we have been in NYC and we have never been disappointed. We always look forward to the food selections and the service is first class. We suspect it is a neighborhood gem that we uncovered. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our favorite spot when we visit NYC.
Quiet during lunch time.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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