Better than Italy, thank you!
Can’t say enough about how great and timeless this fantastic restaurant is. Highly recommend
One of my favorites: elegant, European in feel, attentive service, good food -- and a place to have a conversation -- and actually hear ach other speak!
Loved this restaurant! Serving staff was the best. Food was incredible.
Excellent food as always, beautiful room. Terrible service. Many servers standing around who ignored us for 15 minutes or so when we arrived and were seated. Don’t need this with so many terrific other choices.
Perfect ambiance and the best food. Fresh flowers are the best
Excellent food and service. One of the best places in NYC
It’s always a great meal with some fantastic service.
Everything about dinner was phenomenal. Food, cocktails and ambience were all great, and I will be back soon.
This was our fifth visit to Il Cantinori and, as previously, it was an exceptional experience. I had the grilled mushroom special on a bed of arugula, and then the pasta special. Both were delicious. We sat at a table of 7 and received excellent service from Joseph, our waiter, as well as the rest of the staff. Their house wines are quite good and reasonably priced. The wine list is extensive and also reasonably priced. We love this neighborhood gem and will be back on our next visit to the city.
In 2020 you can’t have a bar at a good restaurant serving old style fake red Marischino cherries in drinks. There are so many serious brandied cherries out there. This plus only one red and one white by the glass? Come on people. Your beverage game needs an upgrade.
The staff and management are excellent! Professional, friendly and accommodating! Delicious food and a romantic ambiance!
Very nice restaurant. Went for a special night and the whole experience was amazing. Staff could not be more friendly and accommodating. Highlight of our trip.
Seating is way too crammed. Had a huge party sitting behind us that kept knocking into us and had a crying baby. Service was fair. I would have expected a much more elevated experience for a fine dining restaurant.
The delicious food is served in a warm and intimate environment in a residential part of Manhattan. The portions are generous and the service is always friendly.
Met friends from conn and they loved it all. Food drinks ambiance. Always a 10
Our group had the most amazing dining experience. Everything from the ambience to the food to the service were superb. Our waiter and boss boy were so nice and attentive.
I am definitely coming back to this place, and I have already satrted recommending Il Cantinori to family and friends. If you ever find yourself in NYC, you have to dine at this place
Best service in the City, also hand down the best Italian restaurant in the City.
Went there for restaurant week and the food was amazing. Since we were below the median age of the patrons there, waiter assumed we were there for restaurant week and did not give us the
a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. in the back room, however, the tables were so close together that the noise from the table next to us was really distracting. food was very good and the service great.
Il Cantinori is my favorite restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the wait service is always perfectly attentive--not too much, not too little--and the atmosphere and decor is very comfortably elegant.
The food was very good. The service was okay - I have a pet peeve about waiters reaching across me to put down or remove dishes. This waiter did it constantly for both my dishes and my husband's - and he could easily have avoided it. Also it was Restaurant Week and the menu included 3 courses but the waiter informed us that dessert was not included. We didn't object because we were full and didn't need to eat more! But I thought it was somewhat of a bait and switch...
They food, service and atmosphere was excellent!!
A great experience. Food and atmosphere are magical.
long time village Tuscan restaurant.. pleasing atmosphere (although a little too dim in the afternoon).. very tasty food, good variety, nicely presented, and there is helpful staff.. sighting celebrities is not unusual.. a good place for a gathering of friends, or a celebration..
Still holds up in all categories. A beautiful meal.
Went for restaurant week and the food was not that great. Service was phenomenal tho!
Food was excellent....we took advantage of restaurant wk and menu was perfect.... we'll be back for regular menu meal
Wait staff was great and helpful
It was a wonderful evening. Our server was amazing, and the food was terrific. I hope there are several more decades in the future for Il Cantinori.
Fabulous dining experience at il Cantinori yesterday evening. We started with an endive salad with blue cheese and walnuts and then each of us had a pasta -- the pappardelle a la butera which is always to die for and a fabulous spaghetti with manila clam sauce. The vibe in this restaurant is exceptional and the service is exactly what you would want in a fine dining establishment. Kudos to the owner/manager Frank Minieri and his team.
I was unimpressed with the service and the food was not a five star rating as described in the online description. The drinks were expensive and the overall experience was underwhelming. No reason for a return visit.
Amazing food, decor, and great especially SERVICE!!
Thank you Dominico for taking care of every detail!
Lunch during restaurant week on Thursday, Jan 23, 2019.
The two ladies sitting in the window - we will be back!
Wonderful night out we are coming again and will be recommending it to friends and family... Bill Brown
Our server was outstanding, as was the food. This restaurant is a must.
First time dining and was very excited to try it during restaurant week's menu. A HOME-RUN experience ! Excellent service, (our Waiter, Carlos) explained everything, and included the specials of the evening, with prices ! Great idea. The wine I loved, as did my husband, and the meal was better than I anticipated. Cannot wait to return on a regular night and try anything pasta with the special homemade red sauce they give you for bread dipping ! A perfect evening, So glad we had the best dinner.
The service staff was incredible. So friendly and knowledgeable about the food. They were passionate about making our experience great.
The model for consistency and excellence over a long period of time
This a go-to place for important occasions in our life, and it never disappoints. It's expensive, but worth every penny.
Great. As usual.
Il Cantinori is rated 4.8 stars by 1723 OpenTable diners.
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