Il Cantinori

4.7
1599 reviews
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Italian
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.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter ordered the veal she said it was delicious, our company had the fish which was very fresh and I ordered the appetizer eggplant rolatini as my dinner which was perfect. The service was prompt, they didn’t make anyone feel rushed to finish by taking the plates of people who finished first before everyone was done eating. The desserts were a reasonable portion. Decaf cappuccino and coffee was very good. It was a Monday night so the restaurant was not packed but still many tables were full when we left at 9:00, we sat in the back room and the noise level was so reasonable I even mentioned it when we were at dinner, it was possible to hear each other talk. I do recommend this restaurant for a nice Italian meal.

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DD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This came recommended by two friends and the food was amazing! I will definitely make it a stop in NYC the next time I visit.

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BA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food is very good. What sets this restaurant apart, however, is the ambiance. Frank, the host, gives all a warm welcome. The waiters are friendly and attentive. The pace of the service is excellent. One never feels rushed. This is the kind of restaurant that makes you want to return again and again.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience. Great food and ambiance. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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H
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it. great evening. wonderful view of the street, nice neighbors, not too much noise bleed. excellent food and cocktail that followed directions esp. the extra olives.

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Z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal on a delightful summer evening

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JG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great classic Italian restaurant - elegant with great service and excellent food and a varied menu.

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G
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu has a very good selection of Italian dishes, all very tasty and well prepared.
The ambience is classic for a Manhattan restaurant, with some tables outside during the
warmer months, and cozy tables inside for nice conversation.
While the prices are on the higher side for the area,
for both locals and tourists, Il Cantinori is an excellent choice.

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Il Cantinori dining experience is wonderful. le cosi di mangiari sono buonissimi. Dining room is lovely and the service is great.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

So bad - go anywhere else.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way! And the flowers!!!!!

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RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing service and food. I would recommend this place to everyone

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Il Cantinori and I thoroughly enjoyed both times. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. I had the Farfalle Alla Checca this time and it was maybe the best pasta I've ever had anywhere. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Definitely will be back!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibes. Great food. Amazing atmosphere. Consistently delicious. Friendly staff. We could eat here every night!

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Il Cantinori was exactly the restaurant that we wanted to be at to celebrate the recent engagement of my son. We were a party of 14 which is a reservation almost impossible to get in NYC without paying a room fee or having a minimum price per person. The staff were wonderful and the room was busy enough that our party really did not disrupt the dining room. Drinks, food ambience perfect to celebrate an occasion . In fact there was a large table of 30 something women celebration a birthday ( re Carrie Bradshaw ) . It was a wonderful night and we will definitely return as this place is just a few blocks from my son's co-op apartment. Highly recommended ....

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, major, beyond. Il Cantinori is quite simply the spot to be and the spot to go. Bravo!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was ok, not great. Service was very good. This place must be great for the 55+ set. I can’t see it being around for much longer in a competitive market. We were charged $24 for an Aperol Spritz that we were not told would be so expensive ahead of time. A real disappointment.

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LH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as always in a beautiful atmosphere!

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Accommodating staff
Will return

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Il Cantinori. We eat there very often. Food is wonderful, service excellent and the staff very friendly.

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AV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Extremely loud - could hardly hear the person next to you. Ordered $38.00 butterfly chicken dish. So small - Hardly 3 bytes of chicken. I strongly recommend avoiding this item. Others were happier with their orders.

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service. Noise level in rear unbearable. Left had dessert elsewhere. Food good but not memorable.
Something is amiss with the management of the waiters. We asked another waiter since we couldn’t track down ours! For two serving spoons. The waiter apparently not assigned to our table had to go over to our waiter ( that took 5! Minutes) to come over and ask what it is that we wanted.
This went on twice..
Twice too much . 2 spoons?

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always here!! Amazing food and service!!

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F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn't expecting such a great meal. I will definitely return.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this place whenever in town. Food is beyond. Service amazing. Thank you Victorio!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best meal and service in NYC

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience there. The service was impeccable and I cannot wait to go again. Nereida Solis and JR.

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AB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect.

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MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best

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m
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can be bad about a restaurant that greets you warmly upon entering, has beautiful decor, is immaculate, and the food and service are beyond excellent.....

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the quality of the food and the level of service was excellent.

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and the staff are exceptionally trained and manored.
The Captain Waiter recites the specials with detail and never misses a beat.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always spectacular!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As first timers Massi treated us well and met our requests. And the food and service were outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My five friends and I dine here once a year while visiting NYC. It is always the highlight of our trip to dine at Il Cantinori. The wait staff is so gracious and they always make special plates for us that we have come to enjoy over the years. The food and ambience make this restaurant number one on our list.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Cantinori Is my favorite restaurant in NY. The food, the ambiance, the staff are all top notch. I love coming here, it never gets old. Try the Primitivo, my favorite wine!

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DA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, expert, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere is consistently exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous birthday dinner for my mom!

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G
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous every time!!! Best Italian food in the city.

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