Il Tinello

4.7
972 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Blending 33 years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking, Il Tinello provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. The quality Italian ingredients, spectacular wine list and impeccable service showcase the restaurant's heritage, while the classy decoration brings new energy to every meal. The fresh homemade pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Il Tinello delivers an experience that is perfect to celebrate your big day or every day.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 245-4388
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.
What 972 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing and authentic food. Staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Worth the money. Will be back!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

This used to my our favorite restaurant; and we will try it again because everyone has an off-night. It was our anniversary so this was our choice for the evening; and we were so disappointed. The service, as usual, is wonderful. The food starting from the tasteless tuna tartare and soggy zucchini flowers (which were specials) to the Veal Chop Milanese (also a special) that was also tasteless and chewy. Hmmm... not a great night there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A Fine dining experience in a comfortable and pretty restaurant. Really enjoyed the face that the wait staff is extremely attentive without being invasive, that it is a great spot for conversation and the food is very well done--a true Italian gem!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Nick and Jesus made all very special. My clients vowed they’ll take their family in this restaurant. Best Italian cuisine in the city. No doubt!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Il Tinello is an old school Italian restaurant, not many exist of any food type any more, and my wife and I appreciate them, especially this one. We make the point of eating here every time we are in NY>

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OT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Good food, nice waiters, quiet place.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

This was the second time we dined as a family at Il Tinello. The experience is magnificent. The staff is unbelievably friendly and makes you feel at home. The appetizers of cheese, olives and freshly made Caesar salad were delicious. All of our entrees were perfectly made and wonderful. For a lovely experience , please go here.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The service is outstanding. The table side Caesar salad is outstanding and worth the visit. Other dishes are very good.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Il Tinello is special. Great food, wonderful service, ambiance. It is worth the price but there is a price. It is on our list for our frequent visits to Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Our second meal here this year and it was every bit as good as the first one. There is no super fancy menu items just really great food. It is a pleasure to eat here.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

IL Tinello is just a lovely restaurant with excellent service & food.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our waiter was a bit rude. The food is excellent if not VERY pricey.

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ME
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance! A great choice when looking for a relaxing, elegant Italian dining establishment. Among the best, if not THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT in NYC. John and his staff always make you feel welcome and special.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Food was very very good. Now our favorite restaurant in NYC!

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JG
3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The restaurant is pleasant, and initially our experience was good. Unfortunately, as we were finishing our appetizers, the waiters began pushing the preset tables around to permit them to install a very large round table adjacent ours. This was noisy, involved several employees, and we were unable to get attention to order wine or to ask about our entrees. We sat for about 15 minutes while this went on. Eventually, a group of 8-9 were seated there. All attention and the space around our table were devoted to creating their salads and conversing with them. That continued for some time, and we felt pushed aside and ignored. Our entrees were delicious, as our appetizers had been. We both ordered dessert and they, too, were quite good. It was sad that a potentially lovely dining experience became a diner experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Nicky and Jesus were great!

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B
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Our favorite NYC Italian restaurant. Spouse, daughter and I enjoyed a relaxing and excellent meal. Service is outstanding. We order a special anti pasta, entrees included veal parmigiana and a veal scallopina . Just excellent. Many great specials and menu items. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service and food were excellent. Attentive staff. They will make special dishes on request. The pasta is home made. The fish was very good and the tiramisu was delicious. Pricey but worth it.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

the food was excellent but the Captain was condescending and unpleasant. We were treated like out oft owners while he fawned over several couples who appeared to be regulars. I have eaten at Il Tinello several times in the past when I lived in NYC but not recently I wouldn't recommend it to anyone

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JG
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food and service with a quiet elegant ambiance. I choose this restaurant especially when meeting friends and needing a place conducive to conversation.

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SW
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

One of the best NYC restaurants. Centrally located, lovely and cozy decor, delicious food choices, and excellent service. What more could you ask?

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M
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Impeccable service, excellent cuisine
We will return

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OT
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Made us feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble

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l
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Best quiet restaurant I have been to in years... maybe the only quiet restaurant I have been to in 2 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Service was personal and outstanding

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LP
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Bravo! 1st time. Service warm and attentive, food delicious, friendly environment, cozy comfortably decorated in fine taste. Hate giving up this gem to the public. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had another wonderful fine dining experience at my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC.

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JO
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Had not been to this restaurant for a number of years.Glad we came as oveall we had a very good night .Abit pricey but the food was very good.Tt=he tables were well spaced out always a plus for me and the service was attentive and good without intrusion.
The starters were good but I think expensive as are many restaurants.For main courses we had a scampi dish and a veal dish which were both very good.
We will definitely return.

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MF
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Without wanting to sound like exaggeration, the food, ambiance, and friendliness and level of service were letter perfect. For dessert lovers, don’t miss the chocolate cake!

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S
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent Food & Service. Veal was particularly outstanding. Very tender and great flavor.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A GREAT dining experience! We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at this terrific restaurant. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by the entire staff.The food was exceptional. The best veal scaloppine I have ever tasted. The Scampi diavolo was also tremendous.
Since this restaurant is small, book your reservation immediately. You will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back for our 46th wedding anniversary!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Exceptionally clean, service excellent. Nice touch with complimentary bruschetta as soon as we sat down. Extensive menu. And friendly professional staff. And dessert cart was enticing but we declined and they served mini cookies at the end of our great evening. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent service not hanging on you gave us plenty of time to enjoy our wine before we even ordered. Knowledge staff and extremely respectful. Dinner was off the charts. This is one of our all time favorite restaurants. A real class act and just sensational food. 🍷

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OT
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Superb service and attention. The bay scallops were exquisite. We weren’t rushed and the staff accommodated our requests without question.

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SS
3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food was very good but we waited for our table (for which we had reservations) for over an hour.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful meal and were treated incredibly well by our waiter, who guided us through the menu and the specials, making excellent recommendations, and then surprising us with little tastes of items we hadn't ordered "just to try." And he also treated us to two small complimentary glasses of limoncello when we ordered dessert - the perfect end to a simply delicious lunch!M

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YM
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

All staffs were friendly and kind.
Wines they have were excellent.

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PL
2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. BIG disappointment with the main courses. Not worthy of the price. Overdone and stodgy pasta, meat that wasn't tender. Can't recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Foodies delight. Exceptional service.
Though interior could use a spruce up the over all food and wine experience is delicious. They treat you very special here and desrve a great tip!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

One of the very best Italian restaurants in all of the city. Have been enjoying the place for years.

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