Il Tinello

4.7
1155 reviews
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Italian
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.
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RJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and consistent dining experience. Food is superb. Fish always fresh. Large interesting menu. Willing to modify dishes to meet tastes and dietary needs. The service is always terrific and impeccable. Owner/maitre'd is there and keeps close eye on team, which clearly loves working there because almost never changes. One of very best in NYC and the world. It is our favorite in NYC.

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

Place was great!!! Food was amazing!!! Service was great!!! We were sorry we couldnt stay there longer due to a play we had to go to... definitely will be back!!!!

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! The food and service are top notch! We try to visit every time we visit the city and are never disappointed!!

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RS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. My go-to for fine Italian dining in the city.

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b
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic traditional Italian meal with many specials and a chef willing to customize. Phenomenal dinner spot.

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TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect - busy but not noisy.

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MD
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In NYC for one night and looked up restaurants near our hotel. After reading reviews I booked Il Tinello. Very old school service. Attentive staff, great menu although we never got to the menu because ordered some of the specials of the night-tuna tartare was a light beginning. I had veal Milanese and it was a wonderful portion seasoned to perfection. I didn’t think I wanted dessert but it was impossible to say no when the dessert cart was rolled to us. The tiramisu was dressed with berries, chocolate sauce. Amazing. Our first choice the next time we are in the city.

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TS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service... easy to have a conversation without yelling... very low noise level

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. I already did. The service was exceptionally good.

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RJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Tinello is an extraordinary dining experience. The food is outstanding. The service, ambience and the whole experience are wonderful. Fish is always fresh and prepared perfectly. It is a fantastic restaurant. Clearly one of best anywhere in world. And we have been all over world.

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EC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Every dish we selected was delicious. The wait staff was extremely attentive. They had recommendations when we asked. They checked to see what order we wanted our dishes to come out in. They gave us space to talk and enjoy our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and outstanding food. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Required was a quiet table for business conversation, excellent food, attentive but not intrusive service — and a good wine list.

Mission accomplished on all counts.

A go to restaurant that has not disappointed in 20+ years.

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G
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service at affordable prices

Constant quality every time I have there

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in NYC! Food, service, wine all excellent. Small and cozy. Appropriate for business or pleasure dining experience. Have been many times and will go again soon.

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HC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in NYC, delicious food and good service.

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CH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

AWESOME evening! Really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back again. I really enjoyed the bar atmosphere. Very intimate.

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become "our special spot". We celebrated our wedding anniversary here, just the two of us, and it was perfect. The food is beyond delicious, the service is just right, and the ambiance is the ideal combination of intimate and joyful.

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d
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent NYC Experience!

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MF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just wasn’t up to it’s usual standard.

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GP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian restaurant. Wonderful service. Food is always delicious. Good pacing of the meal.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Provides a quiet elegant ambiance, sophisticated, marvelously old world. Best food and service. Dover sole divine

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place, atmosphere and service. Pricey, with tip and a few cocktails plan on about $100 pp. but for a special occasion why not. Food was fabulous and staff engaging and professional. A warm atmosphere also. Highly recommend.

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CN
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a superb experience. From the welcoming host at the entrance, the experienced advise on wine & food by the captain, the deliciously fresh pasta dishes and the kind ‘on the house’ digestif, this restaurant was everything we were expecting based on personal recommendations, Open Table and Google reviews. We will def be back :)
Amazing place!

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W
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IL Tinello is a hidden gem located on W56 between 5th and 6th. I have been going there for years and they never disappoint. Their food and especially the specials are delicious and the service is old world charm. Every time I take my daughter to NYC she asks to go there. There are a lot of great restaurants in NY but few have the charm, ambience, food and service to keeping bring us back over many years

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful host, great service, good wine. Perfect for a cold winter night.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not may Italian restaurants serve table side Caesar. Great menu. Great service.

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ET
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time!

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E
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Sadly we were unimpressed with the food. Sea Bass tasted “fishy”, and the Veal wasn’t particularly tender.
We enjoyed the ambiance, but overall we were disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, service and ambience - and at a noise level that supported conversation! Would definitely go back.

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LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Friendly, ambiance’s
Convenient , good food choices.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific Italian fare, friendly and welcoming staff and a tempting desert trolley made for a very good experience.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by the host and server in the nicest way, gracious and smiling. The service was perfect. We had a few youngsters with us and the server made sure that their food came in a timely manner. Dinner was delicious, the menu variety suited everyone in our party of 8.
And, surprisingly, they allowed me to bring a birthday cake without that ridiculous plating charge.
Highly recommend this restaurant!

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WW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fun evening , delicious food , personal attention to detail by wait staff
Overall wonderful dining experience .

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, classic Italian food served in a traditional service style, complete with the captain and his team presenting the antipasti and preparing Caesar salads and flaming deserts tableside. Not inexpensive but you walk away feeling that the food and the service were worth it. Avoid if you're uncomfortable with old school fine dining style of service, but enjoy if you're tired of trendier restaurants and just want good old fashioned Italian food.

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B
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall excellent, but beware of Caesar salad scam. We wanted to share 2 salads, but server said it is per person..$90 later for 5 table side salads that was overdressed and warm lettuce.

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b
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food and the service were spectacular! We can’t wait to eat there again!!!

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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E
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and resonable New York City restaurant. Delicious italian food. Had homemade rigatoni and the antipasta appetizer that was wonderful. My husband had the salmon and pasta main course and the white bean soup and he also liked it very much. Liked the fact that the tables were seperated so you weren't on top of your neighbor as you are in many New York city restaurants. Very good would recommend highly

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

4.7???

There is no way this restaurant should receive a 4.7 especially for the food! The atmosphere and service were outstanding! The food, however, was barely edible and the maitre D was condescending. When I asked which of two specials he would recommend, he offered to bring half of each. I anticipated a con job coming and sure enough I was charged full price for the sea bass and half price for the other entree, clearly not a split. I asked to see the wine by the glass list and the waiter was not forthcoming. Instead, he said they had a cab, an Amarone and. Super Tuscan. Well duh? The sea bass was inedible-extremely fishy and musty, the shrimp had the bad shrimp, iodine taste and the homemade rigatoni side was not as good as something I could have made at home in 15 minutes! The bread was stale. Honestly, I wish I had ordered the spaghetti with red sauce that my grandsons ordered; it might have been better. The waiters were lovely, friendly and very kind to my grandchildren. Overall it was very overrated and extremely disappointing in the food department. I would choose not to return. There are FAR better restaurants in NYC. I must add that upon the second request, they removed the charge for the sea bass, but I didn’t go there to save money; I went for good food.

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