Il Tinello

4.7
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$50 and over
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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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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good but cost is far too expensive

l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great make, 3rd visit & it gets better & better. Great food & waiters

A
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinning experience

KT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We enjoyed my wife’s birthday dinner so much. The food was exquisite, only matched by the service.

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Il Tinello is one of the old-line classic Italian restaurants in NYC. They wheel a cart of fresh antipasta ingredients to your table to start (burrata, tomatoes, grilled vegetables, peppers, prosciutto, etc. it’s a great start to the meal.

The menu is varied and they are very flexible is you want something else. One of us had the Dover sole, one had the lamb chops and I had veal saltimbacca. Everyone was happy. Desserts were also well presented at the table and fresh.

The service is always superb. Great place for a romantic dinner or dinner with another couple.

MD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here last year. My wife asked me to make the same reservation, in other words it was memorable. We were greeted with pleasantness and seated immediately. The food was superb and the service outstanding. We will definitely come again next year.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Our favourite Midtown Italian restaurant.

n
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Il Tinello. We are long time customers of Il Tinello and are always pleased with our food and service at Il Tinello. Will return often.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is exquisite fine dining in the Italian Tradition. Service, food and ambiance could not be exceeded, as was the attention to every detail lost in most great restaurants today. We cannot wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive, but it's the great food and the top notch service you're paying for and it's worth every cent

GB
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best veal in town! Superb and elegant service. Beautiful dining room. Excellent range of menu items with a specialty of spagehetti carbonara. Old School in the very best sense possible. A wonderful New Year's eve dinner, a night we rarely go out for. Highly recommend.

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Everything was neat perfect except that they didn’t hold the table. I made a reservation and then was late. I called to see if they’d hold the table and they said no problem. But then we had to wait over an hour at the bar for the table. This has happened to me before at Tinello. And we are (were) regulars. I would definitely recommend Tinello, but as a walk-in. The reservation system is not really honored here.

g
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I both had Dover Sole prepared table side in a light lemon wine sauce. Absolutely delicious! This was our first time dining here and the only negative thing I can say was we felt a little rushed throughout dinner. I was still drinking a glass wine and was asked 3 times if I was ready for dessert. At these prices I wouldn’t expect to be rushed.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing dinner. Definitely come back. Only issue I had a. 730 reserve for 2 and didn’t get seated until 8:30

A
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always.....everything was great

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

One of the worst meals ever served in NYC. This place should be ashamed charging these prices. DO NOT GO HERE. There are too many good restaurants to waste your time and money.

R
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered a Filet mignon , medium rare, arrived well done.
Although the meal was taken back and then cooked correctly , my wife’s meal was nearly finished by the time I started mine s the whole meal is then ruined in terms of an experience. Shame as I had high hopes for the meal.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class dinning.

f
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Despite having a team of dedicated and professional waiters, management does not care or respect reservations. Additionally, food quality was mediocre and expensive. We will not return.

i
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not the Il Tinello I love(d). Listrning to loud, drunken diners yelling over each over does not make for an enjoyable meal.

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to place for GREAT holiday season lunch.

MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an outstanding experience in all respects. The tranquility and refinement of the restaurant is welcome particularly at this time of year when the City is so hectic.

LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and delicious food every time I eat there. I have been going there for 10 years, always a wonderful experience.

KC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Great food! A lot of attention to detail. Every course was beautifully presented

VR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, polite and so welcoming!
The food was excellent!
Loved the decor.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time there and it was even better than the first. I highly recommend if you love Italian food. Great service even better food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Annual Christmas dinner. Because of the holiday season restaurant was packed but they really did the best they could. During the year it is always wonderful!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation here for my wife's birthday. The ambiance was nice and the food, although somewhat pricey, was delicious. For most of the evening, the service was terrific; however, we felt rushed during dessert. We had been there for almost an hour when the dessert was served but it seemed as though they wanted us out in order to seat people who were waiting. We were not going to rush through our desserts, but had to deal with constant stares and interruptions from the waiter and manager. Also, the wines on the wine list were WAAAAAY overpriced. From what I recall, the cheapest bottle of red was around $65, with most of the wines over $100. They need to add more affordable wines to their offering.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent in every way!

SD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun environment and awesome food, service was attentive and a great dinning experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYC for a weekend trip ! We were running late do you rain and lots of cab/Uber traffic

Called restaurant and they held our table for us !!

Great food ! Great staff !!

Highly recommend!

Being from Boston area it’s hard to find great Italian restaurants outside of the north end !

This one was exceptional

DF
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Italian food in NYC! Excellent service.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Always a pleasure to dine at Il Tinello.

C
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great
Service was great
Wine was great but overpriced. They charged almost 3 times retail

They have best Dover sole I have eaten other than in Europe

CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing- our neighborhood restaurant for 25 years now and not even one disappointment, ever! A restaurant I recommend to everyone who asks where to dine in NY. Maitre’dJohn is an extraordinary host!

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too crowed. They are over booking. The entry was packed and the waiters hardly able to move about.

MF
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wew come every year for my husbands birthday. It is his very favorite.