Il Tinello

4.7
1172 reviews
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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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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice ambience and great Italian kitchen as usual.
Service suffered a little bit that night. Too much tourist style bling bling and small errors concerning service.
Expecting better next time again

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a social dinner with colleagues. It was a great selection. Delicious meal, excellent service, and amazing dessert cart.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friends from different parts of the world getting together for an outstanding time together with the best service, foodand ambience ever

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Eten was lekker, maar niet heel speciaal.
De bediening was vriendelijk, maar we waren 1 van de laatsten en volgens mij wilden ze graag naar huis...

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BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Il Tinello for a birthday dinner based on other positive reviews and were not disappointed. It is difficult to say which was better, the food or the service, since they were both excellent. The service was really genuine and you just knew they wanted you to have an enjoyable dining experience. As afr as the food, we are Italian and can say this was the real deal. We are definitely going back the next time we are in NYC - highly recommended....Buonissimo!

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DO
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled upon Il Tinello a couple of years back, when visiting NYC with colleagues, and wanted my husband to experience the same wonderful food and service I had that first time. We weren't disappointed. We were charmed by the attentive waitstaff, and delighted with our food. We'd definitely go back again!

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LJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious,great wine list, amazing waiter with great personalities,dessert was excellent as well and overall was a beautiful night

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TH
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have continued to visit Il Tinello whenever we are in NYC. It has never disappointed us.
Marie & Don Wolff

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant place, great food and quiet, attentive staff. But you do pay for that.

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NV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food + service, great, skip the desert, a two star

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CG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, I poured over reviews trying to pick the perfect Italian restaurant for our one day in NYC. I know some of the reviews are mixed so trust me when I saw I am sooo happy we chose this place. It is quaint and charming and exactly the atmosphere we were wanting for an authentic Italian dinner experience. Upon arrival we were seated quickly and offered drinks. After drinks were served we were each brought a piece of bruschetta, and a plate of olives and parmesan cheese..complementary!!) Our drinks were never empty and literally everything we ordered was phenomenal! We started with appetizers of burrata, prosciutto, and raw oysters. We ordered caesar salad (which was made fresh, table side and was unbelievable. And I thought my homemade caesar was special...doesn't hold a candle to thiers. Our entrees were gnocchi, veal parm, meat ravioli (special of the night), and chicken piccata....every dish was better than the next! We each tried each others food and I could not have picked a favorite if I tried. For dessert we had the tiramisu which was the perfect ending to an absolutely exquisite dinner! If you are trying to decide...choose this place! I am so happy we did!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and overall experience. Will definitely be back soon!!

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W
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make sure to have at least one dinner here every time we come to NYC. The staff is fabulous - your drink is in your hand practically before you’re done ordering it, and the wait-team attends to your every need without hovering. We always start with a Caesar salad, prepared tableside, then usually order whatever the special pasta is that day, although everything I’ve tried on the menu is excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it, second visit and we will be back.

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s
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every time we get to NY. The pasta is amazing & you can actually hear the person across the table from you.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Italian restaurant in NYC

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RJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 17, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MD
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 13, 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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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Restaurant... amazing food and service..... can’t wait to go back!!

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EC
New York Area
11 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
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and outstanding food. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Houston
14 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 6, 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 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in NYC, delicious food and good service.

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CH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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 19, 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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