Il Tinello

4.7
1193 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

como siempre es uno de los mejores restaurants de new york.-

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PB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food experience this trip! Everything we had was excellent and service was outstanding.

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c
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Tinello is wonderful from the moment you walk into the door. You are greeted immediately and it feels like you are coming home to see family. The food is extraordinary always! If you want quality Italian food, this is the best place in NYC.

Great for business dinners, dates, quality dining experiences!

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Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful italian restaurant with excellent home made pasta. Traditional and innovative pasta creations!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and great meal!

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AD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My business partner and I decided we wanted to try a different venue for a catch up meeting and very much were looking forward to it. We ordered a burrata special to share which was very good and my partner ordered spaghetti carbonara which was not good AT ALL and I ordered one of the specials and one dish I usually order everywhere they offer it, veal chop milanese . It was greasy, chewy and the salad on top looked and tasted like it had been dipped in oil- without a doubt one of the worst meals we both have had in a long time. I wouldn't go back even for a free meal

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. Welcoming staff. Small and moderately quiet. A good place to go for an excellent d inner.

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a superior dining experience. Jaa

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DF
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the best Italian in NYC! Excellent food & service.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPERB on every level - food, service, ambiance. IL Tinello is a true first-class dining experience without being pretentious. As an Italian-American who grew up in NY, I can say without hesitation that this is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

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CH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome dinner! Love this place. Great food. Perfect atmosphere and very good service. Keep up the great job!!

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m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for over 15 years

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and enjoyable experience.

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SB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I honestly believe that this is how service and restaurants should be. The fool was awesome

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is exceptional

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ZC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding as always!! We always enjoy our evenings there!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. One of our favorites in the city for over 20 years. Never disappoints

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a bronzino and Calamari with 3 drinks....$180.... not worth the expense...2 small potatoes and a few string beans..... insulting

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MF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Great menu and attractive specials.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall we had a fine evening out. However, the atmosphere just is not my style--it's a bit too old, cramped and dark. The menu options were typically what you would fine in an Italian restaurant and the service attentive. Not sure that I think it's worth the cost.

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 18, 2019
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
3 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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Orange County
38 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
37 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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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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