Il Tinello

4.9
1511 Reviews
$50 and over
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sakiko
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant with friend of mine. They didn’t have a menu for restaurant week, but the waiter,his name is Wilson gave us extra zucchini fries and cookies for free. These were delicious. The fettuccine pescatore was amazing. They used Fresh seafood and al dente pasta. I love that. I was very happy to find a nice restaurant and cool waiter Wilson!

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CarmenA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Friends were visiting NY and from John, the maitre d greeting us “home” to excellent bar and table service, and again memorable food, this dining experience again exceeded expectation.
We will return again soon

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vipWorldFoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and excellent food in a nice and quiet setting.

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vipChihChinY
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent, service of wine steward isn’t satisfactory.

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vipAlexB
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Good to be back after a year and a half. Still excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Tinello is a true gem in NYC. The food is as good as it gets and the service is outstanding. Every time we go, we marvel at the diligence that the staff puts into making our dining experience unparalleled.

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robertm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nothing but praise ...been here twice in last 2 weeks

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vipTastebudo
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food service and atmosphere. Always recommend to people

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VeronicaG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and great food. I’ve eaten at many places in NY and this was in the top 10. The focus is on fresh well prepared food. No gimmicks. Table side Caesar salad prep was a nice touch. Tender veal, great simple bread basket. I will be back.

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vipRecycler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Il Tinello for over 30 years. So great from both owners Mario to John the same great service and food.
The restaurant is always 10 out of 10 for all top quality food and service.
Never a request they cannot do for the guest!!
One of the best restaurants in NYC.
Also Willy and Nicky are always ready for giving all you need for a great night out!!
They make me so proud to be a customer for all these years!!

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vipOldSpice
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our dining experience at Il Tenello was superb. Wonderful setting, very attentive and friendly staff, and culinary delights that can’t be beat .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff really makes it a memorable experience as if one is truly eating in Italy - the calamari was the best we had in a while though soft shell crab was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. The service was spectacular.

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vipMRtsk
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Italian restaurant on west 56th Street.
Service was top notch and the food spectacular. Do not miss the table side zabaglione for dessert.

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vipKdining
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere were all excellent!
Waiters were all very courteous and professional. Will go back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around!! Celebrating daughters birthday all the way from Texas!!! Our compliments!!

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GD1007
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful ! Everything is delicious, and the service is perfect, very warm and attentive !

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vipAnthonyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding the maître d’ was exceptional the waiters were great the wine was fabulous but there was a table of young people that were screaming and yelling that made the experience a little disappointing overall next time I would appreciate if the waiters could tell the people to table to tone it down a little bit because those of us who are eating there on a special occasion would like a little bit of less of a bar room type of volume of noise

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KenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Tinello is one of our favorites for a special dinner—in this case, Father’s Day.

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vipWylier
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Italian with fabulous service.

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vipBobK
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Full menu is available which isn’t true at many NYC restaurants right now. True fine dining in midtown.

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vipTodH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Tinello is always a delightful experience. This was our first time since the Pandemic and they haven't missed a step. The food is amazing; the service is exceptionally professional; and, the setting is perfect New York.

Great to have one of the very best New York has to offer, back!!!

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vipMantoloking
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 52 wedding anniversary lunch at this amazing restaurant. We were treated like royalty. The food was top notch. We had trouble deciding which happily means we will return again and again. The complementary zucchini fries started an amazing meal. The hot antipasto was perfect as was the special soft shell crab and soup. Our servers were attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. A not to miss delight

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. Will come back.

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vipWorldwideEater
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are SO GLAD that il Tinello survived the pandemic. Still a gem of a restaurant. We asked for a variation on the saltimbocca (try it with sage instead of spinach) and the kitchen had no problem with that. It was perfect! The Amaretto cookies with cappuccino at the end of dinner are amazing. il Tinello - we so happy you are still perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing…

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vipMandM
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in the city, hands down! Every bite is delicious no matter what you order! Highly recommend! Also if you sit outside, and are there at the right time, it’s a beautiful spot to watch the sunset!!

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best all the time!

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vipMidtown
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old style true Italian restaurant. The caesar salad is made at table side and is excellent! All the dishes can be adjusted or made to order. Definitely a must in midtown!

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CaroleA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening of dining. The ambience and the service and the quiet make it a special evening. The food is a good match for the environment. After over a year of quarantine, it is a most wonderful evening dining experience.

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vipAnonymousDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

best hospitality at a restaurant in new york city that i have experienced in 13 years living in this city

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vipDrG18
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian, jacketed waitstaff, courteous and attentive service. They have not changed post pandemic with great food and made to order off the menu requests are no problem. Their table side warm Zagblione is the best and will keep us coming back.

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KatieB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome food, service and everything about it. can't wait to go back

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vipcarol
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Tinello is every bit as wonderful as when I first started dining there about 25 years ago. Elegant dining with a wide menu and the most delicious food outside of Italy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 35 years. Never disappoints. Get back out there!

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ArleneK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely experience.

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MichaelZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with family for Mother's day. Food was very good and service was great.

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vipMichaelR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have been several times and will be back.
Service is great and food even better
Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always perfect!

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JohnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were excellent, very attentive to all our needs. The restaurant was very quiient and the food was most enjoyable

FAQs

Il Tinello is rated 4.9 stars by 1511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.