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About Il Tinello

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.

16 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-4388

Website:
http://www.iltinellony.com/

Il Tinello Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Special Occasion (39)
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Authentic (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

I have been dining at Il Tinello for many years and every time the service, food and ambience is world class! Every time I am in NYC (live in CT) I find time to have an enjoyable dinner at Il Tinello with my beautiful wife and/or good friends. So very special.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I went with in laws and we were incredibly impressed. Excellent food and wine and truly outstanding service.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food, great staff. Whatever we've ordered it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This old school Italian restaurant has excellent food, a fabulous wine list and some of the most attentive service I have ever experienced!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience. Service was outstanding. Food great. Def recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A real Italian feel to this place--waiters old school--great and varied menu--cosy atmosphere--always enjoy it here!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ask for a table by the wall otherwise u r in the middle of service people walking by u on both sides. Hope u will be away from the rally loud groups that r here for business dinners as it is hard to hear. Food was great, service wonderful. I would recommend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I’ve eaten here twice. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Both meals were superb. The food is excellent. The service is of a level rarely seen today. From the moment I arrived until I left I felt the staff wanted one thing. For me ( the diner) to have a pleasant experience. One could say the menu is pricey. But in this case you get what you pay for. I plan to return as often as I can.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had an excellent dinner at Il Tinello, a place I go to with some regularity. As usual, food, ambiance, and service were outstanding, and I will happily look forward to my next chance to go there.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fresh, varied Italian menu. Loved the stracciatella with spinach. Excellent clams casino, homemade spinach ravioli. Terrific service. Smooth and silky creme brûlée. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A great lunch. Never mind the menu or the daily specials, our server suggested lots of different variations / options / combinations and the chef presented a fantastic meal. This was first time dining there, but we'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another phenomenal meal. Perfectly prepared and served with grace and professionalism.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I brought my parents for their anniversary. We were all beyond satisfied with the food and the service was significantly better than the norm. Hands down would go again and again and again!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and exceptional service. Expensive but well worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Without a doubt the best service and best food I’ve ever had in NYC!!! I can’t wait to go back!!! Watching the restaurant at work is like watching the coordination of a symphony orchestra. Outstanding!!!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great ambience. Great food. Great service. Terrific.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was October 31, our second time at this place, and kind of disappointing. Fist time, in July, we were completely charmed by the place. But this time the food was just ok. The steak was good, but lobster spaghetti, the special, came out with lots of shells mixed with pasta!, the sauce was too heavy, and they charge more then $50 for that kind of a dish! Appetizers also could be better, especially tuna tar-tar. The deserts last time impressed with the size and the quality, this time around it seemed like they were half the size and almost half the quality. The services was good, but it lacked some warmth and honesty. Got to give compliments to a bartender, margaritas were perfect. Overall it was not the best experience, but, honestly, not the worst, so I think, we will give it another try just because we remember how great it was the first time we came here. And, I got to ask owner/manager, someone a question: if you ask what is the occasion for dinner, and I wrote "birthday", wouldn't it be nice if you acknowledged this fact somehow?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The BEST Italian in New York. Truly exceptional service , food ambiance. A real old school Italian restaurant. Can't say enough about this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is a great place for a classic Italian meal with all of the fine touches that you'd expect. It's a great, consistent meal, year in and year out.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Simply an elegant, excellent dining experience! Delicious food, incredibly subtle and welcoming professionalism.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always outstanding. My "go to" Italian in Midtown!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was average and ridiculously overpriced. It was quiet and the service was excellent(only a handful of people at lunch). Perfect for the very wealthy who prefer "private dining" without any frills. I guess.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was very good and the service was great. We enjoyed our evening so much that we returned the next night and had the same experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Consistently great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was outstanding as was the service. Host and waiters were very gracious. Sadly though, I had requested the tableside Zabaglione as a surprise for my boyfriend’s birthday but it never happened. Thus, I stormed out after our meals enraged which ruined our first time experience at Il Tinello. For a 4 star restaurant, this is unacceptable. We won’t be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

After many years of great restaurants in NYC, we think this was the absolute best. From
the greeting to dessert, every single dish was spot on. I cannot say enough abut this
excellent Italian restaurant. Immediately our favorite, we will return here always!

Not to be missed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent meal, superb service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our third time here. Ambience and food remain top notch. Service was very good although our waiter left for the evening before we were done and did not do any handoff to his replacement

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful birthday dinner!!! We were seated as soon as we arrived at the restaurant, and the service was outstanding!! The waiter was impeccable and the food was delicious. I had a spinach ravioli with vodka sauce that was topped with mozzarella that was a special for the day and my husband had the veal saltimbocca. Both were phenomenal!! Creme brûlée and tiramisu for desert finished our meal and were superb as well. Can't wait to return to NYC again and dine here again!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

as always Il tinello never disappoints-great food, and great service. Perfect for a business dinner or a night out with friends. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Recently went gluten free and they were able to accommodate my request without flinching.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

II Tinello is my go to restaurant in NYC for Dover Sole

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always our favorite. Never disappointed! From the service, food and Zabaglione dessert to die for. Will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service at Il Tinello was exceptional; however, the food was not as flavorful as I hoped it would be. I was very disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Consistent, excellent and always superb.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance....a New York Classic....

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding experience; great food; great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our new favorite restaurant in NY! Old fashioned service and amazing food. Couldn’t be better!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food and service at Il Tinello are always high quality. My last visit was on my birthday and the waiters and maître de did their best to make it special. If the menu item isn't exactly the way you like it, they will do their best to change it for you.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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