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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (34)
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Good for a Date (34)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wait staff is always outstanding and the Dover sole prepared tableside was delicious it was topped off by a fabulous desert cart where they will make anything you want

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

An absolute delight. Of all the dining experiences we had in the city, this was at the top of our list. The service was impeccable and the food was sensational.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was first rate. Wine selections are great. Would definitely return

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Superb continues. We’ve been coming for 28 years and never tired of it. Excellent all around.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Closed place down. Lovely dinner

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Discovered this restaurant for a Valentines Day dinner, and returned again this year for dinner. Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Excellent food and cozy atmosphere. If I lived in NYC I’d be there at least every month.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here for pre theater dinner. Lovely place with waiters very attentive. Classic Italian place. Very old world NY restaurant vibe. My wife and I really enjoyed it. The fresh raspberries with zabaglione to wrap up the meal was absolutely delicious. Just a short walk to Carnegie Hall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding!!!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

awesome food every time I've been there. great spot for top notch italian food

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Admittedly we were quite late for our reservation, but the service was terrible. Our waiter could not have been less friendly, or.less attentive. Very disappointing. The food was okay--not great, but good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Great service. A bit pricey

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

one of our favorite...NY, Paris, etc

every time we re arein NY

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Organic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good high end Italian in Midtown. Staff efficient and courteous. Food is always top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service at this restaurant was impeccable!! Delicious food and very attentive, friendly wait staff. We will definitely be back the next time we are in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Felt s bit rushed. One meal was fine one was mediocre. Antipasto serving was small and underwhelming. Quite expensive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Il Tinello remains as one of the last Italian grande dames in New York. Food and service are outstanding in a wonderful old world setting. Order almost whatever you want and they will figure out how to make it for you. It is pampered experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

one of the best italian in the city great menu choices, great staff

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was just okay. Not even close to worth the price tag. The service was exceptional, but completely over-attentive for my taste. I felt like I was on display. I wouldn’t go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had such a wonderful meal. There not many restaurants that provide really good service without getting in the way. The service was perfect. The food is several notches better than the competition. We enjoyed both specials and regular menu items. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our dinner at Il Tinello was one of the best Italian meals we have had in a very, very long time.
We can't wait to go back!!
Ann and Bob

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Amazing food, service, etc. Top notch all the way around

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Old New York restaurant ambience (quiet) with excellent food and service. The freshest antipasto and pasta like in Rome's finest.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic food. Amazing service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another wonderful dining experience at Il Tinello. We have been regular customers of Il Tinello for many years and highly recommend their food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. Food was among the best we have had anywhere in NYC. My veal was especially terrific and the filet mignon ordered by my wife was cooked perfectly and much more tasty than usual. Only issue was a large group at a nearby table that was quite loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This tried and true family favorite never disappoints. The service is professional and attentive.
The menu offers variety and specials to please everyone at the table.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful Italian food and great service we will return next time in New York City

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Recommended by my hotel concierge. Great old world style Italian. Great ambiance, food and fantastic service. My 8 year old son, who can be a fussy eater, absolutely loved the Bolognese.
The food was amazing, especially the veal chop Milanese. Perfectly prepared, very rustic. Can't say enough about how great the service was.
We will definitely go back next time we are in the city.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best veal parmagian ever! That includes Italy. Service was great but the pricing on special apps and wines
Was ridiculous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambiance, service, food, and wine. Highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were there on a Saturday night for birthday celebration. Everything was excellent

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My first time at Il Tinello. The food was good. Servers were good as well. The only thing they need is a bigger bar area. I will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great food and service..impeccable and handsome wait staff!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing food. Great and attentive staff. Reasonable prices. Loved this place.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

thought I was going to an Italian restaurant but greeted and served by Russians pretending to be Italian
Waiting Area was claustrophobic
Veal Milanese with dark veal and greasy breading
To many great restaurants in Manhattan to waist your time with this one

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food2
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service3
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Still my favorite restaurant in nyc. Excellent food and friendly service. Every trip to nyc will always include Il Tilello. Food is as good as it was 20 yrs ago. Thank you for helping make our trip so special

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service. Old school Italian, in every way, which has its pros and cons.
Didn't feel that the food its of was anything special or a place I would recommend. We went because it was near our hotel and I had a starving kid in tow. Staff made it a nice dinner, but couldn't get past the quality of food for the price. It's NYC, so you expect a mark-up, but the food was rather average.
Super strange and NOT classy- I ordered a second glass of wine and when the waiter brought it, he dumped the remainder of my first glass into my 2nd glass. I've never seen that and was shocked to witness it a few times at such a "high scale" restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

An Excellent Evening!

This is a wonderful restaurant and we had an excellent evening! Our request for an intimate table was granted and the food was amazing! My only criticism (and it is a slight one) is that we didn't care for the service hierarchy. Our white coat attendants were fabulous - friendly and attentive. Our black coat attendant (our main server) was over-bearing and very pushy. Once he took our order, we never saw him again - not even to say thank you. Having said that, the white coat staff should be commended for saving the day and providing us with a wonderful dining experience. You will not be disappointed.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

An outstanding dining experience. Excellent high end Italian fare with attentive and friendly service. Small bar but the bartender knew her stuff and made great cocktails. Extensive Italian wine list. A restaurant to revisit time and again.

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