IL Carino Restaurant

4.7
168 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
IL CARINO RESTAURANT OFFERS:
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We have outside dining available and we are complying with all safety precautions for COVID19.
Chef Mario Cassinelli proudly opens the doors of Il Carino, an Italian fine dining establishment conveniently located at 1710 2nd Ave in the Upper East side, Manhattan. Il Carino provides an Italian fine dining experience in an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. Making it perfect for every occasion a celebration of food and drink. Chef Cassinelli and Giulio envisioned recreating traditional Italian dishes from all of Italy’s provinces and exclusively featuring his own dishes as house specialties. Our belief in old traditional methods of creating our own fresh pastas, bread, homemade sauces and desserts emulate Italy’s gastronomy culture. All dishes are freshly cooked to order, using only the finest ingredients, carefully sourced by Chef Mario Cassinelli himself to ensure freshness and optimum quality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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What 168 people are saying
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Patrick
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great restaurant. Will definitely come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, fresh food, especially liked the attention to a clean bathroom. This is a restaurant like a home of a good friend.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, delicious food, and great service. A delightful experience. I will return.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. The pasta is saucy, very well seasoned, and placed beautifully on the plate. The wine tasted impeccable. And service was attentive always. Outstanding job.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, simply excellent. The place was lavishly decorated and the food was delicious. Great atmosphere, food, and prices. I definitely recommend and will return!!

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JannetC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, just outstandingly delicious. The pasta was seasoned amazingly, the salad was crunchy, the wine- delicious. Such a luxurious experience, I highly recommend!

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vipddavid
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was not great, with the clams oreganata and the linguine vongole both being way overcooked, to the extent that you could not even tell there were clams in the appetizer. That said, the waiter Julio made a fantastic banana flambee that ended the evening on a fun and enjoyable time. The service was great. It would help if they had a menu for the wine by the glass so you would know what you were ordering.

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Elias
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, nice neighborhood atmosphere and accommodating service. Definitely to go to choice!

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TiaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Il Carino made our special occasion a relaxing night of good food and wine. We came on a Monday night and most people were choosing to sit outside. As a result, we had a portion of the restaurant all to ourselves. We never felt rushed and each course came out with pauses in between, which I really appreciated.

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TylerM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I love IL Carino's desserts, appetizers, and especially its main dishes. Such as the gnocchi and chicken parm. I can't explain how enjoyable each meal is. Delicious absolutely delicious.

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LorenP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable! The food, the service, the ambiance- it was all amazing. Truly one of the most luxurious restaurant experiences I've ever had in NYC. Undoubtedly, I highly recommend IL Carino!!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Terrific food. Attentive service. Beautiful atmosphere. Everything was impeccably amazing. I'll 100% be coming back to IL Carino!

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vipMHN96
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great traditional Italian menu, excellent service, get the flaming bananas for dessert! Dinner and a show!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting from Seattle, we got caught in a flash flood warning. Kept our reservation and made it to Il Carino where we were the only patrons due to the weather. Delicious food and they made us feel so special. Charming atmosphere and genuinely caring staff. We will definitely be coming back. Grazie!!

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MarcoR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to IL Carino has been one of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Everything was phenomenal. Ranging from exquisite food, great service, and the setting- I cant choose what I liked the best! I am looking to come back with my family members and for business.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place every time I’m in NYC. They treat you like family.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first, I was not sure to come to IL Carino after some negative reviews. However, I gave it a shot. And it was one worth giving! The food is delicious, the service amazing, and the atmosphere is great for dining! I loved it. Ten out of ten. I am certainly coming back!

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FrancescoR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding experience! The food was delicious and tasted fresh, the staff attentive as always, and the wine was impeccable! Additionally, the prices were extremely affordable for the experience you receive. I look forward to coming back!

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Anonymus
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful restaurant in town. Food is superb! Service is excellent! We had an amazing evening. The ravioli were so delicious, definitely best in New York City and also the pasta with truffles! WOW! It was like being in Italy, but much better! Congrats, I'm coming back for sure and also recommend it!

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JanelleM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, aesthetic environment, and exquisite food! Definitely recommend and will be coming back!

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MarianaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food quality, outstanding service, and an amazing ambiance!

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vipKmannyc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local quaint little old school spot. Pasta was a bit on the saucy side but tasty. Attentive service a mix of over done at times and sometimes gruff. Nice desert.

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vipeddie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Over priced for just regular red wine by glass. They don't tell you the price for their specials and over charge you . Make sure to ask about anything that doesn't have price

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AndrewS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal. Very consistently good food.

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ElisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Carino is a magnificent restaurant! The classical Italian atmosphere will make you feel at home. Food was warm, fresh, and greatly seasoned. And the service was kind, generous, and attentive. I will most certainly come back!

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ChealsyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine, service, and an amazing environment! The food was exquisite, a bomb of flavors. The service was always attentive and the environment was calm and elegant. I will definitely come back!

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vipChrisG
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Specials are expensive. Lovely service. So glad Il Carino has survived.

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vipSherisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Won’t be back

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vipPattiM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good service. Definitely recommend!

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nycdiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I hadn't been out to eat in a while. We were pleasantly surprised by how amazing our experience was. The food was absolutely delicious. (We loved the homemade gnocchi and can't stop talking about it!) The staff was incredibly kind and generous. We're incredibly grateful and will most certainly be returning in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Carino is the perfect place for any occasion. The service is impeccable, the food is outstanding... beyond of outstanding. You are made to feel like part of the family when you dine there. Such a beautiful and special place! I highly recommend the Gnocchi al Telefono. We cannot wait to go back!!

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Anonymus
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Il Carino, what a great find!
It was lovely ambience combined with excellent food and service. A perfect setting for a spring dinner!
For sure we’ll be back with friends and family. If I have to recommend a restaurant, would definitely be Il Carino!

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vipDLNY
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's a cozy restaurant that you feel comfortable to be in. I wish they do more on the safety measure though ie temperature check, and sanitary wipes, etc. The food was OK, a bit too saucy for me. The service was great.

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vipATR1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a horrific dinner. Terrible food and the rude staff. Will be call the owner personally

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Lainey
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They made us feel very welcome. We felt very safe and Covid was not an issue. It's a wonderful restaurant and I'm happy to have been there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had. Lovely spot, it is a neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food and many great choices, the special burratta, the lobster salad with asparagus, the broiled snapper with lemon sauce, the bananas flambé which is made at your table, is very fun, delicious, really extraordinary.
The wine list has moderate price options and the choices offered by the glass are very, very good and exceptional.
I would describe the quality of dining is old school, clean, respectful and perfect, we thoroughly enjoyed our diner.
To end this review, I would say in few a words, this is the best Italian, best restaurant, best service, best food. We plan to go back very soon

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Anonymus
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Carino great restaurant located in upper east side.
I brought two friends to celebrate the birthday of one of them. We had a spectacular time. Everything about cosmopolitans, espresso martinis and manhattans, through the wonderful bananas flambé, was superb. Il Carino has an exquisite menu and an excellent wine list selection in a very romantic ambiance, every dish is done to perfection. We’ve never had home made black gnocchi sea food so good.
My guests were overwhelmed by the quality of the cooking, the superb wine solaia,the wonderful service.
I want to thank you for everything. I must say this was one of the top dining experience I had.
We will be back and I will tell my friends to go

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decent food, gloomy atmosphere, (very) expensive wines

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vipLuvfoo
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciouso! My husband went to pick up our dinner. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer which came in the most delicious white wine and garlic sauce. They gave us Italian bread which we happily soaked up every morsel of the sauce. Yummy start! We ordered the Pollo Alla Romano, chicken breast with mushrooms and artichokes in white wine sauce....absolutely delicious! That was Friday...it's Sunday and we're about to order again today. Don't hesitate...it's a wonderful experience, and the folks who work there are very sweet.

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vipDanielM
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming is the best way to describe IL Carino. Great attention to customer service and satisfaction. The elegant space defines a wonderful dining experience. The food and wine complimented the entire evening. Well done!

FAQs

IL Carino Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

IL Carino Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 168 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.