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Il Cantinori, New York, NY

Il Cantinori

4.7
4.7
2099 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Il Cantinori, located in Greenwich Village, has been at the forefront of Tuscan cuisine in NYC since its opening in 1983. This old farmhouse with a rustic warmth, stucco walls, wooden beams and voluminous floral arrangements is very romantic and elegant. We combine the unique traditional flavors of the Tuscan countryside with a complete seasonal lunch and dinner menu. We welcome guests with affectionate hospitality, daily specials and a wine list reflective of the northern Italian regions.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Phone number
    (212) 673-6044
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Frank Minieri
  • Catering
    Northern Italian cuisine (Tuscan)
  • Private party facilities
    Private room up to 20 people. Semi-private up to 45 people. Private room available for 45-100 people
  • Private party contact
    Frank Minieri/Andrew Linardatos: (212) 673-6045
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    University Place & Broadway
  • Parking details
    There is a public lot on the corner of 10th and Broadway and another on the corner of 9th and University Place
  • Public transit
    6, N, R
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 2,099 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,099 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was unimpressive, food was fine. Overall disappointed.

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  2. KateH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was amazing. Frank, the owner, and Fabrizio, our server, made the evening extra special. It’s a wonderful restaurant!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beau our waiter was amazing. Personable and professional.

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  4. Jakefl04

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood staple, been here forever and it’s for a reason. All around great.

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  5. amyh

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always food and service do not disappoint. Particularly good- artichoke hearts and veal chop

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  6. joehodgkiss

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were ignored when we entered, despite there being an employee stood literally right next to the door then he mumbled something about a maitre'd near the bar and walked that way so we followed him..and ended up with a table and just left there for a few minutes. Our waiter was a young guy and very good, but the whole ambiance of the place felt off, it was empty and they didn't seem interested. We were in and out in less than an hour $210 lighter for some pasta and one starter, all seemingly in the same sauce. Don't bother

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was just ok- everyone seemed to like their food in my group, but I ordered the penne and it was covered in sauce.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great environment. perfect experience. fair price.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place NEVER disappoints! From the warm welcome from Frank, to the impeccable service, the sensational food - and if you have a hankering for something NOT on the menu, they are happy to accommodate. Simply delightful!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dishes were split for you! Food was delicious. Loved my experience here, keep thinking about my meal since I’ve been.

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  11. JordanT

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    il Cantinori never fails! A beautiful, old world restaurant that continues to bring in new world crowds.

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  12. mjtheatty

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal. Have missed eating there since not in the city as much for dinner. We were lucky enough to have our favorite waiter Domingo work last night and also to see Frank for the first time in awhile. We had the sausage, salmon and chicken special and they were amazing along with the rest of the food. The food always comes out hot and the waitstaff are always the best I’ve seen in any restaurant taking care of everything throughout the meal.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Highly highly recommend

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  14. Olive

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The “off-menu pasta trio” is off menu simply so they can charge $50 for three small servings of pasta with sauce and no protein…absolutely insane. The pesto lacked salt and the caccia peppe was just olive oil. There is so much great Italian in the city, the food here did not measure up and the prices were outrageous for what you got. Good ambiance and service though the waiter forgot my blue-cheese olives.

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  15. Julia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible service. The worst Waitor I’ve ever had in my life. Gave us so much attitude for not ordering drinks. We don’t eat seafood so my husband asked to replace his snapper with mussels to a snapper with spinach. He tried to reject. When they sent us snapper with spinach, he came over and said “oh. I guess they have you a lot of spinach” and rolled his eyes. Didn’t offer us any of the free fix ins that I’ve been getting at il cantinori for the last 6 years I’ve been going. This Valentine’s Day will be the last we spend here. Unfortunately our vday tradition is over

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Il Cantinori every year on Valentine’s Day! Great ambiance, excellent service and even better food!

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  17. CarolynB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely, intimate space , beautiful fresh flowers , delicious food, friendly waitstaff.

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  18. Margie

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food, cocktails, wine, complimentary bread, appetizer and desserts. The ambiance is beautiful. The service was outstanding. I eagerly look forward to returning soon. The ribeye was perfectly prepared.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my favorite restaurant in the Greenwich village!! I really recommend to try this nyc gem classic spot!

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  20. StevenV

    New York City

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Lots of specials. My colleagues enjoyed themselves immensely. Service was superb. Perfectly timed. So good to see Frank and say Hello. Always an excellent table.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. melissac

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in NYC. Amazing staff, even better food and ambiance! We love this authentic Italian restaurant.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My waiter was quite rude to us after he found out that we would not be drinking tonight. We were also sitting around for a good 20 mins before they gave us the menu

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely poor service. I was not asked one time if if I wanted anything to drink. We also went for a birthday, so I was not asked at all if I wanted dessert or any type of cake for him.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Wonderful ambience. Can’t wait to return!

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  26. Jake

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience—-everything was fantastic!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite go to that NEVER disappoints. From the warm greeting from Frank, the past sharing, the stellar Cosmopolitan… what more could you ask for?

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  28. Seriousfoodie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Cantinori always has and always will be our favorite restaurant in Manhattan!

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  29. MICHAELH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service - first class from start to dessert !!! Took friends there from Cincinnati and they walked away raving about their dinner. Best grilled veal chop that I have ever had.

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  30. BrandonC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started going there 30 years ago Everybody we have brought there loved it. My 37 yr old daughter was there for dinner at 7

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  31. JosieS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal service. Delicious and authentic Italian food. Fun atmosphere. A great place for all occasions.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no other restaurant in NYC like Il Cantinori!!! When you walk in, you are warmly welcomed with open arms and escorted to your table by Frank. When we were seated, our waiter promptly came over to take our drink orders and share the specials of the day. We ordered several pasta dishes including their seasonal pumpkin ravioli, gnocchi with pesto sauce, tagliolini alla ricotta e limone and chicken Marsala. Everything was delicious. Il Cantinori hands down has the BEST gnocchi in NYC - they are fluffy clouds of flavor cooked to perfection every time. These are an absolute must if you are lucky enough to get your hands on a plate!! Throughout our meal, our waiter came over to check on us to make sure everything tasted okay, and while the restaurant was busy, we did not feel like we were rushed out. We cannot wait to come back!!

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  33. LisaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Cantinori has been on my restaurant bucket list for a long time. It was wonderful but a little too expensive for what you get. Had better for less elsewhere. That said, the homemade pasta is amazing and our entire dinner was delicious. The ambiance, service and experience were great and I would go back. It's tough for restaurants right now, especially ones in prime real estate areas!

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  34. KellyL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pappardelle alla Buttera was fantastic. Cozy, Christmassy decor, romantic lighting. Perfect date night!

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  35. William

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we were tourists on this trip, a good friend who lived in the city for years always recommended Il Cantinori, he even treated us to lunch on a prior visit. This time it was just my wife and I for a romantic dinner on a Holiday trip to the city. The restaurant is one of those timeless places, classy but not fussy, superb food and setting with attentive, informative and warm staff. You can find many other buzzy names in the city, but you can’t do better in the end than Il Cantinori.

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  36. RonG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is AMAZING as always!!! It is Fanta Italian food!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, wine pricey but a few good choices under $100.

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  38. SWFGourmand

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner as usual and excellent service One of our favorite local restaurants highly recommended

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant! Unusually noisy due to all the large parties—Christmas—we had a great time anyway!💖

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special treat, as always. Il Cantinori has it all. Great food, outstanding service, wonderful atmosphere. We've enjoyed every meal we've had there. It's our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood for special occasions. Highly recommended.

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FAQs

Il Cantinori is rated 4.7 stars by 2099 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Il Cantinori

32 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    University Place & Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a public lot on the corner of 10th and Broadway and another on the corner of 9th and University Place
  • Public transit
    6, N, R
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frank Minieri
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 673-6044
  • Catering
    Northern Italian cuisine (Tuscan)
  • Private party facilities
    Private room up to 20 people. Semi-private up to 45 people. Private room available for 45-100 people
  • Private party contact
    Frank Minieri/Andrew Linardatos: (212) 673-6045
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