Il Tinello

4.7
1226 reviews
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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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JO
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have eaten here a few times before and once again both the food and service were good.Restaurant is nice inside with tables not too close together.Had an enjoyable evening.One improvement would be to have the menu list types of and prices of glasses of wine and deserts.

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MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing find. This truly is a gem in NYC. The antipasto cart was amazing and something I had not experienced before. We had the rack of lamb and veal chop and split each main and enjoyed them thoroughly. From start to finish the service was excellent. We were never rushed and the atmosphere was very quiet which was lovely. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

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DB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary with friends great time.

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n
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Il Tinello. Best food and service!

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PM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Il Tinelo. From the great cocktail at the bar to the amazing desert, the evening couldn't have been more enjoyable. The food was delicious, very traditional, and served beautifully. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to the city.

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E
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience or bad meal here. Service is outstanding.

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JB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spectacular and delicious as always. 10/10!

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. We loved it had wonderful food and great service.

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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is special. Outstanding food, of course, but the service just sets it over the top. We come to NYC twice a year and this is always on our must-do list, no matter what else is going on.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!
The food is delicious and the service was outstanding.
Thank you for a special evening.

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SG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our “go to” restaurant in NYC!
Consistently excellent food and service.
Celebrated a birthday dinner there Friday night... table of 4... Fantastic!

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it!

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l
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This is one of the best upscale Italians in the area. But weird wine menu and watch those “extras”, like “I can can get you spinach instead of potatoes “ and then it is s $12.50 side dish.

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F
Los Angeles
128 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic old school Italian restaurant. High end dining.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to go in NYC! Staff and food are amazing!

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j
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and atmosphere and great food.
Il Tinello is a Standard and his been consistent for a long time.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just discovered this place, and I love it. The food is amazing (try the antipasto - it’s their specialty). And the service is as great as the food. Romantic atmosphere (but not stuffy). Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Club Concierge at the Ritz recommended this restaurant. Are we forever grateful he did! What a wonderful experience. Both the food and the service were unmatched, and we have eaten at multiple Michelin restaurants. This will now be a must go to for us whenever in NYC. As an added bonus, it's an easy 10 min walk from the RC. The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable, but still we felt like we were in a very nice restaurant. The entire staff worked well together and seemed to really like working together. Wilson made sure we were never lacking for service. Nicky was very personable. He never stopped walking the restaurant to interact with all guests, and he made us feel like we were special. What a great dining experience!

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K
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Tinello is in a word superb. I have eaten at Il several times over the last years and it’s every bit as good as it was years ago. Still special, food perfect and a really fine NYC experience. Top Notch!
WKL

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A
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This quaint little Italian is very classy with old world charm. The Host, waiter and other staff did a spectacular job. The food was great and everyone absolutely loved what they ordered. The waiter was very helpful on recommendations ( spot on). Just a pleasant experience all around. Can’t wait to go back.

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LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somos clientes desde hace varios años y este es realmente uno de las restaurantes italianos que son un “must” en Manhattan. Comida con énfasis en preparaciones de la Toscana y con un servicio maravilloso. No te equivocas. Vale su precio en calidad

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Elegant service. Quiet, pleasant surroundings. Consistently satisfying.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

$76 Dover Sole??? Anniversary Dinner. Turns out our adult children arranged to pay for our evening unbeknownst to us. They called earlier in the day to arrange that. It never happened. Our kids were so apologetic. Warm zabaglione was ice cold. Felt like it was a privilege to eat there. Not again.

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AB
New York Area
274 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven't been in a while but glad to see Il Tinello is as good as ever. Great food and service great wine.

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v
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve been to Ill Tinello and it does not disappoint! There was 4 of us in the party. My wife had the Dover Sole which was out this world! I and my other 2 guests had the Veal Cutlet Parmigiana which was tasty beyond belief. If you go, you must try the Buffalo Mozzerella. They have a large assortments of scrumptious desserts, and we shared orders orders of profiteroles and canolies which were excellent. The only complaint that we had was the waiters were always hovering over us eager to remove our finished plates as soon as we finished each part of the meal. We got the impression that they were trying to rush us out of the restaurant so that could have the table ready for the next patron. We always felt the pressure of this and could not relax at all during the meal. Nevertheless, the quality of the food will make me look forward to my next time here.

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F
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ,served very hot ..waiter friendly and wonderful felt like I was at home at my own dining room table

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KS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always try to have dinner at Il Tinello whenever we're in NYC. It's my favorite place ! The service and attention to detail is superb and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the after dinner limoncello also !!!

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Arrived on time but there were 4 couples waiting for a table all at the same time so it took 15 min to get seated but unfortunately, the front bar area is extremely small and cannot handle people standing so it felt crowded and awkward. The service is excellent but the fish was overcooked and smothered in a butter sauce that buried any fish flavor. The table side preparation was fantastic for the things we saw and ordered. Great service, but they tried to get a few too many seatings early which led to the back up at 7pm.

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TA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and excellent menu. Made us feel special

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f
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely will go back!

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food and wonderful service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

como siempre es uno de los mejores restaurants de new york.-

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food experience this trip! Everything we had was excellent and service was outstanding.

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c
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Tinello is wonderful from the moment you walk into the door. You are greeted immediately and it feels like you are coming home to see family. The food is extraordinary always! If you want quality Italian food, this is the best place in NYC.

Great for business dinners, dates, quality dining experiences!

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A
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful italian restaurant with excellent home made pasta. Traditional and innovative pasta creations!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and great meal!

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AD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My business partner and I decided we wanted to try a different venue for a catch up meeting and very much were looking forward to it. We ordered a burrata special to share which was very good and my partner ordered spaghetti carbonara which was not good AT ALL and I ordered one of the specials and one dish I usually order everywhere they offer it, veal chop milanese . It was greasy, chewy and the salad on top looked and tasted like it had been dipped in oil- without a doubt one of the worst meals we both have had in a long time. I wouldn't go back even for a free meal

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R
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. Welcoming staff. Small and moderately quiet. A good place to go for an excellent d inner.

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JS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a superior dining experience. Jaa

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