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Il Tinello Ristorante

16 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3872 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #794 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.
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85% Recommend
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We felt we won the lottery when we stumbled upon this wonderful and intimate Italian restaurant. The service? The waitstaff is very attentive and proudly describes the offerings. The Food? Authentic Italian dishes made with the freshest of ingredients. Don't miss it.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

An excellent evening, with great food and wine. The restaurant is extremely popular and very busy. Specials cost much much more than what is on the menucard - be careful and remember to ask for price.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a first class restaurant on a dirty street in Manhattan (Mayor please note...). The service was excellent, the food first class. the Minestrone soup was unique - obviously with fresh ingredients, not like the usual canned variety. The chicken scarparelli was delectable. My only complaint is that the potatoes and carrots on the plate were tiny and should... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We read all the reviews about food and service. We have no complaints about either. Our issue is with the undisclosed pricing of their specials. My husband ordered a dover sole special that ended up being 70 dollars. The dover sole on the menu was around 30 dollars. The waiter did not point this out when listing verbally the specials.... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ambiance, service, menu and food, all top notch. Even a comfy little bar that makes a great Manhattan. Caesar salad prepared table side was a nice touch. Highly recommend.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I visited Il Tinello for the first time with my wife and teenage daughter. New York has many great Italian restaurants but the food at Il Tinello has to make it one of the best. The spinach infused ravioli was beyond wonderful and the dover sole and chicken picata were excellent. Salads and dessert were great. Service was not on... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Since discovering this wonderful restaurant about ten years ago we return every year on our visit to New York City. The service alone is worth a visit. Food is always superb. Dining here is always an amazing experience.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

First, a confession: my wife is Italian and an excellent Italian cook. We rarely eat at Italian restaurants because we're usually disappointed. Enter il Tinello. We dined there with friends and had an outstanding meal after a Broadway matinee show. We started by sharing several appetizers and they were all wonderful. My entrée veal osso bucco was superbly rich and... More

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Ann Arbor
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Outstanding menu and food, and exceptional service! I love it when you walk into an Italian restaurant and they greet you with Buona Sera. There is an extensive menu, with a selection of approximately 15 pastas, as well as a proportional number of apps, seafood, and meats. They have a nice selection of very good Italian reds. Prices are quite... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After a hard day of shopping or just a comfortable, formal enough dinner or perhaps a long romantic lunch, this is your spot!! This is the kind of old school perfection that will keep you coming back! The fact that no matter how long it's been since your last visit the Captain will never forget your name!! He's a real... More

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