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Il Tinello Ristorante

#2,518 of 11,948 Restaurants in New York City
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16 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3872 (Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.)
+1 212-245-4388
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous ambiance!

Il Tinello Ristorante provides a fabulous white glove experience -- the ambiance is romantic and feels of old Italy. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. They wheel around a cart of appetizers and desserts that are hard to forgo. Excellent service and food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Il Tinello Ristorante provides a fabulous white glove experience -- the ambiance is romantic and feels of old Italy. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. They wheel around a cart of appetizers and desserts that are hard to forgo. Excellent service and food.

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Regret haven't been to Il Tinello for quite some time. Still as good as it always was. Old style Italian restaurant with charm and delicious selection of food. Great variety of food fresh and served hot. Both of our meals were tasty from appetizer to dessert. Pastas melted in your mouth. Fish was fresh and cooked just right. Dessert worth... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Should have known better when there was no menu displayed outside and when we asked the hostess what the wait for a table for 2 would she skirted the issue and tried to take our coats. When the question was repeated she had to seek info from a male colleague who was also pushy. We should have walked away there.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Pretentious restaurant posing as authentic, Italian but rude and condescending staff and Maitre D' . Wouldn't answer questions about the wine other than to shout its " the grapes"!. Food displayed on a trolley and no prices.. Ask and the person displaying it scowled.. The special lamb cutlets were not priced and I though what the heck can't be that... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We only get to New York a couple times a year, but choose Il Tinello whenever possible for dinner. The staff is warm and welcoming. We are never disappointed, fine dining at it's best. The staff manages a perfect balance of attentiveness without hovering. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Liked: excellent Italian food, attentive service.Within walking distance of theaters, but not at all touristy. Disliked: Didn't have time for dessert.A bit pricey, but not unexpectedly so.

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Winter Park, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great early New Year dinner with kids! Exceptional food and service!!! Will be back in sure. Love the staff and prep of food

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New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Il Tinello is in the heart of everything in NYC W.56th a half block off 5th avenue. Great atmosphere, not noisy, good spacing between tables, very attentive and professional staff. Starting with cocktails, the martini was perfect and the right temperature as were the applets is the ladies had. We skipped soup and appetizers and went straight to the salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a great Italian restaurant with outstanding service. The food is authentic northern Italian. We had two specials and one menu item. All were terrific. The desserts and coffee are to die for. I have eaten great Italian in Europe and this is as good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You will not be cheated out of a meal here. Full portions, classic service, extensive menu. Enjoyed our lunch there. Please come with full appetite

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3872
    (Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-4388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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