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“Excellent Italian close to Central Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Tinello Ristorante

Il Tinello Ristorante
16 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3872 (Manhattan)
+1 212-245-4388
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Ranked #1,164 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian close to Central Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Highly enjoyable restaurant with traditional Italian feel. Great wine and food selection, attentive staff and great atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Just fantastic place all around!
Best Italian restaurant in NY from the door to the dessert and after diner drinks !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food - Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

While it can be considered a little on the expensive side, think about where you are. There are few bargains when it comes to fine dining in NYC. Il Tinello was well worth the money. Food and service were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Plus it was well appointed and quiet - you could actually carry on a conversation with your companion. Try it, you will like it

Visited May 2013
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastico!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife found this gem of a restaurant, Service was unbelievable, very attentive and friendly. The food was Incredible! And Plentiful! I thought they were going to have to roll me out, I ate so much! I would definitely recommend you try this place and close enough to the theater district too. You will not be disappointed. I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york city, new york
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beware off-menu pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Watch your wallet when it comes to off menu pricing. Fish dishes are $34 on the menu, which is reproduced on this website; mine, a special, which was not raised in the chef's private fish tank and massaged like Kobe beef, was $47. Similarly, pasta dishes are uniformly $25 but risotto with asparagus, which is on the printed menu but surprisingly unpriced, was $42 for one person or $84 for two persons; this was confirmed by the maitre d’ when I questioned the price I paid. It would seem that they knew what they were doing when they left it unpriced on the menu since no one in his right mind would pay that for a very ordinary risotto with very ordinary asparagus. But it gets worse. I called the restaurant anonymously a couple of weeks later and asked if they had lasagna and risotto. The receptionist said no to lasagna and yes to risotto. I asked the price and she turned me over to the maitre d’ whose voice I know well. He said that the seafood risotto is $42 and asparagus risotto is $36. So not only are the prices for unpriced specials out of line with their other prices, but they charge differentially depending on the customer.

Visited March 2013
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