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Il Cantinori

#1,084 of 10,029 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Greenwich Village
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32 E 10TH St, New York City, NY 10003-6238 (University Place & Broadway)
(212) 673-6044
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Needham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read reviews of Il Cantinori and decided to try it during a recent trip to NY. It has a cozy feel and, as another reviewer noted, reminds one of the small trattorias in Italy. We were greeted warmly and seated in the back room where the noise level low enough to encourage conversation. That is a definite plus since... More 

Thank Noni S
Boca Raton
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is darling. Very unpretentious and just feels like you walked in off the via veneto in Rome. The pasta napolitano was just perfect, carpaccio superb. The bartender, Austin, so friendly and attentive. This is staple and was the setting for Carrie Bradshaw's birthday episode!

Thank Clinboca
New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant. Whether you are seated in the main dining room or in second back airy dining room with its soaring skylight (or in the few tables outdoors in the front of the restaurant) the ambiance is one of refined elegance and graciousness. And the food and service perfectly match the lovely environment. The menu is concise... More 

Thank Carla G
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The staff was so welcoming and fun! Great food and spirits. Loved the special attention to detail on my birthday with yummy champagne, special drinks made by the famous Dante, birthday song sung by the staff and a beautiful atmosphere with filled with roses, seasonal arrangements and just the best place to dine in the city!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Kimmarie4
Dayton, Ohio
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this ver quaint small Italian Restaurant! Fresh local salad greens, delicious pasta and fresh salmon were just wonderful! The ambience is so great!!

Thank Spencernewsock
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Il Cantinori receives superb reviews at different sites, and we felt we had to try the place. Maybe because of the last minute reservation, or because of the table we got, or just time of the day, we did not feel the great ambiance. The dining room we were in was somewhat dark, but not romantic, and did not give... More 

Thank LuxuryOnABudgetNY
Saddle River NJ
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300 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Saturday night in NYC is a special event for sure, but what makes this place great, is that you can make a reservation and it will be held for you. The ambiance starts with a tomato pomodora that is warm with fresh basil and served with their crusty bread, and very lovely bottle of extra virgin olive oil. No rushing... More 

Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

A hi end Italian restaurant w top service good food and an upscale Village environment. If you sit up front the sound on a busy evening can be deafening but it is quieter in back. You pretty much can't fail for ant occasion at this restaurant.

Thank ronaldfairbairn
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I celebrated there my birthday . Good food, friendly staff and free glas of champain for a birthday .

Thank Katarzyna_Ingrid
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Il Cantinori several times, most recently in December 2015. It is a classic New York restaurant located just south of Union Square. The food is consistently excellent - I most often order one of the daily specials.

Thank nycitygal_10002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 E 10TH St, New York City, NY 10003-6238
    (University Place & Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: 6, N, R
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 673-6044

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

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