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Il Tinello Ristorante

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16 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3872 (Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.)
+1 212-245-4388
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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376 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staid at Le Parker Meridien and looked for a good Italian restaurant nearby. A block and a half away on 56th is Il Tinello. Not a huge tourist place. Lots of locals. Waiters have been there for years -- always a good sign. Extensive wine list. Sommelier knows his wines as well. If you order a bottle they pour your... More 

Thank EDD1967_83
Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small old fashion restaurant offers very good Italian food in a nice setting. The wait staff are attentive but not too much and make good recommendations on dishes to try. I thought the food was what you expect price wise at a nice restaurant and the wine list had mainly expensive wines. Good solid choices of both food and... More 

2 Thank brendaday
Manchester, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Fast service does not mean great service, nor does it compensate for average Italian food. What was wrong? Nothing really, but the clams oreganata don't come close to those at the Palm. The linguine and white clam sauce was not right due to a heavy reliance on salt. A snooty table captain didn't make us feel welcome and had attitude... More 

Thank Richard P
Palm Beach, Florida
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647 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Unlike Patsy's, this old fashioned Italian restaurant is carpeted and feels like you're in a house. Tables are well spaced and the room is quiet even when busy. Service is gracious, more like in the 50s, food is terrific. Funny, we've never been here before but as we mention it to New York friends, everyone else seems to know about... More 

1 Thank doug100worth
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and service was impeccable EXCEPT for the hostess. On our arrival we were told to wait on our table to be ready, when i kindly enquired about the table the hostess was rude.

3 Thank michaelD751616
Germantown, Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely fabulous and for the most part the service was superb. Our water started off great but got busy with larger groups and our 2 top got a little neglected. The rest of the staff was awesome though especially the manager that gave us added time and attention. The ambiance was very clean but very dated. I... More 

1 Thank deancjones
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Easily the best Italian restaurant I've eaten in in years. Wine list is extensive, antipasti are fresh and diverse. We had a lamb osso bucco which fell off the bone and was simply amazing. Service is perfect, attentive but not distracting. We came in the midst of a NYC heatwave, dressed casually and felt completely at home. Dessert was also... More 

2 Thank Robert N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Benny and his staff are phenomenal! Every diner is well taken care of, not to mention the outstanding homemade dishes!!

2 Thank Julie G
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you haven't visited Il Tinello when you're in NYC you're missing out. This seems to be a hidden gem to locals and a review I almost hate to post because I love being able to get a table without waiting months! This is old world style Italian. They are authentic and the ambience immediately makes you want to drink... More 

2 Thank Robin R
Fishkill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Great traditional Italian food. Impeccable service. Much like a bistro in Italy. Our go to place in midtown.

2 Thank 23bona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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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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