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Il Violino

€€ - €€€Italian
180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
+1 212-873-2500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
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180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
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Reviewed 6 days ago

food was good, not great, but definitely good. the service really makes this place worth it. seem like a family-run restaurant and everyone, from the front of the house, to bartenders to servers, was really customer-focused, friendly and helpful. with all the mediocre and overpriced...More

Thank BobbyK312
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Il Violino occupies a corner location on Columbus Ave in the heart of a busy commercial/tourist area. There are inside tables and those facing the street behind glass walls. We were promptly seated with no reservation (it was early) and our baby stroller was accommodated...More

1  Thank bobalcorn5
Reviewed 12 August 2017

first time here and walked in at awkward time between lunch and dinner (4:30), but they we prepared to serve from dinner menu. The menu had plenty to choose from and the service was excellent. We eat out alot and can be critical, but this...More

Thank mamicaz
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stayed at the Empire Hotel and noticed this restaurant on our way there. We decided to try it and were not disappointed. We both had a pasta dish and did not expect freshly made pasta! It was delicious! We would definitely go again.

Thank ccarbone54
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the waiter and the atmosphere but under-impressed with the food which also came in rather small portions. Would not choose this again, I think they could try a little harder with the various dishes.

Thank DizzyBear111
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Best choice for a meal before a Lincoln Center event (or any other time). I had a very large group for lunch at Il Violino before an event at the Met. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The owner was on site...More

Thank RangerRick_12
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Staff was attentive....meal was very good....and the cost is reasonable. If you are picking a place to eat before going to Lincoln Center....make a reservation here.

Thank OregonBob14
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We eat at Il Violino at least once or twice a month. On Sat April 8 we had a 6:15 PM reservation made via Open Table. At 6:05 I called to say we might be a few minutes late due to traffic, they said thanks...More

Thank Stoneface2013
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent italian food in casual environment. Some homemade pastas and delicious eggplant parmagiana. Service attentive and friendly. Can be crowded on weekends. Across street from Lincoln Center so convenient before a show

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Being born and raised in NYC can make you a cynic about most things, especially a restaurant that's hung in there for many, many years. But circumstances landed us in front of this restaurant and after checking out the lunch menu on the window, $22...More

Thank Townie-TRIP
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Questions & Answers
14 November 2016|
Response from pachachuck | Reviewed this property |
We've been there for brunch several times and always enjoyed it. Call ahead for reservations and request sitting in the glassed in porch.
14 July 2016|
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. You may want to contact the restaurant directly.
Cathryn G
7 April 2015|
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Response from rehavia6 | Reviewed this property |
It is open for lunch and dinner every day. Prices are reasonable. You can look at their website the menu and pricing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
    (West 68th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, B & C trains to 72nd Street, and the 1 train to 66th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-2500
  • E-mail
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