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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 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Montgomery, New York
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Third visit here and it's just gets better and better. An impeccable restaurant. We live 80 miles away and when we got into the city we go to Il Tinello. John the big boss runs a great operation. His crew is fantastic and you never feel rushed. The food is just amazing and as always,,, save room for the cheese... More 

Thank Lou R
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Uniquely flavorful and creative Italian dishes in a nice setting with moderate prices, convenient to Central Park South

Thank Fred F
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner after seeing Book of Mormon. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. The staff is excellent and attentive to all of your needs. The food matched the excellent service. Both my wife and I had veal dinners which were well portioned and flavorful. Our son (16) had the lamb osso bucco and he thought it was the... More 

Thank Plague4
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with insalata caprese and Bresaola and mu daughter and her friends had caesar salads prepared table side. Then my wife and I split the Taglierini il Tinello and she had the Dover Sole Fresca and me the the Red Snapper il Trentino. The girls all ordered 3 pasta dishes and shared. They loved it. Of course, we washed... More 

Thank Vegasjoe57
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is classic Italian food in an elegant old school style . Around for only 26 years it carries with it a timeless fine dining atmosphere . Tables are well spaced with white linen and waiters dressed in formal attire .. Salads made to order table side and desserts made fresh in front of you set your senses alive... More 

Thank Larry R
Poughkeepsie, New York
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our dinner group was in the city for day in town, and the restaurant came highly recommended as a good place for an Italian meal.

Thank SEM12533
La Quinta, California
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209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It is a small place tucked away on a side street and you might miss it. Don't ... The service is attentive, the decor quietly romantic and the food simply superb. The prices for the food are quite attractive also for Italian food of this level of excellence. My only complaint is the wine list is a small and most... More 

Thank Steven W
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely, quiet and elegant ambiance to stir good conversation and a sense of well being, replete with extensive wine list, traditional Italian fare, and very attentive staff. A soothing respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Thank les g
Blauvelt, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Every year for my wife's birthday we head into the city for a good broadway show and a well recommended fine Italian restaurant. This year we did "Dear Evan Hansen" and ll Tinello. Like others have said, we were greeted with a very warm smile from everyone that we crossed and the service and food was exceptional. I took the... More 

Thank Steve S
Mountainside, New Jersey
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Il Tinello's has been one of THE BEST old school Italian restaurants in the tri-state area... and therefore the Country... for almost 40 years... It is ALWAYS special... Food and service are impeccable... Pasta ... veal... fish... chicken... lamb... beef... are all consistently EXCEPTIONAL...!!! Just a GREAT place...!!!

Thank rjmunch

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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
US$50 - US$80
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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