Il Tinello

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Italian
Blending 33 years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking, Il Tinello provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. The quality Italian ingredients, spectacular wine list and impeccable service showcase the restaurant's heritage, while the classy decoration brings new energy to every meal. The fresh homemade pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Il Tinello delivers an experience that is perfect to celebrate your big day or every day.
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OT
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Waiters were overbearing and thought they knew what you wanted or needed. I was forced to check my coat and then froze during my meal. Restroom was downstairs and not convenient for my recent knee surgery.

OT
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This cozy and elegant restaurant puts a high premium on excellent service with an extremely accommodating and knowledgeable waitstaff; not only did they gladly adjust their dishes for one person in our party with allergies, but offered to cook "whatever you wanted" in any style requested. Appetizers, main course, sides, and dessert were all exquisite -- can't wait to dine here again!

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and consistent. A pleasure every time.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The burrata appetiser was very good, the spaghetti entree excellent but the gnocchi was rather tough, stodgy and difficult to eat/digest; we’re not sure if they messed up or if that’s how it’s served in NYC. Our expectation, through numerous other dining experiences, is that gnocchi are “little pillows”; light, fluffy, almost melt in the mouth. The fromage sauce accompanying the gnocchi was excellent. The service was very efficient.

T
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly professional waitstaff. Very welcoming atmosphere with wonderful traditional Italian food.

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service coupled with excellent food. This restaurant always delivers

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single trip to NYC includes a dinner or 2 at this amazing restaurant! We’ve been dining here for 5 years in a row - at least 3 to 4 times a year. Absolutely the best food and the most incredible experience NYC has to offer.

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an unhurried quiet excellent meal.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & food!

ET
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places to enjoy dinner. Great service from the moment you walk in until you leave.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent, as always. Though the place was slammed, John and crew did a great job of providing the warm hospitality that always makes this restaurant special.

TH
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go there whenever in NYC. This time we went for my birthday. As always food and service was excellent..
We will be back!

j
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming her for over 20 years. The food quality and level of attentive service has never fallen below excellent!

KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food we had in NYC. Can not recommend enough. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service!! Next time we are in NY, we will return!

B
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Came highly recommended, but I wasn’t that impressed. We weren’t seated until 25 minutes after our reservation time. Virtually no space to wait so it felt squished. Burrata appetizer was fine but nothing special. Pasta entree tasted great, small portion though and quite expensive. Service was attentive, just not my style: loud, kind of pushy (I guess that’s NYC though—we were visiting from vastly more casual Seattle), low-key sexist, very old school. And the weirdest Manhattan (the cocktail) presentation I’ve ever had, served in a wine glass with a whole scoop of ice. Overall did not live up to the hype.

NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best pasta outside of Rome's best restaurants. Not cheap, but worth every penny, IMHO.

KA
Denver
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious!

K
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a timeless atmosphere. White truffle season is a special time here, but expensive. We will be back.

TK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is where to find old fashioned service in a cozy environment. A place we return to when we visit NYC. Choose your mozzarella and prosciutto off a cart they bring around. Desserts prepared at your table!

VI
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service great atmosphere and reasonably prices.

O
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Good Is very good but overly expensive. Especially the day’s specials

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the food. Really good but not exceptional. Pasta in cream sauce with Truffle shavings was a special. It cost 3 times the most expensive menu item (as an aside, my daughter recently returned from outside where she had a great truffle topped pasta dish. Dinner for the four people she was with was less than the price of the dish here). I was prepared for a high price but that did surprise me. Also we had to wait 1,/2 hour after our reserved time to be seated. Serving staff was great.

V
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been to Il Tinello on a previous trip to NYC. My memories lived up to our recent experience. We were seated immediately, even though we arrived earlier than our reservation time. Our waiter and his staff were constantly taking care of our needs but were not intrusive. The veal dishes were outstanding, the wine list was extensive, (but a little pricey), and the dessert cart was wonderful. We had two separate ones. Complimentary after dinner drinks were a nice and unexpected treat. A great restaurant in a city with thousands of choices. Glad we returned.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food is decent but boring. Good ingredients prepared as if you were on a cruise ship. Very safe and uninspired Northern Italian. Warm and attentive service.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always

PW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, location. Service, wine. Food and atmosphere.

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The place was noisier than I expected, based on a previous review. But the rest of the ambience was lovely. Nice sized tables that were not too close to each other. I thought everything was wonderful - cocktail was good - glass was exquisite! My halibut was outstanding and a very nice sized portion! Flourless Italian cheesecake was weird. A bit pricey. Came with a friend from out of town. Unfortunately, he was not as impressed. Too noisy and chairs uncomfortable for him. 🤷‍♀️

RM
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food could have been prepared with more care. The Spedini sauce lacked flavor. Needed a little more punch from anchovy and capers. It was bland. The Satimboca lacked the flavor of fresh sage, salt and pepper. It was a bit bland. Dover sole was mushy and returned. Veal chop was under cooked at first.

JO
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, ambiance and experience were all exceptional
Such a Beautiful restaurant with the most delicious and authentic Italian Food
The whole Team makes you feel welcome and special

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday on Sunday night. It's a yearly tradition. We are always pleased with everything. You must try the hot Zabaglione for dessert. Out of this world!

PO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Amazing food and wonderful ambiance! I would recommend to everyone as a special treat!

TS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Tinello was excellent as always. We chose this restaurant to celebrate a very special birthday, and everything was absolute perfection!

l
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing and my go to every time I’m in the city. Hands down best Italian in NYC

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was warm.

T
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. After we finished our meal, management asked if we would like a free aperitif in the bar, they wanted us to vacate the table in no uncertain terms, a real turnoff.

Hard to recommend when they basically ask you to leave so they can turn tables.

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and everybody is a VIP here. One of the best!!!

I
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Nice ambience, great service, but the food did not live up to expectations.

L
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not what I hoped for based on cost. Tomatoes, olives and capers on the menu turned out to be tomato sauce that may have been from a can. Wine was good but 3x retail and overpriced. Folks and setting were good.