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Il Violino

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104 (West 68th Street)
+1 212-873-2500
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:45 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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White Plains, NY
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 for calling, see you shortly. We arrived at 6:22 and they had no table and... More 

Thank Stoneface2013
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249 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
New York/Jersey
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 for a salad or soup, entree and a glass of wine we ventured in. It's... More 

Thank Townie-TRIP
Clayton, Missouri
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140 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A great choice for Lincoln Center. Neighborhood vibe, good Italian with rather extensive menu. Service was fast and adequate. Would go back.

Thank MLB7629
Palacios, Texas
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194 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My aunt and I visited this restaurant just a block from her apartment building for my 18th birthday dinner. The atmosphere is wonderful, especially in the evening. The lights on the street look lovely from within the candle-lit, intimate dining tables along the glass windows inside Il Violino. I had an excellent shrimp truffle dish and the decadent chocolate cake... More 

Thank Audry K
Fair Oaks, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This quaint neighborhood restraunt is solid every time!! Everything is fresh and of the best quality. Wonderful and friendly service. So many things to try! And you can always top it off in the true Italian way with some wonderful Limoncello!! A wonderful part of our Christmas in NYC 2016.

Thank Diane M
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great food! Ate a special Ravioli with my girlfriend. Very romantic, very local (full of new yorkers), not a turist trap, great service from the staff and near a Magnolia Bakery.

Thank MacaronniMastroiani
Exeter, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here for dinner on New Years Eve and it was really nice. They gave us complimentary bruschetta with tomatoes, mushrooms and fish as it was our honeymoon! The chicken Parm is lovely with their home made pasta. Would have given them 5 but we had to pay for our drinks at the bar instead of putting it on... More 

Thank jlovestotravelandeat
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

What can be said about Il Violino ... first of all the wait staff is attentive, well-informed and nice -- they instantly served us quickly as we let them know we had a show to go to ... having said that the food is just ... okay. It's nothing special and the only way it survives is by being located... More 

Thank Steven H
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went here last night (4 of us). The calamari was good and the two seafood pastas we got were good. The veal and the breaded shrimp were just eh; the breaded shrimp was a bit bland and the risotto was heavily over-salted. After 1:15 they asked us to please leave so they could seat other tables so we left. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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