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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
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really nice, cozy and unique experience. So many options to enjoy on the menu. It was the best veal I ever had and the pasta was incredible too. I will definitely return.

Thank reggiesworld
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If tired of shopping on 5th Avenue and you need a lunch break, Il Tinello on West 56th Street is a must. This elegant Italian eatery has become a favorite of mine when in New York and my wife and I have been back many times for lunch as well as dinner. It offers a traditional Italian menu with quality... More 

Thank George V
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful pasta selections - the Spaghetti Bolognese is outstanding. My guest had the veal and the presentation was not good but the taste was. A bit skimpy for the price. Service is great and quick - almost too quick. Felt a bit rushed looking at the menu trying to decide as it is extensive. Great atmosphere but a but noisy.... More 

Thank tmac0104
West Nyack, NY
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a wonderful find! This is hands down one of the best restaurants we have been to in NYC. The service is stellar and not at all snooty like you find at some NYC establishments. Instead, it is warm and familiar… as if you are dining in the home of a friend, albeit in a romantic setting. In addition to... More 

Thank karenr58
Brick, New Jersey
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

tried for first time with friends, very enjoyable, service gets top marks, small so do reserve, table side ceasar salad , fresh pasta great. we will go back.In winter ask not to be sat near front door.

Thank carol j

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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