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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pittsford, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

IL Tinello is a real Italian find on W54th between 5th avenue and Avenue of the Americas. Reservations are advisable as we went there after a show at Radio City Music Hall. Got there early but they were able to sit us right away. Nice atmosphere, small bar as like most Italian restaurants the food is the "big deal". We... More 

Thank John M
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to dinner with three business associates who have an office 30 yards away but had never visited the restaurant before. The quality of the food, the presentation and the service were all excellent. The prices are high end but this restaurant actually delivered a "product" that matched the cost. The signage on 56th has to be looked for... More 

Thank DAS1892
Huntington Beach, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited Il Tinello four years ago and thought it was wonderful. Were a little disappointed this time. I think perhaps the ownership or chef has changed. The manager and waiters we encountered were not Italian. Still excellent Zabaglione made tableside. Pasta dishes were disappointing.

Thank Francophile1969
New York City, New York
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459 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Tinello is a white tablecloth top end Italian restaurant. It is very expensive, but worth every penny. The food is excellent, and the service is superb...very attentive without being obtrusive. Formal, but not stuffy. The only downside is that it is very close to Trump Tower, so at least for the time being you would be advise to approach... More 

Thank PrinceConsort
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks at Bar, excellent. Evening dinner could not have been better and the level of service was over the top, always professional and always available when needed. This restaurant should be in the NYC top 25 and a must for anyone dining in NYC. Pricing on the high end of the scale, but justified by any standard of Quality. Go... More 

Thank ENZOD1
Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very expensive but worth it. Our meals were incredible, the service top notch. It was quiet and relaxing. I had the best tiramisu I have ever had.

1 Thank Katie B
Santa Barbara, California
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383 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Staid at Le Parker Meridien and looked for a good Italian restaurant nearby. A block and a half away on 56th is Il Tinello. Not a huge tourist place. Lots of locals. Waiters have been there for years -- always a good sign. Extensive wine list. Sommelier knows his wines as well. If you order a bottle they pour your... More 

1 Thank EDD1967_83
Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This small old fashion restaurant offers very good Italian food in a nice setting. The wait staff are attentive but not too much and make good recommendations on dishes to try. I thought the food was what you expect price wise at a nice restaurant and the wine list had mainly expensive wines. Good solid choices of both food and... More 

3 Thank brendaday
Manchester, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Fast service does not mean great service, nor does it compensate for average Italian food. What was wrong? Nothing really, but the clams oreganata don't come close to those at the Palm. The linguine and white clam sauce was not right due to a heavy reliance on salt. A snooty table captain didn't make us feel welcome and had attitude... More 

Thank Richard P
Palm Beach, Florida
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663 reviews
541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Unlike Patsy's, this old fashioned Italian restaurant is carpeted and feels like you're in a house. Tables are well spaced and the room is quiet even when busy. Service is gracious, more like in the 50s, food is terrific. Funny, we've never been here before but as we mention it to New York friends, everyone else seems to know about... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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