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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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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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118 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
Seattle, Washington
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220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had a 5:30 pm reservation for dinner and were greeted at the door very warmly by the owner/house manager. He chose a great table for us away from the very busy corridor of tables/waiters that allowed for a relaxed dining experience. Along the way to our table, we were greeted by all the house staff we passed who greeted... More 

Thank Terry H
New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My third time here at Il tinello and was pretty disappointed this visit. Made a rsvp at 6:45pm for 4 on opentable and got seated around 8:20pm. The wait was way too long. If the place is packed, then they shouldn't have offered rsvp at that certain time. The hostess was not very friendly or welcoming. Clearly the front staff... More 

Thank jfalcone8316
Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We always love returning to Il Tinello. Great location. Great food and service in a festive atmosphere. Not overpriced. Make reservations because it is popular.

Thank Randy S
Pittsford, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 21 November 2016

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 

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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