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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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Brick, New Jersey
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

Thank DAS1892
Huntington Beach, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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465 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 7 November 2016 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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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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.

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

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