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“World Class food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Tinello Ristorante

Il Tinello Ristorante
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Ranked #883 of 13,481 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Betwen 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.
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77 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“World Class food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

We felt we won the lottery when we stumbled upon this wonderful and intimate Italian restaurant. The service? The waitstaff is very attentive and proudly describes the offerings. The Food? Authentic Italian dishes made with the freshest of ingredients. Don't miss it.

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English first
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent - and very expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

An excellent evening, with great food and wine. The restaurant is extremely popular and very busy. Specials cost much much more than what is on the menucard - be careful and remember to ask for price.

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1 Thank Tommy O
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a first class restaurant on a dirty street in Manhattan (Mayor please note...). The service was excellent, the food first class. the Minestrone soup was unique - obviously with fresh ingredients, not like the usual canned variety. The chicken scarparelli was delectable. My only complaint is that the potatoes and carrots on the plate were tiny and should have been more plentiful. But the flavor...incredible. And my wife had a pasta with mozzarella was superb. The cappuccino was better than Starbucks. And the service was excellent. We will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rocky P
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Ottawa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beware of off menu pricing!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We read all the reviews about food and service. We have no complaints about either. Our issue is with the undisclosed pricing of their specials. My husband ordered a dover sole special that ended up being 70 dollars. The dover sole on the menu was around 30 dollars. The waiter did not point this out when listing verbally the specials. Also, all the wines were excessively priced ie. 5x store prices. My 1/2 pasta portion from the specials (undisclosed price) cost 23 dollars which equates to a 46 dollar entree. All other pastas on the menu were around 20 dollars.

Bottom line is food was good and service quick, but we were taken advantage of maybe because we were tourists in NY.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank minougolden
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Ambiance, service, menu and food, all top notch. Even a comfy little bar that makes a great Manhattan. Caesar salad prepared table side was a nice touch. Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andrew M
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