Il Cantinori

4.8
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$50 and over
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Italian
Il Cantinori, located in Greenwich Village, has been at the forefront of Tuscan cuisine in NYC since its opening in 1983. This old farmhouse with a rustic warmth, stucco walls, wooden beams and voluminous floral arrangements is very romantic and elegant. We combine the unique traditional flavors of the Tuscan countryside with a complete seasonal lunch and dinner menu. We welcome guests with affectionate hospitality, daily specials and a wine list reflective of the northern Italian regions.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than Italy, thank you!

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vipDavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how great and timeless this fantastic restaurant is. Highly recommend

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LynneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorites: elegant, European in feel, attentive service, good food -- and a place to have a conversation -- and actually hear ach other speak!

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KariC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Serving staff was the best. Food was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Excellent food as always, beautiful room. Terrible service. Many servers standing around who ignored us for 15 minutes or so when we arrived and were seated. Don’t need this with so many terrific other choices.

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Ramona
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect ambiance and the best food. Fresh flowers are the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the best places in NYC

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vipAnnw
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great meal with some fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything about dinner was phenomenal. Food, cocktails and ambience were all great, and I will be back soon.

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vipJeffreyL
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit to Il Cantinori and, as previously, it was an exceptional experience. I had the grilled mushroom special on a bed of arugula, and then the pasta special. Both were delicious. We sat at a table of 7 and received excellent service from Joseph, our waiter, as well as the rest of the staff. Their house wines are quite good and reasonably priced. The wine list is extensive and also reasonably priced. We love this neighborhood gem and will be back on our next visit to the city.

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vipjuliec
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

In 2020 you can’t have a bar at a good restaurant serving old style fake red Marischino cherries in drinks. There are so many serious brandied cherries out there. This plus only one red and one white by the glass? Come on people. Your beverage game needs an upgrade.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and management are excellent! Professional, friendly and accommodating! Delicious food and a romantic ambiance!

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RichF
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Went for a special night and the whole experience was amazing. Staff could not be more friendly and accommodating. Highlight of our trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Seating is way too crammed. Had a huge party sitting behind us that kept knocking into us and had a crying baby. Service was fair. I would have expected a much more elevated experience for a fine dining restaurant.

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CarolG
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious food is served in a warm and intimate environment in a residential part of Manhattan. The portions are generous and the service is always friendly.

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vipmitchell
Adelaide
76 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends from conn and they loved it all. Food drinks ambiance. Always a 10

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MariaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had the most amazing dining experience. Everything from the ambience to the food to the service were superb. Our waiter and boss boy were so nice and attentive.
I am definitely coming back to this place, and I have already satrted recommending Il Cantinori to family and friends. If you ever find yourself in NYC, you have to dine at this place

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vipJamesA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in the City, also hand down the best Italian restaurant in the City.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week and the food was amazing. Since we were below the median age of the patrons there, waiter assumed we were there for restaurant week and did not give us the

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Lkw16
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. in the back room, however, the tables were so close together that the noise from the table next to us was really distracting. food was very good and the service great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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Orange
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Il Cantinori is my favorite restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the wait service is always perfectly attentive--not too much, not too little--and the atmosphere and decor is very comfortably elegant.

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onth3pond
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The service was okay - I have a pet peeve about waiters reaching across me to put down or remove dishes. This waiter did it constantly for both my dishes and my husband's - and he could easily have avoided it. Also it was Restaurant Week and the menu included 3 courses but the waiter informed us that dessert was not included. We didn't object because we were full and didn't need to eat more! But I thought it was somewhat of a bait and switch...

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vipSherriB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They food, service and atmosphere was excellent!!

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vipNormS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Food and atmosphere are magical.

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vipcarolb
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

long time village Tuscan restaurant.. pleasing atmosphere (although a little too dim in the afternoon).. very tasty food, good variety, nicely presented, and there is helpful staff.. sighting celebrities is not unusual.. a good place for a gathering of friends, or a celebration..

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vipJanet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still holds up in all categories. A beautiful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and the food was not that great. Service was phenomenal tho!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent....we took advantage of restaurant wk and menu was perfect.... we'll be back for regular menu meal
Wait staff was great and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. Our server was amazing, and the food was terrific. I hope there are several more decades in the future for Il Cantinori.

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vipSteveNYC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience at il Cantinori yesterday evening. We started with an endive salad with blue cheese and walnuts and then each of us had a pasta -- the pappardelle a la butera which is always to die for and a fabulous spaghetti with manila clam sauce. The vibe in this restaurant is exceptional and the service is exactly what you would want in a fine dining establishment. Kudos to the owner/manager Frank Minieri and his team.

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JesseE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was unimpressed with the service and the food was not a five star rating as described in the online description. The drinks were expensive and the overall experience was underwhelming. No reason for a return visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, decor, and great especially SERVICE!!
Thank you Dominico for taking care of every detail!
Lunch during restaurant week on Thursday, Jan 23, 2019.
The two ladies sitting in the window - we will be back!

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vipwilliamB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out we are coming again and will be recommending it to friends and family... Bill Brown

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vipJamesA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding, as was the food. This restaurant is a must.

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vipgourmetgoddess1
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining and was very excited to try it during restaurant week's menu. A HOME-RUN experience ! Excellent service, (our Waiter, Carlos) explained everything, and included the specials of the evening, with prices ! Great idea. The wine I loved, as did my husband, and the meal was better than I anticipated. Cannot wait to return on a regular night and try anything pasta with the special homemade red sauce they give you for bread dipping ! A perfect evening, So glad we had the best dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff was incredible. So friendly and knowledgeable about the food. They were passionate about making our experience great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The model for consistency and excellence over a long period of time

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parallelidentity
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a go-to place for important occasions in our life, and it never disappoints. It's expensive, but worth every penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As usual.

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