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Il Tinello Eastside - Il Tinello - East 46th St, New York, NY

Il Tinello - East 46th St

4.9
4.9
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Blending 36 years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking, Il Tinello provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. The quality Italian ingredients, spectacular wine list and impeccable service showcase the restaurant's heritage, while the classy decoration brings new energy to every meal. The fresh home made pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Il Tinello delivers an experience that is perfect to celebrate your big day or every day.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 682-7284
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Italian

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Italian

396 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, old school Northern Italian restaurant. Food was outstanding, service excellent and atmosphere warm and subdued. And good value, by Manhattan standards. Overall a great experience.

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  2. DavidP

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, cacio e Pepe is an experience. Service is top notch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dinner at Il tinello. Benny and staff are incredibly welcoming. Food and drinks are delicious. Ambiance is romantic (perfect for date night).

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  4. BruceF

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, but service is the star here. The staff makes you feel as if you're the most important table in the place. In a city like New York where it's 'hit or miss' these days with service, Il Tonello delivers on providing an experience commensurate with the price.

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  5. ShowingOffNYC

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service. You feel welcome. Definitely a keeper.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the warm greeting when arriving to the service and food everything was superb. Drinks and desert were wonderful too. Certainly our goto place in Manhattan.

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  7. JackC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First went about a month ago. Back last night. Quaint little Italian restaurant. Food is EXCEPTIONAL, service very attentive. Restaurant can be loud and it is a tad expensive, but seriously a wonderful meal. Had the best veal chop I have had in I can't even remember. Definitely will return again. And again.

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  8. DPS723

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem. Benny greets you warmly upon arrival and you immediately feel like you’re at home. The restaurant itself is intimate and the food is always amazing. If you haven’t been to this place yet, please give it a try…I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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  9. ILMHusker

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming, small Italian in Turtle Bay. Benny Bello is a great host. Hospitable and generous. Couldn't thank us enough for coming. A rarity among restauranteurs. Quick drink at the bar. Generous offering of complimentary snacks/appetizers before ordering. Food is good, not fantastic. Generous portions. Zabaglione at $23.00 per person is a bit steep for what you get. But the overall experience is a very enjoyable evening out. Service is great, Free grappa after supper is always appreciated. A neighborhood gem.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Benny (the owner) is an excellent host. He and his staff made us feel extremely comfortable, as if we'd been going there for years. He even gave us a drink on the house for being a neighbor. This will definitely be a staple for nights out. Great for date nights or family get-togethers.

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  11. Bloomineaters

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was stellar…the staff was very accommodating and very friendly. Dinner was delicious.

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  12. johng

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am in NYC celebrating the birth of my first grandchild. I enjoyed a wonderful dinner around Il Tinello’s on Wednesday and ate there 2 of the next 3 nights. The food is amazing as the table made Caesar salad is a perf Dr start to dinner. I have enjoyed two pastas and the risotto with shrimp and can’t wait to get back to try more. As great as the food is, the atmosphere is even better and the owner Benny is personable and warm and makes every guest feel special. I can’t say enough good things about this special restaurant and look forward to enjoying many meals in the future. John Gallop

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  13. JayD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great experience at this restaurant. The food was great and the service was even better. Ray treated us great and we look forward to coming back.

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  14. DianeM

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and staff so attentive. The setting is very romantic. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience. We will be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and food were impeccable, highly recommend

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as you walk into the restaurant you are greeted by Benny the owner and treated like family. The food is delicious, the service is on point, and the restaurant is very intimate and warm. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  17. LauraA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, and we look forward to returning.

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  18. maryb

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Tinello never disappoints! The freshest food prepared perfectly. All the staff are great. Definitely a Go To restaurant for every day or a special occasion. Looking forward to our next visit already !

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  19. michaelnycny

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love everything about the place from the food to the people to atmosphere. Looking forward to returning again soon.

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  20. UES1

    New York City

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the City. Benny is a wonderful host. We have never felt more welcome at any restaurant than we do at Il Tinello. Simply a great experience in every way.

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  21. TheArbitrator

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Italian restaurant. Delicious food. More like a $$$ price point, but still outstanding food. Beautiful ambience and extremely efficient and attentive service. Would certainly return. (Only minor gripe is that $20 for a house red is a tad much.) Would recommend whole heartedly.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an old school Italian restaurant with fantastic service, excellent food and generous portions, all for very reasonable prices. They start with complimentary appetizers that would typically cost $10-$15 at most NYC restaurants. Every dish I have tried at the restaurant so far has been the best of its kind I tried in years, from melt in your mouth osso buco to buttery prosciutto to linguine alle vongole. The wonderful dishes are all wrapped with equally impressive service. My server, Ray, was particularly attentive and knowledgeable. The manager, the nephew of the owner of the 40 years old sister restaurant on the west side, came by to thank me for coming. And I am just an average Joe who works in the neighborhood and stopped by for dinner. This is my new go-to Italian restaurant in Manhattan.

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  23. ChrisC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EPIC 5-star Italian meal, I'm definitely coming back. The Caesar Salad prepared tableside was the most delicious thing I've ever eaten, I'm still thinking about it. Pasta was perfectly al dente, service was friendly and attentive. Definitely the highlight of our vacation.

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  24. VSSS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best italian spots in all of Manhattan. Huge fan, especially of the owner.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had better customer service. The food and ambience was also amazing, but we will be returning because of how fabulous the staff was the entire time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best Osso bucco I’ve had! So good. Service was excellent

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  27. renees

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! Quaint restaurant with extremely professional and kind staff. Food was delicious and when we paid the bill, we agreed that it was worth the trip out!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Tinello is a shining gem in the crown of this city’s robust food scene. Food, drinks, apps, experience are completely unmatched. The owner Benny is beyond hospitable - He’s flat out lovely. They take care of each person that comes in and keeps them coming back.

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  29. consistent

    New York City

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our entire family was beyond thrilled with the food and service as we celebrated our mom's 92nd birthday! Caesar salad prepared table side was the best we ever had ! No detail was overlooked by the attentive staff including preparing a second entree for my mom who asked to take her leftovers home and were mistakenly thrown out! First class in every way!

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  30. Gdiner59

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time back sine this place was Grifone. Upon arrival, was sat at my old table. I was not even seated when I was asked what I would like to drink. I would have preferred to have been seated first. Was with 2 other friends. My meal was pretty decent. I ordered the scallops on toast to start. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 the best I would rate them a 9. Then I ordered one of my old favorites at Grifone; spaghetti carbonara. If I did not know better I would have bet that the chef was from the old place. Overall the dish was spectacular. Both of my friends also enjoyed their respective meals as well.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in we were greeted warmly and served with class and respect. The food, drinks, and wine was wonderful and the Caesar salad is the best we’ve ever had

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  32. Gordito

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Always enjoy the attention of the staff.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was everything we expected. The waiters were very responsive to our every need . The food was delicious. I had the Osso Buco and they were the best ever I tasted. The house wines were very good and complicated the authentic Italian cooking. We would return.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, they need to raise their prices!!! Great service and food!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, elegant ambience. Attentive, knowledgeable service. Extensive menu. Delicious cuisine. On the expensive end but worth it!

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  36. Xuex

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a nice place to go for a special occasion. It's a bit pricey. They did not let me substitute veggie for pasta and charged $18 for a tiny side of spaghetti. Other than that it was good food and service

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  37. Yummy325

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing table side Cesar made to order and a pappardelle with bolognese and ricotta that was so light and delicious!! Perfect dinner!!!

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  38. BSilverbush

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and outstanding service in a very nice setting.

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  39. MadelineM

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a must if you’re in the city. The staff are kind and attentive, and eager to serve. The ambiance is *chefs kiss*. Perfect bistro-type setting with a low noise level which made conversation nice. Ray was our server, and he was nothing short of marvelous. He had the best recommendations on wine and food. I’ll go back every time I’m in the city.

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  40. WilliamJT

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a 5 experience, you feel like your family when you’re dining here and the food is always perfect.

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FAQs

Il Tinello - East 46th St offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 682-7284.

Il Tinello - East 46th St is rated 4.9 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Tinello - East 46th St

244 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017-2946

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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