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Il Cantinori

32 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003 40.732548 -73.993498
nr. University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-6044 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




When Il Cantinori opened in 1983, it was a novelty—an Italian restaurant with nary a red sauce or a red checkered tablecloth in sight. Il Cantinori re-introduced New Yorkers to the concept of elegant Italian eateries and the satisfying food of Tuscany. But the hallmark of Tuscan fare is its use of top-notch ingredients prepared so that their flavor shines, and the pricey food at Il Cantinori has since crossed the line from simple to downright bland. Il Cantinori also commits the ultimate Tuscan blasphemy by serving asparagus and tomatoes out of season. The room remains prettily rustic with its exposed beams and dramatic flower arrangements, but time has passed this place by. The well-heeled crowd that still streams through the doors may not realize that there's much better Italian to be had nearby.

Recommended Dishes

Hazelnut ice cream sandwich, $14