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Il Valentino

330 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022 40.75828 -73.965047
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-355-0001 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

ilvalentinony.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; 6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Prices

$19-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

46th St. to 66th St., Sutton Pl. to Lexington Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

In the ground floor of the historic Sutton Hotel, Il Valentino functions both as an unpretentious trattoria for tony Sutton Place locals as well as a reliably satisfying destination for those seeking well-conceived, tasty Tuscan cuisine. The terra-cotta tiles on the floor evoke the cuisine's rustic origins and give the dining room and bar area a warm, comfortable feeling, even while the conscientious service and starched linens show that the restaurant sees itself as a serious place to dine. You're not likely to see Page Six-types (at least those under 60), but if you go frequently you'll likely see many of the same faces in the evening. Entrees are artfully presented, with attention paid to color and shape, but come with minimal, if any, sides. Simplicity is favored—a meat and a sauce, for example—over complex compilations of different tastes. What they really excel at here are the made-fresh-daily homemade pastas—in small servings, as a separate course. This isn’t a destination for a knock-'em-dead eating experience, but you're not likely to leave disappointed.

Extra

Il Valentino can comfortably host as many as 250 guests for private parties, with rates up to $100 per person for several-course meals.

Note
Il Valentino offers a reduced parking rate at two garages on either side of First Ave., at 56th St.

Recommended Dishes

Veal and spinach ravioli, $17; grilled Norwegian salmon, $23

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