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Il Violino

180 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023 40.77504 -73.980732
at 68th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-873-2500 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Tue-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri, noon-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 66th St.-Lincoln Center



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


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This casual neighborhood restaurant near Lincoln Center serves hit-or-miss Italian food. The outdated main dining room and bar is haphazardly furnished with violins and framed head shots of opera stars, but the glassed-in corner corridor provides decent views of passersby. Some tempting flavor combinations, like a recent scallops served with spinach and currants, arrive dry and tasteless, but basics succeed, such as the large portion of homemade pappardelle alla bolognese with a hearty ragu.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Tue.-Fri.: Lunch, $19; Mon.-Thu., Dinner, $35