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Il Cena'Colo

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228 S Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550-2571
+1 845-564-4494
16:00 - 09:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 09:00
Mon 12:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

They've had a pretty good long run and at one time could definitely be considered to be one of the best fine dining restaurants around. Used to be a destination that was known to attract the rich and famous, but, there has been a drift downward over the course of more than 10 years we've been visiting. At one time... More 

Thank NYorkAl
Medford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My curse is that I come from a family that cooks and eats. I can be pleased at a restaurant but it is very difficult to leave impressed. This place had me won over as soon as I walked into the dining room. Their display of appetizers - grilled vegetables, platters of smoked fish, cheeses and breads - was a... More 

Thank BarryS_NJ
Rhinebeck, New York
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is the place for consistently wonderful food, in a spot that feels like the middle of Tuscany. A variety of appetizers and cheeses are displayed as you walk by on your way to your table, making the choice for first course very difficult. Our server, who has been there for years, lovingly describes the preparation of 20 or so... More 

Thank flatbbushkid16
Poughkeepsie, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

But, if you appreciate ambience, creativity, re-interpretation of classic dishes, extremely knowledgeable wait staff, customized pacing of the dining experience, then THIS IS IT! Went with another couple (their first, but certainly not last experience here!) ALL menu, dish preparation, and dietary restriction questions thoroughly answered - and then delivered as promised. No "who gets the veal" questions, just exemplary... More 

Thank Richard6040
Poughkeepsie, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You must try it! And it will become your instant favorite! Best food,Best service,charming and cozy atmosphere. You can't help but love this restaurant. The owner is extremely accommodating (supplementing things to accommodate and make you happy:) and his staff is very knowledgable there Special's list is so extensive I don't know how they remember it all. Try it once... More 

Thank Laurrin F
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The menu they give you is not worth looking at. The specials are the only thing they really push. They like to perform explaining all the specials. It's sort of fun the first time, but when you go back more than once you realize that the specials are always the same. The food is very rich, don't go there if... More 

Thank Louise N
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great food, real Italian flavor, cozy and comfortable, perfect service. Certainly not cheap, but worth the money

Thank Gene K
Dutchess County, NY
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

After hearing consistently, -great feedback from others, I finally went during Rest Week & it was a little piece of Italy. The decor is charming...like a wine cellar in a Tuscan villa w/all kinds of memorabilia along the beamed ceiling. We started w/cocktails, which were more than generous pours. Appys were: Mistro Terra (a variety of grilled veggies, cheeses &... More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a wonderful place for a fantastic food experience. No matter what you choose from the menu, it will be a delight.

Thank ManhattanZelda
New Windsor, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This was the second time my husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The wait staff is very efficient and talented. Unfortunately, the price for the value of the meal is not satisfactory. Despite a lengthy menu, they offer and focus upon about 40 nightly specials that are extremely overpriced. For 40 dollars, I had 3 large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 S Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550-2571
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Newburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 845-564-4494
Since 1988, Il Cenacolo has brought the taste of Northern Italy to the Hudson Valley. Celebrating the simplicity of classic Tuscan cuisine, its menu offers traditional recipes, presented with sophistication and mastery. The finest ingredients are prepared so their flavor shines through. Following Italy's guiding philosophy, every part of the meal is a culinary experience. Of the many notable dishes on the menu, Polletto al limone, Filetto al pepe nero, and Risotto alla pirata are renowned throughout the region.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?