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Il Violino

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104 (West 68th Street)
+1 212-873-2500
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:45 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This quaint neighborhood restraunt is solid every time!! Everything is fresh and of the best quality. Wonderful and friendly service. So many things to try! And you can always top it off in the true Italian way with some wonderful Limoncello!! A wonderful part of our Christmas in NYC 2016.

Thank Diane M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great food! Ate a special Ravioli with my girlfriend. Very romantic, very local (full of new yorkers), not a turist trap, great service from the staff and near a Magnolia Bakery.

Thank MacaronniMastroiani
Exeter, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here for dinner on New Years Eve and it was really nice. They gave us complimentary bruschetta with tomatoes, mushrooms and fish as it was our honeymoon! The chicken Parm is lovely with their home made pasta. Would have given them 5 but we had to pay for our drinks at the bar instead of putting it on... More 

Thank jlovestotravelandeat
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

What can be said about Il Violino ... first of all the wait staff is attentive, well-informed and nice -- they instantly served us quickly as we let them know we had a show to go to ... having said that the food is just ... okay. It's nothing special and the only way it survives is by being located... More 

Thank Steven H
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went here last night (4 of us). The calamari was good and the two seafood pastas we got were good. The veal and the breaded shrimp were just eh; the breaded shrimp was a bit bland and the risotto was heavily over-salted. After 1:15 they asked us to please leave so they could seat other tables so we left. I... More 

Thank KLF_1031
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were in NYC the night before Thanksgiving and planning on seeing the Macy's Day Parade the next morning. We took at chance and made a last minute decision to book at table here for Thanksgiving Day. Best decision we ever made!! The waitstaff was so friendly and attentive. Seriously, our water glasses were never empty and we were constantly... More 

1 Thank Laura W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived late on Thanksgiving Eve after viewing the Macy's Parade balloons at the museum. The staff was very happy to seat us well past our reservation time. The food was superb. The only trouble we had was choosing from the many delicious options. Some of us had pasta, some had steak, and all were happy. The servings are large... More 

1 Thank Andrew D
Long Island, New York
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I tried unsuccessfully to find a restaurant on the upper west side that would take reservations for brunch on a Saturday until I came across Il Violino's website. There were 11 of us, they had a reasonably priced 19.995 brunch that included choice of mimosa, screwdriver or blood mary. Many good choices on the prix fixe menu from frittatas to... More 

Thank stellina1936
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Yes I was there a few times. That's the closest restaurant to me from my apartment. Very nice and friendly . The food?? It is good 😊. Nothing very special but good. The service are very good. The place are friendly. Probably there are a few better restaurant ( Italian) but that one is very close by. It is popular... More 

Thank susan R
Princeton, New Jersey
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were thankful that a friend referred us to this restaurant or we may have missed out! Delicious food at a great price. Space is limited but service is great. Will definitely visit again when we are back in the city!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
    (West 68th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, B & C trains to 72nd Street, and the 1 train to 66th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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