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Review of Il Violino

Il Violino
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Ranked #1,649 of 15,779 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: West 68th Street
Transit: 1, 2, 3, B & C trains to 72nd Street, and the 1 train to 66th Street.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dined here before going to the Metropolitan Opera a few blocks away. To be honest, we would have loved to dined at the Met itself, but prices and dress code were game breakers for us.

Anyway, Il Violino is a very cozy spot - seems that tables in the window are in high demand, but honestly, we don't really care for views of the U.S. Postal Service across the street and people walking past looking at your meal. We 'lucked out' and sat in one of these tables. It was fine.

Food was well done and reasonably priced for the neighborhood. We started off with the Caprice, which was a combo of mozzarella and tomato slices with a wonderful pesto sauce. We both had the Caesar salad which was very good, and included small capers - a nice twist on the classic salad. I settled for the tried and true spaghetti in pomodoro sauce - not in Scarpetta's league, but quite tasty nonetheless. A special fresh pappardelle with salmon was quite nice, but heavy on the pasta and light on the fish.

Service very pleasant and efficient.
Wine pours generous and inexpensive.
Would come again when in the area.

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Thank NickyD0500
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The chicken parmigiana was amazing, the salmon was tasty, with friendly staff and cozy place make this place worth a visit for dinner!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Ate there on spec, waiter was really friendly and helpful, food was great, and to crown it all, tiramisu was to die for!

Thank Tsturgess
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Table of 7, various orders from fillet steak, lamb, pasta etc, all cooked perfectly, really tasty with the house red. Waiter was very polite explained the specials and was a very good host. Restaurant coped well for a busy Friday evening, would definitely recommend this restaurant in this part of New York.

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Based on TA reviews, made my first visit tonight for dinner with 13-1/2 year old granddaughter. We both enjoyed our food very much -- she spaghetti bolognese (spaghetti pomadoro was on the menu and gnocchi bolognese, but they happily accommodated her request to put the bolognese on the spaghetti) and I veal picata. The veal was perfectly cooked and the sauce neither too rich nor too lemony as often is the problem with this dish. Dessert was a winner also -- she Tiramisu and I Flourless Chocolate Cake with vanilla gelato. Service was prompt and attentive on a busy Saturday night. Will definitely put this on my places to revisit when in NYC.

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Thank Delish45
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