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Il Violino

180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
+1 212-873-2500
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
180 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank NickyD0500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank StefanoMalachi
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Delish45
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Amazing and memorable meal this Valentine's Day. The hostess showed me a special menu the day before without any fuss - off peak time. The service, quality of food and price were all outstanding in try opinion. This restaurant was relatively busy and all staff...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the window seating and being able to people watch. Busboys are very attentive. Food was good but I wouldn’t say great. The calamari was not greasy but it and the sauce lacked flavor, very bland. Spaghetti and meatballs dish was hearty, very filling...More

1  Thank pglaw
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ordered: 4 Cheese Risotto, Vodka Penne, Bucatini w/Ham, bottle of Chianti. All very, very good. We were given complementary Limoncello to end our meal. $140 for two.

1  Thank Carole L
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This restaurant is just three blocks from Lincoln Center, which we were attending ,so we tried it for the first time based on favorable reviews .It lived up to the reviews. The prix fix menu, although limited , met out needs: soup, salad, entree ,dessert...More

1  Thank WOODYPA18350
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Everything was delicious: exceptional all veggie soup, wonderful tri color salad, fantastic primavera sauce on pasta, wonderful wine AND good service-

1  Thank Phil S
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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
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quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Questions & Answers
13 November 2016|
Response from pachachuck | Reviewed this property |
We've been there for brunch several times and always enjoyed it. Call ahead for reservations and request sitting in the glassed in porch.
14 July 2016|
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. You may want to contact the restaurant directly.
Cathryn G
6 April 2015|
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Response from rehavia6 | Reviewed this property |
It is open for lunch and dinner every day. Prices are reasonable. You can look at their website the menu and pricing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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