Il Gattopardo
Il Gattopardo

Il Gattopardo

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilgattopardonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122460412x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm;
    Lunch / Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm,

    Sunday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vito Gnazzo
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Il Gattopardo runs a busy Catering Department which offers highly personalized full off-site event services for business and private customers. Amongst our regulars: the Italian Chamber of Commerce in New York, the Italian Consulate in New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Italian Culinary Academy, the Association of Italian-American Women in New York, Benetton USA, FIAT USA, the Museum of Modern Art, the Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Cartier, Marian Goodman Gallery, etc.
  • Private Party Facilities: Il Gattopardo’s Garden is a glass-enclosed heaven in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It can accommodate up to 24 Guests for a sit-down event, or up to 35 for cocktails (larger parties can be configured by adding the back of the restaurant, please inquire within).
  • Private Party Contact: Gianfranco Sorrentino 2122460412

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave & 6th Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The 1345 Garage:


    101-41 West 54th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, on the left side of the street, under the Ziegfeld Theater)

    (212) 245-8708

    Gallant Parking
    1330 Avenue of the Americas
    Entrance by 53rd Street and 54th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
    (212) 586 0169
A word from Il Gattopardo
Dear Friends

After 12 years at Il Gattopardo’s original location, is with joy that we welcome you to The Rockefeller Townhouses, our new home at 13-15 West 54th Street. In the new house, Il Gattopardo gains an intimate bar space and a marvelous private event room with capacity up to 120 seats. The main dining room has been designed to translate our vision of comfort, modernity, but above all, simplicity, and to keep alive Il Gattopardo’s understated elegance.

IL GATTOPARDO family is committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality vibrant and passionate.

Be well, keep in touch, and buon appetito!

Gianfranco & Paula
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Il Gattopardo reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (50)romantic (43)notable wine list (34)great for lunch (23)good for groups (20)great for brunch (12)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been coming to Il Gattopardo for years, and in the time since they've relocated down the block to the beautiful space which formerly housed Aquavit, their food has gone from very good to superb. All of the pastas are particularly wonderful (especially the Spaghetti with Bottarga, Mezze with Spicy Sausage, and the Straccetti with Rabbit), but you also won't be disappointed by such proteins as a piquant lemon and rosemary grilled chicken, a superbly savory pork chop, or their famous whole fish of the day, fileted tableside. The staff is warm, welcoming, and efficient; the crowd, grown up and sophisticated. Most worthwhile for a weekday business lunch; a leisurely weekend brunch before or after visiting MoMA; or a splendid dinner anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This restaurant does not let you down - ever.between the food and the service you think that they are there just for your dining pleasure. I look forward to my next meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Love this place! Best Italian in the city! The food is amazing. I want to come and try everything. The ambience is cool. It's the best find this year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was impeccable, the food was terrific, the wine was delicious and the staff allowed us to enjoy our meal without rushing us out the door. All in all, a very enjoyable experience and what is expected of a top notch italian restaurant in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second trip
    cccjjjVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time at Il Gattopardo. The food was just as good but for $42 I would like to have had 2 pieces of veal instead of the one very small piece that was served to 2 of us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood go to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have a timeshare in midtown about a half block away. Il Gattopardo has become a "go to" with very good food, a nice atmosphere and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be their guest!
    DMDP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed and is if you are a guest in someone's home. Good food and great service. Nicely accommodated my food sensitivies and our waiter was extremely helpful in assisting me choose appropriately from the menu. A great location if you are staying in midtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really italian
    Birbetta
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Finally we found a truly italian restaurant! The food is excellent, the desserts are amazing. The wine list is extremely rich. The ambience is friendly but the servants are very professional and attentioned to the clients. The check is really reasonable for what we ate and drank. We will surely go back and bring some friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very authentic Italian meal
    FrankandCVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner the food was creative and special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant has excellent food and professional service. We had a 2:30 lunch reservation and were the only people in the place! We got a lot of attention, the food was prepared and served well. This is a high quality, enjoyable place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    DiningJim
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fabulous food, excellent service. An experience to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Gracious service, delicious pastas. The restaurant is narrow and when it gets crowded, the noise level can be deafening. However, no complaints about the delicious bread and pasta.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last year
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was good but not great. The Sole was overpriced and not prepared well. Overall just a fair time
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and very good service
    Atl1847VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Enjoyed everything we ate here. The service was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift to NYC
    GratefulVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    In a great setting, Il Gattopardo serves excellent Neapolitan food. When the whole restaurant is open, it is better for conversation. During weekday lunches, the upper floor is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    murasaki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The room was very attractive and the downstairs would be great for a special party. The service was terrific. We were early because we were going to the theater and everyone was very attentive. For the price, the food was mediocre. I have veal scallopine. I am certain the veal was of high quality but covered with a tasteless tomato sauce and served with tasteless greens, it was disappointing. My two guests loved the chocolate soufflés they had for dessert. I would not recommend Gattopardo.
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  • Not Loving the New Space
    MonaBVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Il Gattopardo moved down the block into the old Atria/Gray's space. Although the bottom floor is lovely, the main level makes you feel like you are in an upscale cafeteria. The interiors and furniture are no longer quaint and charming -- what's with the cane chairs?? And, the noise level is LOUD! WE couldn't hear one another and we sat right next to each other. If I moved any closer, I would have been in my friend's lap. The food is still delicious and the service impeccable, but I hate the new space.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had dinner alone while in NYC for business. The restaurant was crowded yet the staff could not have been more gracious to me. The food was simple yet delicious. The service was friendly yet perfectly professional. A perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • What a discovery
    londondubaiVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went last night for my birthday and we couldn't have had a better evening! Service was wonderful, from the hostess, the maître d' to the serving staff, it was friendly and very personal. We had the parmigiana with zucchini, octopus salad and tuna for mains. The food was delicious, very well executed and generous portions. I could hardly finish the dessert (gelato). My husband had stated when making the reservation that it was my birthday and this was not forgotten (as so many places would do) and I had a little candle on my ice cream. The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed, a mix of locals and some visitors, but all very low key and understated - in a positive way. We will certainly be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambience needs work
    ZathomeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    What a shame - the food and service are excellent, but the setting is uninspired and the tables are close together and cramped. The new space has neither the charm of the old Gattopardo or the elegance and style of the old Aquavit. Be sure to bring your hearing aid, however. Great modest priced wine selection to go with very well prepared dishes that are not easy to find - spaghetti with bottarga comes to mind.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but unimaginative.
    MOMA
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This restaurant has good overall Italian fare. It's roots are Southern Italian, but the menu draws from well outside their origins. For a restaurant of this class, I expected more creative and focused menu. It was much more generic than we anticipated. Small annoyance was that we arrived on time to our reservation and the maître d shouted across the restaurant to go sit in the (unattended) bar. Pretty shoddy. No drinks offered, nothing. They were ready 15 minutes later. Better places to spend this type of money. Not a "go back to."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The new location of Il Gattopardo, just a few doors down from the old location, is really not an improvement in ambience. Yes, there is more of a place for diners to wait, but the room itself lacks the warmth of the former location. And the staff is competent (although we had to ask for the amuse-bouche while later diners were served automatically), though we don't recognize any of the former staff, all of whom had more personality than the current staff. Or--perhaps because it is summer--the regulars are away. The food is just about the same: very good. For anyone who never wants to see a restaurant menu change, Il Gatt will be perfect.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    MamaJoan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Following a Wednesday matinee, my friends and I dined at Il Gattopardo. It was wonderful experience. The staff was very welcoming and provided exceptional service all evening. Upon completing each course, every plate was clean as we used our bread to wipe up every remaining morsel. I had the eggplant/ricotta cake appetizer which was crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. We all dipped into our friend's broth from her steamed mussels. Delicious. A beautifully cooked and presented branzino graced the table. The waiter even made sure we each had a tasting of one of our party's pasta with lobster sauce. Looking forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Foodie Dining In Times Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    An exquisitely appointed restaurant just outside of Times Square. Business-friendly, theatre-friendly and romantic. Ambiance is exceeded only by the high quality service and delicious food. Highly recommended, one of only a half-dozen worthwhile fine dining experiences in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gr8 evening
    Anne
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our husbands went to Yankee game. We went to Il Gattopardo. Great evening, good food and fabulous staff. Everyone was very friendly including regular diners seated near us. Food was wonderful
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food in mid-town
    SNHSVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I love Il Gattopardo! One of my all time favorites. Everything is spectacular but the Neopolitan meat loaf is heaven.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in Midtown
    ToastOfTexas
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Il Gattopardo came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The hostess and waiters greeted us warmly, and we never felt rushed or crowded. We enjoyed the tiny bites, compliments of the chef, and appreciated the plate sharing. The branzino special, deboned by the maitre d' was perfectly prepared. The broccoli rabe provided just the right balance to the fish. The burrata cheese starter, also a special, was delicate and flavorful, and presented well with sauteed peppers and cherry tomatoes, with just the right accompaniment of olive oil and herbs. I enjoyed the texture and flavor of the zabaione and berries to finish the meal. It was the perfect venue for a lovely meal and conversation with my young adult children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    Critic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good. Service was good. Great experience. We will definitely go back
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PPRINCE
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I thought the food was pretty good. I had the muscles as an appetizer along with the meatballs wrapped in cabbage and though they were pretty good. For the main course I had the Pork Chop that was excellent. My wife had the Cod and she was somewhat disappointed. The location is great, the entrance is great and the dining area was very nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit
    cccjjjVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This was our first time at Il Gattopardo and will definitely go back again. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Bern
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    NY Magazine gave the restaurant a "critics choice" endorsement. Maybe my expectations were too high! The meatballs wrapped in cabbage - they were just okay. I had the swordfish special - overcooked - the broccoli rabe was over cooked and very salty- the potato puree was reallllyyy runny. My friend ordered a spicy pasta with chorizo sausage which was average. The "gift from the chef" appetizer was a rice ball - dry and flavorless - and a slice of spinach roll - bland and dry. For dessert we had the berries with zabagione - the berries were sweet and fresh but the zabagione was more of a meringue and very strong marsala flavor. It is a convenient spot to eat before a show at Radio City - but I would try another place next time.
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  • Best Dover sole
    Okiami
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife orders Dover sole whenever it is on a menu. She declared Gattopardo's the best ever. I enjoyed the spaghetti with veal ragu.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kikiVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Waiter was officious. Spilled the bottle of wine we bought several times while pouring then laughed at me when I mentioned it.
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  • Contemporary Chic
    SingSong
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great traditional italian food in a chic contemporary environment. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Richard
    Richard
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always excellent; worth a visit. Great choices in both food and wine with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Lunch Spot in NYC
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food and service are consistently outstanding. I'm not a star f*'er but every time I eat there, there is some celebrity a couple of tables away. One more thing that shows the difference between NY and L.A., because on the west coast, that is usually the sign of a BAD restaurant. It's cool, because it always impresses the friends that I bring. There is also a very beautiful space downstairs that you can rent out for parties. It is in a courtyard of a building, so it has that 5-story-atrium feel. I can't wait until I have some special occasion and can put it on there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious but noisy
    fussyfemaleVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Il Gattopardo would be perfect were it not for the noise level which made it hard for our table ( a table for 4 between 2 larger tables of very boisterous men) to hear each other speak. The food and service were lovely, however, and I will certainly try once more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    MikefromKillingworth
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have frequented Il Gattopardo for years. The new place is roomier and the soaring dining space very elegant. The food is always interesting and wonderfully prepared, the service is very attentive, and the prices are reasonable, upscale, but reasonable value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NolaVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is not the first time we were at this restaurant. The food is always excellent, and the most important thing for us is that we feel welcome. This is authentic Italian food that you don't find in every restaurant in NY. I would recommend it, and have recommended it and the owner's other restaurant, to all my foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Gattopardo
    Warren
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Anne and I shared three courses--octopus, lasagne and branzino--and had the Cassata Sicilian style for dessert. Delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic