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iL Punto
iL Punto
  • Address:
    507 9th Ave at 38th St.
    New York, NY 10018
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

iL Punto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ilpuntonyc.com/
  • Email: info@ilpuntonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 244-0088
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily:
    Monday thru Friday: 12pm - 11pm,
    Saturday and Sunday 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Mermolia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering available for private parties from 8 to 100 guests.We will be happy to discuss different menu options, buffet or served, we can work within your budget and make your party a delicious success. Catering is available on or off premises.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private parties rooms available for celebrations and meetings from 8 to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Antonio Russo (212) 244-0088
  • Entertainment: Ambiant music
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate small moments and special occasions at Il Punto in of our intimate party rooms. Birthdays, anniversaries, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, christening, graduations, promotions, etc we will do our best to make your event memorable!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th Street
  • Public Transit: Bus stop on the block of the restaurant on 9th Avenue and corner of 38th Street.
    On 42nd Street - A,B,C,D, E and F trains nearby.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Convenient small parking lot directly next door on 38th street corner of 9th Avenue (closes at 10pm). Several parking garages within a couple of blocks, street parking is also available after 7pm on weekdays.
A word from iL Punto
Discover authentic Italian cuisine. IL PUNTO Ristorante's menu features house-made fresh pastas, grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and veal. Excellent food, artfully presented in a pleasurable atmosphere. In addition, enjoy choosing from an extensive list of fine wines. Simple, yet classic, interior gives the perfect setting, for business or pleasure.

Great location, just 4 short blocks to the Javits Center, 2 blocks to Port Authority, also close to Madison Square Garden, and the Theatre District. Your escape to Italy is right here in Midtown Manhattan!
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Diner Reviews
  • "We are from out of town and tried iL Punto for the first time. It was the best choice we could have made. We were celebrating my birthday and our waiter, Rafael, took VERY good care of us the entire evening. He was extremely pleasant, attentive, and made us feel right at home. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. At the end, he treated us to a glass of champagne to celebrate my special day and added a few extra desserts as well. Further, the food was absolutely amazing. With so many options to choose from we selected a tasty pasta dish with seafood and it was delicious! We also have to suggest trying their chocolate gelato before you leave, you will not be sorry! We give this restaurant 10 stars ...worth the trip!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Practically no one was there before a Wednesday matinee. I was dining alone and ordered a capaccio manza, which I should have had someone to share it with -- it was huge, and delicious (but just a tad heavy on the lemon juice). I also had a bucatini Amatriciana, which was good, but nothing like the Mario Batali ones I love (Lupa, in particular). Pleasant surrounding, nice service, good breadsticks and focaccia with oil and balsamic. Just seemed odd to be so deserted!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had Chef Antonio's Creations tasting menu along with the wine pairing that Giancarlo selected for us. It was absolutely splendid. The combination of sweet and savory made for a remarkable meal. Giancarlo's wine selections paired perfectly."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good. The service is excellent. It was a quiet place not too busy. It's a nice spot for lunch during the workweek."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great food, awesome presentation. Every detail attended to. We felt as if we were in Europe where they don't rush you along and you ask for the check when you are ready. The food was really exceptional."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dining experience at iL Punto. The bar was nice & long and we enjoyed a lovely Italian white wine while waiting for our entire party to arrive; very comfortable. The appetizers were wonderful and the fresh fish was very well prepared. This restaurant was an easy walk from Penn Station, and we chose it due to its proximity. Anyone looking for a great Italian experience should try iL Punto."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "loved the food.. totally amazing. It is an Italian but I opted for the steak which was the best I have ever tasted! Would totally recommend!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Had a fantastic meal here with 4 friends after a show. Gourmet style Italian. Great apps and variety of entrees. Nice portions but felt high end. Desserts also really good. The chocolate soufflé was delicious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were looking for a delicious meal before a show and Il Punto did not disappoint! We were greeted warmly and immediately seated at our table. The waitstaff was attentive while not making us feel rushed. The calamari special in breadcrumbs and rolled in chopped black olives was delicious. My salmon was cooked to perfection and my husband's seafood risotto was presented beautifully and equally as fabulous to eat! I wouldn't recommend for children. We would return again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place for lunch, but of the three dishes, the one that stood out was the crispy skin branzino, very delicious. Good portions as we were too full for dessert. But, they brought us little delicate cookies after, nice touch. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Wow. Amazing menu - especially the Chef's Tasting menu. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to try that, but can't wait to go back. All of our choices were originally thought to be "unusual" pairings of food/ sauces- BUT All Were Incredible!! We were all blown away by what was served to us. A++ rating from our group. Don't be afraid to try something that sounds a little different - it will be INCREDIBLE!! A little off the beaten path. Down 9th Ave like you were going to walk to the Lincoln Tunnel from 42nd, but still can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were going to see billy Joel in concert...we reserved online for 6:15...I was called in the afternoon by the restaurant asking if we were going to a show...I told them yes and it started at 8pm...they recommended we come a little earlier to ensure we make the show and enjoy dinner...the food was fantastic and the service was great....very relaxing and enjoyable... Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys fine dining"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "In spite of a "Grade Pending" rating posted in the window, Il Punto provided a fine Italian meal--good pasta, wonderful canolis, all served by most gracious staff."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night pre-theatre. The restaurant called earlier that day to suggest we get there at 6 so as not to be rushed. We sat down at 6:10 and ordered immediately. Our appetizers arrived at 6:20 ( including a delicious specialty house salad with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries). Our main dishes did not arrive until 1 hour later! While the server and manager were very apologetic -- and comped us a glass of wine and 30% off the bill -- it didn't make for a relaxing pre-theatre meal. My husbands scallops weren't fully cooked (but we didn't have time to send them back) and my pasta with tomato, basil and formaggio sauce tasted words them Chef Boyardee. Overall a very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was not as good as I expected. The food was just okay, not that special. The waiter was attentive and the service was fine. The atmosphere is nothing to write about."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I think it's probably very good. Dined with some old friends and we chose the tasting menu. Kind of "fussy" for my tastes. I like my Italian food more on the rustico side. Very attentive and informed service without being obtrusive. Excellent and heavily Italian wine list."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Whatever they've done here has elevated this restaurant from decent local Italian spot,to now a destination you will want to seek out. You'll need to walkalittke further down 9th ave than your probably used to but it's worth it This extraordinary new menu is thoughtful, complex and downright delicious don't expect your moms lasagna here. This is modern Italian: elevated!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "$40 lunch tasting menu an incredible value. Three appetizers: shrimp salad with cipollini ice cream, mashed potato gnocchi in buffalo mozzarella cream, and tender, crispy grilled octopus exquisitely complemented by mortadella mousse, pear cream, and black olive. Primi: gnocchi with ragu of veal liver and caramelized fig, delicious combination of strong liver flavor with hint of sweetness. Secondi: perfectly roasted red snapper with artichoke and fennel Dessert: cannoli with creamy cheese filling infused with orange. Food is fresh, inventive, without being fussy. Server suggested a delicious biodynamic wine for $65 that went perfectly with the meal and reminded us of wines twice the price. Superb service. Truly memorable meal!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Il Punto has the best food and service in the area and all at a reasonable price. I had medium rare salmon, and it was cooked perfectly. The other 3 in our group were equally impressed. Good wine list, too"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This restaurant used to be SO much better. It was one of our favorite places for about 10 years but it must be under new ownership because they completely changed the menu, and unfortunately not for the better. All of our favorite dishes are gone and they are trying too hard to be creative. We probably won't be back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "this was my third time @ IL Punto and it has been great each time. Staff and food are great"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went here with friends because we were seeing a play nearby. Didn't know what to expect. It was great to be able to talk without shouting at one another. The ambience was pleasant. The waiter was helpful in selecting the food and wine. The food was really really good with interesting twists on some classicall dishes. My only complaint was the portion size for the appetizers were really small especially considering the price. I usually prefer smaller portions because I think sometimes restaurants make them too large so for me to complain they had to be really small portions. I'll be back hoping the restaurants does something to correct this one flaw because I really enjoyed everthing else."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Coming in from New Jersey, this was conveniently located near the ferry, and pretty close to the theatre. Very pleased with my meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant offered us a convenient location, very good fresh food, and wait-staff that cared about our satisfaction. Despite forgetting one side dish, our waiter made it up in a complimentary dessert. There was ample quiet to have a good talk and we were never under pressure to move our dinner along to free up the table for someone else."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The ambience and layout looks good when you walk in and the tables are not too crammed together, but the choice of background music was bizarre, the service was somewhat erratic, the olive oil and balsamic balloons they use are messy, the bread took much too long to come, my wine was off and my sea bass was not fresh. Maybe it was just an off night as they wouldn't survive long it it were always like that."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very good food loved the ambiance and service too.. A great place to have a nice romantic but casual meal"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing and it was sublime. Wonderful selection of dishes with great contrast in tastes and textures. Extraordinary."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was outstanding but the portions were very small we left hungry"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Every plate that was served was so beautiful and balanced. The taste of everything that was served matched the presentation. The serving staff was just attentive enough; it was like choreography. Both of our visits here--a lunch and a dinner--have been relaxing and fulfilling."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent food, wine and service. Its my 2nd time there and would go back again!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was exceptional and the menu impressive; my biggest complaint is that we didn't have time to enjoy the Valentine's Day Tasting Menu. But we will go back when we have more time and try their regular tasting menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service and food. Portions are very small but didn't leave hungry. Perfect amount."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My family had a wonderful time at il Punto. The food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. We had the seven course tasting menu. The food was wonderful course after course. I strongly recommend il Punto!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was our first time to eat at il Punto. Our table was ready when we arrived. We mentioned we had show tickets, they asked what time our tickets were and were sensitive to the time. We also mentioned a dietary restriction when we made the on line reservation and they asked us about that immediately. Other than Open Table and Trip Advisor we knew nothing of this restaurant. We enjoyed everything about our experience. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and attentive, the presentation was beautiful. We will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I knew being just south of Port Authority was a risk, since most businesses are closed in the evening and very little is available for dining in the area...however, right as you first arrive, the location is inviting, current, and friendly. The service was prompt, the food was outstanding (pollo punto was AMAZING - this was my guest's pick, as I never order chicken, and I would go back to have that dish myself!). Prices were reasonable for the amount of quality & selections."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "What a wonderful surprise to find this restaurant. Wanted a place near the Theatre district but not in it. Met friends from out of town and the food was delicious and very unusual - onion sorbet in the salad!! Wait service was outstanding. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We eagerly anticipate a new creation from Chef Antonio, which is why we return so often. There is always something new, exciting and pleasurable to be found. The candele pasta is an excellent winter dish and the chef's mother's recipe for amaretti is a terrific dessert. We also love the growing list of wines from the Calabria region of Italy."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "What a fantastic Italian restaurant! Il Punto combines attentive, personable, knowledgeable table service with a kitchen that is just out of this world. The restaurant has a bit of a formal feel to it, which was just perfect for the cuisine and professionalism of the staff. The pasta (I had a linguine) has a great texture to it, just the right amount of firmness and bite. The sauces and ragus have just perfect amounts of fresh tomato zing and seasoning."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was my second time at il Punto, and this time tried the tasting menu, which was delicious and fairly priced at $75; the service was also very good. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "It was just two of us for dinner and we were treated like we weren't even there. There was a large party that was seated right after us and the entire restaurant staff was worried about them which meant our waters were empty, we had to flag down another server to get salt and pepper, and no one asked how our food was. If they had asked we would have sent our Filet Mignon back due to it being burnt black on the outside. We had to actually cut off all the edges in order to eat it. I would definitely look for another place to enjoy your meal in NYC."
    Dined on 1/11/2014