Not your usual Italian restaurant!Just a short walk from the theatre district, Il Punto is a wonderful change of pace dining experience. Although the cuisine is Italian, the offerings are not the usual fare. We shared an onion gelato with green salad and shrimp that was delicious and refreshing. The striped bass and branzino were cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning. The service is warm and professional but not intrusive. We've dined here a lot and we are always surprised at the variety and delicious taste of the specials. This is a very special restaurant that is worth the extra few blocks' walk.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOustanding experienceA little farther away from the theater than we usually go but well worth the short walk! The food was superb! Our waiter Fabio was incredible and steered us toward dishes that we would never have chosen without his suggestions. He was right on target! The wine list was very nice. An overall great experience!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food!This was a treat! Very good and friendly service, and excellent genuine Italian food. Will definitely return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodAs reveiwed this littel gem onthe outskirts of hte theater district was delightful. Lovely ceasar salad, followed by a creatively "adorned" delicious seabass were followed by the best canolis we ever ate!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Incredible!My girlfriend and I went to the city for the day. We were seeing a show at 7, so we went to dinner early. We were the first and only people to come in for dinner the entire time we were there (4:30-6:15). The servers and staff were unbelievably nice and welcoming. Our pasta fagiole was among the best I've ever had. The lobster ravioli was phenomenal and my girlfriend loved her meal as well (whole wheat pasta with raspberry vodka sauce). Our tiramisu after dinner was without a doubt the best I have ever had. They even brought us some complimentary biscotti with our coffee. The experience was wonderful. Please try this place!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!What a great fund int Hells Kitchen area.! Can't wait to return. All was wonderful!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be backWe went after a Wednesday matinee so it was not very crowded. The service was outstanding as was our meal. Very unique menu - especially the Chef's creations. Can't wait to go back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding again. The marinatedOutstanding again. The marinated branzino as an appetizer was splendid as was the gnochetti. We continue to be delighted by Chef Antonio's creations.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian Food, Great ServiceWe were a party of 4 on a Friday night, May 3, with a 6:15 pm reservation. Seated right away at a quieter table, per my OT request. Service was highly attentive and friendly. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented. Pacing was just right. Definitely a 5-star experience. I definitely will return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur family thoroughly enjoyedOur family thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday with delicious food and wonderful service at Il Punto!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findEven though Il Punto is a few blocks away from the theatre district, we often find ourselves there for a per-show dinner. Food is great, service is great - friendly management and staff. Everyone we invite to join us for dinner enjoys it too.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood find for pre theatre.Good find for pre theatre. Prices reasonable service good but private part wasn't so private. Could hear them clearly on other side of restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a theater reservationWe had a theater reservation and very little time for dinner. The restaurant was very gracious to accommodate us and their service was super fast.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Punto was terrific. ItIl Punto was terrific. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the ten block walk from the theatre district. We went with two other couples and they were equally pleased. We began with scallops, salads, artichoke hearts among other appetizers. The dinners we ate included beef rollatini, monk fish, rabbit, turkey ossa bucco, and veal chop. The menu was extremely interesting, as you can see, and delicious. The service was supreme. They asked if we had a play to go to and we said no, we were just returning from one. This can be an issue in New York City when you eat around 5:30, which we did. The server made sure we were not rushed. The wine was excellent and not overly priced, nor were the meals. The specials are printed.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as always. TryExcellent, as always. Try the gnochetti and ask for the caponata as a side. I had it as a side to the monkfish entree and it was terrific.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to NYC often and thisWe go to NYC often and this restaurant was terrific. Our waiter from Lake Cuomo, Italy was wonderful, pleasant and attentive. We had the Chet's tasting menu that was a deal at $65/person. Great bottle of Chianti to accompany it. We will go back for sure. Convenient to the theatre with real charm and great food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for before theater dinner.Delgreat for before theater dinner.Delicous food and quick service4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the beaten path of theOff the beaten path of the usual pre-Broadway Theater restaurants. Nice change of pace4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service, niceGood food, good service, nice decor, and reasonably priced for NYC. Would go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat yourself to the fullTreat yourself to the full tasting dinner. It is the difference between simply eating out elsewhere and enjoying a remarkable dining experience. Truly wonderful flavors and textures make for a special meal. After you try the "uova in camicia" ("egg in a shirt') any other egg dish will not compare. Hopefully, a wine-pairing will be offered at some point to make this tasting menu truly special.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service with goodExcellent service with good food and wine and some really interesting dishes. Perfect pre Garden location.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were not sure what to expect,We were not sure what to expect, but were treated to a very pleasant surprise. The restaurant decor is welcoming and service was very attentive. The menu was interesting to the point that it was difficult to chose among the many delicious sounding options. The food presentation was wonderful and the portion size reasonable -- not overwhelming. From the first bite we knew there would be a return visit in our future.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Punto has been our favoriteIl Punto has been our favorite restaurant since we moved in recently. The food and service are excellent. The staff know which table we like and how we like things already which is remarkable. There's a nice choice of fish which we like as we don't eat meat. The atmosphere is lovely, quiet, lovley music, and very friendly staff.
MD3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall tables with plenty ofSmall tables with plenty of space between them for a quiet, private dinner is an unusual feature in NYC restaurants. All pasta was homemade though my gnocci had been previously made and frozen as it was not as soft as never frozen pasta (I am a homemade pasta afficianado). Sauces were wonderful and some unusual (berry vodka with grappa). Salads also had an unusual twist (finochio ribbons with berries). We did not do desert.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new tasting menu was veryThe new tasting menu was very good - innovative and the staff really seemed to enjoy taking us through each dish. Worth a try.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues as an outstandingContinues as an outstanding dining experience. Always terrific service, friendly and knowledgeable. Chef Antonio continues to provide inventive and flavorful creations and the pastas are excellent. Great wine values as well.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good italian restaurantVery good italian restaurant on the edge of Hells Kitchen. I eat there when attending the Baryshnikov Arts Center on W 37th St.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!!Fabulous, attentive service and delicious, well presented cuisine! Loved it! Took a client there and it was perfect.
Thanks!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWow ! Best Restuarant duringWow ! Best Restuarant during our week in Manhattan ! The poeple are wonderful. Food was fantastic. We did not want to leave but had to make an 8:00 show. Every plate was perfectly presented and the tastes were over the top.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNew CreationsTry some of the chef's new creations on the last page of the menu2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful findThis was a wonderful find in the lower theater district. If you are going to any of the theaters on 42nd St., especially Signature theater, this is a great find. Wonderful food, attentive service.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply remarkable. Chef Antonio'sSimply remarkable. Chef Antonio's "Creations" continue to impress. Try the ravioli with goat cheese and zucchini. Great Calabrian wine as well. Il Punto gets better and better each time we go.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb! We had the six-courseSuperb! We had the six-course seafood tasting menu and it was excellent. Great combination of flavors and textures and just right portion sizes, finished with a sublime tiramisu. Next time we'll do the none-course tasting.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEven better than before andEven better than before and it was terrific before. There are some new additions to the menu from the new chef Antonio. I had a delicious branzino with broccoli cream (excellent and without cream) and my wife had delicious branzino rolls. There are many other great looking creations on the new menu and we will be returning to try. Service, as always is excellent.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a welcoming restaurantThis is a welcoming restaurant and the food is very good. The veal scallopine was excellent and the calamari was very good.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AM