Our table was not ready when
Our table was not ready when we arrived but they could not have been more gracious about it - starting with a greeting of crisp cool prosecco that offset the brutal city heat that night. The food was delicious, the service very very good and nicely solicitous. It was a perfect New York night..
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I arrived 15 mins before my reservation and wasn't seated until almost 20 mins after my reservation.
That only became an issue for me when I saw an equal party size arrive minutes before I was seated, and was seated before me.
If you take reservations then you need to honor them.
Either the party that arrived just before I was seated was very late or on time, either way there is no way they should have been seated before my party.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time visiting
This was our first time visiting this restaurant as we were just visiting NY for the weekend. The food was wonderful and the server was very attentive. We would definitely return to this restaurant.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
After theater dinner. Excellent service. Attention to detail. Food was outstanding. Fresh. Perfect presentation.
Dover sole was memorable!! Dessert table side.
Enjoyed every bite.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neapolitan meat loaf was outstanding, all our pasta dishes were great, interesting and diverse menu, and VERY friendly and accommodating staff. Setting was simple, not a romantic place, but if you want great Italian food in mid-town go! Well timed service if you need to get to a show. This is now on our map whenever we get back to NYC.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Conscientious service without
Conscientious service without being overbearing. Really good food, simple but well prepared. Pricey but worth it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food and simple honest presentation. Nice service. Fairly priced. Only complaint we have is the Vinsanto, which we ordered to go with the complimentary biscotti, was really bad, really caustic, and at $25/glass, overpriced, for what it was. The Zucchini Parm appetizer is outstanding.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met with two friends for lunch and it was nearly perfect. The service was prompt and efficient and the food outstanding, served in hot plates and delicious. No one was disappointed. It was a great time.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian! Service is terrific! Our dinner was perfect! Much needed in the neighborhood! Everyone was so nice, and the food is spot on yummy!!! Can't wait to return!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have moved to the same street. The new space is better. The food and the service remains the same - outstanding!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This my first visit in their
This my first visit in their new location. Excellent place , they keep their same high quality in food and service. Great new dishes.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service outstanding
The wine and drinks were pricey but the food was well worth it. Wonderful meal and great service. i have already recommended this to several friends for dinner. The spicy pasta was outstanding, a perfect balance.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new location -- accidentally
Great new location -- accidentally walked into the old one and was re-directed. New space is well laid out, energetic and inviting. Staff at front were gret and welcoming, humor was appreciated. My wife has a decorator background and said teh only thing that does not fit in the new space is the chairs -- may be temporary as they seem to have taen them from the prior space. Wait staff was personable and not overbearing -- busboy/water staff were a little too impersonal and one stepped on my shoe three times and did not acknowledge -- probably thought it was the table but seemed a little clued out. Food was excellent -- really was good and authenic, and the chef clealry took pride in preparing. We live nearby and will absoluetly return.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just moved to this location
Great food small but authentic menu. Could exist in Milan, it's that good! Knowledgeable wait staff and good wine list. Great service at the table. A bit noisy, lots of hard surfaces. Very busy on this particular, rainy, Thursday evening. NO complaints, my favourite mid town Italian!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
New and Casual Chic
Il Gattopardo's food continues to be fantastic.The bar area is beautiful, intimate, and worth time.
The pasta with tuna, capers and olives was a delicate blend of south Italy. Grilled bronzino -- made to perfection.
Of course, biscotti and pastiera and an expresso ended a perfect meal.
Downstairs is elegant for a private party, and I loved the outdoor garden with a great view of neighborhood buildings and canvas umbrellas create a warm and casual elegance.
It is simply beautifully redone - a great elegant, but casual, place to dine mid town. Bravo!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, and the staff could not have been nicer. The new location is beautiful.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, very energetic noise level and the rear tables are too close to kitchen door...
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special surprise
My wife and I were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We could not have chosen a better place.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian Food!
In its new, larger digs, half a block east of the old address, Il Gattopardo shines. They are obviously doing lots of things right because every table was full on the Monday night we were there, and some had begun to turn by the time we left. I give Il Gattopardo an unqualified recommendation.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to Quality
Having eaten in Manhatten frequently for the past 65 years, I completely enjoyed the echos of the glorious past: superb food, professional service, welcoming host. Too bad the one black mark is the level of the noise: not a wall, floor or ceiling with anything to absorb the noise. Do all these people shout so much at home? Your staff's hearing is at risk over the long term.
Choices for Number 2 above do not completely fit for Il Gattopardo: "fit for foodies"? Sounds like the choice between Subway and McDonald's.
Thank you for asking.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the wild boar pasta
Loved the wild boar pasta and vitello tomato. The side dish of roasted eggplant was also delicious. Wait staff is competent and the atmosphere is lovely.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gattapardo; wonderful dining
Ate here twice last week in their new location; somewhat larger than old location; great service; terrific food. Somewhat pricy, about $85 for dinner and wine. But well worth it. Like many places in NYC, had wonderful menu, but i thought the food and service were superior. If you want a quiet dinner, suggest you ask if you can eat at one of the tables outside.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at their old
We have eaten at their old location and have always loved it. Their new location is much bigger and is beautiful. The food and service were both exactly what we expected. We will return.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Gattopardo never disappoints!
The restaurant has moved a block down the street, but it is the same wonderful food. The new place has a small bar and is still full of ambience. Loved it.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A terrific night!
I took my wife here for her birthday. We had not been here before. From start to finish we had a wonderful experience.
Food and service could not have been better. We were treated like regulars. Our meals were perfect. We will go back and will recommend IL GATTOPARDO enthusiastically.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious but hectic
Grand food with lovely surroundings, but noisy and tables that are too close. Go for the food.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Space
While you might miss the coziness of their other space on 54th street, I think you will find this new space to be amazing. It is beautiful, crisp and spacious. The food has not changed. It is still as amazing as ever. Service staff are well trained and gracious. This Il Gattopardo restaurant group knows how to please.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must for great dining
Excellent food, wonderful food and vibrant energy in a crisp setting makes for an excellent dining experience
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the service was elegant. If the opportunity presents itself, we will go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Location, Same Restaurant
A favorite of mine when dining with out-of-town guests. Food is excellent, wide variety (vegetarians are always happy to find delicious options.) Wine list covers a broad spectrum. Judging by attire, group size, gender (almost all male), conversation - most week night patrons are related by business (but that adds to the New York experience.) The new downstairs space feels right for large groups. Our party of 3 declined a table there - not sure why it was offered as there were plenty of upstairs options. Noise level is more robust than old location -also more lighting so you hear less and see more?
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
New location is great. Food is terrific. Noise level, however, is unacceptable.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A memorable dining experience
Il Gattopardo is almost perfect: food is exquisite, service professional and unobtrusive, the special touches delicious and appreciated. The only issue is noise level; it's just not condusive to a fabulous dining experience. First seated next to a table of 4 absolutely insufferable people talking at top of their lungs, we asked to be moved. Management graciously complied but it shouldn't be necessary! Four of us enjoyed the most wonderful/interesting dishes (e.g. spaghetti with bottarga,). Highlights were the lasagna w/ meatballs and the codfish. Gattopardo's "offerings" of fried puffs pre-dinner and cookies post-dinner were lovely. If only the noise were tempered,this would rank among NYC's best for sure! We will definitely return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resturant was on my radar
The resturant was on my radar for a while , finally went there and very happy I did. The menu is creative and the food was great, the service was outstanding . They knew when to come over and when to stay away. This will be one one of my new favorites!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
An NYC gem
This is a real gem. Wonderful food and service. I will go every time I visit NYC! They just moved into a new space, which is slightly larger, with a great bar and a charming outdoor space. But it doesn't lose its intimacy.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Duran Duran Reception Night
The staff and owners went above and beyond my requests! They were friendly, welcoming, personable and attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. The menu was amazing and the prices for such wonderful fare were expected and acceptable. I'd go back for the desert alone I'm still thinking about it! I plan to visit Il Gattopardo on my next trip to NYC! Thank you so much for making my night so special!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first visit to Il Garopardo was last May. Now I will always come to this gem Italian restaurant on every visit to NYC. Having just arrived in NY this fall, my first stop was Gatopardo and the food was fantastic. I went there again the next day and it was awesome. An excellent wine list and the white truffles were to die for. The wait staff are professionals through and through. The don't bother you with their "opinions" as American wait staff do. They are just THERE and ready to take care of you as only they do in Europe. It was, and is, a perfect restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding italian food
The spaghetti with bottarga was as good as advertise. The ambiance was very classy and the service was very attentive
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good dining at its finest
We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. They greeted us in a friendly manner and found our reservation and were seated promptly. Our waiter was perfect and was very attentive but not obtrusive throughout the meal. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and truly a step above most fine restaurants. It is on the pricy side but worth every penny and would not hesitate to go there again for a special occasion.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interior needs some color
The cuisine is as good as ever, but with no exposed brick wall the move to the restaurant's new digs means the place is devoid of color - nothing but BEIGE everywhere. Some flowers on the table or colored wall hangings would remedy this.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited for a business dinner and we both enjoyed it. We both started with salads, and then had pastas - the portions were both just right, and paired with a reasonable bottle of wine, it made for an enjoyable dinner. We also split a dessert, which was excellent too
A very solid place for authentic Italian food
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
prior to symphony
My friend and I arrived on time and our table was waiting. From that time on we were impressed with everything. Our waiter was wonderful. This restaurant is next to Lincoln Center so is close to the action. We will go again when in NY.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Midtown-East Go-to for Business
Old world Italian at it's best. The food here is classic, delicious, and always well-presented. This is my midtown east go-to for business dinners. It is quiet enough that you can discuss business but not so quiet that it feels like a date-only spot.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
From out of town
My wife and I found this intimate restaurant to be just a great place to have an exceptional meal in an exceptional ambience. Service was A+. It was recommended by a writer friend who lives in Manhattan and she was right on. We had a wonderful evening of dinning and conversation.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great italian in NYC
great food reasonably priced in manhattan, I can only recommend this place
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a romantic spot to have a drink followed by a quiet dinner. Bar was cozy and the bartender was great. Food exceeded our expectations and the wine was reasonably priced. We will definitely be back on our next trip to NY.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite Italian
Il Gattopardo is so good that I almost don't want to tell you about it . . . because then you'll go and it will be even more popular! But there are so many reasons I love the restaurant: great food, attentive service and a newly renovated elegant space.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Notable oldie in a new spot
Menu much the same as the old location and just as good. The decor is minimal and not as nice as the old one. Noise level is /quite high, but the food and service make it endurable.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
An amazing meal
We dined here after seeing the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. This new location is in a historic building and our experience was memorable from start to finish. An attentive staff enhanced the delicious meal. What a dining experience.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish they would do something to lower the noise leve.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food near MoMa
Great dining experience with a very helpful and knowledgeable waiter
We appreciated the wine information and found a new Italian favorite. Great bread basket and daily specials.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM