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Del Posto is one of the best special occasion restaurants in New York City. Think of it like a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.

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About Del Posto

Del Posto is the first Italian restaurant in almost 40 years to be awarded 4 stars from the New York Times. We can best be described as an evolution of cuisines, menus, service, and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country.
Parties of 5 or larger have the choice of either the 5 course Il Menu Del Posto or an 8 course Captain's menu. A la carte dining is available for parties of 4 guests or fewer.

Del Posto respectfully requests that gentlemen refrain from wearing shorts, sandals, sleeveless shirts, or baseball caps. Jackets are strongly recommended, but not required. We welcome younger guests ages 6 and older. Strollers are not permitted and high chairs are not available.

85 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
10th Avenue and 16th Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 497-8090

Website:
http://www.delposto.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano music

Public Transit:
14th Street & 8th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Melissa Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Find the perfect setting for your next special event at Del Posto.
Renowned for its four-star service and cuisine, the restaurant can accommodate special events for up to 300 guests in one of our four elegant private dining rooms, or up to 1,000 guests for a full restaurant buyout. Our spaces are ideal not only for business dinners and corporate soirées, but also weddings, holiday parties, and wine tastings.
Del Posto’s Private Dining team will create special events tailored to your needs, with careful attention to every detail. Under the direction of Executive Chef Melissa Rodriguez, Del Posto offers customized menus that take advantage of the best seasonal produce, fish and meat. Complement your menu with wine pairings carefully selected from our renowned wine cellar, and enjoy unparalleled hospitality from our gracious staff.

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Details
Sun 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

Wed - Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM 10:30PM - 11:00PM

Sat 4:30PM - 5:30PM 10:30PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

Our elegant and unique private dining spaces provide the ideal setting for holiday parties and family celebrations, business events, lunches, dinners, wine tastings, client receptions, book signings, and press conferences.

Del Posto Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Tasting Menu (48)
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Romantic (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Notable Wine List (41)
Good for a Date (36)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Live Music (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vegan (4)
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Hot Spot (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great. About half of the courses on the captains menu were overly salty

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We booked this at the last minute for our final night in NYC. Somehow we got extremely lucky and were able to get a reservation the day before - probably due to someone else’s last minute cancellation. The down side was that neither myself nor my friend had packed dinner jackets for this trip so we were going in a little underdressed with slacks and sweaters - business casual, as their site advises. This led to the only negative inference I could give about the service as we definitely felt that we were treated a bit differently due to the lack of a jacket on a Saturday night.

The menu was very diverse and, even though my wife and I are well-travelled foodies, we had to repeatedly ask questions about menu items we have never before encountered. The sommelier was excellent and paired us up with a couple of wonderful wines in our desired price range. The actual food was interesting but, honestly, we were not blown away. No one dish soared or fell flat but, after a previous lunch at the Modern Cafe, we were expecting much, much more from a restaurant at this price point and this reputation.

All of us that this was a place to go to once. If we are spending this sum of money, I will be looking elsewhere for dinner or revisit Del Posto during lunch hours when I understand they have a revised prix fixe menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious as always and I'm not sure it's possible to receive better service. The staff at Del Posto is unbelievable. It's a wonderful restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite rest. Every time I go I think it can’t get better but it does. A true New York gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Relaxing and festive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Melissa Rodriguez is an amazing chef and the service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Never disappoints. Elegant, timeless, and delicious. Five star service. The employees are phenomenal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went a year ago and everything was spectacular. Last week we had the eight course tasting menu and wine flight, and though it was delicious and interesting -closing in on $900 for two people was unexciting. Service was not as fantastic as previously, we were there for 40 minutes before receiving any food and my wife was hungry. Atmosphere was great, food was great and delicious and interesting my only negative was service was below expectation as was value. A good deal was our fault as we were blowout celebrating and could have ordered a more value conscious menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We really enjoyed the ambiance & the lovely music played by a live pianist. Service was good, food was overwhelming with the 8-course tasting menu. Good for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of the most memorable and delightful dining experiences of all time. Took my fiancé their for his birthday. He has always raved to everyone he knows how much he loves this place and yet has been in years. Made it a point to try get resos for his birthday. I completely understand the hype. As expensive as it was, and it was, it worth every penny. I called ahead and they were able to take down the cc info so he didn’t notice the bill or attempt to pay. This was a very special birthday and he is one of the most generous selfless people I know so I had no issue with the bill, but could understand not spending it on a casual romantic evening out. The pre-fix was well worth it. We did the 5 course because we typically can’t get through the 8 courses and glad we went with the 5 - we were absolutely stuffed!!!! The wine pairing was perfection. Highly recommend to do the wine pairing. The staff was incredibly thorough in each description of each course in addition they were polite and professional. Hands down an experience I will never forget and will be coming back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mediocre service , disappointing

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My boyfriend and I have been going to Del Posto for years. Each time we are in Manhattan, we make a point to dine there, and it was always the highlight of our trips to New York. This was our first visit since Chef Ladner left Del Posto, and I am sad to say that it just was not the same. Not only were our favorite dishes gone from the menu, but the new ones that we tried were just missing that something special that always put Del Posto over the top. The food was very good by any means, but not what we had come to expect from Del Posto. The host staff was gracious and welcoming, as always. As was the staff at the bar. And the holiday decor was stunning. The serving staff was terrific too, but for our table captain. She was quite cold and did not seem to want to be bothered to walk through the new menu with us, which was a bit surprising. For Del Posto veterans looking to return, expect some changes.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing. We ended up at a table next to Mario Batali himself and the U2 legends Bono and the Edge. Phenomenal food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Flawless dining experience! Everything from ambience, food,and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Vegan, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have dinner here every year we visit NYC for Thanksgiving week. It has always been amazing but this time we were a little disappointed with some of the food. The service was amazing as always. Not sure if we will return next year when we visit. We always eat our way through NYC for a week while we are there and this was always my favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great dining experience, the food is incredible and the wine list amazing

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing on all levels
We were treated like royalty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were sitting on the second floor and every time a waiter/waitress was passing the floor was shaking as if there’s an earthquake, besides that THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE! We had the captain’s menu and each course was better than the previous one! Great fine dining experience, def recommend it! Hope they’ll get their second michelin star soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Spectacular in every way!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Impeccable

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Servicio, comida y ambiente excelente para disfrutar de un buen momento.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Spectacular from start to finish. Don’t miss the veal involtino. Service exemplary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was my second time and as wonderful as I remembered. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Only woowwww i hope to be there very early. Very special Restaurant and the service is top

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant that has never failed to deliver above and beyond expectations. Wish I could afford to go more often but maybe that is what makes it even more special. Never had anything off kilter here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Awesome as always! Just slightly below 11 Madison and Daniel, but great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

UN REAL. worth every cent

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 (México)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love great food and I find tasting menus fascinating. Unfortunately, for the price paid, I was not impressed by several dishes I was served. The service was outstanding and the place is fabulous in general. I just expected more from the food. I have been to other MB restaurants in the past and usually, everything is perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was our first time at Del Posto - had not chosen it before as had the impression of it as a business lunch venue - but it won’t be our last. The food was exceptionally good supported by a super service ethic that was both professional and friendly. The whole set up allowed for an intimate and romantic evening which we really enjoyed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a wonderful experience here and the food is amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Superb........!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing service . Food was very unusual not typical Italian. Definetly speciAl occasion dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was very excited to take a group for a business dinner as I had been to Del Posto several years ago and had the best pasta dish I had ever had. Unfortunately I was very disappointed in the food this time. We were required to have a five course meal due to our size which was fine but I felt that our selections were limited, especially related to pasta choices and the food was not very tasty, it was salty, not served hot and very underwhelming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was extremely slow

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Nyc! The food is superlative, the wine list amazing and the ambiance and hospitality are second to none!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Started very stiff, like a fine wine opened as the evening progressed. Champagne needs to be served colder. Wine should be decanted. They should know better.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service and food. The staff were all very helpful and able to easily explain their menu and wine list options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Elegant! ⭐️

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I don’t understand why so many diners are enamored with Del Posto. Granted, the table setting and ambiance are impeccable. But, we three ordered the $179pp Captain’s menu and rated the eight courses 5 to 8.5 on a scale of 10, or generally good to very good. However, we were deceived by the $30pp white Truffle butter upgrade on a couple forkfuls of pasta, got served Matsutake mushrooms, and despite reassurances from the sommelier that we could pick our wine first and the chefs will pair the food, ended up being served swordfish with our Barbaresco. “Del Posto is NOT the ultimate expression of what an Italian restaurant should be”, unless Porcini and Cremini mushrooms are extinct and schools of Hamachi have invaded the Mediterranean. This finicky fusion cuisine was a disappointment. I have eaten risotto di go in Burano, bistecca alla fiorentina (yes, in Florence), grilled fish in Positano with balsamic, olive oil, lemon, and mint. I have dined on cinghiale and curlurgiones in Sardegna. Mario Batali knows better, unless getting you to part with your money for ambiance and service is the goal. Do I really have to clarify that my dietary dislikes are offal, not awful, and that I would like a digestivo, not a digestif? Well, I generously tipped them $300 on the $1000+ bill but I’m not going back. The online marketing of Del Posto is the most fascinating thing about it because this diner doesn’t perceive the value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been here many times and it never disappoints. The find, service and experience is always the best. Our favorite restaurant and we've been to many (including Eleven Madison Park).

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