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Il Gattopardo

4.7
983 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm;
Lunch / Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;

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

Sunday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 246-0412
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Vito Gnazzo
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave & 6th Ave.
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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

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1330 Avenue of the Americas
Entrance by 53rd Street and 54th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
(212) 586 0169
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Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Our three restaurants - the flagship space IL GATTOPARDO, the rustic Italian enoteca MOZZARELLA & VINO, and the romantic NYC landmark THE LEOPARD at des Artistes - are dedicated to serving the highest quality authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm, professional hospitality.

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4.7
service
4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We always order from the specials menu...Lentil soup and Grilled Dover Sole this time.
Outstanding with super service and great wine.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Busy for a Monday night and possibly the wait staff was not prepared. We had to wait awhile to put a drink order in and had to ask if there were specials. We had to wait to place our order, too but once we did , each course came out perfectly timed. Pasta with clams was delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Our first time there but it won’t be the last.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A phenomenal find, great food, atmosphere and service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always one of my favorites. Recommend it to everyone

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went to Il Gattopardo on Saturday evening at 5pm prior to a show at Radio City Music Hall. Perfect timing to have a relaxing dinner before a 7pm show. We were greeted very pleasantly and service was efficient and timely. The manager came over several times to make sure we enjoyed our meals. All the food was delicious. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. It is somewhat expensive but great for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic! Everything was outstanding: food, service, ambiance! Had my meals several times and never was disappointed! Will definitely recommend for brunches, lunches and dinners!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful dinner experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A superb formal restaurant- a rarity these days - with professional service that is charming. Fit for foodies. Beautifully prepared and simply delicious meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved everything about this place. The wine they selected was perfect, and the food what similar to what we experienced in Tuscany. I recommend this place for any special event or evening.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved our experience.
Food was delicious and we would absolutely go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was good. The table next to us received an amuse bouche which we did not. They said it was not that good. Had very long wait times between courses. Pasta was very aldente. Main courses; rack of lamb, sea bass, branzino very good. Finished dessert before coffee and cappuccino arrived. They did take coffees off the bill. The waiter said there would be some sort of candy which we were to get at the end of the meal but did not. I asked as we were leaving. One of the managers said they were out but then the front desk girl produced one for our group of 4. Waiter kept stepping on my foot to refill water which was annoying.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Picked Il Gattopardo based on other recommendations online. 35th Anniversary dinner and really could not have picked a better place. The food was fantastic and our waiter was very attentive. They even brought out candles with our desserts as I had put a note in the reservation that it was our anniversary. When we are back in NYC we will be back. Only change I would make would be to request a table along one of the walls of the restaurant, we were in the middle so while not a big deal, we would just recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always have a fantastic meal here! Excellent food, and the peraonalized service cannot be matched anywhere in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

From the moment the Host greeted us, till we sadly had to depart, Gattopardo was not just a gastronomical delight that is a MUST RETURN TO on every trip to NYC to navigate through the entire menu, but a warm, welcoming, customer first embrace that left us lingering as long as possible. If we had come for dinner, we would have indulged on the Whole Branzino, but the Branzino Crudo and Carbonara were a wonderful compliment to the Jazz for an unforgettable brunch. Bravo to the chef and staff for a full dining experience that will make any diner understand what five star service and food are meant to be.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very lovely antipasti, salads, secondi pastas and mains. Excellent wine selection. Can be a bit noisy for conversation. Excellent waiters and hostess.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food and wine. Service could be faster.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Impeccable food beautifully prepared and served.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a lovely experience. Post-theater dinner wit friends. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was attentive without being stifling. They were very accommodating when we asked to be moved due to the noise of the next table. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We loved the pasta, the salad, the bread. The service was superb. The desserts are heavenly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

What a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious, the service perfect. A beautiful sophisticated ambiance in a local neighborhood gem. Will be back next time we’re in New York.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Son visiting from California so a MOMA visit followed by a great dinner at Il Gattopardo. With the kind help of Vifardo we enjoyed our food and wine. The fiano, falanghina, and aglianicicoI I, all Campania wines were all fine. Each started and main was delicious and well proportioned: mozzerella en carroza, The crudo, faro salad were fine starters
The mains and pastas: succulent rack of lamb; delicious lasagna with meatballs and the seafood ragu; and the codfish were all spectacular.
If you will be near MOMA or fifth ave Saks,etc, this is the best restaurant in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great! Very fantastic food

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Il Gattopardo was recommended by one of my Italian friends, and first time I've visited I was awed entirely. Since then I've been here many times, as the food and service is always exceptional, you'd actually remember how well they present everything and want to keep coming back. The location is right in the heart of midtown, but it is tucked away from the busy streets which makes it feel like a hidden gem. The ambiance is perfect for special occasions, date night, dinner with the parents or for a business dinner. Il Gattoprado is one of my favorite places to go and would highly recommend to anyone visiting near the area.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent as always!

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

They have an extensive wine list, nice ambience, and very attentive wait staff.
Perhaps they had a new chef, but, for our taste, every entree was too salty, (two fish dishes and a veal dish). We had expected more interesting flavor, given the favorable reviews.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Fabulous. The food was amazing, and the servers were attentive. I have an allergy, and they took care of me. Where is the Michelin star? 😄

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was looking for an upscale Italian after Circo closed. The space is the original Aquavit completely redone into a modern, comfortable Mediterranean. The service was excellent, but the menu was eclectic Italian. I had the ravioli filled with pheasant and partridge. They were tasteless, small, and probably frozen. The dessert my wife ordered , however was excellent . It was a warm zagblione with berries and she knows her zagblione. We will give it another try.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

What an incredible experience! We were last to dine at 11:30. They could have turned us away. Instead they invited us in. The waiter and staff treated us so well! The food was the best Italian food we have had, especially my linguine with white clam sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Divine food! Wonderful service, amazing menu.
Handmade pasta, delicious bread.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The staff is always warm and welcoming, and the food is great. I usually eat there at lunch, as it's near my office, so I usually have an appetizer and a pasta. This time it was gnocchi which melted in the mouth! The waiters are helpful in selecting a good wine by the glass (remember, it's lunchtime!)

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food was alright but not great and not worth the price I paid - Everything was generally too salty. Service was slow. Noise level was also too loud to hold conversation without yelling across the table.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic dinner in almost every way, but nearly ruined by an amazingly rude group of 5 people, and I’m sure the restaurant knows who I mean. Near the end of the night, a fellow diner stood up and gave the “shush” sound/finger on lips to the obnoxiously loud woman at that table, who SHOUTED to her companions all night. Result? Applause from the other patrons! PLEASE ban that table from this wonderful restaurant! Otherwise, terrific service, delicious food...

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This WAS my go to elegant restaurant until Saturday evening. What was once a neighborhood jewel is now a restaurant for the masses. I had a special guest ( a producer) in from LA and had requested a table in the front of the room (for a 630 reservation). We arrived a few minutes early and I saw there we 2 tables up front and asked if we could sit at one of them. NOPE. We were escorted to the bar and asked if we would wait " a few minutes". 25 minutes later we were escorted past the open tables and to the back of the room next to a family of people getting up and down from the table all night. When I asked about sitting at the front table, I was told it was being held for a special request. WTH was mine on the opentable rezzie?

On the way out ( 830ish) the front table was still open and when I mentioned my dismay to the
maitre'd , I was again told it was being held for a "special request". Again, WTH was my request? Sorry Il Gattopardo, I have recommended you to many friends, but those days are over. Arrivaderci NOT.

BTW, I am not a disgruntled customer, as I almost never take the time to write a review, and if I do, it is only a glowing one.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

As usual, the food, service and ambiance was perfect. I enjoy eating with folks who haven’t experienced it, and share Ing it with then

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great service and food, phenomenal wine, great ambience. Pricey but highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Professional and enjoyable in all aspects: food, presentation, service, setting. Frequently take friends and clients and family.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and service were extraordinary. The ribeye steak done Pittsburg rare was the best steak I have ever eaten, They served a delicious amuse- bouche of arancini and pizzette. We ordered negronis which were generous and perfect. The service is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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