Il Gattopardo

4.7
1112 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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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
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

IL GATTOPARDO CATERING runs a highly personalized catering department, which serves many local and international clients. A variety of special menus is carved to meet the unique profile of each individual event, as well as rental, special decor, floral arrangements, and printed needs.

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What 1112 People Are Saying
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PP
London
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m reluctant to write how great this place is. It is already very busy and I want to be able to get a table there next time.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go to places. Food never disappoints and the service is excellent. The right amount of liveliness while still being able to have a conversation at your table. Great spot.

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B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Very expensive. Not for a casual Sunday night dinner but a nice place to entertain clients.

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KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find with great food! We stopped in for a Sunday lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The ravioli was delicate and delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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LB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most delicious and romantic brunches in New York. We have been there on each of our yearly visits to New York. It only got better the second time. The best truffles shaved right on top of some spectacular pasta. Fresh Brazino fish finished off right at the table. Excellent service, three waiters taking care of all our needs. A great wine selection and service. I would go back tomorrow.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was recommended by the concierge at the nearby Warwick. What a mistake. This restaurant is Way Overpriced. First bad impression was a rude manager who insisted I sit in a certain chair in a four person table. Tried three times to make me sit in a certain chair. There were only two of us in the party. I didn’t want to sit in that chair because it was right next to a loud party of four people.

The veal and buffalo ravioli ($30) first dish was cold, salty and tasted like dog food. The ravioli was rubbery and chewy. Tasted something out of a can. The main dish of halibut ($50) was soaked in lemon juice so strong that all you tasted was lemon juice. The vegetables under the halibut were soggy and limp and tasted like, you guessed it, lemon juice. I told the waiter to tell the cook about the ravioli and he said he would tell the manager. The manager never came out to talk to me about it but the did comp. that off the bill. I ordered a Bloody Mary that was watered down man.

Service was almost so annoying. About 8 guys standing around waiting for you to appear to be through with a portion of your food to take your dish and clear the table. I had to tell the waiter three times I was not through. I was trying to slowly eat the halibut.

With so many great restaurants in Manhattan- skip this one.....

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j
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at this restaurant while in NY and simply wonderful both times. Expensive, but it's New York. Waiter knowledgeable and friendly, great service, overall a lovely evening. I had the venison osso bucco which was superb and my wife had lasagna, also great. Cannot go wrong here.

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A
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service....

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LD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service is perfect. Very nice people and nice food options.

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E
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This excellent restaurant continues to please with old favorites (like the wonderful tomato and cucumber salad and Neopolitan meat loaf) as well as creative specials. The service is professional and warm without being cloying and the wine list is great.

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E
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

it is convenint for after theatre and close to our flat in NY. not a great value for the $ but there are limited choices in the area that are quiet enought to have a conversation and are open late.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been highly recommended by friends and it was awesome! Everything from the staff to the dishes and the ambiance was perfect! I expect to be back soon when I will be in Nyc! Thank you for this lovely dinner Dear Luigi and all your team!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really special. Great staff, lovely evening.

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DP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife’s pasta was excellent. My special seafood risotto had wonderful flavor but the rice was undercooked. It was on the raw side of al dente. My meatball antipasto lacked adequate flavor. It was a bit dry. I’m not sure the cooking method is effective. The meatballs were wrapped in cabbage leaves. I think the chef over thought his dish here. Dessert was a pastiera. This was served warm. The dessert was too soft. It would be better served cold.
I was disappointed. Perhaps the restaurant is strained by its popularity. It wouldn’t be the first time. Service was efficient but lacked warmth. Not what you expect at an Italian restaurant. Hopefully, they will find their center.

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food has absolutely nothing special for what they charge.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible selection, authentic Italian matched to 5 star service

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RI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gianfranco is the best. Great atmosphere food and service

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H
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was excellent. I am from NY and have it on my list when I go back. Restaurant was recommended by a friend who always goes there when he is in NYC. I also recommend it as a must try restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Authentic, very high end Italian- over the top price wise. Menu solid but not unusual, standard fare, wine list quite over-priced for the usual Italian Brunellos and Tuscans-did I say very inflated! The sommeliere's ego is clearly even bigger than the executive chef's!

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every person working there knew what they were doing, did it well, and with a smile. The food was excellent as well. Good wine list and good help choosing a wine. The only downside was the noise level... hard and flat floors and ceilinsg could use some attention from a sound consultant.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Excellent! Love food, atmosphere and service!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite NY Italian restaurant consistently excellent and innovative.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, extensive wine list, excellent service. Nivardo, our server, was attentive, helpful and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ravioli were tender and delicious. Veal piccata was cooked perfectly. Service was very attentive.

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D
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good, well made Italian cuisine. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive service. It won't blow your mind but you'll leave quite satisfied with the whole experience.

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D
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Meal, service and Place! We sure came back soon!

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J
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic as was the food! Great Italian wine list.

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C
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Last night was very disappointing and will probably not go back. For the money we paid for 3 people, which our bill came to over $500.00, service was terrible, it was like we were not there, they were waiting on other tables. The noise level was so loud we had a hard time talking to each other. The food was nothing to get excited about, not worth what we paid. I was expecting a much better experience with the service, food and ambiance.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Menu was limited. However the two items we chose were of very high quality and perfectly prepared.

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S
Montreal
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant but It would be nice if they could improve the chairs and the decor. Somewhat bland and looks passé.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great wine, great service! Love Il Gatto Pardo!

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HR
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, expensive but worth every penny. Attentive, professional staff. Welcoming maitre’d pleasantly in charge of the room insuring every guest has the best dining experience possible.

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely off the charts! From the moment you walk don the stairs to the moment you leave. The most professional staff in the city. Food, service and overall the best. This is our favorite go to place in NYC. It will always be our favorite. "Grandi persone fanno grandi alimenti." Grazie, Ciao

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T
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good authentic Italian dishes, some presentations a little off the beaten path but still familiar, good service, good wines. A bit pricy, but that's New York.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The service is outstanding and the menu is a delight

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CV
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed! Food was amazing.

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ER
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic small gem: cozy, charming, impeccable service and food to die for. Great experience.

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TM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, location and service. The food was exceptional and we feel right at home.
We’ll be back!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was pretty good! It is a very nice and quiet spot. Specially for romantic diners or anniversary celebration like us.

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E
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

goood food in a quiet room. very nice staff. wines are a bit too pricy

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