Il Gattopardo

4.7
1072 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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 1072 People Are Saying
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New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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GP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business dinner. It was perfect. We will be back. When booking I asked for a quiet and isolated table. We had it. The food was great. Service is discreet and efficient.

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RM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and chef. Delicious meals in an attentive atmosphere. We will return!

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V
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was great. Waiter was friendly and had conversations with us. Made us feel at home. I am on a strict eating regiment and they prepared my dinner as requested.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The event was a birthday the restaurant set !
Ill Gattopardo —
My 25 year background as a chef leads me to this review - which I have never done before.
Wine service was poor by the glass - my first mistake @ 20 dollars a glass.
Half opened bottle brought to the table pouring 20 bucks / sloppy. Keep it at the bar.
Appitzer super expensive 4 bites / poor presentation!
Entree was the better moment that I’ll Gattopardo had - rack of lamb very good - ordered med rare - came to table very close to raw - chewy because it was under cooked.
Veal dish of my guest was very good - old school clean tasty.
Over all defiantly not worth the $260 price tag for 2 people — and I don’t drink !! Lol

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always top-notch. Service excellent. Welcoming atmosphere. Intimate setting. Bravo!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant.
Accoustics are such that the noise level makes it difficult to converse

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BG
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancee and I were in town for the week and looking for some great Italian food. This restaurant was highly rated and a relatively short walk from our hotel on Central Park. The food was outstanding. The service was perfect; not hovering but there when we need the wait staff. Quiet dining, easy conversation partly because we ate early to get to a play and beat the rush. It was a great experience and we will be back. Brent & Deanna

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s
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled on this restaurant last year and it's just wonderful, a neighborhood gem, unfussy, comfortable and lovely. Great food, that's always fresh and delicious, with personable, yet stellar professional service, and the wonderful wines I've tried here have become my favorites. I could eat here every day.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Il Gattopardo for a Sat brunch for the jazz. Every single part of our experience was excellent!! I cant wait to return at our next trip to the city. The tomato soup with basil was amazing. We had the frittata and omelet, both which was tasty. The food was served fresh and hot and the staff is very attentive. The music was lovely. Highly recommend!

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WO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very special Midtown location withoutstanding food and service

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VC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very noise, waiters not friendly, bad cost-benefit ratio.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service! We went in for the dry-aged Rib-Eye we saw on the menu as we were strolling. Alas, we returned on a holiday Monday and they were out of it following the busy weekend. The dishes we selected were delicious and would have been a shame to miss. Branzino with escarole and olives was beautifully flavored moist and awesome as was the Clam Linguine. We'll be back.

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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious antipasto sampler that the chef selected and a light tasty pasta course before the entrées which were equally well prepared. The wine selection was perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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JK
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great at Gattapardo...almost like being in Milan. They are, however, not shy about their prices and raising them seemingly without reason. So be forewarned, but by all means go !

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CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite New York restaurants. Great food, service and ambiance.

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TT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been ages since we've visited, but it was worth the wait for our anniversary. Each course was a treat for our tastebuds, and the service was beyond stellar.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar across the menu. Traditional Neapolitan food. Wine list is impeccable and long. Favorites are zucchini parm, branzino, steak. But I rate the restaurant most highly on experience and front of the house treatment. The team is first rate and the ambience is as well.

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FB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant came high recommended and was spot on. Excellent food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at
Il Gattopardo. Our dinner and wine were exceptional as was the top notch service. This one of New York’s real restaurant gems, oozing an understated elegant sophistication. Gattopardo is a restaurant to take the special people in your life or important business clients. We look forward to our next dinner at Il Gattopardo. Bravo!!

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting and stylish but expensive for the quality of food served.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was absolutely delicious! Best we’ve had in a long time. Everyone is our party raved about each course. Service was attentive and pleasant. The atrium looks great but otherwise the ambience is lackluster, a shame as it is in a beautiful town house.

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We live in the city and never visited, received a recommendation and were pleased that we tried the place out. The service was excellent - I would have expected some acknowledgment since we flagged that we were celebrating an anniversary. Will be back.

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JV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Overpriced,food was nice but not fabulous.Wines also overpriced.Service nevertheless was very good.

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VL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The specials were perfect and the Ribeye was fantastic!

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CM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. The service is impeccable, the food never fails to delight and you are never rushed through your meal so they can flip a table. It is not inexpensive, but it is a wonderful dining experience that we always make sure we have plenty of time to enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been here four times. This is the first time I had a bad dish . Wheat pasta with mushrooms. The dish was rushed . No pasta . It was a plate of mushrooms. Main dishes have become very expensive. You have to go on a expense account only . That’s what all of the restaurant clients are anyway.

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LI
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited Il Gattopardo for brunch this past Sunday. As we expected, everything was delicious. I had the ravioli special....this is homemade and you can taste the difference...so light and perfectly prepared with a very light tomato basil sauce....yummmm. My husband chose the french toast, he loved it. The jazz musicians were great, just a lovely meal. The service is impeccable as well.

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here many times before, but the food this time was just mediocre, especially for the price.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is extraordinary . Great flavors. Service is on point. Waiter was very knowledgable about the wines and what would go well with the dishes we ordered.

Only thing I would like to see on my return visit is gluten free bread. They have gluten free pasta so why not the bread.

If you want an outstanding meal with service to match. Go!

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dine at Il Gattopardo when in NYC...never disappointed!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have enjoyed Il Gattopardo for years and always counted on a wonderful dining experience in every way.
On Friday night, we brought 2 friends viaiting from Italy. Our waiter kept pushing more appetizers/suggesting the more expensive bottles of wine. We knew what and how we wanted to order.
He didn’t seem to pay attention to what was going on at our table, pouring frizzante water into natural water glasses, pouring more wine into the glass of one guest who said she didn’t want anymore.
Two of us ordered the branzino which is typically brought to the table for display, as it is an impressive fish, and then taken away to be de-boned and put on plates to serve. Our waiter “walked by our table”, briefly lifting the fish up, not stopping and continued off with it to plate.
As I have said, we have always enjoyed Il Gattopardo but when we spend $500 for 4 to dine, we expect a more thoughtful experience.

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CT
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our must-go-to dinner restaurant in NYC. The staff, abundant but not hovering, knows without asking how you enjoy the food. (The waiter will ask once, but then is attentive to an eye or a hand.)

The cuisine is high Italian. Fish, branzino and the fruit de mare shellfish dish in our last visit, is exceptional. The eggplant risotto is a shareable starter, though you might not want to share.

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JA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Our waiter was overworked with at large party but still attentive. That large party was loud which was annoying. There is very little acoustical treatment in the restaurant. Even with this, we would recommend it.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Outstanding and recommend wholeheartedly.

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C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special branzino great and spring veg ravioli perfect! 2010 Chianti velvety smooth ! Xavier was one of THE best waiters in NYC! It has been a while since i was here but i will be back soon!!!!! Just fab!

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my lovely girlfriend to eat here for a romantic dinner for her 30th birthday. She loved it. I loved it. Food was delicious. Wine options

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food overall was excellent. Quality ingredients and well prepared. My burrata was excellent, fresh, light with very sweet melon for tatse. The pasta with clams was probably the best I’ve had outside of Italy and definitely better than the highly rated Italian restaurants in New York. My guests had the Bottarga pasta which was also al dente and very tasty.

Staff were courteous and friendly and the
service was impeccable throughout; always there when you needed something but not overbearing. The restaurant was modern and just about cosy but not oppulent. All in all a wonderful experience and a place I shall return to.

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DN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going there for at least 10 years and they never disappoint!

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