Il Gattopardo

4.7
1237 reviews
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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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BE
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, Italian cucina, fresh ingredients, creative dishes, perfect presentation, impeccable service. Thank you Lorenzo and all the others, you made this a very special evening! Marit & Bendik from Norway

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FD
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were phenomenal. My wife had the ravioli and they melted in her mouth. The service was phenomenal - there were many people swooping in and out taking care of everything. The waiter was excellent.

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MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! We go there every time we’re in NYC

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ML
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well hidden restaurant...outstanding food and ambience

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AD
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch menu and fine dining service. First visit will not be our last. For a delicious appetizer, try the parmagiano of zucchini. Carbonara was especially good. Entry level seating is just a bit tight, but appears to be much more "elbow room" in level below.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in an adult atmosphere. Worth the price for something special.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. One of us had the chicken, the other had lamb chops. Both very tender, cooked as requested. Service excellent without being obtrusive. Obviously enjoyed by locals

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JW
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service, atmosphere and menu were very good. Staff was very attentive and the food was well prepared.

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r
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply MAGNIFICENT! Everything about it. The best branzino my husband or I have ever eaten. The service was perfect...attentive and not too much. Heaven!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Not for the price of a glass of wine. Food is good, but not excellent. Price of entrees a little pricey for what you got.

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W
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and very good Italian food with a bit of inspiration. A nice find in Midtown

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JA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, loved the location, smbiance and service, and want to come again! Thank you so much!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. ZABAGLIONE is super.

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HJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always an enjoyable dining experience with great food. Really 4.5 stars.

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DA
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Gattopardo is just the best Italian restaurant that I have ever been to. All of the selections are really excellent However I have to give a edge to the risotto. I have had this on many occasions and it is always outstanding. The wine steward is very helpful in choosing the best wine for the food and not directing you towards the very expensive wines. The service could not be better and the entire staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

I loved the restaurant in it’s former location. Today. We were in a basement ante room by the kitchen for a $250 lunch. Please. GH

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mezze maniche with Nduja sausage is KING of pastas.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food.

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a
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super. great food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelentes comida y atención.
SANTIAGO, gran capitán de meseros.

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D
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely old world service rarely found today. Creative menu was very interesting, and the portions were surprisingly large. A very nice dining experience.

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DS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Good experience. Good ambience.

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SL
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Be certain to ask for seating in the main room. My first visit in November was outstanding. I thought the ambiance was great. Not so much in the back room. The food is excellent and the service is attentive. The only drawback on this visit was where we were seating. I will definitely return and asked the maitre'd to make a note on my profile regarding seating preference.
Buon gusto!

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FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasure to experience true Northern Italian influenced cuisine. A true gem.

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HH
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Generally excellent. A bit of a gaffe when the amuse bouche came after the antipasto had already been served, then the primi also came quickly. After that everything was perfectly paced. Food is outstanding. I found the lighting a tiny bit bright.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of NYC best Italian spots! Beyond amazing food, service and vibe.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always!

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BB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot. The bar is adorable. The dining room is minimalist in design, but it works well. The food and staff are terrific. Love it.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food , very loud environment . At times waited for refills from bottle of wine purchased. Just leave it on the table!!! Overall though food excellent !!!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure the cassata was sublime

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From entering Il Gattopardo to leaving, 2 and a half hours later !! (Exceptional in NY) The service and attention given to us was exceptional. We never felt that we were being "Rushed" to "Pay & Go" as happens in Theatre land NY @ 7 pm !
We must congratulate the manager and staff for making our visit THE MOST enjoyable experience we've had in the City !!! THANK YOU !!!

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The atmosphere is low key and elegant, and the servers are helpful but slow. That said, the food went from mediocre to inedible. The octopus in a pasta dish was hard and smelly. My chicken was flavorless. The bread at the start of the meal was hard. I don’t know how this establishment received such a high Zagat rating.

The real agony was the price‼️ Five star prices for 1 star food.

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Y
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to gather with friends and enjoy a totally fabulous meal and evening. Service is attentive but not overbearing and the food excellent. This is always a top choice for an Italian meal.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with excellent service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was tempted to grade low — out of selfish interest to avoid making it hard for me to get return reservations. Honesty override selfishness:

this is one of my favorites in NYC and one I always try to visit whenever I’m in the City. The food is terrific, the service excellent, the wine choices and recommendations perfect, the ambiance warm and happy, and the noise level moderate. The only reason for you not to go there would be to leave more space for me!!

I hope I don’t regret helping make them even more popular, although it is richly deserved.

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HA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful— more reasonable than expected

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with colleagues. Enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!!! Everyone was very nice!!!

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F
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed in our overall dining experience. We had booked this reservation based on our past terrific experiences at Il Gattopardo. We were given the least desirable tables, situated a noisy table of ten, even there were plenty of other options. The wine by the glass was pricey at $24 and the pour was skimpy. The food was nothing special.

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MG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good, but expensive.

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