Il Gattopardo

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Italian
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! Paula & Gianfranco Sorrentino
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4.6
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4.4
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w
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dear friend and I toured MOMA and followed our visit with lunch at this charming restaurant. We’ve been there in the past and, as usual, we were not disappointed!

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a reconnect with old friends !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous and delicious. Will return as soon as possible.

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The best culinary experience! We celebrated my birthday with a wonderful dinner and a wonderful waiter David!! The food is absolutely outstanding! We are Italian and we frequent this restaurant as often as we can, especially our birthdays and anniversaries. We love the ambience and the excellent service and the most delicious food❤️

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A bit noisy at lunch time but otherwise very good.
AlwaYs receive fantastic and authentic Italian service

TK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The dessert we had (delizia al limone) was very good. Everything else was just ok at best. Maybe we ordered wrong, but I couldn't recommend anything else we had (baccalà mantecato, broccoli romanesco, spaghetti with bottarga, rack of lamb). At this price point I expected better.

Service was fine. Ambiance would have been better if they hadn't put us at what was obviously the worst table they had (between a kitchen door and a server's station). My husband and I are 30 and it looked like we were the youngest people there without a parent.

If you do decide to give it a try I definitely wouldn't recommend booking on OpenTable. I don't think they have a good handle on the software. We saw another guy come in trying to get a table and get turned down, even though he pointed out that there were open reservations on OpenTable. Their excuse was that they were hosting a party downstairs that wasn't reflected in "the system".

T
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful every time we come here
Highly recommend this place

HT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

常連がおおそうな雰囲気でした。店員さんもすごく暖かく親切で、お料理もパンから全部美味しかったです。NYでお気に入りのお店の一つに加わりました。大切な人との食事などにも向いているレストランだと思います

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VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff! Terrific meal! I highly recommend this restaurant. Romantic outside seating as well !

h
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our granddaughter for a Friday lunch - outstanding food, cheerfully accommodated special requests, attentive but not intrusive service. We had a wonderful experience at Il Gattopardo.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Years Eve, a lovely festive evening with perfect jazz group

BF
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for NYE. The decorations were festive but classy (balloons etc). What i really liked was that, while they had "specials" on the menu, they didn't force you into a NYE prix fixe at an exorbitant price. We were shown a table in the lower level - i thought, "uh oh, basement!", but it was in a nice atrium area. Loved our waiter - from Sicily. Very personable - talked just enough and explained things well. I had 2 items from the specials. Started with tortellini in brodo - the broth was the best i have ever had: really intense and rich; followed this with ravioli with pheasant. Also very good. Husband had (i think) burrata, followed by farro lasagne - *very* flavorful/good. Brother had frisee salad w/ pancetta, followed by "The Leopard's classic Sicilian couscous with shellfish ragu. Dessert: zabaione. All were wonderful.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great Service mediocrity for foos

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The experience was pretty good, not great. The place is as loud as a lot of the reviews say. The food is pretty good, decent size portions. However I'd say that it's pretty overpriced for what you get, I mean it's good, but not great. So for the price you could find the same thing in NYC for %50 of this cost. The service which is what everyone rants and raves about was average at best. I'm 38 and had a hard time hearing the guy talk about talk about the specials. It also took 15-20 mins after we were sat for someone to come and take a drink order. We also recieved our appetizers well before our 1st drinks came and had to ask 2x for them. It could have totally been a off night, but for our experience it was average.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is nothing special. Service average at best. We had meatballs totally dry. Pasta had no flavor. If you don't know Italian food or like Olive Garden, then you might like the bland, uninspired food here.

PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice find.
Pricey, but outstanding service and food

M
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The experience started with the host telling me I didn’t have a reservation , then it was all downhill from there. The food was overpriced, barely average, the only positive was the table side service, which was good.

KD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!!! Fun, informative, helpful, engaging staff, phenomenal food, excellent atmosphere. Great night!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Weekend with Wife

LH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in New York! The food and service is wonderful.

JT
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service, great menu!

RO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this restaurant met our every expectation. The location, across from the MOMA is perfect. The ambience, in John Rockefeller’s brownstone, was sublime. The only issue is that it is a little pricey: drinks are $20 each, beer was $12-15 a bottle and entrees are $30. Other than some Manhattan price shock, all was well at Gattopardo!

B
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty good except for my wife’s chicken entree. She raves about the lobster salad but felt the chicken was too salty and dry. Not a cheap place but left full and happy .

LL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable pre-theatre cocktails and meal for a small group.

ND
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, wine options. Waiter went thru the special courses in a way that was hard to follow. Expensive.

LG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, as always, was attentive and genuine. The food - superb! What a lovely Christmas dinner.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine. A very enjoyable experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tutto top!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sono stata in questo ristorante a pranzo il 25 dicembre e tutto sommato siamo stati bene. Il cibo era buono ma molto americanizzato. Il ragù italiano e’ altro!

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OT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter has lived in NYC for 4 months now and Il Gattopardo has become her favorite Italian restaurant. I came from California to spend the holidays with her, she made sure I got to have the Gattopardo experience for myself.

FL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and magnificent food. Lots of options for fussy eaters. Very impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a nice restaurant whit a kind crew. Highly recommended.

f
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was awesome.

CL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the quality of the food. The service was excellent.

JA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaraunt with a good menu. Could use a bit more on the appetizers and sides. But satisfying.

DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unremarkable. Cold contemporary atmosphere

JG
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Il Gattopardo after we had a private birthday party and wanted to try the restaurant. The meal was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance is lovely. We will definitely return there.

CD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fettuccini with sweet sausage was delicious but restaurant was noisy on a Friday evening.