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 and Gianfranco Sorrentino
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4.6
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4.4
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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, glad we chose to come here

HJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi is a marvelous host.
The Burrata special is to die for!
The wait staff is attentive and helpful.
We love Il Gattopardo!

s
Montana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The risotto lobster special was a disappointment..the mushroom soup was flat

NA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Gatopardo continues to be an exquisite restaurant. We love everything about it!

s
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

perhaps brunch isn't gattopardo's sweet spot, as the offerings were definitely pedestrian, and also "east-side priced." even the carbonara--which should have no excuses in an italian restaurant--was overly salty and a mingey serving at that.
all that said, however, the two desserts we had (there were 4 of us), were delicious, as were the cappuccinos we ordered with them. AND the restaurant is right across the street from the 54th st entrance of MoMA, which makes it very convenient for a museum-going afternoon.

FA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was outstanding I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

RC
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service in New York

JT
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance, great menu, and great Saturday brunch with talented classical guitarists playing delightful, subtle, music.

SG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ok the food was honestly good not great especially for the price BUT the service and ambiance were awesome and the wine was solid.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible, atmosphere was nice, service was good

CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not great, given the high prices. Seated promptly and the service was good.

How do you make octopus taste like chicken?
Duck was chewy
Sliced bass was dry.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Valentine’s day

BL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Granted it was Valentine’s Day so I didn’t mind waiting an extra 20 minutes to be seated. We were however seated downstairs at the entrance of the steps which was not decorated and very uninspiring. The back area certainly looks more inviting and romantic. The waiter was very nice. My $20 glass of Nebbiolo was a wine I would never order again. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. Since we shared it they were kind enough to present it on two separate plates which was very nice. My wife ordered a lobster risotto but the pieces of lobster or more like microscopic flakes that were smaller than the risotto itself which was undercooked and hard. And It didn’t have much flavor. We did mention it to the waiter when he asked how things were and he did make an attempt to try to fix but we wanted the order done right the first time.

I ordered the meatloaf that was just meh at best but it was $40. I expect $40 meatloaf to be better.

The front of house seemed slammed at the beginning given the holiday and they did a good job of managing people. But I would never go back and nor would my wife.

JF
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming one of the truly great restaurants in New York. This is our third time there, and each time the food has been wonderful, the service superb, and ambiance beautiful. Terrific!

B
New York Area
841 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food, the wine, the service (both wait and bus staff) were very good. Little touches like bringing the bottle to the table for wine by the glass and dividing an appetizer in the kitchen add to the quality of dining.

SB
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Polished, sleek, long-standing restaurant housed in the lower levels of a Rockefeller townhouse behind MOMA. Host welcome pleasant but perfunctory and distracted. Vibe is pleasant and busy, mostly pre-theater crowd. Food is excellent ..... gnocchi appetizer (special), John Dory for 2 with broccoli rabe (special) ....simple but top notch. Wine selection is very large, broad, and priced to appeal to a varied clientele .... a number of bottles under $100. Service is pleasant, professional, not overbearing, yet sometimes inattentive. Pricing boarders on the ridiculous .... $45 for gnocchi?, $140 for fish for 2 ??? With wine, tax, and tip you're approaching $500 for 2 . It's good but not that good! Recommended with caution on price.

NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing Valentines Day dinner here before seeing Josh Groban! The food was absolutely amazing! The only thing that was even better was the attention we received from all of the wait staff! Everyone made us feel very special, all were attentive to our every need. We will be back in a few weeks when we will be returning for another NYC event for sure! This is a restaurant worth the price of any selection on their menu!!! Simply amazing!!

DR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food. Extremely good service. Our waiter was incredibly helpful with recommendations on the food and wine.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have returned to Il Gattopardo many times over the years and have always had a wonderful experience. The staff are very attentive and the food is fantastic.

WG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably NYC's finest Italian restaurant hands down, period! Everything is always perfect including the warmth of the owner Gianfranco. Please, do not let too many people know about this absolute gem of a restaurant. Only tell you BEST friends!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and generous portions. Excellent service and very special atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place will be worth every penny spent. I will forever be taking my wife here when we visit New York City. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and patient. The ambiance of the restaurant feels above a five star rating. And the food itself is absolutely incredible.

AM
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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GI
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Il Gattopardo. Luigi welcomed us warmly and Enzo took outstanding care of us. This restaurant continues to be a favorite, and never disappoints.

M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was obviously made by chefs who care deeply about their craft. The service was very attentive and never intrusive or, mercifully, snooty. The ambiance understated and comfortable. When the check arrives one must remember that value does not equate to price.

r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a wonderful experience!
The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is perfect.
Everyone here is warm and welcoming.

j
Seattle
152 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch.
Service excellent, friendly, professional.
Food excellent.
Venue very nice/calming.
Would return, well done!

VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The broccoli romanesco recetta had no condiment, just raw broccoli with a few anchovies on top. Tasteless.
Pasta was a gigantic portion of spaghettini in clam sauce. There was so much pasta that you could not even taste the sauce again. And the served a spoon with it like "real Italian" style. Very disappointing experience.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, wine, and service. The suggestions were spot on, the pasta cooked perfectly. So glad we decided to try this place.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waiter service was excellent. Maitre d’ was indifferent to unknowns and fawning to regulars. Overpriced: $18 for a simple salad! Absurd. We both had fish, outstanding. Well prepared and well presented.

DW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, extremely welcoming atmosphere. Waitstaff extremely attentive. Good for special occasions.

e
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience2

Great brunch but the music and loud talking was a bit distracting.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just om

EC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner with the most outstanding service! We will be sure to return the next time we are in the city!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food delicious as always table not ready and sat in the bar

FF
New England
54 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Will be back.

p
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We very much enjoyed our meal as well as the wine (barbaresco). However, the noise level was quite high. In the past, I attended the original layout of your restaurant. The ambiance was a bit more pleasant where it was possible to have conversation.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the high standards this restaurant sets for itself. The food from their talented kitchen is always first rate. The service is outstanding as well. I have never been disappointed in my many visits to this fine restaurant.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was beyond our expectations, from the food quality to th service, to the
music! excellent experience! "I love the relaxed feel of this place
the fresh made pasta, the treats from the chef served on each table,.
Grace/ New Jersey

m
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem, not to be missed!