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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What 1402 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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DW
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic in every way. Staff and food were top of the line. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good.

D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Arrived at the restaurant slightly ahead of reserved time and get seated immediately. The service was warm and professional. Food was presented nicely and with great quality.
I will re-visit again when I'm in New York City.

TF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Much too expensive for the food that we received. The Dover sole was bland and almost everything we ordered was subpar. The only redeeming feature was the service. This restaurant was recommended to me but I would not recommend it to anyone else.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was quite good — food, service, ambience — but too pricey. The waiter should state the price of the specials. We ordered several specials: a simple salad appetizer was $19, ravioli was $33, and turbot was $59. Two persons each ordered one appetizer, one entree and coffee. The tab was $171 before tip. But we did enjoy it. My cafe Americano ($9) was really good!

d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely place to meet friends in midtown. It's an up-to-date yet old-fashioned Italian restaurant. Great, professional waiters; delicious food; and a nice contemporary vibe. Plus, you can even hear the people you're dining with!

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and very attentive service .
Not the usual Italian .

ON
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding, just a pasta order was a little under cook, not al dente.

D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Branzino was a little overcooked but still nice. Skimpy on the white truffles and very noisy at least the evening we were there. Great wine list and neat little bar area. I’d give it another shot but there’s a LOT of great Italian in New York.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Beaucoup trop de bruits insupportable!
Attention au service boissons, ils réservent sans cesse et poussent à la consommation

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NL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Great service. No atmosphere. Food is very pricey for lunch and just fair. Nothing special. We were very disappointed.

n
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fabulous for our visit to NYC! Beware, the dress code is a little elevated and if you dress casually you will feel out of place. Most dishes are priced reasonably. Food was delicious. Service was incredible. Overall, a very special experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top to bottom amazing experience

M
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and authentic

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Rock band in basement. Not the best of service. Thanks for free dessert. You still charged me for the soup

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noise allowed to be to great....cannot return. They could add ceiling softeners.......

WA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good - people are great setting was very nice

TM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the loveliest restaurants. The service, and I cannot say this enough, is impeccable and welcoming. The mark of a great restaurant is foreseeing the needs of customers. Well done. We loved every bite too! Perfect evening!

M
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time! First for lunch and now for dinner. We will return when we return to NYC.

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Read about this place on several websites, all ranking this establishment in the top ten places to have Italian in NYC. I reserved a table for my wife and I for our 10th wedding anniversary weekend. Honestly, I’m not sure why they are so highly regarded. We had reservations for 5pm. Upon arrival, we had to wait 10-15 minutes to be seated, although they had just opened. When we were seated, the service we were treated to was less than expected. It took around 15 minutes for our server to take our order. As our wine glasses set empty, we actually had to ask for a wine list for them to be refilled. Not something that I would ever expect from an upscale Italian restaurant. The food was mediocre. I had the seafood couscous and my wife had the Halibut. In the middle of our meal, the restaurant manager brought out two different appetizers (?) that the wait staff had forgot to bring out. No explanation of either one. My wife and I are both ova-pescatarian. The first was a croquet that was filled with meat. Not something we would order. The second was a pastry puff that was filled with an unknown substance that tasted more like dog food (sorry, just being honest). Once our plates had been taken and we said that we were done, we had to wait at our table with empty water glasses (!) and ask to get our check. We were not impressed at all with this restaurant. Both of us expected more. Both of us were disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent, except that the duck was a touch over cooked. Just a touch but still, at a place of this general caliber.... Great service. A bit noisy at first, got better as the evening wore on. Expensive.

NW
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always - super lamb and great service

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food and service does not justify the price. Won’t be going back.

SD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in an elegant surrounding. Their pasta dishes are perfectly prepared and the service is attentive.

e
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a warm & wonderful evening out celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The staff was friendly and attentive making our meal that much more special and the food was deliciously authentic Italian!

D
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Gattopardo is an excellent restaurant all around. The food is amazing! While they are absolutely entitled to be pretentious, they are not. The service is excellent yet warm and friendly. Their staff is some of the most knowledgeable I've ever encountered.

SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific, my manager's favorite place and now it's mine. The food was superb as the service! Highly recommend it.

T
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Flavours were out of this world and the service was top notch!

P
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz Brunch
The Jazz brunch is a must. You can order amazing breakfast food like ricotta pancakes or something from their regular menu. The butternut squash stuffed tortellini in pistachio butter sauce was delicious. The sauce was creamy and buttery, just right. We had a perfect Italian white wine to accompany finishing off a great Sunday meal. Service is impeccable and the jazz is perfect.

AZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Beautiful setting in a townhouse in midtown. We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The owner worked with us on a busy Saturday night with friends coming in from out of town who's flights were delayed. He moved our reservation to a better time for us; still in the height of dinner hour. Food was incredible. Service was friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.

BV
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cuisine was authentic southern Italian, creative and delicious. The portions were ample and the service was great. The wine list had a nice range of Italian (and other) wines, but be prepared to spend at least $100 to get a recent vintage Barolo or Barbaresco, and much more from anything with cellar time.

JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff could not be more welcoming and informative, and of course the food superb. First time here and definitely will be my go to for a great evening out.

e
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is always outstanding.

CR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant several times over the past several years and it never disappoints. The food was beyond delicious, the service wonderful and the atmosphere elegant but not intimidating.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class in all aspects

L
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUtstanding service and menu. Quiet back area. superb fresh tomato sauce - on special eggplant ravioli. Delicious radiccio salad, as was plain greens salad. Whole fresh sole beautifully prepared. And the fruit plate and the cassata Siciliano to finish. Wish they had an outpost in San Francisco.

PL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I really love this restaurant, because of the food and atmosphere. However, if you remove one of those things, then the experience is greatly diminished. We ate there on Friday and our table of 6 needed to be extended to an 8 which, to their credit, the restaurant happily accommodated at short notice. However, we were very disappointed to find that our party was banished to the basement. The basement is a very odd space because it is split into two spaces: a traditional basement space, and then leading off that, an atrium. We were walked through the completely empty basement, into the atrium to sit with just two other tables that finished early and left us alone. Furthermore, it was very poorly lit, cold, lacked any form of ambience, and had the added bad luck of poor acoustics. We felt like the poor relations that no one wanted to sit with. Food was delicious as always, but I sincerely suggest you request to sit upstairs - for $125 a head, this was a disappointing evening.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Excellent menu and wine list.

DW
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. A must destination for anyone in Manhattan. Lorenzo is a hands on presence throughout The Leopard!!

M
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and atmosphere.