Il Gattopardo

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$50 and over
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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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JohnP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good Service

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BBRR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

A favorite restaurant for many years.
This time it was for an important business lunch.
They messed up the reservation and gave our table to someone else, which they admitted to doing. Instead they seated us at the table opposite the kitchen door. Worst in the restaurant. Did nothing to apologize or make up for it. Restaurant was not crowded so no reason for it. Very disappointing and very unlike their usual attentiveness. Waiter didn't even try to smile. Will think twice next time.

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vipmetropolitaine
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was professionally served and we enjoyed our meals. I had a special of St Peters fish that was cooked on the bone and filleted before it was served. A crispy salad of lettuces and carrots was a light and fresh way to start off the meal. Our waiter, who was delightful, gave us excellent wine advice. The room became a little bit noisy as more diners arrived but all in all it was a serene and elegant dinner.

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vipFoodie60
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Enzo was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was my 3rd time to eat here. The food was a real disappointment this time. I ordered a salad and it seemed tasteless. It just had no taste. I think I was the first salad. My entree was ok, but not anything special. I had lasagna.
My husband ordered octopus and said it was a disappointment, as well. His fish entree was very good. He had cod. We stayed at the Peninsula around the corner, so it was a nice walk and thought it would be a great choice for us, but the quality of the food was not up to par and not worth the high prices at all.
Sorry to say, but think you need to know.

LC
vipLeslieC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two small children with us and the staff was very accommodating to meet their needs. We were there for the Sunday jazz brunch and it was great. Wonderful place for romantic dinner for two or a family outing. They make everyone feel special.

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vipdavidk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and wonderful with fresh ingredients and creative displays. Wine was from Italy and was a great complement to the dishes.

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vipLouieDel
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One word EXCELLENT!!!!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent Northern Italian restaurant. Nice variety of pasta, meat and fish. Very interesting pastas - somewhat out of the ordinary fare. Service is wonderful and the place is pretty quiet, so it's good for a romantic dinner or a business meeting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good Italian, a must go in NYC.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, glad we chose to come here

HJ
vipHappyJ13
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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string
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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NicholasA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsalemwitch
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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FranA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRandyC
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service in New York

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vipJTJF
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SG
vipSammyG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible, atmosphere was nice, service was good

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ChristineM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Valentine’s day

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BradleyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipSkipBuzz
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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NJFitz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!!

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DickR
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.

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christie
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.

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vipWineGuy
New York Area
14 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!

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipAaronM
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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vipGeorgeI
New York Area
19 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.

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Medictommy
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.