Il Gattopardo

4.6
1193 reviews
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Italian
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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was extraordinary but for the voluble woman at the table behind me who never stopped talking

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our first Valentine's Day here 10 years ago, we ate here the night of our engagement 4 years ago, and just went back again this Valentine's Day. If I moved out of the state, or even the country, I'd make it a point to come back here as much as possible. The food is consistently incredible, every bite down to the last. And the service is absolutely perfect. Wonderful, kind staff. Great atmosphere. Don't miss this place!

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OT
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really excellent experience. Wonderful food, professionally served, in a delightful atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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PP
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentine day

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always great, as is the service. Unfortunately, we had a table by the kitchen door, and although we did not complain, several other couples asked to move.

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J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have dined here, as well as Leopard at Des Artistes, many times. Both locations never disappoint. Everything was perfect for a wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Always excellent!

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WW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. A little below the radar screen but arguably one of the finest in NYC.

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C
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not dined at Il Gattopardo in quite some time. I forgot what an excellent restaurant it is. The menu is varied and reasonably priced for NYC. All appetizers and entrees we had were well prepared and amply portioned. The wait staff was also on its game. A very nice evening at a convenient midtown location.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine list, food, service and ambiance. Have taken several personal and business colleagues who all enjoyed it as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was generally very good, except my fish entree was over cooked.

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P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the burrata and tomato special and it was amazing. It was served with roasted peppers, very tasty. I had the branzino special, extremely moist, sweet and deboned, perfect. My husband had the veal scallopini which was also very well done. The waiter recommended an amazing Sicilian wine that matched perfectly. Great restaurant, can’t wait to go back.

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

This was a remarkable experience... from the food to the service to the ambiance. We attended the Jazz Brunch, the entertainment was at an appropriate noise level and the musicians were talented. We shared the burrata appetizer with roasted peppers and tomatoes, which was delicious. My partner and I were both delighted with our main course choices, the eggs Benedict and the spaghetti alla carbonara, respectively and we shared the zabaglione with fresh berries for dessert. Can't wait to return!

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P
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Lunchtime is busy and really loud. Service quite unprofessional. Food divine

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LG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed the bar area and cocktails. It was a great way to start what would be a wonderful dining experience!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date. Understated and classy, friendly attentive service. I'll be back.

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

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful! Food, atmosphere, friendly and competent staff.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meatball appetizer was fantastic as was the ravioli. Entree choices a little limited and small portions but the taste was great. Be prepared to spend at least $75 on a bottle of wine. Service was superb. Overall, pricey but if that is not an issue, highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite good and interesting Italian cooking with classy service. Although a pleasant low level of noise, it is a bit pricey, so most appropriate for a business lunch.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

impeccable service, quiet yet cozy with outstanding, homemade pasta. Very authentic.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very good food great service terrible interior design. The dining room is in a townhouse but looks like it was decorated by someone whose day job is decorating office space. Remodeling the the room would go a long way toward improving the overall experience

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a
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, We had special requests for our daughter and they did it without a problem

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PJ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, etc. was fabulous!!! Can't wait to come back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisita la comida.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class place. The service was excellent and food was top shelf relish.

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DP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Attentive yet not intrusive service! Excellent meal!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Comida muy exquisita

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe it was an off-night for the Chef, but the food was sub-par. I ordered the veal and it was tough and lacked flavor. My friend ordered a combination seafood dish and it was overcooked. This was a birthday celebration Service was OK, nothing extraordinary. I don't mind paying for a good meal --- this one stung a bit.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food. Always a pleasure. Wish we could come more frequently. Really high quality fish. Happy to be back!

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KS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, despite the strictures of the traditional Italian menu. Calm and elegant ambiance. Warm and welcoming service from a knowledgeable and sensitive waiter. Will come again!

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UW
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always with elegance. From selection of wines to cheese to waiter's knowledge and services.

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BS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting New York for Christmas and decided to have Christmas dinner here. A great selection! The food and service were excellent.

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AM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Very unhappy. Food poor. Service ok.
Overall disappointing.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service not correct...

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T
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Neopolitan cuisine that never fails to please. Reservations are a must

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Brunch/Unique and Delicious. Outstanding service. Very special Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible and we loved everything we had!

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive great food with delicious fresh fish

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always exceptional as is the service! It was incredibly busy due to the holiday and therefore somewhat noisy. It is one of my favorite go to restaurants, the food never disappoints!

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L
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed this restaurant so much that I have visited twice in the last month. The food is outstanding. I had the thin-sliced sea bass served on greens. It was light and fresh! Service is attentive. It tends to be more quiet which is great for a night chatting with friends or business associates.

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