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About Il Gattopardo

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

13-15 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm;
Lunch / Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm,

Sunday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
5th Ave & 6th Ave.

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 246-0412

Website:
http://www.ilgattopardonyc.com/

Catering:
Il Gattopardo runs a busy Catering Department which offers highly personalized full off-site event services for business and private customers. Amongst our regulars: the Italian Chamber of Commerce in New York, the Italian Consulate in New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Italian Culinary Academy, the Association of Italian-American Women in New York, Benetton USA, FIAT USA, the Museum of Modern Art, the Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Cartier, Marian Goodman Gallery, etc.

Parking Details:
The 1345 Garage:


101-41 West 54th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, on the left side of the street, under the Ziegfeld Theater)

(212) 245-8708

Gallant Parking
1330 Avenue of the Americas
Entrance by 53rd Street and 54th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
(212) 586 0169

Executive Chef:
Vito Gnazzo

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Private Dining

Our three restaurants - the flagship space IL GATTOPARDO, the rustic Italian enoteca MOZZARELLA & VINO, and the romantic NYC landmark THE LEOPARD at des Artistes - are dedicated to serving the highest quality authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm, professional hospitality.

Il Gattopardo Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Business Meals (30)
Authentic (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Romantic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Great for Lunch (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Late-night Find (10)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Visiting NYC for my husbands birthday and were double booked at another restaurant. Caught in a bind, we found Il Gattopardo on a list of great pre-theater restaurants in Midtown. The dinner ended up being the best meal I have ever had. Unfortunately, I am unable to share the dish I had because the waiter had recommended it and I never even saw it on the menu. It was heavenly. The wine list was great and the dessert menu was divine. The staff was attentive and saw to it that we had a great evening.

The setting is great and the food is so authentic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A terrific lunch, very attentative and warm staff, delicious food wonderful space

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Underwhelming food and service in nice atmosphere with average but slow service at a premium price. Noise level simply unacceptable for normal conversation. Would never return, nor recommend to anyone.

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food2
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and excellent service made for an awesome meal.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Tapas
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was disappointing. The two welcome appetizers they provided were dull and not tasty. Regular menu ok. Entrees were satisfactory but given the pricing, disappointing.
Seemed to be mostly business groups.
Would not book again

Tags: Good for Groups
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A very fine authentic southern Italian dining experience. Dishes were delicious; service was excellent

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a lovely night out on the town. The food and wine was amazing. I highly recommend the Veal Loin and Halibut. Enjoy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

One of my favorites. Greeting is always so welcoming and friendly. The food never disappoints.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food. Recommended anytime.

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food5
ambience2
service4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Unbelievable from start to finish!
Authentic and genuine Italian with the same vibe as Italy.
The food is for particular foodies and it won’t disappoint.
Wine complimented the food and was recommendation from our waiter.
Grazie for an unforgettable experience

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We go often and it is always great.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The unique uncomfortable situation was at the reception when the Maître tried to place us in a bad table, close to the door in a freezing windy day, having available tables best located, even if I had done the reservation almost one month before. But the rest was perfect, the waiters, the food, the ambiance, etc.

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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Seafood ravioli was not fresh and had a foul smell. Restaurant is located in the garden level and the basement of the building, the restaurant lacks the ambience of the historic building.

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food1
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing restaurant with autentic foood
A must go in midtown

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We love this place, returning year after year on our annual NYC trips. Inventive cuisine, spectacular service.

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food5
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service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All very good!

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food5
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent place to enjoy an Italian inspired meal with terrific service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall, I thought it was overpriced, even for New York City. I had the roast pork with braised broccoli rabe. I am not that familiar with southern Italian food, but this dish as uninspired. The pork was tender but not very flavorful. The broccoli rabe was good. My wife had the seafood risotto and we both thought it to be very, very good. I would certainly recommend that dish. Overall, I think that next time we will eat at Bistro Milano again. That restaurant is only half a block away and the food and wine present a better overall value with an excellent experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was part of our daughters Xmas present after seeing Jersey Boys!

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Although it was okay, the price was high for the experience. We have enjoyed their sister restaurant next door so we expected more.

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food3
ambience3
service3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our Christmas lunch began with a salad of wonderfully dressed wild chicory ("Puntarelle") followed by broiled Dover sole and a bottle of Pallagrello bianco...magnifico!

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very arrogant personnel, tried to put us on the worst table of a completely empty restaurant just because we were with a child. Disrespectful to say the least.

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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely delighted. The Christmas Menu were perfect. We had a great experience.

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food5
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service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great time at il Gattopardo (The Leopard) Christmas Eve. Highly Recommend and we will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice ambiance and the food was really great! it was a bit chilly but everything else was very good. Congratulations!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We dine here every time we’re in NYC, having stumbled on Il Gattopardo quite by accident at its original location 10 years ago. Never disappointed and the food and service are excellent.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dinner and service were excellent. We have chosen this spot for several years when visiting NYC
during the Christmas holidays. A quiet retreat with excellent food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

They made us feel super special and te food was FANTASTIC!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Just excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Wonderful selection of authentic Italian dishes with a touch of creativity. We had a zucchini parmigiana (not eggplant) with smoked mozzarella which was light and very tasty. I also had fabulous butternut squash soup and my husband enjoyed his paccheri pasta with Genovese sauce. The staff was attentive and friendly. The owner, Gianfranco, is always welcoming and charming. Such a civilized gem in midtown. We love the Leopard as well !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is the real deal. The service was exceptional, the food fantastic, and the Italian wine list was extensive. They know their stuff. I would go back in a heart beat. We were dining pre-theater and had plenty of time. Great for a dinner meeting, or an intimate night for two.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Staff was friendly and the food was wonderful! Homemade pastas made you feel you were in Italy!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was second to none. The staff was exceptional. The guest chef and owner were beyond wonderful. What a magnificent dinner!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was exceptional, except for the ambiance...it was all white & beige, not one picture on the walls, no color anywhere...very austere.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food. Very fresh. Wine list was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

First time, not last... May even become a regular! Delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always impeccable service and delicious food!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was excellent and my wife loved it which was all that mattered as it was her birthday

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere, service, wine and food are all incredible

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