Il Gattopardo

4.7
1279 reviews
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Dear Friends

It is with joy that we welcome you to Il Gattopardo at The Rockefeller Townhouses, our home at 13-15 West 54th Street. With the newly renovated space 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!

Paula & Gianfranco Sorrentino
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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - service. A little noisy but nothing more than you'd expect from a NY dinner experience.

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C
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious food. Great service. It’s go-to place for pre-theatre or a normal dinner. Love being there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same quality as Marea but without

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit NYC two or three times a year and always look forward to a fine meal with excellent service. Lucky to have Xavier again as waiter, though all are terrific. Broiled fish was tempting based on past meals, but we were happy with orichette special with tuna and olives. Calm, quiet, friendly, professional and always delicious.

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A very pleasant experience. Just one issue, a bit too noisy at the peak hour. I am a person of certain age so you must take my comment with a grain of salt. Next time I would ask for a more quiet table.

Staff knocked themselves out.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a most wonderful anniversary meal. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Great job!!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive service. It has now become my first choice restaurant when dinning in mid-town.

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HP
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what an excellent restaurant should be. Great good. Spot on service. Quiet, talk level atmosphere. .

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

On the evening that we went, the service was very slow for some unknown reason, whether they were short-handed or there were a few large parties before us. The staff apologized profusely and they gave us complimentary desserts. The pastas has good taste but were all undercooked — we were expecting al dente but all 3 pastas were under. The bone-in ribeye and the Dover sole were both excellent. All in all a good experience and we will go back but I’m hoping the pasta and the timing will be better next time!

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P
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Branzino perfectly done. We had a table in the middle of the restaurant, I would opt for one around the back or on the side. The wait staff is professional, attentive, and the food is really great. A wonderful experience.

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g
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very well prepared and service terrific!

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JM
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have dined here many times of the years, and it is always a fine experience. Service was a bit slow this time, but they seemed busy and perhaps they were short staffed. Always friendly and welcoming, food is great, and a nice wine list.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous. The restaurant setting was great. The service was slick and friendly
The ambiance was fabulous with the live Jazz duo
We had the specials and the food was just out of this world.
Next time we come to New York we will be booking ahead
As you can tell we loved it

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were good but the noise level was very high and iwe we’re almost shouting to hear each other.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous food and impeccable, low key service.

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a
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab - very Italian chic

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered all three of their specials for the evening: appetizer, pasta and main course. Every bite was fantastic. The waitstaff were extremely attentive. There wasn’t a minute that went by with my water low, wine glass under poured or a dirty plate uncleared. There’s a lot of Italian places to choose from in New York, but this one is worth returning (over and over again).

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EW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great experience- food is fabulous- had the branzino which was one of the best we have ever had, great wines by the glass if you do not want to order a bottle. Service is always warm and welcoming.

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B
New York Area
808 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been here for some time, for no particular reason. The food and service have maintained their quality and it remains a civilized dining experience.

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great and the service excellent. But it tool them almost 45 min' to bring our starters out and another 45 minutes to get the mains out (and we repeatedly asked them for both). What should have been a 75-90 minute dinner, turned to be way over 2 hours, of mostly waiting. everything was slow, even getting the check. At those prices, it is just not worth it. Not my first time there, not the first time i am disappointed for similar reasons, not going back again. Food is excellent though, albeit very expensive.

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MA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has never been less than excellent in over a dozen years of regular attendance.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us for dinner, all was excellent. In addition the restaurant had read my special request made through the open table app and had thoughtfully accommodated us.

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most authentic Italian food, service.
Gracious welcome and attention to special requests.

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SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business or romantic dinner. Service, food and selections including vegan options are incredible.

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good but the noise level was too high. My guest asked me to choose another restaurant next meal together

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff! Wonderful food!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorite spots. Always have several dinners here when visiting from Seattle.

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Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a enjoyable dining experience.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent curteous friendly service. Wonderful atmosphere. Food beutifully presented

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location and very nice room. However we thought it was very costly for average food. 34 for ravioli that was just fair left us unhappy

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice environment, great service and food, perfect!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our favorite Italian restaurant in New York.

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k
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lais was amazing. She created wonderful cocktails and provided excellent menu recommendations. The entire staff took great care to make certain we had a wonderful evening

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LN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Il G many times and it is always wonderful: welcoming, fun, excellent food, terrific location. It may be the best place in NYC to have lunch if you're visiting MOMA.

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r
Atlanta
313 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian in a city with many choices. Great location near Central Park South.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

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S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, like being in Italy. Wonderful service, attentive, great wine recommendations and helped us create a wonderful 3 course meal we could enjoy as we celebrated a friends birthday. We had the special salad (like a chicory) with the meatballs and a great special pasta. Fish is excellent as are all vegetable. The service is exquisite attentive and also provides space.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Best service I’ve experienced!

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KS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant every time I visit, delicious food, great wait staff/team and wonderful owner in Jean Franco. Can't wait to get back there soon.

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