Il Gattopardo

4.6
1051 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 246-0412
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Vito Gnazzo
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave & 6th Ave.
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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
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

IL GATTOPARDO CATERING runs a highly personalized catering department, which serves many local and international clients. A variety of special menus is carved to meet the unique profile of each individual event, as well as rental, special decor, floral arrangements, and printed needs.

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What 1051 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Interesting and stylish but expensive for the quality of food served.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious! Best we’ve had in a long time. Everyone is our party raved about each course. Service was attentive and pleasant. The atrium looks great but otherwise the ambience is lackluster, a shame as it is in a beautiful town house.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We live in the city and never visited, received a recommendation and were pleased that we tried the place out. The service was excellent - I would have expected some acknowledgment since we flagged that we were celebrating an anniversary. Will be back.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Overpriced,food was nice but not fabulous.Wines also overpriced.Service nevertheless was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The specials were perfect and the Ribeye was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. The service is impeccable, the food never fails to delight and you are never rushed through your meal so they can flip a table. It is not inexpensive, but it is a wonderful dining experience that we always make sure we have plenty of time to enjoy.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Been here four times. This is the first time I had a bad dish . Wheat pasta with mushrooms. The dish was rushed . No pasta . It was a plate of mushrooms. Main dishes have become very expensive. You have to go on a expense account only . That’s what all of the restaurant clients are anyway.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We visited Il Gattopardo for brunch this past Sunday. As we expected, everything was delicious. I had the ravioli special....this is homemade and you can taste the difference...so light and perfectly prepared with a very light tomato basil sauce....yummmm. My husband chose the french toast, he loved it. The jazz musicians were great, just a lovely meal. The service is impeccable as well.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I have eaten here many times before, but the food this time was just mediocre, especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food is extraordinary . Great flavors. Service is on point. Waiter was very knowledgable about the wines and what would go well with the dishes we ordered.

Only thing I would like to see on my return visit is gluten free bread. They have gluten free pasta so why not the bread.

If you want an outstanding meal with service to match. Go!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Always dine at Il Gattopardo when in NYC...never disappointed!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We have enjoyed Il Gattopardo for years and always counted on a wonderful dining experience in every way.
On Friday night, we brought 2 friends viaiting from Italy. Our waiter kept pushing more appetizers/suggesting the more expensive bottles of wine. We knew what and how we wanted to order.
He didn’t seem to pay attention to what was going on at our table, pouring frizzante water into natural water glasses, pouring more wine into the glass of one guest who said she didn’t want anymore.
Two of us ordered the branzino which is typically brought to the table for display, as it is an impressive fish, and then taken away to be de-boned and put on plates to serve. Our waiter “walked by our table”, briefly lifting the fish up, not stopping and continued off with it to plate.
As I have said, we have always enjoyed Il Gattopardo but when we spend $500 for 4 to dine, we expect a more thoughtful experience.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This is our must-go-to dinner restaurant in NYC. The staff, abundant but not hovering, knows without asking how you enjoy the food. (The waiter will ask once, but then is attentive to an eye or a hand.)

The cuisine is high Italian. Fish, branzino and the fruit de mare shellfish dish in our last visit, is exceptional. The eggplant risotto is a shareable starter, though you might not want to share.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was very good. Our waiter was overworked with at large party but still attentive. That large party was loud which was annoying. There is very little acoustical treatment in the restaurant. Even with this, we would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Consistently Outstanding and recommend wholeheartedly.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Special branzino great and spring veg ravioli perfect! 2010 Chianti velvety smooth ! Xavier was one of THE best waiters in NYC! It has been a while since i was here but i will be back soon!!!!! Just fab!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Took my lovely girlfriend to eat here for a romantic dinner for her 30th birthday. She loved it. I loved it. Food was delicious. Wine options

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food overall was excellent. Quality ingredients and well prepared. My burrata was excellent, fresh, light with very sweet melon for tatse. The pasta with clams was probably the best I’ve had outside of Italy and definitely better than the highly rated Italian restaurants in New York. My guests had the Bottarga pasta which was also al dente and very tasty.

Staff were courteous and friendly and the
service was impeccable throughout; always there when you needed something but not overbearing. The restaurant was modern and just about cosy but not oppulent. All in all a wonderful experience and a place I shall return to.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I have been going there for at least 10 years and they never disappoint!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great ravioli! Veal was delicious too.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Perfectly nice food and good service but at this price I expect the food to be a cut above. You are competing with the best at this price level and it was okay but nothing more.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Fantastic italian food. A seasonal menue with at least six specials in additional. Everyone in this restaurant speaks italian, and the servers are intimately familiary with the wine list.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

I wish that they enforced a dress code. It’s hard to enjoy a special occasion when other patrons are in sneakers and shorts. For this level of service and for these prices I would have liked everyone to be nicely dressef

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

II Gattopardo is simply great food and perfect for a date, business, or to enjoy the quality of a New York restaurant. Cozy, classy, fine.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Everything was lovely and delicious

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Food was excellent and the service was tops. My date and I had a lovely time. We will return for sure.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very good dinner and service.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Wonderful staff, delicious food in an intimate setting. Great value for a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food is excellent and service good. Seating is comfortably spaced. However no fixed price lunch

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Very pleasant, outstanding service, excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I love this restaurant for business or personal. Beautiful space and the inside and small outside dining areas are lovely. Great small bar with its own room is terrific surprise as is their large private dining space below. Food and service is excellent. Recommend all their salads, branzino, lasagnas and vegetable sides (escarole with raisins and olives my favorite). Beautiful wine list (mostly Italian). I think it’s the nicest Italian restaurant in that neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I just love this restaurant, the food and the space alike. And the service is warm and professional, they are well staffed. Both the outdoor patio tables and inside is great. Lovely little bar and bar room. Highly recommend the branding, lasagne and all the upscale salads work well.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Always a pleasure to have a business or personal lunch/dinner in Ill Gottopardo. Great food and service. Convenient location. Have been coming here for many years.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing in every way. Going back this friday!

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

In just 3 years, this place has gone from hero to zero.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I was disappointed in this restaurant. It was very highly rated, but the food was, at best, just OK. It was extremely expensive, even by NY standards. I would not go back, nor would I recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The day didn’t start well.. there was a fire alarm, but the food was really terrific and the service all you could hope for

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Nice place , great food .

The location is very special.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Il Gattopardo is a neighborhood gem located in a historical townhouse on 54th st. Convenient to all major transportation and cultural venues. The ambiance is elegant and reserved, great for family dinners and mature evenings. Our dinner for 4 came out to $179 excluding tax and only two of had drinks. The dishes are presented beautifully with stellar, white glove service. Great for gluten-free diners, vegetarians, and meat lovers. Can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in New York. Great service, great wine, great food.

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