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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Business Meals (32)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Authentic (27)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great and interesting food...every time. I️ eat here every time I️ am in NYC. Fresh apps. Fabulous pastas that are cooked properly. Very professional and efficient service. Excellent wine list. Expensive but worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

A nice garden-level restaurant. A quirky interior from the 1970s and a pleasant staff make for a most pleasant meal.
Great Italian menu featuring appetizers, a pasta course and a main course, though you’re not obliged to order from all three courses.
We had a great time and enjoyed a full featured experience.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Delicious food, great elegant!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I at the last minute decided to duct into Il Gattopardo for an early dinner. We had never been before, nor heard of it. It is located on the ground floor of a beautiful townhouse. The atmosphere : there is a small cozy bar upfront when you enter. Perfect for a cocktail, or while you wait for your table. The restaurant is el-shaped. The front part is more open, while the back a little tight. We sat in the back area, which was fine, but get the front seating if you're on a date (we were two girlfriends hanging out). The food was very good. We questioned if one item on the menu was "in season" and the waiter not only asked the chef, but the chef came out to chat with us as well. Great service! It can get a tic noisy, but not so much that you can't hear your dinner partners.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Dark seat where we were put. Next to a big family. Hard to understand waiter. Food was ok but was a disappointment as I had asked a friend where in the City we should eat and after le Bernardin was this was second choice. Would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was very good but nothing was outstanding. The best dish was the eggplant side dish. The porchetta was flavored very well but was dry and a little over cooked. The wine was very impressive but stupid over priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delightful! Quiet, relaxing, perfect. Brunch with a brazilian flair, the music made the experience.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

wonderful food--very welcoming--lovely crowd--a wonderful experience

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a treat to go there. I thought the service was inattentive. I think it was the last time I was there as well. I frankly don't understand it since they have plenty of wait staff. Otherwise, the place is great and fully commensurate with the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was excellent. Went for a late weekday leisurely lunch. Only a few others there at 3pm. Service great as was food. Adult and civilized atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant! ❤️

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great as usual. Service was questionable at best. My group was seated at dingy corner when we were the 3rd group for Sunday brunch. To make things worse, the waiter Luca was rude.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Simply the best ever a great New York restaurant

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had their special whole fish. It was over done and mushy. The sauce on the pasta was fabulous. Wine was overpriced and mediocre recommendation. The mozzarella appetizer was very good. 400 bill for two with no desert.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Authentic Italian and delicious
Great service and attention

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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great,genuine italian yet fit to foreigners like me. And people serving the table was very responsive and kind and thoughtful. I definitely will visit again and recommend to my friends. Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was outstanding, could not be more attentive. From the minute you walk in to the minute you leave all the staff make sure you are fully catered for.

The food was amazing I had the soup from the special board and it was lovely, followed by the pasta with spicy sausage and this was also beautiful.

Would highly recommend here for a beautiful meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is always exceptional. Service is first rate and the wine selections are to die for

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great meal. Great service. Great wine recommendations. Would definitely recommend. The zucchini parmesan appetizer was superb.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very pleasant service and attention. Good food.
We had first made a reservation for 2 persons. It became 5 persons. No problem.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful restaurant.
Service,Food was exceptional
Big problem is, it was one of the nosiest restaurants
i've been to. Could not have a conversation at the table
So for that reason it would be difficult to go back

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

No word to describe our dinner other than amazing!
Impeccable service, other worldly food.
If we lived in Manhattan, we’d be there regularly. Couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a must do for anyone in the city!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Superb menu with an excellent chef; the rack of lamb has wonderful rosemary seasoning and melts in your mouth. Several fish dishes are standouts, including a baked cod served in the casserole dish. Chic, contemporary interior, perhaps a bit on the austere side. Best evidence they are doing everything right? This long-established restaurant right behind MOMA has doubled their space and they still don't miss a beat. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent service and very good food. The dining room is strangely bland (looks a bit like a corporate conference room) and the noise level can make conversation a challenge.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Upscale Italian food. Very attentive service. Some of the best Italian food I've had in my life. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was great! A wonderful evening for a special birthday!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It took a half hour to get a cocktail. And our order came out wrong.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

When we visit NY we usually have dinner one evening at Gattopardo.

Somehow it's a very NY scene, and we have never had a bad meal. Pricey

though but hey this is midtown Manhattan

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The restaurant could not have been more accommodating. Food is authentic northern Italian. Would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The jazz brunch was a very pleasant surprise- a wonderful ambiance!
Many different food choices...
All dishes were absolutely delicious and enjoyed!
The “spicy” was NOT. Drinks are expensive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff were friendly. A place I have been to several times before and decided to bring my family. The MD was sure to move us from a table set up for us in a lovely part of the restaurant to a table in the back of the restaurant, only assuming this was because neither my children nor my husband were not wearing jackets. I can understand and respect this choice as it is an upscale establishment, therefore jackets in the front. However, a few things; 1. dress code is not mentioned (and again, i am assuming here) 2. the level of service and the ambiance of our location should be equal to other locations i have experienced there and we were not provided with the same level of service, 3. the back of the restaurant is more bleak in atmosphere than the rest of the establishment. All seats in the house should have atmosphere and when in a restaurant, you should not feel as if you are sitting in the back. Be sure the decor wraps around to the back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our second visit and we'll be back. Close to our hotel in NYC and food was delicious.
i've recommended to friends visiting the city and they loved as well. Friendly service and accommodating attitude. Excellent food and amazing dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

we discovered this restaurant some 10 years ago......a short walk from our hotel and still find it pleasant to visit

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Way overrated. Don't waste your time or money. Food was average but prices weren't. Lamb chops were overcooked. I asked for medium rare and got well done so it wasnt even close! Crudo di branzino wasn't seasoned at all and had no taste. Big time gap between courses. Bill was incorrect with someone's bar food tab transferred to my check. It was $21 So I'm wondering whether they tried to sneak it in. Good thing I audited my bill. How can all of those things happen in one meal?

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were late due to a delay in arriving in New York. The staff were most accommodating and seated us promptly. The noise level is high because the restaurant is so popular.
The rack of lamb was seasoned perfectly and the veal loin was beautifully prepared. The service is prompt but not intrusive.
I recommend the restaurant for a lovely meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were staying at the Warwick and this spot is very close by. Wonderful meal and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was amazing. Table was romantic and private as it could be there. Service was terrific without being intrusive. All good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was excellent and so was the staff, very pleasant evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything was delicious and the staff was very helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful food. Very attentive staff. Nice wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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