iL Punto

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2067 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Top Tags:

Pre/post Theatre
Discover authentic Italian cuisine. IL PUNTO Ristorante's menu features house-made fresh pastas, grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and veal. Excellent food, artfully presented in a pleasurable atmosphere. In addition, enjoy choosing from an extensive list of fine wines. Simple, yet classic, interior gives the perfect setting, for business or pleasure.

We offer a full separate bar that seats 8-10. Two intimate event rooms are available for gatherings of 8 or more, one is semi-private and the second is private with its own full bar as well.

Great location, just 4 short blocks to the Javits Center, 2 blocks to Port Authority, also close to Madison Square Garden, Penn Station and the Theatre District.

Your escape to Italy is right here in Midtown Manhattan!
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 2:15PM - 4:45PM 8:15PM - 9:15PM
Mon - Fri 2:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 9:15PM
Sat 2:15PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 9:15PM

What 2067 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
D
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Veal tenderloin, tortellini with porcini. Wines by the glass so-so. Only negative was high noise level. Would go back.

RG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb!

R
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonable prices but wine by the glass is crazy expensive. Not authentic Italian but ok.

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little gem of a restaurant in the big city! Food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent even while the restaurant was fully booked. Atmosphere is warm and cozy- casual and elegant at the same time. I would definitely recommend iL Punto!

PR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great manager and staff

MV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly. Initially, we were seated next to the door, but the maitre'd told us that he had a better table in the back, which was much warmer and cozier. Other than one noisy party in the back, which left before our entrees, the atmosphere was great. This crew is legit. We asked the waiter for a wine recommendation and the wine that he recommended was an excellent choice (and it wasn't the most expensive on the menu, so he wasn't trying to steal a few more dollars from us, which is always appreciated). The food was great. Overall, excellent experience that I would repeat.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and worked very well with a large group. Antonio was a great communicator on everything and I really appreciate the level of service for a pre-marathon dinner.

TF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice spot, food was very good, but unfortunately we were seated in the third of their three dinning rooms at a table that backed up to what looked like a service bar. Throughout our meal the waiters in this dining room used it to stage food delivery for a larger party near us. This proved to be very disruptive and detracted from our personal dinning experience.

One other note - the table our party of four were seated at had a trestle like table base which made is uncontrollable to sit at as there was very little leg room.

CB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service from our waiter Andrea was outstanding. He was professional in every respect and knew exactly when to have our glasses refilled, ask for our order, and take away the plates. The food was excellent and perfectly prepared. They accommodated my daughter, who has celiac, with gluten free pasta. She finished an entire bowl of generous proportion which is something she rarely does. Kudos to the chef and waitstaff.

The only downside was waiting to be seated. We had a 6 pm reservation for 4 people (wife and two daughters). We arrived at 5:45-5:50 and had to wait until about 6:15 to be seated while three other parties of 2, 4, and 6 people with 6 pm reservations who arrived well after us were seated before us. The host later apologized after we raised an objection which I appreciated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Introduced important people to one another.

NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Very pleasant. Food was presented timely.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly

SC
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal.Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was exemplary. Our server Idar went out of his way to make it special, even letting us change tables when a larger one became available. Little gestures like that, mean a lot.

JS
Tampa
220 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We started with Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon that was smooth
Insalate was fresh as was the mozzarella appetizer.
My cioppino was delicious but my wife’s chicken dish was overcooked and bony with no sauce. Chef apologized for sending it out.
Orange potatoes were bland.
The salmon ordered by a fellow diner was way undercooked and her friend’s lobster ravioli tasted frozen/stale vs the purported homemade.
Chef sent 2 desserts as an apology.
Service is lackluster as staff doesn’t understand English well and no manager seems to be on staff.
It’s a shame as setting and location are very nice.

HG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I've eaten here many times and enjoyed it each time. I brought my sales team for a kick off to an upcoming busy week. We sat in one of the side rooms. It has never been this busy before that it was even open. We were hoping that it would be a quiet separate space so we could talk. Unfortunately they moved the other takes around and brought other diners in to an already cramped space. The food was delicious and the wine they suggested warranted two bottles since the first one sent down so quickly. Service was slower than usual but I'll chalk that up to the restaurant being busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy amables

Report
OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host! Very friendly. Great food!

c
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but mighty! If there was ever a neighborhood gem, Il Punto is it! The food was delicious. The presentation beautiful. I am not one to post photos of food but I was tempted! The amuse bouche sent by the chef was a delightful cream of tomato soup sprinkled with olive oil and a dollop of creme fraiche. The burrata was creamy and rich. My pasta was homemade and glorious! Nice little wine list. Best of all was the staff. So nice! So professional but friendly and fun. We ordered the 3 course pre fixe and were too full for dessert but they wrapped it up and sent it home with us. It too was awesome. My guest from Ireland — both of us in the event planning business — loved it too! Well done! Go and enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite spots on the West Side. I’ve enjoyed three trips here and have always been pleased.

Highly recommend this spot for any occasion.

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, the beets with bacon appetizer was exceptional!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like walking into a authentic Italian restaurant in Rome. Great classic menu. From the host to the table everyone so welcoming it made us feel like we were everyday customers. Highly recommended

NY
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a pleasant surprise! Pre-theater light dinner hit and gambled for our favorite summer dish: lobster ravioli. It was outstanding: FRESH, chunks of lobster, cooked al dente, served with a light sauce. If we had had more time, we would have ordered another plate of the lobster ravioli. Fabulous. Salad with fresh fennel and sliced blanched asparagus was another summery treat. Service so pleasant and yet got us out in time to safely make it to Theater Row. Next time, will plan for more time for dessert and coffee. Dishes were made with TLC and service made us feel right at home. Great date night: Thank you!

WH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service! The staff go the extra distance and make sure you are always looked after. I try to get here more than once or twice a year.

SK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice little spot that is going to typically be away from tourist with local owners and employees. Service was good, drinks were great and food was really good, just not quite great. My pasta dish with beef tips and red wine reduction was good but just a bit bland for my taste but the quality was very good. Nice spot though with a cute bar that was well stocked and if I'm back in the area I would give it another try for sure.

MR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and atmosphere. Close to the theatre district, but removed from the throngs. Look forward to returning.

NH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ordering a speciality item (spare ribs) expecting a great value meal it was sparse and poorly constructed. The mashed potato was a thin film over the side of the plate cold by the time it arrived to the table, in addition the ribs themselves were appalling receiving only two with the sinew still on the bone from poor cleaning. The meat itself was tasty and well seasoned however it lost alot of appeal when you cut into the meat and found it riddled with coagulated fat which had balled from clearly being precooked let to cool then seared and not heated through before arriving at the table.

Further, four hours after consuming this meal despite carefully scraping the congealed fat from the meat and almost to the minute I brought it all back up for the remainder of the night.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I really wanted to like it as reviews were good and this was a much needed date night. Service was lovely and attentive. However short ribs were bland and had much gristle. Eggplant appetizer was undercooked and tough. Cocktails were awesome. Salad was tasty. My husband had chicken and it was fried and greasy. Owner was very attentive and offered added dessert. Chocolate mousse did not disappoint.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bonito rsstaurante . Muy buen servicio . Comida de buena para arriba .

Report
JH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite NY staple! Excellent food. Nice wine list and great service. I highly recommend

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima cena e ottimo servizio, con grande attenzione del gestore. Prezzi assolutamente competitivi rispetto allo standard americano. Da provare!

Report
MB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic! Best lobster ravioli ever and amazing service! I will be dining here every time I visit NYC! Highly recommended, 100 A++++

MM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great and reasonably priced. The noise level is really high due to being so close to the Lincoln Tunnel. They had the front doors open and it was crazy loud.

MM
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was very pleased with the food and service. There were 7 of us and the restaurant did not miss a beat. All orders were served on time and hot. Thanks!

Z
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love the ambiance in this restaurant. It is quiet and civilized. The service is very gracious. Compared to previous visits a while back, however, I found the food slightly disappointing.
I will come back, however, in case it was just that day.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, decent sized portions. Attentive & friendly service. A place regulars of the area go, Hells Kitchen. A timeless old school classic Italian eaterie, really happy we found this place, on 9th. We were so full afterwards!

JR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent wine and very good service😀

SB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have an awesome meal at Il Punto - the food is outstanding and the service is always on point! This is a true neighborhood gem that never disappoints!

MS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the seafood risotto and it was phenomenal. Always have a good dinner and excellent service

TR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever eaten. The reviews giving this restaurant 4stars are unfair. The service was outstanding, the Pasta perfect Al Dente, the flavours were rich without being over bearing.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! Top notch service! The lamb chops were phenomenal.

Tweets by iL Punto