iL Punto

4.9
2169 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2169 people are saying
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Kirsismendez1702
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipAndy
London
80 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipStevenM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the neighborhood Italian restaurant that every neighborhood should have. Great food, warm and welcoming. Fish, perfectly seared. Milanese pounded paper thin. Tastes of wine before choosing which one to order. Shellfish allergy was transmitted to staff who offered to alter menu items. The manager, Antonio, made us feel like old friends even though this was our first visit. We’d go back just to see Antonino again! Highly recommended.

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vipFoodie814
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very attentive and super friendly. We had the Gorgonzola gnocchi and sea bass special. Both were outstanding. For dessert we had the pistachio tiramisu and that topped everything else we had on this trip. So smooth and made with real pistachio. Great experience. Wish we lived closer to go more often.

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EdmundF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Il Punto a couple of nights ago and we had a great time. I'm Italian and I loved their food. The pasta was cooked right and all dishes were tasty. The manager is very friendly and hospitable.

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EdmundF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight, great staff, great service and absolutely delicious and creative dishes.

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vipStackAttack
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is a hidden gem... the food is outstanding and the service is impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. The prefix menu had a great selection. Our steak came out undercooked and the chef informed us there was a mistake and our dish was mixed with someone else’s who requested it to be cooked that way. They were apologetic and quick to fix the issue. Even gave us complementary Lemoncello at the end of our meal to show their apologies. Ambiance was great and covid precautions were in place which made us very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was not good. It was a fun experience but I most likely will not be returning.

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AvaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service great. Definitely would go back.

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trixie13
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.Even outside on a cold night,we were pleasantly surprised
Had a well protected corner to ourselves with an overhead heater.
Food was delicious as usual but we did miss the complementary soup tasting
at the beginning of the meal .Times are different and we get it.Service always timely and gracious.

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vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful outdoor dining experience at Il Punto. The setup is terrific - covered and very warm. My mista salad and halibut with mashed potatoes were superb. And the pistachio tiramisu was simply amazing. The service was excellent and the prices most reasonable. Wonderful dining option near Times Square.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were EXCELLENT!!! The food took long but its definitely worth it. I recommend this restaurant and I will be back.

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vipDMnJM
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Hey. It's freakin Covid in December. THANK YOU for being open. My server deserves 10 stars! I live 5000 miles away but would come back bc of him.
Eggplant Parmigiano was more like ratatouille. I enjoyed my experience more than the food. I could tell you worked hard on your outside dining and absolutely appreciate it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, LOVE this place! The food is incredible and the staff are truly amazing. One of my go-to’s for sure!

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vipLenny
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

returned to one of my favorite italian restaurants in the city......not crowded due to pandemic and certainly following all covid policies....well spaced out, sanitizers and masks......staff very friendly and professional and always get a great meal at a good value..........give it a try for a great dining experience

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mourink
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my boyfriend and I had date night here on a Sunday night (2020, covid times). It was empty but everything, food, drink, dessert was on point! great service and our waiter, Andrea, was awesome. We’ll definitely be coming back to eat here again and again!

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vipJohnE
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. They were fast and friendly. The food was good, at a decent price.

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viplen126
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch yesterday at Il Punto was the perfect antidote to cabin fever. Sitting outdoors on a warm summer's day, shaded by an umbrella, with a glass of wine, a perfect caprese salad, a red onion gelato salad, and an excellent plate of gnocchi with pears, capped off with an espresso and a tiramisu, raised our spirits. Our servers did a terrific job in these difficult circumstances. When indoor dining begins again, Il Punto will be well-situated with multiple rooms and we will certainly be back.

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vipRachael
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (order the salmone!) but the best part was the service and ambience. Every server was incredibly sweet, prompt in taking our orders, and attentive. Our seating had lots of greenery and made for beautiful birthday pictures too. Thank you! Definitely coming back.

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ChristinaD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service.
Would go back again and again !

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vipLiff
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fresh and exceptional. And the service was impeccable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Calamari fish chicken pasta. All really delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Will go back.

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JosephG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food and service, will be back.

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Lishowgo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the pRe-theater price fix menu. Wait staff and others were friendly, attentive and efficient

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vipFerrisNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Without question this has become my 'go-to' restaurant in the city. It's such a comfortable room and the food is always excellent.

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CraigH
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not as good as expected. Food was very bland for the price

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vipApoejs
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant near the theater district. Excellent food, great service, and good for conversation.

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RoxyG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance! What more can you ask for!

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BenG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Server wouldn’t accept our reservation and kept giving tables away to other people. They then told OpenTable we no-showed, which was a doubly-terrible way to treat us.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Set menu for valentines. Wouldn't have booked if I knew it was such limited choice. Was nearly 300 dollars for an average meal. Not good value, wouldn't return

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Fredo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Literally, one of the worst rip offs I ever experienced. I had a reservation for a week. The day of the reservation they call me and tell me they need my credit card and it’s only an $85 pp price fix menu or the have to cancel me. I hesitantly accept because I figure getting a reservation somewhere else last minute on Valentine’s Day would be tough.
My goodness the food was terrible. They brought a soup that was cold and had maybe 3 spoonfuls in it. The burrata was tasteless and the pasta was like it was microwaved with that hard texture upon reheating.
What a disaster and $800 up in smoke. Avoid!

Let me also state that I’ve never once posted a bad review anywhere and eat at premium priced restaurants quite often.

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KhiryP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Great value and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was amazing but a bit expensive for Valentines Day.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went to Il Punto while visiting NYC. It is close to the New Yorker and MSG. The food was outstanding. It is a small restaurant so I would reccomend making a reservation. I will definitely go again when in NYC.

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vipMichaelL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food in a warm, “neighborhoody” environment. Excellent, Il Punto is a real “find”

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RobertD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service. Fun atmosphere. We had a great time.

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SueSal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative pasta offerings, loved calamari and salad

FAQs

iL Punto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 244-0088.

iL Punto is rated 4.9 stars by 2169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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