iL Punto

4.8
2215 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 2215 people are saying
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Lisa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a cozy dinner!! Waiter was so friendly, passionate, authentic, and provided great recommendations. Food was fantastic and service just so accommodating. Can’t see how anyone could dislike this gem!!

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ThelmaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The dining experience in the restaurant is one very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had diner for the 2nd in the week because it’s so great diner, a fantastic service and the waiters are excellent.
We had a really nice time and when we return to NYC we will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with my wife. Food was amazing, staff were very kind and knowledgeable. We selected recommended seafood risotto, which was the best risotto we have ever have. We will return when we visit NY again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and tasty consistency in food quality

RB
vipReelBudman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience! When it is recommended you try the ice cream salad, just do it, you're not being hustled... a savory and unique experience. Very pleasant, attentive service, delicious pastas and a great pistachio tiramisu! Will definitely seek to return again!

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BeaudyDad
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem of an Italian restaurant. Whimsical exterior, but warm, cozy interior with clear partitions between tables. Friendly, attentive service. We had read about the ice cream salad ("gelato salad" on the menu), but were scared off by the onions and odd combination of ingredients. But Antonio said we HAD to try it. We did, and it was...wonderful! Refreshing, and the flavors popped. Each of the 3 pasta dishes we ordered were equally delicious -- fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared, and plentiful. Meal was topped off with home-made limoncello, just like in the old country. Can't wait to go back.

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vipDonald
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the privacy panels, some truly authentic Sicilian dishes!

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SherryC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service here is beyond exceptional! The food was outstanding! My only negative was the noise level which was very lively.

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danotank
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all around experience! Food and service are superb!

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AllisonG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian meal we’ve ever eaten! We enjoyed every single dish from start to finish. The staff was friendly and attentive. Antonio, the manager, made our experience one we will not forget!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was ok to start and once it got busy slowed down. Worth going to check out!

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mrss
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Warmly greeted, professional only reason I gave just 4 stars for food is that my insalata verde was swimming in dressing…😬. But overall a wonderful experience - will go back!

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vipcarol
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here since Covid and it is every bit and better than before. A bit noisy for good conversation but food is sublime and service excellent

SC
vipStephenC
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Never disappoints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Mary1700
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff went above and beyond expectations to accommodate us and ensure our comfort. The prosciutto, mozzarella and cherry tomato appetizer was delicious, as were both of our pasta entrees, one bolognese, the other with eggplant. Cannolis to write home about. Will definitely come here again!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time going to this restaurant. Made a reservation for 4, 2 teens and 2 adults for my daughters 16th birthday. The service was incredible, everyone we dealt with was wonderful and very friendly. The food was very good. So unexpected and appreciated the singing and complimentary dessert for the birthday girl. Would recommend this amazing restaurant to anyone.

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AnamariaT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly; the service was outstanding. Despite being a somewhat larger group with various demands, we were taken care of carefully and quickly. There was no rush out the door … we got to enjoy great food at a leisurely pace. The duck Bolognese special was particularly outstanding! Great place!

BM
vipBrandonM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the ice cream salad. One of the most creative and delicious dishes. Won't disapoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Never gave 1 star before, but as a Sicilian I have to admit this is far from being a Sicilian restaurant. The service is the only good thing. The real problem is that the dishes weren’t exactly what it’s described on the menu. I ordered a SFINCIONE (described as a fluffy spongy bread base topped with tomato sauce, onions, herbs, anchovies and covered with breadcrumbs and caciocavallo) but I had a flat cheese pizza instead. My partner had the caponata (good, not great), but once again… no focaccia crostoni (as mentioned on the menu). My cheese tortellini had no shallots and grape tomatoes instead of sundried tomatoes (as the menu says). Getting something different from what ordered feels like cheating.
The manager had to admit that I was right… but my “special occasion” night was already ruined.

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vipRobertC
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Il Punto as a pre-NYC Marathon pasta party for our family. The meal was excellent, and the team at the restaurant made it a very enjoyable evening. Managing a restaurant in a COVID environment is VERY difficult, and the team at Il Punto did everything right to ensure that our evening was top notch. Thank you!!

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Roxy12
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great good creative and delicious

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vipfoodiefamily
West Palm Beach
131 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio is the best!
This restaurant is excellent and accommodating beyond belief.
On my yearly NYC visits, this is the restaurant I chose for my annual reunion dinner with my high school and college friends.
The food is amazing and the ambiance wonderful.
Looking forward to next year!

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Edwardo
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere and service were good.
Entrees were short on flavor. No starch with the fish dish. Small amount of seafood.
Keep walking

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nancyg
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The ice cream salad was interesting and delicious. All of the seafood dishes were fresh. It’s typical prices. Would definitely come back.

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LeighG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, innovative food , beautiful place. Loved it

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Brian
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience!! From when we arrived until we finished was fantastic!!

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AnthonyS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ice cream salad sounds weird. But fabulous. The fish and asparagus Cooked to perfection. Squash ravioli with shrimp was delicious Antonio was the perfect host. You won’t be disappointed

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viproesteve1980
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, wine

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FrankV
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I, along with three friends, went for dinner following a Broadway show. It was well worth the 8 block walk, We felt well protected as they have set up plastic shields between spaced out tables. Food was wonderful and a nice assortment of "specials". Prices were moderate to high (specials usually are) and great appetizers and desserts. We will return and recommend that you give it a try...

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vipJerzey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Really enjoyed the Ice Cream Salad, and the pasta special was wonderful. My wife had the Chilean sea bass special, which was a large portion and delicious. We will be back.

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vipQueenoculture
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant near theater district with excellent food and a small outdoor, covered space for dining.

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vippauls
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The area is a little run down but the restaurant, food, and service was excellent!

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vipNYCfoodies
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Il Punto. The sausage and broccoli rabe was a perfect entree alongside the shared sirloin. Always a fine venue to meet and dine!

BP
BethP
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here with some friends and had a great meal. We hadn’t been here before but trusted the other reviews and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was also outstanding; staff was attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Overall a really good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service, as always. Attentive, knowledgeable staff made me feel welcome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and loved it just as much if not more . We chose Il Punto for a dinner with friends because of Antonio and his staff. They were as amazing at this visit as our first time. We were made to feel as if we were life long friends. Great food, stellar service and the most warm and inviting ambiance. This is absolutely the perfect Italian restaurant every neighborhood needs. We will be back again!

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. a short walk to the theatre district.

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HenryV
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “ go to” restaurant in Manhattan and it is always a special treat.

Ambience is great. Our host was amazing and treated us like family.

Highly recommend it!

FAQs

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

iL Punto is rated 4.8 stars by 2215 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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