iL Punto

4.9
2182 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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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 2182 people are saying
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vipQueenoculture
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vippauls
Orlando
1 review
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!

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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.

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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
41 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!

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ElyseE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

It's hard to believe this place is in New York. With it's 50's bubble gum Italian music and fake plants it feels like a suburb from the past. The food is good not great, the bread sticks tasted like cardboard. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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vipChristopherG
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for the first time for dinner before our show and the staff was amazing. My wife and I also have to give special mention to Antonio. This guy is a true gentleman, and excellent host. He converses with the guests and is very professional and kind. Truly a gem in this big city!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu with very attentive staff.

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LorenaW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Loved the capponata! Recommended

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BrooklynDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, with creative menu. Would recommend this neighborhood restaurant very highly.

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KMK25
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antonio was awesome; helped us select such delicious choices for appetizer and dinner. We will definitely be back. Cappuccino and desserts great too!

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GeneS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Sicilian dishes. Gnocchi were light in a subtle creamy gorgonzola sauce. Service extrordinaire.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal here the other evening. Service was great. Very courteous . Prices reasonable for NYC. Only took a picture of dessert… but the entire meal was plated just as nice!!

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vipJeff
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Welcome back!

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Great
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Totally enjoyed

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vipBobH
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OVER THE TOP WONDERFUL! The chef was dying to break out after the long shutdown and created specials that absolutely flooded us. Octopus salad that was divine, a Bombay Sapphire Martini that was like going to the Met wonderful, red sangria notturna that was exceptional, risotto that made the seafood sing, black squid tagliolini with shrimp/ mussels/ clams/ scallops/ calamari, it was like being in Italy again, a memorable evening.

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vipCfood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. This is a gem!
Definitely going back.

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CurtisC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ice cream salad is scrumptious and perfectly put together. I had the Tagliolini neri ai Frutti di Mare and it was wonderful, full of perfect seafood. My wife had Tortellini Alfredo which was awesome and the we split a striped bass filet pan fried to golden perfection. The pistachio tiramisu was incredible. Antonio and his staff make you feel at home and they bring the flavors of Sicily to the corner of 8th & 38th in NYC!

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RobertS
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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sandra
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and perfect portions. We had the Tagliollini Mare, Parpadelle a la Bolognesa and the Oriecchette. Our waiter was fantastic with the four selections and before we left he brought us Limoncello on the house. Fantastic food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for homemade Italian food. I’m not sure I’ve had better service anywhere. The food combined with the service make this place a hidden gem. I highly recommend it for a special time while in NYC.

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Rose
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had the stuffed chicken breast with ricotta, spinach and roasted peppers with a fresh tomato sauce. For dessert I had the almond pastries, came directly from Antonio’s home town. Delicious! Loved the presentation and the used of fresh ingredients. At the end Antonio, chef/owner, gave us a taste of the Limoncello liqueur that he is working toward perfecting, not there yet but closed. We had a wonderful time!

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we are in the city we make it point to dine here at least once during our stay. The food is great italian - not your typical « red sauce » - just clean flavors made
With traditional methods.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for Ice Cream Salad!!! Amazing!!!

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vipCynthiaN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, very accommodating. Loved the carpaccio and arugula salad. Great dressing, fresh arugula. Perfection!
Lots of choices, nice touch of lemongello , on the house, to complete our meal.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Have been there many times & never disappointed. Delicious food, pleasant atmosphere & a really friendly vibe (thanks, Antonio).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, everyone was exceptionally kind and generous. Highly, highly recommend. I had the tortellini, and my fiancé had the squid ink pasta, and we were thrilled with our meals. We got there late but they were so accommodating and nice. The dessert was also awesome and the place was very cute. Quite possibly the best Italian food I’ve ever had- don’t tell my Nonna.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a great experience at this restaurant. The food was incredible and such high quality. The service was impeccable and our waiter was so great with recommendations. Such a great meal, will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was first rate. The menu had authentic Italian and some unique dishes. Definitely visiting again!

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Kirsismendez1702
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipAndy
London
91 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipStephenC
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Been here many times & never disappointed. The food is excellent with interesting choices. The service is professional, friendly, helpful. Thanks, Antonio.

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

Great food and great service!

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vipStevenM
New York Area
18 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.

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 2182 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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