About iL Punto

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!

507 9th Ave at 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open daily:
Monday thru Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Cross Street:
W 38th St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 244-0088

Website:
http://www.ilpuntoristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Ambiant music

Catering:
On-site catering is available for private parties from 8 to 100 guests. We will be happy to discuss different menu options, buffet or served, and the use of more than one dining room, if necessary.

Parking Details:
Convenient small parking lot directly next door on 38th street corner of 9th Avenue (closes at 10pm). Several parking garages within a couple of blocks, street parking is also available after 7pm on weekdays.

Public Transit:
Bus stop on the block of the restaurant on 9th Avenue and corner of 38th Street.
On 42nd Street - A,B,C,D, E and F trains nearby.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate small moments and special occasions at Il Punto in one of our intimate party rooms. Dinner parties, luncheons, birthdays, anniversaries, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, graduations, promotions, retirements... we will do our best to make your event memorable!

Corporate events are also welcome. Private business luncheons and dinners are always a success with us. Call us today and reserve your date.

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Details
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

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Private Dining

One private room with bar and one semi-private room are available for cocktail parties, small celebrations, meetings and corporate events. The main dining room may also be an option.

iL Punto Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (33)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for a Date (21)
Comfort Food (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We went twice during our 2 week stay and both times were fantastic! The team works together to provide smooth service, in particular Idar on our second visit went above and beyond! Food was fresh and delicious and I’d definitely recommend going here to anyone going to a show or even an event at MSG (which we did on our second visit)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This place was awesome. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. All servers work together which i feel is a wonderful aspect as a general manager. I would highly recommend and will go back again.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

This was one of the best finds on open table. Great food, so accommodating, great neighborhood restaurant.
Everything amazing and deliciousf

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A really special Italian meal, and a pleasant surprise. The staff was friendly and the setting pleasant. I can't wait to go back

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

What a great find - cosy but lively authentic Italian spot. Service was impeccable, wine list excellent, food absolutely superb. The tomato basil bisque amuse bouche - surprising and delightful! Antonio checked back several times during our dinner, and all the waitstaff did a wonderful job of keeping all sorts of diners happy. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening - thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Pasta was excellent. Drinks and wine very good. Do not order seafood. Ordered the calamari and it was bland and every bite was fry oil. Sent it back. Special was sea bass. It had turned and was fishy. Could smell it before I tried it. Sent it back and got pasta. If you know

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a fantastic experience at il Punto! The food was delicious, and the service friendly and prompt. It was my mother's birthday and I had two smallish children in tow, and they were friendly about accommodating us (and putting us in the back), and made it special with a candle in the dessert, etc. It was a wonderful meal and evening, and a short walk from Times Square! I will definitely be going back when I am next in the area. Ibar (sp?) and Isabella went out of their way to make the evening a great experience for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was excellent, and so was the food. A little pricey for what you got, but it is New York, so that goes with the territory. Very noisy, though. Don't plan on having quiet conversations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dinner was delicious. One of the best we’ve had in a while. The wait staff was attentive and friendly and we did not feel rushed at all. Can’t wait to go back. Have already told friends and relatives about it.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a nice meal but the bill seemed very expensive for what we had.
Some nice touches with a little child tomato soup taster to start & a Visconti served with the bill.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was excellent and unique. Everything had an amazing flavor! Portobello tortellini is off the charts!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, not great. Kind of expected a little better quality of food than received. I was given several texts and a phone call to confirm our reservation which i found annoying for a 6pm. I mean, we booked through Open Table and confirmed, why do we need phones calls also and texts? We arrived very early and was seated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were greeted immediately upon entering il Punto by very pleasant staff. Service and food were excellent! We had a wonderful pre-theater meal. The restaurant filled up quickly, noise level not bad at all. We will definitely return. Thank you!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Too noisy unfortunately but the food was excellent. The prices are too high.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent find, quiet enough to have a business lunch meeting. Will try again for dinner! Food was delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the ambiance was nice. It was very busy and the staff handled it well. Nice menu selection. I would definitely recommend for a nice, fine dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good Italian food. I really enjoyed the artichoke appetizer and the gnocchi. Good wine list by the bottle with a variety of prices. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fish was excellent. The only issue was the chicken dish had too many bones but the sauce was very good

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a nice table by the window in the adjoining room for our business dinner.
The appetizers were fabulous (bruschetta, calamari and stuffed mushrooms). Everything was super fresh, and the stuffed mushrooms were filled with tasty crabmeat.
Our entrees came out hot and were equally as delicious, particularly the tortellinis filled with meat and accompanied by mushrooms.
Look forward to dining again at Il Punto when in Manhattan on business!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner for my fiancé’s birthday. It was perfect. Food delish and the service impeccable! We ate early at 4pm so very quiet ... we will return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had friends in from out-of-state who wanted real italian food and the reviews for this looked good so we tried it. We were not disappointed. Food was great, some classic italian with a twist, service was friendly and well paced. A little crowded which is why I brought down the ambience rating but not bad - just not special. My friends enjoyed, and it didn't have that commercial touristy feel - just felt like a great local restaurant. Would totally go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Came from out of town to meet my young niece and nephew here for dinner. We all agreed the food was excellent. Portions were a bit on the small side but were very tasty. My niece and I had drinks at the bar beforehand and the bartender was great. I spilled my sangria (talking with my hands!) and he graciously replaced it at no charge and minimized my embarrassment by saying it happens all the time. The wait staff were very attentive and gracious. They ask if you are going to a show that night and make sure you are able to leave on time. It is rather noisy but it doesn't really diminish the experience. I would recommend especially if you are catching a show and weren't able to get a reasonable dinner hour reservation at one of the restaurants right in the theatre district.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The food and service are the best. I get to visit NYC once a year and I make sure to dine at il Punto.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Consistently good service and food quality. They never disappoint.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very good authentic Italian restaurant. Everyone pitched in to ensure good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My husband and I had a dinner before show at BAC. Service and food were outstanding. Clean and friendly place. Wish we would have known about it sooner. Definitely are coming back when in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Six of us including a 9 and 12 year old. Great atmosphere, delicious authentic cuisine and attentive waitstaff without being intrusive. Great dining experience!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 11, 2017

As a person with Celiac I felt the staff was semi-knowledgeable; the servers weren’t always sure which items were GF but they were careful enough to check with the chef.

The ambiance was middle of the road as was the food. The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious but the risotto left something to be desired. The Panna Cotta was good.

In the end, I had a decent meal and did not get sick but was disappointed overall.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I booked this restaurant based on the location and reviews. I was not in the mood for pasta but it was getting late and we needed to eat. What a wonderful blessing...The restaurant was very small and welcoming. From my vantage point the patrons were a mixture of locals and those out for special occasions. The menu had enough variety that I was able to choose from multiple items meeting my vegetarian requirement. I had the Papardelle della Selva Nera and it was AMAZING. The sauce was sweet with a tart overtone, the noodles were just the right consistency, and the berries accented perfectly. For desert I got the panna cotta and it was creamy and dense. My Husband and Father thoroughly enjoyed their means as well. Thank you

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome Food & fantastic Service - perfect setting for a great and memorable birthday party! Thank you IL PUNTO!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 5, 2017

AWESOME food and fantastic service - ALWAYS!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Visiting NYC for just one night, we were looking for a nice meal at a reasonable price within walking distance of Tines Square. Il Punto delivered beautifully. Food and service were top notch and prices were fair. We would highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service was top notch! I couldn’t find one flaw with the food or the staff!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic service, very good pasta, homemade flavors, well presented , nice portions, overall a really good experience. Great for Javits Center events.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I booked a table for my parents with the very good gift card. They were very pleased with both the food and the courtesy of the staff, especially Andrea, whom I thank. The meat was outstanding as well as the wine and all the rest of the dinner. If I should go to New York, I'll definitely be here for dinner. Thank you

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food, very Italian taste. For sure I will be back when NY

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food with good service. Nice presentation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good Italian food with many choices. The service was excellent, friendly, yet professional. Went with 2 friends who had never been there before. They loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We loved this place. Everything was terrific. We highly recommend and will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was very good. Appetizer was good. My main meal tasted average, a little bland, although my spouse enjoyed her meal. Portions were good. My espresso and her cappuccino were lukewarm. Also felt a little rushed, the check was delivered with the coffee although it was not busy. I did notice customers complimenting the staff for their meals. I would go back again and try a different dish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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