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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!
New York, NY 10018
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
W 38th St
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
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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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
The complimentary soup had great flavors. The stuffed artichoke with garlic appetizer was delicious. My wife had the homemade red beet ravioli stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese , and topped with a walnut pesto sause that was to die for. I had the lasagna, which I was told was the signature dish, it melted in my mouth with such great flavors. For dessert we shared the Cuore di Sicilia which is the homemade almond treats stuffed with a heart of Cucuzza squash jam. All I can say about the dessert is OMG. The food was delicious from Soup to Nuts. The wait staff was very friendly.
Very cute place with some excellent entrees
I really enjoyed the sea bass just thought cost was high $40+
and the artichoke appetizer was excellent
Service was good
Not fast enough for a friend dining with us but I think
Good ....Traditional European Italian small restaurant vibe. Seems like a place true Italians would go
I think Americans just don’t get the linger over a meal concept😉
We had lovely dinner at Il Punto before a Broadway show. I had a salad, a pasta, and a Cioppino for an entree. My dining companion only had a salad that she liked very much. For me, the pasta was cooked properly, and the mushroom sauce had good balance and a full flavor. The Cioppino was not a particularly large portion, but the seafood was fresh and not at all overcooked. We also enjoyed a few cocktails from the bar that were executed flawlessly. Overall, we had an enjoyable dinner at Il Punto, and we would return again the next time we are looking for options in the neighborhood.
Had an excellent New Year’s Prix Fixe dinner
Choices were very good,everything was delicious,portions were big so I brought back lunch for the next day.Service
was excellent although we did feel there wasn’t enough breathing time between courses.We weren’t being rushed out but I feel the kitchen was rushing the service.
We have been there numerous times for dinner and will continue to go.Highly recommend .
I saw that Il Punto was recommended as a top romantic restaurant in NYC, so I decided to go on a last minute date there. Unfortunately, our experience there was not great. The waiter did not seem like he wanted to serve us and was not helpful with choosing the wine or the food. We did take his recommendation on the food, but it was not as great as expected, especially for the price. Unfortunately, I don't think that I'll return or recommend.
Multiple waiters who where very attentive - yet you had to ask for everything that should have been presented.
Not a big deal.
Food was good. Wife's lasagna outstanding. My Cioppini
Was good - fair amounts of seafood. Base could have been more zesty for me. Wine list was limited and on the higher prices side of the spectrum. The Meritage we had was good and they decanted upon request.
No desert. Complimentary biscotti was a nice touch. I'd return again.
Despite the hidden away location behind the Port Authority bus terminal, where one doesn't expect to find a gem of a restaurant, Il Punto delivers in spades. Most courteous, friendly and excellent service, deliciously fresh prepared food, especially the homemade pastas, but everything we ate was superb. A flexible and good wine list with an extended list of wines by the glass.
I selected iL Punto for itsconvenient location close to Port Authority for a business meeting. We ordered coffee and desserts. The selection was great. I ordered fresh fruits and cheese platter which was excellent. I will rerun there for a lunch or dinner next time.
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