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
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)
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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