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iL Punto

4.5
1655 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open daily:
Monday thru Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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Phone number
(212) 244-0088
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Cross street
W 38th St
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
Ambiant music
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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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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

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Let us help you make this Mother's Day special with delicious specials to celebrate all the mothers in the world. We offer a 3 course prix-fixe menus for 49$, regular menu also available.

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What 1655 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service, food, atmosphere
Overall a super place and romantic.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was extraordinary, business dinner for three. Everyone's entrees were excellent. Service was good, ambiance was a bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Our 4th visit and once again a superb dinner. The menu is so inviting. The salads and entrees are marvelous. Do not miss this gem!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fine dining! Very good

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Located a little distance from the Theatre District, this is an excellent last minute place for Italian. We were in town for the weekend felt like Italian food. Tried to get a table near our hotel in Times Square the closest place that had a table prior to 9 o'clock was Il Punto. Great news for us as the food and service were both outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a nice meal at Il Punto and would go back. They have 3 different rooms with tables, and we were in the third room. We liked that because it was less boisterous than the main room. The food itself was very good, although the sea bass was too salty for our taste. Otherwise, everything was to our liking. We were at the restaurant for a pre-theater meal, and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive--impressive given the demands on their time.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had dinner hear before a broadway show and walked to the theater. I liked the decor , the restaurant had lots of seating (we saw a table of 14+), great food and wine, really wonderful service. It was a nice day, so they opened the windows which was nice, except for the noisy traffic outside (not the restaurants fault), so not the quietest place but still a nice experience. I would definitely come here again.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and services. We ordered prefix menu and some bottles of wine. Definitely return

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A friendly, welcoming atmosphere with great food and presentation. Would visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

All good. Would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This Hell's Kitchen restaurant is staffed with the most wonderful and friendly servers in the area.
We had a 3-hour lunch with our friends and were treated in such a respectful manner....loved it!

Lunch was quiet for lots of conversation and just perfect for a get together to talk and talk!

Thanks for the lovely reception, Charlene and thanks for the wonderful service, Luis and David!

A neighborhood gem of a friendly Italian restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Pre theatre
the place was very busy but the staff did well and the food was timely and tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good. Has a nice selection. Can getvloud when busy.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fantastic food great service

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Decent Italian foods; a bit pricey; crowded tight space typical of many NYC restaurants. All in all, a solid option for this changing neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, great service, not too loud. Would definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Kept opening the side door next to our table to let people in, instead of the front door. We asked why and that we were freezing with the cold coming in every few minutes. The said, a private party was in the main room and couldn’t be disrupted by the door. This was terrible, we were also paying customers and didn’t like to be disrupted by the cold, squeezing people by our table and creating our meals to be cold. The food was delicious, until this starting happening. We complained, but nothing was done and no adjustments in our bill.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This is a very good place to eat before a Broadway show. The food and service were good, it's not too noisy, and the prices are reasonable for NYC. And it's an easy walk to any of the theaters from there.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Having dined here many times, I was again very happy to have returned. Wonderful professional and polite servers. A full house Thursday night, but all went smoothly and the correct dishes were brought out at the correct time. The lobster ravioli was excellent, as was the cioppino. Good wine list that offers a sufficient price window for any budget. IMO- best venue in this section of the city. A go to.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing. Even made the pasta less al dente like my wife loves.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Obviously a VERY popular restaurant. Would definite recommend booking. Even though we did, we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated as the previous diners were chatting and the maitre d’ didn’t want to ask them to leave. I could understand this as that would obviously lead to bad reviews and there is nothing worse than being rushed to finish your dinner. There were a couple of other groups that had to wait even longer than us to be seated.
When we did get to our table the service was excellent and the food did not disappoint. We had the calamari, mozzarella and stuffed mushrooms for starters. The stuffed mushrooms were the best but the calamari was also very nice. For mains we had the seafood risotto (excellent), the tortolini pasta and the ribbon past with beef and tomato sauce (lasagne). The waiting staff worked their socks off non-stop - big pat on the back all-round.
The desserts were very nice - cannoli was excellent and the tiramisu was ok.
Great atmosphere and a great place for our last evening ‘s meal in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great spot for a meal. Food was superb and the service was very attentive. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

To noisy to talk. The food was average. I will not return.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was excellent and the staff was friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious! Lobster ravioli, gnocchi, chicken were our main courses. Comp bread was lovely. Lemon sauce with calamari was light, yummy. Perhaps s few more leggy squids would’ve been perfection. Salads were ample, fresh. Wine selection was good. Service was terrific. Really lovely evening. We will return!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed Chilean Sea Bass, Il timballo and cookie pastries. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Definitely recommended. Dined here pre-theater and found the menu friendly for the vegetarians and meat-eaters in our party. Food was well prepared, very tasty and nicely seasoned. Service was attentive, efficient, without feeling rushed. The salads, wine and bread were good as well.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and service! The filet mignon special was amazing! The waitstaff was very nice and attentive. The wine by the glass was a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience. Excellent authentic Italian food, great service, nice atmosphere

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

No fireworks but nice, regular Italian. Quiet place, easy to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We really enjoyed our comfortable dining experience at Il Punto. Simone was our friendly and sharp waiter and helped to make the dinner even more enjoyable by his assistance with the wine offerings, and his attentiveness to our immediate needs like fresh bread, water , wine, and anything else. The meal was scrumptious and relaxing, and the ambiance just right for romantic dining ( cozy comfortable and able to converse and listen easily). Enjoy this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Another great meal at il Punto. Service was much slower than previous visits. We did not get to eat our dessert off a 6:15 reservation for an 8 o’clock show. Service after entree was non existent. We’ll return and know you’ll do better next time.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was excellent and perfectly seasoned. I had the red snapper which was lightly cooked in mild fresh seasoning which is the proper way to prepare this dish. The owner from Puglia was very welcoming, and had the true Italian finesse. I am going to bring back the ultimate critic, my Sicilian wife. Also very reasonably priced. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent in every way. One of our favorite restaurants in NYC!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I recently ordered a pappardelle dish with cherry grappa, and it's one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. You're always made to feel welcome here. This is my 3rd visit.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was excellent the food was good nothing really special. Nice place to take a date.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very nice staff, the restaurant was crowded near the end of our meal, but you were still able to hold a conversation. Very good food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Attentive and kind staff. They knew ingredients of their food. We are lactose intolerant and they were reassuring about different options. They did not push us to drink wine which I appreciated

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

バレンタインのコースメニューのみで3品+デザートで95ドルとそれなりでしたが、どれも繊細で美味しく、十分価値ありと思います。特にフィレステーキは驚くほど柔らかく絶品。
静かすぎずうるさすぎず、高級すぎずカジュアルすぎず、あまり構えすぎたくないけど大事な相手との食事にはいいのでは。

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I appreciated eating here. The food was great, and the service and ambience were very classy. As well, it is close to the Theatre District. Highly recommended!

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