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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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (14)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We chose il Punto because of the reviews and were not disappointed. Service, atmosphere, food, all is excellent. We will be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had reservations. We were greeted by the hostess who said our table had been taken by someone of my same name. Maybe they should check reservation confirmations? We were sat 15 minutes later... not a big deal, until they put us in the back room which had little to no ambiance and only a few other guests. Worst of all, the food was very mediocre (and that’s being nice). I chose this place because of the great reviews... but was very disappointed by everything. The people who said this place serves some of the best Italian food in NYC clearly hasn’t had good Italian food. My pasta looked like it had been premade and warmed up in a pot, then they threw mozzerella cheese on top that looked and tasted as if it had been microwaved. My boyfriend and I joked to make light of the situation and said Chef Ramsay would’ve picked up the cheese and thrown it at the chef. My boyfriends dish (chicken) was equally bland and disappointing. Plus, the waiter was awkward so that didn’t help the whole experience. The only thing I enjoyed was the wine because it got me tipsy so I could somewhat enjoy the night, but even that was highly overpriced. This place looks warm and inviting from the outside and in the first dining room, but it sucks. I make better Italian myself and definitely don’t need to spend $90 to do so.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Yum yum yum yum

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a pretty good meal. The best part was that our table was ready for us as soon as we walked in the door! 5:30 reservations and 5:30 seating. The place was crowded but cozy. Our dinners were pretty ok. Our service was ok too. The only draw back was the distance from our theater but that was my fault- not the restaurant’s. We just were not super impressed. The tiramisu was yummy.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Oh my god...... can you get a refund?????
50 million french men can be wrong
after reading theOpen Table reviews something is amiss
the food edible at best tasteless at worst
off night because of saturday night and a party in the midst of the dining room
i doubt it the service was amateurish at best inattentive, ignorant, a cast of thousands ......
how many times do you have to ask for a paper napkin????
room was hot, noisy, and bustiling
Better to advertise restaurant as close to Penn Station than the Theater District.
this is one of the last remnants of the small Italian section of ninth avenue that has dwindled down to a precious few locales. I will not return.
Next time will read Zagats

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was tasty, but could have been hotter (temperature wise). I ordered bowl of minestrone soup which was not as hot as it should have been. The same with the two cups of hot chocolate which were lukewarm. This was after traipsing around a cold, snowy day in NYC and looking forward to something to warm me up. I was a little disappointed because of that.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was very disappointing! The place is small and noisy. We had to make it to a show on time, and it took too long to get what we ordered, we ended up not having time to eat the dessert.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have visited four times over the last year and a half and have been consistently pleased. The food is simply lovely and the staff are pros. Good value- not ‘cheap Italian’ just darn good-to-excellent, across the board. Idar was our waiter on this visit and he was attentive but not intrusive. Love this place and hope you do, too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great table and service. The food was amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Took a visitor from out of town who was staying nearby. Fish was amazing!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service and food were excellent! I would go back anytime :).

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is very good but service is horrific and if there is a problem they don't care to try to make it right. My Fettuccine carbonara came out with out sauce - just noodles, when I sent it back nicely I might add, it took them 20 mins to get me a correct dish while my family enjoyed their dishes. They never offered an apology or anything, and it took us asking 4 times after the dish before I finally got it - when I did it was very good (when it finally had the sauce) but really to send out a dish without any sauce on it was amateur hour and the restaurant wasn't busy at the time).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was the our first visit to Il Punto. The food was delicious especially the lobster ravioli.
Wonderful service. Amazing dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not only food was delicious, but also people working there was very kind and warm. I visited there with my husband and 7 year old boy. If we have a chance to visit again , I definitely go there!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Italian in Hell's Kitchen - not far walk from theaters. Very creative and delicious menu selections. Food never disappoints. Service a little slow when busy, but worth the wait. Love all the pasta dishes!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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