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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Authentic (27)
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Special Occasion (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (14)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Romantic (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Locale caldo e accogliente, così come chi ci ha accolti. Piacevole serata, sia per il cibo che per l’atmosfera.
Da provare sicuramente.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Tasty minestrone soup followed by delicious cannelloni. Truly delcicous wholesome Italian food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 .

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great authentic italian restaurant close to Times Square area. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and always attentive. Food was fantastic and wine options to match were spot on. I highly recommend Il Punto to any locals or visitors it NYC.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was incredible!! Service was excellent. Had a wonderful time for my mother’s birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great restaurant, good food, good service. Great for evening meal, pre or post theater. Good for friends get together.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nice place that feels authentic italian, not too large and not too noisy.
Nice and attentive staff.
Located off the busy broadway area, but not too far away.
A tiramisu to die for.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very enjoyable

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous and delicious food
Service was attentive and provided good advice
Great experience
We will return

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

The food was amazing!! The staff friendly and efficient, I would definitely recomend this restaurant!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always reliable.
Always delicious.

The service is efficient, warm, and careful.

The people working there seem to genuine care that their customers are satisfied and happy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We heard about this restaurant while we were on a tour of the Statue of Liberty. I asked the guide to recommend a good restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, and she recommended Il Punto. It did not disappoint! We would recommend this place. It was particularly lovely, because it was decorated for Christmas.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Didn’t have the meal we wanted that was on the menu

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our table of 5 had a really wonderful experience here. Food was fantastic, server was fantastic. They made sure we were able to get to the theater in time. Can’t go wrong selecting il Punto for a nice evening out!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Intimate setting with wonderful service. Food was equally amazing and we highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Awesome wine list and appetizers. Great selection and service was spot on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Il Punto was wonderful Italian with home made pastas, and a lovely wine selection. Reservations a must as it is clearly a popular spot. We tried several pastas, and everyone enjoyed what they had. Their version of lasagna was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Not as good as usual. We all have our days. We were compensated. Will be back

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

If you are looking for true Italian food this is the place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was great, wine too, a bit noisy but still able to have good conversation with group of 3. Service excellent.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

Yum yum yum yum

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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