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Il Postino, New York, NY

Il Postino

4.8
4.8
871 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Il Postino sets the standard for authentic Italian cuisine. The superior quality of the food and relaxing atmosphere creates a memorable dining experience. Owners Luigi Russo and Piero Trotta have built a wonderful dining establishment unrivaled in the neighborhood .

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 688-0033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luigi Russo

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Parking Garage I-PARK150 east 61st STREET( Between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave)(212) 308-8291.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 871 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a warm and welcoming greeting, wonderful service and excellent food.
  2. JA

    JASONG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere with great service. Food was very good. Not excellent. Portions are relatively small and very expensive.
  3. MS

    MSkol

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superlative in every respect: food, service, atmosphere.
  4. R

    Rakrak

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is becoming my go-to midtown Italian. Not only is the food notable, but the staff, all pretty senior, clearly love what they do in that style that only Italians can pull off, and it shows with every interaction. Pretty popular and you can see why. Have been here a dozen times -- every one a hit. Always a good sign.
  5. MD

    MayandDay

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous evening dinner to cap a lovely family birthday
  6. S

    Steve

    Phoenix

    269 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    269 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a typical NY Italian restaurant. Nothing special. Service was ok unless you are a regular. Not welcoming or very friendly. Would not return.
  7. DH

    DHCohen

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute very finest Italian restaurant in NYC. Nothing more to say.
  8. R

    Rakrak

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quintessential Italian NYC restaurant. Highly knowledgeable waiters who will recite, literally, five minutes of specials from memory. The kind of place you can go and say "just bring me what is good" and you will get a memorable meal every time. In the winter (don't serve it all year) their osso buco is the best I have found in the City. The branzino cooked in a salt crust is memorable. Work wonders with octopus and squash blossoms. You get the idea. There are really a raft of superb Italian restaurants in the City. But for a high end, "let them take care of me" kind of place, this tops the list. Good Italian wine list, too.
  9. EK

    ElleK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best dining experience I had during my four day visit to NY where we ate out every meal. I am so tired of overpaying for mediocre food in loud, trendy, with restaurants, with poor service. Il Postino was fabulous in every way. The food was sublime and the service was excellent. This is how Italian food should be prepared. Il Postino is a very pretty restaurant and the mood and large fireplace was lovely.
  10. JJ

    JacquelinJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were happy to be going to a favorite restaurant and were not disappointed1. The rooms were decorated so festively it really had a New Years vibe. The disco DJ sounds were the best! The food was great as usual. The live singer seemed to be at his own party. It was really too crowded to have anything but recorded sounds which were a really good mix.
  11. AV

    AndrewV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I I’m so happy my wife pick this place on New Year’s Eve. What a way to end the yearwent New Years Eve. The places was awesome. The crowd was perfect. Plenty of room. The food was excellent and service fabulous. The restaurant did have a singer and he was top notch. I
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best duck I’ve ever had 🤌🏼
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Buena comida y ambiente
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing
  15. A

    Ahungrytraveler

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made me feel like I was at home Welcome and safe
  16. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant. Service is impeccable and friendly.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff and service is amazing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exquisite holiday season dinner! Food, service, hostess’ we’re extremely welcoming accommodating and attentive. Holiday dining on Christmas Eve was magical.
  19. S

    Swepson

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way! Very attentive service coupled with lovingly prepared food in a elegant yet relaxing atmosphere can’t be beat.
  20. OM

    OlaM

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food but extremely overpriced
  21. MS

    MatthewS

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, a winner!
  22. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great ambience. Restaurant was well designed.m , and back room is great dining experience.
  23. UN

    UNplazagirl

    New York Area

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a lovely restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. You can be assured of a warm welcome, an extensive and delicious menu, and attentive service. Nice Italian wine menu. We celebrate mutual anniversaries with friends there every year even after they moved from 49th to 61st. Not handicap accessible but they make every effort to help.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in New York City.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hospitable crew, lovely meal and no pretense.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very busy Saturday night, although it was early in the evening every table was full. Despite the full house the welcome was gracious and our table was ready for us. The food and service was exceptional and all 4 of us had a delicious meal and a wonderful time.
  27. j

    jimm

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in nyc
  28. TB

    TimB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    More than a neighborhood Italian restaurant, Il Postino would like to be a fine dining experience. It has the prices, seriously elevated prices for the experience. Meats are very expensive-think $78 for lamb chops. Stick to the very good pasta. It’s also very noisy, tables cramped together, and a bit smothering in staff. Nice place, but you can spend as much at other Italian places nearby and get better food for the same price.
  29. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have reviewed Il Postino in the past… it has become one of our favorite go-to places in the neighborhood. Bravo Luigi and Maria!!…. Billy is terrific too!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and good service
  31. r

    rbach

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went on a December Saturday night. Was over crowded and had to wait for a long time for our table. Not much room to wait here. But… it was absolutely worth the chaos and wait!!! Wonderful food. Every course was a fantastic as the next. Even the zucchini anti pasta with the bread was memorable !! Such a treat. Like being back in Rome!
  32. DL

    DineLA

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is truly outstanding. The captain and the staff are very experienced and friendly and the room is pretty. A great destination for a special meal
  33. MM

    MatthewM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, Wonderful food, great dining experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I ordered pasta with Lobster sauce and it was so fishy tasting I wasn’t able to eat it. Other than that everything was fine, but nothing outstanding.
  35. C

    Cobra

    New York Area

    621 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    621 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. We were lucky to find this restaurant. The food and service is great.
  36. KF

    KimF

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience! Festive ambiance, delicious food, and impeccable service.
  37. MC

    MichelleC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love everything about IlPostino and was thrilled to bring out of town friends there. It was a fantastic night-loud, loose, and such fun in the dining room! Everyone had a birthday last night! Bravo Bravo to one of my favorite restaurants
  38. W

    Wally

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebrations for family members. Dinner was terrific as was the service.
  39. f

    frequentdiner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. We were seated by the bar and noise level was much too high. Will go back if we can sit in the inside room
  40. BT

    BarryT

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way.

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FAQs

Il Postino is rated 4.8 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Il Postino

133 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Parking Garage I-PARK150 east 61st STREET( Between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave)(212) 308-8291.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luigi Russo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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