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Il Postino, New York, NY

Il Postino

4.9
4.9
805 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

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

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

What 805 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Food

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Italian

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Food

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. c

    cynge

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always amazing. Just a very special environment that makes you feel good every time you go
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent.. The food is so fresh, the salads are crispy, delicious and filling. My entree, the salmon, was perfect. The waiter, Arnie. is as necessary as the food. Always offering suggestions and even alternatives., I can’t say enough . We always feel like family. The staff are friendly, helpful, and so SO kind. I love this restaurant!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner for my daughter!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Service, food, decor, all # 1.
  5. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding east side Italian - professional service - highly accommodating. Highest quality. ..overall delicious!
  6. g

    gregorc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service incredible one best restaurants nj nyc
  7. CC

    CenterCityDeb

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Il Postino and we absolutely loved it! Everything was fresh , tasted amazing , large portions and the friendliest staff . We already booked another reservation for my husband’s birthday . A gem !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are outstanding. Prices are very high but for a special occasion it’s worth it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new location finally brings this stellar restaurant to the level it deserves. Exquisite cuisine and wonderful service with a fantastic ambiance makes this one of the best dining experiences in Manhattan!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent risotto Milanese,spaghetti with white clam sauce, stuffed zucchini flowers! Welcoming ambience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice little place with great food and excellent service. Lots of choices to pick from for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. It was a little busy but still relatively quiet so that we could conduct business over dinner. Everyone loved their food and had a nice experience. It is a little pricey but I would return again for both business and personal dinners.
  12. A

    Anthony

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!! You won’t be disappointed
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it all .. wish wasn’t quite as expensive.. I would go more often!
  14. B

    Bianca

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance great servlce. Luigi the owner was very courteous and Arny our server was fantastic as always. Real Italian food, great selections on the menu, they will make anything one likes basically. Roman artichokes, gazpacho, essentially all pastas, chicken sorrentina and dover sole were better than great. Pio Cesare Barolo went great with it. Hard to find real Italians making real Italian food. A top underestimates spots. Specials list is longer than the Bible and all great. Will be back soon.
  15. N

    Natasa

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience with Mario, Luigi, and the whole team. We were well looked after, the food was incredible, and the ambiance just added to the entire meal.
  16. MD

    MayandDay

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal
  17. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a superbly prepared meal - everything as you’d prefer. Served special seafood dish for my husband while I enjoyed well prepared soft shell crabs. The all time BEST artichokes! We ordered extra dinner to go to continue the experience one more night.
  18. M

    Margo

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! So glad they have reopened and the new location is more convenient to get to.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion the best Italian restaurant in NYC Extraordinarily high quality ingredients fantastically prepared. The service and ambiance is wonderful and the wine and menu have great choices
  20. PS

    PamelaS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough good things. The restaurant is lovely and calming. The service outstanding. The food delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner and our first time at the restaurant. It was fabulous. Food was superb, service the same and the ambiance spectacular. A 10!!!
  22. j

    johns

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food , the team, the new setting make Il Postino fantastico! - Luigi and Mario are the best in this business!
  23. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance makes this a very special dining experience. I am so lucky to have such a great restaurant so close to home.
  24. S

    Symone

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always say at the bar, Angela our bartender was always great.never had a bad dining experience.
  25. Y

    Yum201

    Fort Lauderdale

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic overall dining experience. Top notch food,service,ambience. It is our go to place
  26. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here with our teens and everyone agreed that this meal was the best we have ever had. Highly recommend!
  27. JR

    JohnR

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian food and atmosphere! Very knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff!
  28. RP

    RoosheelP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved celebrating my defense. Staff was great, food was great
  29. GM

    GregM

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good looking restaurant and professional staff. Only small issue was they were trying to go a bit fast so we slowed them down and they responded perfectly.
  30. B

    Blossom

    Key West

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were great. Thank you.
  31. LC

    LuisC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service.
  32. RR

    RangeRover

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new locale is beautiful. This is a place I would reserve for special occasions but was nice for a dinner with my girlfriends. The ambience, service and food all impeccable. This is definitely my go to when you want to kick it up a notch.
  33. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    486 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    486 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was always a big fan of Il Postino when it was located on East 49th Street, so I'm delighted that it has reopened in a new location. The space is absolutely beautiful and also has a nice selection of outdoor seating. My arugula salad, pasta and chocolate cake were all delicious - and the service was superb. I look forward to returning often.
  34. Y

    Yum201

    Fort Lauderdale

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food, ambience, service. WE will be going back often!
  35. RE

    RichardE

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Terrific and unique Italian dining in a very well appointed and comfortable setting. The service, a team based approach, was impeccable and friendly. The food was delicious, especially home made ravioli and eggplant parmigiana. Menu is extensive, something for everyone. Prepare to pay $75-100 per person (not counting alcohol or tip) however. (I was going to order the Dover sole until I saw it was $98). I know Manhattan dining is expensive, yet this seemed high even for Manhattan. Nevertheless we had a very enjoyable experience.
  36. MP

    MaxineP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb with attentiveness that matches the experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Consistently great food and wonderful service
  39. SN

    SNOW1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a delightful evening and a delicious meal
  40. R

    Ray327

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and energetic ambiance, great for a business meal.

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FAQs

Il Postino is rated 4.9 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Il Postino

133 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

Dining areas

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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