Il Gattopardo

4.6
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1540 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
IL GATTOPARDO family is committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality vibrant and passionate. Be well, keep in touch, and buon appetito! Paula and Gianfranco Sorrentino

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
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fabiod
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and exquisite authentic southern italian food as vetted by my wife and I, both off the boat. Highly recommend

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vipLindaP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection!

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vipFoodie60
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was spectacular as always. Service is wonderful and the food is amazing. Lorenzo took great care of us. This is our go to place. 5 Stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely place. They did a spectacular job with the outdoor dining experience. Staff is well trained and service level high. Of course, the food is delicious.

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LindaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous meal! Our party of 4 was seated outside, down the stairs so we were by ourselves. We shared the eggplant ravioli for our primi and the steak for our secondi. Both were delicious.

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vipCaren
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting on a quiet side street even with the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job servicing your clients in a safe way. The outdoor space is comfortable and the tables, sufficiently distant. The staff is all very polite, keep their distance as they can and in masks, properly worn!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch outdoors. Service was outstanding and ambiance was really lovely as you are surrounded by beautiful NY townhouses on one side and MOMA on the other. Vibes are elegant but not stuffy. Highly recommend!

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Gaspa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service! Awesome food! Great wine and environment.

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vipDiningNearMoma
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic food. great pasta, great fish. miss the indoors but it is a very comfortable set up outside. north side of the street, across from the moma garden.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did an amazing outdoor seating

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vipangelop
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food , service ,and attention to detail. A great experience.

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BayRidg
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first night the restaurant was opened. A great New York experience. I had the cavatelli and it was cooked to perfection. It stormed during the evening and the staff was extraordinary in protecting everyone. Gave us a complementary dessert. This is now my go to restaurant.

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JohnP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good Service

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BBRR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

A favorite restaurant for many years.
This time it was for an important business lunch.
They messed up the reservation and gave our table to someone else, which they admitted to doing. Instead they seated us at the table opposite the kitchen door. Worst in the restaurant. Did nothing to apologize or make up for it. Restaurant was not crowded so no reason for it. Very disappointing and very unlike their usual attentiveness. Waiter didn't even try to smile. Will think twice next time.

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vipmetropolitaine
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was professionally served and we enjoyed our meals. I had a special of St Peters fish that was cooked on the bone and filleted before it was served. A crispy salad of lettuces and carrots was a light and fresh way to start off the meal. Our waiter, who was delightful, gave us excellent wine advice. The room became a little bit noisy as more diners arrived but all in all it was a serene and elegant dinner.

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vipFoodie60
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. Enzo was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

This was my 3rd time to eat here. The food was a real disappointment this time. I ordered a salad and it seemed tasteless. It just had no taste. I think I was the first salad. My entree was ok, but not anything special. I had lasagna.
My husband ordered octopus and said it was a disappointment, as well. His fish entree was very good. He had cod. We stayed at the Peninsula around the corner, so it was a nice walk and thought it would be a great choice for us, but the quality of the food was not up to par and not worth the high prices at all.
Sorry to say, but think you need to know.

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vipLeslieC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had two small children with us and the staff was very accommodating to meet their needs. We were there for the Sunday jazz brunch and it was great. Wonderful place for romantic dinner for two or a family outing. They make everyone feel special.

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vipdavidk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was unique and wonderful with fresh ingredients and creative displays. Wine was from Italy and was a great complement to the dishes.

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vipLouieDel
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One word EXCELLENT!!!!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent Northern Italian restaurant. Nice variety of pasta, meat and fish. Very interesting pastas - somewhat out of the ordinary fare. Service is wonderful and the place is pretty quiet, so it's good for a romantic dinner or a business meeting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good Italian, a must go in NYC.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, glad we chose to come here

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vipHappyJ13
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luigi is a marvelous host.
The Burrata special is to die for!
The wait staff is attentive and helpful.
We love Il Gattopardo!

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string
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The risotto lobster special was a disappointment..the mushroom soup was flat

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NicholasA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Gatopardo continues to be an exquisite restaurant. We love everything about it!

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vipsalemwitch
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

perhaps brunch isn't gattopardo's sweet spot, as the offerings were definitely pedestrian, and also "east-side priced." even the carbonara--which should have no excuses in an italian restaurant--was overly salty and a mingey serving at that.
all that said, however, the two desserts we had (there were 4 of us), were delicious, as were the cappuccinos we ordered with them. AND the restaurant is right across the street from the 54th st entrance of MoMA, which makes it very convenient for a museum-going afternoon.

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FranA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was outstanding I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipRandyC
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best food and service in New York

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vipJTJF
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance, great menu, and great Saturday brunch with talented classical guitarists playing delightful, subtle, music.

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vipSammyG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Ok the food was honestly good not great especially for the price BUT the service and ambiance were awesome and the wine was solid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was terrible, atmosphere was nice, service was good

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ChristineM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was not great, given the high prices. Seated promptly and the service was good.

How do you make octopus taste like chicken?
Duck was chewy
Sliced bass was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Valentine’s day

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BradleyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Granted it was Valentine’s Day so I didn’t mind waiting an extra 20 minutes to be seated. We were however seated downstairs at the entrance of the steps which was not decorated and very uninspiring. The back area certainly looks more inviting and romantic. The waiter was very nice. My $20 glass of Nebbiolo was a wine I would never order again. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. Since we shared it they were kind enough to present it on two separate plates which was very nice. My wife ordered a lobster risotto but the pieces of lobster or more like microscopic flakes that were smaller than the risotto itself which was undercooked and hard. And It didn’t have much flavor. We did mention it to the waiter when he asked how things were and he did make an attempt to try to fix but we wanted the order done right the first time.

I ordered the meatloaf that was just meh at best but it was $40. I expect $40 meatloaf to be better.

The front of house seemed slammed at the beginning given the holiday and they did a good job of managing people. But I would never go back and nor would my wife.

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is becoming one of the truly great restaurants in New York. This is our third time there, and each time the food has been wonderful, the service superb, and ambiance beautiful. Terrific!

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

The food, the wine, the service (both wait and bus staff) were very good. Little touches like bringing the bottle to the table for wine by the glass and dividing an appetizer in the kitchen add to the quality of dining.

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vipSkipBuzz
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Polished, sleek, long-standing restaurant housed in the lower levels of a Rockefeller townhouse behind MOMA. Host welcome pleasant but perfunctory and distracted. Vibe is pleasant and busy, mostly pre-theater crowd. Food is excellent ..... gnocchi appetizer (special), John Dory for 2 with broccoli rabe (special) ....simple but top notch. Wine selection is very large, broad, and priced to appeal to a varied clientele .... a number of bottles under $100. Service is pleasant, professional, not overbearing, yet sometimes inattentive. Pricing boarders on the ridiculous .... $45 for gnocchi?, $140 for fish for 2 ??? With wine, tax, and tip you're approaching $500 for 2 . It's good but not that good! Recommended with caution on price.

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vipNJFitz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing Valentines Day dinner here before seeing Josh Groban! The food was absolutely amazing! The only thing that was even better was the attention we received from all of the wait staff! Everyone made us feel very special, all were attentive to our every need. We will be back in a few weeks when we will be returning for another NYC event for sure! This is a restaurant worth the price of any selection on their menu!!! Simply amazing!!

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Il Gattopardo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 246-0412.

Il Gattopardo is rated 4.6 stars by 1540 OpenTable diners.

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