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Il Punto Ristorante

507 9th Ave, Corner of 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
(212) 244-0088
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Ranked #103 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 38th Street
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.
Description: Your escape to Italy is here, in Midtown Manhattan, at Il Punto Ristorante. Our menu changes seasonally and we offer a chef's menu comprised of 8 small courses at a prix fixe. Executive Chef Antonio Mermolia, from Calabria, Italy, takes great pride in providing innovative dishes, artfully presented in our cozy and elegant dining room. Our lunch and dinner menus feature fresh, homemade pastas, seafood, poultry, and veal. Accompany your meal with a selection from our wine list, and a delicious dessert!
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Laconia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Everything was authentically Italian. The service, the food and the presentation for sure. I had an amazing chicken dish with a delightful sauce and asparagus , my wife had seared scallops. The waiter brought a complimentary taste of creamy cold tomato soup and after dinner, a small assortment of desert munchies served on an empty square vinegar bottle on its... More

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Cheshire UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were in NY for my birthday on 21st March - after a lot of research, we decided to book Il Punto. Best decision we have made! Rafael, our waiter, was exceptional and obviously loved his job, especially pouring the wine. The biscotti and the tasters were a lovely touch. My Snapper was great and my partner's Scallops were excellent.... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

It's a quaint atmosphere. The food was ok. The waitress catered to my male companion not paying me much attention. I've had better food. I would eat here again but it would not be my first choice.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our spontaneous visit to Il Punto. The food was outstanding and still in a very sensible price range given the quality of the food. The service was very attentive and friendly at all levels. Can highly recommend.

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

We're so glad you ended up joining us for a lovely meal! "Outstanding" is music to our ears. From our delicious dishes to our attentive staff, it sounds like a wonderful evening from start to finish. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. When you're back in NYC, we'd love to see you again! Until then, Letizia... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were hoping for a small neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and great service and we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like regulars. We started with the calamari which was some of the best I've ever had. Loved the fact that gave you 3 different sauces to dip them in. The... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! From start to finish, we always want to serve a top-notch experience, so it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed every bite. Next time you're in NYC, we would love to see you again! Grazie, Letizia B. More

Seattle
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a nice relaxing lunch, but the best dish was the crispy skin branzino - very delicious. We were too full for dessert, but they kindly brought us little cookies - yummy. Service was excellent. the restaurant is not that far from the High Line elevated park, which is fun to walk on, located at 30th St, with stair... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a wonderful, relaxing lunch! Thank you for letting us know what you ordered - we love hearing details of our guests' experiences and what you enjoyed most! Next time you're back in NYC, we would love to see you again! Grazie, Letizia B. More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I picked this restaurant based on the reviews and it's location which wasn't too far from the Rockefeller Centre which we planned to visit before our meal. I wanted the meal to be special as this was the night I intended to propose to my girlfriend and it was. The restaurant was very nice indeed and the staff were very... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for this honest feedback. We're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful evening out with us! Excellent call on our lamb gnocchi — one of my personal favorites. That said, I'm sorry you felt as though our staff was a little too attentive. We always want our guests to feel taken care of, but we'd never want... More

New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY minute and every second here at Il Punto. We were at the Javitz Center for the Travel Show. We had reservations but showed up almost 1-1/2 hours earlier figuring we would have a cocktail. They not only gave us our table and told us to enjoy and to take our time. But welcomed us open armed.... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for supporting us on both Yelp and Trip Advisor, Marron! We can't thank you enough for spreading the word. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable evening from beginning to end. When you and your husband are back in Manhattan, we hope you'll stop by and see us! Until then, Letizia B. More

Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stopped in at the restaurant on a Tuesday night in February after seeing a 7 pm show on Broadway. I asked for the fixed price theater menu and it was cheerfully provided (I did have to ask) and for $40 it offered an appetizer, main course and desert. The regular menu has many reasonably priced dishes and does offer,... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal from start to finish. We pride ourselves on making sure our guests feel completely taken care of, so comments like these are wonderful to hear! Next time you're back on the East Coast, our door's always open! Cheers, Letizia B. More

Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The building/restaurant was nice, but it didn't seem like much else around it was. We had an early reservation and was wondering at first why we needed one, but it quickly filled up after we got there. We asked for a recommendation for a rose wine and the waitress brought us over one to taste which we then said we'd... More

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mkt2010, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jeff. We are glad you enjoyed your dessert and the rest of your evening! All the best, Letizia B. More

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