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Il Postino

337 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-7326
+1 212-688-0033
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“ravioli” (8 reviews)
“biscotti” (2 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
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337 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-7326
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What should have been a wonderful evening at this charming gem of an Italian restaurant in mid-town was ruined by the attitude and lack of service provided by Arne, our waiter, who waited 15 minutes before giving us menus. Arne sneered when we ordered a...More

Thank JohnManf
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a pretty restaurant, especially pleasant in good weather as it has sliding doors that fully open providing atmosphere. The food and service are very good, but it is rather pricey and would not fall into a "good value for the money" category. Strictly...More

Thank Alan a
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Celebrated friends anniversary with four couples. Started with a variety of apptz and moved onto family style meal. Ravioli was amazing! Two other favorites were pasta with mushroom and one with lobster. Sauces varied and flavors were perfect matches. Service was right on! It was...More

Thank Cyndi S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The service is impeccable. Great specials every night and I love that they suggest designing your own meal. You have a desire and they will cook it. Always delicious More business men than women. I suppose this is because it's expensive and the business traveller...More

Thank Libby E
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were holding a corporate event at the Waldorf Astoria before it closed and decided to book Il Postino since it was in walking distance (and also on Open Table). Amazingly enough, the date was February 14 (Valentine's Day) even though this was a business...More

Thank tahoejr
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here with some business associates recently. Having never heard of it, I was curious. This is now what I would consider a hidden gem in midtown east. As you arrive, you encounter an unassuming but interesting facade, and you walk...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Quality of food is good but the service was really the worst. When checking out I claimed to delete the one of the appetisers (mozzalera) from the bill as it was not served. The waiter pushed us several times that the mozzalera was served as...More

Thank N K
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a large group so I will not spend time commenting on the service. Overall a nice experience. The food was average and the staff was very capable. Would not recommend for a large group as can be crowded.

Thank Cruiselover1963
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The food is good, not heavy and oily. I had spinach and cheese raviole in a truffle sauce and I was deliberately eating slowly so it would last longer. Just thinking about it makes my mouth salivate. They will make anything you want if it's...More

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were just arriving to NYC, staaarving. We went staright to the concierge at The Benjamin, we said we were in the mood for Italian, but nothing too fancy, we had just arrived from the airport and wanted to go straight to have dinner. Il...More

Thank Paola S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-7326
    (between 1st and 2nd avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-688-0033
  • E-mail
Since 1997, owners Luigi Russo and Alfio Ruocco have established Il Postino as one of the most luxurious dining experiences in New York City. Named after the 1994 Italian romantic comedy, Luigi and Alfio aspired to bring their favorite homemade dishes from Italy to their guests here on a quiet street in Midtown East.Il Postino is known for mouth-watering dishes such as the freshest Dover sole, homemade "Agnolotti" pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach in a truffle cream sauce, fresh stratachella cheese imported from Puglia, and zucchini flowers stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese. Along with these and many other delectable dishes, Il Postino is also known for preparing "whatever you like."Il Postino's main dining area boasts two levels and as well as a private dining room for business meetings, intimate dinner parties or lively celebrations. Our gracious and polished service staff will happily accommodate any of your requests to ensure a successful event.Conveniently located near the best shopping on 5th Avenue and a vast array of attractions and hotel accommodations, Il Postino is also a quick cab ride to Times Square and all Broadway shows.
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