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“Beautifully prepared meals”

Il Punto Ristorante
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Ranked #59 of 13,820 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 28 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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 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! Il Punto features a main dining room, a full Bar, and two small dining rooms perfect for private events, meetings or celebrations. Buon Appetito!
New York City, New York, USA
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautifully prepared meals”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Returned to Il Punto after 2 years to find an renovated space and a new menue The food preparation was creative, bursting with flavor and presented in a visually appealing manner. A+

Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert B
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Letizia B, Marketing Agency at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
We're so flattered by your compliments, Robert. Chef Antonio took over since you were here last, and we've been blown away by what he's done with the menu. Thanks for letting us know how much you admired the renovation as well!

Hope to see you very soon,
Letizia B.
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Brigg, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Il Punto”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Top quality Italian restaurant at the corner of 9th and 40, real Italian cuisine with flair, friendly service and pleasant environment a real find, close to our hotel, at the "wrong end" of Hell's Kitchen. Well worth a visit as it must be the best in NYC

Visited May 2014
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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for the stellar recommendation, Chris! We appreciate this wonderful feedback and thank you for considering us "the best in NYC". Hope you visit us again next time you're in the area. Please note, we are on the corner of 9th Avenue and 38th Street.

Until then,
Letizia B.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
489 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“My favorite NYC restaurant”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Authentic Italian food and service, this is a delightful little gem of a restaurant near Hell's Kitchen. Highly recommended - unless you're a fan of oversized American-style Italian food, in which case you needn't try this place. You get the right amount of food for any human's needs, well-presented and delicious. Perfect and impeccable service, consistently good and a lovely dining experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Can't thank you enough for leaving yet another wonderful review. Perfect service and well-presented, delicious food are exactly what we're going for, so it sounds like we're hitting the nail on the head. Hope you'll join us again next time you're in the city!

Until then,
Letizia B.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Four of us went to dinner here after a show. We all enjoyed our meals very much. As mentioned in a prior review, we forgot to request the price fixe menu and it was not offered. The food was very good, the service was also very good. Overall a very enjoyable experience!

  • Visited May 2014
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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks so much to you and yours for joining us after your show and for letting us know how much you all enjoyed yourselves. Next time, if you're unsure whether the prix-fixe menu will be offered, please don't hesitate to give us a call ahead of time. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Looking forward to seeing you back soon,
Letizia B.
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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, OK Food”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had dinner for two on a Friday night, using reservation made through TripAdvisor.com. We selected this restaurant due to its high rating, and 2013 Certificate of Excellence. The restaurant called us the same day as the reservation to confirm that we would be there as reserved.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is charming (exposed brick walls, curtains hanging between rooms), and the service was very attentive and hospitable. We were disappointed in the food, which was very artfully presented but without much flavor. This was true for all of the dishes we ordered - appetizer, beef entree and fish entree. We were also served a complimentary cold tomato soup, which also looked lovely but lacked flavor. All in all, it was a high cost with nothing much to brag about ($116 for dinner for two including one glass of wine). I'm assured by local friends that NYC food is just very expensive in general.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Karen L
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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks for joining us for dinner during your trip to the city, Karen. While I'm pleased that you were impressed by the ambiance and service, it's a shame that your experience wasn't rounded out well by what you ordered. Did you let your server know that your meals didn't meet your expectations? Although we're not used to getting feedback like this about our dishes, we're more than happy to do whatever we can to accommodate our guests.

Grazie,
Letizia B.
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