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“Wow i thought real service was dead”

Il Punto Ristorante
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Ranked #79 of 13,552 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
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“Wow i thought real service was dead”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

A real special find. If you appreciate real first class service with a very reasonable price this is the gem in NYC. Great wine list. Authentic Italian food. When we walked up I was ready to leave but the minute I walked through the door it was as good as any Michelin 5 star Ive been to. Small restaurant so you might want to get a reservation.

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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Our deepest gratitude for this wonderful review after having visited us this summer! We're very pleased to hear that you thought the service was first class and the wine and meal you tried matched perfectly. We'll have a table waiting for you next time you're in the city!

All the best,
Letizia B.
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St. George, Utah
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“Excellent little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Three of us ate here in July 2014. I had the striped bass, my daughter had the red snapper and my wife the chicken and asparagus with a shared sides of lemon mashed potatoes ans 'canotina' salad. The service was top rate. Hard to top the service but the food was even better. I will be back on our next NYC visit

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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review! We love hearing feedback from our guests. Glad to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your meal and the service. Looking forward to having you back to further explore the menu on a future visit!

Until next time,
Letizia B.
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New York City, New York
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“My wife and meet here often to enjoy a dinner together”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Il Punto is sort of off the beaten track on Ninth Ave behind Port Authority but it's still only about 5 blocks from the theater district. Because of this, it doesn't get a lot of tourist traffic - most of it's clientele are locals or repeat customers. My wife and meet here often to enjoy a dinner together.
The food is great. Everything is fresh and well-made. Most dishes are fairly simple but elegant. My personal favorites for antipasti are the Misto di Salumi e Formaggi or the caprese salad. All the pasta is handmade. My wife and I usually share our favorite fettucini cooked in squid ink for the primi course. For the second course, we favor the Vitello al Marsala or their lamb chops although you can't go wrong with their fish courses either. Great wine list heavy on italian vintages (no surprise). I've discovered some of my favorites by tasting suggested pairings.
Wait staff are friendly professionals who've been there for years. Food arrives hot and on time. Ask them for suggestions. Prices are reasonable. You get what you pay for.

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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Grazie! We're so flattered that we're one of your frequent choices when you and your wife are in the mood for a nice dinner out! You're clearly exceptionally well versed in our offerings, so we wanted to be sure to thank you for all the visits that have led to such familiarity. We're looking forward to our next opportunity to welcome you both back!

Until then,
Letizia B.
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“Just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Had dinner here after traveling for 25 hrs, so a bit tired, but this did not affect what was a great night, with great food and service, presentation was very impressive , cost is reasonable, very happy,for very good italian food and good service, try ll punto.

  • Visited July 2014
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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for joining us after traveling for so many hours. We're thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely evening! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.

Grazie,
Letizia B.
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Austin, Texas
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“Fresh and delicious near Time Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This was, by far, my favorite restaurant during this visit to Manhattan. The food was so fresh and the chef even sent us out soup samples to try before buying. We had a group, of whom all had something different. Everyone loved their meals. can't wait to return!

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Letizia B, Owner at Il Punto Ristorante, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
We very much appreciate you letting us know how much you and your party enjoyed your meals! Have a safe trip back to Texas -- we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the city.

Until then,
Letizia B.
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