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Il Postino

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337 E. 49th St., New York City, NY 10017-7326 (between 1st and 2nd avenues)
+1 212-688-0033
Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 not on the menu, but why wouldn't you try what's on the menu. You're going... More 

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Thank Jamie L
Zapopan, Mexico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Postino was her first recommendation, I think we didn't even let her tell the second... More 

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Thank Paola S
Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

had a lovely lunch at Il Postino last week. While the restaurant was participating in Restaurant Week, they also mentioned on the menu that they always have a lunch meal for $30. The burrata choice was excellent, and the ricotta filled ravioli with lamb ragu was outstanding. Very nice wine list, and they served us a comp shot of home... More 

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Thank Dressygirl
New York City
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246 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just finished a reunion diner using the restaurant week menu.We had wonderful seats and good service. I ordered the grilled calamari and it really had no taste. Two of my friends had the buffalo cheese and they enjoyed it and one had the quinoa salad and that was also fine. In terms of the main course, there were 4 choices... More 

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Thank SusanNewYorkCity
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115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

So pleased our Concierge suggested Il Postino for a night out. We were able to take a leisurely stroll from our Hotel in Park Lane which was a bonus. Our meals were one of the best Italian we have had, especially the tortellini and calamari. Warm friendly greeting, helpful suggestions for wine and food. Complimentary starters and delicious biscotti with... More 

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Thank Francesca U
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Have to agree with Gregghamer comments of overpriced. That said, meal (ravioli) fabulous, service the same, vibe very enjoyable, doors opened this particular evening making it feel open air. I'll go back for sure even though the check stings some upon arrival.

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St Petersburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

On June 9, I called David, concierge at the Waldorf Towers, and ask him to recommend a traditional Italian restaurant. He suggested Il Postino's. He made the reservations and we were not disappointed! Our service was outstanding, the atmosphere was delightful, and I ate the most soft, delicate ravioli ever! We're still talking about our experience. Moreover, I made sure... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Have been to some of the best restaurants in the world and rarely complain about price, but this place is over the top ridiculous. The service and dinner for two was all fine and probably would have rated a 3-4 star, but then the bill came. Entrees were $70 each and mediocre wine was $25/glass. Shame on us for just... More 

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Kings Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Definitely the right place for those who are searching for an exceptional Italian restaurant... This is not your "run-of-the-mill" trattoria's...Excellent service, superb menu and specials...the kind of establishment where you don't have to look at the menu...let your waiter guide/suggest...you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
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
Description
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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