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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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Fine Italian cuisine in a World Class Atmosphere
  • Private Party Room Available
  • Authentic Italian Cuisine
  • Catering Available
Since 1997, owners Luigi Russo and Alfio Ruocco have established Il Postino as one of the most luxurious dining experiences in New York City. 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. 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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Price Range
$$$$
Neighborhoods
Midtown East, Turtle Bay, Midtown Manhattan
Categories
Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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goodfoodlover2007

08/26/2007

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Slimy Service

The concierge at my hotel recommended Il Postino. The food was good, but the service was slimy at best, fraudulent at worst. We ordered a $55 bottle of wine, and then a second bottle of the same wine. When the bill arrived, they had charged us for two bottles of $160 wine! This more expensive bottle was the entry immediately below the cheaper bottle on the wine list, and had the same name except the more expensive bottle was ""Reserve."" I explained that we ordered the $55 bottle of wine, but the waiter was completely unsympathetic and merely shrugged his shoulders. I got the impression this waiter does this all the time. We ended up paying for the more expensive bottles of wine, but will NEVER return. After I told the hotel's concierge, he said he would never recommend people here again.

neicybl

07/03/2005

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WOW

The food was wonderful. I had shrimp in a whitesauce as appetizer that was to die for. It was followed by an angus steak that melted in my mouth/ Atmosphere and staff was perfect. I can't wait to return.

am4

11/04/2005

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Disappointed

In terms of food, it is not bad- however, the food and wine are over priced. I didn't like the escargot, and I didn't enjoy the $45 lamb at all. Their homemade pasta was good, but it is also over priced($35)! Service was good, but they included 19% tips on our bill (party of 2), and waiter didn't tell the prices for specials when we ordered. \nI do not recommend this restaurant.

tinia

01/12/2009

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Worst! Worst! Worst!

Worst! Worst! Worst! tasteless food, menu price for fish was $26 , they charged $50, but who cares if its delicious....but fish was just piece of......... for two person, with no drinks. charged $250. never back

jplfc

12/12/2005

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Don't waste your money!

If you are willing to cough up some big $$$ on Italian Food, go to Il Mulino. The food is much better and not as expensive.

voldar

03/08/2008

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Slimeballs serving mediocre food at laughably high prices

I went here with three friends on had one of the worst experiences in 10 years of living in NYC. Menu has no pricing information, we ordered two ~$100 bottles of wine (that were marked up from $40). Mediocre Food arrived after a long time and was luke warm and mediocre (tasted like it has been sitting under a lamp for 20 minutes). Then came the height of the evening. I received the a bill for $850. Yes $850. We were not eating white truffles but non unique pastas. i complained to the waiter and insisted it was correct. \n\nStay away from this awful restaurant

kittylafluff

11/09/2004

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Charming & Cozy

What a wonderful restaurant! I had dinner with a large group and was delighted in how great everything was. The food was superb. The service unbelievably good and the decor/atmosphere was cozy. Il Postino has a genuine charm that extends to every member of their staff that makes you feel so good about being there. I would highly recommend this restaurant. A true delight!

dharper_free

06/09/2003

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Fabulous - and unusual

Diners used to ordering everything ""on the side"" might balk at the no menu, informal approach but the grilled white truffle risotto is amazing - tender and savory. The meats are exotic and delicate and the service supreme. I've used Il Postino almost exclusively to entertain international business colleagues with never a disappointment.

molzy

11/26/2003

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never disappointed

Service and food always outstanding for my wife and I.We always include Il Postino on our trips to the city.We always recommend freinds to include Il Postino and all have had the same great praise .We enjoy that they will make anything we want and how we would like it prepared.We love the people,service,food and location.

jaimestephan

08/06/2003

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Excellent!!!

Service was great, very friendly, never rushed us, did not mind repeating the specials. Food was excellent.

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