337 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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03/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The food is superb. First they brought out sliced prosciutto & the creamiest, most delicious buffalo mozzarella cheese I?ve ever had. I would have been happy with just that, a glass of red wine & some bread! For my appetizer I had the spaghetti with dungeness crab ? exceptional. A touch of saffron, some garlic & olive oil, I am hooked forever. Then I had the porterhouse steak - perfectly cooked, tender and delicious!! Can I just say they have THE BEST key lime pie!! Fresh, creamy, tangy, and not too sweet and the crust tastes like the perfect sugar cookie. I finished every last morsel even though I was already stuffed. I asked the waiter where they get their desserts. ?Homemade? he said. He also said anytime I wanted the key lime pie to call a day ahead and they?d make it for me ? special! I am in love with this place!! This restaurant is worth every penny. I can?t wait to go back. \n
01/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered veal scallopine with artichokes & mushrooms. It was served with over-salted, gooey brown sauce; more appropriate for a Chinese take-out and the veal was overcooked and seemed frozen before prepared. My wife ordered a pasta dish that was prepared in the dining room by one of the Central American waiters; completely unimpressive. There is no proof of a chef-in-charge, so, if one exists, better he hide!!! The wine list is disappointing too: overpriced California generics (as if it were Applebee's) and Italian junk, virtually all cheap Sangiovaise\nService is strange -- busboys stepped-up to waiter, and there's one, probably Mexican that really thinks he's Italian, but an awful imitation. They all work under some dignified Italian Captain who seems to recognize that things are wrong, but is powerless to change the place. \n\nDon't go here. Instead, IF YOU WANT REAL ITALIAN FOOD, GO TO a restaurant with a REAL chef and devoted staffs
02/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Prices are out of site. No question the food is good. Not great but good.\nBut the pricing kicks things out of site. You need at 2007 bonus,\na 2006 expense account and a 2005 Madoff statement. But if\nyou live in the real world stick to ... eating elsewhere.
03/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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
11/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My favorite restaurant in NYC !! From its amazing food to excellent service this is my #1 pick !! Its great for group lunchs or dinner for too !! I HIGHLEY RECOMMEND IL POSTINO !! Might i add ....its WONDERFUL for small private parties !! I have been to many Italian restaurants in NYC and this is the best !! Friendly, ambiant atmosphere with a taste of Italy in every bite !! I have been a frequent customer at IL POSTINO for years and i love it !!! (p.s try their home made pastas !! there great !! )
11/26/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Excellent midtown Italian restaurant. Very warm, responsive service in a comfortable, spacious setting. Although they promise to 'make anything you want' I found the lack of a menu or a speacial board a bit overwhelming, especially after hearing the litany of appetizer and entree specials that took the waiter 5 minutes to recite. It also makes guessing what the total bill is going to be a pure gastronomical guesstimate. But the food was well worth the price nonetheless.
06/09/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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.