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Il Postino

337 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-7326
+1 212-688-0033
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (9 reviews)
“truffle” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
337 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-7326
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the amazing things about this restaurant is that in addition to the printed menu, your captain will take about five minutes and recite the daily specials. Those specials are in all categories and are worth sampling, The food here is basic Italian without...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant is 5 stars the quality and attention to detail is incredible . I highly recommend this place to all my friends and family in Miami . I have traveled to a lot of cities and eaten at many places this is my...More

Thank Robert P
Il P, Owner at Il Postino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for the great rating Robert! we appreciate the support, can't wait to see you soon. Luigi, owner.

Reviewed 11 February 2018

So, amazing hostess, warm welcome, attentive service, lovely setting. However, if you say yes to the "special" Prosecco when you try and order the one on the menu, be prepared for a $28 glass of wine. We had the restaurant week menu which was a...More

Thank ssbelltx
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a most pleasant lunch at Il Postino. We were in a friendly way, and received excellent service. After reading a review of the ravioli with truffles , I noticed it was not on the menu. Our waiter said they could prepare it. It...More

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We came here for dinner. The plates look big and portions are Tiny! The appetizers were nothing special-just "Ok". The Main courses were small portions. We thought that would surprise us with dessert. However, in all my years of dining I have NEVER seen the...More

Thank RR1111
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

IPostino Very Disappointing Price Fixed Lunch We’ve come for dinner several times, and the food was delicious from pastas to veal to chicken. This small, pleasant dining room nestled on 49th street off first avenue caters to the well to do upper east side crowd....More

Thank robink62
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Been several times to this classic high end, NY neighborhood Italian. Always enjoyable. Vast selection of 'specials' seemingly longer than the menu. Half the fun is listening to the waiter with a thick Italian accent recite from memory and with enthusiasm. Good luck remembering that...More

Thank WPK54
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What should have been a wonderful evening at this charming gem of an Italian restaurant in mid-town was ruined by the attitude and lack of service provided by Arne, our waiter, who waited 15 minutes before giving us menus. Arne sneered when we ordered a...More

Thank JohnManf
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a pretty restaurant, especially pleasant in good weather as it has sliding doors that fully open providing atmosphere. The food and service are very good, but it is rather pricey and would not fall into a "good value for the money" category. Strictly...More

Thank Alan a
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Celebrated friends anniversary with four couples. Started with a variety of apptz and moved onto family style meal. Ravioli was amazing! Two other favorites were pasta with mushroom and one with lobster. Sauces varied and flavors were perfect matches. Service was right on! It was...More

Thank Cyndi S
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iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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