Del Posto

4.7
6564 reviews
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Italian
Del Posto is the first Italian restaurant in almost 40 years to be awarded 4 stars from the New York Times. We can best be described as an evolution of cuisines, menus, service, and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country.

Parties of 5 or larger have the choice of either the 5 course Il Menu Del Posto or an 8 course Captain's menu. A la carte dining is available for parties of 4 guests or fewer.

Del Posto respectfully requests that gentlemen refrain from wearing shorts, sandals, sleeveless shirts, or baseball caps. Jackets are strongly recommended, but not required. We welcome younger guests ages 6 and older. Strollers are not permitted and high chairs are not available.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Our Valentine's Day Menu is an 8-course celebratory tasting menu created by Chef Melissa Rodriguez ($295pp). Our a la carte menu will not be available. Cocktail attire is recommended. Valentine's Day at Del Posto is a ticketed event. For any questions please call us at (212) 497-8090

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Wed - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 10:30PM - 11:00PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

Del Posto is one of the best special occasion restaurants in New York City. Think of it like a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 6564 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely (if expensive!) meal. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch. The best restaurant in NYC.
We’ve been going there for many years and they always are evolving and improving. The service is white glove without being stuffy. Amazing food, the most unforgettable wines and cocktails. Desert is always sinful. They always impress.
Beautiful decor and atmosphere
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DA
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of AMAZING!! Every. Single. detail!!!! Good was beyond delicious!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far THE BEST restaurant in NYC!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I am a long time fan of Del Posto. The room is stunning and the service very good. Overall food quality was off. Just not what it used to be.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and experience

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TM
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Captain’s tasting menu sleigh the wine pairing. Tastes were incredible and service impeccable.

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VS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went their in the day I made a proposal for my fiancé. Everything was perfect!! The waiters they know what’s their are doing, you have one waiter for wine, one for take order, one to explain the plate.
The restaurant is little bit expensive, but for a special day is perfect!!!!!
We choose the chef menu, the waiter ask some questions about what we like, and we have 8 plates, which one was better then the other!
Thank you del posto for this wonderful night! Was everything perfect!

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to celebrate! Exceptional service and food.

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J
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and beautifully displayed. Service is friendly and very efficient. One is never rushed.
We are treated so well by everyone who works at this restaurant. It is our favorite in NYC.
We are never disappointed. The high standards prevail.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I do not know what is the standard for giving a seat of honor. I know that window seat is the seat of honor but most asians are impossible to sit there and the quality of the food was not suitable for the price. Maybe it's because I have a lot of expectations and moreover employees did not properly explain the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine selection with a good match (w/meal)
Kind and friendly hospitality.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Although it was a bit pricey ($150 pp), the entire experience was worth it.

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MG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 course tasting menu with wine pairings was wonderful. They pay attention to every detail of your dining experience.

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K
London
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with enough space between tables & good acoustics so you can actually have a conversation.
The food for the most part is excellent in both presentation & taste.
We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. I highly recommend doing so.
Our one issue with a fish dish was that it was over cooked. When the bill came, we noted an adequate amount had been deducted to reflect our displeasure.
Food allergies are noted and accommodated for.
The staff is fabulous.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best meal I've ever had. Service was well above the bar, impeccable attention to detail. 10/10 would recommend/will be back myself!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good drinks good service.

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Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Del Posto is the most wonderful Italian restaurant that I have ever dined at in New York City. The interior is spacious, elegant and very upscale. We had the 3 course luncheon which includes several options a d some little surprises. Service is leisurely but very attentive. A pianist performed quiet classics all afternoon. The whole expetience was dreamy.

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i
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service impecable!!!

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MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and high quality service.

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance matched with amazing food. The burratta cheese/butter to put on the bread was too good so we all ate too much of it, so beware.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More high quality and delicious gluten free options than any other restaurant we have been to.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Best meal of my life. The flavors were so prominent and out of his world. Would highly recommend. The wine list is unbelievable.

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JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend. Very extensive wine list.

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F
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Infinite potential but sadly disappointed. Here is the summary:
Security offered to park car in front: A+
Coat check: A+
Initial greeting: A (waited 5 min before being seated).
Look / Feel / Ambiance: A+. Chic but not stuffy. BEAUTIFUL Xmas tree. Overall design/decor: superb.
Noise level: perfect for a conversation.
Background live piano music: Sublime. A+
Wine/drink list: iPad. Somewhat tacky for this level restaurant. B
Cocktails: Amazing (both the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic).
Wine list: extensive. Some clearly outrageously $$ but superb choices. Mark up ~ 300%. A/B+
Service: Impeccable A+++
Complimentary amuse bouche: x 2. Beautiful presentation especially one brought on warm black stone cubes. Soup underwhelming. Bread /butter AAA+
Appetizers: we had a 5 course menu for the group. Ea person was given a different choice (not because we asked). Overall excellent. B+/A- I was given the octopus. Beautiful creation BUT if you have ever tried Octopus at a place like Milos, this will be many notches below. Just no comparison.
Primi included 2 small servings of pasta. One with saffron, herbs and mussels was to die for. A+. The other was a version of rigatoni Bolognese (of sorts). Good. Until this point, the restaurant would get 5 stars overall.
But the last serving which included their version of Dover sole, Guinea hen, pork chops and a 4th dish that my daughter had (I think this was a combination of scallops and ...) was very average. The Guinea hen was ok but there was nothing about it (look taste presentation) that was better than your average chicken at a diner. If you have ever tried a good chicken-under- the-brick (if Not please do or read Bitman’s recipe and do your own), you would seriously question why they would serve this mediocre Guinea hen at a 300pp meal. The Dover Sole was a TRAVESTY. Have they never tried a real sole meunière?? Chewy, tasteless, just awful. Desserts were also an utter failure of taste and imagination.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been to Del Posto’s many times over the years. On our most recent visit we knew Mario Batali was no longer part of the operation of the restaurant. We were curious to see what the changes were. When we arrived everything was the same as at our previous visits — until we saw the menu. The menu was very different than our previous visits. The Del Posto we knew and loved had a fair number of elegant meat dishes and pasta dishes, all great but nothing overly complicated. The menu at the new Del Posto was different. There were no dishes I recognized from previous visits. The main courses on the menu were mostly fish and only one of the pastas was close to what we would have seen in earlier visits. The food was good but it was not what we expected nor was it for us. We will not return and would caution anyone expecting the old Del Posto to check out the menu first.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family holiday celebration.

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S
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All of our food was at the least very good, first-rate ingredients, imaginatively prepared and beautifully plated. The most noteworthy part of the food were the rolls and butter and the numerous outstanding amus Service was exemplary in every way. Alas, accompanied by non- imbibers, I was forced into wine by the glass, whose selection was a bit limited and far from cheap. Nonetheless, we'll soon return to sample more of the menu.
If I considered the value average, its because I remember well when was $29, including superb wine pairing and that was not in the last century.

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SV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most phenomenal dining experiences I have ever had. The food was perfect and the service was impeccable!! Del Posto is without question my favorite restaurant!

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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best food experiences I have had in my life. If you don’t mind spending a few $$ for great food and service then this is the place for you.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Thé evening felt too rehearsed. It was missing human contact. The folks that greeted us were welcoming and if that same feeling had continued to the table it would have been a better memorable experience and made it worth the money spent. The staff that brought our food and filled our water were more alive than the servers assigned to the table.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Wow, has this place gone downhill! The service was a bumbling joke. The wine list is on an iPad with an unintuitive interface — even though I’m not sure there’s a single bottle under $100. (What is this, EWR?) The Dover sole tasted like rubber (how do you even do that?). While I liked the ragú, I woke up in the middle of the night with the worst acid reflux I’ve had in years. And then the bill for four of us was $1000. We’ll leave this place to the tourists.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average food and way too expensive for it. Sommelier who couldn’t be bothered.
Too many better places in nyc to go here

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M
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion. The pianist greatly improves the already cozy ambiance. Service was top-notch & the Captain's choice (8 course) menu was generous. Everything turned out, superbly!! We were there to celebrate our son's birthday in New York where everyone of us gathered from San Francisco & Hershey, PA. Thank you for making it a memorable evening.

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest meals we’ve had

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience ... a bit pricey ... but still an amazing experience.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at Del Posto. Service is top notch and food is outstanding! I'll be back.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place,beautiful setting, excellent food presentation, and wine selection

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Very detail to everything. Not a lot of restaurants would print out your special menu at the end of the night with a special message on top. They even have a little chair for my wife’s purse. Would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. Thank you for making this a truly unforgettable night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way possible.

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