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Il Postino

337 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017 40.753918 -73.968083
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-688-0033 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    7 out of 10


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Mon-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

44th St. to 54th St., FDR Dr. to Lexington Ave.


There's a certain breed of dressy northern Italian restaurants around town that feature absurdly long lists of specials and fantastic bread. Here, that specials list includes seasonal gems like an incredible Dover sole almondine. On the apps front, the classic frittura di mare is so good, you don't feel guilty for eating all that fried stuff. The pasta dishes are authentically done, but the proprietors, mercifully, will bend the rules and allow you to put Parmesan on your black linguine. Watch out, though: Il Postino is not light on the wallet--you may be tempted to drown your sorrows in the humongous wine list.

Recommended Dishes

Frittura di mare, $16.50