Il Gattopardo is now serving inside and out just across from the Museum of Modern Art off Fifth … [+] Avenue in NY.
Last week I reported on how New York’s finest French restaurant, Le Bernardin, re-opened and proved the resilience of the city’s fine dining segment. So, this week I am just as happy to report that the city’s finest Italian restaurant, Il Gattopardo, located in a former Nelson Rockefeller townhouse across from the Museum of Modern Art, run by Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino and Chef Vito Gnazzo, is showing the same commitment to maintaining fine dining with an Italian flair and refinement that have always been its hallmark.
Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino, owners of Il Gattopardo, and Chef Vito Gnazzo.
Named after the great 1958 novel of Sicilian life, Il Gattopardo, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, the restaurant is spread on two floors of the Beaux Art townhouse; upstairs is the main dining room, downstairs a vast party room, and in their streamlined minimalist décor both make good stylistic neighbors to MOMA across the street. The lighting is soft and glowing in the dining room, the walls free of artwork, and the comfortable chairs, double tablecloths, thin wineglasses, fine china and fresh flowers maintain the metropolitan level of sophistication…