F. Illi Ponte Ristorante

(212) 226-4621 | View Website

39 Desbrosses St, New York, NY | Directions   10013

40.723563 -74.011039

Open Hours

Tue-Fri, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun-Mon, closed

 
Restaurants, Ethnic Food Markets, $$$  more

Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Tags: Private Rooms, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo

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Reviews for F. Illi Ponte Ristorante

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Romantic and Enchanting Date Spot – My boyfriend took me here for a special evening and it was amazing. We sat in a corner table by the windows over looking the water. It was quiet and romantic and we had such a lovely time. No one rushed us, and the waiter offered glasses of wine to compliment each course. I had the pollo alla ponte which was amazing, and my boyfriend had the steak and said he has never had better!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good food, terrible service – I was with a party of 20 and waited a ridiculous amount of time to be served a drink. After dinner, we moved to the bar and the bartender disappeared for at least 20 minutes and then had an argument with me. He continued to "fight" back with everyone in my group and went as far as to say he didn't care about not getting a tip. A real jerk. I called to complain to a manager and he was so not interested. I would never go back there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Welcomed before dinner – The atmosphere is comfortable with tasteful decor. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and personable. The food excellent and the wine list full of great choices. We got there early and were greeted hospitably by the staff even though they were off for their own repast. They seated us and took great care of us. The food was delicious. I'd definitely go back, this being my second time, after about 10 years. The place is timeless in its charm and character.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i forgot how great this place is – i haven't been to this establishment in over a year; after visiting friends in tribeca we decided to have dinner. the view was heavenly; lobster great, and the service very good. if you really want to eat old school with friends, check this tribeca institution out. if on a date, great place to impress and get cozy. great for people that want to experience old new york city. thanks for a great evening.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Service, Great atmosphere, awesome food – I took 5 of my friends here for my one friend's birthday. It was awesome. The service was perfect and the hostess was so nice when I asked her to find someone to sing happy birthday to my friend. They really actually make you feel like family, and the food is fantastic. My friend wouldn't even let me try his lobster because it was "the best he's ever had."

Go here.. so much better than many new york trendy places.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Heavenly – I have dined at F.Illi Ponte's a few times. I keep going back because I LOVE IT!

Free Parking at their own lot.-Valet

Service: I've never had better service and nicer waiters in my life.

Decor: Rustic Italian & Romantic, wood beams.

Reserve a table by the window, you wont regret it. The view is of the hudson and jersey.

On our most recent visit my boyfriend claimed he had the best lambchops in his life that night. I had the ravioli special of the day. It was perfect.

They bring you bread, eggplant, and freshly grated cheese before you order.

The owner comes around and always says hello...nice touch.

Try the italian cheescake. All the desserts are homemade.

Perfect to host a party, romantic date, or family function.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Place to eat! – Angry Lobster, Angry Lobster, Angry Lobster!! When you get there, you'll know what I mean

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Traditional Italian fare at this longtime Tribeca favorite. – The Scene
Exposed-brick walls, wooden ceiling beams, comfortably spaced tables and subdued lighting render this a romantic dinner spot, but the pleasantly chattering atmosphere makes you feel like you've landed in the cozy dining room of a friendly Italian family. The crowd is a mix of financial types from nearby Wall Street and special-occasioners gussied up for a night on the town. Service is friendly, if somewhat inattentive.

The Food
On Ponte's upscale Italian menu, the two-pound signature lobster arrives "angry," swimming in spicy garlic butter. Meatier dishes include pork scaloppini with potato-apple gratin in a rich port-wine sauce and creamy rigatoni with sweet Italian sausage that subtly echoes the sugary tones of plump peas. The poached pear tart with almond gelato is nothing short of exquisite, with a light dusting of cinnamon over a crumbly almond-marzipan filling in flaky pastry.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

authentic italian meal – we took advantage of the nyc restaurant week special menu to check out this restaurant. this is a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal. there was not much of a choice from the special menu, but you couldn't go wrong. and when our waiter started telling us about the specials for the day, our mouths were watering. i haven't had such an authentic meal since dining at Da Guido in Siena, Italy! we'll be back again for sure, restaurant week or not! and try the carpaccio, yum yummm.

Doesn't Recommend
0.5
over a year ago

Mediocre, Overpriced – The money they spend on marketing is what gets them customers, not the chef. There are at least 1200 nyc restaurants that have tastier food. You can do much better.

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