Del Posto

New York's extravagant modern Italian experience
If you’re looking for checkered tablecloths and the quaint fare of typical red-sauce joints, keep moving. At 24,000 square feet, with soaring columns and enough mahogany to give environmentalists palpitations, this high-end Italian restaurant dwarfs its competition in size and style but still pays attention to tiny details like purse stools for the ladies. 

Equal care is taken with the often-fearless food. What is perhaps more surprising is that this modern Italian classic is happy to table signature dishes to please diners with dietary restrictions; Del Posto’s gluten-free menù della terra is a welcome sight for vegans and vegetarians.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • No matter which menu you choose, make a detour through the restaurant’s wine list, as its 45,000-bottle collection will impress even the most seasoned wine aficionados.
  • Though the interior design of Del Posto is more on the conservative side than the other restaurants owned by Joe Bastianich (including the more casual eatery Lupa and the rock-music playing Babbo), the quality of the food in all three is consistent.
  • Del Posto in New York City is definitely a romantic and special occasion type of restaurant. Perfect for celebrating anniversaries or big milestones in life, the calm, softly lit dining room is great for intimate conversation and enjoying the soft notes of the live pianist playing during both dinner and lunch service.
Things to Know
  • Go hungry. This is a point we can’t emphasize enough.
  • Have a drink at the bar. The bar, located on the left side of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, has a comfortable seating area as well as bar seats for enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail.
  • Savor the pastas. With every pasta dish having its unique twist on Italian flavors and cuisine, each one will shock and surprise you. 
The Drinks
  • The specialty cocktail list at Del Posto isn’t extensive, but there are some great choices from which to choose.
  • If something simpler is what you’re looking for, the bar at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant will happily make a gin and tonic or a martini suited to your style.
Getting There
85 Tenth Avenue, New York, New York 10011
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