Elegant and old-school—bright lights, crisp white linens, and formal Italian waiters in white jackets and ties—Il Gattopardo feels more like Milan than Midtown. It’s best to come here for lunch and order pastas, which are homemade and authentic: They offer scialatielli (thick, flat noodles) with shellfish ragou, along with Paccheri (long tubes) with “Genovese” sauce, delicate raviolis, risottos, and more. The lemon sorbet is always a nice way to wrap up the meal.

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