Il Posto
Il Posto

Il Posto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilpostodenver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 394-0100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 2.30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00am - Sunday: 5:00pm, 10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Frizzi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Buy out available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RACE AND VINE
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot in the back of the restaurant
A word from Il Posto
Il Posto offers the complicated simplicity of Italian Food and Wine

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Il Posto reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (129)neighborhood gem (116)notable wine list (80)great for outdoor dining (73)special occasion (73)romantic (58)hot spot (32)good for groups (14)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Stumbled Upon A Good One
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We were on the way home from a Broncos game and found Il Posto on Open Table. High end Italian in a unique setting. The food was really great - tagliatelli with wild boar, a quail entre and a pork shank entre. The pork just kind of slid off the bone. All very tasty. Waiter was excellent. Our only complaint is that it was quite cold in there until they decided to turn on the heat - then nice and comfy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, daily menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The menu changes daily so don't expect a huge variety of options. That said, the food was flawlessly executed and delicious. The pork shank fell off the bone and was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This was my second time at Il Posto, and it is absolutely amazing. The ever-changing menu reflects the season perfectly. The foods are very reminiscent of what I ate in Italy: fresh, quality, and delicious in simplicity. You can get out of here without breaking the bank, but I highly recommend not being averse to spending a few bucks to fully experience the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    Finster
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Been here twice. Busy tight dining room with a loud din, very attentive servers with great attitude serving delicious unusual flavors. Great positive vibe with owner Andrea orchestrating it all. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DenverVisit
    Restreview
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We heard about this restaurant in an elevator at the hotel we were staying at. Someone said it was great and not for tourists, so naturally we went. The ambiance was cool, the food was amazing, and the waiter and host were really nice, funny and accommodating. We were a larger group and then kept the wine poured while we chatted for hours. We never felt rushed. It was a great night and delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An intimate, warm and wonderful dining experience.
    SwaneeboyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    A compact yet diverse menu and wine list. This was my third or fourth visit. Always a great experience. The staff is appropriately engaging, friendly and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    Jendi51
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Il Posto is the best place we've found for a romantic dinner; we've been for our anniversary the last two years. This time we got several starters to share and then each tried a main. The standout was paparadelle with brisket but everything was exquisite. In retrospect, we got most of the dishes that our server recommended because he was so enthusiastic. Service was amazing and magical in that way of there when you need it, not when you don't; my husband dropped his napkin twice, and both times he was given a new one before he even realized he'd dropped it. I wish we lived in the nabe so we could just walk in for a quick bite and glass of wine at the bar surrounding the open kitchen. It's a warm, friendly spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Janet
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We arrived a little early for our 8:00 PM reservation. The restaurant is small and the bar was full so the owner suggested that we go next door for a cocktail. He came over to get us when our table was ready. The food was unique and excellent but a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Restaurant!
    Brooke
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is one of my husband and my favorite restaurants. The menu changes nightly and the owner, Andrea, never disappoints. We talk about our favorite dishes for weeks to come. One of the best dining experiences in Denver. Between the wine, cheeses, risotto, fish and dessert (you must get the donuts) you can't go wrong. Service is always amazing. Andrea always greets us at the door and it feels like coming home to a good friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place to eat
    NathanSVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    It was our first time dining here. There was such a positive energy in the dining room and kitchen the night we were there with lots of smiles and laughter. The staff seemed to truly enjoy working together, and that positive energy was translated into our dishes. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. Our meals were vibrant and crafted with love. A great find in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good but ambiance lacking
    bisonburger
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Food and service were really good but the ambiance has much to be desired. Lighting is horrible and we felt like we were sitting in a basement with cold shadows and stark walls. Friendly wait staff, great pasta, but when you drop a few hundred on supper you expect more from your surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Can't say enough about the food. Ours was a special occasion made truly special by the uniquely creative cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Upscale Italian in Denver
    BestItalianVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is a fantastic, chef owned, small intimate restaurant. The food and ambiance is really amazing and they change the menu daily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    foodamor
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband spent many years in restaurant kitchens, and is an extreme critic and connesseur of fine food and dining. He told me this, overall with food and wine and experience, was the best meal of his life. I agree.so worth it. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A different experience from the typical Italian restaurant. Great flavor in all the dishes, perfectly seasoned and well presented. The service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    SThomasC
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The atmosphere, service and quality of food and wine was totally awesome. GREAT PLACE TO TAKE SOMEONE SPECIAL!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is ok; Prices are not
    JImD
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food on my visit was average but the menu is limited and it tries to be upscale Italian, but falls short. The service was fine and the restaurant is a nice small space. My issue with Il Posto is price. Dinner for two was approx $110, without tip ($28 for a chicken breast, $24 for a plate of risotto, $20 for two desserts, and $28 for two glasses of wine) and a coffee. The food was about double what it should be and is in other restaurants since these are basic entrees. I have been to Italy often but I never want to pay over $20 for risotto or pollo. I like fine dining but Il Posto is an average restaurant with fine dining prices. It would be a good spot neighborhood spot at half the price.
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  • Andrea is a treat!
    FoodIELOVeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Il Posto has been one of my favorite hidden gems since the day its doors opened. Now, the little secret seems to be shared, becuase they are always packed with hip foodies enjoying the scene. I am always pleasantly suprised with Andrea's creations and love his smile and warmth even more! Although I don't always love sharing my little gems, I am glad that Il Posto has been recognized for its great quality, wonderful food and even better owners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PaulT
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in years. Great service and nice atmosphere. The risotto was amazing, as was the calamari appetizer. Not cheap, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Wheatridge1VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had nice lunch on patio with good service. 1 appetizer, 3 entrees and 3 glasses of wine, the total bill with tip was $111. Food was good, but not spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top 5 restaurant in Denver
    Bmac19
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Easily one of the best places to eat in Denver. Phenomenal local menu, brilliant and helpful staff, great drink and wine selection. My wife and I love this spot. If you want great Italian, you can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Arhodes2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was very impressed with Il Posto! The service was absolutely outstanding, wine list was very extensive, and the food was delicious too. The servers clearly knew their products and recommended great choices. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt that, while very good, the food proportions weren't entirely worth what they charged...but that's just me being picky, honestly. I would totally recommend this place as a romantic/special night out dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    ashleyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden gem in the neighborhood! Great food and amazing service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kerry B
    doctorB2
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We enjoyed the meal. A tad noisy. The presentation of the food and the service were EXCEPTIONAL! The food was very good but not great. A bit overpriced. We loved our waitress:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pilotphish
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Good food, small portions, excellent service, bad draft by the door. We had and app, bottle of wine, soup, 3 entres and I left still hungry after spending over $200.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EatingOut7014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for an anniversary dinner. We really thought the food was exceptional. They change the menu daily, so there's more reason to go back! We had a salad, calamari, a pasta dish, and a fish entrée, and also desserts. The only thing that I didn't love was my cocktail - I'll just order the wine next time. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Posto lunch
    freetoenjoylife
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed having lunch with a friend. Outdoor dining, perfect weather and great conversation-who could ask for anything more? The waiter was attentive, informative and did not rush us. Would certainly want to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fitfoidie
    Fitfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was date night. We arrived over an hour late due our teen having a car accident. They were more than helpful in accommodating my husband and I. Food is always a welcome surprise full of unexpected mixes of the freshest ingredients. A definite fav for us. Fun and knowledgable staff. Stunning wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Hostess Absent Waiter
    ckmd25VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was really good here. We both had the John Dory Fish which was quite tasty, a little on the luke-warm side but the flavor was very good. The hostess was also really nice and so was the waitress. However, she disappeared for long periods of time, which was somewhat frustrating. However, overall the food was quite good and the staff was friendly, albeit inattentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    terry
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What great food. Be sure to bring your appetite and leave room for that desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST GO TO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I asked around for numerous recommendations for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. A friend suggested Il Posto and decided to give it a whirl. A tiny restaurant hidden in Cap Hill with a clean and simple atmosphere. The staff was casual which was a nice balance with the menu, made you feel comfortable and not stuffy. Our server was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wines and helped us make our appetizer selection. The mussels are A MUST ORDER! The broth was slightly spicy and the bacon added flavor. We both ordered the steaks, and OH MY GOODNESS-AMAZING! The came topped with bacon butter (yes, bacon BUTTER) pears and zucchini along with a light sauce. Amazing, I talked about Posto for days. We both cleaned our plates and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We've been to a few of the trendy restaurants and were disappointed. Il Posto met our expectations -- the food was fabulous, the portions were perfect, the service was fantastic. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Alanso
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Il Posto brings a great dining experience to a small space. They do a great job of changing the menu--often daily--to incorporate fresh ingredients, preparing them in unusual and delightful ways. The presentation of dishes is excellent, and the wait staff is delightful and accommodating. I love the open kitchen where you can see the chefs doing their magic. Il Posto is a great addition to Denver's Uptown restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    DVDFW
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always an amazing night when you are lucky enough to have Il Posto and the best food in Denver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Posto is my favorite restaurant!
    Jenny
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I jump at every opportunity I get to eat at Il Posto. The menu is consistently changing and the food is consistently delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had heard it was good, but it far exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and i have been to Il Posto four times and each has been excellent in terms of food and service. The wine list is an awesome, reasonably priced collection of Italians that would please most Oenophiles. But... i keep hoping the two-top tables wouldn't be so darned close together. I can easily listen to my neighbors on both sides (which can be funny), but it's not fit for the level of sophistication and elegance that the cool/hip/casual atmosphere of the place exudes. So here's my tip: by all means, do not skip Il Posto, but go with three or four people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LIKE GOING TO ITALY! FABULOUS!
    birthdaypresent
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love this restaurant! Wonderful atmosphere, excellent Northern Italian food that is beautifully presented, and Andre', the owner, is a wonderful person who mingles with guests and cares to give each table the experience of feeling like you are in Italy once more. The wait staff is very attentive and the wine recommendations are excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    visitorsVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Restaurant week was our first time at Il Posto. They did a great job. The food was very, very good. We plan to go there again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Step into Italy w/o leaving Denver
    KellUtopianEventsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Il Posto is by far the best italian restaurant in Denver. Chef Owner, Andrea's passion comes through clearly in every aspect of the dining restaurant. The food is second to none, and the service matches it. No matter how hard I try, I cannot find a single detail I would change. It really is that good.k
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.