Il Posto
Il Posto

Il Posto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilpostodenver.com/
  • Phone: 3033940100x
  • 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Il Posto reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (107)neighborhood gem (93)great for outdoor dining (71)notable wine list (68)special occasion (64)romantic (46)great for lunch (25)hot spot (18)good for groups (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Restaurant week
    DVDFW
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Il posto is always the most amazing restaurant around. It has to be one of the best places in the world that I have been to and the food is incredible!!! Staff is great, wines are awesome, and the different menu every day is always a fun surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ericcoloVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great meal and service during restaurant week. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent restaurant with delicious seasonal food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The atmosphere is nice and the setting is great. However, to encourage regular neighborhood clientele, which determines whether a small restaurant in a walkable neighborhood like this one survives and thrives, they might want to make a few changes to encourage that clientele, as it is the bread and butter for a small place. Foodies will just migrate to the next new place that opens. One way to encourage this clientele is to alter the wine list. For the type of restaurant that Il Posto is, one would expect a great wine list that includes great inexpensive ones and where bottles are 2x their cost. While their selection is nice, this one appears to 3x their costs and includes no great inexpensive ones. Also, the food is priced a bit high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite small Italian gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Reminds me of finding a great small Trattoria in Italy. Menu changes all the time. Staff is gracious and helpful. They will accommodate your specialty needs. Wish it was closer to home. I would be there every week. Food is presented beautifully, with the tastes to match. Some of the most creative and tasty salads. Perfect risotto. Truly a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Terre
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a great find; the food was great, the atmosphere was great, the service was great, the patio was really fun and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il pisto excellante
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had dinner during restaurant week, the calamari appetizer was original and delicious , the pork ragu pasta was incredible and the bass and steak with all fresh vegetables were succulent .the chef owner visited three times to make sure we were satisfied One of our best DENVER DINING EXPERIEBCES
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Il Posto is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Never miss it! The food and service are always great. A bit noisy, but it's part of its charm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il posto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have dined here many times. The food is excellent; and the service is of a high standard. Il posto is definitely one of our favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best risotto
    DrmickjrVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Il Posto is a gem. The best risotto in Colorado, not even close. Made to order each time. We had the risotto with speck and Colorado peaches, perfect! The salads are always bountiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed on East 17th
    SteakStarved
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've made our last visit to Il Pposto, long a Denver area favorite. Starting out with an over-zealous waitress clearly focused on turning the table, who then became transfixed with the screen at the end of the bar, back to the restaurant. The calamari appetizer was burdened with a regretable tomato broth, which would have been more appealing had our server granted ourinitial requests for more bread before we were done. The two pasta courses ordered shouldn't have left the kitchen, as the fried chicken on one was nearly meatless, and the shrimp on the other cut to gumdrop-size pieces, while the pasta on the latter was hard and rubbery. The knowledgable sommelier and another waiter saved the evening from complete disaster.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I don't know how many times they got busted serving alcohol to under age customers but they didn't serve me because I had a temporally drivers license. I am 29. I am not going to enjoy their amazing food with a glass of water. I could tell the Manager was scared I am an under cover cop. The waitress recommended me to take my passport with me. I was like I don't need your opinion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Il Posto… divine!
    PS55
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is the second time we have dined at Il Posto. The first time we ordered the wine pairing dinner, which was one of the best meals we've ever had--on a par with Frasca, Mizuna and similar restaurants in the region. This time we ordered a la carte from the seasonal menu and let our server assist in selecting the wine. It's obvious that everyone at Il Posto enjoys what they do, and is masterful at their individual contributions, resulting in a meal that's a pleasure from start to finish. We'll be back… again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food, good wine list, fabulous desserts, knowledgable wait staff. The restaurant windows open to the street side patio which was just wonderful. Lovely experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian oasis
    DrmickjrVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Il Posto is always interesting and frequently terrific. The risottos are cooked to order, something rare and valuable if you love risotto. That is my 'go to' dish here. Everything is delicious and well-presented, save an occasional dish that just isn't quite up to these standards. The wine list is substantial and there are knowledgeable staff to assist if one is unfamiliar with Italian wines. The owner, Andrea, is a joy and quite a talented chef in his own right. If we lived closer we would go once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Sandi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our meal was excellent, as always. The service was terrific and the table by the open window on a beautiful night was perfect. We celebrated my son's 50th birthday and everyone loved it. It is a little loud for us, but being next to the window made it easier to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TrishWS13VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    IP has been on my 'must-go-to' list for a long time, & I'm so happy we finally made it there. Everything about the experience was outstanding. The menu changes nightly, so I can't recommend a particular dish. Just go knowing that everything is seasonal, freshly made, & well conceived. Their wine specialist did a great job pairing our meal with an affordable selection that matched our personal tastes - & the food - very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Denver area restaurant
    JeffG
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our favorite Denver area restaurant. We go for the 4 course complete dinner @ $65 per person. We also go when the weather permits to sit outside on the sidewalk cafe part. Service is impeccable. The menu is unique. The food is wonderful. Denver can be a cool place to eat. So, for all those tourists who are in Denver for the new businesses that have opened, this is the place to go to satisfy your munchies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Posto
    DenverfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was great, but the limited cocktail menu was disappointing. Also, although the dishes were creative and tasty, I was unimpressed with the variety of offerings. I don't consider myself a picky eater, but there were very few traditional meals - the meat dishes were rabbit, veal and duck, with no chicken or beef. The only fish dish was scallops. A limited menu with mostly locally sourced ingredients gives a kitchen a little less to work with. However, the dishes almost felt like they were chosen for the chef's palate, not with your typical (even sophisticated) diner in mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find
    Amusebouche
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were pleased to find Il Posto on a visit to Denver. The restaurant is on a block outside center Denver but charming. It has inside and outside dining. the food was excellent from the appetizers to the main course of sea bream (bass) and osso bucco. The dessert budino is excellent. The wine list is varied and reasonable. The service was attentive and cheerful. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Posto
    Happyhere
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We spent a day in Denver, including a trip to Botanic Gardens. Il Posto was a perfect stop for lunch beforehand; elegant and understated. Lovely food, great service, and we had a most enjoyable time venturing down from the Republic of Boulder!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ItalianbyMarriage
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A little expensive but great food - esp. the osso bucco and risotto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enthusiastic Thumbs Up
    mdfe
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I just love this restaurant. The food is always interesting, the staff is attentive and well-informed, you can tell the owner is dedicated to making the dining experience a good one. The space is small, but well-organized, so I didn't feel squeezed in. A great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable Food
    JohannesClimacusVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I love this restaurant! The menu changes on a regular basis, you can see the chefs cooking from anywhere in the restaurant, the ambiance is small and intimate. Everything is so fresh! A great place to take a date or go to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Food & Service
    bballeagleman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had another great evening at Il Posto. I will continue to visit here whenever I am in town. The food is an experience and the service is excellent. I went with recommendations from our waitress and was thrilled with every idea. I even tried the octopus and thought it was terrific. To end the evening a male waiter brought out our after dinner drinks and brought out two small glasses of some different liquors he thought would go well with our desserts. What a GREAT evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    luvgoodchow
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here and were seated outside right at 5PM. service was friendly and prompt. Fair selection of wine and great food prepared fresh. The menu is different every day. Give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful from start to finish
    TheaterGoer
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We brought some visiting friends from LA here for dinner and they loved Il Posto as much as we do. Deliciously prepared local ingredients, attentive but unobtrusive waitstaff, and a wonderful, affordable winelist. Max, the sommelier, recommended a varietal we had never heard of before and it was an excellent pairing with our food. We can't wait to go back and see what is on the ever-changing menu. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We missed Andre
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been dining at Il Posto forever, and I think this might be the first time we've arrived to find Andre out of town. Even if our server wouldn't have confirmed that for us, it was obvious. The service was not at all what we are used to at Il Posto. We waited far too long to be served food and wine, and we felt like for every course, we had to ask for our drinks. My salmon was dry. It was my brother's 30th birthday, and I was disappointed for this to be the first time ever that Il Posto let us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andrea continues to impress
    MAFreezeVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I have visited Il Posto several times. On this trip we sampled from each category on the ever-changing menu and each dish was prepared to a quality that exceeds superb. The ahi tuna and the orecchiette with pancetta particularly shined. The service is top notch and the wine list includes just enough from only the best of Italy. Sadly, our evening was interrupted by a horrific hit-and-run accident in full view of patrons on the patio or near the large open windows toward the front of the restaurant. It was unsettling and put a damper on what to that point had been a terrific dinner. Yet to see chef/owner Andrea grab handfuls of cloth napkins from his restaurant and race to the aid of the badly injured man laying in the street was admirable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as last time
    Barbjefe1VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We went there for our anniversary. We had a lovely time and enjoyed the muscato they gave us to celebrate. The salad was fresh and delicious. The gazpacho was also good, but not amazing. The entrees were both pretty good, but not very Italian. The fish seemed somewhat dry and plain. I was there before snd remember it being more exceptional. Perhaps because the true chef was not there this time??
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Risotto heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Met some friends for dinner a week or so ago. We had great wine, food, and ambience. The waiter was attentive (without hovering) friendly, knew his wines and food! Love Il Posto (I'm going to take the risotto cooking course this month).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AAAHHH, Andrea --
    msre
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Perfect birthday luncheon on the patio. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always consistently great
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    fabulous bread, salad, pasta. love the size of the portions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our new favorite
    finefoodlovers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    the food incredibly delicious, wonderful wine, service tops with individual care by owner and sommelier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place, but not this time
    kjindenver
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have always loved Il Posto and get there any chance I can with my husband or friends. The atmosphere is lovely, service impeccable, and food delicious. Everything was the same and wonderful on this last visit except the food. It was a bit too creative for my taste. I had green tomato gazpacho with crab. Unlike regular gazpacho which is bursting with flavors, it was somewhat tasteless and flat. Then, my husband and I split the lobster. It was served with pork fat, strawberries and peas which just did not blend together. I hope the restaurant sticks with more traditional Italian roots - with a twist - not a complete overhaul.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special little Italian Restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food, some of the wait staff (not our primary server) were snobby and acted pretty unfriendly towards the table in general. The waiter was very nice and the Sommelier was great! Good food for a fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebratory!
    I84luv
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Your food was fantastic, unbelievable flavors, perfect temperatures, well done presentation. Servers were efficient and unobtrusive, my favorite combination
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very special
    Teague
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    One of the best spots for a neighborhood meal in Denver. Five stars for ambiance, food and wine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best date experience
    JamasterJ
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This place is incredible!!! What a gem - we did the wine pairing dinner and it was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service sealed the deal
    SarahAnn127
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food was stellar. The ambience was adorable. The service, from the entire staff, was absolutely amazing. The service was the best I've ever received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.