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Il Posto
Il Posto

Il Posto Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A little expensive but great food - esp. the osso bucco and risotto!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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??"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Perfect birthday luncheon on the patio. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "fabulous bread, salad, pasta. love the size of the portions."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "the food incredibly delicious, wonderful wine, service tops with individual care by owner and sommelier!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Your food was fantastic, unbelievable flavors, perfect temperatures, well done presentation. Servers were efficient and unobtrusive, my favorite combination"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "One of the best spots for a neighborhood meal in Denver. Five stars for ambiance, food and wine"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This place is incredible!!! What a gem - we did the wine pairing dinner and it was awesome!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Il Posto is unique among Denver's many good restaurants. True to its heritage , it keeps turning out very authentic Italian dishes based on the best and freshest ingredients available that day....the menu changes accordingly every night ! Service is friendly ,casual,not overpowering , and the wait staff is always spot-on with their recommendations and service ethic. Chef/Owner Andrea Frizzi is almost always on site , overseeing , making wine recommendations , and welcoming guests new and old. The food is adventurous , innovative , and excellent. The ambience has a great uptown buzz , Il Posto is our favorite spot for a great night out with friends."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Andrea Frizzi's northern Italian restaurant, Il Posto, serves up a daily changing menu with a few "regulars". I have been eating at his restaurant since it opened, and it never ceases to surprise me, or delight me. I ordered the Osso Bucco, which is served with risotto and a small spoon to eat out the marrow of the bone. The melt-in-your mouth quality of the meat, together with the creamy risotto is unmatched. Andrea suggested a light and crisp red wine, and along with the fresh bufalo mozzarella plate with broccolini, fresh string beans, egg yolk gremalata, and mortadella, I was in food heaven. The service is also very good--no glass of water is every half empty."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Il Posto was built for foodies. And the service is remarkable without being intrusive. Got a friendly, enthusiastic education on restaurant's wine selections by the glass. 4-course tasting menu very fairly priced for upscale meal. Every vegatable and cheese that starred from salads to main courses were amazing. Homemade pastas made with love and made to fall in love with. Meat preparation a notch below five-star."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu, and each dish was wonderful. Each was paired with a wine, which matched the dish very well. Service was attentive and excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I was blown away by my meal. Super fresh ingredients (king salmon flown in from Alaska that day), quite a good recipe and presentation with flawless skill in the kitchen. A small but well chosen wine list. I will definately return whenever I am in Denver."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The tastes of the various ingredients in each dish, from the salad through the dessert are liberating. Definitely a cut above most other restaurants."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. We had an incredible meal with incredible service, which unfortunately is often rare. Highly recommend Il Posto."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is a true gem! The food is the superstar but no aspect of dining pleasure is overlooked. Our family talked about the food that we ate and the service we received for days after our visit. Our son is an aspiring chef and we eat here because it reminds him what he is striving to achieve. A relaxed atmosphere with spectacular food!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "WOW! fabulous meal; everything just perfect! Our waiter was delightful without being intrusive, the food was just amazing and the overall experience was memorable."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food with an eclectic, thoughtful wine list. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This truly is one of the most amazing restaurants in Denver. I have lived in Italy and the food served at il posto is like being back in northern Italy. Great wine list and super cool that the menu is made from scratch daily. Definitely a must try restaurant in Denver. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food and the atmosphere are good. However, this doesn't mean that I enjoy being addressed with "guys" by the twink waiter. Not that this is the only place in Denver where the waiters will address you so. You have a middle-aged gentleman having lunch with an elderly, elegantly dressed lady, neither of whom you have seen before. Do you really think it's appropriate to call them "guys" and touch his shoulder with your hand? This is like the idiotic "no problem" response that you get from waiters these days. I am not your buddy and I certainly don't expect serving me could be a "problem." So refer to me politely, keep your hands off me and relearn to say "you are welcome" when a patron says "thank you" for service he is paying for."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I love this place. This time I had the lamb rack. Perfect medium rare and the other stuff on the plate was a joy to explore. (I still don't know what it all was other than excellent tasting food). When it came out I was initially dismayed that it was only two pieces but they were really substantial and I couldn't have eaten a third. Then desert. Their was an issue with one of them that the server immediately corrected (and took off our bill, thx). Both were heavenly and I wish our party had ordered a third. The cappuccino gets a thumbs up from a coffee snob. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our entire party enjoyed the food. It has lots of flavor and the spices used were complimentary. I thought the drinks and desserts overpriced ($10). "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I love the fact they change the menu frequently. Each time we venture in new options present themselves. Multiple veggie options are always a plus for us. We really enjoy IL Posto."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A real restaurant passionately focused on excellent Italian cuisine. They change the menu daily to highlight the freshest seasonal ingredients. My date and I had a super fresh salad with marcona almonds, cherries, and black garlic vinaigrette, then stuffed calamari, Bangs Island mussels with english peas, pork pappardelle (fresh handmade pasta of course), and halibut cheeks. Everything so fresh and properly cooked and seasoned. Desserts - passionfruit chocolate crostata and housemade doughnuts with olive oil creme anglaise - were beautiful and interesting. Truly great cuisine in an unpretentious barebones setting. Il posto is at the top of the restaurant game in Denver."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food and service were great. However, the overall cost of the meal was high, particularly with the small portions."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wanted a nice, romantic night out and found the perfect setting al fresco at Il Posto. We had the tasting menu, paired with wines, which was delicious. The only drawback was the amount of pork on the menu - neither of us eat pork and one of us does not eat beef. It would have been nice to have a chicken option. The oysters were delicious and the pasta with green tomatoes was exceptional."
    Dined on 5/5/2014