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Postino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.postinorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (925) 299-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Service Nightly at 5:30PM Lunch Service M - F 11:30AM to 3:00PM Afternoon menu offered between
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Stewart Beatty
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With the holidays just around the corner we are pleased to offer five different spaces that provide a unique setting, which can be tailored to meet the needs of your event. All of our rooms are ideal for special celebrations as well as business events. Visit www.postinorestaurant.com for more info.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Crotty (925) 299-8700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette Circle
  • Public Transit: The Lafayette Bart station is 2 blocks north of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large on site parking lot.
A word from Postino
Winner of the Best Restaurant Awards from DIABLO MAGAZINE and THE EASTBAY EXPRESS. Postino is located in a historic brick and slate-roofed Carr Jones designed former post office in downtown Lafayette. Inspired by the traditions of Italy with an American inclination, Postino delivers a seasonal menu using the finest local and imported ingredients. We serve the full menu at bar and have walk in tables available in the lounge and patio. Private rooms and banquet spaces seat 6 to 250.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Seven of us had an excellent birthday celebration dinner at Postino. The rabbit gargenelli and the eggplant parmesan were particularly good. It was a little difficult to make conversation across the table as the room we were in was quite noisy. One of the side rooms might be better."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Postino. We had a nice, intimate table. We ordered and served our drinks quickly. Food was great. We tried lasagna and braised short ribs. Both were really well crafted. Service was efficient but not overbearing. We will return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We took some out of town, Brooklyn, houseguests to Postino and had a really good meal. Our waiter, Brian Cooley, was fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and made a great Russian River wine recommendation for us as well. The restaurant is very pretty and the service in general was attentive without being over the top. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Postino is already one of our favorite restaurants and our anniversary dinner was as expected - great service, ambiance and food. Highly recommend for couples and/or groups."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Postino this week. The service was excellent, attentive but not hovering. The cake I ordered was as requested. We had calamari which was a special. It was the best I have had in ages. If you don't want a traditional dinner, there are many options for lighter dining. Postino is great for special occasions. However we aren't waiting for an event. We will be back next week."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I have eaten at Postino before several times, but always for dinner. Dinners were very good, and the setting is lovely. But the lunch menu is not enticing. The three salads offered the addition of a grilled chicken breast or bit of salmon. I had the chicken breast, which I suspect was frozen, then thawed with gentle boiling, then seared for flavor, as it had a rubbery texture. It also had a good deal of skin, which meant the fat was lurking in those skin folds, and the nubbin of a wing left in place made it look large, but in fact, reduced the size. The special salad was soft shell crab, an eastern crab, that is not in season right now. Obviously, I declined that."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant experience at this romantic restaurant. Perfect table, excellent service, great food. Just the best of everything."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Excellent dinner and service. I will recommend your restaurant to others"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Took my family out with my father and his wife. They are retired and in their 80's and we drove down to pick them up at their home in Lafayette. There are a number of good to very good options in Lafayettte and Postino is one of the very good options. We started with Calamari and bruschetta for the table. Very good choices, well constructed and presented .. Dinner choices ranged from the salmon to chicken to short ribs, to risotto to me with the delicious ribeye. A nice bottle of Miner Chardonnay and a Seghesio Zin by the glass for my steak. Excellent dessert for our son and coffees and Cappuchino's completed a great meal. Loved the valet parking which helped with the older members of our party who don't get around as well. We'll return!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Walnut Creek/Lafayette. I've been coming here for almost 15 years...for reference, I've also eaten at high-end all over CA, USA, and Europe. 5-star for Diablo Valley; 3-1/2 world-wide. Raw food quality is excellent; preparation is always excellent; service is excellent. If you like the menu, you will like the food."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have been to Postino many times. My niece and a friend from Venezuela were visiting me in Orinda. We had a great time and a very goo meal."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Postino to celebrated a special event because, when we had gone in the past, we found it a perfect setting for a quiet -and delicious- dinner. Nothing has changed except, perhaps, that the service is even BETTER than it was in the past. We each had salads (fresh, ample and tasty) and shared a rib-eye steak that was cooked to perfection -steak knives not needed. We tasted and then chose a moderately priced wine that perfectly rounded things off. Even after a group of "conversationalists" were seated nearby, Postino is quiet enough to enjoy a fine meal and each others company."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing ambiance, and amazing (truly) service! Nothing more to be said..."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Real -- not pretentious. Delicious, innovative food & attentive service in a relaxing environment."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Postino showed us a very nice table for a b'day dinner for 8 adults. Especially enjoyed the short ribs and salmon. Liked the energy of the restaurant and service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The ambiance is wonderful . . . the food delicious . . . the service friendly and fast . . . what more could you ask from a neighborhood gem like Postino."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent evening with great service and good food. Will definitely come back again"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Postino is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. I eat gluten-free and they were very accommodating. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I came in here for his birthday dinner. We came on the recommendation from a friend and he was right. Great food, great service. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " The restaurant was about 25% occupied we were seated and given our menus the menu is very unclear at to what style of food.Between Italian,Asian or American it's kind of a mish-mash of what ever they see fit.And the poor customers not knowledgeable about quality,portion or proper cooking of a duck breast having un-shirred breast skin and extra well done.Raviolis witch are stated hand made on menu "NOT" served with sweet taste-less sauce Unorganized servers with nothing to do talking to each other while we waited and adding insult to injury the prices there are higher than San Francisco.Should I say more what a rip-off!! and wine list sucks."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Postino had been recommended to us by friends in the neighborhood who have eaten there many times. We expected so much more! The wine list was the only exception to mediocrity on all levels. The food was passable at best. We shall not be returning anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We Don't come here often.... It's a special occasion place for us. But food is amazing and service is good"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is a rare restaurant where you can find good food, wonderful service, good atmosphere and moderate noise where you can enjoy casual conversation. Hat's off to Postino!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First of.all, I have not been to Postino in years since there are.so.many restaurants.in the area but after that awsome duck we wil be back. Everyone.enjoyed their meal. Fantistic food. Beautiful windows. Wonderful company."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everything is done to perfection at the charming Postino We were seated immediately, the staff was attentive without being helicopters and the food was excellent. The duck and hand made gnocchi were especial brilliant. This was one of our best dinners in the Bay Area! Carol"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great food, very good service, nice atmosphere! The price for quality and flavor is right on point. This is a must go to place if you want to experience a taste of country Italy. From the excellent appetizers to the main dishes. And Duck, you have not had great duck until you've eaten here."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our dinning experience at Postino. Our waitress was a delight! The food is always outstanding. We celebrated my husbands birthday and it was perfect. Thank You Postino!! Linda & Jon Mahler"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and am impressed that every choice I've made have been excellent. Just enjoyed the Eggplant Parmesan-one of best I'm ever had. Also, the desserts are yummy-loved the S'more treat."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Postino restaurant has been one of my favorite restaurants since I first went there, I believe in 2005. It offers many food choices and the quality of the food is fantastic! While there are a lot of tables, the noise level is held to a minimum so it's easy to have conversations while dining. My favorite dish is the eggplant parmesan and I order that most of the time. The restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere and the outdoor dining is very romantic!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have been going to Postino for years. Always great food and wonderful service. I recently had an old friend from out of town visiting, who travels all over the world on business, and is a total food and restaurant snob. When it came time to select a spot to have dinner, I considered the many "hot spots" that people talk about. But knowing Postino always has fabulous food and friendly, efficient service, I chose to take him there. We started with carpaccio and cocktails, then he had the halibut special of the day, and I had the salmon. Both excellent! A bottle of incredible Italian wine a treat as well! We then split a blueberry and peach galette which was divine! My friend raved about Postino! Quite a compliment coming from him!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I took a couple of out-of-state friends for dinner. They were very impressed with food, service, and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "First time at Postino but not the last. Four of us sat in a very pretty side room with an open door to the patio that gave us nice light and a charming view. The waiter was attentive and everyone liked their food. Two had the chef's special halibut and loved it, one had duck and was equally pleased and the chef made me a plate of wild rice and sauteed vegetables that was beautiful and tasty and much appreciated. We shared a fabulous galette for dessert and had a Russian River Pinot Grigio that the waiter helped us choose and was just as described. All in all, a really nice experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that you can count on to to serve excellent food, provide a welcoming atmosphere and leave you with a satisfied smile on your face!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My friend & I met for lunch, had 2 Asian chicken salads (modest portions) & 2 iced teas--$50 before tip!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very good dinner. Great service. Good place for a special dinner"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I eat at this restaurant all the time but this was the worst service experience I have ever had. Our waitress disappeared for long stretches when we needed more water, more bread, just service. They forgot our side vegetable and I had to chase her down to pay the bill after she ignored me frequently. I was very bummed because my usual experience is fantastic. I hope things get better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have eaten here numerous times and it always meets my expectations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Postino seems to fly under the radar, but I am always pleasantly surprised by the food, wine and service. The hand rollled pasta with rabbit was one of the best that I have ever had, and I go out a lot. The Nebbiolo was a great match. The outdoor patio is great on a warm evening."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were married at Postino 3 years ago, so we have been back each year to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Rick was our waiter and so attentive to everything! Chef Stewart made us rib eye steaks - Perfect! Thanks to the Postino crew for making a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The ambiance at Postino's is very good as is the service and the food. The lunch menu could have more variety to choose from. I thought it odd that the restaurant did not provide a birthday dessert (most nice restraurants do) for our twins."
    Dined on 6/10/2014