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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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We were in the restaurant from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm. We wanted a serene setting to be allowed ample time to visit and not have to shout. We certainly had that experience. I am worried that with just our table for two and one other table for two occupied during the time we were there, how will the restaurant continue to serve lunch?"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a outstanding meal this past Thursday night. Out waiter Brian was extremely helpful in guiding us through a menu that offered so many delicious sounding dishes it was hard to choose! We ended up sharing a Caesar salad and fresh tomato soup, both of which were very nice presentations. The standout to me however was the House-made "Pasta with Rabbit and Wild Mushrooms"! The broth was rich, flavorful and savory. My only problem will be not ordering the same dish over and over again! My wife's Salmon was also delicious and cooked to order. The fresh Blueberry / Peach Galette with White Chocolate Ice Cream was a perfect finish to a memorable dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "So glad we tried it. Found it on opentable.com and tried it. It is my new favorite restaurant. Great ambience and food. Loved it. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Lovely setting with wonderful food to boot. Standout dish for us was the short ribs and polenta. If you want to impress this place won't disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Waiter was delightful. All of us enjoyed our dishes .. Fried chicken.. Lasgne.. Short Ribs... Risotto.. Busy Friday night and food came fast. Always our " go to restaurant"!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " Postino is simply a restaurant you must visit. I have eaten there probably 25 times and every occasion is simply fantastic. The food, wine, service, and ambience is first rate!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Went for a wine tasting, then dinner. Having been there many times in the past we were very disappointed. An Italian restuarant who changed but not in a positive way. Not sure we'll be back soon."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Our evening meal was delicious and the setting was beautiful. The tuna and mahi mahi (special) were both outstanding choices. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the garden surroundings and warm weather. Almost felt like we were back in Europe."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Server: Nicole was fantastic. She had great timing. She left us alone and had perfect timing for when we needed, or wanted her. Hostess: I'm sorry I didn't remember her name, but she was great as well. I had screwed up my reservation (wrong month) and this young lady not only got us a table, she came back a few minutes later to tell us a booth would open up shortly. We sat at the bar and had a drink while we waited (10 min) for our table. Food: I had the Lasagnia and it was delicious. My wife had the ribs and as many have said, the meat falls off the bone. The only problem was my wife doesn't care for gnocchi. The gnocchi seemed to have a lot of butter. Overall it was a great experience and we would go back. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We decided to try Postino's for our anniversary dinner and we were very pleased! The atmosphere was very nice, although I'd like to sit in one of the side rooms next time. The service and the food were exceptional. We were happy to see one of our favorite wines on the list so we ordered a half bottle. Then we split a delicious Caesar salad. I ordered the pasta with mushrooms and rabbit and my husband ordered the ravioli. I wasn't sure if I would like rabbit, but it was fantastic... I will ordered it again next time I go. My husband was pleased with his meal as well. We were too full for desert, but the menu looked very good. We have already recommended this restaurant to our family and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My wife and I came here just to try something new and surprise...it was jus spectacular! Great service, amazing ambiance and incredible food!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Was disappointed with our recent dinner at Postino. The food was just fair, not what we remembered it was two years ago when we were in town for a visit. Will probably not go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Met at Postino's for a friend's birthday. My salad was very good -- but the fish special - halibut with some strange seasoning that I didn't care for - was not as good. I gave most of mine to my husband. It is a very lovely place for the ambience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Spectacular ambiance! Gorgeous - inside and out! My husband ordered the duck, which was delicious. I had pasta with prawns. Pasta texture was a bit strange, like ramen noodles, but good. Three of us ordered the pasta and I was the only one to finish mine. The other two thought it was just ok. We ordered three desserts for our large party. They were good. I would definitely go back but would probably not order pasta again. Overall, good food, great service, and spectacular ambiance."
    Dined on 5/18/2014