Posto
Posto

Posto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.postodc.com/
  • Phone: 2023328613x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm at bar only. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Pre-theater menu: Monday - Sunday from opening to 6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Fabbri , Chef de Cuisine Matteo Venini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between P & Q Streets NW
  • Parking: No
A word from Posto
Inspired to create a casual Italian restaurant in their own neighborhood, the culinary team behind Washington, DC’s award-winning Ristorante Tosca opened the doors to Posto, “a modern Italian place to meet,” in December 2008. It is located in a beautiful, century-old building (which at one time was a car dealership!) on the newly re-energized 14th St. NW – right next door to The Studio Theater, and just steps away from P St. and its hubbub of activity. As a proud new addition to the Logan Circle neighborhood, Posto serves classic and modern Italian dishes, and is the perfect place to drop in for a cocktail and a quick bite, or a multi-course meal shared with friends. A custom-built, wood-burning oven located in the back of the dining room entices guests with the smells of just-baked Neapolitan style pizzas and focaccia.
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Posto reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (37)great for outdoor dining (32)good for groups (22)romantic (21)special occasion (19)notable wine list (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Great Pasta and Pizza
    larryr
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was our first visit to Posto and it made a great first impression. The service was excellent and the food very good. We had two appetizers of bruschetta one with crab and the other with salmon toppings and they were creative and delicious. We followed with pizza and pastas and they also were first rate. One of the best parts of the meal was the pricing as Posto has great food at very reasonable prices. Our whole party of 5 with each having an entree and the two apps ate for just $105 (no alcohol and not including tax and tip). We will be back.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently wonderful
    LindylooVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The pre-theater dinner always has a number of choices and is reasonable, tasty and beautifully presented. The waited was particularly attentive to us and to our time frame so we would not miss theater.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We came in for the pizza but pizza oven was out Of order so we both ordered seafood pasta which was excellent
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    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tommyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Branzino main course was very good. The shrimp appetizer was inedible.
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  • Pre-Theater dinner
    DinerDC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lovely spot for dinner before Studio Theatre. Good food and friendly service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Definitely this restaurant raise the bar of quality for its creative dynamic menu,and its friendly yet professional service. Soft shell crab special were delightful,so was my wife chicken dish , menu changes often so our favorite salad with pickled watermelon is not on the menu anymore our third visit so far and looking forward to came back and try the pizza
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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  • Solid 5 star
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Dinner at Posto is always a safe choice food is amazing And service fruendly .... Only disappointment they removed my favorite apt (carpaccio branzino ) but other then that amazing like always
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    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Elsie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderfully consistent---Posto never fails to deliver a superlative dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • August doldrums?
    MMMMMVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Been a # of times, most recently May. Always had great food. Went w/3 out-of-towners & DEFINITELY a miss. first, entrée prices seem up. No big deal but for $100 bucks a head (1 of whom doesn't drink) the meal was just not good. Bruschetta-Tomato good; crab VERY bland & uninspiring. Apps-chorizo WAY too spicy making mussels almost inedible (& this from folks who do spicy). Burrata good (should be for $17), house salad best deal in the place, but special salad just mediocre. Entrees were a flop. Sadly 2 of us had jumbo soft shell special, sautéed. Crabs huge but sauté was off-they were mushy & spiny, worst of both worlds. Lamb meatballs WAY too dry. The other pasta ok but nothing to write home about. Service which is usually great just so-so
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  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dinner at Posto was terrific great food " the ink linguine is a must" great service "Efrain" made my dinner experience amazing Will be back " next week"
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food and service was outstanding!! Wonderful DC gem .
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    we tried the mozzarella ravioli and they were fantastic,also the special halibut was very good but the dessert Passione al Cioccolato was to die for no question the best dessert i ever had in my life
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Girls at front are warm & inviting.
    Glamgrl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service you get from before you arrive with text messages to entering the restaurant is fantastic, and the good was well prepared.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    Annie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very tastfull italian food and a nice place to enjoy your diner; inside or outside
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good.
    Cepod
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    From the home made paste (ravioli, cavatelli) to the authentic pizza napoletana, the guys at Posto are doing a great job. Bravi ragazzi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notformerestaurant
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was great. The food was sophisticated. I didn't love it. The pizza crust was good.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    franklin2279
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Zuppa Ravioli are awesome. The spiced cosmo and floating world are great also.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    i was amazed from this 14th street restaurant very high quality food ,great wine selection and very moderate price, the menu is very creative and offers a lot of choice,also is very vegetarian friendly . i personally had the Estate salad and it was beautiful presented and so flavorful,the also have the best gnocchi in US. my partner had the rib eye wich was cooked to perfection and served with a nice and lite salad .. we will be back soon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Excellent Restaurant
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Visited DC for a long weekend. The food and service was superb- visited twice! Would highly recommend! What a gem!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Posto has arrived!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was excellent; service was excellent. Happy to be back at Posto. It's better than ever
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Foodies Beware!!!!!
    WonderfulFrench2014VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Fabulous creative menu! Consistently good food. Serice attentive and pleasant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Tired
    MrclgVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We've been to Posto many times but this was the last. The place has been on a downward trajectory for some time. Food was mediocre (the fresh fruit crumble for dessert was awful) and the service was haphazard. There's too many other options nearby to bother with this one again.
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  • Terrific place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Enjoyed this place. Food was wonderful. Funky urban atmosphere. Pasta and fish dishes were delucious
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Pricey
    rhands
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Could be more competitive on the wine prices but overall very good pasta and apps!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    Erin
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had a nice dinner at Posto before a play at the studio. It's a shame that the pre theater dinner ends at 6:30! All four in our party enjoyed our food and drinks/wine and service was just right. Delicious bread and olive oil is a nice way to start the meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SeanZVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food and atmosphere is awesome. There were 3 waiters and a manger that kept serving us. This seems like it would be a good idea but we had to ask for things several times and sometimes delivered the wrong item. It was a slow night so I suppose everyone was slightly off their game. It happens. I'll definitely be back anyway!!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • enjoyable meal
    shapro
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had pre-theater dinner as we were going to Theater after. Service was very good -- friendly and efficient. Enjoyed the appetizers. Pasta dish was excellent. The branzino was a bit bland. Dessert choice of gelato or sorbet too limited. But I liked the informality of the place.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KarineVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food is good, but some items, such as the pomodoro bruschetta (to small slices of bread with some chopped tomato for $8) are overpriced. Parking is a big problem in that area, and they don't have valet parking.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 out of 4
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Three out of four of us were pleased with our dishes, but one found his penne with crab meat "very bland." Ravioli was good. Pizza was good. Salads fresh and good. Overall, we were pleased.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Memorable dining experience!
    NCfoodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Pasta was delicious of course, Branzino was light and delightful. The pre theater menu offered an ideal selection at very reasonable pricing. A gem!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always a favorite - just loud. Food, service, wine always great though.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful italian restaurant
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The space was beautiful. Huge, open, and charming. The food was delicious, and our waiter was very funny and charming. All in all my family had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buona cucina italiana
    Giromondo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    La cucina è veramente buona. E' italiana in tutti i sensi, tranne il prezzo che è un pò alto. La quantità dell'antipasto con affettate è un pò scarsa. Tutto sommato sono molto soddisfatto.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    nice service but food was not great, especially for italian :-(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 810 reviews are from the Posto reviews archive.
  • Greedy granny
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We always eat here whenever we attend a performance at Studio Theater. It is uniformally excellent both in food and with service to be certain one gets to the theater in time for the curtain.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • great experience
    Bella
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I'm from DC and when I go to a restaurant, I expect just want I received at Posto: tasteful food with character, interesting variety and portions that don't leave you hungry and hour later. Their staff is attentive without hovering, they know their menu and the recommendations by our waitress were excellent. The environment is clean, not cramped, lively but we could still have a conversation around the table. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • not happy with posto
    cmsfVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was pretty good, but our waitress didn't put our order in right away and we waited for almost an hour to get it. I would have thought she would have comped us one of our drinks or dessert at least, but instead she just brought a very small glass of dessert wine that neither of us wanted because we had already had several drinks while we waited. When the food got there, it tasted ok, but the portions were so small that we actually had to go get something to eat somewhere else afterwards. For the prices charged, we at least expected to leave with a full stomach. This place was not worth the price.
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  • Good food and service
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The bruschettas were delicious. I also liked how the waiter recommended a wine bottle that matched the food; not one that is in the expensive range.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Unfriendly New Chef
    LebecfinVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Regrettably, Posto has a new chef who stalks around the restaurant grandly grimacing and refuses to do half orders of pasta for which the restaurant is well known and loved. Posto should be looking for his replacement. Ruins the ambiance of the restaurant.
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  • Back to expectation
    FoodFan
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Posto's food quality had slipped over the last year, but it's back to setting a standard. Each dish our group of five ordered was terrifically prepared.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.