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
  • 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
103 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (39)great for outdoor dining (30)good for groups (25)notable wine list (17)romantic (15)hot spot (15)special occasion (15)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had not been to Posto for a while and recently went with friends from out of town. It was such a great evening, the atmosphere was relaxed, the service top notch and the food was excellent. I left kicking myself for waiting so long to have gone there again. I will definitely be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing Matteo
    GUSFIVE
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I miss Matteo, the chef who had been at Posto for several years. I wish he would return. I understand he will appear at Tosca on F. St., N.W. The menu seems to have gotten smaller. Matteo was quite creative in his cooking and in the offerings. Our dinner the other night was good but not at the level of Matteo's culinary talents. More pasta dishes should be offered and the overall menu should be expanded somewhat. Hopefully, the menu will change at short intervals.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Posto
    TonyBVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had never been here but after seeing some reviews, we decided to try it - we are very glad we did! The ambiance was great and it was just the right environment for the five of us to talk without having to talk over others. The pasta was very fresh and the prices affordable. We would definitely recommend this to anyone !
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've eaten at Posto a number of times over the years. We expect good food. But his meal was really outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I chose ordering from the fixed price menu while my companion ordered from the standard menu. My cost was $29.00; her cost (while ordering the same salad and entree cost about $7. additional) We talked to the waitress about this and she gave my friend the same price with the additional dessert. We felt that the waitress should have advised my friend that she would be getting the same dinner and to order from the fixed price menu rather than wait for the dinner to arrive and for my friend to say something. The dinner and wine were excellent and we'll return many times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Quality, comfort, & ease on 14th St
    brkdc
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Consistently great food and pleasant service; a remarkably relaxing experience amidst the crazy bustle of 14th Street. The huge windows and high ceiling make the space seem airy and give a great view onto the street outside, though if you're eating at a peak hour those nice features could contribute to a high noise level. Even so, the place feels dignified and pleasantly non-"scene-y," which makes a nice contrast to some of the other places nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Posto is good neighborhood Italian
    Catewin
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Posto is good Italian food in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The gnocchi is very good, and I would recommend it. The patio dining is really nice in good weather. I would recommend Posto for a casual Italian dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confusing pricing
    palisadespamVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As always the food was delicious and appetizing. We ordered 5 dishes from the small plates list and added an octopus salad. We had too much to eat but had ordered 5 small plates because it appeared that the cost for 5 small plates was $24. Apparently only the bruschetta at the top of the small plats list are 5 for $24, while the other small plates are $8 each. We would have only ordered 3 or 4 of the small plates had we understood the confusing menu pricing. When we questioned the bill the waitstaff had obviously had this problem before. However, when the manager explained the pricing to us, no offer was made to compensate us in any way for the confusion caused by THEIR menu. It left us disappointed after a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-theatre menu
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Pre-theatre menu availability ends before pre-theatre dinner time. What's the point? If there is a reason, servers/management should kindly explain, not with a blunt NO.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Posto
    Dcdad
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Posto has exceptionally good food and especially fine service. While oftentimes restaurants seem to combine odd and ultimately discordant ingredients (whose tastes seem to scream "weird" rather than "wonderful") the logic of Posto's recipes rises above. It's hard to imagine not loving a single morsel, especially when brought to the table by Posto's attentive and knowledgable wait-staff. Even harder to imagine not coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time!
    lamiamini
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We let the restaurant know we were delayed in traffic, but the management was gracious enough to hold our Friday dinner reservation for 20 minutes. And the tables filled up fast. We opted for the pre-theater menu, which proved a good choice. The classic salad of arugula, manchego and toasted almonds is perfectly dressed, and the branzino is very fresh. Chicken breast is lightly coated and panfried so it remains moist (high praise from a dark-meat lover). I've been going to the nearby Studio Theater for years but this was the first time I tried Posto, which is in the same block. I look forward to my next meal there - I'd like to see if the menu changes with the seasons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next to Studio Theater
    treemanVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been here a number of times before going to Studio Theater. It is always fine, and so convenient, right next to the theater. We have never had an issue with getting out in time. The menu always has many entrees or appetizers that I would like to try, so much that I have never had the pizza, which looks great on neighboring tables. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a Star
    otberburVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had not visited Posto in a year, partially because we had wanted to try some of the new establishments on 14th Streets. While these new establishments have many virtues, our return to Posto indicated that it is still a star. Every course was very well prepared, and pastas continue to be a particular strength; my ravioli with squash filling was outstanding. A chocolate cake-brownie with chocolate gelato was nicely sized and contained enough different flavor profiles not to be monotonous. Service is professional and there is a good selection of wines by the glass.
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  • Great pre-theatre menu
    GoodFriendsDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had the canteloupe and cucumber soup, the egg & spinach fettuccine, and the awesome pineapple sorbet. Would have it again today. Great dinner. And convenient to the theatre.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    DinerDCVIP
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 820 reviews are from the Posto reviews archive.
  • 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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate