As usual the food was great. We all asked for a little tweak on our meals and they were very accommodating....very relaxing also....
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant does not disappoint. We have always had excellent food and service here.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Place to Go
First time in an enjoyable outdoor lunch spot. Looking
at the dinner menu as well seems a no brainer for a great
place to eat with friends or family. Ivy covered, elegant dinning
inside or out, food is a cut above most, good pairings with a
a large wine list. Thinking of taking others to a "special" dinning
place, this is it.
Out of Town Visitor
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner
Was looking forward to sitting outside on their great patio but the weather did not cooperate. Instead had a cozy inside table. Service was great they did not rush us through and were very attentive. Food is solid. There is always something good on the menu. It's a great neighborhood gem.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect evening as usual!
Postino never disappoints. They continue to be the best restaurant in Contra Costa County.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable every time!
I've frequented Postino's for lunch and dinner and always enjoy it. And my guests do too!
I come here often with business colleagues and they always remark on how good the food,
service and venue is.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Postino
A very nice birthday celebration dinner. The rabbit pasta and the eggplant Parmesan were particularly delicious.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had great food and a wonderful
We had great food and a wonderful food server on Valentine's Day so we chose Postino's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Once again the service and food was very good.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited Menu But All Was Very Good
Anniversary dinner. Sat outside on beautiful night. Live music with guitar player/singer. The menu is somewhat limited but my chicken was very good and my wife had calamari appetizer as an entree and she enjoyed it. Comped our dessert and brought it with a candle...nice touch.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect as always
We took clients their to celebrate our finishing of their new custom home. Its always great and it is my personal favorite restaurant in the bay area. The food was great tuna and the Shafer wine was amazing. Good times!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't postpone going to Postino
The restaurant lived up to the pictures, it's lovely inside and out. The food was wonderful and the service was great. I would recommend this place to everyone!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite restaurant. Always great food and service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful birthday dinner with friends. Service was excellent and fast, even though it appeared all tables inside and out we're filled.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had tickets to the concord
We had tickets to the concord pavilion and let the waitress know of our plans. She informed the kitchen staff and they prepared our food to accommodate us yet we never felt rushed. We had a wonderful meal and dining experience and made the concert in plenty of time. I would recommend Postino to anyone who wanted good food and a nice meal out.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have created a country feel within the city of Lafayette. Knowledgeable wait staff, very inattentive but no over bearing.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I suggested this restaurant to my sister in town from Florida. We enjoyed dining on the patio with the sounds of guitar music in the background. The service was good; the food wonderful.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent first experience
An excellent first experience for us. We're not easily pleased. I would strongly recommend Postino. And it's one of the few places you can find that fine local (Walnut Creek) wine from Shadowbrook.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent All Over!
Our guests were a bit late to arrive and our waiter was very attentive, checking for them for us and asking
us several times if there was anything that he could bring us while we were waiting. Top service! Food selections
were very good and three of the four of us totally enjoyed our meal. One friend was disappointed with the taste
of his fish - perhaps it was the preparation that was not to his liking. Otherwise, a perfect evening.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a triple date. We each had different meals - braised short ribs, rabbit, bouillabaise, halibut, ribeye, yellowfin tuna. And of course appetizers. Every item brought to our table was delicious, flavorful, and the perfect amount.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind dining experience
Postino offers something that very few fine dining restaurants can... personality and charm! From when you walk you feel as if you are in a different world that they have created for you to engulf yourself into. The staff is always friendly and on top of everything, the seats and lighting is always perfect and the food is amazing.
They have room for a large group in the north end as well as outside seating with fire-pits for lounging around the fire on a autumn night. The bar isn't anything to stay in as it's rather small and near the waiting area at the host's desk but the cocktails are always good. You can usually get a table most nights but it's always nice to get a reservation as you'll get priority on locations.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occasion
Postino exceeded our high expectations when my wife and I dined there for our anniversary.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. We have had several special dinners here (birthdays, Christmas parties, etc). The food is exceptionally good and the service is equal to the food. We dine here often and will continue to do so.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't say enough about this restaurant--food is great, wait service pleasant ( Heather you are great!!) and the location convenient! Stu Beatty continues to excel with the menu choices and presentation. Make this a place to viist but not too often--cause I want to be able to get a table!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
Great place to go for a special occasion or just when you are in the mood for a good Italian meal. Lots of choices on the menu and the staff was very attentive, but not in your face. Definitely recommend it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Place
We like to go to Postino's for special events...birthday, anniversary or when we have out of town guests. It is a beautiful restaurant with well trained staff. Food is always great!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Postino many
I have been to Postino many times, I have never been disappointed. It is one of the best restaurant in Lafayette, the food is always good. This time I had the clams and they were delicious, the sauce was light , with lots of flavor. There were three of us and we all were very happy with our selections.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around place!
My girlfriend and I had dinner with another couple there Saturday night. Everything was great. Food, wine, and good company. No complaints.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Night Worth Noting
The night started out by our waiter complementing my beautiful wife on her stunning dress and shoes (somethin I picked out and bought her for her bday). Our waiter then recommended an excellent bottle of wine for our evening and thoroughly explained the specials for the night. We had some succulent French Onion-like soup. I enjoyed the veal special with smashed red potatoes and my wife created a veal picatta dish, which she wouldn't stop talking about. Our evening ended by a complimentary birthday "Not your mamas home-made puddin" which to this day is the BEST pudding I've ever had. Our meals were excellent, service was superb, and the night was DEFINITELY worth noting!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect dinner in hideway corner
I come here on my first date as like tonite really is pretty , impressive and fun .
We shared duck and eggplant - and the duck was so good .
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was divine
Lunch at at Postinos never disappoints. Grilled cheese and tomato soup a winner!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Fine Meal Well Served
Warm olives...what a concept! Delicious! Cream of Mushroom Soup special was delightful. Caesar Salad, if not the best, is top 3 on my palate. Roast Duck breast over garlic duck sausage was heavenly. Duck was cooked perfectly and the contrasting crispy sausage added wonderful texture and flavor. Saltimbocca (veal) was sumptuous -- my entree next time. Shared large Tiramisu was light & flavorful -- other restaurateurs should take note. Postino was bursting with people, so our seating was delayed. The staff were totally attentive and came up with a wonderful table for us. The wait gave us time to enjoy the bartender's handiwork with great Negronis! We'll keep coming back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet and eat.
5 people in our party. Service was great, food excellent. Will put on our list of favorites.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
likely best restaurant in Lafayette
Postino's is by far the best, most consistent great restaurant in Lafayette. Others like Metro & Chevalier have some good days and bad (and Metro lots of bad lately), so if its a business meeting, or a special occasion and I need it to be great, I come here.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Halloween Treat
We needed a nice place to celebrate getting a new job and Postino was able to take us on short notice. The fact that it was Halloween had something to do with it, since it turns out that's a very slow night for them. But it worked out great for us. We got a seat by the outdoor fireplace (usually hard to do) and our waiter, Andres, was even willing to serve us there. He took great care of us and the entire night was magical. Now we know: when you want to enjoy Postino without the crowds or noise go on Halloween!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First a lunch then dinner
I went to lunch with my father and another friend of ours first. While the number of diners was small, the lunch was quite enjoyable and the service was outstanding. When making a reservation to tak emy father and his wife out along with my wife and me this past weekend, it was a spot I decided to visit again because of the lunch. Needless to say it was quite a bit busier on Saturday night than it was during our lunch. We arrived just after 6 and found it full. Folks already in mid-meal and others just arrivng like us.The server and busboy were fantastic. They were always checking on us and weren't intrusive. The food was excellent and the Etude Pinot was wonderful. Definitely a place to return to with my family.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Place. The Entree's were fabulous. The appetizers not so much. The ambiance is great!! Our waiter needed some training. The Bailey's Cheesecake was the Best!!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely Experience
I took my parents to Postino to celebrate my mother's birthday.
It was a wonderful time! i would certainly caution you to make a reservation as the place was absolutely packed and it was great just walking in to an open table. The place can be a little loud, but I thought it made the celebration more fun. The short ribs are the specialty item and we thought they were wonderful.
We will certainly be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service
My husband and I enjoyed every bit of our meal. We were early for our reservation so we spent some time at the bar with a great bartender, Alex. The Postino bar is one of my favorites. It has a very cozy and warm atmosphere and the copper bar top is beautiful. We also spent a few minutes outside at the fire pit just the two of us. The burrata appetizer we shared at the bar is fantastic! For dinner we had the minestrone soup with bacon and pesto (very good), the scacciata (delicious but on the salty side), I had the ravioli with ricotta and spicy sauce (very good), and my husband had the pork porterhouse (amazing!). For dessert we shared the ice cream sandwich with pear which was a great finish to the meal and had a great fall flavor.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 7 had a wonderful time at Postino. The food was very good! Our server Nicole was great.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delicious dinner and excellent service. Generous serving of burrata and bread as a starter. Reasonably good and priced wines by the glass. Rabbit pappardelle was delicious!!!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner. We were celebrating and our waiter made things even more special. Food was excellent!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Postino can usually be counted
Postino can usually be counted on for a very good meal. We greatly enjoyed our experience there this past weekend. Our waitress and support staff were excellent; friendly and professional. The food presentation and taste were excellent....although we enjoyed the pork chop combination of flavors better than the sea bass over parsnips.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
busy restaurant, big tasty portions
This restaurant was busy busy busy, but that's because they're good. Big portions of deliciousness in a lovely rustic building. Service was excellent even though it looked chaotic in there. They definitely have a method to the madness. Bar seating is limited so standing with drink in hand while waiting for your table is the norm, and the only negative thing i have to say. Otherwise, great food, great portions, great service, beautiful restaurant, lively atmosphere, great experience overall.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there on a rainy evening. The fireplace made the ambience very inviting and comfortable. Great food. Portions don't overwhelm you.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going to Postino's
We have been going to Postino's for years and always enjoy their food.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was attentive - they accommodated all of our special requests with a smile.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for my wife's birthday celebration, the restaurant was full which we like, our guests were impressed by the friendliness of the service, the chef even stored some flowers for us in the cooler. food was great I had the short ribs, but the tuna and steak were perfect too.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you are desiring excellent food at very reasonable prices in a very nice atmosphere, Postino is your spot. The wine list while quite extensive, will not cause you to take out a loan for dinner. I had the salmon special where the fish was placed on cooked kale and wild rice,delicious. Another in our party had the Ribeye. He saw me eyeing it and gave me a piece. Yum! Stop in at the warmed copper bar for a beginning cocktail. My go to place for sure.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we ordered was exceptional. We started with the Burrata appetizer. The mozeralla was fresh with a balsamic reduction that made it slightly sweet. The artisan salami, tomato jam, olives, toast, and basil leaves made for a very nice taste.
My sister had the Costata - Braised short ribs with polenta and peas. She actually did not need a knife to cut the meet it was so tender. She said the meat melts in your mouth.
My husband and I had the pan roasted duck breast over whole grain mustard spatzle. It was very nice. I particularly liked the that the duck was not covered with a sauce.
We will come back again.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back again with no surprises.
The last time we visited Postino I was less than enthused for another try, but try we did. With a party of four my hope was I would not be disapointed and I wasn't! I had a Short Rib dinner that was worthy of another visit soon. It was a wonderful dinner as were the salmon dinners served to our guests.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM