The restaurant is very good
The restaurant is very good but it is too expensive for logic. I am never shy or concerned about spending money at a good restaurant but $16 for a side of broccoli rabe
and $30 for linguine with clams is over the top. 2 glasses of house white,linguine, arugala salad and side of broccoli rabe, $143.00
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Experience a New York Classic
New York Standard with the level of Italian food you would expect to find in NYC. Be prepared to pay NY prices but you will experience something well above the normal tourist fare.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful lunch from
Had a wonderful lunch from the fixed price menu. Homemade black and white seafood pasta was very good - as were the complimentary appetizers - particularly the seafood salad on endive. Great wait staff, nice atmosphere, thoughtfully prepared food - a great place for a quiet, leisurely lunch.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service is impeccible
The service is impeccible and the variety of the specials on the menu is the best in NYC.They are in my top 3 restaurants in the country
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and great food.
Great Service and great food. Never miss a chance to visit this place when we visit New York.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything from the welcome
Everything from the welcome through the dessert was terrific. This is a restaurant that you can go to for anything from the quality of the food to the attentiveness of the captain and service team to the loveliness of the atmosphere.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maybe I was expecting too
Maybe I was expecting too much for a first visit on a Monday night. We were seated near an extremely boisterous group and asked to move and no one seemed too happy about that. On the other hand, the food was basically great and watching a sous chef make the zabaglione was a blast.
Also: they've got some really bad art in there. Friend of the family?
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed my meal and
I really enjoyed my meal and the service was great. My only critique would be it is priced too high for the overall experiance.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Il Postino food is amazing
Could be the best salmon I've ever had! Stuffed with crabmeat - perfect temperature. It was a very generous portion, so I brought it home and enjoyed it a second night. Service was attentive, but not hovering. Start with the speck (Prosciutto) and parmigiana - so flavorful. I don't live in NYC, but I am here quite a bit - I will try to come every trip. A final note - I was with a girlfriend I hadn't seen in ages - we could actually sit and talk for hours and hear each other. So this resto is great for important business and personal conversations.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm not sure
The service was professional, the food was very good, the prices were nuts. Now, was the food and service and abience worth the price? I'm returning once again this week to decide once and for all. It's definitely not a slam dunk but its a pretty good place. deGrezia nearby offers an almost identical list of specials and regular menu for about 20% less.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about the restaurant
Everything about the restaurant is great. Service is professional, food is very good, atmosphere is great. If the prices weren't our of this world I could become a regular here. Given that it wont' I'll save Il Postino for sepcial occasions. Vincenzo, the self-acclaimed PR staff person made the night special. I'll be back, but not frequenly enough for the staff to know me a s "regular".
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
good but noisy
Service almost too good. Multiple waiters trying to help.
Little too close and noisy.
Food very good but pricey.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed it and will return
Everything about the restaurant was wonderful. We will dine there again
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back in Italy
Best homemade pasta. Lovely atmosphere, attentive waiters. Overall great experience even though it was very expensive.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a wonderful dinning experience. Excellent service, exceptional food.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a bit pricey
The food and service was excellent but this restaurant was a bit pricey. The wine list was extensive but very high end. The bar drinks were overpriced as well. Would definitely return but would need to be for a special occasion to warrant the prices.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place, great atmosphere,service and food. And don't miss the movie if you haven't seen it "Il Postino"
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
- celebrated our 15 th anniversary in style. Everything was outstanding from our table, service, food etc. it started from the moment we came until we left.
Thank you for making our special evening perfect.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a perfect gem of a restaurant!
I am kicking myself that I did not make it to this marvelous restaurant earlier! This was my first visit-- and what a perfect meal and evening it was. The service is by far the warmest I have experienced in my 35 years in NYC, and the food is simply divine. We were celebrating a colleague's retirement, and the gracious staff allowed us to sit for nearly four hours without giving us the slightest sense that we were "lingering". Perfect food, perfect service, lovely ambiance. A home run in all respects.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is very attentive. The food is remarkable. The complimentary appetizer plates are perfect. We ordered artichokes that were made by angels. The only difficulty was deciding what to order from the outstanding menu.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I chose Il Postino
My wife and I chose Il Postino for our anniversary dinner and it was wonderful. The service was impeccable, as usual, and the food was excellent. Great presentation and delicious, with a nice choice. We loved this restaurant on past trips to New York and will continue to dine here. I give it four stars!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good neighborhood Italian
Very good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Quality food served with style.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not enough stars !!!
Even though we arrived early, Carlo greeted us like family. Our wheelchair guest was accommodated most graciously. Soon small plates arrived followed by warm bread. Tastes of marinated zucchini and a seafood relish assured us that we had come to the right place. Following Carlo's suggestions, he prepared four amazing courses each surpassing the last accompanied by two excellent bottles of wine. We never saw a menu. But at the end of the evening - filled beyond capacity- we still didn't want to leave. The entire evening from start to finish (three and a half hours later), was magical thanks to Carlo and his staff.
It will become a regular stop each time we return to the City.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful meal. Food was superb, service was excellent, was surprised how loud I guess to the very nice marbled tiles, but would eat there again for such a nice meal
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
They are always accomodating about ordering "off menu" so if you can think it, chances are they will make it if they have the ingredents.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun neighborhood style Italian resteraunt . My daughter and I had a great time and the service was fantastic. The food was as if we were in Italy. Very reasonable too. Just watch out for the flirting servers.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Up to The Highest Standards
From the minute you walk in until the check gets paid, a great experience. Solid menu, interesting specials, attractive wine list.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, and the service was at the right speed, not to fast, not to slow. We were served possibly by the owner and it was perfect. But when he left (it was late), is server Mario took over the table. Unfortunately, Mario began to behaved like he never seen girls before. It was not cool.
Overal, this is a very good restaurant, and i'm pretty sure that is was an exception (the behavior of Mario).
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Entertaining out-of-town guests
The service, the food, all if it. Staff was excellent....available, friendly, but, not overbearing. Cheerful, warm atmosphere. Food was delicious.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You know you are in for a special dinner when they put out the most delicious seafood salad and zucchini along perfect crispy homemade crisps to enjoy while reviewing the menu. Everything was fantastic. The service is knowledgeable and attentive. It's a great menu with choices perfect for foodies or plain food people. The fish was perfectly prepared and served. Eggplant parm is grilled not fried.
Can't wait to go back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has always been outstandin
The food has always been outstanding at Il Postino. One of the best deals in town is their 3 course prix fix lunch menu. The food is as superb as it is at dinner at very reasonable prices. The only complaint I have is the long list of specials they recite at the dinner meal. No prices are quoted unless they are asked. The specials turn out to be twice the price of the same item (chicken, fish) that is on the menu. Otherwise, this is a lovely restaurant, great food and professional service.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Postino - Great food but noisy
We thought the food was terrific. However, I would only recommend this restaurant to someone who doesn't find a noisy restaurant annoying. Some of the dishes we we thought were outstanding were the ravioli, the gnocchi special, veal paillard and the pork shank. The service was wonderful! They moved us when we found the first table noisy (the second table was a little quieter but still pretty noisy). When they realized we were sharing everything they divided most of the dishes for us and served a portion to each of us on a separate plate. They even increased the number of pieces of some items so we would each get one piece.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
New York Standard
We ate here in a girl trip to NYC. Everything was really great. I had eaten here 7 years ago and it was as good as I remembered. Food was great and service was greater. I will be returning, and next time will be before 7 years pass.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chance to Catch Up
A friend was in town. We wanted someplace close to my co-op, with good food, where we could linger and catch up. Il Postino was a perfect choice. The food was excellent (my friend is on a restricted diet and the staff willingly modified her selection to accommodate), the service was excellent but we didn't feel rushed. It was a lovely evening.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent with friendly
Food was excellent with friendly service. The menu was diversified with many specials. All in our party enjoyed everything but the tab. A bit pricey for the stature of the restaurant but would recommend.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where real New Yorkers dine!
I have dined several times at this neighborhood stronghold ( at least once each quarter). While pricey, the service is always efficient, and well executed. The service is a step into the past, when the professionalism of a wait staff was a matter of pride, not obligation, when a tip was not presumed, rather earned. While the menu does not vary, the preparation is to perfection. This may be the best Dover Sole in town. From the auto-appetizers, to fresh made pasta, perfectly fresh seafood, and true "Plume d'Veau" veal chops, Il Postino accomplishes excellence, and avoids the tourist trap/see-and-be-seen feeling of other popular Italian "fine dining" experiences in NYC, Add one of the best selections of the wines of Italy. Well done!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here. Was terrific.
First time here. Was terrific. Have been many times to their sister restaurant - Scalinatella. Food was just as good.
Check out the linguini and clams!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Each time I have been to this restaurant it seems to get better. Truly enjoyable amazing food and great service with a romantic touch.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM