Il Postino

4.7
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$50 and over
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Italian
Il Postino sets the standard for authentic Italian cuisine. The superior quality of the food and relaxing atmosphere creates a memorable dining experience. Owners Luigi Russo and Alfio Ruocco have built a wonderful dining establishment that has gone unrivaled in the neighborhood for over 16 years.
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Fri 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding prix fixe lunch. Excellent food and service.

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Amazing service! Very expensive but worth it.

FA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Casual and relaxing I would high I recommend.

D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, gracious service- very accommodating.
Perfect for business dinner

S
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the experience to Luigi the staff impeccable service

k
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food in an intimate atmosphere with exceptional service. Great all around experience.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best food and service. Antipasto serve at being seated were grand.
Prosciutto and strachelli ( not correct spelling) cheese are a fabulous starter.
Pasta and fish were outstanding. The best have had in New York!
Service was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. Traditional

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect early dining experience before church on Christmas Eve. Food and service were outstanding!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Should not add the tip on the check themselves though.

DR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

GB
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was odd. No menus for a good 10 minutes after wine order and bread arrived. The the menu arrived and we were told that we could order anything that we wanted and they would make it. Odd. The free appetizers were the best part of the meal. The entrees were just okay. Better than Olive Garden but barely. The other reviews posted must be relatives. No recommended for anyone.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite NYC Italian restaurant!

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JP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy prices but the best restaurant/food in new york

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with spectacular food!

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend loved it and I plan to return. The food is delicious, each course. Our waiter waited patiently while we made up our minds. We'll definitely be back.

r
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but special anniversary dinner

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! This place is a hidden gem.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I rarely thoroughly enjoy a dinner out. IL Postino delivered in every way.

LR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Expensive but worth it.

D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious neighborhood dining - very professional accommodating staff.

R
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Price fixe lunch was very good . A neighborhood gem

H
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlative service and food. Very friendly staff.

BA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not as good as its sister restaurant and much more expensive. Slow service and food serviced cokd

A
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an amazing experience from the variety of the "specials" to the impeccable service from the staff. Il Postino has always been my #1 restaurant in NYC. Been going there for 2 decades and the staff is still young!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Certainly going back

B
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Il Postino was great.

SS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Served a little to quickly but overall service was very nice.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th anniversary and the staff was fantastic! Even brought us a beautiful dessert and sang to us, very special

B
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like in Capri, the food is wonderful, delicious and light. This might be the best Italian food in town - hidden gem. Elisabeth, our hostess, Arnie, Dario and Giovanni our waiters were very attentive. Alfio Rocco, the host and owner - also of Scalinatella - a real Caprese truly knows how to do it - "Come a Capri.."

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food as always.

RW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service in this darling neighborhood restaurant. The gnocchi, which the chef made special for us were like little potato pillows. Absolutely delicious. I would for sure go back next time we are in New York!!

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with II Postino. The food is always great, the service is always friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant has a great vibe and the hostess is friendly and inviting.

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We got there and the staff asked us for our order almost before we took our seats. We were trying to make a romantic evening but felt rushed and not welcomed by the wait staff, almost as if we were an inconvenience. I enjoyed the food, though everything was overpriced. The kitchen did a supurb job but the front of the house was full of a wait staff that seemed like they were ready to go home.

RB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and well prepared.

d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveeeee this place Food is great and service wonderful. The kitchen will make you anything you want.

JB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

What ruined the experience for me was the service. Service was overlooked, when acknowledged it was poorly timed and rushed, and lastly left me with a very impersonal experience. Should they had stronger service, it would be a great place. The pasta special was delicious, but due to the service, I was eager to leave and did not stay for dessert. I would not recommend this location; prices are high and with high prices come higher expectations. They don't hit the mark for me, no matter how tasty their food may be.

BM
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Wine list was rather pricey.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian restaurant in NYC. Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

OM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

In general I think that the food in this restaurant is amazing, but their prices are outrages.
As much as I love eating there, we go there only on a very very special occasions.

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