Il Posto - Toronto

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Situated in the heart of Yorkville, Il Posto has been one of Toronto's most renowned restaurants since 1981; welcoming guests for a variety of occasions including corporate business meetings, special events or for those who simply wish to enjoy an exquisite meal in the city's most elegant district.
Using only fresh products of superior quality to prepare the finest dishes, our culinary experts are able to offer Il Posto's customers the best of Italian cuisine, complemented by a variety of exclusive wines from our cellar.
The elegant main dining area, private dining room and popular patio completed by our competent and dedicated staff will make for an unforgettable fine dining experience!
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AK
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed an excellent early evening supper with my daughter. The welcome, the table, the service , the meal including the wine was consistently excellent complementing the occasion marvellously.

A
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and our waiter was the best!

J
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience as always.
Great value and great service.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD
GREAT SERVICE
GREAT FLEXIBILITY
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING
THE OWNER IS KIND AND CONSIDERATE

MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very quiet at the lunch hour. All the homemade pastas were delicious. We enjoyed our team lunch.

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Don’t judge by the look, the food is amazing.

BG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous in all ways. Menu selection was great and our food was wonderful. A real treasure for Toronto. Our visit is only 4 days but plan on another meal there before we leave.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice! Very good food thanks

Y
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers and mains were delicious but desserts were not very good. Very quiet on this particular Friday night. Just our party of 8 and no one else in the restaurant.

AG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent. Waiter (possibly owner) seemed impatient and not very helpful.

C
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my father-in-law’s 89th birthday on a Sat afternoon. They treated us like family and the food was delicious! Looking forward to another visit when their patio is open!

JK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service. Timing for food service was efficient but not rushed. The quality was excellent. Glad to recommend it to anyone.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, clean place, quiet. Was there for winterlicious so it was totally worth it. I’d go back like on a date or friends get together.

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was very average for the price. Nothing that stands out in terms of anything.
Also please never order the tiramisu here - it’s absolutely pathetic. Even tiramisu sold in packets taste better.

A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was worthy of high recommendation. Service was top standard, cordial, warm and efficient.

The ambience is nice but can use a light updating. Perhaps mount gorgeous art work that leans to finish the look, add some elegant lighting. We have already recommended this as a must-try in Yorkville.

MJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

In serious need of a renovation. Decor is from the 90’s. Chipped paint, ripped carpet.

WO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We've visited this restaurant before in the past to celebrate a special event but not on a regular basis. It's exceptionally quiet especially during the weekdays unlike many other noisy establishments. Let's face it, this is an expense place to dine. If it is worth it well, that remains in the eyes of the guest.

I recall that the portions were generous in the past as well as very tasty. It is my suggestion that management consider "bumping up" the portions of their dishes.

I'm not at liberty nor that overly culinary savvy to condemn the efforts of their chef(s) in their quest to satisfy the expectations of their guests.

Our only waiter on duty was pleasant, polite and most helpful with his suggestions regarding the supported menu.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Our experience at the restaurant was good overall. The food was good, however, the overall ambience is lacking and is dated. There needs to be an investment made to the restaurant to bring it up to date or people will not return...

H
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat outside in the courtyard. Service was excellent and the food was very good and well prepared. Friendly service -- quiet in the courtyard with nice music and perfect for a relaxing dinner with conversation. We would definitely return. The interior of the restaurant looked nice but sitting in the courtyard was more relaxing and pleasant on a summer evening.

JS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always fabulous food in a quiet formal setting...perfect for a special occasion and important conversations! Can’t beat the location! Best value for fine dining in Yorkville!

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The food was good but service not at all. The waiters were unprofessional, nagged about other tables not tipping them, was difficult to get separate bills since the reservation was under one person, overall won’t be a place I would visit again.

JG
Toronto
174 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was empty at noon, and it deserved much better. The service was vy good, the waiter attentive and offered suggestions on request. The food was excellent, caesar salad, portobello mushrooms, calamari apps, and grilled shrimps, pasta mains. Not cheap but worth it.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is one of the only restaurants in the city where you can enjoy a good meal and conversation without shouting over loud music.

G
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is a master! Everything is cooked to perfection!never disappointed here. Great menu and wine. Service is amazing! Hidden gem in Yorkville, hope other people rediscover it too!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful family evening with fine food, professional service, and a calm atmosphere in a great location. Highly recommended.

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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JG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Very happy we chose to celebrate Valentines Day here. The rose for my fiancee was a very nice touch, thank you. Would definitely recommend you and visit again.

C
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with two of my girlfriends and we've all loved the food. We had the calamari, which was so delicious and well seasoned - we all agreed that we could easily eat an entire barrel of it. We also had the classic spaghetti and Bolognese sauce, and the desserts were also amazing. Great quiet, classy atmosphere, and since we came during winterlicious, the price was great. I would definitely come back!

KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a quiet, cosy and authentic Italian restaurant on the edge of Yorkville. Very welcoming and professional staff. The food was great - good, clean flavours. We were able to walk from our hotel on Bloor. Recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On an evening when businesses were closing their doors due to freezing rain, we were delighted that this quaint Italian restaurant was open and honoured our Open Table reservation. The owner was a delight - friendly and spot on with his recommendations. I started with the Beef Carpaccio generously sprinkled with fresh grated Parmesan and my spouse had the colourful and flavourful Caprese Salad. For my entree we had the veal medallions Il Posto and veal chop. The portions were perfect and accompaniments were fresh, flavourful presented with creative flair. We didn’t have room for dessert but that didn’t stop us from ordering the chocolate banana meringue cake and a bowl of Amaretto ice cream. We are big fans of restaurants that can serve up traditional recipes with creativity and we were not disappointed. Thank you Sokol and chef for sticking around!

D
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a Buisness meeting in Dec 2017. Luncheon service was excellent, food was fine, and price was reasonable.
Suitable for intimate dining. Cozy.

GF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection. Food was very good. Service was great.

JF
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I came here with my family on a Friday evening just as the restaurant opened. The restaurant is set in a very cute area and is quite stylish inside. For starters, we ordered the antipasto and were also provided with complimentary warm bread. We also took advantage of the specials and ordered the carrot/ginger soup, lobster pasta and veal chop dishes. I ordered the spinach and ricotta ravioli, which I thought were good but over-stuffed. Everything was very tasty. The only thing I will say was the waiter was a little odd. He kind of questioned the things we were ordering and two people ordered 3 dishes to share with each other which he found odd.

C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’d almost forgotten this restaurant existed but it’s there and still very much the same! Amazing Italian food. Wait staff were very good and then gone!All had different food and it was delicious! Not crowed in fact barely frequented which is an error on diners choices! Come on back to a great dining experience

C
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Il Posto is tucked back into a brick building. The interior is like stepping back into the 80s. I guess it was quite a place then. We were there on a Saturday night and there was only 5-6 tables total. It was a bit depressing. They have a huge patio and I imagine it's popular for outdoor dining. Our waiter was great. He had a good sense of humor and has been there almost since the restaurant opened. I had the veal scaloppini and my husband had pasta. Prices were a bit high considering the atmosphere and food quality.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food,friendly and courteous staff. The patio surrounded by plants and flowers is quiet haven.

H
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great! Food was delish- but small portions- we were all hungry and went for more food when we left :(

OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is generally good. Service is a little slow for a restaurant with not a height volume of guests.

l
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Waiter Pedro was very amicable and a great server, service was very good. Lunch special of pasta with lobster very nice. One piece of lobster was tough but edible.
We ordered veal samba which they made and it is not on menu, they did a great job.
We shall miss the restaurant when they close due to construction.
a quiet gem in Yorkville, under the canopy.

m
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We went as a family with a Groupon just to check it out. The food was okay, nothing special but not bad. Could be a really cute place to eat, especially with the amazing location, it is Yorkville after all. But the decor and ambiance really need updating, the restaurant is so dark and outdated. We were really disappointed. In the end, it is not a lovely place to enjoy a night out, but with some updating it could be.