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1535 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Winner of the Best Restaurant Awards from DIABLO MAGAZINE and THE EASTBAY EXPRESS. Postino is located in a historic brick and slate-roofed Carr Jones designed former post office in downtown Lafayette. Inspired by the traditions of Italy with an American inclination, Postino delivers a seasonal menu using the finest local and imported ingredients. We serve the full menu at bar and have walk in tables available in the lounge and patio. Private rooms and banquet spaces seat 6 to 250.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner Service Nightly at 5:30PM Lunch Service M - F 11:30AM to 3:00PM Afternoon menu offered between
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Phone number
(925) 299-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stewart Beatty
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Private party facilities
With the holidays just around the corner we are pleased to offer five different spaces that provide a unique setting, which can be tailored to meet the needs of your event. All of our rooms are ideal for special celebrations as well as business events. Visit for more info.
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Private party contact
Paul Crotty: (925) 299-8700
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Cross street
Lafayette Circle
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Parking details
We have a large on site parking lot.
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Public transit
The Lafayette Bart station is 2 blocks north of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Joyce (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2017

Great service, good food, very nice eating environment.

GHayden (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Not only is the food always good, we think that it is the very best bang for your buck! Great ambiance and cozy environment. We have have always been very fortunate to have great servers when go there.

It is the easiest of recommendations and can be made without any hesitation.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

Awesome! Can't wait to go back

vipMBBB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Always very good across the board. Excellent & reasonable Poderi Grifola. Service attentive.

vipMangiata (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2017

My aunt and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch of an arugula salad with prawns and crab wraps.
We will be back again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2017

Always great consistent food and Service was exceptional

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Always impressed by the creativity of the kitchen. Service is attentive, but not oppressive. Definitely one of our favorites.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

I think Postino is the best restaurant on this side of the tunnel. Food always great: inventive without being weird. Always top notch ingredients and perfect execution. Friendly, attentive, professional wait staff. Good wines and bar. Pricey but always worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Great Dinner, We had Duck, Sole and Seafood Stew, all were wonderful, service was very good.

Great (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch with friends. My only small complaint is that we were seated in a room with a table already set for 10; a large group that arrived about 15 minutes after we had been seated. I had asked for a quiet table.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

Been a regular here for years. One of the few places where you could get a substantial "non sandwich" lunch. Now they've gone over to the dark side at lunch with more sandwich and burger fare and much less great pasta dishes and more unique lunch offerings. I'm betting it will turn out to be a mistake.

I'll have to look elsewhere now for a really high end lunch.

vipgoodeatingfortwo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

Great for a nice dinner, ambience very good and a good place to celebrate a special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Postinos is one of our favorite restaurants. Alsways good food and excellent service. My husband had the foe gra and it was suburb! The steak and the duck were wonderful! I think our only negative was the cost of the martinis, 13.00 and really on the small size.
Otherwise, a very enjoyable evening!!

Gina (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Overall experience was terrible. Table for two was the size of a nightstand or side table. Extensive wine list but no cocktail menu. Food was lacking- I ordered Petrale Sole which came with risotto. The sole was rolled up in a ball & set in the middle of the risotto which was over-filled with golden raisins & almonds. It was like eating trail mix & creamy rice. Fish was ok but wouldn't order it again. The whole dish was weird & just didn't go together. My companion ordered Veal Schnitzel & that came with Polenta. The veal was way overbreaded, deep fried & greasy- couldn't taste the meat at all, only the breading- definitely did not do the veal any justice. Polenta was creamy & delicious. Needless to say, we did not stay for desert.

vipAngel14 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Friday night was busy. From the Valet to getting our car at the end it was excellent. Checked in, went to bar - full. A waitress took our order and gave us a table that could be used for dinner. Warm and welcoming. Hostess found us before our reservation and seated us. Waiter was attentive throughout. Menu interesting and food delicious. We never felt rushed. It was a warm and very pleasant evening. We have been goinging to this restaurant for years. It never disappoints.