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1047 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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Join Massimo Fabbri and company at Posto, a neighborhood Italian eatery that stands by its food and its concentrated service. A friendly staff awaits. Dishes come out hot and fresh. Pizzas and pastas are made with regional and seasonal ingredients with loving hands.

Experience the pride of Italian cuisine in Washington, DC. Posto will always go the extra length to make sure that every guest leaves happy and satiated. Bring friends, lots of them. Bring all of your family. Or, just bring yourself and your appetite, because a vast menu of fresh, traditional Italian cuisine awaits. Pair veal bolognese with the perfect full-bodied wine. Laugh the night away and make it an evening to remember. There's no better way to spend an evening other than with Posto!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm at bar only. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Pre-theater menu: Monday - Sunday from opening to 6:30
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Phone number
(202) 332-8613
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Massimo Fabbri
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Cross street
Between P & Q Streets NW
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipGrace (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

Posto has a very good menu and wine list, service was outstanding

vipLeoSac (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We went into DC for a nice dinner. We past Posto and based on ambiance through the store front, decided to go in.

The setting is nice, service friendly but we found the food to be average at best, portions on the smaller side and really not all that creative. There are so many choices in the area. I'd suggest you try somewhere else.

KLafalaise (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

When my dinner guest and I arrived, our table wasn't ready so we was asked to wait at the bar. My reservation was at 7 and we were seated by 7:30. Not a big deal but worth noting. The hostess was fine. Didn't offer us anything for the extra wait but smiled and was friendly enough. The table we were seated at was right next to a server's station and a cement pole. This was problematic because the entire evening different servers would hit my chair while trying to squeeze past a tiny space to get to the server station. It disrupted the meal several times and made it less enjoyable. Also, our waiter never smiled. He always seemed to be in a hurry and made dinner feel a little rushed. But his suggestions, when asked, were good and I appreciated his input. The food was delicious, but somewhat over priced. The appetizer we chose was the bruschetta and it was $12 for two pieces of bread with prosciutto on top. Okay? I did not think it was worth the money. However, the ravioli was excellent and my friend also thoroughly enjoyed her seafood pasta as well.

I would come back again but there is still a lot of room for improvement in the hospitality area.

vipGrace (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

Went to posto for another amazing dinner, food and service were top notch

vipDCEpicurian (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Family in town and looking for a casual spot with great food and service. Posto was an easy choice and has been a favorite spot for years. Attentive service, a vibrant atmosphere, and wonderful food. Tried the steak for the first time - fantastic. The salmon was cooked to perfection. (The pasta is always good). Someone ordered the grilled lobster - smokey and very tasty (a smallish portion in the split-shell but really just the right amount). Highly recommend this place.

JohnL (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2016

The food (pasta and Branzini) was good, the service prompt and efficient, and the ambiance was nice. Great location (2 doors away) for the Studio Theatre.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

Posto has a great price-fixe pre-theater menu. The grilled calmari appetizer is outstanding, as it the branzino entre.

vipRuchiS (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

We had to wait 20 minutes for a table even thought we had opentable reservation and were waiting/drinking at the bar for 40 minutes after arriving early. The food was tasteless, I am not sure how Italian food can taste so bland. We read good reviews about the ravioli and tagliatelle but not impressed. Calamari was decent, cooked very differently than the usual crispy fried. Overall, I would not go again.

vipKP27 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Pleasant experience even on a busy Friday night. Excellent charcuterie plate, good cheeses, very tasty pasta entrees. Service good too. A little noisy but the food overcame it.

EllsieG (Key West)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

The pre-theater dinner is a good value but inexplicably must be ordered by 6. Also, don't count on happy hour prices unless you have the bartender show you the special happy hour wine and drink menu.

vipBilly (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

It is always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant. It isn't expensive and the food is good and the service is exceptional.

vipGrace (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

Every time we go to Posto food and service gets better, and better.

vipsmiley (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

Posto offers many tasty Italian dishes as well as great PIZZA!
Their wine list is also a good reason to stop in for a quick bite or a leisurely dinner...
Service is excellent. We go there often.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

4 of us all thoroughly enjoyed our meal - from steak to pasta to fish. Even the desserts were delicious.

vipElizabeth (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

Four of us dined at Posto before going to Studio Theater. We all had something different - ravioli, tagliatelle, pizza and fish. All the dishes were well proportioned and well seasoned. The service was polite, timely and not intrusive. It's a great place to eat pre theater and anytime.