Il Posto

4.3
604 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
An elevated Italian restaurant, where food and wine are in symbiosis, Il Posto is “the complicated simplicity of Italian food and wine." Our food and wine lists represent all of the Italian peninsula; in its history and tradition with clear sophistication, simplicity and creativity.
Your experience at Il Posto will be the ultimate journey for the time that you will spend with us.

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BH
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This is my first time at the new location. Severely disappointed. Slow service - in her defense she was earnest - but slow. Food was "okay" no where near what Il Posto..."Il Posto".

LW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I was a fan of this restaurant when it was located on 17th and Vine. This is the first time at the new space, and it was beautiful.

C
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very cool setting... decor. Antonio greeted us... offered us a choice of seating which was nice. Food was good but didn’t blow us away.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. I do miss the cozy ambiance of the prior location, but nothing wrong with a little upgrade. Food was amazing, of course. The owner is friendly and welcoming and really cares about the place.

PD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Cool place, good vibe, solid service (if a little fast). The burrata appetizer was awesome; two in our party ordered the pappardelle bolognese and loved it. The bucatini was tasty, but the noodles were undercooked (and I like my pasta al dente, but it was well shy of that). My wife got the tagliatellle but had to return it because it was too spicy. There’s no indication from the description that it should have any hint of hot, but there you go. To our servers credit, she was all over it and offered another dish. The second choice was the pappardelle and it was great. And while the service was friendly and solid, the food came way too fast. They had barely cleared the burrata when the entrees arrived. So, mixed overall. Solid, but short of a home run. The total tab was $150/couple, which is pretty high with no salads or desserts. But, cool scene, great outdoor dining option, would give it another shot.

SG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chase the head chef spoke with us at our table. We praised the food, the presentation, and the service. All the staff from the host, the wait staff, and the chef were so very welcoming to us. We were celebrating an anniversary and the restaurant treated us to two glasses of Prosecco. We will definitely return. The atmosphere and decor was just beautiful.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tried out this restaurant because had heard such great things. Not in love with the seating inside- as long as everyone is 5’5 and under it may be fine but the chairs and tables were very low to the ground. The drinks were great, but the food was a little hit and miss. The salads were delicious, apps were okay (muscles were not great, burrata was great). Some of the main dishes were tasty and cooked well, but the tenderloin was incredibly overpriced- the quality of the meat was incredible but it came out cold, and the sauce/ glaze wasn’t impressive. For $67, we expected something far far better. Our server was very nice and responsive so overall good experience- but not likely to recommend as it seemed overpriced for what was delivered.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The burrata was a big tasteless blob. The lavash chips were interesting.

The pappardelle Bolognese wasn't as interesting as I had expected for an Italian offering.

The deserts were delicious.

Very expensive for an average tasting meal.

JR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Over priced, the food was OK but I feel like it isn't as good as it used to be. Portion was very small and overpriced. I had risotto for $27 with no protein. The wine was also way overpriced. I would rather eat at Tavernetta for the money.

DF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food took almost 2 hours. When it finally arrived, the risotto dishes we ordered were undercooked, and my friends lamb dish was raw. Service was average at best.

For the same price, go to Tavernetta or another high end Italian spot for far better food and service.

RW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Brought in a group tonight for a business dinner. Service was extremely slow. Waiter said they had a rush because of the Billy Joel concert, but the restaurant was not full. Multiple times it felt like the waiter forgot about us. Even had to hunt down the host or another waiter to find our server. Would give a better rating but the service was embarrassing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It was the worst service I’ve ever ever experienced.

SU
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner at Il Posto after a Rockies game on Saturday night, and it was fabulous. Nice quiet booth, great atmosphere. Our server Joe was outstanding and so knowledgeable on the menu. The food was delicious. Loved every minute! Thanks guys.

n
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio and loved the atmosphere. All of the food was delicious. On the pricier end but very high quality.

P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Pretentious and the food selection and quality did not measure up. Good wine list and nice sommelier but that's it.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service, we will definitely be back

S
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

My husband and I have dined at Il Posto several times. Tonight was disappointing. We both ordered pasta and it was pretty basic and the portion was very small. Service was slow and when they brought us water they spilled it on the table and did not wipe it up. Might be a while before we go back as the restaurant is not inexpensive and was definitely not up to its usual standards.

CT
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive but very slow. I’ve been here twice and both times dinner took forever.

LS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kitchen is one of the best in Denver.

J
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about the food, drinks and staff!! What a lovely night! Best scallops I’ve ever eaten and in Denver.

Il Posto
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope see you again soon! Ciao, Taylor Trenda Assistant General Manager

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place love the outside patio! Our server was amazing! We enjoyed everything!

Il Posto
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the five star review. Our team hopes to see you again soon to give you another fabulous experience! Ciao, Taylor Trenda Assistant General Manager

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NJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was okay, but overpriced. Service was very slow and not very attentive. Very loud, could hardly have a conversation. Seems like they're more concerned about being "hip" than a high quality restaurant.

b
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience at Il Posto with girl friend. We walked by the place several times and told ourselves we have to try it. I booked outdoor seating. The evening started out with a terrible rain storm before our reservation time. We caught an urber anyway with hopes that it would pass. When we arrived, we were greeted with an umbrella and escorted into the restaurant where we were greeted with grateful service and appreciation for our situation. We were given many seating alternatives, but we could see that the storm was passing and chose to sit at the bar with the hopes to still get our seat outside. We started with two great summer drinks, one gin focused and the other tequila enriched that were both fantastic and unique, while the staff quickly and efficiently prepared the outdoor seating area with a no nonsense attitude that we were hoping for. We started with the chef's mother's recipe of stuffed calamari, which was filled with great flavor and surprised us with plenty for three. The staff work very well together all the while, clearing dishing, resupplying and keeping us watered up. I got the Scallops and she ordered the Papardelle. We shared and loved them both. True Italian with plentiful flavors and portions. Desert was to be just ice cream, but Posto doesn't roll that way. We were served 3 scoops of 3 different flavors with cherries, chocolate, and brittle caramel that just topped off a wonderful evening.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had an early reservation and there were not many people dining. It took a ridiculously long time to get our meal.

KS
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Il Posto is a fun place to have dinner, right in the middle of all of the action on North Larimer Street in RiNo. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is good. The food is well prepared and interesting but it seems to suffer from a common malady in Denver nowadays--trying to do so much to make the food different that its quality is lost in the messy result. We shared a calamari appetizer that was stuffed with so many additional ingredients that the flavors were impossible to identify, and not particularly tasty. Our entrees were generally good, with one exception. The halibut was well prepared and seasoned. The restaurant's long standing pasta staples, like the papperdelle, were solid. But the KOW Waygu Canaderli, covered with a green "tarragon-yolk emulsion", was overprepared. They went to the trouble of serving expensive Waygu beef and then drowned it in a thick green sauce with a mildly unpleasant taste (tasted more like bell pepper than tarragon) that so completely overwhelmed the flavor of the meat that it might as well have been McDonald's hamburger. We will go to Il Posto again but we are going to be much more careful about ordering. We really only need a few interesting flavors combined in a way that complements the food. It's OK if it isn't the very first time that anyone has ever combined them in this way, Really, it's OK.

Il Posto
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback. We pride ourselves on having a menu with classic Italian food while keeping it simple yet elevated. I am, however, very sorry to hear that our menu didn't live up to what you were expecting and trust that we will happily bring this to the attention of our staff. We are launching our new seasonal menu in August and would love to have you back then to give us another shot to show you how we have improved! Ciao, Taylor Trenda Assistant General Manager

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AH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Denver! They provided free glasses of champagne for a celebration.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was fine. Kind of expensive for what it is. Some dishes were very strong. Others very weak. Service was attentive but we ended up with one incorrect dish. I’d eaten once at their old location and thought it was better.

N
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Posto was amazing! We did the chef's tasting with wine pairing while at counter seating so we watched the kitchen do their thing. Amazing! Definitely do this. There were four of us and we each received something different at all 5 of our courses. Every course was amazing!

Il Posto
Responded on July 20, 2019

Thank you so much for great review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us and experiencing what our talented chef's have to offer with the tasting menu. We hope to see you again soon! Ciao, Taylor Trenda Assistant General Manager

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BW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cocktails were a bit mild in flavor. In house buratta was the best in town ...a must have. Grilled octopus was extremely rubbery and needs some charred grill marks (likely over cooked on not hot enough grill), lamb rack was fabulous, pasta with spicy lamb sausage was very good, parsley/mint cake & cappuccinos were fabulous. Owner in house was both gracious and observant. Note: website states you have your table for 1.5 hours but excellent wait staff insures that’s sufficiently enough time... but not a lingering experience if expectation is such. A go to place for a lovely reservation. We will dine there again.

CC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the launch of brunch. Everything was superb!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing and unique dinner for grandparents 65th anniversary. The staff was great and the food was delicious.

Il Posto
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thanks for the review! We are so appreciative that you came to dine with us for such a special occasion and are glad we lived up to the celebrations! Hope to see you again soon. Ciao, Taylor Trenda Assistant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was probably expecting too much after hearing this place has some of the best Italian food in Denver and that they make their own infusions for cocktails and sou vide the fruits for added flavor in the drinks. The drinks were really good. The food was not that great. The oso bucco was a special that day and it was clearly pressure cooked. They didn’t even take the time to properly cook a weekly special. It tasted just like a pressure cooker I could barely taste the veal which I never get to eat because my wife is against veal. The risotto was also cooked in the pressure cooker and tasted as such. I heard they had amazing risotto but this was barely edible. It was my wife’s birthday so they treated us well, giving us a glass of Prosecco and putting a candle on our dessert. It was not a terrible experience but I expected more for how much money we spent. They may want to look at that pressure cooker as it made the food taste horrible.

FW
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favorite places since moving to Denver more than five years ago. This was also the first time I didn't love every. single. thing. that came out of the kitchen. If this had been my first visit, I would have thought, "it was fine." But because I have had five years of "OMG! That was amazing!" it was a letdown. I had the risotto di pepperoni. Hubs had the bucatini.

Our server was fabulous. The drinks were great.

I hope it was just a slightly off night. I recommend this place to everyone who comes to town. I'll go again, because five years of OMG is worth more than one night of 'meh.'

c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Il Posto! We enjoyed a quiet dinner on a Sunday evening, choosing many of the waitress's suggestions and ordering an extra dish to indulge ourselves. Il Posto offers a "Sustainable Sunday" menu using ingredients that they have on hand rather than tossing them. It is their effort to reduce their carbon footprint. It involves 3 new chef creations that are unique to the day and adventurous. While we didn't order from the sustainable Sunday Menu, we did love each dish we ordered. Our favorite dish was the risotto peperoni, which had layer flavors and much depth.

U
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Seating Inside was strange, the booth were tall and cold kind of isolated, Probably for a romantic dinner would have been good ( when you find want to see anybody else but your partner) therefore we ask to be change to outside. Ambiance was much better. At the beginning service was a little slow but then it improves. It seems that the lady ( server)didn’t have confidence for the job
The drink I ordered was very good and the food was also very good. Size was perfect not to big not to small. Priced went according with place and food.

M
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience at the chefs countet!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible food! Poor service. Expected better.

LJ
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sad to say Il Posto has lost its soul.
First time at the new location.
Service was noticeably bad and food was unremarkable. Too bad.

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the chef's counter and had the chef's 5-course tasting menu and wine pairing. We each had a tasting menu...so in essence we had 10 different courses with 10 different wine for the two of us.
Each course was amazing!!!! We were provided detailed descriptions of each dish and each wine.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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