Il Posto

4.6
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday- Saturday 5:00-10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(303) 394-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrea Frizzi
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is offered on Walnut between 26th and 27th every day. Thursday- Saturday we have a second post on the corner of 26th and Larimer for dinner only.

Street parking is also available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 395 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our meal was good, but I wouldn't rush back. Really enjoyed the buratta and prosciutto appetizer. Pasta dishes were fine, but didn't blow we away. Chicken entree was really good. Service wasn't the best (waitress forgot several pieces of our order and was fairly absent most of the evening.)

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CA
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were seated two steps from the entrance, which was a strange location because it faced the host station and the wall, away from the restaurant and other customers, especially because what we sitting in (picture a curved booth with the back of the booth being 7ft tall) blocked the view of everything around us minus the host.
The burrata and osso bucco were great!

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KC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Il Posto! I feel like I step into Italy every time I go. Awesome staff!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Friends get together

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Had a res but got seated at the crappy table near the bar. With a TON of open tables. Not impressed. Service was fine, nothing to be impressed with. I liked my pasta, my BF didn't love his. Wine we picked was great. Overall, we were really expecting better for the price and feedback we had heard.

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Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location. Fantastic Calamari. I hear the Octopus is also wonderful. I think I would prefer the interior more in the evening as it feels very Lounge- like .

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MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Were seated outdoors, at our request, and our first visit to the restaurant. Street area noisy and distracting, music on speakers had poor audio. An aural nightmare. Homeless people disrupting the patrons a the sidewalk seating and no effort my management to disperse. Waitress was nice, but slow, and seemed unengaged. Food deliverer was very good and informative. Cocktail was delivered with a bug in a glass.
Tried 3 appetizers which were hit and miss. Octopus app very tasty and visual, but way overpriced at $18.
Calamari was good, but tiny portion. Snail was good visually, but one snail was empty, and not much to it.
Veal special was a bit heavy and overcooked. So, overall you get my drift. Whether it was an off night (Wednesday), I don't know. There are many other better choices for $200 for 3 in Denver, so we won't be back.

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DF
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We sat outside. The street was very crowded and noisy. The food was just okay. The wait staff was unfriendly.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time at Il Posto. All of the staff was very friendly, our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The sommelier did a great job listening to what we were looking for and chose an excellent bottle of wine well within the price range we were looking for.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine recommendation, as always. Pappardelle with pork is as good as it gets. Highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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SS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Il Posto! Our sommelier Max was outstanding and guided us to an excellent bottle of wine. Our food was all very good (highly recommend the burrata and the pork chop). My only complaint, the table we were at was very small and made it impossible to have our wine appetizers, glasses and plates all on the same table. When we asked our waitress to move our decanter to give us some space, she seemed very confused, though eventually we were able to set it on an empty table next to us. At a higher end Restaurant like this you’d expect this to be a no brainer. This didn’t dampen our meal at all, just thought it was odd. Overall we had good service, great food and will definitely be back!

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DT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding, the sommolier was very helpful and took the time to really find a great bottle for us. The food under-impressed, the appetizer was delicious, burrata with prosciutto, very nice. The secundi on the other hand was average for a place like this. The scallops we're okay but the surrounding dish as described by my wife was slime. My tuna was good but the portion was absolutely tiny. Decent place but we probably won't go back considering all the other options available.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic. This was the restaurant we chose to spend our last night in Denver at, after living there for nearly a decade. This is a special restaurant

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BC
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and overall experience here are all exceptional! We sat at the chef’s counter and we had a great time.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant (the lights are a great focal point), excellent and sophisticated menu expertly executed, and friendly and well-informed staff.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for an Italian date night. Loved the bright airy space, sommelier recommendations, and great service. Food was tasty too.

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SC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun venue, good food, excellent waitress. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional option for higher end but approachable Italian food. Chef’s counter highly recommended.

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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We'd eaten at the old Il Posto on 17th and always enjoyed our meals and the place in general.
The new location/staff/menu is a significant uptick from the original, with spectacular first courses,
excellent wait service and wine "counsel".

We will most certainly return even though it's a bit of a hike from Boulder with its thousands of
eateries! Il Posto stands out--we've recommended both Il Posto and The Bindery to our Denver pals.

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M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the experience very much. The recommendations for food and wine were spot on and the evening was flawless. Wine sommelier, Max was super knowledgeable and fun to talk to.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal, unpretentious servers, reasonably priced
We will definitely be back!

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was great, the kitchen counter was fun (getting to watch the food get made and interact with the chefs was excellent) but the food itself was underwhelming. Most of the food was kind of bland, though it looked nice (top points for presentation, but loses on taste). Biggest problem with the food was just that it all had a very similar taste profile, really needed some citrus or acid to liven things up.

Best course was definitely the salad course, which was quite good, but the burratta appetizer was basically just a lump of cheese with some boring crackers (a crusty bread or some seeds on those would have helped), The Pappardelle pasta just tasted like a mediocre bolognese, the Gnocchi mostly tasted like mashed potatoes, and the Tuna was overcooked and had way too much bacon which made the whole dish basically taste like bacon instead of tuna.

Perhaps we were just expecting too much, it certainly wasn't a terrible dining experience, just disappointing.

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M
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, beautiful decor and superb service.

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DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service.

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S
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Snails were the best I have had.

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B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular. The bar scene next door was distracting, and completely in opposition to what the kitchen and restaurant were working on. It was like Las Vegas, 20 something get drunk, scream and suck face in the hall.

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LW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Met with friends for a get together; had a great meal sitting at the kitchen bar. Tasty cocktails, the burrata is incredibly tasty and the pasta was cooked perfectly. Wine recommendation was also on point. Will be back soon!

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KT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We chose Il Posto b/c they care about the ingredients in their food and try to serve organic foods when possible. I felt silly making a reservation for 8:30 on a Monday night, but am glad I did. The atmosphere is thoughtful, and our server was great. (We were in the window enclosed loft, which I bet is fantastic at sunset.) We enjoyed all of the food, which was served at a thoughtful pace, but the La Tur (served with perfect risotto stuffed squash blossoms that had a touch of saffron, and drizzled with house made ramp honey) was so wonderful, with so much subtle depth of flavor, that I had to close my eyes with each bite. Frankly, I got a little choked up when I thought about how much effort went into the dish over time. (They buy as many ramps as possible when in season so that they can preserve them for later, and clearly the farmer who made that cheese loves his/her cows.)

I considered going back the next day for more La Tur without telling my husband, but opted to (barely) share it with him a couple of nights later before we headed to a movie. He was very happy to order the same pasta he'd eaten before. A great experience once again!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was awesome! My husband and I are both servers at Morton's the Steakhouse, and we were so impressed by the entire staff. Very warm, friendly, and attentive. Can't wait to come back.

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RJ
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. We sat on the patio which was very pleasant and more quiet than i think the inside must be. We ordered Buratta cheese. Beautiful presentation (on all dishes), however it was sort of tasteless. Might be our bad to order it. We had the insalata, with a black berry dressing, I think. It was non existent. Might as well as had no dressing. That was disappointing. I like a light dressing, but this had none. Salad was nice otherwise. I had the pasta with a pork red sauce and mushrooms. It was really great. Very tasty and rich. My partner had the spaghetti neri with shrimp and he loved. it. Spicy and very well done. We had the donuts for dessert. They seemed slightly undercooked in the middle, but still yummy. It was overall a nice evening. Loved my glass of red wine.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time chatting with the sommelier and the food was delish!

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Denver
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Food is delicious, staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great place!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from the minute we walked into the door.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took a while before someone took our drink order. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience.

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Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Chef when i was in Denver 2015. He had a small restaurant all fresh ingredients...AMAZING! When I heard they moved and expanded but the Chef was still the owner/chef, I asked my boyfriend if we could try it again. OMG...SO wonderful and the food did not lose any of the quality or taste as when it was smaller. We had several appetizers that were out of this world...his zucchini blossoms and burrata with proscuitto. Nothing like you will taste else where. We both decide on the papperdalle pasta...reminded us of Italy...the quality and taste fantastic. We ended with the tiramisu...a couple of nice wines and espressos..what an evening!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Started out strong. Service slowed down. Wine was something we needed help with, but didnt get it so we picked on our own. Drinks took forever. Brought the courses out too fast. Food was ok at best. Split a main course and didnt bring out a separate plate to share with. Not impressed. Would be okay if I didnt fo back. Not the same as it used to be back in the day.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak was rubbery, food was overall was not worth the money. Won’t be returning.

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