Il Posto

4.6
354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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Delivery or takeout
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 354 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star. Really great pasta !

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b
Austin
5 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Italian food. Great vibe and wonderful modern architecture. The service is impeccable.

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Denver
6 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner for our 16 y/o son. The staff was great and everyone greeted him with a nice “happy birthday!”. My sons request for dinner was “a fancy Italian dinner”. Il Posto did not disappoint!! The Buratta was amazing and worth the trip on its own.

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Omaha
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. This will be a must go to place every time we're in Denver.

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EW
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There's never a question - for every special occasions, it is always Il Posto. Unfortunately, this last time was so underwhelming that we both left, looked at each other and said "Well, I guess its time to branch out". Service was slow, and not like leisurely Italian, but understaffed/forgot multiple requests slow. Of the three dishes, one wasn't great, and two were strong.

My favorite thing about Il Posto is the ambiance and the service. Service was way, way off - and our romantic 5 Year Anniversary dinner (which they were made aware of at the time of reservation) was had at the table facing the very, very busy bar.

bummer.

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JK
1 review
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and the ambience was perfect for a date night. The service was not great. The waitress hardly paid any attention to our table. No plates for our bread or appetizers, we weren’t asked if we wanted any refills of water or wine until we were paying for the check.

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JD
Denver
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my third time, but first upstairs. But first the food. The times I’ve eaten at Il Posto I have always come away more than satisfied. The simple Italian food has always been so well prepared. Sometimes the menu understates the richness of the dish as was the case with the Branzino.

The other two times we sat at the bar along the kitchen. Obviously there’s a lot more activity adjacent to the kitchen, it never interfered with quiet conversation.

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CF
1 review
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot. I thought the dinner was very good, the burrata was very good with a huge portion. Will definitely come back when I’m in Denver.

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k
Los Angeles
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each started with a handcrafted cocktail - barman's choice. All were delicious and interesting, none of the the four were alike. We moved on to sparkling wine with the first course. Don't miss the calamari - a different look than normally expected but oh-so-delicious. We all had a light red wine with the main course. I had the squid ink pasta for my main. Everyone loved their own dish and stole nibbles from other's plates.

Definitely worth the drive. Delicious!

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DM
Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usually. Must try!

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CN
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant! We ordered several appetizers and four different entrées to share family style, and every single one was absolutely delicious! Fantastic service and extensive wine list too.

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Oklahoma City
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maybe our favorite spot in Denver. The food is always perfection and the wine stewards are expert at matching an unexpected wine with our meal. It is pricy, but very much worth it!

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TH
Denver
6 reviews
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had three excellent meals and the salad was superb!

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Denver
157 reviews
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality ingredients and the don’t scrimp on them! Everything was fabulous- calamari appetizer, salad, pork rage pasta..

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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New England
1 review
1.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Took forever after ordering and snarly employees

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Denver
17 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing all around but uncomfortably hot inside. Not really as nice attire required as many had on shorts hats and athleisure.

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DT
Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in a Denver. Grab the counter seats overlooking the cook line, and watch the magic happen.

Amazing pasta dishes, best burrata anywhere, great vine selection, and amazing budinos for dessert. Their Italian Manhattan is out of this world, especially is you ask for few extra black cherries.

$16-19 pasta plates, $30-40 meat plates, $13 cocktails.

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b
Denver
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Great (and very attractive) wait staff. Wonderful flavors and the lunch special is a great deal!!!

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1 review
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The aged balsamic vinegar with the burrata was outstanding. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and wine list. And as it was our anniversary they took great care of us on the chefs counter. When back in town will def revisit.

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T
San Francisco
15 reviews
1.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

My first time here. Food is good (pasta is average), maybe I just ordered the wrong dishes. Asst. Sommelier, Benjamin, is knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. It was a very warm evening and he knew to chill the red wine to bring it to the right temperature. Sadly, I can't say the same about the owner, Andrea Frizzi, whom is rather rude. If your guests are entering/leaving your restaurant and you're at the door entrance, acknowledge/greet them.

Won't be coming back here...

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NL
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. 5 stars all around! We will be back.

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J
Cincinnati
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost perfect !

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DM
Denver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service to top the delicious food! Hands down one of my favorite Italian restaurants.

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ER
Denver
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beet pasta, Ragu pasta, and chicken entree all were excellent.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went for a birthday. Everything from start to finishing was top notch.

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M
Denver
70 reviews
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Typically the food is great but the menu selections were very strange this time and it was hard for us to find anything that looked good. It was just not s good food experience

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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!! Great service!! Love this place!

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RM
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta made in house, and our server was excellent. Although I did the math wrong on my tip and now I'm worried she thinks I was a cheap jerk. Hopefully she figured the math out and received the tip she deserved!

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b
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience. From the impeccable service to the delicious food to the ambiance, it was a world class meal. Our waiter helped us so much and we ended up following their recommendations exactly. There were tastes I’d never experienced before. Everything was cooked perfectly. I think I could eat there every night for the rest of my life. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

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A
Denver
30 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Lot's of small plates and all are amazing. Italian wine list is extensive and matches the food perfectly. Love the upstairs seating as well as the main floor seating since both are wonderful.

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JS
Denver
15 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at Il Posto is always amazing!

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KG
San Francisco
6 reviews
2.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our meal started out great (beautiful rosé and yummy burrata), but sadly started to go downhill soon after our appetizer arrived. I find it so strange that our server didn’t think it was important to check in with us about any of our food. That is definitely part of the job!To start, the Octopus Carpaccio (recommended by our server) had very little flavor and all you could taste was the heat of the peppers. After I politely mentioned to our server that we didn’t care for it, the server said “oh no, that’s too bad” and then left the dish there (it was on the edge of the table) until someone else came and picked it up (after our 2nd dish arrived). That was weird enough, but then she didn’t ask us how we liked the other two dishes that we had. If you don’t like the first thing, it seems like you should make sure we like the others. We bought two bottles of wine...she could have at least pretended to care. The spaghetti Nero was just okay and risotto was a bit under cooked. Won’t be back, but 100% because of the service. The food was good but didn’t blow any of us away. Bummer of an experience and it wasn’t a cheap meal.

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MD
Western NC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic! All four of us enjoyed our selections. The octopus entreé was probably the best preparation of octopus that I have ever had...perfection! I asked my server to select a wine for me and it was a delightful pairing. They could have used more staff/servers. Everyone was working hard, yet service lagged. Would highly recommend this spot!

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V
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the atmosphere was awesome and the food was fresh! They change the menu frequently for fresh ingredients, so keep that in mind when looking at the menu in advance as it might be different there. 10/10

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S
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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ER
1 review
2.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I had heard good things about Il Posto, but was let down by our experience. When we made the reservation, we wrote that we were celebrating a birthday. When we arrived, no one mentioned the special occasion. They probably would have never said anything unless my husband had mentioned it over halfway through our meal. Before ordering, we reviewed the menu and decided to ask for help from our waitress about our dietary restrictions and if she could help recommend options. She sort of mumbled some things and pointed at couple options, not really explaining what they were and said "I will let you browse" and walked off. We had to ask her to come back 3 times to ask about different options, each time she kind of said a few words and kept saying "I will let you look it over". We ended up feeling rushed to make a decision without any guidance as to what we should order. With Il Posto being a nicer, expensive restaurant I would think the waitstaff would have more knowledge about their menu and have the capability to recommend options for different kinds of diets. Our experience was a let down for our special occasion and we left wishing we had gone somewhere else.

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WM
1 review
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In for the weekend from NYC, we checked this out. I know, I know, why eat Italian when I leave NYC? But this was well worth it. The fried green tomatoes were one of the best dishes I've ever had, and the staff was wonderful. Eat at the counter!

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VB
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the counter and chef were helpful and fun to watch. GREAT EXPERIENCE

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RS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside and watching the activity around us. It was Derby Day, so there were so many crazy and fun hats being sported. Great Birthday dinner!

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