Il Posto

4.3
529 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.

What 529 People Are Saying
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WF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff, great time! We went on Wednesday for the Oso Bucco! No complaints!

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I always recommend Il Posto to friends. It is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Colorado.

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M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server didn't provide any insight into the menu. Main entrees were tiny and very overpriced.

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SM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience is nice and food is good , but not great for how much we paid. The portion sizes are on the small side which is OK if the flavor is superb but that was not my experience. $40 for the capesante turned out to be three scallops and thinly shaved vegetables.. My friends had wagyu steak at $67 which they said was really good but again a small portion. That's a bit of a rip IMHO. In the end I would not send my friends there. I had a good time but I can't justify paying these prices unless the food is stellar which is not the case.

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C
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Posto never disappoints. The drinks are imaginative, the pasta is creative and well-executed. And with a monthly rotating menu, there's always something new to try.

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We did the chef tasting menu, the food was beautifully plated and tasted delicious. The wine was paired very well by the sommelier! Would suggest giving them a try!

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G
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the 5 course tasting! It was so delicious. We both had the opportunity to try several of the chefs dishes! I highly recommend it!!

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SN
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were late for our reservation but spoke to the hostess and apologized..it was very busy downtown. We were readily greeted by our server and she was attentive with getting our order. The first course came in a timely manner but there was a long wait for our main dishes..probably close to an hour. Having been in the restaurant business, I know how bad news travels. There was an apology but my experience has been that there could have a compensation of some kind. Usually a desert is always appreciated

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JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoy going to Il Posto but the portions are really small. We have been there 3 times and every time we walk away and think for the price that the portions could of been bigger. The food is good and the service is always great.

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MG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive and friendly staff, and the food was fabulous!

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CC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorites! Il Posto never seems to disappoint.

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AO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Skimping on ingredients and charging high prices. A shame. This restaurant once was good! It is a shell of its former self. Risotto funghi with barely any mushrooms - duck farfalle with trace amounts of duck. When there is so much to choose from in this city why go back?

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and friendly, attentive service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good stuff

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JS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a nice atmosphere except it was really cold at our table for some reason. Even the guys thought it was cold, and they usually never complain about that. Our dinners were delicious. The only complaint I had was I ordered the Il Campo and it was expensive for how much I got. It was not filling enough. Very small portion. But the flavor was good. It's to bad that you don't have your own bathrooms. We experienced some strange stuff going on the the bathrooms from the restaurant next door. We loved our waitress and everything else was great!

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CD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nuat wasn't satisfactory. At all. Main dish was 20 min late. Duck was disgusting and shorted big time in the sqaush and broccoli.

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CF
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The wait staff and sommelier were great. Helpful and very personable. The menu was difficult to decipher and the food was ok but a bit pretentious. It's just that they are trying a bit too hard to be cutting edge New Age, hip. The wine list was way above the overall presentation of the restaurant with many high priced (3 figure) wines and very few moderately priced offerings. Maybe what might be expected in a Michelin venue but out of its league in, what amounts to a converted warehouse space. Relax the menu, the presentation, and the wine list and then Il Posto is on its way to a great neighborhood find.

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s
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit at the chef’s table, and it was phenomenal! What I really appreciate is when you can sit and interact or choose not to (we are not as interactive because we think that our jobs can be consuming, and that totally includes a chef’s job). The service and food was incredible, and the chefs were hella friendly. 10/10 would recommend

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IT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Best service ever. Small, overpriced portions. Buratta appetizer very good. Branzino was over cooked and small. Risotto was dry. Scallops were very good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just okay. The server was very nice but slow to explain the menu. For the price, there are Italian restaurants in the area with better food so I likely would not go back myself.

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j
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was terrific
Service was abominable- for the prices of the restaurant this is unacceptable- had to flag down server 4x and then she left early- did not know kitchen was out of entree we ordered, no follow up -

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went for restaurant week and the food was amazing. The one problem was something got mixed up in our order and it took almost 40 mins to get the final plate. I have worked in the restaurant business and know things happen so there is no one to blame. The manager Owen was super great and came over before I even had to ask for him. He saw what was happening and offered us dessert. They had great customer service and I would go back again.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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GB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner! We went during Denver restaurant week and had an incredible experience and loved everything we ordered.

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MW
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was excellent. Unfortunately, the tiramisu and decaf coffee (seemed old) were not good. It also got quite loud as the evening progressed. I like the new space.

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ED
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We tried Il Posto for Denver Restaurant Week...they were only serving the restaurant week menu so we were limited to that, however, everything was delicious, especially for it being a “mass production” week. Service was ok—not what you’d expect for a nicer restaurant...they didn’t tell us what the price upgrades were or explain any of the wine pairings. We went early so it wasn’t busy yet either. The restaurant space is really cool. Personally I prefer a more authentic vibe for Italian food, but definitely recommend if you’re looking for more of a scene. The food we did have was great...and don’t go during Restaurant Week.

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m
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DRW menu for the restaurant week is outstanding
Everything we had was delicious so choose your preferences
We paired with wine and it was perfect
Parking is a problem on a weekday night but I heard they do valet parking on the weekend
Worth driving to DT for it

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive service. We came during restaurant week. We reserved a seat at the counter but was given a 4 too table. Such gracious service and the service worked as a team.

The cocktail drinks were well made, perfectly chilled and balanced. Each of the fish came out impeccable.

I highly recommend dining at Il Posto.

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K
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Incredibly disappointed in the new direction this restaurant is taking. It used to be our go-to for our anniversary, but this year, the food was fine, but the service was definitely lacking. I think we'll be finding a new place next year :(

Il Posto
Responded on March 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your feedback. I'm sorry that you found the service lacking. That is not what we strive to offer, and not what any guest should expect. Should you be inclined to share specifics about your experience that we may be able to reflect on, I'd be extremely grateful. I hope that you will give us another chance to serve you in the future. I believe you would find that your experience was the exception, not the rule. -Kell K. General Manager

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but in its new location it has lost something. The food was not as good. We did a wine pairing with the meal and no one described what the wine was, and I had to ask every time they brought a wine what I was drinking. Very strange experience for a restaurant that used to be so top notch.

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JV
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner during restaurant week, sat too near the outside side door the staff kept opening, bringing in cold air during the meal, burr!! Had 5 course dinner with wine pairings, wait staff unknowledgeable about each wine unless asked. Food was really good, ambiance was lovely. Will go back!

Il Posto
Responded on March 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience and that you will be back again in the future. As for the note about the wine knowledge, thank you for sharing that perception. My leadership team and I take every opportunity to grow and elevate our hospitality offering very seriously. In fact, we are already identifying opportunities to ensure that we eliminate that type of experience right away. :) -Kell K. General Manager

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RB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Il Posto and we went for Denver Restaurant Week. Everything we had (insalata, beef tartare, oreichette, pappardelle, beef cheek, & scallops) were perfectly cooked. We enjoyed everything we ordered, service was attentive, and the vibe inside was cool & modern, yet intimate. We'd happily return and recommend.

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k
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Confession: went for Restaurant Week. They had a 3 and a 5-course option, but would not allow us to mix them at our table. Really?? Strike 1. And silly. Our waiter had no clue about wine. Zilch. Strike 2. He was young but still, for a fine restaurant, this is an expectation. Raise the bar. I will say that there were some creative BTG wines, since I opted to forego the pairing, where you got Merlot and Sangiovese no matter what main course you ordered (we had scallops). To wit, a Schiava from the Alto Adige and a nice Arneis from Piedmont. The food was fine with reasonable quality and portions. But not quite up to my expectations given the reviews you read. In all, we would not make the effort to fight downtown traffic and parking with all the options we have now.

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal as always, have more osso bucco on Wednesday's! Scallops were phenomenal though!

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BM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great Italian option, with creative food, but not going too far from tradition--a great balance.

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AK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is high end, but for an Italian place, the wine seemed limited and the server was actually pushing the cocktails which was weird. But I like to trust my servers, so I got a cocktail that was INTENSE and I can't recommend that much vodka with pasta. Food is pricey, complicated but good. Not worth the price tag in my opinion

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WJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service

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BS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Il posto advertises gluten free dessert on their website - it was a bit misleading since they have no gluten free pasta. However I had a chicken dish that was fantastic and I would go back.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Servers were really great and food was good, just seemed a little overpriced. Ambience was a little lacking, too. Overall, though, we enjoyed it!

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JW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times has always been good, service amazing, head chef is always so kind. drinks were on point. ordered the Valentines Day Menu. Was great for my date, pretty for me. the spaghetti was almost pure olive in flavor and had an extreme amount of salt, and the greens with the bistecca had some extreme bitter or sour flavor. but the oysters which i hate was amazing, the grilled octopus was on point, the steak itself was incredible, the drinks were great in flavor and my date said the vodka martini she had was one of the best she has had in a very long while. the staff was kind and helpful and very professional. the tiramisu was splendid. even though it was a miss on the valentines menu for me i will still always go back to Il Posto

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