Il Posto

★★★☆☆
  • 2011 E 17th Ave

    Denver, CO 80206

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  • 303-394-0100

About Il Posto

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 5:30pm - 11:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 5:30pm - 0:30am;Sun. CLOSED

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Il posto started off to a good start for us coming here for the first time to try out the 5280 restaurant week. The appetizer I had was the cockles - in a very tasty sauce, very well prepared.. Then it started to go downhill, it took a

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★★★★★

Il posto started off to a good start for us coming here for the first time to try out the 5280 restaurant week. The appetizer I had was the cockles - in a very tasty sauce, very well prepared.. Then it started to go downhill, it took a

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It's like being thrown a kiss from across the room from that one and only, love filled, lovely, lass that can absolutely captivate you. It's like tea and ambrosia teemed with fluttering butterflies swirling in the golden yellow sun-swept
mother-earth. It's the entry into the dramatic dreams of the ultimate romantics. The food is only part of this encounter with the epicurean adventure, far away from the mundane.
This is a taste of lightness, a scent of heaven sent only to those that understand. Hold out your hands, face up. RECEIVE, I SAY RECEIVE FROM THE VERY,VERY PRESENCE OF ANDREA. It's an experience, slow, very european, enjoyment par excellence. Let this place, this environ reach the very marrow of your romantic bones.

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★★★★★

It's like being thrown a kiss from across the room from that one and only, love filled, lovely, lass that can absolutely captivate you. It's like tea and ambrosia teemed with fluttering butterflies swirling in the golden yellow sun-swept
mother-earth. It's the entry into the dramatic dreams of the ultimate romantics. The food is only part of this encounter with the epicurean adventure, far away from the mundane.
This is a taste of lightness, a scent of heaven sent only to those that understand. Hold out your hands, face up. RECEIVE, I SAY RECEIVE FROM THE VERY,VERY PRESENCE OF ANDREA. It's an experience, slow, very european, enjoyment par excellence. Let this place, this environ reach the very marrow of your romantic bones.

Pros: Sweet as Poetry

Cons: Are you kidding?

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Went to Il Posto for dinner last nite and it was wonderful. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. After a couple cocktails, we had a couple great bottles of Barbera with dinner. My friends and I tasted through a good portion of the menu, and were impressed with the quality of the produce, the execution, and the presentation of the dishes. We were even able to accomodate the vegetarian in the group without much diffuculty. Highly recommended, don't usually post reviews and comments, however wanted to share this experience with as many people as possible.

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★★★★☆

Went to Il Posto for dinner last nite and it was wonderful. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. After a couple cocktails, we had a couple great bottles of Barbera with dinner. My friends and I tasted through a good portion of the menu, and were impressed with the quality of the produce, the execution, and the presentation of the dishes. We were even able to accomodate the vegetarian in the group without much diffuculty. Highly recommended, don't usually post reviews and comments, however wanted to share this experience with as many people as possible.

Pros: Rotating menu and wine list, organic produce, fresh pasta

Cons: Grappa caused me to have a long morning...

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I just went to Il Posto with a friend for the first time tonight. The atmosphere was pretty cute, but right off the bat, it became clear to us that our server had a "difficult" personality. After putting in our food and drink orders, it took 15 minutes for me to get my glass of wine. About 1.5 hours later, I was finally served my entree. (To be fair, my friend ordered the wine paring, which likely slowed down the delivery of my food, but we still felt as if that was a long time to wait .) Long story long, towards the end of my meal, I found a hair in my plate. The server's reaction was, "Did you just find that?" There was no apology or any type of offer to help rectify the matter from her part. We were asked if we wanted to order dessert (as if we wanted to risk more hair in our food.) We were then promptly presented our check and there was no "comp" for our surprise finding in the food. Our bill was $134 and we were thoroughly disappointed with the entire experience. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just went to Il Posto with a friend for the first time tonight. The atmosphere was pretty cute, but right off the bat, it became clear to us that our server had a "difficult" personality. After putting in our food and drink orders, it took 15 minutes for me to get my glass of wine. About 1.5 hours later, I was finally served my entree. (To be fair, my friend ordered the wine paring, which likely slowed down the delivery of my food, but we still felt as if that was a long time to wait .) Long story long, towards the end of my meal, I found a hair in my plate. The server's reaction was, "Did you just find that?" There was no apology or any type of offer to help rectify the matter from her part. We were asked if we wanted to order dessert (as if we wanted to risk more hair in our food.) We were then promptly presented our check and there was no "comp" for our surprise finding in the food. Our bill was $134 and we were thoroughly disappointed with the entire experience. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Pros: the food

Cons: the service, the prices, the hair in my food

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No only does this place have an excellent selection of wine and someone to help pick it out, but the food and the atmosphere are incredible.

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★★★★☆

No only does this place have an excellent selection of wine and someone to help pick it out, but the food and the atmosphere are incredible.

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I really love the different choices every time I go. The menu changes all of the time although some favorites are usually available in some form or another.
If you like fresh ingredients prepared in unique ways this is the place for you. I really like the calamari appetizer and the gnocchi. All of the fish items I have had were great and my wife loved the halibut. Another great item is the hanger steak, very, very good.

I would highly recommend. Also, if you want to avoid crowds go at lunch time for a very special meal!

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★★★★★

I really love the different choices every time I go. The menu changes all of the time although some favorites are usually available in some form or another.
If you like fresh ingredients prepared in unique ways this is the place for you. I really like the calamari appetizer and the gnocchi. All of the fish items I have had were great and my wife loved the halibut. Another great item is the hanger steak, very, very good.

I would highly recommend. Also, if you want to avoid crowds go at lunch time for a very special meal!

Pros: Chef Frizzi, Decor, Location

Cons: Can get crowded

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I love Il Posto! One of the worst things about this place is that the chefs change the menu daily; which is one of the best things about the place. My favorite dish wasn't there the following visit, but I was lucky enough to have osso bucco on wednesday night, so all is good. Loved it!

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★★★★★

I love Il Posto! One of the worst things about this place is that the chefs change the menu daily; which is one of the best things about the place. My favorite dish wasn't there the following visit, but I was lucky enough to have osso bucco on wednesday night, so all is good. Loved it!

Pros: Fish as fresh as sushi

Cons: Small; loud

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Went here for the first time during Denver Restaurant week with a group of 7 people. As a vegetarian, I am used to sifting through menus to see what options are available to me. For the 5280 menu there was no vegetarian option available, but they substituted a pretty good salad for the first course. The 2nd course was not impressive as the risotto had little flavor and the noodles with sauce and brussel sprouts were just average. Service was strange.

After finishing our food and enjoying some wine, the bill was brought to us. Shortly after, they encouraged us to leave as others were waiting. Although they gave us an after dinner shot, we all agreed it was quite rude and it left a bad flavor in our mouths.

Overall, not too impressed with this place. For the price, it was not worth it.

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★★☆☆☆

Went here for the first time during Denver Restaurant week with a group of 7 people. As a vegetarian, I am used to sifting through menus to see what options are available to me. For the 5280 menu there was no vegetarian option available, but they substituted a pretty good salad for the first course. The 2nd course was not impressive as the risotto had little flavor and the noodles with sauce and brussel sprouts were just average. Service was strange.

After finishing our food and enjoying some wine, the bill was brought to us. Shortly after, they encouraged us to leave as others were waiting. Although they gave us an after dinner shot, we all agreed it was quite rude and it left a bad flavor in our mouths.

Overall, not too impressed with this place. For the price, it was not worth it.

Pros: Food is ok

Cons: Not great service

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Not great honestly. Nothing was memorable and everything was served cold - in other words didn't make it out to the table while it was still hot. Our server always seemed too busy and annoyed by our requests for more drinks. I just wouldn't recommend it.

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★★☆☆☆

Not great honestly. Nothing was memorable and everything was served cold - in other words didn't make it out to the table while it was still hot. Our server always seemed too busy and annoyed by our requests for more drinks. I just wouldn't recommend it.

Pros: bread

Cons: loud, cold food, spotty service

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I was given a dinner at Il Posto for Christmas, in preparation of a trip to Italy - what a complete disappointment! For those looking to eat at this restaurant, be warned - reservations (even made a month in advance) mean the time from which you can expect to wait another hour for a table. We would have waited an additional 20-30 minutes, but more than 30 minutes is simply ridiculous. Not only did the astonishingly rude hostess seem rather put out at the fact that we were annoyed at having to wait so long, but she continued to patronizingly explain that the size of the restaurant was the reason for our having to wait ad infinitum for a table to open up. The real reason is simply poor management and an over-inflated sense of self-worth. We eventually had a lovely meal at Strings four blocks down 17th - a real recommendation if you plan on having a night out at Il Posto. If the attitude toward the food is as arrogant as the hostess, then I can understand people's disappointment in their meals as stated in other reviews - at Il Posto, the staff seem to think the customer is privileged to have an opportunity to enter their restaurant and should be grateful regardless of any additional difficulties incurred. Go anywhere else for decent service. Even an exceptional meal is not worth such a hassle.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was given a dinner at Il Posto for Christmas, in preparation of a trip to Italy - what a complete disappointment! For those looking to eat at this restaurant, be warned - reservations (even made a month in advance) mean the time from which you can expect to wait another hour for a table. We would have waited an additional 20-30 minutes, but more than 30 minutes is simply ridiculous. Not only did the astonishingly rude hostess seem rather put out at the fact that we were annoyed at having to wait so long, but she continued to patronizingly explain that the size of the restaurant was the reason for our having to wait ad infinitum for a table to open up. The real reason is simply poor management and an over-inflated sense of self-worth. We eventually had a lovely meal at Strings four blocks down 17th - a real recommendation if you plan on having a night out at Il Posto. If the attitude toward the food is as arrogant as the hostess, then I can understand people's disappointment in their meals as stated in other reviews - at Il Posto, the staff seem to think the customer is privileged to have an opportunity to enter their restaurant and should be grateful regardless of any additional difficulties incurred. Go anywhere else for decent service. Even an exceptional meal is not worth such a hassle.

Pros: uknown

Cons: Rude reception, useless reservation, attitude

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I was forced to give a rating but really wanted to rate this place with zero stars. Please, save your money if you're planning on a dinner at Il Posto. I'd read reviews of this place and thought we couldn't go wrong. I eat out frequently and was so disappointed with every aspect of my dining experience (especially considering we took foodies from out of town to dinner). How was I disappointed? Let me count the ways....1. Confusing menu 2. The worst potato gnocchi I've ever tasted (I've never had bad gnocchi but it tasted like overcooked cauliflower (as described by a dinner companion "dirty dishwater") 3. They overcooked the risotto (I sent it back and didn't order another dish) 4. All 3 scallops (for $24!) had SAND in them 4. When asked what kind of wine by the glass I'd like, I said a good Cabernet and was told "We don't have Cabernet by the glass." Really? Then why ask? 5. Some kind of grease fire in the open kitchen left the dining room full of smoke and our clothes and hair smelling like a fast food restaurant. At this point, the meal was so bad, the service so poor, the ambiance so uninviting, I just wanted some wine. And so I went home.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was forced to give a rating but really wanted to rate this place with zero stars. Please, save your money if you're planning on a dinner at Il Posto. I'd read reviews of this place and thought we couldn't go wrong. I eat out frequently and was so disappointed with every aspect of my dining experience (especially considering we took foodies from out of town to dinner). How was I disappointed? Let me count the ways....1. Confusing menu 2. The worst potato gnocchi I've ever tasted (I've never had bad gnocchi but it tasted like overcooked cauliflower (as described by a dinner companion "dirty dishwater") 3. They overcooked the risotto (I sent it back and didn't order another dish) 4. All 3 scallops (for $24!) had SAND in them 4. When asked what kind of wine by the glass I'd like, I said a good Cabernet and was told "We don't have Cabernet by the glass." Really? Then why ask? 5. Some kind of grease fire in the open kitchen left the dining room full of smoke and our clothes and hair smelling like a fast food restaurant. At this point, the meal was so bad, the service so poor, the ambiance so uninviting, I just wanted some wine. And so I went home.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad food, mediocre service, limited wine list

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Not sure why anyone would ever give this place a bad review. It has to be one of the best places in all of Colorado. The food was the real type of Italian that one would find in rural Italy - not the Americanized spaghetti-type of red sauce and pasta. This place is the real deal!

I ordered the pork loins and could cut it with a fork - it simply melted in my mouth. The burrata was fresh and creamy and the deserts were out of this world! My boyfriend had Opa belly and was buttery and delicious. I think one can only find the best fish in high-end Italian restaurants such as this one.

The whole experience was wonderful. I especially liked chef Andrea - he is extremely personable and authentic. He even remembered us from the last time we came in. This place takes the cake!

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★★★★★

Not sure why anyone would ever give this place a bad review. It has to be one of the best places in all of Colorado. The food was the real type of Italian that one would find in rural Italy - not the Americanized spaghetti-type of red sauce and pasta. This place is the real deal!

I ordered the pork loins and could cut it with a fork - it simply melted in my mouth. The burrata was fresh and creamy and the deserts were out of this world! My boyfriend had Opa belly and was buttery and delicious. I think one can only find the best fish in high-end Italian restaurants such as this one.

The whole experience was wonderful. I especially liked chef Andrea - he is extremely personable and authentic. He even remembered us from the last time we came in. This place takes the cake!

Pros: Phenominal food - excellent experience

Cons: Parking

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This is the second time I have been to the restaurant and it will be the last. In this day and age how can a restaurant can survive when it treats its customers so terribly is beyond me. If you expect service form this establishment you should avoid it at all costs. If you expect good food or a decent wait staff you should avoid this restaurant. If you want to be treated in an undignified and rude manner then you should make reservations today!!! You can get better service and treatment from just about any other restaurant in Denver. I called and made reservations for two at 8:15. We were not seated until 9:15. Nothing was done to accommodate us. The wait staff was rude and the Chef Andrea Frizzi was the leader of the rude brigade. He is pompous individual that did nothing to make the evening correct expect accuse my date and I of not being nice and all we had was wait patiently for a table. Please read the other reviews and you will see that if the review is bad it is probably telling you more of the real story than anything else.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the second time I have been to the restaurant and it will be the last. In this day and age how can a restaurant can survive when it treats its customers so terribly is beyond me. If you expect service form this establishment you should avoid it at all costs. If you expect good food or a decent wait staff you should avoid this restaurant. If you want to be treated in an undignified and rude manner then you should make reservations today!!! You can get better service and treatment from just about any other restaurant in Denver. I called and made reservations for two at 8:15. We were not seated until 9:15. Nothing was done to accommodate us. The wait staff was rude and the Chef Andrea Frizzi was the leader of the rude brigade. He is pompous individual that did nothing to make the evening correct expect accuse my date and I of not being nice and all we had was wait patiently for a table. Please read the other reviews and you will see that if the review is bad it is probably telling you more of the real story than anything else.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude Staff, Rude Chef

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I've been to Il Posto for dinner and its always a treat, but lunch!
I started with the Calamari ripieni which is Stuffed calamari that was out of this world good.
My meal was Pappardelle salsiccia a homemade pappardelle, marjoram sausage ragu and mushrooms.
This was mouth watering deliciousness! I washed it down with 2 Peroni's and had a most
satisfying lunch! I'm glad Il Posto is now open for lunch.

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★★★★★

I've been to Il Posto for dinner and its always a treat, but lunch!
I started with the Calamari ripieni which is Stuffed calamari that was out of this world good.
My meal was Pappardelle salsiccia a homemade pappardelle, marjoram sausage ragu and mushrooms.
This was mouth watering deliciousness! I washed it down with 2 Peroni's and had a most
satisfying lunch! I'm glad Il Posto is now open for lunch.

Pros: cuisine tastes great & fun atmosphere

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A group of us went to Il Posto for a special occasion and chose the tasting menu. The salad was uninspired except for the sand it was full of. We mentioned this to the manager who came to the table to apologize but offered nothing in the way of compensation or replacement. The risotto was good as the next course but nothing spectacular. The main course choices were quail and ono. The ono was good but not at all exciting and served with grilled endive and a stewed tomato, the quail was overdone and came served with a mushroom cap and slice of beet. The waiter even came back to the table to ask if the quail was OK. When we said it was OK he said "I thought it looked overcooked" . We confirmed that it was dry but wondered to ourselves if he thought it was overcooked, why he would have served it, especially after we had been served salad full of grit? The wines paired with the courses were uniformly delightful. Dessert was fine. The bread was great as was the olive oil it was served with. I would have been a lot happier having bread and wine and saving at least part of the $65 for dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

A group of us went to Il Posto for a special occasion and chose the tasting menu. The salad was uninspired except for the sand it was full of. We mentioned this to the manager who came to the table to apologize but offered nothing in the way of compensation or replacement. The risotto was good as the next course but nothing spectacular. The main course choices were quail and ono. The ono was good but not at all exciting and served with grilled endive and a stewed tomato, the quail was overdone and came served with a mushroom cap and slice of beet. The waiter even came back to the table to ask if the quail was OK. When we said it was OK he said "I thought it looked overcooked" . We confirmed that it was dry but wondered to ourselves if he thought it was overcooked, why he would have served it, especially after we had been served salad full of grit? The wines paired with the courses were uniformly delightful. Dessert was fine. The bread was great as was the olive oil it was served with. I would have been a lot happier having bread and wine and saving at least part of the $65 for dinner.

Pros: Great wine choice

Cons: Uninspired food

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We had reservations for 7. We arrived at 7 and we told to go down to the bar 2 doors
down. we were seated at 7:45. NO apologies from anyone. The wine is overpriced, but good. My little pasta dish arrived luke warm. The waiter was miffed that I complained about it. The portions are small, which is OK
but not at these prices. Lots of attitude, but not worth it. We sat at a high top table next to the door, which the host was also using as
a desk and place to hold the phone. I don't pay these prices to be next to their phone.
Uncomfortable and very noisy. Skp this overrated place.

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★★☆☆☆

We had reservations for 7. We arrived at 7 and we told to go down to the bar 2 doors
down. we were seated at 7:45. NO apologies from anyone. The wine is overpriced, but good. My little pasta dish arrived luke warm. The waiter was miffed that I complained about it. The portions are small, which is OK
but not at these prices. Lots of attitude, but not worth it. We sat at a high top table next to the door, which the host was also using as
a desk and place to hold the phone. I don't pay these prices to be next to their phone.
Uncomfortable and very noisy. Skp this overrated place.

Pros: location,

Cons: overpriced, rude staff

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I read MetroMix's review on Il Posto that this place really could be Denver's best so I thought I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed - the food was absolutely fabulous. The texture of the pork belly was like butter and I did not even need a fork. The flavor was like nothing I've had before - simply amazing. I never thought pork could actually melt in one's mouth. The atmosphere was quiant and a bit small but cozy nonetheless.

The open kitchen is unique like Table 6's but the food and service were far superior in my opinion. There is no other place like this in Denver - at least from what I've found. There is a lot of hype out there but this place is the real deal - bar none.

I especially enjoyed the chef - although a bit hard to understand with an Italian accent. He was exteremly personable and sincere. I love places like this where the chef makes him self available outside of the kitchen.

I can understand though why some Coloradans may not appreciate this place - it's like a whole new dining experience for most. One needs to slow down and actually taste the food one is eating. We all typically gorge ourselves but if we slow down and actually let our tastebuds to the talking - you'll find this slow-roasted food is out of this world! I think this is why Il Posto is a favorite among foodies. I read the reviews of the food editors and all of them recommend this place which makes it worth trying - even if one is not used to eating marvelous food.

I see myself becoming a regular. The chalk board written in Italian is a buit overwhelming but I think it adds to the whole dining experience.

I simply love this place! Hands-down, Denver's best so far

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★★★★★

I read MetroMix's review on Il Posto that this place really could be Denver's best so I thought I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed - the food was absolutely fabulous. The texture of the pork belly was like butter and I did not even need a fork. The flavor was like nothing I've had before - simply amazing. I never thought pork could actually melt in one's mouth. The atmosphere was quiant and a bit small but cozy nonetheless.

The open kitchen is unique like Table 6's but the food and service were far superior in my opinion. There is no other place like this in Denver - at least from what I've found. There is a lot of hype out there but this place is the real deal - bar none.

I especially enjoyed the chef - although a bit hard to understand with an Italian accent. He was exteremly personable and sincere. I love places like this where the chef makes him self available outside of the kitchen.

I can understand though why some Coloradans may not appreciate this place - it's like a whole new dining experience for most. One needs to slow down and actually taste the food one is eating. We all typically gorge ourselves but if we slow down and actually let our tastebuds to the talking - you'll find this slow-roasted food is out of this world! I think this is why Il Posto is a favorite among foodies. I read the reviews of the food editors and all of them recommend this place which makes it worth trying - even if one is not used to eating marvelous food.

I see myself becoming a regular. The chalk board written in Italian is a buit overwhelming but I think it adds to the whole dining experience.

I simply love this place! Hands-down, Denver's best so far

Pros: Authentic Italian, personable chef, great find for foodies

Cons: Limited parking

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The only reason I gave it 1 star is because I can't rate it 0 stars. We had a reservation for 6 on Valentine's day. My good friend, who goes there frequently, was never informed of the special menu and price for that night. This alone is insulting. I personally had planned on eating very little due to a recent tragic event in my life left me with hardly any appetite, and yes, the price was hard to swallow as well. I explained my situation to a hostess & my server, asking if I could simply have a salad or share a meal with my partner. I saw the head chef, who spent more time on the floor than in the kitchen, say "NO! Absolutely not! No other food allowed and the price is PER PERSON!" So I decided to not eat vs. throw good money away for something I wouldn't eat. The server said they were small portions, and indeed they were! I watched my fiance & a male friend try to fill up on the tiny portions, and half of the dishes had a sliver of fish, which my fiance doesn't like. There was only a choice on the main entree. Even with me not eating, my fiance had to shell out $140 for his lacking dinner, wine, tax and tip. There was no apology to my friend for never disclosing the set up for Valentine's day night. And since I had no idea about the set menu, the lack of compassion for my needs from the owner/head chef was the worst treatment I've ever received in any restaurant. And the most unbelievable part of the whole dreadful experience is that the food served that night WASN"T EVEN TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD! After that, we went through the Arby's drive thru. If I had a chance to do it again, I would walk out of Il Posto and EAT AT ARBY'S INSTEAD. I'd say if you really want Italian, go to Olive Garden or Noodles & Co. instead. And no, I don't own any business/restaurant near or around this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only reason I gave it 1 star is because I can't rate it 0 stars. We had a reservation for 6 on Valentine's day. My good friend, who goes there frequently, was never informed of the special menu and price for that night. This alone is insulting. I personally had planned on eating very little due to a recent tragic event in my life left me with hardly any appetite, and yes, the price was hard to swallow as well. I explained my situation to a hostess & my server, asking if I could simply have a salad or share a meal with my partner. I saw the head chef, who spent more time on the floor than in the kitchen, say "NO! Absolutely not! No other food allowed and the price is PER PERSON!" So I decided to not eat vs. throw good money away for something I wouldn't eat. The server said they were small portions, and indeed they were! I watched my fiance & a male friend try to fill up on the tiny portions, and half of the dishes had a sliver of fish, which my fiance doesn't like. There was only a choice on the main entree. Even with me not eating, my fiance had to shell out $140 for his lacking dinner, wine, tax and tip. There was no apology to my friend for never disclosing the set up for Valentine's day night. And since I had no idea about the set menu, the lack of compassion for my needs from the owner/head chef was the worst treatment I've ever received in any restaurant. And the most unbelievable part of the whole dreadful experience is that the food served that night WASN"T EVEN TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD! After that, we went through the Arby's drive thru. If I had a chance to do it again, I would walk out of Il Posto and EAT AT ARBY'S INSTEAD. I'd say if you really want Italian, go to Olive Garden or Noodles & Co. instead. And no, I don't own any business/restaurant near or around this place.

Pros: Trendy uptown atmosphere

Cons: Horrible treatment from Owner/Chef. Worst treatment in any restaurant, EVER!

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Like many people, I was raised to think "Italian" food meant pizza, lasagna and spaghetti with tomato sauce. Though it has taken me almost 30 years to figure it out (and too many Italian restaurants to name), I?m glad I now know what real Italian food is supposed to taste like thanks to Il Posto. From the minute my group walked in the neighborhood joint I was swallowed up by the intimate atmosphere ? the hustle of the serving staff, the pleasant ringing of pots in the open kitchen mixing with the sizzle of flames, the undertones of conversation from patrons nearby. The simplicity of the decor was matched by the simplicity of the wine list and the menu. Each bottle of wine was obviously thoughtfully chosen to be on such a select list and we were thrilled when the sommelier made suggestions based on our tastes instead of a dollar amount. The chalkboard menus on the wall were eclectic and even though they weren?t handy for everyone at the table to see, we were happy to shuffle around to gaze in wonder at the deliciousness that awaited us. I could go through every item we ordered but my words won?t do it all justice. Let?s just say I?m still daydreaming about gooey burrata & prosciutto, tender gnocchi with cauliflower, pork belly that I didn?t want to share a bite of with my friends and little donuts that were doughy bits of heaven drizzled in some vanilla nectar. I?ve always dreamt of marrying an Italian and moving to the land where indulgence is a way of life but if that doesn?t happen for me then parking myself in a seat at Il Posto every chance I get is the next best thing.

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★★★★★

Like many people, I was raised to think "Italian" food meant pizza, lasagna and spaghetti with tomato sauce. Though it has taken me almost 30 years to figure it out (and too many Italian restaurants to name), I?m glad I now know what real Italian food is supposed to taste like thanks to Il Posto. From the minute my group walked in the neighborhood joint I was swallowed up by the intimate atmosphere ? the hustle of the serving staff, the pleasant ringing of pots in the open kitchen mixing with the sizzle of flames, the undertones of conversation from patrons nearby. The simplicity of the decor was matched by the simplicity of the wine list and the menu. Each bottle of wine was obviously thoughtfully chosen to be on such a select list and we were thrilled when the sommelier made suggestions based on our tastes instead of a dollar amount. The chalkboard menus on the wall were eclectic and even though they weren?t handy for everyone at the table to see, we were happy to shuffle around to gaze in wonder at the deliciousness that awaited us. I could go through every item we ordered but my words won?t do it all justice. Let?s just say I?m still daydreaming about gooey burrata & prosciutto, tender gnocchi with cauliflower, pork belly that I didn?t want to share a bite of with my friends and little donuts that were doughy bits of heaven drizzled in some vanilla nectar. I?ve always dreamt of marrying an Italian and moving to the land where indulgence is a way of life but if that doesn?t happen for me then parking myself in a seat at Il Posto every chance I get is the next best thing.

Pros: atmosphere was chic yet inviting, amazing flavors, chef says hi to everyone, memorable

Cons: As in most Denver 'hoods, parking is found on the streets - good luck!

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Simply wow! Il Posto was by far the best cuisine - especially Italian cuisine I've ever had in Denver. I definitely compared to any food I've had in Paris, Rome or New York City. The quaint little place reminded me of a trendy Soho restaurant and the fare was simply amazing. The fresh Gnocchi was gorgous and the espresso short ribs could have been eating with a spoon - they were that tender.

Denver has its share of great restaurants but this place made all the rest seem like a Denny's. I eat out a lot - may be four to five times a week. I can see myslef eating at Il Posto at least once a week. I is really that good.

2
★★★★★

Simply wow! Il Posto was by far the best cuisine - especially Italian cuisine I've ever had in Denver. I definitely compared to any food I've had in Paris, Rome or New York City. The quaint little place reminded me of a trendy Soho restaurant and the fare was simply amazing. The fresh Gnocchi was gorgous and the espresso short ribs could have been eating with a spoon - they were that tender.

Denver has its share of great restaurants but this place made all the rest seem like a Denny's. I eat out a lot - may be four to five times a week. I can see myslef eating at Il Posto at least once a week. I is really that good.

Pros: The food is fantastic - like nothing else in Denver

Cons: Had to wait for a table but it was well worth it - make reservations

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I read great reviews about Il Posto and decided to give it a try and was very disappointed. Our waiter was great but the food was below average. The sauce on our pasta tasted like it came out of a jar and had no flavor. The chicken we ordered was supposed to be stuffed and was not and it was also supposed to have pancetta with it but it was nowhere to be seen. The other entrees we ordered were bland and not worth what they charged. I will never go back and do not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1
★★☆☆☆

I read great reviews about Il Posto and decided to give it a try and was very disappointed. Our waiter was great but the food was below average. The sauce on our pasta tasted like it came out of a jar and had no flavor. The chicken we ordered was supposed to be stuffed and was not and it was also supposed to have pancetta with it but it was nowhere to be seen. The other entrees we ordered were bland and not worth what they charged. I will never go back and do not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Great Service

Cons: Overpriced below average food

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To be fair, the food and service were good. However, the setup and seating in the restaurant is terrible. We were seated about three inches away from our neighbors on one side and three inches from bar stools on the other (very uncomfortable). It was actually necessary to move the table in order to get out. Not every table was situated like this. The menus where also written on two chalk boards posted near the ceiling. Because of the bar and a large beam it was impossible for me to see the menu. My boyfriend ended up ordering for me because it was easier than reading the entire menu to me. Any vegetarians should also specifically ask if there's meat before ordering because bacon was not listed as an ingredient but was present in one of our dishes. I would visit Il Posto again but only if I was guaranteed a good table. I highly recommend asking not to be seated along the wall with the bench.

1
★★★☆☆

To be fair, the food and service were good. However, the setup and seating in the restaurant is terrible. We were seated about three inches away from our neighbors on one side and three inches from bar stools on the other (very uncomfortable). It was actually necessary to move the table in order to get out. Not every table was situated like this. The menus where also written on two chalk boards posted near the ceiling. Because of the bar and a large beam it was impossible for me to see the menu. My boyfriend ended up ordering for me because it was easier than reading the entire menu to me. Any vegetarians should also specifically ask if there's meat before ordering because bacon was not listed as an ingredient but was present in one of our dishes. I would visit Il Posto again but only if I was guaranteed a good table. I highly recommend asking not to be seated along the wall with the bench.

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Anyone that doesnt like the food that Andrea prepares fresh on a nightly basis, doesnt know and appreciate authentic Italian. I am an Italian American and have eaten at many good Italian restaurants in NY, Chicago and the mother land. Andrea's menu each night makes it difficult to choose, so my wife and I order something different and then we share.. Great wine list as well and affordably priced.

2
★★★★★

Anyone that doesnt like the food that Andrea prepares fresh on a nightly basis, doesnt know and appreciate authentic Italian. I am an Italian American and have eaten at many good Italian restaurants in NY, Chicago and the mother land. Andrea's menu each night makes it difficult to choose, so my wife and I order something different and then we share.. Great wine list as well and affordably priced.

Pros: Great Food....

Cons: entrees should be bigger

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Il Posto has never let me down. Maybe it's the fact that you can sit down after 10pm and still enjoy a full meal without feeling rushed. Maybe it's the food which arguably beats any other restaurant in Denver if you compare plates head-to-head. Each time there is more than one reason to return. It's the one spot in the city that I recommend with hesitation.

2
★★★★★

Il Posto has never let me down. Maybe it's the fact that you can sit down after 10pm and still enjoy a full meal without feeling rushed. Maybe it's the food which arguably beats any other restaurant in Denver if you compare plates head-to-head. Each time there is more than one reason to return. It's the one spot in the city that I recommend with hesitation.

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I've been to Il Posto on a number of occasions and have been consistently wowed by the food, and up until yesterday, the service. Despite the loud room, I look forward to visiting knowing that my taste buds will be treated like royalty. The kitchen consistently executes palate pleasing dishes with fresh and sometimes unusual ingredients. Their hangar steak is so good it's a bit ridiculous. Dripped in cocca (I think) and charred to perfection while retaining a deep pink, chewy, meaty interior...a description can't do it justice. Just go eat one. BUT. Last night we were seated and were *completely* ignored by our server for 15 minutes, while he proceeded to assist a table that was seated 5 minutes after us. When he finally did stop by, he asked what kind of water we wanted (tap - don't waste!!) and produced the water. Another 10 minutes elapsed before he could be bothered to stop by again to take an order for our starters. I won't torture you with all of the details, but it was unequivocally the most indifferent and occasionally rude service I think I've ever had in Denver, let alone in a restaurant where three of us dropped $250 on dinner (and that's BEFORE tip). If I hadn't had a bit of wine in me, I would have talked to management, but as it stood we were just ready to leave (when we FINALLY got the check which we practically had to beg for and was totally mis priced. It was like our waiter just made up the prices. Had nothing to do with what was on the board. Really.) I will be back, but only because the food is so extraordinary (and I should note that the wine service is good and the chef is wonderful about circulating amongst his guests). But I hope someone from the restaurant reads this and reads their staff the riot act, because the service we received was completely unacceptable.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been to Il Posto on a number of occasions and have been consistently wowed by the food, and up until yesterday, the service. Despite the loud room, I look forward to visiting knowing that my taste buds will be treated like royalty. The kitchen consistently executes palate pleasing dishes with fresh and sometimes unusual ingredients. Their hangar steak is so good it's a bit ridiculous. Dripped in cocca (I think) and charred to perfection while retaining a deep pink, chewy, meaty interior...a description can't do it justice. Just go eat one. BUT. Last night we were seated and were *completely* ignored by our server for 15 minutes, while he proceeded to assist a table that was seated 5 minutes after us. When he finally did stop by, he asked what kind of water we wanted (tap - don't waste!!) and produced the water. Another 10 minutes elapsed before he could be bothered to stop by again to take an order for our starters. I won't torture you with all of the details, but it was unequivocally the most indifferent and occasionally rude service I think I've ever had in Denver, let alone in a restaurant where three of us dropped $250 on dinner (and that's BEFORE tip). If I hadn't had a bit of wine in me, I would have talked to management, but as it stood we were just ready to leave (when we FINALLY got the check which we practically had to beg for and was totally mis priced. It was like our waiter just made up the prices. Had nothing to do with what was on the board. Really.) I will be back, but only because the food is so extraordinary (and I should note that the wine service is good and the chef is wonderful about circulating amongst his guests). But I hope someone from the restaurant reads this and reads their staff the riot act, because the service we received was completely unacceptable.

Pros: Incredibly good food, good wine service

Cons: terrible service, very loud room

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I have been to Il Posto several times and have always found the food extremely good and made even better by the wine pairings and attentive staff. The menu is dynamic and creative. The only challenge sometimes is with seating, as it's a very small restaurant (which can be a positive overall). This challenge has been compounded by Il Posto's growing popularity. I had an experience in which I made a reservation for 2 for my wife's birthday and we were forced to sit at the bar in spite of the reservation I made a month in advance, so you may need to be flexible if you are a party of 2 depending on the occasion. But I have only had this issue once in the many times I've eaten there. Overall, a really great place in a great neighborhood.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to Il Posto several times and have always found the food extremely good and made even better by the wine pairings and attentive staff. The menu is dynamic and creative. The only challenge sometimes is with seating, as it's a very small restaurant (which can be a positive overall). This challenge has been compounded by Il Posto's growing popularity. I had an experience in which I made a reservation for 2 for my wife's birthday and we were forced to sit at the bar in spite of the reservation I made a month in advance, so you may need to be flexible if you are a party of 2 depending on the occasion. But I have only had this issue once in the many times I've eaten there. Overall, a really great place in a great neighborhood.

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I heard about it, and you know when you hear about and the hype is so high you wonder.
Let me tell you about the food ? razor clams!!! Insane, risotto with strawberry and straccino, I think that?s the name, never taste it before ? mind blowing and the service was really attentive and this wait staff know the menu? in and out.
A great experience and this one star people, are you sure you went to the right place!

2
★★★★★

I heard about it, and you know when you hear about and the hype is so high you wonder.
Let me tell you about the food ? razor clams!!! Insane, risotto with strawberry and straccino, I think that?s the name, never taste it before ? mind blowing and the service was really attentive and this wait staff know the menu? in and out.
A great experience and this one star people, are you sure you went to the right place!

Pros: food ... food ... service

Cons: not idea

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I don't know what the hype is around this place...went there for Valentine's dinner and had the worst meal I can ever remember. Started off with them having no record of my reservation (made almost a month earlier) and then being seated at a make-shift table in the middle of a walkway. Service was awful, food was bland and way over-priced ($275 for two people including a bottle of wine). I figured it was a busy night and my wife and I decided to try it again. Bad idea. Same experience as before with slightly better service. Dinner was undercooked (had to send it back), flavors were unimpressive and sides were virtually the same for a piece of fish and the lamb. Baffled why people like this place. The only good thing I can say is that we had good wine both times we were there. I'd honestly recommend saving your money and going to Olive Garden.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know what the hype is around this place...went there for Valentine's dinner and had the worst meal I can ever remember. Started off with them having no record of my reservation (made almost a month earlier) and then being seated at a make-shift table in the middle of a walkway. Service was awful, food was bland and way over-priced ($275 for two people including a bottle of wine). I figured it was a busy night and my wife and I decided to try it again. Bad idea. Same experience as before with slightly better service. Dinner was undercooked (had to send it back), flavors were unimpressive and sides were virtually the same for a piece of fish and the lamb. Baffled why people like this place. The only good thing I can say is that we had good wine both times we were there. I'd honestly recommend saving your money and going to Olive Garden.

Pros: Decent ambience and good wine

Cons: Food quality, service and overall value

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I should have turned and left, when I saw "a fusion of Asian pear" scrawled on a chalkboard menu of this Italian restaurant. However, my friend wanted to try it out, and we proceeded to break my cardinal restaurant rule of "avoid anything fusion." It's a sign the chef doesn?t have the conviction or skill to deliver fine food from any region.

The calamari appetizer was inedible. I expected fresh squid deep fried in a delicate batter with an excellent sauce, but we received rubbery, steamed, old calamari stuffed with carrots and something else. I detested it, but my friend liked it enough because he's used to frozen food at home.
My tagliatelle pasta had a horrible paprika and olive oil sauce. I left it alone and ate the delicious mussels and snap peas that garnished the plate. I had no idea the pasta came with mussels, and I never order seafood in Denver unless I know the restaurant, because the sea is too far away to have fresh fish. I guess the mussels held their freshness due to the protection offered by their shells.

My friend's risotto looked like Indian dhal and rice. It was the most unappetizing presentation of risotto I've ever seen and it tasted like cheesy Rice a Roni.

The chocolate banana cake desert came in paper thin slices of banana and some sort of loaf cake with a shooter of Hershey?s chocolate syrup and milk on the side. I ate it because I was still hungry, but I think Sara Lee does a superior job.

The wine was good, but they didn?t make that. The waitress became severe and snippy when I voiced my opinions about the food, and I began to think that she was a fool to not address my concerns or attempt a resolution. However, when the check came she said that she deducted my entree from the bill, but I still paid too much for frozen food trying to pass for haute cuisine.

1
★★☆☆☆

I should have turned and left, when I saw "a fusion of Asian pear" scrawled on a chalkboard menu of this Italian restaurant. However, my friend wanted to try it out, and we proceeded to break my cardinal restaurant rule of "avoid anything fusion." It's a sign the chef doesn?t have the conviction or skill to deliver fine food from any region.

The calamari appetizer was inedible. I expected fresh squid deep fried in a delicate batter with an excellent sauce, but we received rubbery, steamed, old calamari stuffed with carrots and something else. I detested it, but my friend liked it enough because he's used to frozen food at home.
My tagliatelle pasta had a horrible paprika and olive oil sauce. I left it alone and ate the delicious mussels and snap peas that garnished the plate. I had no idea the pasta came with mussels, and I never order seafood in Denver unless I know the restaurant, because the sea is too far away to have fresh fish. I guess the mussels held their freshness due to the protection offered by their shells.

My friend's risotto looked like Indian dhal and rice. It was the most unappetizing presentation of risotto I've ever seen and it tasted like cheesy Rice a Roni.

The chocolate banana cake desert came in paper thin slices of banana and some sort of loaf cake with a shooter of Hershey?s chocolate syrup and milk on the side. I ate it because I was still hungry, but I think Sara Lee does a superior job.

The wine was good, but they didn?t make that. The waitress became severe and snippy when I voiced my opinions about the food, and I began to think that she was a fool to not address my concerns or attempt a resolution. However, when the check came she said that she deducted my entree from the bill, but I still paid too much for frozen food trying to pass for haute cuisine.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Horrible food

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I was heading out of the office and had already worked through the regular lunch possibilities in my head. Another $5 sub, or a big plate of fried good goodness at Pete's followed by a 5 hour energy drink to get through the afternoon at my desk, or maybe some thai food...when I thought of giving Il Posto a shot for lunch.

I have been there for dinner plenty of times and have never been disappointed but then again never thought of it as a lunch option either.

Had a cup of seafood stew that warmed up my insides just right. No corners cut. Huge scallop in the middle with tons of fresh tasting fish, think itmay have been halibut, and some smokey tomatoes that complemented the flavors wonderfully.

I wanted the gnocchi and the maltagllati, the server suggested to split the pastas with my colleague. It was awesome! The gnocchi was not soggy or rubbery, like I sometimes find elsewhere, it had a great red sauce and some fresh cheese and herbs riding shotgun! The maltagllati was a bit more complex but just as light delicious, it was served with a sort of insestual vegetable that looked like a mix between a brocolli and an asparagus.

Sure it cost a bit more than the other typical options I mentioned above, but I left feeling that I had done something special, experienced something rather than just shove the grub down my throat and get back to work.

Can I do it every day, probably not, but I know that every once in a while I need to relax a bit and step outside the norm and dare I say reward myself. The opportunity to do so over lunch is now possible at il posto...reward yourself sometime soon.

2
★★★★★

I was heading out of the office and had already worked through the regular lunch possibilities in my head. Another $5 sub, or a big plate of fried good goodness at Pete's followed by a 5 hour energy drink to get through the afternoon at my desk, or maybe some thai food...when I thought of giving Il Posto a shot for lunch.

I have been there for dinner plenty of times and have never been disappointed but then again never thought of it as a lunch option either.

Had a cup of seafood stew that warmed up my insides just right. No corners cut. Huge scallop in the middle with tons of fresh tasting fish, think itmay have been halibut, and some smokey tomatoes that complemented the flavors wonderfully.

I wanted the gnocchi and the maltagllati, the server suggested to split the pastas with my colleague. It was awesome! The gnocchi was not soggy or rubbery, like I sometimes find elsewhere, it had a great red sauce and some fresh cheese and herbs riding shotgun! The maltagllati was a bit more complex but just as light delicious, it was served with a sort of insestual vegetable that looked like a mix between a brocolli and an asparagus.

Sure it cost a bit more than the other typical options I mentioned above, but I left feeling that I had done something special, experienced something rather than just shove the grub down my throat and get back to work.

Can I do it every day, probably not, but I know that every once in a while I need to relax a bit and step outside the norm and dare I say reward myself. The opportunity to do so over lunch is now possible at il posto...reward yourself sometime soon.

Pros: food and service.

Cons: patio was not open yet

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Don't expect a typical Italian restaurant here. The service is slow, but attentive. Our waiter was very knowledgable. The food was very good, but don't expect homestyle Italian. I come from NJ, so this was comparable to more of trendy Italian than deep down homestyle. I'd go back again, but not looking forward to the crowds and tight space.

2
★★★★☆

Don't expect a typical Italian restaurant here. The service is slow, but attentive. Our waiter was very knowledgable. The food was very good, but don't expect homestyle Italian. I come from NJ, so this was comparable to more of trendy Italian than deep down homestyle. I'd go back again, but not looking forward to the crowds and tight space.

Pros: Good location..

Cons: Tight space and too loud

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THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT.
LET' S START WITH THE SERVICE: HORRIBLE, SLOW AND UNPROFESSIONAL.
THE FOOD IS THE WORST I TASTED IN MY LAST 40 YEARS.
OVERPRICED. MY RISOTTO WAS BOILED, NO TASTE, COMPLETELY RAW,
I THINK THEY BUY THE FOOD AT COSTCO IN CAN AND THEN MAKE APPETIZERS.
THE MENU IS ON A CHALKBOARD, IMPOSSIBLE TO READ.
VERY, VERY, VERY NOISY.
THE DESSERT YOU CAN GET IT FROZEN AT KING SOOPER.
IF YOU WANT TO GET A BETTER DINNER GO TO L' ATELIER.

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT.
LET' S START WITH THE SERVICE: HORRIBLE, SLOW AND UNPROFESSIONAL.
THE FOOD IS THE WORST I TASTED IN MY LAST 40 YEARS.
OVERPRICED. MY RISOTTO WAS BOILED, NO TASTE, COMPLETELY RAW,
I THINK THEY BUY THE FOOD AT COSTCO IN CAN AND THEN MAKE APPETIZERS.
THE MENU IS ON A CHALKBOARD, IMPOSSIBLE TO READ.
VERY, VERY, VERY NOISY.
THE DESSERT YOU CAN GET IT FROZEN AT KING SOOPER.
IF YOU WANT TO GET A BETTER DINNER GO TO L' ATELIER.

Pros: FOOD FROM COSTCO

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Please, let's get real here, who would judge a restaurant based on the experience during Restaurant Week. I am not going to pretend i did not take advantage of the deal but of course I wasn't expecting the best service or the best food (and it wasn't) of the restaurants i went. You get what you pay (reality 101). Restaurant Week is like Saturdays in NYC, you never have dinner on a Saturday in NYC unless you want to run into a lot (LOT) of tacky people.Of course, if you want a big plate of pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs you better go to Olive Garden (i heard a woman right next to me asking for such "delicate" meal, imagine the face of the waiter, it wasn't arrogance, it was surprise and I found it myself a little bit insulting and disturbing!). I promised to myself that i will not go out ever again during Restaurant Week no matter how cheap it is. So i dont blame the restaurants, i blame the people that dont get the point.
As far as Il Posto goes, i have to confess that lately, unless it is a business meal, i only go to IL POSTO to have a memorable meal. The food is simply delicious (simple for me it is nowadays the best compliment you can give). I could try to describe the experiences i had but i will not reveal the secret and let people discover what real Italian cucina means. I never pick the wine myself because any wine they bring it is absolutely delicious, they know what they are doing, that's for sure.
I love the fact that the Chef comes to your table and asks you about the food. The service is always excellent, nice chats. I always learn something new about italian cuisine. They really take their time to explain in detail each course on the menu. Great experience if you are willing to appreciate the effort, the knowledge and the love behind every single meal!

2
★★★★★

Please, let's get real here, who would judge a restaurant based on the experience during Restaurant Week. I am not going to pretend i did not take advantage of the deal but of course I wasn't expecting the best service or the best food (and it wasn't) of the restaurants i went. You get what you pay (reality 101). Restaurant Week is like Saturdays in NYC, you never have dinner on a Saturday in NYC unless you want to run into a lot (LOT) of tacky people.Of course, if you want a big plate of pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs you better go to Olive Garden (i heard a woman right next to me asking for such "delicate" meal, imagine the face of the waiter, it wasn't arrogance, it was surprise and I found it myself a little bit insulting and disturbing!). I promised to myself that i will not go out ever again during Restaurant Week no matter how cheap it is. So i dont blame the restaurants, i blame the people that dont get the point.
As far as Il Posto goes, i have to confess that lately, unless it is a business meal, i only go to IL POSTO to have a memorable meal. The food is simply delicious (simple for me it is nowadays the best compliment you can give). I could try to describe the experiences i had but i will not reveal the secret and let people discover what real Italian cucina means. I never pick the wine myself because any wine they bring it is absolutely delicious, they know what they are doing, that's for sure.
I love the fact that the Chef comes to your table and asks you about the food. The service is always excellent, nice chats. I always learn something new about italian cuisine. They really take their time to explain in detail each course on the menu. Great experience if you are willing to appreciate the effort, the knowledge and the love behind every single meal!

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My wife and I ate dinner at Il Posto for the first time last week. We were delightfully taken a back. The food was the real thing; it had strong ties to Northern Italy, but maintained its originality. It wasn't reinventing itself, but each dish had something truly exceptional that heightened the senses: risotto made with red beets and lavender, the swordfish was thinly sliced and smoked; the effect was delicate sweet and faintly aromatic taste over the richness of swordfish. The hanger steak I ate reminded me of the days I worked for a French Butcher in New York. It was one of the best hangers I have ever had. We ordered a wine form the Cinque Terre, on our server's recommendation. Between that wine, the swordfish, and the sardines I swear I could smell the Mediterranean Sea. The energy is fresh and warm, but with a cosmopolitan flare that is worthy of any city we know (my wife is from Madrid). I think that a kitchen must love and appreciate what they produce to serve what we consumed and whoever purchased that wine for the restaurant is clearly proud of what they are bringing to the table. It seemed the staff felt they had something special and indeed they did.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I ate dinner at Il Posto for the first time last week. We were delightfully taken a back. The food was the real thing; it had strong ties to Northern Italy, but maintained its originality. It wasn't reinventing itself, but each dish had something truly exceptional that heightened the senses: risotto made with red beets and lavender, the swordfish was thinly sliced and smoked; the effect was delicate sweet and faintly aromatic taste over the richness of swordfish. The hanger steak I ate reminded me of the days I worked for a French Butcher in New York. It was one of the best hangers I have ever had. We ordered a wine form the Cinque Terre, on our server's recommendation. Between that wine, the swordfish, and the sardines I swear I could smell the Mediterranean Sea. The energy is fresh and warm, but with a cosmopolitan flare that is worthy of any city we know (my wife is from Madrid). I think that a kitchen must love and appreciate what they produce to serve what we consumed and whoever purchased that wine for the restaurant is clearly proud of what they are bringing to the table. It seemed the staff felt they had something special and indeed they did.

Pros: Service, Food, Wine, Atmosphere

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I suggested to several friends that we try Il Posto during Denver Restaurant Week. My wife and I had dine there before and enjoyed our meal. I made a reservation several weeks beforehand knowing that the $52.80 week is quite popular. Our reservation was for 8 people at 7PM. We arrived promptly at 7PM and were informed by the hostess that it would be 10-15 minutes before our table would be ready. She asked that we wait at the bar next door and that she'd come get us shortly. Well the 10-15 minutes turned into 75 minutes. We were finally seated at 815PM and incredibly were not offered an apology by ANYONE. I know that the owner of the restaurant was there and greeted a couple of other tables but not ours. Needless to say our group was quite hungry by then and unfortunately the pace of service was slow. Our entrees, which were ordered before we received our first course, arrived 40 minutes later. The food was very good, but could not save an overall sub-par service experience.

1
★★☆☆☆

I suggested to several friends that we try Il Posto during Denver Restaurant Week. My wife and I had dine there before and enjoyed our meal. I made a reservation several weeks beforehand knowing that the $52.80 week is quite popular. Our reservation was for 8 people at 7PM. We arrived promptly at 7PM and were informed by the hostess that it would be 10-15 minutes before our table would be ready. She asked that we wait at the bar next door and that she'd come get us shortly. Well the 10-15 minutes turned into 75 minutes. We were finally seated at 815PM and incredibly were not offered an apology by ANYONE. I know that the owner of the restaurant was there and greeted a couple of other tables but not ours. Needless to say our group was quite hungry by then and unfortunately the pace of service was slow. Our entrees, which were ordered before we received our first course, arrived 40 minutes later. The food was very good, but could not save an overall sub-par service experience.

Cons: long wait even after making reservation, slow pace of service

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A few friends and I went to Il Posto to partake in 5280's Restaurant Week. I expected, at the very least, to have a good meal. We were seated promptly but sat for a while before someone came over to our table. Then, after we had the menu explained to us (Thank goodness because you have to have super powers to read the menu that's placed across the restaurant on a chalkboard written in minuscule handwriting.) While thinking it over we ordered a bottle of wine that took 15-20 minutes for it to be brought to us, and that was after we had to remind them that we had ordered a bottle of wine. We finally got our food after waiting for what felt like an eternity, to see that the portions were as minuscule as the words on the menu made for superman.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, nor do I plan on returning any time soon.

1
★★☆☆☆

A few friends and I went to Il Posto to partake in 5280's Restaurant Week. I expected, at the very least, to have a good meal. We were seated promptly but sat for a while before someone came over to our table. Then, after we had the menu explained to us (Thank goodness because you have to have super powers to read the menu that's placed across the restaurant on a chalkboard written in minuscule handwriting.) While thinking it over we ordered a bottle of wine that took 15-20 minutes for it to be brought to us, and that was after we had to remind them that we had ordered a bottle of wine. We finally got our food after waiting for what felt like an eternity, to see that the portions were as minuscule as the words on the menu made for superman.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, nor do I plan on returning any time soon.

Pros: seated quickly, courteous service

Cons: slow service, extremely small portions, crowded table placement

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In addition to the authentic, clever fusion of traditional Italian cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, Il Posto has a vibe of sophistication which was previously lacking in Denver. For those who come from other, larger cities or have visited or lived in Europe, it's nice to have such a late-night entry in the Denver restaurant scene. To be served a fine meal after 9 p.m. in this town is a rarity. To have it be as well executed as it is at Il Posto is to be considered miraculous.

Yes, the service can be a bit overbearing (lengthy dissertations on the origins of each wine are not necessary!) and the prices for certain small or off-the-menu items are definitely inflated ($10 for a mixed greens salad?) but the feeling of being welcomed with the promise of a great dinner and drinkable wine after the theater is well worth the small annoyances. I applaud the restaurant evolution in Denver and hope that other new restaurants follow suit soon!

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★★★★☆

In addition to the authentic, clever fusion of traditional Italian cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, Il Posto has a vibe of sophistication which was previously lacking in Denver. For those who come from other, larger cities or have visited or lived in Europe, it's nice to have such a late-night entry in the Denver restaurant scene. To be served a fine meal after 9 p.m. in this town is a rarity. To have it be as well executed as it is at Il Posto is to be considered miraculous.

Yes, the service can be a bit overbearing (lengthy dissertations on the origins of each wine are not necessary!) and the prices for certain small or off-the-menu items are definitely inflated ($10 for a mixed greens salad?) but the feeling of being welcomed with the promise of a great dinner and drinkable wine after the theater is well worth the small annoyances. I applaud the restaurant evolution in Denver and hope that other new restaurants follow suit soon!

Pros: Late night hours in addition to a superior menu and wine list

Cons: Service can be overbearing and some prices are inflated

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If you?re looking for great Italian food and a dining experience worth talking about, try Il Posto.
It?s a quaint little joint in the City Park neighborhood. Don?t let the simple chalkboard menu fool you. The menu changes daily based on what fresh ingredients the Chef can get his hands on, with a focus on organic items and those from local farmers.
Can?t decide what you want to eat? Just tell the Chef to make you something. He?ll be sure to take into consideration any food allergies or aversions.
My date and I were starving?Our first course was a smoked tuna with watermelon radishes?unique produce in Colorado, but such a surprise to the palate. The tuna pieces were a nice portion, tender with just the right amount of smoke flavor. The radishes were a nice compliment and had just the right amount of bite.
Our next course (my favorite) was quail served over a concoction of gorgonzola cheese, pistachios and squash. An unlikely combination you might say, but the very savory mix went well with the delicate flavor of the juicy oven roasted quail.
For dessert we shared Grappa and laughs with the Chef, as well as a flan like dessert flavored with lemon and mascarpone cheese, topped with chervil. Talk about mouth watering. The fresh herbs coupled with the citrus tang and the softness of the mascarpone was a great way to end a meal of fabulous flavors and sensory delight.
The staff is delightful (despite the fact our server tried to sell us a 90 year old Barolo, which was actually a 1999 vintage?oh well the deal sounded too good to be true!). Be sure to meet the Chef. His passion for the restaurant shows not only in his food but in the big smile on his face.

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★★★★★

If you?re looking for great Italian food and a dining experience worth talking about, try Il Posto.
It?s a quaint little joint in the City Park neighborhood. Don?t let the simple chalkboard menu fool you. The menu changes daily based on what fresh ingredients the Chef can get his hands on, with a focus on organic items and those from local farmers.
Can?t decide what you want to eat? Just tell the Chef to make you something. He?ll be sure to take into consideration any food allergies or aversions.
My date and I were starving?Our first course was a smoked tuna with watermelon radishes?unique produce in Colorado, but such a surprise to the palate. The tuna pieces were a nice portion, tender with just the right amount of smoke flavor. The radishes were a nice compliment and had just the right amount of bite.
Our next course (my favorite) was quail served over a concoction of gorgonzola cheese, pistachios and squash. An unlikely combination you might say, but the very savory mix went well with the delicate flavor of the juicy oven roasted quail.
For dessert we shared Grappa and laughs with the Chef, as well as a flan like dessert flavored with lemon and mascarpone cheese, topped with chervil. Talk about mouth watering. The fresh herbs coupled with the citrus tang and the softness of the mascarpone was a great way to end a meal of fabulous flavors and sensory delight.
The staff is delightful (despite the fact our server tried to sell us a 90 year old Barolo, which was actually a 1999 vintage?oh well the deal sounded too good to be true!). Be sure to meet the Chef. His passion for the restaurant shows not only in his food but in the big smile on his face.

Pros: Personable service, amazing food with an ever changing menu

Cons: Sommelier was a bit stand-offish

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Amazing experience, I m from Italy the real one and I usually have hard time to have Italian food in Denver, grazie a Dio, il posto is here. Risotto made to order, not even in Italy do that anymore, great service, when I got in I told them that I need to be out quickly because me and my wife we have a movie to go to, when we left the Hostess told us ?enjoy your movie!? they were really packed and she remember that, I call that detail.
The best restaurant in DENVER !!!!!
Great job guys

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★★★★★

Amazing experience, I m from Italy the real one and I usually have hard time to have Italian food in Denver, grazie a Dio, il posto is here. Risotto made to order, not even in Italy do that anymore, great service, when I got in I told them that I need to be out quickly because me and my wife we have a movie to go to, when we left the Hostess told us ?enjoy your movie!? they were really packed and she remember that, I call that detail.
The best restaurant in DENVER !!!!!
Great job guys

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: NOTHING

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Il Posto has all of the arrogance and bravado of a high end eatery. However, the food and
service do not back up their asinine attitude. I have had better service at Denny?s. Run away. I was told this was THE BEST Italian Restaurant outside of Italy. It was horrible! I would be insulted if I were Italian. The waiters are arrogant and speak in the third person and they treat you like you are cheap if you don?t order wine. They do not present menus but make you look at a scribbly chalkboard to select your dinner. They have a scam to charge extra for bottled water and the Tomato / Mozzarella app is expensive for a bland hunk of regular Mozzarella with some under ripe tomato and a blob of olive oil.

Without clearing our plates from the Mozzarella, the server schlepped down our entrees. My boyfriend said his Scallops were ok but he was disappointed with the meager presentation and amount of whatever it was in the middle. My Mushroom Risotto was like mush. I am used to Risotto being Al Dente but this was like oatmeal and it had none of the truffle oil that the chalkboard menu promised. There were maybe two mushrooms in the entire dish. I didn't eat much of it.

The weirdest thing was their passive aggressive behavior over us not ordering a bottle of wine. They were acting like I was cheap because I just wanted Pellegrino. When I finished the Pellegrino, the hostess asked if we wanted more. Here exact words were, "We just bring it. You don't have to pay for it." When my boyfriend said that he would like some more, they brought another bottle but as soon as they did, the arrogant server approached and said, "I am going to have to charge you for that." We were floored. So, we asked for the check, paid and left a 10% tip and vowed NEVER to go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Il Posto has all of the arrogance and bravado of a high end eatery. However, the food and
service do not back up their asinine attitude. I have had better service at Denny?s. Run away. I was told this was THE BEST Italian Restaurant outside of Italy. It was horrible! I would be insulted if I were Italian. The waiters are arrogant and speak in the third person and they treat you like you are cheap if you don?t order wine. They do not present menus but make you look at a scribbly chalkboard to select your dinner. They have a scam to charge extra for bottled water and the Tomato / Mozzarella app is expensive for a bland hunk of regular Mozzarella with some under ripe tomato and a blob of olive oil.

Without clearing our plates from the Mozzarella, the server schlepped down our entrees. My boyfriend said his Scallops were ok but he was disappointed with the meager presentation and amount of whatever it was in the middle. My Mushroom Risotto was like mush. I am used to Risotto being Al Dente but this was like oatmeal and it had none of the truffle oil that the chalkboard menu promised. There were maybe two mushrooms in the entire dish. I didn't eat much of it.

The weirdest thing was their passive aggressive behavior over us not ordering a bottle of wine. They were acting like I was cheap because I just wanted Pellegrino. When I finished the Pellegrino, the hostess asked if we wanted more. Here exact words were, "We just bring it. You don't have to pay for it." When my boyfriend said that he would like some more, they brought another bottle but as soon as they did, the arrogant server approached and said, "I am going to have to charge you for that." We were floored. So, we asked for the check, paid and left a 10% tip and vowed NEVER to go back.

Pros: None

Cons: Arrogant Service, Bland Overpriced Food

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I HAVE BEEN IN THIS RESTARAUNT TWICE NOW AND EACH TIME TOOK ME TO MEMORIES OF ITALY. RISOTTO WITH GOLD LEAF CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN MILAN (MAYBE VEGAS TOO). MY FIRST TRIP HERE WAS WITH FRIENDS/COLLEAUGES FROM ROME. THEY WERE CRAZY FOR THE PASTA AND PESCE. MY GIRLFRIEND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE SERVICE. THIS MIGHT BE WHY: AT THE TABLE WE SPOKE MOSTLY ITALIAN AND SHE WAS OUT OF THE LOOP BUT SHE HAD SPECIAL ATTENTION FROM A SAVY WAITER OF THE NAME BOB. I WAS GRATEFUL AS MY BUSINESS WAS TAKEN CARE OF AND SHE WAS HAPPY TO TALK TO SOMEONE. OUR VIEW WAS NEXT TO THE KITCHEN WHERE THERE WAS SPECIAL LIGHTING IN ORDER FOR US TO SEE ONE ANOTHER AND TALK FREELY FOR A QUICK BUSINESS MEETING. IF WE HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE MENU WE COULD JUST ASK THE KITCHEN AS THEY WERE THERE IN FRONT OF US TO TALK ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS EITHER ORGANIC OR FLOWN IN FROM ITALY. THE CHEF SPOKE TO MY ITALIAN FRIENDS AS THEY KEPT COMPARING IL POSTO TO THIS TYPE OF U.S. RESTAURANT ONLY BEING AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK. THE FLAMES ROSE FROM THE OPEN KTCHEN AND THE VIBE WAS NOT OF THIS CITY. WHAT A FUN PLACE TO BE IN. I ENJOY THE OTHER PLACES IN THIS TOWN BUT IL POSTO IS REALLY A PLACE TO BE. FOOD IS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN YET CREATIVE AND UNIQUE TO DENVER MAYBE ALL OF COLORADO. WINE HERE IS SO DRINKABLE WE WERE ALMOST A BOTTLE PER PERSON. I AM CRAVING THE FOOD HOW ABOUT SOME BARBERA TOO AND WILL GET THERE THIS WEEKEND. THEY BETTER HAVE SOME OF THE RISOTTO FOR US. MAYBE I WILL GET LUCKY WITH THAT PUDDING AGAIN?

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★★★★★

I HAVE BEEN IN THIS RESTARAUNT TWICE NOW AND EACH TIME TOOK ME TO MEMORIES OF ITALY. RISOTTO WITH GOLD LEAF CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN MILAN (MAYBE VEGAS TOO). MY FIRST TRIP HERE WAS WITH FRIENDS/COLLEAUGES FROM ROME. THEY WERE CRAZY FOR THE PASTA AND PESCE. MY GIRLFRIEND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE SERVICE. THIS MIGHT BE WHY: AT THE TABLE WE SPOKE MOSTLY ITALIAN AND SHE WAS OUT OF THE LOOP BUT SHE HAD SPECIAL ATTENTION FROM A SAVY WAITER OF THE NAME BOB. I WAS GRATEFUL AS MY BUSINESS WAS TAKEN CARE OF AND SHE WAS HAPPY TO TALK TO SOMEONE. OUR VIEW WAS NEXT TO THE KITCHEN WHERE THERE WAS SPECIAL LIGHTING IN ORDER FOR US TO SEE ONE ANOTHER AND TALK FREELY FOR A QUICK BUSINESS MEETING. IF WE HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE MENU WE COULD JUST ASK THE KITCHEN AS THEY WERE THERE IN FRONT OF US TO TALK ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS EITHER ORGANIC OR FLOWN IN FROM ITALY. THE CHEF SPOKE TO MY ITALIAN FRIENDS AS THEY KEPT COMPARING IL POSTO TO THIS TYPE OF U.S. RESTAURANT ONLY BEING AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK. THE FLAMES ROSE FROM THE OPEN KTCHEN AND THE VIBE WAS NOT OF THIS CITY. WHAT A FUN PLACE TO BE IN. I ENJOY THE OTHER PLACES IN THIS TOWN BUT IL POSTO IS REALLY A PLACE TO BE. FOOD IS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN YET CREATIVE AND UNIQUE TO DENVER MAYBE ALL OF COLORADO. WINE HERE IS SO DRINKABLE WE WERE ALMOST A BOTTLE PER PERSON. I AM CRAVING THE FOOD HOW ABOUT SOME BARBERA TOO AND WILL GET THERE THIS WEEKEND. THEY BETTER HAVE SOME OF THE RISOTTO FOR US. MAYBE I WILL GET LUCKY WITH THAT PUDDING AGAIN?

Pros: GREAT VIBE LET THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE STAFF TAKE YOU ON THE ADVENTURE

Cons: IL POSTO WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DINE IN DENVER MAYBE THE WAY YOU EAT AT HOME TOO

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My husband and I did our homework on Citysearch and read about Il Posto before dining there last Thursday. We walked in to see many empty tables after 8pm and were told by the hostess that while we did not have reservations she 'might' be able to fit us in. Whatever. We choose to sit on the patio. It was a lovely evening and the patio was a good choice. We read here on Citysearch about the hand-written menu on the wall situation. We were prepared. After all we?ve been to many restaurants with menus on the wall. The difference with Il Posto is that the handwriting is small, incoherent, and absolutely illegible. Grant - our waiter, shed no light on the list and seemed quite put out that we had questions. He was distracted, slow and not helpful at all with the menu. (It wasn?t just us. Two other tables on the patio were having problems with Grant.) We forged ahead. We ordered the meat and cheese plate, the stuffed calamari, and decided to split the Osso Bucco. Asking to bring the calamari (technically a ?small? plate) at the same time as the Osso (an entree) almost sent Grant over the edge. He stomped off in a huff. All of our food choices were great. The calamari was amazing and the Osso Bucco delicious. Sadly we?ll not be back. The service was just too annoying to enjoy what Il Posto has to offer.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I did our homework on Citysearch and read about Il Posto before dining there last Thursday. We walked in to see many empty tables after 8pm and were told by the hostess that while we did not have reservations she 'might' be able to fit us in. Whatever. We choose to sit on the patio. It was a lovely evening and the patio was a good choice. We read here on Citysearch about the hand-written menu on the wall situation. We were prepared. After all we?ve been to many restaurants with menus on the wall. The difference with Il Posto is that the handwriting is small, incoherent, and absolutely illegible. Grant - our waiter, shed no light on the list and seemed quite put out that we had questions. He was distracted, slow and not helpful at all with the menu. (It wasn?t just us. Two other tables on the patio were having problems with Grant.) We forged ahead. We ordered the meat and cheese plate, the stuffed calamari, and decided to split the Osso Bucco. Asking to bring the calamari (technically a ?small? plate) at the same time as the Osso (an entree) almost sent Grant over the edge. He stomped off in a huff. All of our food choices were great. The calamari was amazing and the Osso Bucco delicious. Sadly we?ll not be back. The service was just too annoying to enjoy what Il Posto has to offer.

Pros: creative innovative food, nice patio

Cons: poor wait staff, impossible to read menu

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I think the one star reviewers on here own the resturant next store. First of all the menu is on the wall GET OVER IT!! If you can't see the menu then you shouldn't be driving the car that took you there!!! It was loud? What does that mean?? If you want a quiet night at home then STAY HOME!!! I am sure people on here take a busy waiter for a mean waiter!! what a joke! You one starers stay home and and shot yourselves!! Have a nice boreing complaining useless life!!!

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★★★★★

I think the one star reviewers on here own the resturant next store. First of all the menu is on the wall GET OVER IT!! If you can't see the menu then you shouldn't be driving the car that took you there!!! It was loud? What does that mean?? If you want a quiet night at home then STAY HOME!!! I am sure people on here take a busy waiter for a mean waiter!! what a joke! You one starers stay home and and shot yourselves!! Have a nice boreing complaining useless life!!!

Pros: food!! That is what you are there for!!!!

Cons: Busy!! Imagine that!! good food equals busy!!!!!!!!!!!11

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I am so grateful for the Il Posto experience here in Denver. I might not have experienced all the Italian restaurants here but so far I have not had food with the wonderfully clean, organic and make you melt flavors since Italy 6 years ago. I have eaten at Il Posto probably 10 times now and I have not once had a bad experience. I have never had to wait longer than is comfortable, the hostess always has a beautiful smile on her face and is professional, the waiters have always seemed eager to be as accommodating as possible, the food fantastic as I said before, and the desserts are actually pretty mindblowing. Very, very wonderful and unique. I personally love the extent to which you interact with the waiters if you can't see the chalkboard menu or are not familiar with the options. You learn so much about the differences in food and wine from one Italian region to another the more you go. It's more than just a conventional culinary experience. They try to bring more of a whole experience to you. I have lived all over the country and other countries and come from a culinary family and this place has seriously brought life to Denver as far as Italian food goes and put Denver on the map for it. That's not to say that I wouldn't love to be proven wrong by another restaurant. I am all about fairness but I don't think any of these other Italian restaurants have intended to even try to attain the same kind of thing Il Posto has so as the review instructions say above, don't compare apples to oranges. Maybe some of those previous negative reviewers should go back and read the "User Review Guidelines" , relax and expand their horizons a little more willingly. I am so impressed with the Il Posto experience every single time. I leave feeling a little more worldly. Really, I highly recommend going and seeing for yourself. I am sure you will have a blissful experience.

2
★★★★★

I am so grateful for the Il Posto experience here in Denver. I might not have experienced all the Italian restaurants here but so far I have not had food with the wonderfully clean, organic and make you melt flavors since Italy 6 years ago. I have eaten at Il Posto probably 10 times now and I have not once had a bad experience. I have never had to wait longer than is comfortable, the hostess always has a beautiful smile on her face and is professional, the waiters have always seemed eager to be as accommodating as possible, the food fantastic as I said before, and the desserts are actually pretty mindblowing. Very, very wonderful and unique. I personally love the extent to which you interact with the waiters if you can't see the chalkboard menu or are not familiar with the options. You learn so much about the differences in food and wine from one Italian region to another the more you go. It's more than just a conventional culinary experience. They try to bring more of a whole experience to you. I have lived all over the country and other countries and come from a culinary family and this place has seriously brought life to Denver as far as Italian food goes and put Denver on the map for it. That's not to say that I wouldn't love to be proven wrong by another restaurant. I am all about fairness but I don't think any of these other Italian restaurants have intended to even try to attain the same kind of thing Il Posto has so as the review instructions say above, don't compare apples to oranges. Maybe some of those previous negative reviewers should go back and read the "User Review Guidelines" , relax and expand their horizons a little more willingly. I am so impressed with the Il Posto experience every single time. I leave feeling a little more worldly. Really, I highly recommend going and seeing for yourself. I am sure you will have a blissful experience.

Pros: Food, Service, attained experience, parking easy usually

Cons: parking sometimes, so loud sometimes that it's hard to hear your company

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I have dined extensively at IL Posto and I have forever changed my idea, or the American idea I had, of authentic Italian food. It does not have the heavy sauces and oversized "family" portions of other "Italian" restaurants. Simply put, iL Posto is a dining experience. I have taken family there, clients, friends and everyone is pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the food, the exquisite tastes and by the ambiance of the restaurant. While people keep talking about the menu being hard to read. Get over it! This is not your average Italian restaurant, it takes a little more effort to read but what is all the fuss about. No, they do not need to have a written menu - a little difficult when everyday is a new and fresh menu!!!! For myself, I am amazed at the creations they come up with for the risotto dishes. They are heavenly! The signature gnocchi is always an excellent choice and the fish dishes are always fresh and exciting to taste. I will continue to go back to iL Posto, I'm sure for long years to come.

2
★★★★★

I have dined extensively at IL Posto and I have forever changed my idea, or the American idea I had, of authentic Italian food. It does not have the heavy sauces and oversized "family" portions of other "Italian" restaurants. Simply put, iL Posto is a dining experience. I have taken family there, clients, friends and everyone is pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the food, the exquisite tastes and by the ambiance of the restaurant. While people keep talking about the menu being hard to read. Get over it! This is not your average Italian restaurant, it takes a little more effort to read but what is all the fuss about. No, they do not need to have a written menu - a little difficult when everyday is a new and fresh menu!!!! For myself, I am amazed at the creations they come up with for the risotto dishes. They are heavenly! The signature gnocchi is always an excellent choice and the fish dishes are always fresh and exciting to taste. I will continue to go back to iL Posto, I'm sure for long years to come.

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My wife and I ate at il posto last evening for our anniversary and it was delightful. Denver has nothing like it. The energy and intensity this place is almost combustible. While, the service and ambiance were top notch, the food is the main attraction. We highly recommend the burrata, this bufala mozzarella is flown in fresh from Naples weekly, and the risotto was well worth the wait. Thank you Il Posto for your fresh and simplistic take on food, we'll be back soon!

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★★★★★

My wife and I ate at il posto last evening for our anniversary and it was delightful. Denver has nothing like it. The energy and intensity this place is almost combustible. While, the service and ambiance were top notch, the food is the main attraction. We highly recommend the burrata, this bufala mozzarella is flown in fresh from Naples weekly, and the risotto was well worth the wait. Thank you Il Posto for your fresh and simplistic take on food, we'll be back soon!

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Il Posto is very "New York" - upscale, sophisticated and happening. Watching the cooks in the open kitchen is a real show! I travel often in the US and Europe so I am accustom to excellent food and Il Posto surpassed my expectations. This is by far one of the best restaurants in Denver. Everyone at our table thought the Carmelle pasta was the best thing they had ever tasted anywhere. The service was excellent, the pasta was al dente, the mozzarella was creamy and the scallops were fresh and tender. The Italian wines are a wonderful treat. I would highly recommend Il Posto to anyone who has traveled to Italy or wants outstanding authentic Italian food and a fun dinning experience.

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★★★★★

Il Posto is very "New York" - upscale, sophisticated and happening. Watching the cooks in the open kitchen is a real show! I travel often in the US and Europe so I am accustom to excellent food and Il Posto surpassed my expectations. This is by far one of the best restaurants in Denver. Everyone at our table thought the Carmelle pasta was the best thing they had ever tasted anywhere. The service was excellent, the pasta was al dente, the mozzarella was creamy and the scallops were fresh and tender. The Italian wines are a wonderful treat. I would highly recommend Il Posto to anyone who has traveled to Italy or wants outstanding authentic Italian food and a fun dinning experience.

Pros: Fabulous Authentic Italian Food

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It's too bad that the people who wrote the last few reviews haven't had the kind of experience my friends and I have had here. Last night was about the fifth visit for me and I love it more the more I go. The location is perfect; next to a lively and colorful coffeshop and neighborhood bar, which makes it always appear energetic and busy. The huge garage door front windows are open as often as they can be to extend the small space to the patio and surrounding crowd. The hostess has always been very friendly and accomodating, sitting us down right away or having us wait next door for an hour for a table (she calls our cell or comes tracking us down!) When we do get a table, we are treated to a small taste of Prosecco and greated by either Dan, the sommelier (who is AMAZING) or our waiter (lately,the talented Joshua). Yes, the chalkboards are alittle hard to read and make the person sitting under them feeling a bit on display, but I like the idea and the purpose behind it. Plus, the waiters are always very eager and willing to explain how the menu works and about the ingedients and techniques they employ.
I have been lucky enough to dine with enough "foodies" that we always order WAY too much, but always eat everything! I highly recommend starting with the Tagliere ( which is pretty much always on the menu), but as far as other "must-have's", the menu has changed on every occasion I have dined there, so it's a bit hard to tell you. The risotti's are always creamy, delicious and rich with interesting ingredients, or if it's Osso Bucco night, save room. Oh! And the bombolini with sambuca for dessert is worth the extra mile on the treadmill. I think Andrea is a genius and I am SO delighted to having him and his wonderful staff making my nights out so fun and memorable. Great work!

2
★★★★★

It's too bad that the people who wrote the last few reviews haven't had the kind of experience my friends and I have had here. Last night was about the fifth visit for me and I love it more the more I go. The location is perfect; next to a lively and colorful coffeshop and neighborhood bar, which makes it always appear energetic and busy. The huge garage door front windows are open as often as they can be to extend the small space to the patio and surrounding crowd. The hostess has always been very friendly and accomodating, sitting us down right away or having us wait next door for an hour for a table (she calls our cell or comes tracking us down!) When we do get a table, we are treated to a small taste of Prosecco and greated by either Dan, the sommelier (who is AMAZING) or our waiter (lately,the talented Joshua). Yes, the chalkboards are alittle hard to read and make the person sitting under them feeling a bit on display, but I like the idea and the purpose behind it. Plus, the waiters are always very eager and willing to explain how the menu works and about the ingedients and techniques they employ.
I have been lucky enough to dine with enough "foodies" that we always order WAY too much, but always eat everything! I highly recommend starting with the Tagliere ( which is pretty much always on the menu), but as far as other "must-have's", the menu has changed on every occasion I have dined there, so it's a bit hard to tell you. The risotti's are always creamy, delicious and rich with interesting ingredients, or if it's Osso Bucco night, save room. Oh! And the bombolini with sambuca for dessert is worth the extra mile on the treadmill. I think Andrea is a genius and I am SO delighted to having him and his wonderful staff making my nights out so fun and memorable. Great work!

Pros: great service, open kitchen, fantastic wine

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As a frequent traveller I look forward in discovering new restaurants and supporting local businesses in the cities I visit. I am however sad to report that visiting this local restaurant is not worth the effort. The location, decor and concept are a great idea but, it ends there. I tried several items reluctantly recommended to me from the disinterested waiter who almost seemed bothered that I had asked. The sea bass was salty and undercooked. The other recommendations were bland, tasteless and not worth mentioning. When asked b by the not so friendly waiter. "how was everything" I provided by feedback in regards to the items listed above, he simply said nothing, presented my bill and disappeared. I am afraid to predict that disappearing is the destiny of this restaurant if they continue to choose to provide bad food and non engaging service. I will however not give up on my quest to find, and support local restaurants. I will however choose to forget this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a frequent traveller I look forward in discovering new restaurants and supporting local businesses in the cities I visit. I am however sad to report that visiting this local restaurant is not worth the effort. The location, decor and concept are a great idea but, it ends there. I tried several items reluctantly recommended to me from the disinterested waiter who almost seemed bothered that I had asked. The sea bass was salty and undercooked. The other recommendations were bland, tasteless and not worth mentioning. When asked b by the not so friendly waiter. "how was everything" I provided by feedback in regards to the items listed above, he simply said nothing, presented my bill and disappeared. I am afraid to predict that disappearing is the destiny of this restaurant if they continue to choose to provide bad food and non engaging service. I will however not give up on my quest to find, and support local restaurants. I will however choose to forget this one.

Pros: location

Cons: food, service, quality

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What a terrible meal! Went there several months ago and it was horrific, but after the 5280 write up, I thought let's give it another chance. Can they get some menus on a piece of paper. We just can't read the menus on the wall and I know everyone keeps complaining about that. Get a clue!! The server recommended the duck and it was the worst, most tasteless preparation I have ever tried to eat, and so was everything else. The chef claims he is from Italy, go figure. Needless to say, 17th has some really good restaurants, but there is nothing Italian nor worthwhile about this restaurant. Spend your money elsewhere, for you will leave miserable from IL Posto.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a terrible meal! Went there several months ago and it was horrific, but after the 5280 write up, I thought let's give it another chance. Can they get some menus on a piece of paper. We just can't read the menus on the wall and I know everyone keeps complaining about that. Get a clue!! The server recommended the duck and it was the worst, most tasteless preparation I have ever tried to eat, and so was everything else. The chef claims he is from Italy, go figure. Needless to say, 17th has some really good restaurants, but there is nothing Italian nor worthwhile about this restaurant. Spend your money elsewhere, for you will leave miserable from IL Posto.

Cons: Terrible Food!!!!

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