About Il Postino

Located in a spacious historic building, Il Postino offers a warm fine dining atmosphere for intimate dinners and group get togethers.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday: Lunch & Dinner
Saturday: Dinner Only

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 940-1555

Website:
http://ilpostinorestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Il Postino Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Casual (12)
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Outdoor Eating (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romance (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post-theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Il Postino is anexcellent Italian restaurant in beautiful downtown Unionville. The staff is very friendly, professional and efficient. The food is superb.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 3, 2017

This spot was recommended by a local and was worth the 45 minute drive.
We all had something different and all 5 of us were very happy with the delicious flavours and quality of our choices for dinner. Wine list was also excellent.
Staff was very friendly and efficient!
We will be going again and have already recommended to others.
Compliments to the chef 💖

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Found this place last minute, wasn't too bad but nothing exceptional. They say the pasta is hand made daily, didn't really taste like it to me but it was still pretty good.
Nice spot to sit outside in the summer...
Service SUCKED... Very slow, server had the personality of a crack egg... Asked for everything, nothing offered...
I wouldn't go back, there's much better Italian to spend money on....
Overall not bad, but nothing to write home about..

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Fantastic place! Melanie and Dominic provide superior customer service and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Seafood platter was very fresh & cooked perfectly!
Confit chicken & risotto was delicious.
Good wine list.
Friendly & attentive staff.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

We weren't happy with the service or the food
I wouldn't go back

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Sea Bass was the best I have ever had. Pasta was excellent too. Servers were friendly and attentive. Great spot

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. Nice location to enjoy the surrounding ambience in the area, especially in the summertime where there is live musicians on the street.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was amazing ! The food and service was wonderful. Definitely coming back 👌

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We have eaten a few times at Il Postino plus our daughter held the baby's baptism luncheon there. Never disappointed on the food qualityl

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Tasty food and very friendly service - a very welcoming place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was great! Also, there was a nice selection of wines.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is by far one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in the markham area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very good pasta and pizza. Service left us a Jr dry on drinks a couple times. Sat on the patio which is right off the beautiful Main Street in Unionville.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

The calamari we ordered was burned and tasted bitter. The price was ok, pastas are great! Nice service and good experience sitting outside. Overall 4 stars out of five. Recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Never disappointed! We always love the family feel, outdoor dining. Food is excellent as always, I was just commenting to my wife how even the appetizers are generous portions that is seldom seen in other places, yet just right amount to whet the appetite for the mains. Wishing them many more years of great service.

Food2
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 31, 2017

food off the grill tasted burnt and bitter (i.e. calamari, rack of lamb)
would prefer rack of lamb to be cooked as a rack, rather than individually on each slice

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on July 31, 2017

Fantastic as always. Delicious food and lovely staff who make you feel like family.

Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our dinner was a disappointment. Firstly, we had to make a 6:00 pm reservation, as later (6:30-8:00 pm) spots were unavailable. Yet, we sat alone in the dining room for at least the first full hour of our meal and the restaurant never did fill. Our waitress, while competent overall, began pushing the bruschetta appetizer just as soon as we were seated and before we could even begin to think of our dinner selections. Regarding the food, two of us had the sea bass special and it was a big disappointment. Although it was grilled, it sat bathed in a pool of oil (from the sides perhaps?), which just made it greasy and unappetizing. The wine list is "ok" at best; it could use a handful more red selections in the $50-75/bottle range. My wife and I will not return to this restaurant.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food is always consistent and the service is great. Had a wonderful dinner.... it was so good, we came back the next day for lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great place and delicious food. Ambience is just right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My worst experience in Il Postino.
I made reservation for 1pm, got table in scorching sun, no cover of umbrella. Table was not reserved at all.
There is not lunch menu, its same as evening except that I was told that "specials" were sold out! (1pm) Usually its one fish and one pasta dish. I wonder what they sell in the evening.
I got bill with out asking for it and since we would like to talk little bit more, it was very unpleasant . At that point I ask for water (it was 30C) I got only half the glass full , maybe that was the signal for us to go.
For years this was my husband and mine favorite place in Unionville were we live for 30 years.
This time I invited my friend and felt shame.
This $130.-lunch left biter taste on my pallet and I do not think I will be back.
There is plenty of nice places around here, where they appreciate loyal gests.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I went there for a few times, the food are so good and consistence . Highly recommended

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great patio. Nice server. Food very fresh and tasty, small portions, pricy.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very nice Italian restaurant in the heart of Unionville. Very friendly staff with a nice atmosphere in the restaurant and patio.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Il posting was great. Food was excellent and service was very personal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We had an excellent meal, drank from a fine wine list and were treated to very friendly service in historic old Unionville.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Absolutely stunning dish and environment in a beautiful village. Cannot wait to visit again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderfully warm staff, superb wine list and upscale, fresh Italian. Try to sit outside if weather permits and enjoy the oasis of Unionville to get away from nearby office parks and strip malls of Markham.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The food was pretty good. The rack of lamb was tasty but I found it a bit cold. The tagliatelle was good. I was not happy that we were seated and there was zero service for like at least 20 mins or so. We felt like we were invisible. They were busy, but still. Acknowledge our presence and say we'll be right with you or give us some water to start with. I could tell the servers were busy with nearby tables but many servers passed by us as if we didn't exist for the first 20 mins after we sat down.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Restaurant staff is amazing. Food is incredible. Would highly recommend for date night, or any other occasion.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My favourite restaurant, experienced many restaurants around the world. Il Postino rates gas my number 1 restaurant. 5 stars on food, service, wine. Best penne alla vodka, seafood perfection. Bruschetta the best. Amazing calamari

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Excellent food and impeccable service from start to finish!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food and service was amazing, however, it was very distracting with kids running around the dining area.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Calamari was excellent, enjoyed it with the house Pinot Grigio which was great value. Penne A La Vodka was also good but the Seafood Linguine looked absolutely excellent! Don't you hate it when the other persons food looks better than what you ordered 😍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice Italian restaurant in Unionville
Good food
Great Service
A little noisy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We love the seafood platter, excellent starter to share. We enjoy everything :)

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Great food as always but on this night it was very busy and quite noisy. Despite this I highly recommend them for excellent Italian Food and good service!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day!

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Friendly place. Relaxing. Food is unique and delicious. It's not cheap but worth the experience, especially for a special occasion. Make sure you take the time and listen to the specials. Usually, those at the unique dishes that you wouldn't get elsewhere. I tried one of the special: veal Marsala. It had an unique twist: wrapping the veal in prosciutto with cheese. It was crisp, savoury, and cheesy all at the same time. It was quite nice.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic

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