Il Postino

4.3
205 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Located in a spacious historic building, Il Postino offers a warm fine dining atmosphere for intimate dinners and group get togethers.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday: Lunch & Dinner
Saturday: Dinner Only
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Phone number
(905) 940-1555
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Located behind the restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Events at Il Postino are always memorable and special. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Il Postino can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 205 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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3.9
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TP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought some out of town business associates for dinner and as usual the staff, service, food was excellent.

Great gluten free pasta bolognese - loved it. Pizza and calamari perfect.

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was perfectly paced and the ambiance was very pleasant!

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B
Toronto
66 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent, salads, apps, pizza and pasta. We're dropping in almost weekly and enjoy this neighbourhood Italian bistro very much. Friendly, energetic and attentive wait staff make for an enjoyable evening. We also enjoy sitting at the bar when it's just the two of us where you're also able to dine.

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, food was delicious and service great. We ordered the seafood linguini, a salad and the kids a cheese pizza and penne Alfredo, it was exquisite.

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AK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was amazing all around from everyone who interacted with us. We were seated upstairs so it was rather quiet, compared to the downstairs main dining area.

Food was amazing, we ordered the Calamari Fritti (one of the best we've ever had, especially the dipping sauce), Chicken Truffle pizza, daily special Seafood Risotto (generous seafood portions and perfectly cooked) and daily special Steak Sirloin (perfectly cooked and super flavorful au jus and onions that you wouldn't expect).

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L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The service and food are not worth the money. The waitress still pushes dessert to us although I have said no. She also cannot wait us to pay the bill. It ruins the mood. I will not recommend this restaurant. And it is pretty pricey. For next time, the keg is the much better choice and the price is about the same.

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, great food and wonderful service

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an excellent night! Wonderful food, our waiter was also wonderful! Thank you! We will be back.

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Q
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not much food choices especially my friend who is vegetarian. Has informed about my friend bday, but nothing was done. Server only realize the request just when we pay the bill. Not worth any value.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Pasta wasn't homemade, nothing special for flavor or presentation. Wouldn't return, better options available.

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We found this restaurant to be cozy, good comfort food, and nice ambience.
We will definitely be returning!

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been eating at Il Postino’s for years. The Service and food are always outstanding! I attend for business and personal and also book for family events and special occasions.

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LO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had our Anniversary dinner at I’ll Postino Sept 29th. We enjoyed this place. Delicious pastas, friendly and attentive staff & cozy atmosphere. We will be back for sure .

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service & food were very good but prices are too high. Will not be going back.

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Naz & Joseph are gracious hosts who are warm hearted and real people. Their team are exceptional servers and the food is second to none. Don't miss it.

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SM
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Would have given top marks for service but took too long to get the bill and had to ask twice. Food is consistently delicious with generous portions. Parking available behind the restaurant.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was my birthday and first time there. I read the reviews but forgot to ask to be seated upstairs even though we had a reservation. We set in a back small room facing the kitchen with a railing next to us that had storage of chairs and pillows so the Ambiance was not nice. Naz the waitress was very kind. I had the seafood pasta and it was okay that should have had the cream sauce like my husband did because it was much tastier. The bread was nothing special but the salad was quite delicious with goat cheese and candied pecans. I only had one glass of wine because it was $16. I could come home and drink a great vintage from California for about $25. Not a very special meal for my birthday. They didn't even offer a little something for dessert knowing it was a special occasion. $8 for a small bottle of Pellegrino. Overall it was okay but I won't return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always delicious!

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BB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a perfect place to celebrate a special event or simply get together with friends and colleagues. The service is exceptional. The food is amazingly delicious. Our favourite place to eat!
Thankyou!!

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JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal at Il Postino. We sat ourlrside and enjoyed the weather and the busy Unionville Main Street.

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s
Toronto
81 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent!

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GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoying returning to Il Postino for its casual, quiet atmosphere but more importantly for the food ... has never disappointed!

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B
Toronto
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and a very energetic and friendly ambiance. We’ll return often

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Not good!
Took an hour to get the pizza (was ordered as a starter) when that finally came it was good. Took another hour for main course and when it can’t the lamb was cold. Waitress was rude about it and said the lamb is one of their “cooler” dishes! Lamb off the grill is cool? Since when .
She huffed and took it away less then another minute later another one was brought out ... clearly not cooked fresh and likely microwaved. No apology in the least and wasn’t even taken off the bill ( I don’t mind paying for my dinner but where is the customer service ?!?!)
The bill was 300$ I’m sure they could have done the right thing and take the meal off !!

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H
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Il Postino is always amazing. I have been coming here for a decade and have yet to be disappointed with the service and food. It’s a great spot for a consistently delicious meal with family and friends. In my opinion, it’s better than the majority of restaurants downtown. Also the family that owns the restaurant is super nice.

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F
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tasty and well situated restaurant. Really nice food.

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CT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food tasted very good but pasta portion was very small. Pasta is cheap and if you're going to charge $30 for a bowl, make it bigger than a kids meal.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went for our anniversary dinner. We both have food allergies and the manager came over to make sure that we could eat the food that we had chosen. I had lamb chops and my husband had salmon. The food was delicious.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointing. Had booked & hosted decent business dinners in late winter / spring. Was our 20th Anniversary & husbands Bday. This was written in reservation. Turned out to be nothing special at $55+ pp before tip. Food just ok. Pasta choices large part of menu but not made in house & 2 Pasta entrees just ok - must have been very profitable. Garlic bread so over toasted it was like crotons. Husband & daughter had dessert - no candles - special occasion not acknowledged. Lemon sorbet really good. Overall wish we’d gone to our favourite Italian place in downtown Markham. Special occasion letdown.

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HT
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

This restaurant could be a five star through and through but the service we experienced was very slow. I believe the customer service can be improved. Kind courteous but forgetful.

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JC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night hang out with our relative, the food and service are super awesome. We will definitely go back again.

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Had an issue with our server and the pasta dish we ordered.
Pizza was delicious.

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Glases are lipstik dirty... not properly washed. Other water glasses had lemon seeds stuck ... euhh.... gross...

My salmon had no taste ... I cook salmon myself way better... very expensive $14 for a water that they called mojito??? $36 for a seafood "platter" that had 6 items on it 3 of them being 1 inch scalopes and a hunch o grass..

Literally this was my worst dinner in last 10 years!

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PD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great. Our server was very pleasant and charming. The food was good, not great. They brought the wrong meal to me. The other 3 were served correctly while I waited, but briefly. They brought a piece of cake with a candle for my wife’s birthday. Nice touch, but we were charged for it. The mistake in my order should have at least covered the cake, I think. No big deal. We love the place!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly service, good food, easy going atmosphere.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The food was good but the service from the wine "specialist" was terrible . The wine was way too warm, I told her and she told me that the température was ok and never came back. I had to ask for an Ice bucket from another staff member ............

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good Service Good Food. As Always.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot! Lots of options and very reasonably priced, you can tell it’s high quality food. Service staff is really attentive and friendly. My wife and I shared the seafood platter, carpaccio, lamb and sea bass. Pastas looked really good, will try on our next visit

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is busy, so be sure to make a reservations!! Food was delicious and service was amazing. Had a wonderful time. There were four of us and all our dishes were incredibly tasty. Will be back for sure!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in the GTA. Always delivering first class service and food.

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