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.View Private Dining Details
my girlfriend and i had the pleasure of visiting and dining at this wonderful hidden gem of a restaurant. the service is nothing we have ever experienced before. very attentive and caring. the specials were recited to us twice and even took our jackets and umbrellas to be hung prior to settling.
upon finishing our meal and prior to exiting the premise, we were greeted to a goodnight and to take care (unsure who it was, but there were a group of friendly folks sitting by the bar along with some staff and all said such sentiments at once). they made us feel quite warm :).
a home away from home..
a memorable first experience..
outstanding food quality and recommendations. great atmosphere.
definitely worth our time.
will be back for sure. cant wait to experience dining by the front porch during the warmer days.
Il Postino is a staple of ours. Always great food, wine and the friendliest service and team.
Food and service were very good. Some other guests and the background music were a bit too loud. Prices are on the high side. All dishes served were quite tasty.
Fantastic Experience! Excellent choice for business-casual dining, special occasion or if you're like me, just a pleasant dining experience with great food. :-)
Decided on Il Postino based on it's location on Main Street in Unionville and reviews of other visitors. Our experience was an outstanding one and everyone in our group of 3 enjoyed everything we ordered. As a frequent business traveler to the Greater Toronto Area, I was eager to visit the popular, and nearby Unionville Main Street, while staying in Markham. Il Postino has made my list of repeat-visit restaurants while here.
Made a reservation through Open Table and was quickly greeted upon entering the establishment. Since most of my party had already arrived, I was escorted by the Host to our table. Several in my party already had cocktails and our server immediately arrived to take my drink order and also provided us with the specials for the evening. We ordered the Steamed Mussels in a slightly spicy tomato broth and Caesar Salad. The mussels were cooked perfectly - very moist, plump and flavorful. The tomato broth with the mussels, while referred to as 'spicy' in the server's description, was not spicy at all. The Caesar Salad was crispy romaine as expected with adequate and delicious Caesar dressing topped with Parmesan and homemade croutons. Entrees consisted of a Gemelli pasta special with Beef Tenderloin, Tagliatelle Bolognese, and Rigatone All'Amatriciana. Wow, absolutely spectacular dishes for all of us and 3 clean plates to say the least! The Gemelli Beef Tenderloin special was an amazing blend of a light sauce with pieces of perfectly cooked beef tenderloin intermingled with bit of fresh herbs. The Tagliatelle Bolognese, to put it simply, was so good I could eat this every single night. Simple but an absolutely incredible slow-cooked Bolognese with perfectly cooked Tagliatelle. Rigatone All'Amatriciana was spectacular.
Was for a birthday so was surprised not even dessert was offered. But it’s ok, will keep coming back. :)
Service was excellent! My waitress was attentive and always checked in with us.The restaurant is a little dated but the food was descent. Everything came hot and portions were on point. The only downfall was the dessert. The tiramisu was mostly whipped cream which was disappointing. Plenty of parking and good location in the heart of Markham.
Reception was looking at the ipad when we enter the place and finally found our reservation. Servers are not very attentive, serving appetizer without providing us plates. wine served with cork residue in the wine.
The restaurant and staff we’re amazing. The staff worked together and delivered an incredible evening. The food was outstanding!!!! We had the lamb chops and the tagliatelle and both were phenomenal. The freshness of the ingredients and the presentation were outstanding. This is not my first visit, nor will it be my last, and I recommend it to my friends and everyone.
My husband and I have been going here for 2 years. We always brought our friends and family. Went for Valentine’s Day 2019 and the menu had completely changed. We both ordered similar things to what we use to get and they were significantly worse. Due to the new lack of quality in their food I would not recommend it.
Sat all the minorities in a corner, food was whatever. Everything came with an additional charge, drinks were small, filled with ice, expensive. Food was expensive but mediocre. Restaurant was dead and I’m guessing it’s because they don’t get return customers. In a big world full of many restaurants, I doubt I’ll ever return.
It was pretty good
Every staff from the manager, greeter, waitress and busboy was very helpful and knowledgable about their menu and food. We pretty much tried the main courses and loved the pasta and pizzas. The steak and sea bass was ok. Will try different menu next time.
Nice food and good service
Service was terrible !! It took us 2 hours to get a main. .
The appetizers took an hour!
It is an appealing design of space that creates good ambiance, enhanced by the friendly professional service. Then comes the food and well chosen wine; this is where Il Postino shines for excellence of flavor characteristic of the best Italian cooking.
We visit Il Postino often on business. It is a consistently good time, with excellent food, service and facilities. The restaurant is always accommodating of our special requests, which is a major reason we have chosen Il Postino as a preferred destination whenever we have visitors to entertain.
Loved it !!!
This is my second time dining at Il Postino, I came back because I remembered the first time to be more pleasant. However, I will not be returning for a third. To anyone who has seen ‘Bird Box’, it felt like everyone who worked here was wearing blindfolds. The food here is average at best, but the service is definitely not up to par with the prices they are charging. We had to inquire about the bread basket (after nearly finishing our main course) and not to mention, the bread was cold. We ordered a bruschetta that never came and the waitress/hostess seemed to have forgotten that we even ordered it in the first place. No one came to check up on us as we were dining, we had to fill our bladders and empty our water glasses in an attempt to get the restaurant staffs’ attention. And to top it off, we ordered 4 coffees, one of which was an Americano priced at $3.50 on the menu, but when the bill came it showed up as $4.00. When I asked the hostess/waitress about it, she told me “that was from the old menu”... well you gave me that menu so it seems pretty current to me. Very unhappy with my experience tonight, definitely not recommending it to anyone who wants to leave feeling unsatisfied as I did with my meal.
Too much salt in the food. everything was salty. The service was good and the people are friendly.
Went for NYE was our third time there. Place was busy, the hostess was very kind and welcoming. Had calamari which was amazing, lamb was great as was seafood pasta. Will go back because we can walk there.
The food was all super tasty. Wine was good as always. Service friendly and timely. Overall very nice evening with the kids.
First time to this restaurant. Chose this place because of a special Birthday.
Restaurant is very small, feels crowded by decor and the loud talking customer at next table. Her voice was screeching and loud.
Bruschetta was very pricey. $4 for one piece, I really can’t see or taste what kind of work or how special was the ingredients - totally not worth it. My linguini seafood was delicious, but for $28, I would expect more seafood than what was on the plate.
No, if you are wondering if they gave us a piece of cake to celebrate the Birthday. Nope. We had even ordered a whole bottle of red wine. Service was very good. Think out tips would reflect that.
But ambience - no.
Overall, not worth the price.
Always good food and friendly staff cause me to return time after time. Prices have become a not expensive but the quality is generally there too.
Arrived on time for our reservation for 4. After sitting at the bar for 15 minutes we decided just to eat there. They do is offer us the table but by then we had ordered our dinner so decided just to stay put. Weren’t offered a glass of wine - nothing - for the inconvenience - not very smart!
Always enjoy the food at Il Postino. Specials are excellent. Owners are very friendly and hospitable.
Very cozy restaurant with excellent service. All 3 meals were outstanding with generous servings. Highly recommend for any occasion and will definitely return again.
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.
The meal was perfectly paced and the ambiance was very pleasant!
We enjoyed the food but not very authentic.
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.
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.
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).
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.
As always, great food and wonderful service
We had an excellent night! Wonderful food, our waiter was also wonderful! Thank you! We will be back.
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.
Pasta wasn't homemade, nothing special for flavor or presentation. Wouldn't return, better options available.
We found this restaurant to be cozy, good comfort food, and nice ambience.
We will definitely be returning!
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.
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 .