Il Postino

4.4
234 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Located in a spacious historic building, Il Postino offers a warm fine dining atmosphere for intimate dinners and group get togethers.

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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RA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 :).

how nice.
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.

-Ralph

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Postino is a staple of ours. Always great food, wine and the friendliest service and team.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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AS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was for a birthday so was surprised not even dessert was offered. But it’s ok, will keep coming back. :)

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KQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

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.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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HW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was pretty good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food and good service

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HA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was terrible !! It took us 2 hours to get a main. .

The appetizers took an hour!

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SP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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MD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it !!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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a
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Too much salt in the food. everything was salty. The service was good and the people are friendly.

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CD
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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ML
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was all super tasty. Wine was good as always. Service friendly and timely. Overall very nice evening with the kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

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.

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N
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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B
London
70 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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!

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BG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy the food at Il Postino. Specials are excellent. Owners are very friendly and hospitable.

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cozy restaurant with excellent service. All 3 meals were outstanding with generous servings. Highly recommend for any occasion and will definitely return again.

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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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AC
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food but not very authentic.

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B
London
70 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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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