Il Postino

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346 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
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L
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the portions were quite large. I would recommend Il Postino.

J
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a great dinner

AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

We ordered salmon . It was not thoroughly cooked so we sent it back. After my boyfriend ate it, he was feeling well the whole night. We don’t think we are going back.
M lamb chop and tiramisu were ok.

DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Postino has become one of my favorite restaurants and it's all because the food and the service are phenomenal. My wife and I ordered the burrata as an antipasto which was very flavorful. For our mains we had the tagliatelle ragu and the lamb chops and they were both done to perfection. The pasta was flavorful and cooked with a slight al dente and the lamb chops a beautifully done medium to allow the natural flavor to still come through. Our server, Sue, was incredible as were all the staff and our hats off to the chefs and the entire kitchen staff, everyone was amazing and we'll be back again.

B
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our table upstairs faced the servers room so that when the door was opened (frequently) a bright light shone in my face which was distracting.
The bruschetta was underwhelming.
However the main courses of salmon and chicken were excellent and we would return again for these.
The service was friendly and attentive.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Way too expensive for the food and the environment although service is great but if you are going to spend 150 dollar for a date night with your partner this is not the place I would be going to plenary if choices out there that offers much better food and atmosphere

R
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good quality food, we had an enjoyable dinner.

HK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We waited almost 10 minutes for the hostess to acknowledge and seat us, though we had reservations. Then we waited almost 20 minutes to have our drink and food order taken. Almost 30 minutes later the food arrived, but no drinks. Once they realize their mistake the waitress brought our drinks. We both had the seafood linguine. I found the pasta to be overcooked but the seafood was plentiful and a nice mixture. We then had to wait almost half an hour for the waitress to come and deliver our check. The restaurant was not overly busy. I think it's just a matter of a neglect. This was our first and also our last time at this restaurant.

AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have phenomenal food and specials, great service and friendly staff, and relaxing atmosphere. Unionville is a good place for an after dinner walk.

CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great staff unbelievable owners! Frequent often and are never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had a reservation for 9pm on Saturday. I was running a bit behind so I called the restaurant about 8:55, no answer. 10 minutes later I received a call from the restaurant asking if I as still coming. I was only a couple minutes away then fellow on the phone advised me that the kitchen will be closing in 20 minutes and there will be no drink service as well!!! I thought this was ridiculous since their business hours clearly stated they were open until 11pm. If they are on modified hours they should either correct the listing and if not they should have the decency to call inform customers as soon as they receive a reservation.

My date and I went to Smash Kitchen instead. We had a great meal, great service and an overall enjoyable, unrushed experience. 5 stars to Smash and we will be returning. 0 stars to Il Postiono and I won’t be a future patron.

CH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really like the home feeling of this place. Service is great, food is great.

BM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our waitress was excellent. The seafood platter was expensive for what we got. Didn’t like the scallops

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and great food

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is unexpected good. Service is warm and friendly. Love this place. We will be back for sure.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and delicious food!

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love their octopus special and cacio e pepe!!!

PT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The appetizer (seafood platter) is over price. Other than that overall is good.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant for good food and very nice service from waitresses, we had a very good time there, enjoyed very much!
would definitely recommend this place for every one who come visit this beautiful town.

OT
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service , food quality always steady . Good for special occasion and date. Me and my friend enjoyed very much . We came here for numeric times , never disappointed . Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service! Our favorite place to eat

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience2

The food was very, very good. Somehow expensive. A lot of noise came from the kitchen which was behind the table. The place is not very clean for the price. One plate was not what we asked but in five minutes they fixed it which I appreciated. The waiter placed the teaspoons directly on the table which did not have a tablecloth. Somehow unprofessional. Again, the food was remarkable great but I was not impressed with anything else.

A
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service.

Food is great.

m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a pleasant enough experience but nothing special. Seemed pricey to pay $16.00 for a 5oz glass of wine.

l
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time visiting this lovely Italian restaurant and the service was exceptional. We had an early lunch and had tons of attention but the overall experience was first class. Highly recommend the truffle porcini pasta.
Will definitely return for dinner.

BB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent food and service. There was excessive running up and down the stairs for the groups that were up there. Our table was at the bottom of the stairs. I was concerned that dishes were going to fall onto our guests as they were occasionally stacked very high and some individuals were moving too fast on the stairs. It felt and looked unsafe. I will ensure that I don’t sit at that table in the future. Everything else was wonderful, thank you.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience every time we visit. The people are amazing and genuine.

TM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

One of our guests got stuck in the traffic and arrived very late due to a very bad accident on the highway. The restaurant host came to inform us that we needed to vacate the table two hours from our reservation time as only 2-hour dining time was allowed. I told the host that she should have informed us about the restriction before seating as the traffic conditions was totally out of our control. This had basically ruined our appetite and we are not able to provide proper review on the quality of the dishes.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food great ambiance good service and an all round terrific experience. We will be so glad to return. Great location too … love Unionville!

B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was extremely average. Making it worse, waitress completely forgot about us

TP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was terrific! Our server was very knowledgeable with the wine list. He was very attentive and took care of us throughout the night. Great first experience!

WL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch restaurant. My favorite place in the GTA.

CK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

So I want to lead by saying that it was a CRAZY weekend in unionville so this is most likely not the norm. First I had a reservation and thank goodness with the event going on in the town. I get there and she asks table or bar, I have a ton of stuff with me and say table (so i can have one more chair to rest stuff on as there is no space the bar. She says "bar would be better" so she takes me to the bar even tho there are plenty of two person tables open. Then it takes a while for me to get my menu. I order almost as fast as i can get someones attention (which wasn't easy). The my meal shows up, but not my appy. The bartender follows up with the server and he is told that the kitchen is behind on starters, but then my appy comes out and is BURNT. So they weren't behind, they forgot and tried to make up by cooking it faster and hotter. I then was waiting on utensils as i was not provided any. So my food is going cold as I have no way to eat it. Finally when i as for my bill i get it almost right away but then he forgets i haven't paid and skips skipping over me for another 20 minutes. And the last drink that I ordered didn't actually come till after i paid my bill, given it had been ordered at the same time i asked for my bill but it was about 20+ min process of asking for it, getting it and paying it. Over all i know they were packed with 900 people in town more than normal, the food was good but almost everything that could go wrong did. I would like to say they were really nice when they called me to confirm my reservation and warn me about limited parking/the event going on (which i was a part of). So, I still recommend, just make sure to have a reservation!

F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed dinner while visiting for the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest which meant it was quite busy but that did not diminish the experience. We arrived earlier than our reservation and were seated immediately. Our starter was the burrata special, this is one of our must-haves on any menu and it did not disappoint, rich, creamy and just the right amount of seasoning. For entrees we each had pasta, I had the gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce with mushrooms and almost licked the bowl. My wife had the linguini with prawns and I almost stole it from her. It had the most incredible sauce of olive oil with garlic and tomatoes. Sounds so simple but they managed to perfect it. Our service throughout was on point and we never went without attention from the waiter or the hostess.

V
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Love having a quality Italian restaurant like this one markham. The pasta was perfectly al Dente. The tomatoes on the bruschetta were perfectly ripe. Can’t wait to visit again very very soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food!

WL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have to say I was REALLY impressed by our dining experience at Il Postino. From the hostess to the service, cocktails and food, all were amazing. Thank you for a memorable evening!

D
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

They need to reduce the size of their salads, enough for at least two, a little pricey, need to have a reasonably pRiced house wine but overall a nice place. We had an appetizer two salads and two fish appetizers along with two glasses of wine and it was over $160. However the food was to die for

S
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and service was great. The best Italian food I have had in the GTA! Will definitely come back.

OT
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible. Not sure if they were short staffed but the waitress was terrible. Forgot parts of order was taking food we were still eating off the table and rushing the entire meal. The food itself was very salty this evening. We had the special clams pasta and we didn’t finish it because it was way to salty.