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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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

 
·Dined 4 days ago

The service and food were excellent. All 8 persons had meals that were exemplary in quality. The restaurant even complied with a request for a pasta carbonara meal that was not on their menu---and that was also excellent.

We are going back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

I've always had trouble finding really great Italian food in Markham, until Il Postino - never a disappointment

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went with my father. He had the daily special- veal, I had the pasta and beef medallion. Fabulous food! Highly recommend

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant never achieves anything less than perfection. We truly enjoyed our meal.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our waitress, Naz, was great! Food took a while but was very tasty.

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

I enjoyed sea food plates whit very special beer. Genuine and frendly people

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, patient service and the upstairs in quiet enough for a conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Authentic Italian food with excellent and attentive service combined with top notch food!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

I was visiting TO and took my 93 year old Mom and my sister out for dinner. We were originally seated at a table next to a very loud group. The young man taking care of us noticed it was less than ideal and offered to move us upstairs to a quiet area. It was lovely after that and the service was first class. A wonderful time with my Mom and sister.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service and foods

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great evening celebrating a birthday! Our party size changed from 3 to 6 and we were accommodated so nicely! Two in our party are from Australia and were so impressed that when they're back they plan a return visit. We've already been a number of times and enjoy the food immensely. The service is always fantastic as well. Thank you and see you soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Il Postino delivers day in and day out. Always fantastic service with PERFECT food. Food is all made in house with passion and care. Great Italian food with a lovely personality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

From the tomato soup to mussels and from the lamb rack to peppercorn steak, everything was so delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was extremely LOUD. I left with a headache . The older waitress was very impatient. The pasta was good but not worth paying that price. The pecan pie was a flattened tart with a taste of crushed pecans. Very disappointing indeed.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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

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