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Postino

3565 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
(925) 299-8700
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Ranked #3 of 58 restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lafayette Circle
Transit: The Lafayette Bart station is 2 blocks north of the restaurant.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Postino is a favorite restaurant in the East Bay and they continue to surprise and delight. While we waited for our fireside table to be ready, we enjoyed a glass of chardonnay by the fire pit, a very lovely way to begin the evening. I love white table cloth dining for those special dates and Postino delivers on class and... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Although a nice setting and good service, the food was medicore and over priced for the value. It was also terribly noisy, so much so that we couldn't hear one another across the table after the restaurant had filled up on a Sat night. Not a good value proposition.

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Alamo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have eaten here many, many times over several years. I think it gets better with time, like a fine wine. The outdoor patio with fire pit is inviting and a fun place to "hang out." This is one of those places that I take out-of-town guests because I can be assured that the food will be delicious and the... More

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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of my local favorites. We have alway enjoyed our experience while dining at Postino. Great food and great service.

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Orinda
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, great lighting with a copper bar that is fun if you can get a seat. A seasonal menu, which is always good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. There are several private rooms for partys.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Good food, good atmosphere, noise level appropriate for a business meeting and a good wine list. It is worth a try.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was a nice find in downtown Lafayette. You feel like you're walking into an Italian garden building that has been there for 100 years. There are multiple little alcoves with brick and old wood. The restaurant feels cozy, romantic, and intimate. The menu changes regularly and on the night we went featured two vegetarian selections, lamb, rabbit, and beef.... More

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Berkeley, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We live in the area so we eat here 4-6 times per year. Four of us were last here in early February on a Saturday night with an early (5:45 pm) reservation. The wives had two starters each for their meals (apple salads and the soup special, cream of mushroom, very rich and excellent). I had the carpaccio and the... More

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Fairfield, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here on a Friday afternoon and found the food to be very good. The two main courses we had were nicely presented and very tasty. As this restaurant came with excellent reviews, we were surprised at the service. It seemed as though they were greatly under staffed that afternoon. Everyone working there was hopping to keep up,... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

In December i visited Postino twice. In the beginning of December friends and I had dinner there to celebrate a birthday. Our friends though the food was delicious. However, my husband and I thought the trout and the eggplant dishes we to too greasy. A friend invited me there for lunch right before the holidays. We had a generous glass... More

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