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Postino

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Italian, Californian
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3565 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803 (Lafayette Circle)
The Lafayette Bart station is 2 blocks north of the restaurant.
(925) 299-8700
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice italian with authentic items

This is a very nice, fairly expensive, and authentic italian restaurant. I say authentic because entrees such as bone marrow are not your typical fare. My mother loved it. I had a salad and a small pizza. They were fine but nothing special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
sgenzer
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Norwich, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Dinner for 8 seemed to overwhelm the kitchen and the waiter. Though busy, they had better busboys than waiters. One pasta w/shrimp entree was served without seasoning and sauce. When returned to the kitchen, sauce with seasoning was sprinkled on top of the now cold pasta and served again. Short ribs ($34) were mushy and tasteless, seemed reheated from a... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have a place in my heart for this long time establishment. Met my wife there a couple of years ago and we go back often. Very good food and friendly staff. you can never go wrong here.

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Cottonwood, California
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great location for lunch or special occasion.Went for Mother's day with a group of 5--great service--great value--food was excellent---even had a solo guitarist playing some soft blues---perfect. I will definitely go back for lunch or dinner in the future

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Moraga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to the restaurant a number of times over the years. There are a number of quality restaurants in Lafayette and I can honestly say Postino's tries to raise the bar when it come to customer service. With all their customers you would think many would not get quality service but they seem to care about each and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

May 7 From Mt Diablo Blvd this resto is hard to find. It is a former house hidden behind shrubs and trees. Parking is free and accessible. The interior is very inviting and tasteful. We sat in the main dining room. There are other side rooms for groups and meetings. Nearby is the open kitchen. The chef is doing a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner to celebrate his birthday. We sat outside in their lovely garden, which seemed worlds away from busy Mt. Diablo Blvd. Our meal started with good, crusty bread and a spicy, garlicky butter spread. I had a very fresh, delicious green salad followed by the best Eggplant Parmigiana that I've ever had (and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A lovely old building with thatched roof, open floor plan and cozy nooks welcomed my family. The service was friendly and professional, although a bit slow between sitting and ordering a drink an between the first dish (Caesar salads) and the main course. The Short Ribs were tender and flavorful, the Lamb was tasty but the potato base lacked flavor... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When we are in town we go there at least once a week. We go there as a couple, family, friends, and special occasions. Stewart Beatty is a top chef!

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Norwich, Vermont
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a very nice, fairly expensive, and authentic italian restaurant. I say authentic because entrees such as bone marrow are not your typical fare. My mother loved it. I had a salad and a small pizza. They were fine but nothing special.

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Medford, Oregon
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Everything on the menu of a good restaurant should be good and it wasn't. My rib eye was very good but my wife's pasta was tasteless. A cookie came with the meal and it was dry and also tasteless. The service was okay for a high end restaurant but nothing exceptional. The wine list was well chosen. A sign near... More 

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Additional Information about Postino

Address: 3565 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
Phone Number: (925) 299-8700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3565 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
    (Lafayette Circle)
  • Public Transportation: The Lafayette Bart station is 2 blocks north of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: (925) 299-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?