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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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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    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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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 5 reviews
31 helpful votes 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

When you walk through the door you feel like you are in Tuscany. The food is fantastic and the service is impeccable. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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Lafayette, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We recently had dinner at a table in the bar area of the restaurant. We used to eat very frequently at the restaurant but had taken a hiatus (the menu became ordinary and atmosphere dull). We were so pleasantly surprised by our recent experience. The food was delicious, fresh and interesting. Our waiter was top notch. The atmosphere was busy... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoyed a fine meal served by an excellent waiter in a beautiful setting with a comfortable atmosphere next to a large fireplace.

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When we are in the mood for great food, friendly faces, we head to Postinos and belly up to the bar, which is copper and heated and perfect on a cold night. The chef is constantly changing the menu, but there are a few signature dishes including the short ribs and rabbit pasta that shouldn't be missed. One of my... More 

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Lafayette, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a very nice Sunday night meal at Postino. The short ribs were tender and very flavorful. My wife had the pork tenderloin that was also very good. Service was very good although it took a long time for my dessert to come out.

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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?