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Postino

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

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Good, better for dinner than lunch

Pricey upscale food, more than just traditional Italian food- has California cuisine and international inspired dishes. Oldest upscale restaurant in Lafayette, but there are other choices for better food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
johnny_winter
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California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Pricey upscale food, more than just traditional Italian food- has California cuisine and international inspired dishes. Oldest upscale restaurant in Lafayette, but there are other choices for better food.

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a very hot day (upper 90's low 100) when we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out and decided to try Postino's. Big mistake. They do NOT have air-conditioning! They had one floor fan two tables away that did not do the job. The service was good. The food varied depending on the dish. The special,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A totally winner! Have spent many of our special events at Postino. Great food and service. Total class. Highly recommended!

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The ambiance makes this place a winner. Lovely restaurant with a nice bar and outdoor seating area. The food is good, sometimes great. It can be expensive, but a terrific place for an occasion or to meet friends for drinks. They do a nice job on large parties and have an experienced wait staff. One of the prettiest restaurants in... More 

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Broughton Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Locals consistently recommend this restaurant -- for good reason. While service is rather average, the food is excellent, creative and tasty. Value is OK -- not cheap but not overpriced. the pecan pie is especially good!

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Walnut, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

wonderful Italian food at this beautiful historic post office building in downtown Lafayette. free valet parking is offered. enjoy drinks/apps in their cozy courtyard. loud noise bleed-through when I've attended speaker dinner programs due to curtains ineffective as noise barrier.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Quiet and romantic. Very nice restaurant in the heart of Lafayette. Parking was very east ( Saturday night) and we were seated right away. The food was good and the service was good also. Margarita was very powerful. I enjoyed the setting the most. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found all that we ordered was great. The Linguini with clams & sausage was very good & tasty. Also enjoyed the fried calamari & Shrimp as an appetizer. Also enjoyed having a cocktail at the bar while waiting for the rest of our 'party' to arrive.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We hadn't eaten here in some years but our friends had recommended it highly. Pasta plates were good. I'd rate it excellent but one of us found it too rich. Linguine and risotto were excellent. Server went all out and really was attentive. We capped off the dinner with truffle pudding and nectar crisp.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to Postino with friends to celebrate a birthday. The former post office building is quite charming, with several small salon dining rooms. Our waiter was enthusiastic, which bode well. However, the service was rushed, and the food just so-so. With so many better options to choose from in the Bay Area we won't be returning to Postino.

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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, American

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