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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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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
Anniversary Dinner - Outdoor Ambience

We celebrated our recent 40th wedding anniversary at Postino. We were seated at first inside, too near the kitchen and loud fans. The hum/blowing irritated y wife's ears. So, we asked to be re-seated. The staff was very polite and apologetic and quickly whisked us to a table on their outdoor patio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
davegeorge7
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Lafayette, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Lafayette, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We celebrated our recent 40th wedding anniversary at Postino. We were seated at first inside, too near the kitchen and loud fans. The hum/blowing irritated y wife's ears. So, we asked to be re-seated. The staff was very polite and apologetic and quickly whisked us to a table on their outdoor patio. The overhead heaters made the cool night comfortable.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Got here early for a business meal and it soon filled up with everyone in the neighborhood. Been here for years, lots of wood decor and private rooms to hold over 180 covers. Long time employees are good at their jobs providing excellent service. Food was excellent and timely. Not overbearing, our server was knowledgeable and helpful with his suggestions... More 

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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For a birthday dinner, we chose Postino. The decor and atmosphere were charming for a special occasion. I wish there had been more vegetarian options on the menu. There was only one very humdrum entree choice (eggplant parmesan) which was tasty and well served. Service was well above average. My husband slurped up every bit of the dessert.

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Southlake, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have been coming here for years and really think it is one of the best restaurants in town, but I ordered my old standby favorite and instead of the stew like dish, it was a big slab of meat and uncooked shallots in a sauce that clearly hadn't cooked very long. I was very disappointed. I guess I should... More 

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Bethel, Vermont, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a fabulous meal at Postino. The food was great, as was the service. The atmosphere was wonderful, we sat around the table and chatty merrily, while being served beautifully. I had the eggplant and it was super. Delightful dinner

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Lafayette, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have eaten here many times and it s always excellent. The restaurant is lovely and the help well trained.

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Lafayette, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Postino is a great restaurant to have in the suburbs. Upscale without being pretentious. Waiters and staff do not change too much. So consistent service. We have had lots of great meals there are over the years. We have had some favorites that keep it on our list. They once served an eggplant appetizer that was incredible and they have... More 

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West Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Hi, I was taken here for my 45th birthday dinner. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. It was the original site of the town of Lafayette's post office, thus the name Postino. It is made of beautiful stone and brick and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The wait staff was extremely attentive but not overly. The food was delicious... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was really looking forward to dining at this restaurant because of some of the reviews, and a family member recommendation, however the experience was at best disappointing. I have to say that the restaurant is gorgeous, and the ambiance of the garden, and the semi private rooms inside are unique and inviting, so the first segment of your dining... More 

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our kids live in Lafayette, so we had a birthday celebration dinner at Postino over Labor Day weekend. We have eaten here many times before. This visit was one of the best. We were greeted and seated quickly (be sure to make reservations). Our party of six was seated a a nice corner table on the left wing. Server was... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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