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100 So. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6152
408-733-9600
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best italian restaurant in Sunnyvale

We've been eating at Il Postale for many years. The food is always good, the atmosphere is nice, and the staff is friendly. Our recent dinner was no exception. The restaurant is in downtown Sunnyvale and has been in it's current location for 19 years. We've eaten here with our kids, with my parents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
SeeTheW0rld62
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Sunnyvale, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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San Jose, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite places, but lately they have gotten lazy. I was there recently for a business dinner. With a nearly empty dining room, the servers were inattentive and the food was not that great.It has really gone downhill, compared to before ago. Very disappointing.

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Sunnyvale, California
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've been eating at Il Postale for many years. The food is always good, the atmosphere is nice, and the staff is friendly. Our recent dinner was no exception. The restaurant is in downtown Sunnyvale and has been in it's current location for 19 years. We've eaten here with our kids, with my parents and siblings, and just the 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First of all, the location isn't looking that good as the food is! As far as I've heard the want to move, would be great! You'll find a variety of Italian specialities made and served with love. Try the arancini or the tortellini, you'll enjoy!

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I like the brick interior, good Italian food, and overall experience. Very good choice particularly for an intimate dinner for two.

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Sunnyvale, California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The lunch waitress pretends to be friendly, but she is not tuned into customer satisfaction. Examples: 1) Even though the restaurant has a prominent advertisement out front offering a $10 lunch deal, the waitress brought us the menus for higher priced food; we had to ask for the $10 menu, but she did not apologize (it felt intentional). 2) One... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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286 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place for dinner. I had a gift card from here and decided to use it. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The food was very good, we had brought out own bottle of wine, their corkage fee was reasonable. Our server was fantastic and the atmosphere was lovely. We really enjoyed ourselves and appreciated our server didn't... More 

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Sunnyvale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been coming here for years. Baked Ziti and a meatball is my favorite. Super savory and delicious. My husband orders something different every time and is always please.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The main restaurant was very noisy, so made the decision to eat outside in the small garden area at the back - good choice. Service was on the slow side, with two good viewpoints to one not good for the meal. OK, but could be better.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We hadn't dined here for a year or so and find it dramatically changed. Perhaps they have changed owners or management because the food was mediocre and the service some of the worst we have experienced in a long time. We arrived for lunch and they wanted to seat us next to the cash register. There were several tables open... More 

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Silicon Valley, California
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106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Beef Braciola looked great on the menu, but what emerged was pathetic -- poor quality beef, tasteless limp spinach, no sign of the wonderful cheeses described, and a weak marinara sauce no better than Ragu. They are trying to pawn off a 'low value' offering for way more than the dish is worth. So you've been warned! Skip the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 So. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6152
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-733-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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