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Il Postale

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127 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6152
408-733-9600
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the Same

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
sceneitall57
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Sunnyvale, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love Il Postale. The pluses, include the food, which is plentiful; the location, close to other downtown venues; and the owner, who is always fun and friendly. The challenges of Il Postale are that it is a small restaurant, that gets VERY noisy. Also, if you are there in warmer weather, be prepared to swelter. I have had good... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With a menu to please the most discerning diner, Il Postale serves it's patron within a quaint Italian atmosphere. The service is both friendly and efficient even during the most busy evening. The pasta and shirmp, pork loin, veal shanks are stand-outs. Perfect side dishes complement both the full meals and small plates. With family, friends or for business..ya gotta... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a small space restaurant, so it can feel a bit crowed..however if you visit during nice weather, the little outdoor garden area is the best! The food is good, plentiful and well priced. Decent wine list. I would go back.

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Paris
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A simply very poor dining experience: both service and food quality were dramatically under par. We went there with a few friends, 6 of us total. We got a table immediately which was nice but then the poor experience started. The server was simply not kind and her demeanor was rather arrogant. She took our order but without a smile... More 

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Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Il Postale provides yummy Italian food. Their dishes is rich with sea food or salmon as my photos. Their bread is also good. it's also a good place to meet with friends - enjoy yummy food and chat.

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Burlingame, CA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had duck which was great and another had halibut. Both were great. I split a wedge salad and my portion was big and tasty. I can't say enough about the service. Great. What a great evening.

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Waipahu, Hawaii
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We are from Hawaii but this is the 3rd trip we've taken and have gone to il Postale for some great food! They have a wide variety of food but one item I fell in love with at our last dinner there was the grilled artichoke! Just delicious! Serving sizes are generous and my husband had to take home half... More 

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Sunnyvale
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As every review I have ever given this restaurant, the food is always great. Which is why I will always consider II Postale when deciding where to go for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6152
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-733-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?