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“Great service, interesting daily menu, small dishes not executed well” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Posto

Il Posto
2011 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (City Park)
(303) 394-0100
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Ranked #317 of 2,558 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Park
Cross street: RACE AND VINE
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great service, interesting daily menu, small dishes not executed well”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The host (possibly the owner) was very friendly, gracious, and inviting. Service was very good with a good knowledge of the wine list. Mozzarella tomato salad was chunky and clunky, not many heirloom tomatoes, hardly any fresh basil and not much of a dressing. Tagliatelle tuna pasta plate was good, small portion with very little tuna , and missing the fried capers that were listed on the menu description. Prawn risotto was bland, not seasoned but saffron was present, the shrimp were served whole with the head, legs, antennae, and dirty poop veins intact. Had to use fingers to clean the shrimp, and a knife to clean the poop veins, all of which should have been done in the kitchen. No salt & pepper on the tables like many fine restaurants. Asked for salt, better under-seasoned than over, I guess. We were giving IL Posto a second chance based on recent good reviews, don't know if there will be a third.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food in casual ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Terrific quality food and friendly staff in a casual ambience. Just had. A great risotto and equally good lamb dish. Lamb plated with pressed watermelon and roasted figs. Good Italian wine list- we had a terrific super Tuscan from montalcino by Luce. Almost went for a fish dish- bronzino with soft shell crab- but the wine made me switch to the lamb.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Delicious food, wonderful wine list, and a great cadre of servers. Ask for their help in choosing food and wine, and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pricey but delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent fare in a chic but comfortable environment. Go here to splurge on great food and wine.

Visited July 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The food was wonderful - not your standard Italian fare. Try their stuffed calamari as an appetizer, which was as good as my mother used to make and much healthier than the typical fried variety. My wife had pheasant, which was very well prepared. It's a little on the pricey side, but it was worth the high quality of the food. The service was also very good.

Visited June 2012
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