127 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA | Directions 9408637.376191 -122.030870
Neighborhoods: Heritage District
Great Italian – my husband and I love the food and the people at il postale Joe is wonderful
Good Italian restaurant – Il Postale is an Italian gem of a restaurant in Sunnyvale. Lamb shank, fillet, artichoke appetizer, clam chowder, pasta pomodoro etc and lot more are there in Menu. Great wine collection. Excellent service. Parking facilities are also available. One of my favorite Italian restaurants. I can't wait to go back and eat there again!
Great food; reasonable prices...poor service; very noisy – Service was at best just average. Lively and noisy so if you're looking for a quiet dinner then go elsewhere. Calamari appetizer was average at best. Lots of selection on the wine list. Caesar salad was just so-so,.I expected a lot better at an Italian restaurant. My filet mignon was probably one of the best I've ever had. Cooked exactly the way I asked, medium rare. Tiramisu for dessert was a disappointment....we shared the dessert and only finished half of it (party of 4)....it was very mushy. The service was inconsistent...we were waited on immediately but had to flag her down afterwards for our appetizer order...then to get more water...then to place our entree order...then to order another bottle of wine..then to order our dessert...and the place was not at full capacity.
Would I go there again?...probably not due to the service and noise level...but the food was very good and the price was reasonable, but that's about it!
Stands out, even on a busy night – My boyfriend took me to Il Postale for Valentine's Day, and I was floored. The moment we walked in, the owner greeted us and made sure we were comfortable while we waited for a table. He said it'd take 30 minutes, but it only took 10. Our waiter treated us like good friends, joking around with us and making sure that we were taken care of throughout the meal. Sounds cheesy, but I was blown away, especially because they were so busy. The food was ordered and on our table within 10 minutes, and it was delicious. I had the baked rigatoni with Pinot Noir, and tiramisu for dessert.
I was most impressed by the fact that it was Valentine's Day -- every table was taken -- but they were still personable, precise, and relaxed. They must be incomparable on a slow night!
When we left, several members of the waitstaff said goodbye to us. If you're looking for a warm, familiar restaurant in a romantic setting, there is no choice but Il Postale. I will definitely be going back.
Best italian, Great customer service – One of my favorite Italian restaurants. They have a good variety of food and reasonably priced. Lots of parking in the area. I would much prefer to go there than Piatti.
OK Service, but bad food and attitude – my wife and i went there tonight afer reading the great reviews from here. upon entry the hostess was abot to lead us to a table when the manager screamed NO and sent us back to the door. then after about 5 minutes of standing there we were given a table right next to the door.
food: the bread was cold as ice! i had to ask the waitress to bring me warm bread and she just took it back to the kitchen, toasted it and brought it back to me. we ordered the spaghetti and gnocchi. the spaghetti was average at best and the gnocchi was terrible. i had to send it back to get it "fixed" before i could even eat it. very miserable. their wine list and drinks menu were extensive though and the wine i ordered was very good though quite overpriced.
Great service and consistent food – We've been regulars there for 10 years, and have never had less than excellent service. They have many great dishes: our favorites are the lamb shank, fillet, artichoke appetizer, clam chowder, and pasta pomodoro. Their wine list and martinis are very good.
Although the quality and cooking of their fish is excellent, those dishes tend to get suffocated from heavy sauces, so I would ask for sauce on the side. Also, desserts are not an emphasis there, though we rarely order it.
Overall, we love the place because of the atmosphere, location, great service, and plenty of great, reliable menu choices, and we look forward to the opening of their second restaurant in Campbell late 2006.
best chicken saltimbaca – On a recent trip to CA we had a chance to eat at Il Postale What a great place. Old world feel in a very quaint neighborhood. Great food Great service.
Very good Italian Food! – We went here for a friend's birthday. There was about 10 of us, so we made reservations. The atmosphere is nothing fancy, but the food is fantastic. The table started off with Calamar (which I don't eat) and everyone at the table thought it was really good. It was mixed with shrimp, too. I had the Penne Bolognese which was more than just good. It came with a HUGE meatball which was delicious. Everyone else got various items from the menu and not one person gave their dish thumbs down. Parking is hard to come by on the street, but I'm sure the good folks at Macy's across the way won't mind.
Incredible customer service, awesome food – This is seriously one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Our server, Jason, was awesome. He voluntarily left the restaurant briefly to go to another store so that he could get our daughter some apple juice, which they just didn't happen to have. How often does that happen? We loved the food, they were always right on the spot with water and lemonade refills, and the food came out quickly, hot, and exactly as ordered. We loved this restaurant! Don't miss it!
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