127 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA | Directions 9408637.376191 -122.030870
Neighborhoods: Heritage District
You don't want to miss this place – Since opening 7 years ago, il Postale has continuned to improve. My clients visiting Sunnyvale always insist on lunch or dinner there. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is consistant and delicious each and everytime. Food is generous and delicious - consistantly.
Distinctly mediocre – Was dissapointing really, given that it got a 9.1 rating. I had two things from the specials menu, a lobster bisque and a skirt steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The veggies
were overcooked and pretty tasteless, the mushroom sauce on the steak was insipid and pretty bland. The soup was OK, but pretty characterless - was more like tomato with a hit
of lobster than the intense flavour of some others I've had.
Absolutely Failed – Il Postale failed to honor a basic contract between it and the customer: posted hours. I went there recently because they were a recommended late night place to go. I checked their website, and they advertised open until 10pm weekdays. I arrived at 9:20pm. Their door also had hours posted that indicated they were open until 10pm. I entered, and the staff informed me they had closed. No emergency, they just sometimes close early if they want.
There aren't that many things a restaurant can do to motivate me not only to never come back, but to bother to write a negative review, but this is one of them. My advice is to go elsewhere. Il Postale doesn't care about it's customers.
Decent Italian in the suburbs – I don't even like Italian food that much, but this place was pretty good. Shellfish spinach salad was mostly just spinach and shrimp - not very interesting. Seafood risotto was excellent - nice mix of shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, and just the right consistency. Seared Ahi Tuna was ok. Chicken in Filo Dough was tasty, especially with the rich garlic cream sauce (also good for dipping your bread). Ate in the main dining room because it was too cold to eat outside despite the heat lamps. Inside had garish lights and was loud, but I can see how outside can be romantic in warmer weather. Inside would be improved with softer lighting and at least a partial barrier between the kitchen and bar and dining room. Service was excellent and friendly. They don't take reservations unless you have a large party, so you might have to wait.
Always great food, great service – My wfie and I have visited Il postale atleast 3 times in past 6 months and love it! The food is always great, good portion size and even for us veggietarians, has good choice. Service is really great and they have a great wine collection. One suggestion to them - serve warm bread before the entre arrives!
Not just another Americanized Italian Restaurant – This place has a wonderful selection of entrees to choose from-it's got so much more than your average spaghetti and meatballs. If you're looking for a real flavorful dish, try the Chicken Saltimbacco. YUM! I can't wait to go back and eat there again!
My new favorite place to eat – Out of curiosity, we decided to try Il Postale on a Friday night. Amazing food, the best service I've had in a long time combined with the friendly, welcoming atmosphere have made this place my new favorite! Joe (the Owner) is right in the middle of the place, making sure everyone is taken care of. I loved it, my husband loved it, and we will definitely be back. The food is authentic Italian, with an excellent variety of sauces. Try it......you'll be hooked
Great Family Event – We enjoyed my Mothers 50+ birthday din. and had a great time. The staff is fun and prof. The food is great. We didn't expect to have the birthday cake at Il Postal, but the deserts were sooooooooo awsome. My mom loved the wine and gillato.
LOVE THE STAFF!!! – If you want customer service like it used to be, this is the place to go. The servers are always smiling, friendly and very welcoming. From the moment you step into the door, no matter how crowded, no matter how busy everyone is enjoying themselves. Everytime I've been there, the food has been wonderful and the crowd is always bustling but happy. It's truly the place to eat. The desserts are to die for, the drinks are deeeelicious...especially the martinis. Check it out...it gets crowded, so be prepared to wait!
The restaurant hits the mark with its marriage of southern Italian staples and a Northern California aesthetic. – The Scene
The space is characterized by wide-open spaces, white tablecloths and an exhibition kitchen. Il Postale is on Washington Street, just down the block from Sunnyvale's bustling Murphy Avenue, so it draws from the high-spirited young professionals who haunt Murphy at night.
The creamy polenta, ladled with hearty Bolognese sauce and topped with fontina, is certainly nothing to sniff at. Pastas zero in on Northern California's predilections: linguine pomodoro with grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms and house-made sausage. Appetizers are standard--fried calamari, garlic bread--but most dishes hit their mark. For dessert, don't miss the great tiramisu.
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