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Il Posto

Map & Directions 2011 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
  • Italian
  • Mon-Thurs: Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11:30pm Fri: Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-12am Sat: 5pm-12am Sun: 5pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine, Full bar
  • Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

For half a dozen years, chef/owner Andrea Frizzi has been watching over Il Posto, his traditional Italian trattoria crammed between other bars and restaurants along East 17th Avenue. But his restaurant stands out. The dining room is alive with bodies, light and noise; the action in the open kitchen is entertaining to watch; and the always-new menu – listed on a single sheet of paper – may be small, but it includes dishes that can be brilliant. (The risotto – made to order – and calamari never disappoint.) Although there have been some changes over the years, what hasn’t changed is the kitchen’s commitment to technique, its exquisite sourcing, and the dominant presence of Frizzi. Though no longer behind the burners, he stands guard in the busy corridor between open kitchen and tables, making sure that Il Posto lives up to its commitment of serving classic Italian cuisine.

Merchant's Description

Il Posto offers a truly cosmopolitan experience in a vibrant, hip space. Glance into the open air kitchen as Milanese chef/owner Andrea Frizzi prepares dishes inspired from Northern Italy and the resident sommelier ensures the perfect compliment for your meal. The ever-changing menu features local organic produce and meats with seafood flown in daily.

Member Reviews

  • tannaruzicka wrote a review for Il Posto
    on 06/23/10

    They now do happy hour. Cheap wine and dishes! yum!

  • RubenP wrote a review for Il Posto
    on 05/23/10


  • westwordbestof wrote a review for Il Posto
    on 05/06/09

    There was something about Il Posto that moved us on our very first meal there. It wasn't the food, and it certainly wasn't the staff. No, it was something about the vibe — some indefinable hum of friction between the kitchen and the floor, the customers and the chalkboard menus hung high on the walls, that just made the place seem alive. And since it opened three years ago, the... More >>

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  • Denver Westword on 01/30/13

    You won't regret the risotto. It's made entirely to order.

  • Eater on 04/16/12

    Italian chef Andrea Frizzi makes some of the best pasta in town. Everything at Il Posto is authentic, thoughtfully prepared and downright delicious. [Eater 38 Member]

  • SPIRE on 01/05/12

    New specials everyday and they just keep getting better! Great atmosphere.

  • Examiner.com on 12/29/10

    Go for the tasting menu, sure it's six courses, but you can do it.

  • Christopher D. on 01/10/13

    Try the Tagliere appetizer! Amazing cheese and meats flown in from Italy

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