We will definitely return!
First time visit last night and we had a wonderful meal. We started with the eggplant and polenta bites for appetizers. I didn’t know what to expect from polenta bites but was intrigued. I’m so glad I ordered them – a great flavor and texture combo with the crunchy exterior giving way to pillowy soft insides. My wife raved about her eggplant. We had the Modena and Penne Gorgonzola for entrees and both were delicious. We were stuffed but had to try the desserts because everything had been so good up to that point and they didn’t disappoint. Tiramisu and the cannoli were outstanding.
The hostess turned out to be the owner and she was so friendly and made us feel truly welcome. She genuinely appreciated our positive feedback we gave her from the table. We owe her an apology- we mistakenly left our leftovers on the table and she was nice enough to chase after us on the street to give them to us. We will definitely return.
Don’t Miss the Polenta Bites!
We stopped here before visiting family in the area and had a really great experience. It was a busy night and the restaurant was full but they were able to seat us outside. Our waitress was attentive and very friendly. The food was fantastic with delicious salads and polenta bites as appetizers. Don’t miss the polenta bites- really delicious and unique with tastes of truffle and honey drizzle.
Entrees were sized well and very freshly. The house made pasta is excellent.
We will stop again when in the area. A great spot with friendly and enjoyable service- like stopping at a friends house who has an amazing chef in their kitchen.
So good! Fresh cooked straight to the table! Both these dishes to die for!!! The owner was amazing/funny and staff were also very attentive. Will definitely be going back.
I’ll keep this review short, this place gets a hard 5 star review because that’s is high as yelp will let me go.
Personable owner 5*
Did I mention food 5*
We had an amazing experience at Il Posto and will 100% be back again, it was a great dining experience. Denise came over and greeted us like we were family coming over for a meal at her house, she was super personable and made you feel comfortable. Tyler the bartender was clearly given his mom’s charismatic gene and will also greet you with the same love and caring attitude that she does. 5stars for sure.
Feel Like Family!
Made our first visit to Il Posto last night. We were made to feel like family from the moment we walked in the door. We had a drink at the bar and then moved to a table. The polenta bites were fantastic! We had a bottle of a local red and a couple of pasta selections. The truffle mushroom carbonara was rich and earthy and amazing. The chicken Gorgonzola was also wonderful. We skipped dessert and opted for an after dinner limoncello to cap off our wonderful birthday dinner. This is a Canandaigua “must do”.
Cute Italian Bistro!
Cute Italian bistro in the heart of Canandaigua. Group of 6 with reservations for 7:30 we were seated right away. Super friendly hostess and waitress. Orders included chicken Milanese , Gnocchi, pesto pasta with shrimp, pasta with chicken and Gorgonzola, polenta bites , & a beet salad – plates were totally clean by the end of the night! Everyone loved their meal. Some of us also had a glass of wine which was a great pairing with our entrees. My group and I were in town for a race the next day so naturally we had to carbo load & hydrate. Our waitress was so good to us , kept bringing the h20 and bread. If I’m ever back in the area (& I hope to be!) I will definitely check back in this delightful spot.
Amazing amazing food. Service was top-notch. Owner walked around greeting everyone and appreciating everyone’s patronage. A very sincere business with that special touch. How refreshing for am owner to do this. Guaranteed us a trip back here. Date night. Family night. Any night. Il Posto is “The Place” to be. 5 Stars
This place was great!
Wow! My fellow Yelpers were not wrong. This place was great! Every cocktail was well-crafted & the food was on point! We loved the appetizers & the entrees we chose & would go back there next time we are in town in a Canandaigua minute! Great Italian- you will not be disappointed! You can tell the food was made with quality & care & love as everything was well done. Nice job team!
Denise runs an amazing restaurant!
Denise runs an amazing restaurant! The atmosphere/ambiance is nothing short of perfect and the staff welcomes you like you are family. The executive chef does a superb job in every simple way making mouth watering creations from the kitchen. Denise even takes the time to visit every table and actually shows personal interest in all her customers. That is customer service right there, he owner coming to chat with every table! If you are in town on business or live locally and want a go to weekly delicious meal, make this place your #1 draft pick!! We will be back very soon!