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Il Posto Bistro and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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137 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1908
+1 585-905-0535
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I saw Il Posto one day as we were driving through Canandaigua, New York. We wrote down the name and a few weeks later, we made reservations to eat there. Much to my surprise...the owner, George, used to own one of our favorite restaurants in Rochester...actually where we got engaged! I didn't know he owned Il Posto.... More 

Thank EllieJavier
Bloomfield, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This bustling small city has several places to get Calamari as an appetizer. Don't go anywhere but Il Posto righ on Main St. in downtown Canandaigua. It was cooked to perfection, served hot and crunchy with a delicous marinara with just a bit of zing. Rools with real butter on the side. The atmosphere is intimate, warm and cozy. I... More 

Thank Nancy B
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My boyfriend and I stumbled across Il Posto during our first night in town (check out Bella Rose bed and breakfast!), and had one of the friendliest dining experiences I've had in a long time. Even though we were more than happy to sit at the bar due to lack of reservation, the owner made sure to seat us at... More 

Thank hayleycsmith
Lakewood, Ohio
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stopped by here in Mid-October on a beautiful fall night. We lucked out and found two seats at the bar. The place was absolutely packed and busy the entire time but our entrees, food and wine were all delivered quickly. It is a small place but despite the amount of people in there, it still felt trendy and cozy.... More 

Thank LittleOldUs
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Nice small place. French and Italian speaking owner. Feel at home. Perfect location. Good wine.

Thank Troisamies
Canandaigua, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place has great decor,a welcoming staff and solid food. It has a very good wine selection as well.

New York City, New York
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203 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness. Great Italian fare. Some added touches and variations from old stand by Italian dishes. Crowded and noisy because small place. But just fantastic food!!

Thank Rstraubh
Rochester, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located on hip historical Canandaigua main street The Il Posti is a very quaint location with a bar and around 10 tables. The hosts are very attentive to all your needs. Our party of three selected different main dishes and everyone was very satisfied with the excellent quality and quantity served. The wine list includes a vary nice selection of... More 

Thank Shoshanapierre
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We loved it! Food was delicious, portions were generous and the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. We started with the beans & greens which I highly recommend, it is a lot of food so definitely share it. We also ordered the bruschetta, the tomatoes were wonderful. For entrée's I had the fish of the day which was Swai which I... More 

Thank Lisa V
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good people, excellent food...feels like the North End in Boston! Been here several times and never disappointed. Ask about the ice cream for dessert...it is amazing.

Thank jsdacey22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1908
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-905-0535

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?