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“Disappointed”

Il Postino Pizzeria
Ranked #7 of 52 Restaurants in Howick
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night after having heard good things about the restaurant.

It was far out and difficult to reach due to poor roads and terrible signal. Granted it was a busy night but it took 90minutes to get our food which was cold by the time we got it. The decor leaves much to be desired as do the Friday night patrons. Our waitress also seemed to forget about us multiple times in the night. Had the food been excellent we might have excused the service And the place, but it really wasn't.

If you want really average pizzas for really high prices then maybe this is the place for you.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MitchellG301
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had a good dinner at Il Postino. It was a chilly night and the roaring fire didn’t really touch sides so we ate in jackets and scarves. Friendly and efficient service and pizzas that were this based and good; big range of options and while we were not blown away it was not a bad night out.

A wine list would help so you actually know how much you’re going to have to cough up!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matvl
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went to Il Postino while staying in the Midlands recently. It was half price pizza night so the restaurant was busy. We never booked but were offered a table outside which we took. The waiter was attentive initially and then all but forgot about us. It took over an hour for two pizzas - in the hour, the waiter never once asked us if we needed a drinks refill ( we had to go inside twice and ask one of the other waiters for some more drinks). When the pizzas finally arrived, our waiter basically dumped the pizzas on the table without uttering a single word. The pizzas were indeed delicious and we really enjoyed them. Once we were almost finished, our waiter appeared with an empty pizza box and just placed it on the table again without uttering a word - we had never requested a box either. While we were outside the manager did come stumbling past but never uttered a word either ( it was all rather bizarre) - the manager did appear about 10 minutes later and asked whether we would like to move indoors, which we declined. We had to again though order the desserts from inside from another waiter as ours had once again absconded it appeared. We paid the bill and left rather disappointed. We can't fault the food but the SERVICE needs working on.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank gecko0673
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We live just down the road from Il Postino in Lions River. We eat here at least once a month. Their pizzas are the best, my wife never liked pizzas until she tried a "Mr. Gee". If you like anchovies, this is for you.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank AmberleighGuestFarm
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Had brilliant pizzas all round with decent wine and friendly service. This is a real gem! It was a miserable day outside but the restaurant had 2 fires blazing and was wonderfully warm and the cooking smells were delicious. I could have hung out there for hours.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Otter68uk
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