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Il Posticino

61 Dover Street, Canterbury CT1 3HD, England
+44 1227 788022
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pappardelle” (5 reviews)
“fillet steak” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
61 Dover Street, Canterbury CT1 3HD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for lunch. Great food and service. The place is full of Italian customers, so must be great!

Thank El L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a visit with family to celebrate my significant birthday. The restaurant was full and buzzing. Excellent food and wine as usual with friendly staff and service. We have been to this restaurant many times and it is one of our favourites.

Thank MikeSmith2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little aghast here; don’t normally comment on restaurants. I’ve never enjoyed a pasta main course so much. The starter (carpaccio of sea bass) was so delicate and fragrant. I really didn’t want this entire meal to end. Well done to all (the choice of wines...More

1  Thank GandC_S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live near this authentic Italian restaurant and if has become our 'go to' place for special occasions. The desserts are particularly good. Friendly service and excellent value.

Thank TMN10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for dinner out in Canterbury! The food was delicious, good, friendly service and a great atmoshere. We will be returning very soon!

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at this restaurant and it will not be our last. Every bit of this meal was perfect - from the olives to the house white. We were warmly welcomed by a charismatic employee who showed us to our seats and...More

Thank TakePicture
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Mixed feelings about our meals here. Both had the trio of bruschetta- excellent 5/5. Mains- seafood linguine was very tasty. 2/3 nice prawns but one very powdery strange one. Also, an overriding taste of salt. Too salty really. My wife had smoked salmon pasta dish....More

Thank Liam198686
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Forget about Carluccio’s or Zizzi. If you want to try real Italian, and very good one, then go to “Il Posticino”. I can assure you’ll have very good real authentic Italian food, even better than in Italy. We tasted the “tuna cube” and the “carpaccio...More

Thank Carlo N
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous friendly service. Beautiful meal. Tasty and nicely presented. The Tuscan mixed platter was huge probably more for sharing. The t bone was served off the bone which I’ve not seen before and was exceptional flavour and cooked! My seafood linguini was lovely too. Thoroughly...More

Thank susies4
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across Il Posticino when down in Canterbury for a weekend visit. If you're visiting Canterbury don't leave dining at this restaurant to chance. The food was divine, complemented by some superb Italian wine and genuine Italian hospitality; it was one of the highlights...More

Thank GIMitchell54
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Questions & Answers
Charles Patrick B
21 November 2016|
Response from Jerry C |
Yes we are open xmas day aswell as boxing day and new year's eve. How many of you would it be and what time? Looking forward to hear back from you. Thanks
30 May 2015|
Response from ilposticino2015 | Property representative |
Yes it would be very helpful if you could book the table.... Thanks for your enquiry and looking forward to hear from you. Have a nice day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Dover Street, Canterbury CT1 3HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 788022
  • E-mail
Authentic regional Italian restaurant
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