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Il Posto: Experience Culinary Delight At Ladner’s Hidden Gem

March 28, 2024

Nestled in Ladner’s historic village lies a culinary gem that’s not to be missed – Il Posto. Owned and operated by the dynamic duo, Julie and Terry, this casual Italian eatery is a true testament to passion and flavour.

Il Posto owners Julie & Terry
Il Posto owners Julie & Terry. Image courtesy of @knoxandmaephotography

During my recent visit, I was transported to a realm of gastronomic delight from the moment I stepped through the door. The front of the restaurant boasts large windows that bathe the space in natural light, creating a welcoming atmosphere. However, as you venture further into the restaurant, the ambiance shifts to a dimly lit setting, perfect for a romantic dining experience. The modern yet rustic decor at Il Posto effortlessly combines a relaxed and casual atmosphere. With polished floors, hardwood walls, and comfortable furnishings adorned with artwork, the ambiance is both inviting and enchanting.

But the experience doesn’t end there. While Il Posto offers a select few local beers on tap, including the West Coast IPA from Four Winds Brewery and the Honeycomb Pale Ale from Barnside Brewing, the real delight lies in their extensive collection of craft beers available in cans or bottles from various local brewers. Indulge in a refreshing IPA or savor a Pale Ale, each sip a testament to the craftsmanship of Delta’s vibrant brewing scene.

And for wine enthusiasts, Il Posto presents a curated selection predominantly featuring local BC wines alongside Italian favorites. Sip on a crisp Chardonnay from the Okanagan Valley or indulge in a classic Chianti from the heart of Tuscany. With each glass, you’ll embark on a journey through the terroirs of both British Columbia and Italy, enhancing your dining experience with every sip.

But it was the culinary journey that truly stole the show. The daily sandwich, adorned with the best meatballs in the Fraser Valley for an additional charge, roasted chicken, red onion, and walnut pesto, paired with a choice of tomato pesto soup or salad, tantalized my taste buds like never before. Each bite was a revelation, with flavors dancing on my palate in perfect harmony.

As I savored each delectable morsel, I couldn’t help but marvel at the impeccable service. The staff were not only friendly and attentive but also incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, offering recommendations with a smile.

Additionally, Il Posto offers enclosed heated patios that open up in the spring and summer, providing a cozy outdoor dining experience even during cooler months. And for those seeking an enchanting ambiance, the additional “Garden” patio is a must-visit. Filled with blooming flowers and charming decor, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a meal al fresco during the warmer seasons.

I’m already planning my return for brunch on Sunday to indulge in the tantalizing breakfast pizza. Topped with creamy bechamel, caramelized onion, sliced potato, double smoked bacon, smoked mozzarella, Parmesan aioli, and crowned with two perfectly fried eggs, it promises to be a delightful culinary experience not to be missed.

Il Posto isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an experience. Whether you’re seeking a romantic date night or a leisurely brunch with friends, Il Posto delivers on every front. And with options to cater to various dietary needs, including gluten-free alternatives and ethically sourced meats from Two Rivers Specialty Meats, it’s a place where everyone can find something to delight their palate.

So, if you find yourself in Ladner, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Il Posto. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later.


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