Del Posto is the ultimate expression of what an Italian restaurant should be. Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich represent a convergence of different styles and experiences. The restaurant concept generated at Del Posto can best be described as trans-generational: an expression of the evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country. Del Posto creates the highest quality dining experience in what is one of the greatest indoor spaces in New York City. Without projecting stilted formality, Del Posto creates an ambiance filled with the warmth, buoyancy and lightheartedness of the Italian spirit. Del Posto was awarded two stars by the 2007 New York Michelin Restaurant Guide and Frank Bruni of the New York Times awarded it three stars.