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LivingFood and DrinkAlmonte’s Café Postino awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Almonte’s Café Postino awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Postino Owners Claire and Steve Falsetto
Postino Owners Claire and Steve Falsetto

Authentic Italian establishment recognised as a top performing restaurant as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site

 Café Postino has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’s tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Café Postino and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Co-owner Steve Falsetto, who started Café Postino in 2011 with his wife Claire after moving to Almonte and running several successful restaurants in Ottawa and Miami. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers through their reviews. It’s a remarkable vote of confidence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

Café Postino’s devoted clientele is a blend of locals, tourists and business people that keep coming back for authentic Italian cuisine, distinctive ambience and excellent service. Located in a vintage Post Office in the heart of downtown Almonte, the award-winning restaurant is the realization of owners Steve and Claire Falsetto’s vision of having a restaurant in the community they now call home.

Steve draws upon family recipes from his roots in southern Italy using the most flavourful and freshest of ingredients to create preservative-free homemade dishes. He takes pride in the traditional pastas, sauces and custom desserts that are made at the café. The wine list is carefully chosen to complement the meals, including the daily specials offered at both lunch and dinner. As an interior designer, Claire has transformed the space in the Old Post Office while retaining its original architectural details. With its understated European flair, the café offers a casual and classy setting for celebrating with family and friends, meeting with clients or simply enjoying a relaxing meal.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to




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