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Published on May 13, 2024
Postino WineCafé Pours Into San Diego with New Spots in Little Italy and Del MarSource: Google Street View

Postino WineCafé, the brainchild of a burgeoning chain with roots in several states, has uncorked its first two locations in Little Italy and Del Mar, as Eater San Diego reports. The Little Italy spot has settled into the historic Kettner building, while Del Mar's One Paseo now boasts the chic spot, perfect for a California evening out.

Foodies can look forward to a menu that changes with the seasons, although the bruschetta and charcuterie boards remain a constant, beloved feature. According to the same report, patrons can opt for the bacon, arugula, and tomato board or try new offerings such as the warm artichoke spread or mushroom and mascarpone bruschetta. Their charcuterie spans from vegetable trays to the noteworthy 'table cheese.'

The wine selection at Postino is not your run-of-the-mill list — it's carefully curated by master sommelier Brent Karlicek and regularly refreshed with exclusive labels and special collaborations, according to details from Eater San Diego. Additionally, beer buffs aren't left behind, with selections from local breweries like Stone Brewing and Modern Times on tap, plus a succinct list of classic cocktails for those with a stronger thirst.

Referencing its historical locale, the Little Italy establishment honors its former life as British Motors—a celebrated car dealership—through industrial chic decor featuring embroidered mechanic name tags and car parts turned into art. Conversely, the One Paseo site draws inspiration from the Del Mar Turf Club’s 1930s Hollywood Regency era mixed with skater culture, as described on an Instagram post by the company. Both spots owe their unique aesthetics to collaborating with local vintage connoisseurs like GoGo Modern and Mid Century Store.

All of this comes with the added perk of a happy hour lasting until 5 p.m. every day, where wine glasses and pitchers of beer are priced at a more wallet-friendly $6.