Stopped for lunch at Postino on Central today, the official opening day even though I'm told they had a soft opening last Monday. Very nice.
It's just north of Camelback on the west side of Central in the old Katz's Deli. (Should they have called it Delino to keep the theme?)
Cute place! Smaller than Postino, with lounge, booth, bar and table areas inside and a small patio out back. Front floor-to-ceiling windows slide open, and the back is literally an open bar, with stools/patrons outdoors and bartenders indoors.
Menu is the same. I had the Italian picnic salad (too much goat cheese, even for this cheesehead, but otherwise delicious) and the wonderful Autostrada panini with Italian meats and cheese on focaccia, along with a lovely Montepulciano. Service was chipper and efficient.
It's almost a crime that all wine is $5 a glass only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It creates this burning desire to play hooky from work regularly. Good thing I don't work downtown for a major corporation anymore, or I'd surely get myself canned for taking the light rail, spending 2 hours at lunch and coming back tipsy.
Wart: In typical LGO fashion, the tiny parking lot is a nightmare. I got the last spot even though the place was only about half full, if that. Valet is complimentary, but you still have to tip. I'm not terribly familiar with the area. If anyone has advice on where I can park a few blocks away and walk, do tell.