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Il Postino - North Park / Smoking Goat - North Park


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Il Postino - North Park / Smoking Goat - North Park

Ewilensky | Mar 7, 2010 06:44 AM

Il Postino is open in North Park, in the LA BOHEME condo complex. This is the newest outpost of the Arrivederci family of establishments.

We found it as consistent and tasty as the Hillcrest location with many of our favorites on the menu.

I think Arrivederci i best when ordering off the daily specials and the homemade egg noodles with fresh porcini and cherry tomatoes was wonderful.

Gnocchi with smoked mozzarella and tomato sauce also hit the spot on a cold rainy night.

HUGE place - with a wine bar, bottle shop, antipasti counter on the south side and then a full bar, pizza bar, and the main restaurant on the north side. Has that "industrial chic" look to it - which means hard surfaces and LOUD dining. At 1/3 full the place was incredibly loud- wonder how it will sound when the place is packed.

Service was excellent. Kitchen was able to accommodate some special dietary requests from someone in our party without flinching.

Incredible wine list, very well thought out and incredibly reasonable with some nice priced Super Tuscans as well as yummy Gruner Veltliners.

All in all a welcome addition to the 'hood. Will be on our rotation for sure.

Walking home, passed The Smoking Goat which is now open next to the Blue Foot bar at Upas and 30th.

Cute French bistro, the menu looks tasty. Fries in duck fat. Sweet sweet duck fat. Far too stuffed to try anything but was able to get a website address:

I'm on a diet, so we'll need to try this one next week or so...

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