Postino WineCafé Opens Two San Diego Locations in Little Italy and Del Mar

Postino, the all-day restaurant and wine café known for its cult-like following, welcoming hospitality, and inspired spaces—is making its anticipated entry into San Diego with the opening of two locations this Spring, one in the city’s lively Little Italy neighborhood and another in Del Mar’s One Paseo urban village.

Postino has become synonymous with serving as the perfect date night spot, host for your everyday happy hour, and gathering space for friends and family to catch up over great food and drink — all thanks to their simple yet powerful mission to “Make People Feel Good.”

Expanding the Postino WineCafé Experience to San Diego

Centered around Postino’s warm, come-as-you-are culture and eclectic design, Postino Little Italy will land on the corner of Kettner Ave and Ivy Street, across from Chef Brian Malarkey’s Herb & Wood.

It will be within Kilroy Realty’s LEED-certified 2100 Kettner, a 2,652-square-foot space that includes a spacious outdoor patio along the district’s buzzy main thoroughfare.

Postino Del Mar is slated to open within the all-outdoor One Paseo in a 2,426-square-foot space. The restaurant, which includes a spacious outdoor patio, is situated directly across from the center’s “Fire Pit” lounge area, near Parakeet Coffee and North Italia.

Postino is excited to introduce two new neighborhood hangouts that embody their renegade ethos of ‘Drinking Wine At Lunch Is Not a Crime.’

WineCafé

Offering an ever-changing selection of boutique wines and craft brews paired with a decked-out menu of bruschetta, panini, salads, and crave-worthy charcuterie boards and shareables, the Postino Team is dreaming up one-of-a-kind kicked-back spaces served with a sophisticated twist.

Postino WineCafé draws its name from the Italian word for postman—an homage to the former 1940s post office where the first Postino was born over 20 years ago—but each location is unique to the neighborhood and community in which it lives.

Unique Blend of Culture and Community

Accordingly, the move to sunny San Diego started with discovering the perfect vibrant, pedestrian-friendly communities in America’s Finest City.

“Feeling a connection and alignment with a community is what drives us to open our doors and a new location,” said Postino Co-Founder and CEO Lauren Bailey.

“Honestly, it comes down to a feeling in our gut that this is our next home, and the stars aligned with these two perfect locations at just the right time.”

“There is so much to love about San Diego, and we’ve dreamed up these spaces to be an exciting and intimate gathering place for the community.”

Other Postino hallmarks include sophisticated mid-century modern furniture sourced from local vintage shops, off-beat found objects and showstopping art installations, rollup garage doors, custom walnut wine walls, and playlists that keep the good times rolling.

Happy Hour

Happy hour is available daily until 5 p.m. every day of the week, during which all wines-by-the-glass and pitchers of beer are an approachable $6. Every Monday and Tuesday evening after 8 p.m., guests can enjoy Postino’s iconic “Board & Bottle”, during which a bottle of wine and bruschetta board can be enjoyed for just $25.   

Giving Back Locally 

A cornerstone of Postino’s brand is giving back to the communities in which it operates. In San Diego, the restaurant and wine bar has partnered with A Reason To Survive (ARTS), a locally-based non-profit with a mission to uplift youth in the South County region of San Diego to become confident, compassionate, and courageous community builders through the transformative power of creativity.

During the month of May 2024, Postino Del Mar and Little Italy will donate $1 from each bruschetta board purchased to ARTS in support of the organization’s efforts as a center for arts and culture in the borderland region that supports families and community members to build healthy, resilient, and equitable communities.

See you there!

Postino WineCafé is located at 2100 Kettner in Little Italy and is now open, and will also open May 11th at Del Mar’s One Paseo.

More information can be found here.

See you there, San Diego!

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