Postino, the All-Day Wine Cafe, Opens in Addison

Chef’s Charcuterie – prosciutto di parma, Spanish chorizo, salami, truffle burrata, chef’s cheese pick, olive, heart of palm, charred artichoke, blistered sweet pepper, rostini, lavash bread

photos by Joey Stewart

Postino WineCafé opened its doors to the Addison community at Prestonwood Place earlier in August in a 4,308-square-foot space at 5280 Belt Line Road. Designed as a laid-back all-day hangout, the wine bar and restaurant with its eye-catching interiors, brings a carefully curated wine program, inviting culinary menu, warm hospitality, and welcoming vibes to North Dallas.

Adored for its daily happy hour and buzzy weekend brunches, Dallasites have a new dining destination perfect for group get-togethers, first dates, overdue catch-ups with friends, and family outings.

“We’re so excited to be joining the foodie-centric Addison community. It’s an honor to be amidst that vibrancy, fun, and energy,” said Postino Co-Founder Lauren Bailey. “We’ve been working hard to get this location ready for its debut, and we are excited to share our brand of fun with our new neighbors in Addison.”  

Skewers – grilled filet & chicken, Sicilian garlic yogurt, olive oil

For its first two weeks of opening, Postino is raising funds for the Dallas-Fort Worth American Heart Association Chapter to aid in its mission to improve heart health and save lives in the Dallas area. Postino will pledge $1 for each bruschetta board sold – their most popular menu item – to the AHA. Another fun way Postino is celebrating joining the community is with a glass of bubbly to each dine-in guest during the first two weeks of opening.

The original Postino was born in a thoughtfully restored, 1940s-era Phoenix post office. Italian for “Postman,” Postino’s namesake restaurant immediately struck a chord with foodies, oenophiles and the surrounding neighborhoods. Ever since Postino has been committed to creating hyper-localized experiences in charming neighborhoods and communities with friendly cultures.

Meatballs and Goat Cheese – House meatballs, pomodoro, goat cheese, chive
Nine Iron Panini – Smoked bacon, roasted chicken, fresh stracciatella, mixed greens, tomato, dijonnaise

Each location is distinctly Postino with its locally sourced vintage finds and showstopping art installations, rollup garage doors and open-air layouts to let the outside in, Mid-century modern furniture, custom walnut wine walls, umbrella-lined patios, cozy fireplaces for cooler months, and vibey playlists that keep the good times rolling. Yet, each Postino is designed to reflect each community’s unique personality.

In Addison, Postino pays homage to the city’s namesake Addison Robertson, one of the city’s first-ever postmasters from 1908 to 1916, by incorporating hand-written letters and vintage typewriters in their large format art installation. Music obsessed, Postino partnered with Addison-based Hand Drawing Records to design custom-made acrylic tables for their community table and high tops.

Postino’s simple, but powerful, mission to make people feel good begins with food inspired by European dishes and ingredients. Attracting a cult-like following for their menu of chef-driven charcuterie boards and a lineup of 12 bruschetta, Postino’s charcuterie program is imported from Italy, which is complemented by a rotating selection of cheese and locally sourced veggie boards featuring unexpected bites like spicy Peruvian corn nuts and Marcona almonds. Bruschetta offerings made on their signature toasty bread, such as the Prosciutto Di Parma, Fig & Mascarpone, and the Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese, are served to guests on rustic wooden boards.

Chicken and Mozzarella Panini – Roasted chicken, fresh mozzarella, arugula, red onion, spicy sun-dried tomato aioli
Shrimp Scampi – butter poached shrimp, artichoke, Calabrian chili, chablis spritz, focaccia

Postino’s Snacky Things, meant to start a meal and easily shareable, feature dishes such as their made-to-order grilled chicken and filet Skewers served with Sicilian garlic yogurt dressing; Shrimp Scampi made with butter-poached jumbo shrimp, artichokes, Calabrian chilis, a splash of a Chablis and served with the most delicious focaccia; and the Crispy Cauliflower dressed with sultana raisins, capers and a Romesco drizzle.

Guests can also enjoy delicious entrée portioned salads and stacked hand-pressed paninis served on either ciabatta or focaccia bread, with the option to mix and match sandwich, salad, and seasonal soup combinations. For dessert, guests can choose between three beloved classics, a Chocolate Bouchon served with vanilla bean ice cream, a Crème Brule and a Salted Caramel Sundae served with vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate-covered corn nuts, pretzel sticks with warm salted caramel drizzled inside the tulip-shaped glass and on top for the perfect bite, every time.

Seasonally curated by Postino’s Advanced Sommelier and Vice President of Beverage, Brent Karlicek, Postino’s award-winning wine and beer program strikes the balance between exceptional and approachable. An ideal way to sip on their selection is through Postino’s unmatched happy hour offered every day from opening until 5 p.m. and spotlighting 40-plus wines for $6 a glass, along with $6 pitchers of 32-ounce local brews.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bruschetta

“We’re passionate about supporting producers all over the world – from pioneers like Folk Machine, Mary Taylor and Scarpetta to traditionalists like Ernst Loosen and Bonny Doon. We love partnering with winemakers who are committed to creating accessible, well-balanced wines that don’t compromise on quality,” says Karlicek. “We want our guests to be equally excited and intrigued by their dining experience with us, which means incorporating great wine that matches the vibration of Postino.”

Beer lovers will have 30 selections from which to choose, including local Texas craft drafts such as Saint Arnold Brewery Company and many others, in addition to a mix of global benchmark brews from historic producers and premium domestic crafts from California, Colorado, Oregon, and New York. 

Postino’s popular weekend brunch is served from open to 3 p.m. with spritzy cocktails like the ‘Lectric Eye, an updated version of an Aperol spritz made with cappelletti, don Blanc, fresh lemon juice and soda water; refreshing buzz-free lemonades and palmers; fun breakfast bites such as Ricotta Fritters; and elevated entrée essentials like the P.R.E.A.M. Bowl served with grilled chicken and steak skewers, eggs, broccolini, avocado, Parmigiano Reggiano, warm heritage grains, romesco, and toasted hemp seed.

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