Arizona-Based Postino Wine Café Ready To Uncork First San Diego Location

April 23, 2024

Known for its extensive wine list and bruschetta boards, Arizona-based Postino Wine Café is ready to uncork its first of two San Diego locations. 

Drawing its name from the Italian word for postman, Postino WineCafé first opened in a historic 1940s-era post office in Phoenix, AZ in 2001. Founders Lauren Bailey and Craig DeMarco aimed to offer a hyper-localized, community-driven dining experience and the company now has over 20 locations dotted around Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and the first California branch opened in Irvine in 2022. As part of a nationwide expansion, Postino WineCafé is launching two branches in San Diego County, one on the base floor of new mixed-use building 2100 Kettner in Little Italy and the other within One Paseo in Del Mar.  
The first area outpost of Postino WineCafé will open this week in San Diego's Little Italy. Located on the corner of Kettner Avenue and Ivy Street, the 2,652 square-foot restaurant will serve a menu of shareable snacks, soups, salads, paninis, a dozen different types of bruschetta, charcuterie & bruschetta boards, and a selection of desserts. From the bar, expect a curated wine list, craft beer, and a host of non-alcoholic beverage options. On the weekend, the restaurant will offer a brunch menu with breakfast toasts, bowls, and morning-focused entrees. 
Postino WineCafé will grand open on Saturday, April 27, at 2100 Kettner Boulevard, Suite 1800, in Little Italy with a second restaurant opening later this year at 3275 Del Mar Heights Road within One Paseo in Del Mar. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.