SINCE 1988

Postino WineCafé Coming to San Diego this Spring


Postino, the all-day restaurant and winecafé 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.

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, within Kilroy Realty’s LEED-certified 2100 Kettner in 2,652 square foot space, including 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 at 3745 Paseo Place, Suite 800. The restaurant, including a spacious outdoor patio, is situated directly across from the center’s “Fire Pit” lounge area, nearby 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.’

Offering an ever-changing selection of boutique wines and craft brews paired with a decked-out menu of bruschetta, panini, salads and a lineup of crave-worthy charcuterie boards and shareables, the Postino Team is dreaming up one-of-a-kind kicked back spaces served up with a sophisticated twist. Postino WineCafé draws its name from the Italian word for postman – an homage to the former 1940’s 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. 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. Plus, what makes Postino special, their simple yet powerful mission to “Make People Feel Good.”

Postino will be located at 2100 Kettner in Little Italy and 3745 Paseo Place, Suite 800 in Del Mar’s One Paseo lifestyle center.  Opening timelines and location-specific details will be soon to follow, but in the meantime, more information can be found at

About Upward Projects

Upward Projects, the restaurant development company behind Postino WineCafé, creates inspired restaurants that are connected to the communities they serve, built on a foundation of historically relevant buildings integral to the neighborhoods they surround. Hallmarks include pairing delicious food with local ingredients, bespoke beverage programs and a warm, friendly culture that brings everyone together. Upward Projects proudly features over 25 markedly unique restaurants across five brands in five states, led by Postino, an Arizona-born restaurant concept with unique locations across Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and California, plus Arizona-specific “indies” Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Windsor and Churn. Upward Projects has built a cult-like following with mid-century adaptive reuse design, trend-setting real estate selection, and decked-out menus of crave-worthy shareables designed to instigate last-bite fights. Upward Projects also promotes in-fill development by focusing on adaptive reuse projects and creating modern “third places” that enhance the neighborhood culture they inhabit.


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