4 Things to Look Forward to at the New Postino WineCafe in South Tempe

Madison RutherfordSeptember 1, 2020
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With five Valley locations, Upward Projects’ Postino WineCafe is a staple in the Phoenix dining scene. Its sixth location will open in the burgeoning neighborhood of South Tempe on September 16. It will feature the same delicious menu for dine-in, pickup or delivery and a unique display of local art and décor. Here are four things to look out for when the restaurant opens to the public.

Ample space for socially distanced dining
Located in the building that formerly housed Tempe Public Market Café, the expansive space has been completely transformed to reflect Postino’s signature style and atmosphere. Large roll-away window walls create a smooth transition from indoors to outdoors – and a perfect setting for social distancing.

Enhanced to-go experience
Postino has created a seamless takeout and delivery program with contactless mobile payment, designated curbside parking spots and a user-friendly online ordering platform.

One-of-a-kind décor
Eclectic artwork will adorn the walls and an artsy, vintage vibe will be visible throughout the restaurant, from the hostess stand – a 1960s cigarette machine that was featured in Mad Men – to larger-than-life chandeliers. You can’t miss the custom collage of vintage skateboard ads or the photographs depicting ‘80s and ‘90s skate culture that are freckled throughout the eatery. Postino also collaborated with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona and Stinkweeds record store to source rare concert posters that celebrate Tempe’s vibrant music scene.

Dining deals
Stop by for a wide variety of local craft brews and boutique wines available daily or pop in for brunch on the weekends, when Postino serves up $5 mimosas. Take advantage of the daily $5 ‘til 5 deal, when all glasses of wine and pitchers of beer are only $5 until 5 p.m. And the Board & Bottle deal is back! On Monday and Tuesday evenings, you can score a bottle of wine and a board of bruschetta for just $25.

If you go:
Postino South Tempe 
8749 S. Rural Rd., Tempe