It took Postino Wine Cafe opening a second location in Montrose for me to finally visit.  Trust it was not for lack of trying.  Ever since Postino opened their first location in the Heights, I have been trying in live my best life on their patio!  Well since it has remained popular since opening, I could never snag a table.  So please know that I was SO excited when I received an event to the soft opening of the Montrose location!  I finally got to see the hype about Postino Wine Cafe.  Check out my experience below!

The Setup

Postino Wine Cafe-11

At both locations, the patio is where you should aim to sit especially as Houston’s temperatures drop patio season is upon us! The Montrose location includes a large patio with a beautiful colorful mural painted by an black artist!  In addition to the patio, there is also an outdoor counter for the bar which is pretty cool.  If you must sit inside you will find large booths and even a kind of Moroccan inspired area for larger groups.

Note that parking over in Montrose is not always great.  I got lucky and got a spot right out front, but keep that in mind as you visit.

The Drinks

White Wine at Postino

As the name implies, Postino is for the wine lovers. I am not by any means a wine connoisseur, but they seemed to have a little bit of everything! We each ordered a glass of our favorites and enjoyed an opportunity to taste the wine before fully committing to it.

The Food

Bruschetta Boards

Postino is known for their bruschetta boards so we ordered several.  Bruschetta appetizers usually are bite size and a tease.  Not at Postino!  The bruschetta is a full slice of thick bread cut in fours making it easy to share.  Each board comes with four large pieces of bread.  So do the math, and you end up with 16 bites for $15.  They even offer gluten free bread for a small up charge. The menu includes over ten bruschetta options.  We ordered several, but the ones that stood out to me are the warm artichoke spread, smoked salmon and the salami and pesto.   They include a little of everything so you are bound to find something you like.

Meatballs with Goat Cheese

In addition to the bruschetta boards, we ordered pretzels, the meatballs and the butcher’s block board.  In terms of entrees, the menu is filled with paninis and salads.  We focused on the boards though which are incredibly filling and honestly more fun.  I see Postino’s as more of a happy hour restaurant so we ordered items like tapas, drink wine and had a great time.

Butcher's Board

Butcher’s Board

The Takeaway

I visited Postino with three of my favorite bloggers and we honestly had THE best time! The food was great and so was the wine.  Note that Postino has a daily happy hour till 5pm which features $5 glasses of wine.  On Monday and Tuesday guests can order a board and a bottle of wine for $25 after 8pm.