Best Encore - 2009
It's no wonder that the new Postino Central seems to be doing bang-up business every time we stop by. Just as the original Postino transformed the former Arcadia Post Office into a high-style wine bar, Postino Central breathes new life into the cool mid-century building that used to house Katz's Deli. The setting may be completely different, but the spirit is the same. Likewise, the food is just as good, a familiar, scrumptious menu of panini, salads, and the best bruschetta in town, with craveable toppings like white Tuscan bean with pancetta, and prosciutto with figs and mascarpone. We long suspected that the area around Camelback and Central would be the next hotspot for the Phoenix dining scene, and the instant success of Postino Central is all the confirmation we need.