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Postino East

Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know about Postino Arcadia (arguably Phoenix's most popular wine bar, circa 2001) and Postino Central (its equally jam-packed little sister, circa 2009). Now there's a third Postino in Gilbert and, like its older sibs, it's going gangbusters. And why not? The crew at Upward Projects have hit on a winning formula: historic spaces made hip but comfy (each with a fantastic outdoor component), approachable wines, and everybody's favorite bruschetta, which could be the bread-y foundation on which this empire was built. Here, you'll find 25 to 30 mostly boutique wines by the glass and over 60 bottles. Don't miss Monday's and Tuesday's Board and a Bottle for $20, but get there plenty early. The offer starts at 8 p.m. and by 8:30 there's a wait, which is almost worthwhile for the people-watching.
Postino's unfussy brunch menu pairs well with a glass of wine.
Lauren Saria
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout
  • Delivery