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tamerlanenj Sep 14, 2010 04:55 AM

So, I was watching the Phantom Gourmet (yes, I know) and I must say the pizzas looked astoundingly good, especially the margherita. Reminded me a bit of Una PIzza Napoletana in NYC (RIP), the best pizza ever. Hopefully they can hit their price point/market better than the ill fated but spectacular Una Pizza...

  1. Boston_Otter Mar 14, 2011 03:55 PM

    Posto's pizzas are justifiably the centerpiece of the menu, but the restaurant is actually very similar in concept to Coppa -- lots of excellent small dishes you can share, plus pastas, innovative wines, and cocktails. I'm a big fan of the place, though as others have mentioned, it's in a cavernous high-ceilinged space that's extremely echoey and noisy, and their odd tendency to play loud music doesn't help.

    1. yumyum Mar 14, 2011 09:53 AM

      I had a yummy supper from Posto on Friday. I think their pizza is very good, with a nice chewy crust that is charred in places. I also sampled the chicken liver pate, which has a nice port wine flavor and comes with grilled toasts to slather. The arancini were my favorite thing of the night, with a light lemony flavor in the rice and a sprightly non-sweet tomato sauce for dipping. In general I think the pizzas with salumi are better than the others, I especially enjoyed the Calabrese.

      Pictures forthwith (mushroom pie, arancini interior, mountain of pate ... I realize it doesn't look like a ton, but it was a good cup-sized portion of very rich stuff, totally worth the $7 price tag):

       
       
       
      1. greenzebra Sep 14, 2010 10:36 AM

        I'm a big fan of Posto, and not just for the pizzas. In 5-6 trips since they opened, I've really enjoyed the tomato risotto, the arancini, the vegetable conservato, the pesto pasta, and the Siciliano, Tuscano, and mushroom pizzas, among other things. Generally I haven't found really any duds on the menu - I think they've upped there game over the past few months (when they first opened, a couple of the pastas were only so-so, and the pizzas sometimes came out very unevenly cooked, but this hasn't been an issue recently). The prices have gone down a little bit since opening, too (with none of the pizzas greater than $16, down from $18 or so max when they opened). Definitely one of my favorite places in Davis right now, and more than just a pizza place. The wine list keeps expanding, although they are still a bit lacking in mid-range wines by the glass (a lot of $5-8 glasses and $12+ glasses, but not much in the $8-12 range).

        I will say that I think service is still a bit of a weak point, as are the cocktails which don't really live up to the price point. And I agree that the interior can get loud (and depending on the time of day the sun can be shining right in your face through the big windows). But the food more than makes up for those minor, IMO, issues.

        1. Bob Dobalina Sep 14, 2010 05:52 AM

          We have enjoyed the sidewalk service this summer a few times, especially since they got license to serve alcohol.

          We have enjoyed the arancini, arugula salad, and the porchetta and spiced peaches pizza. The calamari salad was served in a mason jar - it was ok, rather vinegary, but complimented well with the arugula salad we ordered that day to share.

          Not a huge fan of the interior - it's a bit loud, and in the summer, the a/c did not seem great - but outside made it worth while.

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            ChocolateMilkshake Sep 14, 2010 05:47 AM

            There are a number of reviews here:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/700287

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