Posto Opens

I'm somewhat irrationally excited that Posto opened over the weekend in the old Viridian space. You see, a lazy Logan resident cannot live on Cork, Bar Pilar and Great Wall Szechuan alone. Well, you can, very deliciously, but I'm excited to add a fourth spot into my regular neighborhood rotation.

Like its older sibling, downtown's Tosca, Posto also serves Italian fare, but both the menu and interior are much more casual.

I had a quick bite at the bar a few nights ago, and though I'm loathe to judge a restaurant in its infancy, the place shows real promise. A dish of creamy polenta topped with tomato sauce and sausage was a standout, and I'll be back soon to try the wood-fired pizza. Also on the menu: charcuterie and cheese, a selection of pastas, and a handful of meat entrees, including boar chops, which are also calling my name.

Posto offers about 24 wines by the glass, poured from an Enomatic wine system behind the bar, plus sparkling choices. The spacious room has been warmed up from the modern Viridian with a coat of cappuccino-colored paint, a long communal table by the bar and a large pizza oven.

1515 14th St. NW