3.8/5 on the Foodie Foursome Index
4.4/5 on the Pizza Scale
Let’s start with the best, the pizza. I have had many… MANY… pizzas, and I am not particularly hard to please when it comes to the toasty, cheesy, treat, however this pizza did stand out as being something special. I thought the value was there on the pizza and would come back just to try their variety of flavours.
Where it was lacking was on the appetizers, the “Tempura Squash Blossoms” was both tiny and confusing (at a cost of $12). The table spent a solid 6-8 minutes waiting for the appetizer to come… only to find that what we thought were table garnishes… was the appetizer. The bison cheeks on the contrary had the taste, and size, to count as an appetizer but came at a price of $28.
If you are going to make the downtown to try this place I would suggest that you stick with the pizza. Pizza appetizer, pizza main, then finish with a pizza desert and you won’t be disappointed. The more we deviated from the pizza the more we found ourselves in a confusing world of varying portion sizes, varying cost, and varying tastes that do not work together to build a very convincing brand.
Pizza. It is a dish loved by many and one that really resonates with my 1/4 of an Italian heritage. Posto had the feeling of a quaint hole in the wall. It takes a bit of searching to find it as you drive up but once you are in there it is pretty nice. The ambiance was modern and it had an open kitchen so you could see the chef’s throwing around the pizza dough like you see in movies, my only wish is that they were also singing “mamma mia pizzeria” while doing it.
The appetizers and desert were both underwhelming. Portions were generally tiny and nothing was memorably good. That is all I will really say as I think Mike, Kelsey and Kade do a good job explaining this.
Now I don’t want to be “that person” but when I was in Italy and ate pizza in Florence, that was my 5/5. Thin crust and minimal toppings. I have to say that the Posto Pizzeria came pretty close to being as good. It did have thin crust that was not overcooked and the toppings added a lot of flavor rather than all just meshing into one taste. We ordered two from their menu and of the two I liked the “Prosciutto, Fiore di Latte, Arugula, Grana Padano with added Truffle Oil” the best. The guys liked the number four meat pizza best (naturally) but both were very good.
Based on the pizza alone I would definitely go back. There were several other pizza options on the menu that were calling my name and I just don’t think I can let them down. If you are looking for good pizza or just really want to see them throw dough in the air, this is a place to keep on your list.
Kade & Kelsey’s Review
There is no better way to spend a Saturday night than eating pizza and sharing many laughs with Jenna and Mike from the Foodie Foursome. Who would have known that you can spend 3.5 hours eating pizza… this is particularly unusual for Kade and I as our dining usually only lasts an hour and consists of little talk and lots of eating.
The intimate restaurant instantly caught our attention when we walked inside. The open kitchen, the chefs kneading the fresh pizza dough in front of the wood fire oven, the coins imbedded into the tile floor, and the creative dishware really stood out to us and displayed some unique character.
Posto has a fairly small menu; however, do not let the size deter you as there seemed to be options available for all ages and all appetites. To create a well-rounded review, the four of us had more than just pizza:
Appetizers: For appetizers, the four of us shared the Tempura Squash Blossoms and the Bison Cheek. The Tempura Squash Blossoms were the biggest disappointment as the tempura was almost non-existent… we felt very misled. The Bison Cheek on the other hand was tender, but well over priced.
Pizza: Posto’s pizzas were the highlight of the dinner for Kade and I. The crust was done to perfection and the toppings were delicious. Kade preferred pizza number Four (Sausage, Salami, Smoked Pancetta, Calabrese), while my favorite was Ten (Prosciutto, Fiore di Latte, Arugula, Grana Padano with added Truffle Oil). For anyone looking for some extra flavor, make sure to indulge in the truffle oil!
It is fair to say that these pizzas were some of the best we have had in a long time.
Dessert: Dessert turned out to be mediocre. It included seven different Italian samples served on unique plates for exceptional presentation. The samples were tasty treats, but very small. Being huge dessert fans, this left us only partially fulfilled and wanting more.
Overall, the service was OK, the atmosphere was unique, and the pizza was immaculate. Both Kade and I would definitely recommend Posto for its pizza.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5