Sunday, January 13, 2008

Real Eats -- il Postale Italian-American Bistro, Sunnyvale, CA

When in or near downtown Sunnyvale, heart of Silicon Valley, stop in to savor the flavors of award-winning il Postale Italian-American Bistro. They're located on Washington Avenue just east of Mathilda Avenue in what once housed Sunnyvale's original post office.

My wife and I frequent the establishment which has been open for about 10 or so years. Joe Antuzzi, proprietor, keeps a daily "postcard" of specials for soups, entrees, desserts, wine and drinks. Along with the specials, Joe keeps his standby menu with a wide variety of Italian and American fare to indulge your taste buds and with choices to please just about every palate.

While there last night, my wife chose their special -- a cioppino (mixture of different kinds of fish and shellfish in a slightly-spicy tomato sauce) served around a mound of risotto. My wife commented that serving it in this manner allowed her the best of both worlds -- cioppino and risotto!

Off the regular menu, I had a generously-sized salmon filet topped with a few scallops and a dill sauce. It was served with risotto and mixed vegetables. Both were excellently prepared and presented.

So when in Sunnyvale, stop in and check it out for lunch or dinner. Definitely one of our favorites!

il Postale Italian-American Bistro
127 Washington Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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