Article below was kindly posted on June 5, 2016 in The Millstone…
Mill Street makeover starts with new Café Postino patio.
As the community engages in public consultations on the future design of Almonte’s downtown core, Café Postino is leading the way with a delicious makeover at the intersection of Mill and Little Bridge Streets.
Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin was on hand last Saturday morning for an impromptu ribbon cutting ceremony.
Adorned with shrubs and flowers, and designed by Almonte architect Peter Mansfield, a new permanent patio now wraps around the westward side of the restaurant’s historic home at the old post office building, replacing a seasonal structure that previously ran along Mill Street.
“Our new patio provides more spacious seating for 24 and we’re very excited to welcome both tourists and in-town guests to enjoy our new contribution to Almonte’s streetscape,” says Co-owner Claire Falsetto. “With new umbrellas and comfortable seating, it’s a great outdoor meeting place with a wonderful vibe.”
“People can order homemade chicken fingers, lamb burger, broiled jumbo shrimps, pasta of course, pizza, fresh salads, wines, beers, coffees, desserts and daily special items while enjoying a beautiful view of Almonte’s downtown from this patio,” said Chef Steve Falsetto. “Our patio menu is called ‘Giardino’, which is ‘garden’ in Italian, and therefore is more casual than our ‘Dentro’ or ‘inside’ menu. Come and try it out – we would love to serve you!”
Café Postino has enjoyed some great honours of late. Last fall it hosted Governor General of Canada David Johnston and Her Excellency Mrs. David Johnston for dinner. Earlier in 2015 it was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Recent Trip Advisor reviewers praise the restaurant for its “easy-going” and “unmistakably classy” atmosphere, “wonderful service and equally wonderful food” that is described as “fresh and flavourful”.
With the new patio now open, Café Postino’s summer hours been extended to include Tuesdays from noon to 9 pm. Every other day is open during the same times, except Monday when Claire, Steve and their staff are resting.