“People want quality fast food and that’s all I have here.”
Posto Sano Foods is a new restaurant on the north side offering a menu of carefully curated Italian dishes, inspired by quality and creativity goals.
The best part: the high-quality menu options are created with the speed and convenience of a fast-paced restaurant.
The concept of “gourmet takeout” originated in Italy and is new to Tucson. Who better than a restaurateur and owner Daniel Scordat to promote this concept in the desert. Scordato said, “People want quality fast food and that’s all I have here.”
Scordato is no stranger to serving great food to customers – he’s also the owner of the beloved Tucson restaurant, Perennial, located about 500 meters north of Posto Sano. Now the new restaurant has been open since early February and acts as the perfect vessel for people to quickly access quality food.
Here’s how it works:
First, customers order and pay on the touch terminals.
From there, the order is sent electronically to the kitchen where the food is cooked to order and conveniently packaged for takeout.
“Having kiosks creates less room for human error. With orders entered entirely by the customer, we are removing the server middleman and instead only having food couriers to take out orders as they are completed,” Scordato said. . “Some people don’t like it – it fits a niche for a certain crowd – but I want everyone to see beyond plastic wear and biodegradable containers to real food quality. “
Customers can also select different menu selections at the kiosk to filter their search for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options without having to frantically scan through a printed menu to find suitable dishes.
- divine salad – mesclun, red grapes, gorgonzola, spicy pecans and citrus vinaigrette
- Nido salad – mini roasted golden beets, mini arugula, goat cheese, candied walnuts and balsamic-walnut vinaigrette
- Melanzana Pizza – tomato sauce, grilled eggplant, roasted pepper, goat cheese and pesto
- Tuscan coleslaw – black kale, Brussels sprouts and vegan dressing
- Grilled eggplant – topped with mint and a white balsamic basil vinaigrette
- Greco Salad – mesclun sano, white quinoa, cucumber, diced tomatoes, olives from Nice, vegan feta, white balsamic vinaigrette
Gluten Free Highlights:
- Grilled chicken breast – rubbed with rosemary and garlic oil
- Pan-fried Branzino – rubbed with olive oil and gremolata
- Hamachi raw salad – thin slices of premium raw Japanese Hamachi arugula, grated fennel and crispy shallots
The most notable menu items are the Roman style pizzas.
What makes Roman pizza different is how it is cooked. The dough is lighter than standard pizza dough – more like a flatbread – and it’s baked in an electric deck oven on thin cast iron plates. This process gives the dough tender, airy pockets that are crispy on the outside.
This end product is more of a personal sized pie.
“The batter is light, fluffy and crispy. They [Roman pizzas] are the perfect size for one or for groups to order a few and share,” Scordato said.
Roman Pizza Highlights:
- Fresco – fresh mozzarella, marinated tomatoes, fresh garlic, basil and seasoned arugula
- Mushrooms – fontina & mozzarella cheese, maitake mushrooms, truffle aioli and Parmigiano-Reggiano
- Salame – tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fontina calabrese salami (imported from Italy) and roasted fennel
The building once housed Goodness Fresh foods and juices.
“It’s a version of what existed before. We kept much of the original woodwork and marble countertops and added different flooring, lighting and wall tiles,” Scordato said. “A large part of our renovation budget was spent on eliminating the bar. We now use this space to make our salads and desserts.
The 1800 square foot restaurant has 22 seats indoors and 20 seats on the outdoor patio. There’s no full bar, but there are beer and wine options that guests can enjoy in the restaurant or take home unopened.
When you enter Posto Sano, leave any predisposed perception of “fast food” on the doormat and wipe your feet on it.
What you need to know is that across the threshold from Posto Sano – with just a few button presses – you’ll find food forged in the fire of creativity and a determination to get it to the customer quickly. .
Posto Sano Foods, located at 6370 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 160, is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, visit postosano.com.