People have been waiting over a year for Albero Cafe’s second restaurant and the day finally came when Albero Bistro opened to the public on Wednesday, July 28. Located at Greenwich Place, this restaurant has been ready to go for a while. It all came down to when owner, Hassan Ballout, felt ready to introduce his second restaurant to the masses. Well, the day came and we dropped in for lunch to get a first look at the space.
2684 N. Greenwich, Wichita, KS 67226
Sunday – Thursday – 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Inside, the interior was quite spacious. There was room for roughly 80 people inside.
A semi-covered patio faced the north end of the restaurant.
We were given complimentary bread and oil to start. Be careful with this, I ate too much bread and it ended up cutting my appetite in half.
For lunch, we had two items. We went with the pastrami sandwich for lunch which was a 1/2 lb. tender peppered pastrami, sun-dried tomato aioli and provolone cheese on marble rye bread. The sandwich came with a side of pasta salad. I asked for recommendations and wanted a dish not available at Albero Cafe. They had some new pappardelle dishes and the Sicilian lemon pappardelle with Nduja came highly recommended. It was spicy Nduja sausage, lemon, garlic, parsley, Parmesan tossed with pappardelle.
Pappardelle is probably my favorite of the pasta noodles. It was a very zesty and tart dish. The Nduja sausage helped tone it down quite a bit. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had such a lively pasta dish in terms of flavor. It wasn’t really that heavy as the flavor was so zesty.
The pastrami sandwich immediately shot as one of the best sandwiches for me in town. At a half pound of pastrami, a half sandwich was more than enough to fill an appetite. There was a smokiness to it that hit your taste buds immediately. The meat was incredibly tender and the bread was the marbled rye bread held it all together well. It was one of those moments, you took a bite and everything felt like a dream. I’m going to need more of that in the future.
And of course, we couldn’t leave without some tiramisu. We spent a few months trying out tiramisu from 30 different places and found Albero Cafe to be our favorite. Thankfully, they decided to carry it at Albero Bistro to. Our daughter is now a fan of it too.
We left huge fans of Albero Bistro. The northeast part of town is extremely lucky to have a fine restaurant like that on their side of town.
Here’s the menu which does include some new dishes not available at Albero Cafe:
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