By R.J. DELUKE
Chef Danny Urschel has spent his entire work life in the food business, even before his graduation from the American Culinary Institute in 1996.
“It’s something that I’ve always loved,” he said.
He’s been in the restaurant business since he left the institute. Now he is the proud owner of Mio Posto, an intimate Italian restaurant at 68 Putnam St. in Saratoga Springs. He runs it with his wife, Heidi.
He purchased the restaurant, located near the Saratoga Springs Public Library, in 2014. Before it was Mio Posto, the space was previously known as Lanci’s, and later 8 Tables.
Prior to the purchase, Urschel had been assisting previous Mio Posto owner Danny Petrosino from time to time, especially during the busy horse racing season.
Mio Posto is an intimate space–just eight tables–that has achieved high popularity in the city. Urschel said it has been the top-rated restaurant on internet website Trip Advisor.