CiboDivino Marketplace and Caffe, Daniele andChristina Puleo's Italian market-deli-bar, is finally taking shape at Sylvan Thirty (say CHEE-bo da-VEEN-o). And Daniele is promising it will be open by April 1, just in time to take advantage of spring weather on the spacious patio.
What is CiboDivino exactly? A mini-marketplace that encompasses several food stations, such a place to get wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, pore over cases of prepared Italian foods (entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts), stock up on Italian deli items, stop in for grab-and-go options, or buy Italian essentials such as olive oil, fresh pasta, sauces, cheese and of course wine. There's also an area for cooking demos and classes. Managing partnerRyan Olmos, who's worked at Eatzi's and Urban Rio, oversees the moving parts.
But that's only the food dimension at CiboDivino. Also shaping up: a bar with craft beers (and wine), whose long windows open up on a wrap-around patio for inside-outside imbibing. Ditto the coffee bar, with a window that opens up to the east. Because CiboDivino is primarily a marketplace (oriented to take-away), seating is basically all patio, which includes communal tables. One side faces a grassy knoll where kids can cavort while parents relax.
Puleo's best known in Dallas as the chef-owner of cozy Daniele Osteria in Oak Lawn (where Si Lom is now) and later Brix in Roanoke and Fort Worth. Suffice to say the Italian native knows his way around a kitchen and a pizza oven. Follow the action to opening day on Facebook: CiboDivino Marketplace.
Already at Sylvan Thirty: Cox Farms Market.
Bonus nugget: Teiichi (Tei-An) Sakuri's ramen shop, Ten, will open early in March, says Sakuri. The authentic Japanese ramen shop has 14 seats, so get ready to slurp and run.
Sylvan Thirty, 1818 Sylvan Ave. sylvanthirty.com