Cibo Divino could open in a 4,400-square-foot space at Sylvan Thirty as soon as next month. The concept, from chef Daniele Puleo and wife, Christina, is something like Eatzi’s.
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3,000 bottles of wine for retail sale
Pizza from an oven built in Naples (and delivery within a 2-mile radius)
12 local craft beers on draft and wine by the glass
Prepared meals, including Daniele’s homemade pasta, plus chicken, turkey and salmon from the in-house smoker
Coffee bar with Lavazza espresso
Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday
The Puleos moved to Kessler Park in 2013, and one night just after they moved, Christina had trouble finding a place to buy a bottle of wine. They’ve been working on their concept ever since.
Cibo Divino also will offer wine tastings and cooking classes, among other events. Daniele Puleo is from Sicily, and he and Christina travel to Italian wine country and Napa Valley at least once a year. They are inspired by “wine culture and community culture,” says Christina, and that’s the vibe they want to bring with Cibo Divino.
“We wanted a place that felt like a community,” she says. “You can pick up some good cheese and a bottle of wine and have a picnic.”