Oak Cliff development Sylvan Thirty has long been under construction, and soon the Italian market known as Cibo Divino will make its long-awaited debut. Brought to to you by chef/restaurateur Daniele Puleo, Oak Cliff Advocate describes the concept as "something like Eatzi’s" — only with more Italian flair, obviously.
Originally dubbed Bottega Italia, Cibo Divino will offer both prepared foods for takeout — "including Daniele’s homemade pasta, plus chicken, turkey and salmon from the in-house smoker," says Advocate — and made-to-order panini and wood-fired pizzas; they'll even offer pizza delivery to the surrounding area. A bar will provide craft beer on tap and wine by the glass, and there will be a whopping "3,000 bottles of wine for retail sale." Patrons can also expect a coffee and espresso bar, charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh pastas.
Cibo Divino will occupy one of the larger spaces at Sylvan Thirty: an expansive 4,400 square feet, versus the diminutive 750 square feet of upcoming Ten Ramen and 645 square feet of the future Whisk Crepes Cafe. Per an earlier report from the Dallas Morning News, "Because CiboDivino is primarily a marketplace (oriented to take-away), seating is basically all patio, which includes communal tables." To that end, Cibo Divino is eyeing a springtime opening: The DMN says it's slated to open April 1.
Also on the way for Sylvan Thirty: Tei-An owner Teiichi Sakurai's ramen shop, a fast-casual creperie from an actual Frenchman, and Austin-born Tacodeli, plus a juice bar and a coffee shop. Already open is grocer Cox Farms Market, as well as Crossfit and yoga studios.