After 20 years in the NW Alphabet District, Bastas Trattoria chef/owner Marco Frattaroli is branching out. The Oregonian reports that Frattaroli will open a new restaurant, dubbed Cibo, in the ever-growing SE Division neighborhood. Per the O's Michael Russell:
"With 80 seats surrounding a wide-open kitchen, Cibo will feature a menu built around pizzas fired in a super-heated, gas-and-wood-fueled Ligurian oven. Expect accessible pastas alongside less common Italian fare, such as cecina, a Tuscan bread made with chickpea flour that happens to be gluten-free, and lampredotto, a Florentine tripe dish finished with green sauce, often served as a sandwich."
Also on-tap for the 2,000-square-foot space: a 30-seat bar and wrap-around windows in the dining room that give guests views of both Division and 35th Place. Projected opening date: April.
· Bastas' Marco Frattaroli Opening New Restaurant [OregonLive]
· All Previous Bastas Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Marco Frattaroli courtesy Facebook