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8687 North Central Expwy, Dallas, TX | Directions 7522532.868018 -96.775475
Neighborhoods: North Dallas
Best Brunch in Dallas – This the place to eat if you are going to a movie, shopping or just want try something new. I have had both lunch and brunch and this has been the best food and interior of any place I have eaten in DFW for the last two years. The Italian food is fantastic and the service is excellent. Finally I can go to my favorite place to shop see a movie and eat a wonderful meal all in the same place. Way to go Lombardi!!!
Cibus is a Northen Italian delight – It's well-documented that Dallas lags other major cities in terms of its Italian cuisine offerings. We have a few notable places (Arcodoro, Nonna, Mi Piaci, etc.) but still lack enough to properly represent all that Italy has to offer. Cibus gives Dallas a new, unique view of Italian cuisine and does so at a reasonable price and with very good food & service.
Cibus mainly serves dishes consistent with cuisine found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This region is the breadbasket of Italy and is regarded by many dining critics as having the most distinctive and notable cuisine. The menu is generally consistent with this theme. The sauces and pastas used stray from typical spaghetti and marinara and tend to focus on unique pastas with richer sauces. The menu also has a few risottos to choose from and 6 to 9 entrees. The entrees sounded more pedestrian, so I went with the pasta dishes and with burrata as the starter.
The burrata with heirloom tomatoes is the best version of the dish that I've had in Dallas. It's still not in the ranks of what I've had in Italy, but it's close. Their burrata mozzerella had the same texture that I remember in Italy. For my pasta entree, I went with the Fiocchetti of Gorgonzola. Fiocchetti are small, purse-like pastas and for this dish they're filled with fontina cheese. The rich gorgonzola cheese sauce was top-notch ... the gorgonzola was not too overpowering but there's enough to let you know it's there. My wife had Cappelletti ... a larger half-moon shaped pasta filled with veal. Both dishes were very good and unlike anything we'd found at other area Italian restaurants.
One tip, there are actually two restaurants comprising Cibus: a cafeteria-style cafe in the front and a sit-down full service restaurant in the back. Cibus also has an excellent gelato & sorbet selection that is very reminiscent of what you'd find throughout Italy.
Popular local restaurateur, Alberto Lombardi, brings his Italian heritage to NorthPark Center. – In Short
Accented with orange and brown, Italian fixtures and a shiny glass case of 20-odd gelato flavors, Caffé Cibus grants guests a self-serve area to savor coffee, appetizing pastas, sandwiches and conversation while observing NorthPark shoppers. Tucked behind is the main dining room, adorned with Murano glass chandeliers hovering over comfy booths and intimate tables. Counter seating overlooks an open concept kitchen with a striking onyx and glass tiled pizza oven, while the opposing side of the dining area spotlights a Calacatta Oro marble bar. The lush CenterPark is easily admired via the widespread glass windows and the covered garden lounge allows for a full dining experience. Inspired by the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, the menu delights in pasta dishes such as pappardelle with duck ragu and orange zest, Fiochetti of Gorgonzola with Fontina and leek fondue and truffle oil and a variety of pizzas, salads and antipasti.
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