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front of the house / PATIOS BY HEIDI LYNN RUSSELL / PHOTOS BY RICK DAUGHERTY Dining Out Patio seating offers some unique perks and challenges A l fresco dining is the centerpiece of the CiboDivino Marketplace in Dallas, and the frenetic pace of Friday and Saturday nights is nothing short of "crazy," says owner Daniele Puleo. But it's also magical, as the outdoor dining system transforms a pocket of Texas into a slice of Italy. Puleo is a Sicilian immigrant who launched his pizzeria and Italian market after a lengthy restaurant career serving the film industry's elite in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. When he opened his current place in Dallas, he designed it 3 4 / P I Z Z AT O D AY. C O M / A P R I L 2 0 1 6 to bring Italian culture to life (The name means "Divine Foods" in Italian). His patio introduces European familial warmth to strangers seated around custom-made wood tables. He also chose the property because of an adjacent grassy area, where families can spread blankets for picnics. Service is counter-style, but runners deliver meals to hungry customers. "The beauty is that people adjust to the dining style," Puleo says. "We have big communal tables. They sit together and create their own space and run the party however they want. We have two dedicated bussers that clean up the tables, but the people are in charge." But be warned -- stellar patio service and an enchanting atmosphere do not automatically happen just because you put a few tables outside. Here are three essentials to quality patio service, courtesy of Puleo; Sally Sciaroni, manager of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria in St. Louis and Mike Friedman, co-owner of Pizza Delicious in New Orleans: http://www.PIZZATODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - April 2016

Pizza Today - April 2016
Expo Spotlight
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
Trending Recipes
Dough Doctor
Worthy Remodels
Patio Seating
Making Your Own Breads
Think outside of your traditional dough recipe
Side Dishes
Online Employee Applications
Pizza Today on the Road: Napizza, San Diego, CA
Pizza Today on the Road: URBN, San Diego, CA
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource

Pizza Today - April 2016