Funding Ciro: a dream born in Corbara

Jan 12, 2022 131

BY: Melissa Elsmo

Passionate chef and Oak Park resident, Ciro Parlato, has plans to make his mark on the local culinary scene, but funding challenges are slowing his ability to make his dreams of opening a restaurant a delicious reality.“The banks, they slam the door in my face,” said Parlato. “I have everything ready to go. The space, the design, the business plan and village approval.”

Parlato aims to open a small Italian eatery with a robust carryout business in the heart of the Pleasant District. Nestled between Anfora Wine Merchants and Carnivore, Ciro is set to arrive at 1048 Pleasant St. in the former party room affiliated with Serenitea. He is keenly aware of the vibrant collection of restaurants rooted in the Pleasant District and believes Ciro will be complementary to others in the area and add to the growing connectivity between businesses owners.

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SOURCE: https://www.oakpark.com

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