1) a creative combination of the Italian words for food [cibo] and Bacchus [Bacco], Ancient Roman god of wine and merriment
2) the name of a mysterious street seller who sells chestnuts in Naples.
3) authentic Italian food at a good price (eg. “that pasta is really cibacco”)
From Naples to Brussels!
It’s impossible for us to think about home in Naples without thinking about good food.
Like every Italian family the centre of our home was the kitchen. It’s where our mother and grandmothers taught us how a delicious variety of dishes could be made from just a small range of the simplest ingredients available.
It’s where we learnt how to feed a family well for very little.
Good food at a good price is something every Italian understands and not just in the kitchen. Our country is home to thousands of street sellers whose very existence depends on providing quality food at an affordable price where and when you want it.
And that means wherever you are in Italy, you can always pick up something delicious on a street corner.
Convenience and taste is just part of Italian life.
So, years later when we arrived in Brussels, you can imagine our shock when we discovered the only street food you could get in Brussels were waffles and frites. Even worse, Italian restaurants were not only expensive but served dishes that tasted nothing like the food we grew up with.
Mamma mia! This was not what we were used to.
So, we decided to re-create the fresh flavours of our childhood and combine them with the mobility of Italian street sellers with a contemporary urban twist.
We use bicycles because they are kinder to the environment and they make it easy for us to bring our traditional homemade flavours to those places in Brussels we believe deserve a good meal. And we’ve got great online word-of-mouth, so you always know when we’ll be on your street corner.
Brussels is a city on the move. We like to be where you like to be.
Luigi and Giuseppe Petito