Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Pasta King Art Ibleto has taken over the former Seasons Sports Bar in Rohnert Park with plans to open a family-style trattoria in late February.
Art’s Place will be a joint venture with his wife, Victoria, and daughter, Annette, and family friends Greg and Wendy Kalemba. The menu will be a mix of traditional Ibleto-favorites like polenta, minestrone, pesto and marinara along with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and specialty entrees.
“We’re featuring Art’s food,” said Wendy Kalemba, adding that the family-operation will also include brother Angelo Ibleto’s focaccia. The vibe will be family-friendly with lunch and dinner served seven days a week. The restaurant will serve beer and wine.
Ibleto, 86, continues to run his Pasta King catering business and sauce empire and will being “making regular appearances” at the restaurant, said Kalemba.
“He just puts us all to shame with how hard he still works,” she added.
Art’s Place, opening soon at 563 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park.